By John Archer
Reviewed: 3 Dec 2008
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JVC DLA-HD350-B D-ILA Projector BRAND NEW
I'm yet to dive in on the projector front, but please would you mention noise from the device itself in reviews? I find that's the number one put-off for people with projectors (after 'where do you put it?' I guess).
@MarioM - You mean like this?"Provided you've got a properly blacked out cinema room, we'd recommend you stick with the low output here, as it makes a really big impact on the amount of running noise the projector produces. Indeed, the 19db or so emitted with the lamp set low makes the projector practically inaudible, unless your seating position happens to be right next to it."OK, John didn't mention how loud it is when the lamp isn't set to low, but I'd hope that anyone thinking of spending over ١,000 on a projector can afford black-out blinds or curtains for the room it's in :)
The HD1 did not have direct access to each aspect ratio (you had to scroll through them) and you could not turn all of the on screen display off. The first problem meant that the projector did not integrate well into control systems such as the Crestron, and the second issue is just plain annoying as on screen display messages are a sure fire way of destroying the home cinema illusion. Why? My previous Infocus projector offered these options but I upgraded to the HD1 to avoid the rainbow effect. JVC simply ignore any comments about this or enquiries about a possible firmware upgrade to solve the problem. They even ignored my specialist HiFi store! The HD1 has a superb image but these problems are annoying. I hope the new projectors have improved on this.
I brought one of these, the picture was great until the unit clocked up 400 hours at which time the lamp lost around 40% of it's brightness,i am very disappointed i would not recommend this unit because of this issue. I contacted JVC who wrote back once and then nothing, very poor aftercare back up.
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