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Leave here your impressions and questions about this projector.


There was no official owners thread so i started one.


I just sold my sony hw55es and bought the JVC rs400.


I realy like the 2d and 3d from this new JVC..
 

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Leave here your impressions and questions about this projector.


There was no official owners thread so i started one.


I just sold my sony hw55es and bought the JVC rs400.


I realy like the 2d and 3d from this new JVC..
Hey John, could you expand on the difference between the sony and the jvc I have 6030 and am thinking about getting the 400, regards Chris.
 

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I am also looking at this PJ.....its the x550 up here in the great white north. I currently have an HD750 and its time to upgrade. Does anyone know if the my chief mout will fit the new PJ or will I need a new adaptor bracket?

I am curious as to how much of a difference I will see in pic quality. I have a 96x54 screen.

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Hey John, could you expand on the difference between the sony and the jvc I have 6030 and am thinking about getting the 400, regards Chris.

Hello there,


The difference is cleary visable in the bigger contrast and better deep blacks on the jvc


Also the 3d is a big improvement over the sony,far less ghosting and brighter..


The only downside is that there is more lag in gaming on the JVC.


For the rest a great upgrade from the sony hw55es.
 

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Hello there,


The difference is cleary visable in the bigger contrast and better deep blacks on the jvc


Also the 3d is a big improvement over the sony,far less ghosting and brighter..


The only downside is that there is more lag in gaming on the JVC.


For the rest a great upgrade from the sony hw55es.
Will have my RS400 in hand by next Tuesday. Will post my impressions at that time.

Can't wait!
 

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Oh, and if any current owner's want to post their calibrated settings, that would be awesome!
 

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I want to upgrade from my RS49u but I will wait a little & see how you guys like the 400. I dont like giving up my deep black levels. If the black levels is on par with this PJ it will be a instant buy for me.
 

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I want to upgrade from my RS49u but I will wait a little & see how you guys like the 400. I dont like giving up my deep black levels. If the black levels is on par with this PJ it will be a instant buy for me.
Hey, Nexgen, I live in Waxhaw, just down the road from Charlotte. Once I get my RS400 up and running, you're welcome to come over to take a look.
 

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I've done a head-to-head comparison between the 500 (750) and the 400 (550) -- I own them both so I don't think I bring any bias to the table (well maybe a little since the 500 cost a fair chunk of change more).

In our opinion (with a forum guest attending) the 400 is pretty much the 500 without the 500's black floor, which seems to only be an advantage in fade scenes. In other words the 400 hangs in there with its big brother in all the various scenes we threw at it -- both 2D and 3D. I lived with the 400 for a few weeks before my 500 arrived so I knew the 500 was in for a rough ride. The 500 is an amazing projector so where does that leave the 400? An even more amazing projector since it doesn't have the 500's specs or price. Now, this was with 1080p material, which is what we'll mostly be watching for some time I believe. I don't think you guys are going to be disappointed.

My guest, who has a long history setting up, repairing and rebuilding CRT projectors, and currently has what used to be my Sony G90 (I gave it to him) said the following: "The JVC's are sharper, brighter and have all the contrast of the best CRTs" (my feelings exactly). He asked me how the image could get any better. No doubt it will but for now I'm enjoying what I'm seeing.
 

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Hey, Nexgen, I live in Waxhaw, just down the road from Charlotte. Once I get my RS400 up and running, you're welcome to come over to take a look.
Actually I'm closer than that I'm in Monroe off Griffith rd....Bro i really would appreciate that because I'm really on the fence right now.
 
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I've done a head-to-head comparison between the 500 (750) and the 400 (550) -- I own them both so I don't think I bring any bias to the table (well maybe a little since the 500 cost a fair chunk of change more).

In our opinion (with a forum guest attending) the 400 is pretty much the 500 without the 500's black floor, which seems to only be an advantage in fade scenes. In other words the 400 hangs in there with its big brother in all the various scenes we threw at it -- both 2D and 3D. I lived with the 400 for a few weeks before my 500 arrived so I knew the 500 was in for a rough ride. The 500 is an amazing projector so where does that leave the 400? An even more amazing projector since it doesn't have the 500's specs or price. Now, this was with 1080p material, which is what we'll mostly be watching for some time I believe. I don't think you guys are going to be disappointed.

My guest, who has a long history setting up, repairing and rebuilding CRT projectors, and currently has what used to be my Sony G90 (I gave it to him) said the following: "The JVC's are sharper, brighter and have all the contrast of the best CRTs" (my feelings exactly). He asked me how the image could get any better. No doubt it will but for now I'm enjoying what I'm seeing.
This is incredibly encouraging to read. I've always been a guy that has had to settle for the basic model and make it last......hence why I've been watching a HD350 for the past 7 years! I was thinking this year may be the time that I finally upgrade, but was dismayed when the basic model took a step backwards in contrast spec whilst the higher models moved forward.

