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JVC DLA-X990RB vs. DLA-X790RB

So I'm looking to see of any feedback on these on one vs the other. The main difference that I see is with the lumens being 2000 vs 1900 and the contrast with 160,000 vs 130,000 respectively. I can get the 990 for about 1k more than the 790...just trying to figure out if its worth that added cost. I have to be honest and say I am not very educated or informed on what some of these specs mean in detail...although I have a basic idea.

This will be for a dedicated, sealed room with light control. About 17' from lens to screen, roughly...on a 137.7" screen of which I have not entirely decided on yet either. But was leaning towards a Seymour XD right now.

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So I'm looking to see of any feedback on these on one vs the other.
They are the same projector, but the 990 uses higher-binned parts.
Basically the top tested parts get put in the 990 the remainder goes in the 790.
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So that sounds like I just go with the 790 because only marginal improvement with the 990
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So that sounds like I just go with the 790 because only marginal improvement with the 990
You definitely get more bang for your buck going that route. That's what most people that are considering these projectors do.
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You definitely get more bang for your buck going that route. That's what most people that are considering these projectors do.
Hmmm...yeah I can grab the 990 for $900 more bucks. Which I thought wasn't so bad...but maybe not worth it.
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Hmmm...yeah I can grab the 990 for $900 more bucks. Which I thought wasn't so bad...but maybe not worth it.
In a light controlled room, I would no question spend the $900 more for the 990 over the 790.
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Funny you say that...after reading more last few days I'm thinking the same thing. I found that recent shootout with the jvcs and Sonys...so what's another 900 in the grand scheme of things...
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Funny you say that...after reading more last few days I'm thinking the same thing. I found that recent shootout with the jvcs and Sonys...so what's another 900 in the grand scheme of things...
The x990/9900 has had issues as far as being built from select parts. I was eventually able to have a poorly built x990 replaced with an acceptable unit, but jvc did not make it easy. The process took 2 months, but i did end up with a good unit.

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Funny you say that...after reading more last few days I'm thinking the same thing. I found that recent shootout with the jvcs and Sonys...so what's another 900 in the grand scheme of things...
So which is it, $900 or a Grand?

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Funny you say that...after reading more last few days I'm thinking the same thing. I found that recent shootout with the jvcs and Sonys...so what's another 900 in the grand scheme of things...
So which is it, $900 or a Grand? [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG] [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]

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Ha I did get a couple quotes! 😉
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