Originally Posted by joepaiii
What does switching to the custom gamma actual look like in practice? Can it be mapped to a button on say a harmony remote? Does it then trigger a long delay like an input switch?
I am really thinking of upgrading... not sure if I should look for a used 400 somewhere or get a 420/440. And once I am up to the 440 level I start thinking about a 520... really tough to decide anything!
There is a Gamma button on the remote that you press multiple times to cycle through all of the different Gammas available. You can map it to the Harmony no problem, I did.
A simple delay won’t work because it will reset to gamma D sometimes when it loads the menu or when you actually play the movie from the menu. Your best to wait until you actually start playing the movie and press the gamma button a couple times.
It looks a lot of RSx20 & RSx40 owners are messing around with making their own gamma curves.
I didn’t really like the way HDR looked on my RS400, even with custom curves...and if the owners of the new models don’t *love* the new built in curve and mess around with custom curves anyway, I didn’t see a point in upgrading. Instead I spent the money on a Panasonic UB900 & HD Fury Vertex (an Oppo 203 will do this by itself) which gave me SDR2020. I love it and am not interested in upgrading at all. I talked about this a bit at the bottom of my JVC 4K QuickStart Guide
I recently talked to a RS440 owner who was also unhappy with his HDR image. I walked him through all of the steps on my guide and he still ended up going with SDR2020 and now loves his image also.
Many many many people disagree with me on this topic and that’s fine. Any JVC owner is able to walk through the steps in my guide and decide for themselves.
As far as what projector you should get: A Time Machine...A couple weeks ago AVS was selling RS400 projectors on closeout for less than half price. They might still have a RS500 closeout available and I’d get that. I do wish the native black level was better on the RS400, it isn’t as good as my old RS46 but it is WAY brighter and looks MUCH better, even for HD & 3D. At the end of the day, I’m happy with my purchase.