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Forum: Screens   12-03-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Ron Jones
Below is a link for a good starting point for a...

Below is a link for a good starting point for a screen comparison:

http://www.accucalav.com/wp-content/uploads/accucal_front_projection_screen_report.pdf


For screens with close to unity...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-21-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,252
Posted By Ron Jones
I expect to see announcements/demos of a few new...

I expect to see announcements/demos of a few new Ultra HD Blu-ray players at CES in early Jan. 2017 (about 6 weeks from now). By then the Oppo 203 will be shipping (we hope) and it appears to...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-20-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17,422
Views: 606,938
Posted By Ron Jones
Gamma 'D' is what JVC intends to be used for...

Gamma 'D' is what JVC intends to be used for viewing HDR content. The Rec. 2020 profile is for Wide Color Gamut which is used on Ultra HD Blu-ray discs while HDR is a different feature of these...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-14-2016, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17,422
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Posted By Ron Jones
I agree that the ST Beyond space scenes were...

I agree that the ST Beyond space scenes were really good viewed on the RS600. Too bad the first 30 minutes, or so, of the 4K/UHD Blu-ray release are overly dark.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-10-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 44,861
Posted By Ron Jones
Correct - Ver. 6 JVC software with the Spyder 4...

Correct - Ver. 6 JVC software with the Spyder 4 and Ver. 7 software with the Spyder 5. No support for i1 products at this point.
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-10-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17,422
Views: 606,938
Posted By Ron Jones
Single chip DLP projectors inherently cannot have...

Single chip DLP projectors inherently cannot have misconvergence but can have chromatic aberration issues with their lens. So to answer you question - YES it is unfair to compare the two. What I...
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-07-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2,702
Views: 198,742
Posted By Ron Jones
Oppo says late this year is their target date for...

Oppo says late this year is their target date for the release of the 203.
Forum: Blu-ray Players   11-07-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2,702
Views: 198,742
Posted By Ron Jones
It's my understanding that Dolby will not be...

It's my understanding that Dolby will not be certifying DolbyVision for disc players until sometime in first half of 2017, so there is no way Oppo, or any other manufacturer, can yet claim a DV...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   11-05-2016, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By Ron Jones
It depends on the zoom setting/throw ratio. For...

It depends on the zoom setting/throw ratio. For the RS600 that I reviewed for Projector Reviews I measured 1587 lumens after calibration at mid-zoom (i.e., mid-throw) using high lamp mode and with...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-30-2016, 03:04 AM
Replies: 17,422
Views: 606,938
Posted By Ron Jones
It's my understanding that the DILA panels can...

It's my understanding that the DILA panels can operate at up to 120Hz. When fed a 30Hz or 60Hz signal they will display in native 1080p mode at 120Hz when eShift is turned off and when turned on...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-15-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17,422
Views: 606,938
Posted By Ron Jones
One pleasant surprise with the new 4K UHD release...

One pleasant surprise with the new 4K UHD release of Ghostbusters 2016 is the package also includes both the 1080p 2D and 3D discs. This is the first Ultra HD Blu-ray release I've purchased that...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-13-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By Ron Jones
That is a several (3 or 4) year old JVC model and...

That is a several (3 or 4) year old JVC model and it is not compatible with modern 4K video sources. I suggest you take a look at the JVC DLA-RS400U and the Epson Home Cinema 5040UB. The JVC has...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   10-13-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,235
Views: 63,527
Posted By Ron Jones
I have no direct knowledge if the Ethereal...

I have no direct knowledge if the Ethereal Gigabit accelerator uses the same type of chips used in the active HDMI cables, or something else..
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-12-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2,053
Views: 95,495
Posted By Ron Jones
JVC reps at CEDIA were saying the won't have...

JVC reps at CEDIA were saying the won't have valid native CR specs until the first production RS4500 projectors are available (probably not before mid-November). The pre-production units are using...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-12-2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 223
Posted By Ron Jones
JVC is the only manufacturer that specifies the...

JVC is the only manufacturer that specifies the "native contrast ratio", that is without use of a dynamic iris or dimming of the light source. The actual, unpublished, native CR for the Epson is...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-12-2016, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 223
Posted By Ron Jones
Either the latest Epsons (5040 or 6040) or the...

Either the latest Epsons (5040 or 6040) or the JVC DLA-X550 or RS400 would be an upgrade from your Panasonic. The following link compares the Epson 5040 to the JVC RS400 and give a sense of the...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-10-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 17,422
Views: 606,938
Posted By Ron Jones
A very quick note on my tests using the monoprice...

A very quick note on my tests using the monoprice "Premium High Speed HDMI" cables. These cables have received certification for 18 Gbps operation, from an testing lab authorized by the HDMI...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   10-07-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1,235
Views: 63,527
Posted By Ron Jones
I had a long discussion with the monoprice rep at...

I had a long discussion with the monoprice rep at CEDIA Expo, as well as discussions with a couple of other cable manufacturers. The story for active HDMI cables is consistent in that there are no...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   10-07-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,285
Posted By Ron Jones
Probably a variation of the UH6100 sold thru...

Probably a variation of the UH6100 sold thru retail dealers. My guess is the UH6030 model number is just for sale thru BJs while Costco has a UH61 which seems to be same as the UH6100.


Below is...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-05-2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By Ron Jones
Two projectors you didn't list that you should...

Two projectors you didn't list that you should certainly consider are the Sony VPL-HW45ES and the Epson Home Cinema 5040UB (it replaced the 5030 you do list). At Projector Reviews we picked the Sony...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-03-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 600
Posted By Ron Jones
Those overlapped pixels generate equivalent to 8...

Those overlapped pixels generate equivalent to 8 MPixel density but not 8 Mpixel information content. Single pixel wide test patterns have shown that JVC simply uses 4 Mpixels from the original...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-02-2016, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By Ron Jones
The X500R is a prior generation projector and is...

The X500R is a prior generation projector and is not directly compatible with the 4K/UHD signals from any Ultra HD Blu-ray player, or from streaming 4K players, such as the Roku 4 and the new Roku...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   10-01-2016, 06:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 600
Posted By Ron Jones
Actually there is a 50% loss of information as...

Actually there is a 50% loss of information as the JVC and Epson projectors display 4M unique pixels while full resolution 4K/UHD has 8 Mpixel. There is NO down conversion of a 4K/UHD image to 1080p...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-27-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 263
Posted By Ron Jones
The attached zip file contains a Excel file that...

The attached zip file contains a Excel file that will convert lux to lumens for you. I posted this a few years ago. You need to enter the screen size, aspect ratio and gain along with the lux...
Forum: Digital Hi-End Projectors - $3,000+ USD MSRP   09-26-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By Ron Jones
Among the advantages of a laser light source are:...

Among the advantages of a laser light source are:


1. Long life, typically around 20,000 to 30,000 hours depending on at what power level you operate them. Thus no lamp replacements every 3000...
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