Projector Reviews

Compare Projectors – IN83 vs. JVC DLA-RS10 – 3

Black level performance:Comparision2

RS10 vs IN83 DarkKnight citynight over
RS10 vs IN83 DarkKnight citynight over
RS10 vs IN83 DarkKnight citynight

The same image, from Space Cowboys (on Blu-ray disc) but more overexposed, to make it easier for you to see the difference in black levels.

In terms of shadow detail look at the left side of the satellite, in that brown area near the bottom (and other very dark areas). You can definitely see further “into” the IN83’s satellite. The JVC is just giving up on that last bit of shadow detail.

Black level performance:Comparision3

RS10 vs IN83 spacecowboys satellite large
RS10 vs IN83 spacecowboys satellite over large
RS10 vs IN83 spacecowboys satellite large

Shadow detail

Next is shadow detail. The RS10 is pretty good, no complaints. The IN83 is better still, truly excellent. We’re not talking huge differences here, but this difference does count for something. After you compare shadow detail in the image above, check out the one below from Men In Black. Note the clouds on the right. They are rather visible on the IN83, while almost gone on the RS10. (Please keep in mind that with these really dark images, differences are exaggerated a bit, but the difference is still definitely there.

A few additional images from each projector: First, three side by side images from The Dark Knight, and one from Space Cowboys.

In the scene above you can spot the difference in sharpness between these two projectors.