Open Box JVC DLA-X590R
I found an open box JVC DLA-X590R at my local Best Buy Magnolia. Haven't seen it yet (going tomorrow to demo it) but the sales guys said it was a demo model and only has a few hundred hours on the lamp. They are going to check the number of lamp hours and get back to me tonight. Price is $1800.00 which seems reasonable, and they claim it comes with full JVC warranty. Never bought an open box before, so not sure what to expect.
Now I was all set to replace my ageing Epson 1080UB with a newer 5050UB or 6050UB, but now I'm torn and tempted by this JVC unit, especially at the price point. I have done a lot of research on the 790R version, but as most of you know that model is out of production as well, and just as hard to come by. What are the major differences between the 590R and 790R? And would I be impressed by the 590R? I have never seen a JVC unit in person before, but again will be able to demo this unit tomorrow in person. Plus they have the newer JVC units as well as the Epson 6050UB so I can compare those as well.
I have a dedicated theater room with no windows and 106" diagonal 16:9 screen. Projector would be firing from a back room through an aperture just about 20 feet away. A quick search online for throw distance calculator shows this should work. What about source material, etc.? I plan to use a UHD Blu-ray as well as a Roku Ultra for 4K sources. But what is all the talk I hear about tone mapping, etc.? Is this a major issue with the JVC units for HDR material?
Last edited by DMILANI; 07-17-2019 at 01:20 PM.