Originally Posted by aaranddeeman
Oh man. The JVC fanboys are now going to come after you beating their chest..
If that's the case, then let's give them more reasons! :-)
From the Projection Dream review of the JVC:
Also, the E-shift4 4K simulation (very similar to the E-shift 3 on the JVC DLA-X500) on 1080p sources, does make the pixel structure disappear, but at the cost of making the picture look a bit softer and creating a weird moving picture noise when looking up close to the screen. In addition the E-shift activation adds a new sound/noise coming from the projector and some people may not like it. We recommend to let E-shift deactivated on 1080p content.
Another consideration that is hardly talked about is the Epson advantage with regards to the ANSI contrast figures:
Epson = 330:1
JVC = 235:1
The difference is even more pronounced when ambient light is introduced (which is my case):
The ANSI contrast tells you, how good a projector can display black next to white. The JVC DLA-X5000’s ANSI contrast is good, but not the best. That is why we were able to see vertical streaking in the black parts above and below the white squares of our contrast patterns.
Both of these points support what I was experiencing when comparing these two projectors in my particular viewing environment but boy did I get a lot of pushback from folks telling me that what I was seeing with my own eyes was all wrong...