Originally Posted by plain fan
Just a quick question, have you seen either of these projectors actually running? I'm like you, I run all the calculations and prefer to let the math work it out but with projectors, IMHO, you have to experience them first hand with your own eyes.
No, I have never seen either of these projectors in reality.
Times are hard right now, I called a store yesterday, talking to their best calibrator, he offered me setting up an NX7 next to the 6050UB in an environment like mine.
However, I'm not really up for traveling 400 miles only to let the guy know I prefer the NX7, then letting him know I'm looking at the older generation of JVC's which he doesn't sell...
That's basically the only chance I have of seeing these.
Knowing that, I would have to stick with what's been said in this thread, only go for the Epson if you need the extra lumens.
Thanks for being on my side in all of this!
Originally Posted by coderguy
There are too many variables in live comparisons. If someone comes out liking the Epson better, then it's more than likely a bad comparison, hate to say it.
These are my worries as well, 400 miles just ending up realizing that nothing good really came out of the comparison, I'd hate that.
I'd much rather use the good return policies in my country and test in my own environment, sending back if it's not working at all.
At this point I feel it's all about the brightness.
After all, I want to watch 'The Dark Knight'
and not the 'The Gray Knight'
, no offense.
Pretty much considering the JVC at this point.
Talked to several people yesterday who indeed implied that the JVC would benefit even from a darkened living room, even more so with a high contrast screen.
I have a dealer which has the very last RS-540/X790R/X7900 in stock, trying to figure out of I should pull the trigger on this one, I'm really tempted.
Summarizing the the thread somewhat, here's what it'd look like with the JVC:
+ 108" wide screen, 1.0 gain.
+ More realistcally looking at a 18.5' throw
+ Actually looks like I would be at the wide side of zoom, 1.54x
Taking this in mind, considering the JVC would leave 1500-1600 lumens calibrated, filter in the path, here's my thinking:
IIRC, at 1.0x zoom, brightness loss is around 27%.
1.54x zoom leaves me with a 12.42% brightness loss (2.00-1.54=0.46) (27/100=0.27) (0.27*46=12.42%)
1300 lumens (with filter, full wide @Javs
) 28.6fL (97 nits), fresh lamp, -12% = 1144 lumen (1.54x zoom) 25.2fL (86 nits)
1440 lumens (with filter, full wide @Mike Garrett
) 31.7fL (108 nits), fresh lamp, -12% = 1267 lumen (1.54x zoom) 27.9fL (95 nits)
1500 lumens (without filter, full wide), 33fL (113 nits), fresh lamp, -12% = 1320 lumen (1.54x zoom) 29.1fL (99 nits)
1600 lumens (without filter, full wide), 35.2fL (120 nits), fresh lamp, -12% = 1408 lumen (1.54x zoom) 31fL (106 nits)
Above calulations are with lamp in High.
What to expect with filter, 1144 (86 nits) or 1267 (95 nits) lumen?
Could always remove the filter and get 1320 (99 nits) or 1408 (106 nits) lumen.
With these maths, I'm all over the JVC.