Originally Posted by john2910
Leave here your impressions and questions about this projector.
There was no official owners thread so i started one.
I just sold my sony hw55es and bought the JVC rs400.
I realy like the 2d and 3d from this new JVC..
Long time forum reader, finally decided to pull the trigger and join officially this wonderful community where I already learnt so much over the years.
I´m setting up a dedicated small cinema room, and while we still have some work to do on the room it´s time to decide on the most important thing, the PJ.
I had the chance to try the Epson 5030UB /TW9200, and loved what I saw, specially 3D (I was shocked that it was so bright, detailed, and that were no signs of ghosting, I remember I told my gf “this is the way 3D is supposed to be”), in that very same demo session I could watch the same content on a JVC RS49/X500, and still enjoyed more the image from the Epson.
Lately i´ve been presented the opportunity to buy the new JVC RS400/X5000, there is not a lot of information out there on this one and I don´t have the chance to try it myself, but i´ve been told is a very nice upgrade over the RS49/X500, especially in 3D content (and it will supposedly be way better than the 5030ub on that regard, not only in 2D).
So now i´m kind of confused, i´m very tempted on going for the JVC,I did my research back in the day on the Epson and i´m well aware on its characteristics, but there are few things I need to clarify on the JCV.
First of all I checked the official JVC.com distance calculator, I need a 16:9 -100” screen and the maximum distance pj-screen I can get is 3.15m (I have to use metric system, folks, i´m based in Europe) the JVC distance calculator is telling me I need 3.12m minimum (while the JVC Europe site tells me I need 3.01m with a +-5% variation, which is kind of more of the same distance), so to me that looks too tight, I will have to use the zoom as its maximum capability, can u guys confirm these numbers on real life are right? Will zooming so much affect the quality of the image or the duration of the lens?
More on the pj location is that I won´t be able to place it right in front of the screen center, I could only do that by mount it on the ceiling, however the distance pj-screen would be around 3m, and that apparently it won´t get me a 100” screen.So I will have to place it on a wonderful hifi table, i will need to use the lens shift function, and i´m not sure the 34% horizontal lens shift JVC provides would be good enough, in my case the projector lens would be 85-90 cm from the center of the screen (screen center is 135cm from the wall, projector lens would be 45cm from the wall) .The Epson has a 47% horizontal shift which I think it won´t be good enough either but since it´s a smaller pj it would make the ceiling installation a kid´s game.
So location is kind of a headache for me.
Secondly, what about the 3D quality?, for me this is a deal breaker, I will be watching lots of 3d movies, so I need not only top quality but also a relaxed experience (I remember the 5030ub 3D watching experience being perfect since it was like looking like a 2D image, the active glasses felt like normal glasses and the image brightness was phenomenal, however on the JC RS49 there was clearly some brightness missing, it was a nice experience, there is no bad on this product level, but the Epson was way better to my eyes).
And finally i´m worried about the input lag for games, I don´t play online, I only play offline driving games, I have a nice Playseat+Logitech Wheel and I like enjoying some races, I also play some offline sports games , not more than that, we used to play on a 2011 Led TV, with an input lag of 46s, we never felt any kind of disturbing sensation with that lag, but I read the JVC has a 120ms input lag, which is quite more than we are used to? Would that be problematic? Would it affect our gaming experience?
That is all so far, I will surely have few more doubts, ultimately I think I can manage with the PJ location, but not sure about 3D and gaming performance an, so hopefully some lucky owners will help me on that regard.