These two projectors represent the holy grail of video under the $10 000 mark.
Installer and calibration friendly. Allows the calibrator the use of external software to manipulate the image to standards and looks exceptional. Grayscale, gamma, and gamut can all be corrected.
To the eye:
- very analogue looking
- perfect grayscale
- colour gamut conforming to Rec.709
- ISF Day/Night modes for different viewing (e.g. two colour temperatures - D65 for colour film, 5400K for B&W)
The RS-35 technically offers a slightly improved contrast ratio which can be realized with the right screen in a blackened room. Hand-picked parts.
The RS-15 would offer an image similar ONLY when purchased with the DVDO DUO processor to correct its inaccurate and non-adjustable colour gamut.
There are many other offerings at these price levels that are respectable, but each have their drawbacks.
Any shortcomings with this JVC? Sure... It doesn't quite appear as the sharpest 1080p device (just a little soft compared to DLP). It's ANSI contrast ratio, while much better than LCD, isn't as great as that of a DLP. DLP will offer just a bit more punch, albiet a less analogue look.