Originally Posted by Seegs108
Yes, there is an extra filter. But it's not something that's recommended for use as you lose brightness and almost no one would want to use it as there is little content out there that's actually non -REC709. Like I said, they're all basically the same projector. The higher end models have a few gimmicks, almost all entirely software based. Oh and good call on the the lens cover....
I'm saying that internally almost every part that the higher end models get the low end models use too. Things that don't affect the PQ on a game changing level like the color filter, lens cover, high gloss finish ect don't really matter. The biggest thing the low end doesn't get is the extra aperture in front of the lamp, This is important for extra black level and contrast The picture the low end model puts out is remarkably similar to the high end model. Buyers should be aware the low end model lacks the software CMS and aren't going to get correct color without the use of an external processor, like a lumagen.
For the hand picked parts, refer to the video I linked to. AVForums usually has an interview with a JVC rep each year. In that video the rep talks about how the 2012 models got sorted. Top 5% for the X90, and next top 10% of manufactured parts went to the X70. My 3%, 30% may be off, but I thought I read that figure somewhere for the higher end models. Seeing how they now have more "higher end' models (4910, 49 ect) it would make sense for that second number to be higher now.
Well, if you are not a photographer, you don't care about Adobe RGB or Adobe SRGB, but if you are, you do.
Also, for video use, the filter might make it possible to display more colors (again, at the cost of brightness), when using an extended gamut like xvcolor, so this is might not be only relevant to photographers.
For example, as the new range is compatible with xvcolor (which is used in Sony's Mastered in 4K blurays), the rs5x/6x might be able to display a wider gamut when playing these blurays than the rs4x.
The Sony 500ES has a limited gamut because it doesn't have the filter that allows the VW1100ES to display a DCI gamut, so the Min4K blurays played on the 500ES (tested with an S4100, a triluminos compatible player and no incompatible device in between) look very similar when played with xvcolour enabled to what they look like when played in rec-709. The difference is much more visible (apparently) with Sony UHDTVs as they are able to display a wider gamut. It might also be more visible with the VW1100 thanks to its filter, but I haven't been able to test that.
So, playing a mastered in 4K bluray on an rs4x in xvcolor might result in a narrower gamut (les colors displayed) than when playing the same movie on an rs5x/6x, if you can deal with the reduced brightness of course. As you probably know, xvcolor is a gamut relative to rec709, and clips the colors outside of the native gamut the display is able to reproduce. I haven't made any tests with the new range (or with a vw1x00) but it might be premature to dismiss the use of the filter on the new models until we can see how they behave with content using a wider gamut.
I did mention that using a filter did cost brightness, so no idea why everyone keeps repeating this. Can't you read guys?
I also did mention the fact that the lens cover didn't affect PQ, so there is no need to roll eyes. Your post was inaccurate, I corrected it, you might not care about the information provided but there are more hardware differences between the lower and upper models than just the dual iris, whether you like it or not
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I looked at the video you linked, and it only confirms what I thought, which is that the x90 (rs6x) gets the top 5-10% of the components. Where do you hear that the X70 (rs5x) also gets handpicked components?Edited by Manni01 - 1/18/14 at 9:30am