Summary: Although it had a hard time keeping a straight line, the JVC HD-58S998 gives solid picture quality from an ultraslim cabinet.
Pros: The JVC HD-58S998 rear-projection HDTV has a beautiful design that includes an extra-slim bezel and a 10-inch-deep cabinet; produces a deep shade of black; relatively accurate initial color temperature.
Cons: Geometry issues cause bent horizontal lines; inaccurate primary color of green; computer input only goes up to 1,024x768 resolution; no true independent input memories.
Summary: RPTVs still represent the best value in big-screen HDTV, and you can probably find this TV for much less than its MSRP. If your room can’t accommodate a front projector and your wallet can’t accommodate a 65-inch flat panel, the JVC HD-65S998 is a good performer and a good buy. But act now: supplies are limited!