Originally Posted by ARROW-AV
The same applies regarding comparing contrast ratios / performance as well. We can't compare the native contrast performance of both the SONY 760/885 versus the JVC Z1/RS4500 with both at maximum light output, because the maximum light outputs are completely different. So the JVC will obviously have less native contrast performance when outputting circa 3,000 lumens as compared with the SONY 760/885 outputting circa 2,000 lumens. Apples-with-oranges. The projectors need to be brightness matched for true apples-with-apples comparisons. The same applies to operating noise levels.
I actually don't think anyone is confusing any apples to oranges .
was just making a comment about the relative difference in terms of the RS4500 advantage . You want more light it makes more noise , if you can deal with that
it has a brightness advantage. 100lb of projector needs mounting considerations . On high it makes a lot of heat and noise at that setting , all has to be considered. The VW760 mounts like other Sony Projectors on the existing mount.
These were important considerations when I made a decision and potential buyers need to know this . When mine shows up it will be mounted within 15 minutes I grantee that . When I considered the
RS4500 the ceiling mount alone was going to require chopping up the sheetroc installing a new support network . Those are some of the realities of comparing these two when mounting in a ceiling overhead .
I don't know of anyone running the RS4500 on high all the time anyway , everyone that I am speaking to is running mid laser and most are also running a screen of 140" or less, majority are less . Essentially the VW760 can do
this too , so for a consumer looking for what the advantage is, this information is good to know . The RS4500 running on high can output more lumens for improved HDR or larger screen, that is where the VW760 looses ground .
Dedicated Theater: Sony VPL VW 885ES , Panamorph DCR & ISCO III L Anamorphic Lens, Draper TecVision XT1800X Screen, 2.40:1 134" diagonal curved , Denon AVR-X8500 , 9.2.6 Atmos, Panasonic UB900, Oppo 203, Lumagen Pro 4440 , (3) Paradigm CI Elite E7-L+C+R fronts, , (2) CI Pro P80-IW Rear, (2) Paradigm SA-ADP In-wall Surround, (6) SIG-1.5R-30 v.3 In-Ceiling, Subwoofers: (2) SVS SB-16 Ultra , SVS PC13-Ultra .