You mention the color is "dialed up to 11" in Spinal Tap-speak.
Is it correctable with the projector's controls or do you need to use other means to bring it into a more standard color space?
On page two I notice that your setting have the color set to -3. Was this enough to lower the color saturation to a more correct level?
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As a former JVC Engineer in Pro-Video, I have long respected their commitment to innovation and high quality at realistic prices. I did not see mention in your excellent review of this model's specifications, life expectancy and cost for replacement bulbs -- potentially a deal breaker for many otherwise excellent projectors. Could you follow up with some of these specs from JVC?
As a second comment, I wish to underscore your wonderful understanding of black level/contrast and detail, vis-a-vis the cost to value relationship of a top quality projection or in fact, any video display. Many movies, especially action or thriller type movies seem to have a great percentage of their action shots captured in relatively dark or shadowy surroundings -- and lesser quality products reduce this to simply a washed out dark gray mumble that reveals no details whatsoever -- very disappointing. Many products can look quite stunning displaying a full daylight park or seaside resort, but move the action to a dimly lit gothic thriller and -- woosh -- the film may as well have been shot in a cave, at night, during an eclipse, whilst wearing welding goggles -- but worst of all -- the picture is still not actually black but dark gray with artifacts. Your comments were very astute and clearly identified benchmarks for consumers to compare performance in a realistic manner without the need for technical test gear. Thank You!
The article describes this JVC as the most affordable 1080p LCOS-based projector yet, at $4500 list. But, the
Sony BRAVIA VPL-HW10 1920 x 1080 SXRD projector uses LCOS-based chips and lists for $3500, a full $1,000 less than the JVC. Hence, the article was incorrect on this point.