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JVC DLA-RS4910 Projector – First Look

Greetings projector fans –  I just want to say for now that I really am impressed with JVC’s DLA-RS4910.  This projector doesn’t exist in the consumer X series, only on the pro RS.  With a sticker price of about $5500 list.

JVC's DLA-RS4910 produces an impressive picture for a $5000 range projector

JVC’s DLA-RS4910 produces an impressive picture for a $5000 range projector

 

What I really wanted to say is that the picture is extremely saturated and rich looking, reminds me of a good DLP projector.  I found the iris to be about as invisible as one can hope for, and the blacks really good.

This JVC RS4910 projector isn’t yet calibrated but it has a couple of great looking modes to start with.  Mike will calibrate it when he gets back from his travels, this weekend.  I’ll shoot the movie photos then, do the HDTV in the meantime.

It’s been a few months since I’ve had the Sony HW55ES here, so I’m working from memory.  I figure the JVC has more pop,

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Finally More Home Theater Projectors Arriving – JVC RS4910, Optoma HD91

The good news, is that finally, I’ve got a new JVC projector inbound for review.  I want to thank the great folks at AV Science – you know –  the folks that created and brought you the AVSforum, have been kind enough to ship me a DLA-RS4910.  For those not familiar, the JVC DLA-RS4910 is a slightly different version, but almost identical to the DLA-X500R.   I’ve received the tracking number on the JVC projector, so know it’s arriving this coming…

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Sony VPL-VW600ES Projector – Review Just Posted

Greetings, this is just a quick note that the first pass of our projector review of the Sony VPL-VW600ES home theater projector has been posted.  That means there’s still a bit more to come, but the core review is there.  Missing still is the VPL-VW600ES calibration information, and some comparisons to the serious projector competition, among other things.

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4K content is visually stunning, click for the larger image

The VPL-VW600ES produces an awesome picture.  4K makes such a difference, including a big one with 1080p content, but when you get to watch true 4K content then you are getting a jump in resolution that’s almost as great as going from pre-hdtv NTSC tv to 1080.

True 4K or Ultra-HD is something that is more appreciated by us projector folk than folks with those tiny 65 inch LCD TVs.  We need it more.  Sadly, only Sony is offering up 4K so far, but I predict that will change dramatically over the next two years.

The Sony VPL-VW600ES projector claims 1700 lumens, and delivers on that claim.

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BenQ W7500 Projector – Arriving Tomorrow

BenQ W7500 Home Theater Projector The BenQ W7500 lists for $2799,…

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Sony VPL-VW600ES Projector – Review in the Works – Awesome – Can JVC compete?

As many of you know I got two good looks at pre-production VW600ES projectors months ago.  It had come with a PC/Server – generic, not the round one that now ships with the VW600ES.  It had some 4K content on it.  This time they sent me the official server – needed for Sony’s 4K media service (more details in the review) and a second source with even more 4K content than previous.

Well, I had Mike immediately calibrate this projector (figure about 20 hours on the lamp).  And started watching it extensively

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