Originally Posted by TheronB
Take pics with a high end dSLR and look at them blown up, you'll see a clear difference.
Like the OP, your information appears outdated. JVC has made a lot of progress in the past 10 years on their projectors. I was right there with you two until I actually bought
an RS4910 about a year ago from AVS, so I could see one for myself
. They had a deal on some, and I sort of figured I'd just sell it off, but it ended up changing my mind about the state of projectors. The JVC's live up to the hype regarding contrast, and I found out for my self why Kris Deering, Craig Peer, Seegs, Zombie and all the others have "dropped" DLPs and moved over to JVC for the ultimate in picture quality (at least in the <$10k). I've still got my Planar 8150 hanging right in front of my RS4910, so I can compare them any time I want. I've only still got the Planar because my one problem with the JVC is lag, and I just can't game on it, which is unfortunate because games look beautiful on it.
Obviously the images aren't identical, but there aren't any issues with optical/pixel sharpness on the JVC vs the Planar, no are there any motion issues that I have noticed, and frankly I don't intend to go looking for them. Kind of like I don't intend to go looking for RBE on the Planar.
I've still got a soft spot for DLP, but until we get stacked DMDs, they just can't compete in overall image quality due to the comparatively poor contrast.
I'm actually debating if I'm going to grab an RS500 sometime this fall. I'll need to see how some home projects line up and get my RS4910 sold first though.