Contrast ratio: the difference between the darkest and brightest part of a projector's image. It's the single most important aspect of picture quality, and the JVC DLA-X35 does it better than any of its competition (and pretty much any flat-panel TV, too). It's not cheap, but its picture has a depth and realism better than that of projectors many times its price. [$3,500; jvc.com]
The 2014 Adventure Issue
From Iceland's Highway 1 to Utah's Canyonlands, an epic itinerary for modern explorers.
Plus: Building a Bigger Action Hero
ON NEWSSTANDS NOW
The Interpreters We Left Behind
The Rise of Cyclocross
Sign up to receive the Men’s Journal newsletter and special offers from MJ and its marketing partners.