JVC DLA-RS25 Projector – Image Quality – 4

JVC DLA-RS25
Mitsubishi HC7000
Panasonic PT-AE3000
JVC

JVC RS25 as usual is on the Right. the Epson to the Left. This scene is from the trailer of the recent Star Trek movie directed by J.J. Abrams.

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Overall Color & Picture Quality

Stunning comes to mind, as a good descriptor. Overall, our calibrated Cinema 2 (essentially the same as THX, but with our calibrated CMS settings not theirs), looks great. Skin tones are excellent, looking better side by side, than the Epson UB projector and also better than the Panasonic PT-AE4000 (although in fairness, we haven’t calibrated that one yet).

Overall there’s very little difference between the JVC DLA-RS25, and the older DLA-RS20. I’m not sure how much of the slightly greater “pop” the RS25 has, is due to the older lamp in my RS20, or how much is due to the slightly improved, and truly unmatchec black levels. Ultimately, though, the RS25 does look, overall, both extremely similar, and slightly better, than the RS20. Not a great difference, but at this level, any real improvement is always appreciated, in the quest for perfection.

Darker and very dark scenes, of course are a real strength of this JVC RS25. With its advantage over all other projectors, in terms of blacker blacks, and the fact that unlike almost all other projectors, which rely on a dynamic iris for excellent blacks, the JVC does not. That means darker images are not being compressed. With dynamic iris designed projectors, for an iris to close down, those small bright areas also have to be dimmed or the iris can’t close down at all.

With the JVC, the whites are just as bright on an otherwise extremely dark scene, as they are on a full daylight scene. Projectors with DI’s just can’t claim that, and it does make a real and easly visible difference. I got to witness and demonstrate that to the Panasonic folks that were here yesterday, when we compared their PT-AE4000 to the JVC DLA-RS25.

A mix of additional images to show off the DLA-RS25: August Rush

And here are a few more images, the two from Dark Knight, followed by two from the movie August Rush, plus a few assorted scenes from movies and digital video sources:

The very bottom line on overall image quality and color: It doesn’t get much better than this. Rich, very accurate colors, good saturation, and those superb, unmatched blacks, plus a lot of lumens for movie viewing, pretty much insure a great viewing experience, and one that can handle a larger screen too.

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