JVC DLA-RS2 1080p Home Theater Projector Review: Overview and Physical Attributes

JVC DLA-RS2 Projector: Pros

  • Excellent picture quality, right out of the box
  • Best black level performance yet
  • Brighter than average projector in its best picture mode
  • Extremely good shadow detail
  • Excellent overall placement flexibility thanks to:
  • Wide range on zoom lens (2:1)
  • Vertical lens shift with more range than most, and horizontal shift as well
  • Focus and zoom are powered
  • 2 HDMI inputs, HDMI 1.3
  • Supports 1080p 24fps
  • Support (proper aspect ratio) 3rd party anamorphic lens for CinemaScope (no letterbox)
  • 3 user savable settings
  • Good menu layout
  • Good remote control
  • Lamp can be replaced without unmounting from a ceiling mount

JVC DLA-RS2 Projector: Cons

 

  • No analog computer input
  • Slight crush of darkest shadow details
  • Physically large

JVC DLA-RS2 Projector: Typical Capabilities

  • Lamp life (2000 hours)
  • Documentation
  • Warranty (2 years parts and labor)
  • On projector control panel
  • Brightness in brightest picture mode
  • Audible noise levels
  • Setup

JVC DLA-RS2 Summary: The Bottom Line

Based on my owning the RS1 for 7 months as of this writing and considering the improvements in the RS2, I will simply say that the RS2 is a keeper. For all but a few of the hardcore perfectionists and really rich folks, who just want the best and don’t mind plunking down $50,000 for a projector, the JVC DLA-RS2 should be your last projector. Or, at least until the next breakthrough comes along – like 3-D, or perhaps super-duper quintuple resolution Ultra Special HDTV standards make all this obsolete!

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