Originally Posted by R Harkness
By "current 2013 models" do you mean the ones that were introduced last year, e.g. the DLA-RS66, DLA-RS56, DLA-RS4810, DLA-RS48/DLA-X95R, DLA-X75R, DLA-X55R and DLA-X35?
I thought I'd read somewhere that MPC could now be used with 1080p non-Eshifted, but couldn't remember if it was just the newly announced models (that I'm waiting to receive) or whether this occurred
in the models that came out last fall.
And it brings up an interesting question then: When the first E-Shift model came out, lots of us marveled at the MPC controls in that they brought out detail and dimensionality without much of the traditional side effects of halos and ringing. This was the case with Sony's Reality Creation processing used in their 4K projector as well. It was surmised that perhaps the re-scaling
of the images on the JVC and Sony to a higher pixel count allowed some forms of image processing - using those extra pixels - that were less detrimental to the image. Which was why we were seeing this nice new processing result only in these new 4K (and faux-K) projectors. The fact that Sony's Reality Creation has been generally judged to be more crude and artificial-looking on the regular 1080p projectors vs the 4K version, seems to add weight to that idea.
But, now, if you can try the MPC controls on the JVC's while they are in regular 1080p mode, I'm really wondering what the effect is like. Whether it is any different looking than when E-shift is engaged.
Has anyone here experimented with MPC in both E-shifting and non-Eshifting the image? (Jonstatt?)
One thing that intrigues me here is this: In terms of E-shifting alone, there can sometimes be a bit of a trade-off - for the smoother image it can sometimes look a teeny bit more soft. But once I engage the MPC settings I find the effect so compelling I really want to keep the image E-shifted so I can use the MPC controls.
But the new models coming out have significantly reduced the width of the pixel grid between the pixels, apparently making them less visible for a smoother image. I'm wondering if this may well get the image close enough to E-shift in terms of image smoothness/lack of visible pixel structure, that E-shift could be left off and one can still benefit from using the MPC adjustments.
Should be interesting. I guess I'll know sometimes next week.
(I'm getting really excited about this new RS57 projector, probably more excited than for my RS55. There are lots of interesting goodies and upgrades to try out on the RS57 this year. Further, when I was deciding between the JVC and the Sony VW500ES, one of my considerations was 3D, since I'm getting a bit more into watching 3D here and there. From my experience of the RS55, 3D is cool for a while, but a bit too unrefined to fully appreciate long 3D sessions. Whereas the Sony VW1000ES got excellent notices for 3D, which sounded good for the 500ES. So I figured that going with a new JVC projector would automatically mean just giving up on 3D for this year. But I hadn't realized that JVC had made some appreciable strides in making better 3D images in the models after the RS55. So, while I'm not expecting miracles or perfection at all, I'm now also looking forward to checking out more 3D along with the other upgrades in the new projector).