Originally Posted by GregCh
No the Epson is not brighter.
In cinema mode (best color mode) it only puts out 500 lumens and after calibration Bright cinema mode puts out less than 1000 lumens.
The JVC RS400 puts out about 1300 lumens after calibration.
This is the problem with Epson saying their projectors are 2500 lumens but after calibration they don't come close to that figure.
Bright Cinema on high lamp mode is very bright.
From ProjectorCentral review:
Brightness. The Pro Cinema 6040UB is rated at 2500 lumens. The Dynamic mode on our preproduction test unit exceeds the rating, coming in at 3055 lumens with the lamp on full power and the zoom lens set to its widest angle position.
Epson 6040UB: ANSI Lumens
The JVC RS400U is a much tougher competition. Both Epson and JVC handle 4K, have lens memory, and so on – their feature sets are extremely similar. The Epson should have the advantage in max brightness which comes into play with 4K with HDR (High Dynamic Range).
Both have plenty of lumens for standard 1080p, and can handle some ambient light in “media room” type setups. Both do very respectable 3D (so does the Sony).
JVC’s image is a touch softer overall, probably due to the tech differences between their LCoS panels and Epson’s 3LCD panels, and that has me definitely favoring the Epson for t’s perceived sharper image.
But the JVC easily bests the Epson’s otherwise excellent black levels. The Epson, definitely comes across as being overall less expensive – up front, and also to own. The 5040UB, of course is $1000 less, (the 6040UB is the same price as the RS400, but comes with a ceiling mount and spare lamp for the price, and an extra year of warranty (3 years vs 2), and a rapid replacement program.
Epson lamps also have traditionally cost a lot less (I believe $559 list for the JVC, and $199 for the Epson. At the end of, say, 10,000 hours of use, you would have likely bought 2 JVC lamps, vs 1 Epson lamp. So there’s a potential extra $700+ difference, right there.
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