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Zombie had me try a couple things and the lines are gone...for now.
Anyways, I've been playing around more tonight with the 4K input option these new models have. I have to say that overall MadVR's JINC scaler with the anti-ringing filter enabled gives a more natural looking image compared to JVC's internal hardware scaler normally used for the e-shift process. I don't have a Lumagen, but I'm assuming you'll get similar PQ with Lumagen's equally impressive scaler. This is a great option for me because not only do I get a more natural looking image, but I also can take advantage of the MPC settings normally disabled with a 1080p input when you disable e-shift. Though, JINC, being such a high quality scaler, is VERY GPU demanding and will take a higher end graphics card to to render the 4K video information in real time without any stuttering or frame drops. I have a GTX690 and I can hear the fan ramp up quite a bit, which is something I only normally hear when I'm playing video games with it.
One thing you should note if you plan on inputting a 4K image to the JVC is that it increases the input lag to around 250ms. I don't quite understand this as it's taking a major burden off of the projector so I would have thought the input lag would be less. I play games on my Dell 30" monitor so it's no big deal to me but YMMV.
Overall, the X500 is an AMAZING value packed projector with so many PQ adjustment options. This is the best overall 2D image I've seen to date. I've yet to check out 3D, but I have seen it on the X55R and from reports it should be an identical experience. Considering I don't watch a whole lot of 3D, it's 3D performance will more than suffice for my needs and expectations.