InFocus SP8602 vs. JVC DLA-RS15 Picture Quality
Comparing the Projectors' Picture Quality
First, the good news. I did have the RS15 and the SP8602 visiting here at the same time. And I was wise enough to do a side by side shoot between the two. I have comparsion images from Casino Royale and Space Cowboys for your consideration. That should give you a taste of some of the differences.
The JVC RS15 does not have as sophisticated a color management system as the more expensive JVCs. Still it's out of the box performance is already rather accurate, and very good on skin tones. Still, you can't improve them much at all. The end result is still really good skin tones, excellent compared to most projectors. When it comes to color though, InFocus projectors rarely perform like other projectors. Last year I flat out said that the best color we saw all year was the InFocus IN83. This year, again, the InFocus is about as good as it gets. I'm not saying that the SP8602 calibrated as perfectly as the IN83 did last year, but the skin tones still proved to be excellent. Better, slightly, but for sure, than my RS20 (which has better color controls than the RS15). Remember, when you view these images, that the camera/software/your display, are changing the colors enough that these images in their own right, cannot be taken as proof of the SP8602's advantage over the DLA-RS15 or for that matter the JVC HD5500 projector.