Conclusion: JVC is one of the few companies that continue to produce MicroDisplay rear-projection TVs. Personally, I am a fan of these rear-pro models, and they offer a terrific value for the money. For the TV and movie fan that wants the “big picture” for TV and movies, the JVC HD-61FN97 is an excellent choice. If you were in the market for a 61-inch, 1080p flat-panel TV (either LCD or plasma), it would cost more than twice the price of this set.
Pros: Excellent picture quality; remote is simple to use; lots of features
Cons: HDMI 1.2a instead of 1.3; deeper cabinet than most RPTV's; lacks backlighting on the remote
Excerpt: Introduction If you are in the market for a rear-projection TV, chances are you have heard the terms DLP, LCD, SXRD and maybe HD-ILA. DLP’s commercials brag about “millions of tiny mirrors” that produce an HD picture with a spinning color wheel. Although the color wheels in single-chip DLP sets are getting faster and have more segments than they did just a few years ago, I believe the more moving parts that a TV has, the greater the chance for errors, such as the “screen...