Originally Posted by coderguy
The only reason for you to choose an Epson is if you need the extra brightness in torch mode and/or want to save the $600. Since you have a 150" screen, you could use the extra brightness probably. There are other factors to consider, like the resale value and longevity of the machine. JVC and Epsons are definitely not equal, the JVC's have a better build quality, much higher contrast, and a better resale value in the used market.
Have you checked the articles I have quoted? Can use google translate. They made quite advanced tests. In some areas one is better in some another when it comes to picture quality. Look at ANSI contrasts. Epson is better. Colours on Epson also are assessed great. As well as on JVC.
What is interesting the black levels are just a bit better on X5900 vs 6050ub. Only if there is total dark the difference is bigger they say. At very low level of white elements on the screen they’ve measured 0.27 lumen vs 0.28 lumen on Epson. This is only 4% better or so.
On/off contrast definitely goes to JVC of being minimum 1:10k vs up to 1:7k on Epson. How that is visible when watching movies?
Coderguy, Maybe you are writing about higher step up models of JVC? As said I know x790 would be superior but I cant get it for decent money as I can the other two.
Taking into account my white celling and furnitures I would probably see no or just little difference of blacks in movies. In games there are no almost complete dark scenes. Moreover when gaming I have some ambient light from other parts of the house.
Some other opinions or experiences on the question? I can spend extra on X590. Wouldn't some of you do that? Will be using the projector many years as I always do so not taking reselling value under consideration now since the both will be worth a lot less in 5-7 years time.