Originally Posted by Mike Garrett
Originally Posted by Dilema
If you want brightness then Epson is much brighter than this JVC. I was comparing these side by side so this is correct info I am giving not a theoretical study. Moreover colors on Epson were more vivid thanks to that. Blacks some better on JVC but the difference was not huge.
More vivid, just means the color was off more on the Epson. Both the Epson and the JVC calibrates to 100% Rec709. So when calibrated, color would look the same. Yes the Epson is much brighter if using dynamic mode, but color is so far off in that mode that pretty much no one uses it. Calibrated the Epson is only slightly brighter than the JVC. But if you want to use the DCI p3 color filter with your HDR sources, then the JVC is brighter than the Epson. Contrast is better with the JVC and the JVC in high lamp is quieter than the Epson in high lamp. Harder to find an RS540 these days, not many left available.
I don’t agree with you. I had these projectors for examination for long enough to compare.
Epson is a lot brighter not in just dynamic mode which I never used. It is much much brighter in natural which I have calibrated for hdr. The pallets coverage is circa 90% of BT in that mode and is really good enough for great hdr highlights. For me picture from Epson was more 3 dimensional.
When it comes to epson in digital cinema mode with filter I didnt like it at all. It definitely takes too much light away what is comparable to JVC.
Therefore when it is actually much brighter colors look much more pleasant are richer more beautiful. In HDR especially and these reds and greens are stunning.
I agree JVC is great for small/ medium screens but please do not recommend it over for big screens since Epson gives much more joy in my experience.
Both projectors were new same lamp usage. And JVC is not much quieter actually in my setup ( big dedicates media room with decent sound system) JVC is moderate loud in high lamp while Epson is louder but once movie starts Epson fan goes slower after a minute what make noise much more closer to JVC. Surprisingly none of the experts here mention that 😉.
I believe a lot of people didn’t spend enough time actually watching movies with one or other of these projectors and are quite radical in assessments. I really don't know how someone can tell JVC is much better hands down. I experienced these myself watching movies and chosen Epson cause it gave me much more pleasant and joy picture on my really big screen.
I did circa 500 hours and know this machine quite well. I am in projectors last 16 years thus maybe not an expert but neither a rookie 😉
I am waiting for JVC with Epson brightness for reasonable price. Currently only RS3000 meets my perfect picture expectations (which I know quite well as well) but price is too high.