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