Originally Posted by krichter1
Hey what up Todd! Ditto Geoff's sentiments... thanks brutha! So was your reaction more of a "wow!" or a "Meh" on the 67?? Surprised to see CMD included on 3D so hopefully as you and Jason mentioned last year it could help 3D accuracy (perceived of course... bummer you mention the continual existence of ghosting though!
) In Thebes pics I noticed what looks like the same 3D emitter port so I wonder of IR is still supported and they either will be implementing RF internally or thru a new dongle using the same DIN pinouts? I've got a "3D station" rack full of 8 IR glasses I would hate to have to toss!
The DI announcement sounds promising but also scary to me with it being JVC's first crack at this (we all know JVC's history with "1st Gen" attempts
). Look how long it took Sony to get it somewhat right (even now most I know who run DI do it on the lowest settings because it sacrifices white balance/accuracy). If JVC can't control this setting in relation to the manual iris controls then I would be very leery using it at all, but I goes only time will tell (as it always does this time of year... let all the speculation and opinions begin!)
Keep on Toe Jammin' my brutha!
What is up my friend?!? Good to see you on here! Now we just need to hear from Sam and the band is back for the 2013 tour!
I thought both projectors looked great, but you start seeing 1,500,000:1 dynamic contrast figures and I guess I just expected more TBH, so maybe I just had my expectations to high. Just my impression though and I would love to hear from others who saw the demo to get their thoughts. I personally cant see splurging for the 67 in light of how relatively close it is in price to the 600 Sony (MSRP at least.......I am sure street will be quite a difference between the two) and I think the 57 would be the sweet spot. Again though, lots of variables and limited material on hand so all impressions from the show should be taken with a large grain of salt as usual. I would love to go in armed with a stack of discs and have control of the projector to know exactly what is going on which is just not practical at the show unfortunately.
I had the exact same feelings going into the demo as you as far as the II, but I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw and I think you would be to assuming my limited demo time is a reliable indicator which it may or may not be once we got these home and really started watching hours of various material. Who knows........first impressions were impressive though to my eyes.
I use CMD for everything on my 7000 in 3d (I turn it off for 2d) as I personally love it, but its lowest setting does not USUALLY give off the soap opera/behind the scenes look like the JVC does to my eyes. It will be interesting to hear how the new CMD is on the JVC and if they have refined the lowest setting enough to where it feels more natural than what it currently does (IMO). Either way, I always use the JVC CMD setting 3 for anything animated and like the results, so having this option now in 3d for the new JVCs will be a useful and welcomed feature for quite a few I would think. Great they finally got this enabled for 3d in the new models.
Also, as usual, these are pre-production models so changes could be made between now and release. I wish Zombie lived close as I would love to see a real and fair comparison when he gets his hands on one! Edited by Toe - 9/28/13 at 1:05pm