Wow! I must say... catching up on all these posts from the past four days definitely has its benefits (I think!), being one can assimilate the information in a very condensed and quick manner in order to form a clear?
Here's what I was left with in a nutshell (notwithstanding I have no real world experience with DI/II/IA in my theater and am left with forming appropriate direction from the smart people
in the room):
1) A dynamic iris implementation seems to be a very
complex and intricate application which is intended to improve overall (perceived), CR but could potentially harm the intrinsic value of the PQ excellence we have come to expect over the past few years. This talk really makes me nervous to think I would want to risk/sacrifice PQ (WB/GS/Gamma), for a perceived increase in CR. Mind you this seems as though this could bode well for the general populous who may not be as discerning as the Eyes of Mordor
are on this thread! So why would JVC risk all that at this point, unless as it was pointed out earlier in the thread, they felt pressured into including this feature to stay competitive in the industry? Or is it intended as a bit of a placebo in lieu of impending 4K releases in the next couple years (have to offer the masses something
each year right?). Or is it possible the high native contrast they have achieved at this point makes for an easier implementation of said technology and they actually have/will
pull this off?
2) If any of the prior gobbledy-gook is true... do we really have a high level of confidence JVC engineers are able to nail this level of complexity on the first go? Past history tells me no although I gotta say "fox 4K" w/ MPC seemed to be a winner in my book, so maybe they can. I guess only time and trusted reviews (like Cine4home!), will tell us for sure. As is with every year we go through this "pre buy nausea", it is
a risk... but also why they offer the heavy discount I suppose (we will either end up as smart buyers or BIG
3) With some of the "Sony fanboy" commentary on why JVC has failed this year Craig really nails it with this excellent summation about this years offerings... Enjoy the excellent, fully matured technology wise 1080p projectors we have now, at better prices than 480p was 10 years ago. Or, pay a premium to get the latest.
Truer words... so Kudos Craig! This could end up as a really good holdover for true UHD until prices come down to a more reasonable level (well... my level anyhow!).
Finally let me say I've also found the last weeks conversation(s) to be simply excellent; top notch! We have some of the best SME's in the world on this thread (I truly believe that!), but what I enjoy the most is the way it's offered; always helpful and full of openness and perspective without all that "I know more than you" & "mine is bigger than yours" attitude. So for that I say "thank you guys!".. it is a huge help to us lessors of the CE world!
Mark - TERRIFIC start tonight huh?! Whatta game... yikes!! Oh and to Todd . . . BEARssssss.