It's the black level performance that truly dazzles. After watching this JVC for 30 plus hours, I suspect black level performance rivals, or even exceeds that of JVC's two top of the line projectors last year. Last year's X55 and it's siblings were no match for their higher end projectors. This is a HUGE improvement in black levels. And it seems to be more due to the new panels, than the dynamic iris! Wow!
Dark shadow detail is very good but not quite all there even when I raised brightness to +6, one more than Mike the calibrator measured as best.
Would I take this $5200 projector over last year's JVC projector at almost $8000, if they were both the same price? I'd like to see one of those again, but I'd have to say at the moment, yes! I do believe this RS4910 can hold its own with last year's DLA-X75, RS56, etc.
If your budget is right around the $5000 price point for just the projector, you can pretty much stop looking. This JVC's going to be near impossible to beat for its cost.
Congratulations to JVC, for producing a major improvement this year, from what was already an excellent projector last year.
Does the DLA-RS4910 earn one of our Hot Product Awards? Yes, effortlessly. The real question is what higher award will it win in this year's Best Home Theater Projector Report?
We shall see! Remember, more pages and info added in the first week after publish date.