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Here was Gary's response as far as the 2 questions I asked a few posts up which I linked here as well................
1. Any chance for a "game mode" this year to improve lag? Maybe it is to late even at this point, but then again maybe, just maybe this is something they might finally add after all the years of people requesting/asking for it? Is there some sort of technical limitation/reason for them not making this very popular request a reality? Any somewhat serious gamer considers 80ms of lag too high and many people who game to some degree end up not buying JVC projectors and end up going with a competitor for this very reason. Any chance for a game mode this year?
There's no Gaming mode as such but I understand that latency is slightly lower than previous models. I notice they have added the following to the brochure (available soon) "Additionally, as the amount of picture delay is very limited, D-ILA projectors are also well suited for playing video games."
2. Any chance the masking range will be increased enough to mask a variable aspect film for people doing the zoom method? I would think this would be an easy tweak to the JVC custom masking since they just need to increase the range, but maybe it is not that easy to change this for some reason?
I don't think this is possible, but I'll ask next time I speak to my contact.
So it looks like we have another wait and see "how much if any improvement" issue to test when we get a production model to play with. I further asked if there were any numbers he could find out for us as far as how much they have supposedly improved things from 80ms, so we will see if he can by chance get any info. If JVC truly improved this, you would think they would advertise it so I have my doubts. It would be good to know though since this could be a potential buying point for some vs going with a competitor IF things are improved to a significant degree. Gary did say slight improvement though, so chances are it is not enough to matter to those who care about this if there is any improvement at all. Who knows.