Originally Posted by Jackson.
Currently selling my JVC RS4810 in classifieds as I have gotten the urge to upgrade. But reading through the forums is making me second guess everything.
I currently have a completly light controlled room throwing a 110" image from 13 feet away using a white on black spandex screen.
My plan was to upgrade to a JVC X550R for the improvement in E-shift and ability for HDR. With my RS4810 being calibrated by Chad B and having a greater native contrast than the X550R will I even notice a difference?
The x550R will be a decent upgrade in terms of brightness for sure. But contrast it may not be. If you're going used, I'd look for an RS500 / X750R, RS520 / x790R, RS540 / x790R or better. These are all going here on this site for under $2000 used I believe. The step up from the RS4810 to the RS500 is really dramatic in my opinion as it both majorly increases contrast and at the same time increases brightness.
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