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Pan AE4000U or Sony HW15 or JVC DLA-RS25

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   mag1



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Posted December 16 2009 - 03:23 PM

I am setting my HT and I need to decide which projector is the best value.
Are the most expensive JVC and Sony models worth the extra money?

My room is 20 feet long x 17 feet wide x 9 feet height.

Budget is not an issue but I would like to get the projector that provides the most value for the buck. If I can save some money and get equal or comparable value, I would rather spend the remaining money in something else.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Michael TLV

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Posted December 16 2009 - 04:15 PM


The JVC is so much better than the other two.  Best blacks  ... and most accurate ... and even more so after calibration.

Sony is better than the panasonic. 

I hate LCD discoloration / uniformity issues. 


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#3 of 4 OFFLINE   Leo Kerr

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Posted December 17 2009 - 11:33 AM

The JVC D-ILA projectors can be absolutely stunning.  They don't always look good "on paper," but I remember seeing one at a trade show some years ago -- 1920x1080.  16 foot by 9 foot image.  500 ANSI lumens.  Pretty dark.  Fantastic picture.  Excellent contrast.

On the other hand, I've a Panny AE3000.

(Personal bias, I have to admit: I don't deal with Sony -- they come across to me too often as an "evil" company.)


#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Michael Osadciw

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Posted December 21 2009 - 05:12 PM

 Go with JVC.  Much better performer.  I agree with Michael on his observations based on my experience in the field...plus I've owned a Panasonic in the past.  Never again for those reasons.  It's too distracting.

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