Posted on March 20, 2011
All photos of movies and sports seen in this review are from the JVC DLA-RS60 projector’s predecessors, the RS35 and RS25, unless otherwise noted.
The JVC DLA-RS60 home cinema projector, is sold by JVC’s Pro group. JVC’s consumer group sells the virtually identical DLA-X9, to a different set of dealers.
The JVC RS60, like the other two new Reference Standard projectors, the RS40 and RS50, are 2D and 3D capable projectors. This year’s RS projectors are physically larger than last year’s projectors, making them rather large indeed.
As with the previous series, the RS60 is power everything – zoom, focus, and lens shift. Essentially, the DLA-RS60 is in many ways, almost identical to last year’s model. The key differences, are the addition of 3D, and an increase in lumens. The HDMI ports have been upgraded to HDMI 1.4a, as the Blu-ray 3D standard calls for HDMI 1.4, not the 1.3 in almost all existing home theater projectors.
Experience tells us a lot about JVC, and little has changed. I expected to see a projector that looks rather excellent right out of the box, with natural skin tones, and I definitely expected a projector with sensational black level performance.
One thing about 3D projectors: Generally, the first generation of home theater 3D projectors are dealing with a brightness challenge. For this reason, no doubt, JVC has brought out a projector that specs say is more than 40% brighter than last year’s JVC projectors. (That’s going from 900 to 1300 lumens.)
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