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How would a 3 chip DLP compare to a new model JVC RS540

Title says most of it, but it’s a Sim2 C3X. I know the Sim has “pop” especially in brighter films.
How bad would the contrast be compared to the JVC?
Any other things better or worse?
Thx in advance!!
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Title says most of it, but it’s a Sim2 C3X. I know the Sim has “pop” especially in brighter films.
How bad would the contrast be compared to the JVC?
Any other things better or worse?
Thx in advance!!
It might be a bit brighter, but contrast won't even be close. It doesn't have WCG, 4K support, no lens memory, and "pop" is largely calibration related.

I can't see going for the Sim2 unless it's a lot cheaper.
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It might be a bit brighter, but contrast won't even be close. It doesn't have WCG, 4K support, no lens memory, and "pop" is largely calibration related.

I can't see going for the Sim2 unless it's a lot cheaper.
I agree.
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"How would a 3 chip DLP compare to a new model JVC RS540?"

It wouldn't.
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Title says most of it, but it’s a Sim2 C3X. I know the Sim has “pop” especially in brighter films.
How bad would the contrast be compared to the JVC?
Any other things better or worse?
Thx in advance!!
Are you referencing the Sim2 C3X or the C3X1080P?

The Sim2 C3X1080P will have excellent optics. Don't forget these lens assemblies are coming from a $20,000 plus projector. The Sim2 will also have slightly better motion, and virtually no dark scene dithering.
It will be very bright and have better ANSI contrast than the 540. It will have strong performing overall/sequential contrast with the Dark chip 4, but expect blacks will not look as good as, especially in low APL scenes, as on the 540.

And the 540 can shift to display UHD images and has a filter to substantially display DCI P3 color. And..yes...of course it has reference black levels for a projector and is pretty bright. But I agree with others who posted here...if you can get the Sim2 for a good price, then it's worth considering.

I would demo both the 540 and the Sim2 first. Lastly, something to consider is warranty. A newer projector will have coverage, but I'm not sure about what types of protection plans there are on the Sim2 C3X1080P as an older model.
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Title says most of it, but it’s a Sim2 C3X. I know the Sim has “pop” especially in brighter films.
How bad would the contrast be compared to the JVC?
Any other things better or worse?
Thx in advance!!
Price will determine whether it's worth getting. I loved my Sim Lumis Host, but it's no match for my current projector.
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The Sim is around $3000 and it’s a C3X

Thx for the opinions so far!

I used to have DLP and they were so sharp.
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The Sim is around $3000 and it’s a C3X

Thx for the opinions so far!

I used to have DLP and they were so sharp.
Scotty, single chip DLPs have a sharpness advantage over three chippers due to lack of convergence errors, but the C3X1080, although a three-chip display, typically has great convergence and outstanding optics.

That being said, the 4K compatible JVC has a lens that's no slouch.

Again, demo both and then decide.
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Price will determine whether it's worth getting. I loved my Sim Lumis Host, but it's no match for my current projector.
...what is...Laser, Lens, Longevity, 4K...need I say more? But unfortunately it's also ten times the price of where Scotty is looking now.
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Title says most of it, but it’s a Sim2 C3X. I know the Sim has “pop” especially in brighter films.
How bad would the contrast be compared to the JVC?
Any other things better or worse?
Thx in advance!!
Keep in mind, you need to find out which lens is in the Sim2, to make sure it will work in your room. Because if it doesn't you will have a lot of money tied up in a lens swap.
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The Sim is around $3000 and it’s a C3X
That seems like way too much IMO. If it were a Lumis, maybe, at least that has the DI to help with contrast/black levels in dark scenes, but the C3X doesn't. On top of that the C3X is a 720p machine, the C3X1080 is the 1080p model.

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I used to have DLP and they were so sharp.
I've got a Planar 8150 and an RS600 hanging in my HT, the only reason I still have Planar is because of the high lag on the RS600 (which has been resolved in the x20 and x40 lines). The JVC is brighter, contrast is in a different league, it's really no contest. There's really no sharpness advantage to the Planar, and the ANSI contrast advantage never shows itself, but the native/sequential contrast definitely does.
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