While i'm waiting for a CMS009 extension column, i mounted the JVC X7900 in a shelf so i can try it.
As i'm not going to perform a full calibration for now, i've selected the THX mode, and performed a basic calibration with HD709 basic patterns (Black/white level, sharpness).
The JVC is paired with a 2:35:1 103" Dalite HD Progressive HD 0.9, in an optimized room with a back velvet tent.
I'm temporarily using a Ziddo X8 as my HTPC is out for 2 weeks.
I've had 3 DLP's in the past (Mits HC3100, Optoma 82 and 87), and went with the JVC as i wanted to have the JVC black levels.
Unfortunately, i'm a bit disappointed ... Although the clarity on Dark Scenes is greater than on the DLP's, the black isn't really black .... i was expecting that on dark scenes, the black would be almost black, and the dynamic iris would provide a near fade to black, but even on Auto 1, it doesn't happen.
I then selected a HD709 0% Dark full window, expecting to "see" a fade to black, and "seeing" all the room disappear (like when the projector is OFF) but even on Auto 1 (manual iris at -8), i could still see the "grey" screen, and the light emitted by the JVC was enough to discern the surroundings around the screen.
- THX Mode
- Manual Iris at -8, on Auto 2
- Low latency On, the rest OFF
- eshift ON
- Ziddo is configured to use a Limited range (16-235), as well as the JVC.
Were my expectations too high, or could this be some misconfiguration?