Should I buy a JVC DLA-X5000?
While the JVC DLA-X5000’s pictures are outstanding for its money, there’s no doubt that the step-up DLA-X7000 is better by some margin. The DLA-X5000 isn’t as bright, and its black levels don’t achieve the same, almost OLED-like depths. So if you can afford it, it’s worth forking out extra for the DLA-X7000.
Then there’s Sony’s native 4K projectors, which deliver greater sharpness and detail with native 4K sources. They’re more expensive, though. The Sony costs £1,850 more while the Sony VPL-VW520ES costs twice as much.
For its money, the DLA-X5000 is pretty much in a class of its own. Its only serious rival is the Optoma HD91+ with its innovative “no lamp replacement” lighting system. However, the Optoma doesn’t get close to the DLA-X5000’s picture performance.
If you discount its HDR claims, and abandon notions of gaming, the JVC DLA-X5000 by far the best projector you’ll find under £5,000.
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