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JVC DLA-G10U D-ILA Projector

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I can get a JVC DLA-G10U D-ILA Projector for pretty cheap for a starter projector, Has anyone had experience with them? Is the image pretty good? I was going to be using for a movies in the back yard this summer and maybe some indoors?


It looks like this projector will accept 720p do you think the HD Fury DVI(HDMI) to BNC would be worth it?


Thanks in advance, Mike


I guess this projector goes under 4 or 5 different names as well


JVC DLA-G1000 is one of them
 

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Yes they throw a great image if calibrated. You should be able to pick one of these up cheap. I have one that I would let go that is very nice but needs a bulb.


This is something you need to consider whether it's in need of a bulb. This will add $500 onto the price. I would not pay over $500 for any of these older G series projectors no matter what the shape or condition. Although they lack modern connections (HDMI) this can be worked around to deliver a great pic.


You should seriously consider some of the $1000 projectors that have modern connections, cheaper bulbs and are 1080p.
 

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I have owned several of these. As much as prices have come down for quality 720p projectors under $1000 I really can't recommend this machine for in-home use; it is just too much work. It is very loud, blows a lot of hot air, doesn't scale non-native signals very well to it's 1365x1024 resolution, and on top of that you don't really know what's been done to it's factory settings. See, there is software out there that allows you to configure almost every aspect of this projector from color to gamma to tweaking the signal synch...now that is great if you know what you are doing (and have LOTS of free time) but you also take the risk of really screwing things up.


As an outdoor projector where PQ is less important, this will probably work ok. The fill factor of the DILA chip will pretty much eliminate screendoor effect too. Keep in mind though that the G10/1000 series may or may not have enough lumens for outdoor viewing (depending on the bulb life), the G15 and G20 are a bit brighter.


With the exception of contrast, these machines can actually display a pretty nice image, the problem is that it can require serious, headache induced tweaking to get there.
 

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Just to add to what Tryg and Sisyphus mentioned. The G10 is also expensive to operate both in power bills and lamp replacement costs. Relamping the G10 is tricky and if not done properly can cause shading errors and also reduced lumens.


The G10 was a great digital back in the day but the contrast and calibration are very poor by todays standards and the state of the art of digitals has improved exponentially over the years. By comparison, used RS-1s present an amazing bang for the buck these days. For example the cost difference between a used G10 vs used RS1 is probably roughly about 5x, but the difference in contrast performance between the two is almost 20x (800:1 vs 15000:1).


If a used RS1 is out of the ballpark I'd recommend a used JVC HX-1 or a used 1-chip DLP like a Sharp 12K if rainbows aren't a problem. Recent vintage used LCD's from the past few years also present a good bang for the buck.
 

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Thank you for the feedback it was exactly what I needed, I was able to find a Sharp XV-Z2000 for about 20$ more than I was going to pay on the JVC.
 

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Thank you for the feedback it was exactly what I needed, I was able to find a Sharp XV-Z2000 for about 20$ more than I was going to pay on the JVC.

That's a far better projector by today's standards. I think you'll be happy. And the lamps are somewhat cheaper as well, but still expensive.


Jim
 
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