Originally Posted by Seegs108
I rehash it all the time because people like you conveniently like to forget to mention such things when trying to argue. The point I'm making is an important one when making such comparisons. Go ahead and list all the issues with the JVCs. None of them, even when combined, come close to the single issue of panel degradation. When the VW1200ES comes out (if it does) who's to say JVC won't have a new projector of it's own priced near it? You make it seem as if JVC will only have the RS4500 for the next 10 years and that new models won't come out. Right now the only Sony 4K laser built for dedicated home theater is the VW5000ES and JVCs unit is much cheaper MSRP-wise. But yes, the 5000ES is brighter, so if you have a larger screen it makes more sense. Let's not talk about price gouging until the projectors you're on about are actually real things. I could go on about hypotheticals all day like you, but when it comes down to it, JVC still has similarly equiped units in terms of feature-set and performance (lamp vs lamp and laser vs laser) priced less. This is why so many people buy them and also why they're so popular on the forum.
Keep running around in circles as usual. Answer the question. Is the RS4500 considered affordable at $36,000, IF as you stated the VW1100 was worth the $28,000 . Smoke and mirrors does not answer question.
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