Originally Posted by Gellert
Why would anyone want to compare the two brands anyway? This is like saying, "I can't believe nobody compares a Dodge Charger to a Lamborghini...because the Lambo destroys and yes I know it costs four times more". Better product = more money. So why would you compare the two at all if they are at different price points?
I beg to differ, Sir, I believe you're terribly mistaken and very likely uninformed.
Traditionally, Epson's & JVC's do not fall in the same price bracket, nor in the same category, and therefore quite justifiably, do not augment a direct comparison in most cases. I had a private discussion with a highly reputable & trusted member of this forum, who as well admitted to much the same.
However, this is a very different and somewhat unique scenario.
I, personally, am not asking for Epson 5050UB to be compared to JVC NX7. That I believe is a little stretch. A comparison between Epson 5050UB and JVC NX5 would probably be a matter of perspective, that is to say, how much does one consider a gap of $1,500 - $2,000 in terms of PQ and other needs. Again, perhaps a slight stretch but maybe not so much.
However, I personally was asking for a direct comparison between Epson 5050UB & JVC X790R. Do you even know what the JVC X790R's are going for? Have you made any phone calls, done any research? I'm not talking about the price on Best Buy or Newegg, I'm talking about authorized dealers. I can't (and won't) mention dealer pricing openly on a forum (it's against the rules & a void of trust), but you can easily call up a couple AVS Sponsor Dealers and get the price.
Your 'Dodge Charger vs Lamborghini' analogy is so wildly incorrect & inaccurate, it's laughable. We're talking about a few hundred dollars here, Sir, not a couple hundred grand. Mind you though, OT, those Chargers when spiffed up can be really mean, mighty machines.
Right, back to the point.
I have come across several people waiting in line for a JVC X790R off late. It's what's been called the "Projector to have". It's been beating it's successor, NX5, in several cases (not true 4K though).
However, the Epson 5050UB has thrown a slight curve ball to most of us.
I'm hearing nothing but really good things about 5050UB. What with the Epson finally dropping the 18Gbps HDMI, and it's lumens by far trumping X790R. Both being faux K, with competing HDR. I must say, considering the small gap of pricing and both Projectors having their own Pros & Cons against each other - I don't believe a direct comparison between Epson 5050UB & JVC X790R would be a luxury, I consider it borderlining necessity. Heck, I would even go as far as to say, considering the number of people in line for an X790R who are now taking a close, sharp look at 5050UB, I think it would be even more suitable for this comparison to be printed than one between Epson 5050Ub & BenQ HT3550 (or HT5550). Not just for the JVC waitlister(s), but perhaps even the prospective BenQ buyers.
On all accounts, I don't believe you did your research, nor understood the implications.
I certainly implore anyone who has, or can provide any direct comparison or knowledge, on the various features, aspects & performance, between the Epson 5050Ub & JVC X790r to please come forward. It would be highly valuable.
If I'm not mistaken the new batches of JVC X790r (Possibly the last ones) are in the oven and expected to ship out end of this month. So we have some time.