Originally Posted by avsforumsdsd
And that's the comparison problem JVC scales 1920 x 1080, to 3840 x 2160. A rather simple scale. Then it flashes the scaled component of that new resolution (lets call it 1920s x 1080s) separately after the original 1920 x 1080 frame, (let's call that 1920o x 1080o) is flashed. The 1920s x 1080s is e shifted over to put those pixels where they would belong on the screen if the JVC panel were 3840 x 2160. The scaling needed to be done to take 1080p to 4K (the Sony 4K panel) is much more complex horizontally. JVC's scaling is much easier. Physically shifted the new pixels generated by the scale so your eyes see them im the right place, is their licensed neat trick, E-shift.
Please don't consider this an attack but your post really reflects a complete misunderstanding as to what is going on and the comparative complexities of the various scales. Scaling to double 1920 x 1080 to 3840 x 2160 is inddeed a simple scale. but in order to get an overlapoed 3840 x 2160 using e shift the two flashed frames are simply not extracted components of the simple scale. There is massive complex processing going on especially in this years e shift 2 models. JVC has done a great joib here and I am not attacking it. It looks great but simple it is not.
The Sony offers two scales, one a simple conversion to 3840 x 2160 and then displays it using only the 3940 x 2160 portion of its 3 panels. The sides, 3.5% on either side are left unlit. The user has the option of using the full panel at 1.89 which of course is 4096 x 2160. The horizontal scale multiplier is odd , a smidge under 2.07. However, looking at the image from a scaled 1920 x 1080 to 4096 x 2160, the image looks to some even better than the 3840 scale. Of course then Sony allows its RC to be switched on and ajusted grossing processing or changing either simple scale.
When true 4K souce cointent becomes available, the JVCs unike the Sony 1000ES will become boat anchors for those wishing the better source content resolution and bit depth and belive me that content quality will blow away 1080p Bluray regardless of how large or small the display is.Edited by mark haflich - 12/28/12 at 9:59pm