Sony VS JVC Projectors

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Other corporations than Sony and JVC also manufacture projectors. Many companies in the industry, including BenQ, Epson, LG, and Optoma. There are quite a few emerging companies, like Xiaomi and XGIMI.

So why particularly compare Sony and JVC? Perhaps because they are two of the biggest and best-known projector manufacturers worldwide. And if that weren’t enough, they are both Japanese.

Therefore, a contest between the two is appropriate. It is equally important to compare BenQ and Epson head to head. But first, let’s finish this comparison.

This comparison article may help you decide between a Sony and a JVC projector if you’re in the market to buy one and are having trouble deciding.

Even if you are not interested in buying a project in the market, keep reading to learn more about the market, the technologies at play, and what Sony and JVC, in particular, have to offer.

Let us see why someone would buy a projector in the first place:

Why Buy A Projector?

Well, for starters, it can amplify the screen twice as much as the most extensive available TV, that too in just a quarter of the price and storage. Some other advantages of the projector are as follows:

•    Screen Size Adjustment

•    Huge Pictures

•    Comfortable Eyes

•    Compact Size

•    Portability

•    Value for money

Now that you have made up your mind to buy one let’s discuss whether a SONY or JVC is a better Projector.

So Who Has The Lead: Sony or JVC?

It would be difficult to choose between the two if one were to compare all the projectors that these manufacturers provide and make an overall decision.

It’s difficult to identify a clear winner in this comparison because both firms produce a variety of projectors to suit various user needs and pricing ranges. Although Sony is by far the larger business of the two, this does not necessarily mean that their projectors are superior to or superior to those of JVC.

Even though JVC offers fewer product categories than Sony, it can still give the projector business more time and money. You might choose one brand’s projector over another if we were to compare projectors of equal quality from both.

The projector that emerged victorious or defeated in the competition wouldn’t accurately represent the other projectors that the competing firms have to offer.

Considering Sony was the first company to create a native 4K projector, it has enjoyed the first-mover advantage and continues to produce a wider variety of 4K projectors than JVC or any competing brand.

Let us see some factors that may help in

Individual Expectations

Projectors come in a variety of specifications, some of which may make one superior to the other. Although you might prefer the appearance of the Sony projector, the bulb on the JVC might last longer.

The Sony projector isn’t ultimately the superior product only because of its appealing look.

On a related topic, be sure the competition is fair or between two models of equal quality when comparing a Sony and a JVC projector. Compare the Sony VPL 7000 ES to the JVC NX9, for instance, while deciding between the two.

However, the results of a comparison between the NX7 and Sony VW 385ES will favor the NX7.


If two projectors from Sony and JVC had the exact specifications, the Sony model would cost more. That may be the small price markup for the “Sony” brand name.

It’s not only the name, though. In general, Sony goods are fairly well-designed and constructed.

Examine some of their further products, such as their televisions, cameras, and cellphones. The build quality is next to none, as you’ll discover.

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Not to add that the prices for those other Sony products are high.

The aforementioned, however, does not indicate that JVC projectors are cheap or poorly made.

JVC projectors can be purchased for hundreds of dollars or even thousands of dollars. However, they are “cheaper priced,” giving JVC the advantage over Sony in this area.

A projector with a large price tag is by no means inexpensive. However, if it’s a JVC, it’s punching above its weight or providing more than what similarly priced alternatives are.

For instance, despite not having the same pricing, the JVC DLA-NZ7 and the Sony VW915ES are nonetheless very close.

The DLA-RS640 costs about the same as the DLA NZ9. But, at least on paper, the JVC device is vastly superior.

If you are a Sony aficionado, the lower price may not sway you to choose JVC. A JVC projector, though, would offer better value if you have no ties to any brand at all.

History between Both Companies

You would be mistaken to believe that Sony and JVC are today opposed to one another for the first time.

Between the two, there has been competition for many years. If you are old enough to recall the Betamax and VHS, you would know.

Betamax was a video recording format introduced by Sony in 1975. JVC developed VHS, a rival video cassette recording method for customers, in 1976.

The video recording on Betamax had better visual quality. However, VHS had the advantage in terms of recording time and was also reasonably priced.

Sony extended the Betamax playing time to catch up, but JVC had always foreseen this and retaliated by extending the VHS recording time even further, preserving the advantage throughout.

Betamax and VHS are no longer in use. VCDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays, which are similarly outmoded, took their place.

JVC and Sony have both advanced in their chosen fields.

But every time they clash in some way, the Betamax-VHS memories resurface, inspiring them to outdo one another, and that ingrained feeling seeps into their projector enterprises as well.

JVC Advantages

 Excellent contrast and rich, rich blacks. Sharp and complete picture. Outstanding HDR “pop.” Would play Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (a 4K HDR movie with a 60P frame rate) without any issues.

JVC Drawbacks

 The picture has a small red cast out of the box (at least when compared to the Sony), and there is less fine detail with native 4K content.

Sony Pros

 Capable of resolving extremely fine details in textures and patterns; effective HDR implementation with little to no clipping of whites or blacks; good contrast; decent blacks; and appropriate color saturation right out of the box.

Sony Cons

 Bit depth was lowered to 8 bits, and the picture had a slight blue cast out of the box (compared to the JVC).


It’s challenging to state objectively whether Sony or JVC produces better projectors. There are simply too many factors to take into account, and they differ for each model.

If we had to choose one of the two, we would recommend Sony merely based on brand repute and the fact that Sony appeals to a far wider range of consumers.

Considering Sony is such a huge corporation, factors important to the customer experience, such as after-sales service, are probably more extensive and satisfying with a Sony than a JVC.

The JVC succeeded in some areas because the difference in image contrast was noticeable in practically every shot. Because of this, the JVC image appeared more “pop” and three-dimensional.

The Sony was sharper as we got closer to the screen for little details like garment texture and distant street signs, etc. However, at a regular seating distance, the majority of the “fine detail” distinctions vanished.

Having said that, it’s okay if you still decide to visit JVC. Although JVC may not be as well-known as Sony, it is certainly no pushover.

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