Excellent article Steve. Would you consider a 2nd hand best buy guide? Or an older model best buy guide?
These best buy articles are only for products they have reviewed in the last year.Thanks, nice article. I can't help noticing the huge lacuna between £800 and £4000. I'm sure most buyers are between this price range. I don't see a reason not to include the likes of Epson TW7200 and Sony HW40/55 even though they were released in 2014, as they were the best projectors money could buy in 2015 for the budget.
I was thinking of an JVC X5000 upgrade, but your comment made me uncertain.Hi Steve,
I'm looking forward to the review of the X7000!
I noticed in the brief description you've given so far that you wrote: "motion handling was also good."
Can you tell me how you determine this? Do you use motion test patterns to quantify motion resolution capabilities?
I'm curious because I seem pretty sensitive to motion issues. I had the RS20, and didn't find motion troublesome on that projector. After that I had the RS55 (first E-shift model) and I found the motion seemed more blurred to the point it was distracting for quite a while. I think my brain adjusted eventually because over time I tended not to notice issues.
When I purchased the RS57 (last gen) and the first thing I noticed to my surprise was how amazingly calm and smooth the motion was. I had to check whether the frame interpolation was on (it wasn't). When I did a shoot out with my RS55 before it left, the RS57 seemed to indeed retain better clarity of moving objects. During the two years I had the RS57 motion never was a problem, and in fact I often noticed how good it was.
Now i have the RS600 (X7000)...and I'm back to seeing motion issues much more often. I'm just more aware of blur and judder taking me out of the viewing experience. I haven't quantified the motion differences between these projectors so it's hard to discern how much is perception or not, which is why I'm wondering if AVForums somehow quantifies the motion resolution of the JVC projectors, or whether it's just a case of you looking at it and deciding if motion looks good to you or not?