Originally Posted by Boggle
MississippiMan has seen a ton of projectors....so there is another experience from the N5 owners thread.
If you like the Epson in wild DI pumping mode, then it gets closer to the JVC, but it's NOT the same, regardless of what one person claimed.
This has been tested by measurements and other viewers and the Epson is definitely not up to JVC black levels.
Especially compared to something like an RS-540, not sure about the new JVC projectors as they have a bit lower contrast than the old ones.
The JVC DI is smoother as well, since the Native is higher it doesn't have to work as hard.
Heck, most JVC's have 5x or more the native contrast of an Epson.
Maybe if you have a GIANT screen and are comparing the JVC at aperture position 0 to the Epson with the DI.
The DI on the new JVC is very buggy, so the black levels can be messed up on the new JVC's, bad comparison IMO.
There are a couple firmware revisions, but I expect a couple more before the existing DI is perfected.