Originally Posted by rwestley
I have thought about getting a new projector and upgrading from a previous JVC model. Reading these threads it seems it makes me wonder if it is worth waiting for things to settle down. I know people with problems often post more than those who are happy but something seems wrong this year.
1. Arrow received two review samples that were bad and is still waiting for replacements.
2. Only one full review by Chad B has been posted.
3. Where is Zombie? He said that he would receive his unit last week. He is not usually quiet. Wonder if he got a bad one.
4. Cine-4 Home usually gets units first, He posted a short review of pre-production models no tear downs or reviews of shipping units.
5. All kinds of other issues with some units while some seem fine.
6. Where is Kris Dearing with his review. Silence again.
7. Projector Reviews & Projector Central have posted or said noting. Very unusual.
I hope that I am wrong and overreacting but all these things have made me decide to wait a while before making a decision. It is a real pain to get a bad unit that weighs so much and have to send it back for a replacement.
For what it’s worth, I just received my second RS2000 this week. Just finished testing it. It’s just a perfect as the first unit last week.
Both have perfect convergence out of the box without any adjustment.
Neither units have any DI noise which had been reported in some of the first shipments.
JVC US seems to be doing the right thing by opening each unit and inspecting before shipping to customers.
Both projectors have the issue where using the iris in “auto” (dynamic mode), the dynamic gamma adjustments are causing white to turn yellow, but this should be an easy software fix. Manually closing the iris all the way has no effect on white, so it’s not a hardware issue with the iris itself.
Both units are extremely quiet and the picture is outstanding. The lens quality on both units is extremely good which makes me wonder if I will even keep the RS3000 I have on order.
Compared to my aging RS600, the image was more similar than not. The DI on the new models seem to be less aggressive than on the RS600, but I personally prefer it that way. The DI on the RS600 could be easily seen and distracting, resulting in me rarely using it. The DI on the RS2000 seems to be almost seamless (except for the slight color shift of white to yellow which hopefully will be fixed soon with a firmware update). The 4K image of the RS2000 is better than the previous eshift image of the RS600, but in a side by side setup, all this did was confirm how well the eshift handles 4K content.
All in all, I believe JVC USA by taking the steps to inspect every unit, has helped minimize the number of issues in the USA, that have been seen in other countries.
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