Originally Posted by jlanzy
Since you have gone from the 600ES to the RS600, have you noticed a significant improvement in contrast/black level/shadow detail or just a marginal to a bit better improvement in low APL scenes? Also, does the RS higher brightness make much difference in 2D viewing?
I want to go 4K from my VW95, 120x51 scope 1.1 screen, and am on the fence to wait a year for the RS600 successor ( true 4K, I can't imagine another rehash of eshift on 2017 reference pj) with its better blacks/brightness or jump in now to 675ES and not punish myself conceding less blacks/contrast for not waiting.
The RS600 has better blacks and brightness over the VW600 I had, going from the VW95 will be even one more level . The anamorphic lens I use is 1.33 X , much better suited to the chip on the new JVC ,so the brightness improves another 5-10%. For a Sony with 4096 X 2160 panel the 1.25 anamorphic lens is the better one. One thing I didn't expect was the amazing 3D, everything else was pretty much what I had expected from articles I read . I have watched almost every movie I own 3D over and over again just because it is that much better. It's a combination of better contrast and improved brightness I suppose, all I know it is the best 3D I have ever experienced .
You seem to have a dislike for e-shift, I assume you have viewed both e-shift and 4K to have formed this opinion . I have my own personal opinion of 4K vs e-shift that I'll share via PM but not on a open forum . I'm sick of all the backlash that happens when my comments do no align with what other members believe .
Looking at the option of VW675 vs RS600 you cannot go wrong . If you are dead set on 4K the 675 is the only option obviously , you can game on it and it does have DI for 4K. The RS600 has advantages of a faster board at 18Gbps and hits P3 100%, the Sony about 87% of P3. The JVC better native, the Sony better ANSI . Which one delivers a better picture is somewhat subjective and only you can determine that one , always best to demo with a disc you know well.
I almost bought the VW675 myself actually but I could not get rid of the JVC RS600, my only offers were much lower than I was willing to let it go for. Funny enough I sold my VW600 almost immediately for a value much higher that I was being offered for the JVC. I'm at a point now where I might as well hang in there and see what is on the horizon for next year in 4K. If JVC can pop a 4K chip in a RS600 type model I would probably go that route over the 675. On the other hand if Sony comes to the table with some better specs and a better lamp it would be on the radar too.
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