Picked mine up from BestBuy. A few quick impressions. I won't be comparing it to my JVC RS400 because, c'mon. Compared to my LG 1500 LED projector, and my memories of my old Epson 5030, the 2150 puts out a very bright, richly colored image. Tried a few of the presets but adjusted nothing, flipped between Cinema and Bright Cinema.
I watched Netflix streaming of Europa Report and Patton. The early scenes of Europa Report have both a small letterbox image placed in a black border and scenes of the ship against a black space background, real torture tests for both native contrast and the iris. Blacks proved decent, quite respectable. The iris was on it's fastest setting and was occasionally noticeable but did help on all black scenes which were a dark grey (not surprisingly). Contrast and blacks were quite a bit better than my LG led projector, but slightly behind my memory of the Epson 5030, but not by much. The black bars of Patton were an acceptable dark grey.
Color was probably the strongest suit of this projector really rich and saturated. Flesh tones on both Europa Report and Patton were superbly natural looking. Detail is very good, but the lens sharpness is not nearly as sharp as my JVC (duh).
The brightness was superb! I'm going to run this on high even though I have a 133" Dalite Highpower screen (2.8 gain) because $49 bulb of course! Why not?
The real negative, and the reason I sold my Epson 5030 is the very visible pixel structure on text and fine detail. It's a tiny bit distracting, but does lend a feeling of excellent sharpness. 4K youtube channels like the 4K relaxation channel looks reasonably darn close to my JVC. I can note the typical color shift from the left side of the screen to the right on all white backgrounds.
Overall, the picture quality is substantially better than my LG 1500, and not far off my old Epson 5030.
At $49 a bulb, it's a keeper...
Last edited by Robert Clark; 09-19-2017 at 07:30 AM.