My fear was that taking a demo and watching for instance The Dark Knight, the 400 would look greyish on the darkest scenes compared to a really solid near black on the next model up. Also that general contrast in all scenes would suffer in comparison, but it seems like that is not the case.

I suppose the reports of the higher end models being 'brutal contrast monsters' apply to the 400 now aswell!

I guess even on a total fade to black, with its higher native contrast and dynamic iris, the 400 should destroy my current pj (brightness matched of course).
 

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Any 400 owner having a"Drop Corner" i.e. the right bottom corner of the projected image is slightly lower than the left corner
The top end of the image is perfectly ok
 

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Any 400 owner having a"Drop Corner" i.e. the right bottom corner of the projected image is slightly lower than the left corner
The top end of the image is perfectly ok
This is usually a result of the projector not being perfectly aligned with the screen. I think it has to be shifted left and tilted a bit up to fix.
 
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This is usually a result of the projector not being perfectly aligned with the screen. I think it has to be shifted left and tilted a bit up to fix.
Mike Garrett over in the RS500/600 Owners Thread gave really good advice on how to properly align the projector to the screen. It was helpful to me and I've mounted 10 projectors before.
 

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I think the RS400 is the up till now "unsung hero" of this year's JVC lineup. It brings major new brightness, while keeping really good native contrast (40k to one) and better uniformity and stability by keeping the same light engine from the very successful line up last year. It is also terrific for 3D viewing and is HDMI2.0 and HDCP 2.2 so that you can view UHD Blu-ray.

The new light engine and panels from the RS500/600 are extremely promising, (but as with any new advance there are some issues that need to be worked through) and you do miss a few important features such as a P3 filter to reproduce DCI colorspace, but the RS400 is an unbelievable bargain at this price level.
 

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I've done a head-to-head comparison between the 500 (750) and the 400 (550) -- I own them both so I don't think I bring any bias to the table (well maybe a little since the 500 cost a fair chunk of change more).

In our opinion (with a forum guest attending) the 400 is pretty much the 500 without the 500's black floor, which seems to only be an advantage in fade scenes. In other words the 400 hangs in there with its big brother in all the various scenes we threw at it -- both 2D and 3D. I lived with the 400 for a few weeks before my 500 arrived so I knew the 500 was in for a rough ride. The 500 is an amazing projector so where does that leave the 400? An even more amazing projector since it doesn't have the 500's specs or price. Now, this was with 1080p material, which is what we'll mostly be watching for some time I believe. I don't think you guys are going to be disappointed.

My guest, who has a long history setting up, repairing and rebuilding CRT projectors, and currently has what used to be my Sony G90 (I gave it to him) said the following: "The JVC's are sharper, brighter and have all the contrast of the best CRTs" (my feelings exactly). He asked me how the image could get any better. No doubt it will but for now I'm enjoying what I'm seeing.
Just curious who's argued against this? I mean this is always how it's been with the JVCs. The top models share the same parts as the bottom end ones except some modifications and extra parts are used in the top two models to increase contrast. Your conclusion is as expected. It's always been a question of how much more are you willing to spend to get that last bit of performance. If JVC really wanted to screw the bottom end unit out of something they could have not included the dynamic iris, then there would have been quite the difference in contrast between this model and the two on the top.
 

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Any 400 owner having a"Drop Corner" i.e. the right bottom corner of the projected image is slightly lower than the left corner
The top end of the image is perfectly ok

Your projector is pointed towards the right then. Rotate it slightly to the left, and use lens shift to shift the image back right. Keep making small adjustments until it's perfect. If the bottom is concave, it's tilted too far up. Convex - too far down.


I had both my RS600 and VW600 perfectly aligned to my two screens. Perfect rectangle. Perfect corners. Then I removed and re-installed my electric screens. Now I have an RS600 whose image " droops down " on the right corner, and a VW600 whose image " droops down " on the left corner. It's not the projector - it's the mounting position in relation to the screen.
 

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Just curious who's argued against this? I mean this is always how it's been with the JVCs. The top models share the same parts as the bottom end ones except some modifications and extra parts are used in the top two models to increase contrast. Your conclusion is as expected. It's always been a question of how much more are you willing to spend to get that last bit of performance. If JVC really wanted to screw the bottom end unit out of something they could have not included the dynamic iris, then there would have been quite the difference in contrast between this model and the two on the top.

More and more money for smaller and smaller performance gains as you move to better projectors is true of all projectors and brands, eh?
 
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