|JVC DLA-RS1 HD-ILA (LCoS) Video Projector|
|Home Theater Front Projectors HD-ILA Projectors|
|Written by Kevin Miller|
|Monday, 01 October 2007|
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As with any component, there is always something to complain about. My biggest complaint with the RS1 is how far off the mark the primary and secondary colors are. If JVC were to get this right, or at least give tweakers like me the ability to fix it in the field, I would consider this to be a true reference quality product.
A minor disappointment is the fact that the Zoom and Focus functions are manual, and not adjustable from the remote. This is mainly a concern with focus, which is much easier to do when you can be right at the screen.
JVC’s DLA-RS1 is certainly an excellent 1080p projector in most areas of performance and picture quality in the 1080p category. If the company would improve on the primary and secondary color accuracy, green in particular, it would be worthy as a reference quality product in the under 10K price range. Unfortunately, inaccurate color is the norm in our industry and, as a result, there are very few projectors of any type that can deliver truly accurate color. My Samsung SP-H710AE is one of those few and, as such, remains my reference projector in the under-$10,000 price point. The most logical comparison to the JVC DLA-RS1 would be the Sony VPL-VW100, a.k.a. the Ruby, which originally sold for $10,000, but is now down to about $7,000. The RS1 is superior to the Ruby in video processing, grayscale tracking, gamma implementation, light output and panel alignment. They are both about equally bad on primary and secondary color accuracy, which means the JVC is the better choice, without any room for doubt.