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Review: JVC HD-70FH96 D-ILA HDTV

I haven’t seen a lot of information about this television, but a 70″ TV with reportedly excellent 1080p picture for under $5000 is something that needs to be looked at. MSRP is $6999, but I see plenty of ads for under $5000 from reputable sellers.

Going forward, I wouldn’t consider anything less than 1080p, regardless of whether there is any actual 1080p content available. You know there will be, and with the investment you put into the purchasing one of these sets, it is something you will be keeping for a number of years. I know that 10 years ago a 70″ set would have sounded unbelievable, but I don’t see the size increases continuing on forever. Using a projector to get yourself a 120″ picture or a direct view set to get 70″, there is only so big we can go.

From Sound and Vision Online: BOTTOM LINE “It’s hard to sweat the small stuff when an HDTV performs as well as the JVC HD-70FH96. This giant HDTV manages to combine the high resolution of 1080p with most of the other characteristics that make a great-looking image. Its biggest shortcomings — a clunky user interface and the couple of missing features — shouldn’t deter anybody who values picture quality above all else.”

Sounds like JVC has gotten their act together to offer an excellent product based on one of their newer technologies, LCoS. At the rate these new technologies are being introduced, it always seems that the next best thing is just around the corner. I’ll stick to the advice I read online before I purchased a set last year, Buy the best technology you can afford at the time you want to purchase. Unless there is news that the next generation will be out within a month of when you plan to purchase, just stick with what you know at the time.

  • True 1080p 2 Million Pixel Structure 3-Chip LCOS System (1920×1080)
  • ATSC/QAM and Digital CABLECARD Capable (Digital Cable Ready)
  • 5th Generation D.I.S.T. 1080p(Digital Image Scaling Technology) + GENESSA Picture Processing
  • Super Cinema Mode (3 Step Optical Iris System)
  • Intelligent Noise Reduction Circuitry

Posted by Jeff


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