Originally Posted by Seegs108
... None of the major gripes with the VW1000ES have been fully resolved and yet I don't see you mention these problems. ...
See, it does not make any sense at all to have further discussion as long as you keep telling wrong accusations. Cine4Home is the only professional plattform in Germany (maybe wordwide), who published for years now about the intense degradation process of SXRD and also of the VW1000/1100. Just last week, we discussed a VW1100, which was never used and its contrast fell down to 2000:1, just by sitting in a box. We also warned people that there are brand new HW45 / 65 out there, which color- and gamma drifted to an unacceptabe level and that it seems that the counter measures of the VW520 might not be enough. We also put directly pressure on Sony to help VW1100 owners who were affected by the degradation. And so on...
Lots of these things happen in german social media, on events and at dealer places, so it is no surprise that you might "not see" it.
Regarding the Z1: It being a first generation model is no excuse whatsoever as JVC is selling this machine on the market charging the price of a middle class car for it. JVC Kenwood is no hobby garage with amateur engineers, but a stock driven company which has to provide a price matching quality. Same goes to Sony and the VW5000, which sure is not perfect, and of course you can discuss if it is worth its price. But overall it represents its state of the art class much better than the Z1, at least until a significant degradation is proven. The VW5000 just beeing a VW1100 with attached laser engine is simply fake news, just take it apart and you will see for yourself (we did). If someone does not understand how much more difficult & expensive it is to develop and produce a 5000 lumens projector with such a high contrast and low noise level, he should not make such bold statements.
So if you and others do not inform yourself enough about our work or the products discussed, please do not make any wrong accusations here regarding my person, thank you!
Other than that, you have of course all rights to hate the picture of Sony projectors all the way you want, I do not care ;-)
And if it makes you happy, here the latest negative Sony discovery: The last FW-update of the VW5000 decreased the usability of the dynamic contrast function, which was very helpful to improve HDR quality, when used right (additional adaption in the service menu required).
Back to topic: There is absolutely no doubt about the fact, that the VW760 will steal the market from the Z1, as it provides a much better performance / price relation. This is what we wrote and only an extreme JVC fan or otherwise biased person would not accept that fact.