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Rich. I too have a black pit. But I am pretty sure that the room environment is not the reason you favor projectors with high on/off contrast ratios (however achieved). High on off has substantial benefits regardless of the room.
In the old days the JVC mantra was native on/off which they led and still lead the world with chip wise. Of course in order to get the full benefits of the chip, light outputs had to be kept low. Long throw set up, clamp the iris down, and for next year's bump up reduce the light out even more.
Now JVC is a business, The market went high active or dynamic on/off ratio reporting. Native didn't matter in the market anymore. Besides its rather meaningless too. Its not the chip, its the entire light engine. And JVC marketed its chip, the differences in its LCOS vs their Lcos. The market started reporting very high DI assisted on/offs. And JVC couldn't compete advertising wise. So they joined the DI wave. And they and their ad boys could argue they did it better and year after year after year after year after year can keep improving the implementation. Bet your house that this year at Cedia they will have an II 2 that is substantially improved. No Sir, they will never be we got it right the first time. I am curious about their chip R&D branch. do they really discover ways to improve the chip every year and rush to implement it or do they at some point in time say here are a bunch of ways or tweaks to improve its performance. these can be implemented all at once during production or incrementally giving us a way every year of coming out with a better chip. Naw, slap my face, Its continuing R&D every year with implementation shortly after discovery. yea. That's it.
So what can we expect this year?
A new round of e-shift improvements. E-shift X.
Improved Mensa Iris, that's Intelligent Iris (II or DI for those who don't work for JVC).
and another 9 items of improvements. I'll add them later
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