Originally Posted by Dave Harper
What the heck does an Acer VL7860 have to do with this, anyway???
I also have seen two other laser DLP's...
I already know I prefer JVC over the others, I've seen more than enough.
Now if my screen were over 135", maybe (doubtful even then) I'd consider something else. Couldn't live with the contrast, and cannot budget for a Sony laser.
I have 106" 16:9 and 120" 2.35, the JVC will work perfectly, and I have no reason to want or see anything else.
Nothing else will look as good TO ME for my preferences.
This means I have a DUAL screen setup which requires lens memory and LOTS of lens shift.
However, my RS-45 at farthest throw still does some pretty respectable black levels and is relatively sharp (not 4k sharp, but relatively).
I compared an e-shift JVC and decided to stick with the RS-45 until I go with a 4k JVC, so I'm obviously not as picky as some are or I would have upgraded quicker.
I used to upgrade every year, but now I find it less important, as the increases are more modest than before.
As a matter of fact, other than the annoying short lamp-life and not 'always' enough brightness, I'd probably hold off another 3-5 years before upgrading the JVC.
I do need to upgrade my backup DLP though (a Benq w7000), looking at the Benq ht3550 (maybe), but I'll probably wait for a refurb version since it's only a backup.