Originally Posted by Lawguy
Frame Interpolation excites me not one bit but I am glad that it is being added so that people can stop complaining about the so-called motion handling issues. Now they will just complain about how FI stinks. Has anyone actually spent any time watching movies on a display with FI? I am not suggesting that JVC could not tinker with their panel refresh scheme to improve motion handling somewhat, but I am suggesting that what we see now with the RS series is not a flaw but a deliberate design decision...
Agreed. I don't know a lot about FI and the like, but from everything I've read on other projections, it sounds like a mixed bag at best, mostly with people complaining about the implementation and opting to turn such features off.
Here is my wish list for both major and minor improvements in not particular order:
- an improvement in the manufacturing process with alignment of panels to get more consistent convergence across units (i.e. no more "my convergence is great", "my convergence stinks"). The convergence of these projectors remains my top concern when purchasing a new one, and I won't purchase from anywhere without a liberal return policy for this reason).
- better convergence controls. 1 pixel movements across the entire screen is generally not very helpful. I agree that some solutions like Sony's .1 pixel increment is not great either because that causes scaling/processing. However it would be great if JVC could divide the screen into 4 or 16 zones and let you move 1 pixel independently in each zone!
- sharper lens. My RS20 is plenty sharp, but I'd like a bit more.
- it goes without saying, higher CR (better blacks and brighter images always welcome!)
- improve the ANSI CR significantly. I'd like to at least see it double into the 500-600:1 range. Doubt we'll see this happen anytime soon.
- better focus controls. This won't happen, but I actually prefer manual focus where I can sway the controls back and forth and hit that exact sweet spot. I never felt like I could quite reach that.
- better gamma adjustment controls. Anyone who's spent time working with these controls knows how fickle they can be and better be prepared to have hours on hand to dial this in right on your target numbers.
- eliminate the red tinge artifact (such as can be seen in referee zebra stripes during movement or scrolling tickets). This issue has been present since the RS1 and is tops on my list for what I want to see "fixed".
- add a 1% overscan adjustment. 2.5% is too much just to eliminate a few lines of garbage from a cable signal, but 1% would be perfect (and better than zooming out to hide it).
- fix what Greg refers to in general (not just with the RS20) as "image pumping" (temporary blurring/lose of focus in fine detail when an image moves, only to have it snag back into place when the movement stops).
What other types of improvements and features would you guys like to see?