Well, count me in as a JVC convert. I’m more of a cinephile than a videophile, and the only reason I upgraded from my Sony HW55ES was because I have a 2.35 screen (CIH setup) and I got tired of running back to the projector whenever I wanted to change the aspect ratio (I also HATED the crappy dials for adjusting the lens). So all I asked from the RS540 was lens memory. I honestly thought the Sony’s picture was as good as it could get. Boy, was I wrong.
The JVC is much darker, quieter, and sharper (with Eshift disabled!). I will probably never play with HDR and I think 1080p is “good enough”, but I still feel like this projector was a huge upgrade. So far I’ve watched...
John Wick - amazing shadow detail on the umbrellas at the funeral
Sully - pretty great demo of black and white together
Blue is the Warmest Color - flesh tones are perfect
The Ornithologist - wow, I felt like I was outside
It’s a great time for home theater, and a great time to be alive! We have so much excellent content. Streaming is something I couldn’t have dreamed of 25 years ago, and now we have streaming video that looks excellent on a 120” screen. Wow.
JVC RS540 / Carada 120” 2.40 Screen / Ascend Sierras / Emotiva XPA-5 / Oppo UDP-203 / Sherbourn preamp