A wonderful projector in the right room, it is not for everyone
The fact that the X55 is built for home theater becomes clear as soon as you turn it on. For a few moments, there's nothing, just blackness, before a brilliant white JVC logo springs to life in the middle of the screen. That's when you realize that the projector is already warmed up, and black level is really just that good.
Awesome 2D picture quality, Good 3D picture quality
If you've read this whole review rather than just skipping straight to the verdict, you'll already know that we're just a bit in love with the JVC X55. On the other hand, if you have just skipped straight to the verdict, then let's swiftly sum things up like this: The X55 is - with its price taken into account - arguably the most all-round desirable projector JVC has ever produced. Which by default makes it one of the most desirable projectors we've ever seen, period.
Full HD 3D signal
The JVC DLA-X55R manages excellent performance in its own right, and if you want the supremely deep blacks without any annoying luminance shifting artefacts (which can and will happen even on the best "Dynamic Iris" implementations), D-ILA is the only way to go. With JVC's reputation for contrast in mind, we can't wait to go one notch higher and check out the DLA-X75 series!
Improved 3D performance
JVC has made some very worthwhile improvements this year to its already spectacular projector line. The refinements in 3D performance alone would make me want to upgrade from last yearâ?? s model. While it canâ?? t match the flawless 3D performance of some of the DLP projectors Iâ?? ve reviewed, it is a big step in the right direction. Couple that with 2D playback performance thatâ?? s second to none, and you have one of the most complete packages out there. Iâ??
Very respectable color post calibration
Overall color, post calibration, looks downright fine, even if not the most accurate. When it comes to accuracy, some less expensive competitors that have more extensive controls, will provide a final, more accurate image with slightly better skin tones. That doesn't mean that viewing this JVC isn't fully enjoyable. I have the advantage of side-by-side viewing.
Exceptional cinematic picture quality
While the Sony HW50's punchier, crisper images possibly make it a slightly better choice for people after a projector capable of functioning well in a relatively casual environment containing a bit of ambient light, when it comes to properly darkened cinema rooms black level remains king. And when it comes to black level, the X35 is still the one to beat.
Easy motorised set-up
There's much to like about the JVC DLA-X35BE. It's easy to set-up and use thanks to the motorised lens and good picture presets, so you'll have no trouble getting the best out of this projector.
And its best is undoubtedly a high standard: whether you're watching TV, DVD, HD or even 3D, you'll be treated to bright, sharp and colourful images.
Stunning native contrast
It may be something of a heavyweight, but this polished performer packs a high contrast punch for genuinely cinematic images. We love its velvet blacks, peak whites and superb colour fidelity. It may lack the 4K e-shift2 optical processing found further up the JVC range, but there's no obvious visual compromise.
If you're looking for a red-carpet star that won't break the bank, it represents remarkable value. Build quality is high, and operational noise low.
Great shadow detail and an impressive dynamic range
The JVC DLA-X35 is another great entry level projector from the Japanese manufacturer that builds on all their usual strengths like superb blacks and detailed film-like images and then adds an expanded feature set and improved 3D. If you're in the market for a budget projector you owe it to yourself to demo the DLA-X35; it delivers the best 2D images at this price point and also holds its own when it comes to 3D - Highly Recommended.
A solid performer, particularly when projecting video images
The Canon LE-5 is a big step forward in light, inexpensive LED projectors. At less than $800, it fits many budgets, and its video performance is excellent for such a small projector. Even its 5-watt audio output is unusually high for its class although its fan noise can be a distraction. For home and portable environments where ambient light can be controlled, the Canon LE-5 is a solid performer, particularly when projecting video images. It richly deserves our highest value rating.
Excellent data image quality
If you're looking for a portable data projector, and particularly if you've been looking at an LED-based, 500-lumen model as something you don't love but might have to settle for, the Optoma W304M may well be the projector you really want. It's almost as light as 500-lumen models, it's a lot brighter, and it's only a little more expensive.
