Originally Posted by srw1000
I think my wife and I may have been at that show. The demo didn't happen to be an M&K system showing a scene from Far and Away, was it? I know we both left very impressed with that experience, and it really showed how close the movie experience could be replicated in a home environment. It was eye opening.
It's amazing how much more grand and affordable tech has gotten in the last 25 years. As impressive as that demo was, it's well within the budget of most people today (depending on their priorities).
That's the show! I don't recall what speaker system was being used. I had seen Far and Away in 70mm previously, so the land race scene was fresh in my mind. Seeing that scene on a system that could be installed in a home (even though what was being demoed was prohibitively expensive) served as inspiration to want to seek that same experience.
Originally Posted by SOWK
Moving from the JVC HD-250 to one of the NEW JVC 4K units will be a huge step up!
We all go through the obsession phase of tweaking and changes from what I have seen...
Also, You are welcome to stop by Alex's (PennyNike1's) Oct 27th for movie night if you can make it.
It's a constant process, but I've reached a point where I'm happy with the system and try my best to enjoy what I have instead of constantly yearning for something I don't have. I think you reach a point where there are diminishing returns. It's certainly a part of the hobby to continually chase that last 0.5% of improvement, those gains are hard-fought and usually expensive!
The HD-250 is still a very nice 1080p projector, and that's why I've kept it so long. I do admit to being tempted by the 4K models, which is why I've been following the news that came out of the IFA and CEDIA shows. The pre-order pricing is good (when compared to the MSRP), but the RS-2000 still commands a substantial price. The German part of my heritage and makes it difficult to replace something that's working just fine, and I tend to take quite a while to make large purchases. When I do, it's for equipment like the HD-250, where there is a lot of bang for the buck and they can be used for a really long time (I'm still using my Boston Acoustics 555x fronts and M&K sub that I bought in the 90's).
I do believe that the RS-2000 would be a marked improvement over the HD250, in many different ways. My guess is that if someone let me demo an RS-2000 in my room, it wouldn't get returned...