Originally Posted by Bytehoven
I'm curious, if holding onto the rs640 is partially due to the extra $$$ to upgrade, and that extra $$$ not quite being worth any advantages the newer model(s) may offer?
I'll say that prominently figures into my holding onto my x990 and maybe I may be more tight fisted with my stack than others.
The few areas in which a few newer models are superior, are not compelling enough to offset the cost to upgrade. And I've endeavored to immunize myself from the pressure that the grass is necessarily greener.
We could afford many of alternatives available, but as you said the rs640 image is really nice. Nice enough from where I sit.
A month ago I would have said I'd keep my rs540 till the day I die!
The chain reaction started when I decided it was time for an anamorphic lens. Once I learned that the eShift pj's couldn't use the DCR lens I knew I didn't want to have to buy a lens twice, so could just swallow the pill now all in one shot and be done with it.
And then the JVC DTM firmware update announcement happened.... The HDR implementation is biggest bone I had to pick with the rs540. Always needing to fiddle with settings/adjustments meant my wife couldn't just turn on the projector and "point and click" like on a TV, since tone-mapping was a constant issue. "Honey, just change it to SDR2020 if you're using the ub820, but use HDR mode and correct gamma settings when using the Shield or Roku for streaming."
In other words, I either spend $5k+ on an image processor + $5k+ on a Paladin lens, only to completely lose that investment when inevitably upgrading to the NX7 or newer in the future.
So.... Over $10k to upgrade my image WITH keeping the rs540, or over $10k for the NX7 + Paladin DCR (I bought b-stock lens) and have TV level ease of use + much improved picture quality.
So far every time I fire up the NX7 I have NO regrets. Even my stingy wife can justify my $$$$$ upgrades.
JVC NX7, Paladin DCR, 125" 2.40:1 Seymour Center Stage XD
(previous: JVC 540/790, Epson 5040UBe,+more)
Sony 75XZ9D, 75X900E, 65X850C, 800E, Panny 4K, Plasma, & more...
(Previous: 65" 930E, 940D, LG 65" C7, 65" 900E, Samsungs, etc...)
speakers: Dynaudio M1's, M3A's, BM15A's, NS10's, dozens of Bryston amps