Very good overall color
The Home Cinema 3020 and 3020e are the only 3D capable LCD home projectors on the market under $2500! That means they get to take on a whole bunch of DLP projectors as the competition. With one or two exceptions, the Epson has those DLP's beat. Not at everything, but at so many things, that it's really no contest. So far, the best of the DLP competition under $2000 are the Acer and the BenQ W7000.
Accurate picture in 2D and much improved 3D performance
The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3020e is a great update to last year's Home Cinema 3010, correcting that projector's flaws and adding some new features all its own. With a bright, accurate picture in 2D and much improved 3D performance, the 3020e is a strong contender in the home video space that is both powerful and budget-friendly.
Very good projector, but consider saving $500 with the non-wireless version
This projector is lacking when compared to others on the market, but when you take its price into consideration, it is a great value. This is true whether you compare it to high-performance video projectors or to larger screen displays that are big enough to be a feasible replacement (70", 84", or larger). This projector is simple to use, looks great, does 3D very well, and costs considerably less than comparable displays or other projectors that perform as well.
Very good 3D Performance - minimal crosstalk or motion blur effects
If you do want something with the same performance capabilities at a lower price, for about $200 less, you can opt instead for the Epson 3020 (minus the "e") which is the same projector, but you have to give up the WirelessHD connection capability. The Epson 3020 is priced at $1,799.00 (Compare Prices).
Colors were grossly oversaturated, and skewed red
The Epson 3020e HD front projector at $1,899 represents a solid entry-level value that gives you more than enough bang for your buck, especially through authorized channels such as VisualApex, though it doesn't embarrass nor challenge the competition above its range. For what it is, it is good, and I believe that is the whole point, for your typical first-time buyer isn't going to be too consumed with matters of CMS or ultimate edge fidelity.
Amazing, absolutely amazing
Since my price point was anything below $1000, I didn't mind paying a little extra for 1080p. I decided to apply the funds remaining in my projector budget to an Onkyo HT-S7409 5.1-Channel Network Home Theater speaker system with receiver, since in the course of my research I discovered that this projector's speakers leave a lot to be desired. Now that I own the projector and have experienced it first hand, I agree fully with that assessment.
Top notch and you just can't beat this price
I've reviewed a lot of products over the last few years, but I never saw my husband get so excited as he did when this projector arrived. Being technologically challenged, I allowed him to hook it up and just observed the first time around. Its actually a lot easier to use than I expected. The system can be hooked up to your television so that DVDs, Blu-rays, cable television, or video games can all appear on your big screen with just the touch of a button.
Achieves a large image from such a short distance from the screen
In conclusion, the Epson BrightLink 436Wi is a good choice for those looking for an affordable interactive projector that is easy to use and reliable. MSRP right now is $1490. When you consider how easy it is to get up and running quickly, along with the warranty and peace of mind that Epson provides in its customer service, the 436Wi is going to be a projector to give strong consideration.
Colors are eye catching, vibrant, and nicely saturated
The 436Wi offers more than enough to earn your attention if you're in the market for a 1280x800 interactive short throw projector. In addition to excellent data image quality, better than par video quality, and a suitably bright image, it offers a slew of welcome interactive features, including automatic calibration, the ability to use two pens simultaneously, and the PC-free mode that lets you interact with any image from any source or use the projector as a whiteboard.
A strong product that is sure to inspire generations of projectors to come
As a standard projector, the WD390U is fully-featured and well-made, putting plenty of light onto the screen and making presentations look vibrant and high in contrast. But it's the projector's network features that make it really shine, and it is people searching for a networked projection solution who should really sit up and take notice.
Excellent Picture Quality - Network Setup Complicated
The picture quality is excellent. I like the "short throw" image of this projector. However, even with an experienced, corporate level IT person, the networking is a glitchy, complicated process set up. The projector is set up on our network, hardwired using a LAN cable, with it's own IP address. I can see it and connect to it over the LAN from my desktop computer, which is on the same network. I can control it and project from my desktop.
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