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My comments are whether having an actual on off spec of 60,000 vs 120,000 would make a discernible difference.
The first basic answer is yes, the blacks will be less gray BUT the difference will not be great. 120,000 is still not inky black or whatever and will not look all that better than 60,000.
The big difference is what gamma one wishes to use and whether the actual on off on screen will be enough to let one use that gamma without black crush. The JVC with 120,000 native has a much better chance of letting one run a high gamma without crushing the blacks. Probably one needs about 40,000 on screen to run a gamma of 2.5. Something like that. Will a specified 60,000 let you do that with your set up, remember the JVC spec is at maximum throw and low lamp?
Second. I am not questioning what the fix will be. I am questioning what after the fix is announced you will get from your dealer. Dealer's do not get their stock from JVC. They get it from a distributor. Let's assume its user installable. Does that mean your dealer will give you a unit upon which the fix needs to be installed by you. Remember its not what JVC ships after the fix, its what distributors and dealers have in stock now before the fix. I would ask what you are getting shipped. Does it have the fix installed? If not, will the dealer open the box and do it for you? This is a serious question. Not one designed to cause trouble. Some might not want to do it themselves. I feel any dealer should be able to tell you whether the fix is in the unit to be shipped to you and if not should offer to install it for you.. JVC should publish a safe serial number, the serial number where the fix has been done.
I would not insist on one with such a serial number but I would insist that the dealer does any fix and not require you to do it unless you want to do it yourself. .