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Noticed that on JVC's website ....nice warranty for sure.....
Wow, really? I didn't see that on the website anywhere and I thought we we originally told it was the same length warranty as the 620 due to the pricing break this year. If this is true that is a nice surprise.

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Noticed that on JVC's website ....nice warranty for sure.....
Link?

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Reason I asked, if there is a link, it would be news to JVC, since it is not listed on their site, as far as they know.

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Wow, really? I didn't see that on the website anywhere and I thought we we originally told it was the same length warranty as the 620 due to the pricing break this year. If this is true that is a nice surprise.
620 has 5 year. 640 has 3 year with advanced replacement.
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Just purchased a RS540 (still in the box as new home being painted and new floors going in next week. I need a new streaming device - any recommendations?
Currently have a Roku but not 4K. Primary use is Amazon Prime and Netflix as well as Plex.
Any help will be appreciated. It seems there is no perfect box but some work better with a JVC projector that's why I posted here.

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620 has 5 year. 640 has 3 year with advanced replacement.
Wait, what? The 620 has a longer warranty than the 640? I could care less about advance replacement. That's a bummer. JVC's website still states the 620 has a three year warranty.

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I get that these new machines don't require the HDFury Linker in order to have DI and HDR, but is it also possible to do SDR WCG? Or does that still require an external unit of some kind? (Or is SDR WCG even desirable at this point?)
I also wonder about that. Last year people chose sdr + bt2020, is this still same or hdr now better? thanks bros and sorry for my English
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Just purchased a RS540 (still in the box as new home being painted and new floors going in next week. I need a new streaming device - any recommendations?
Currently have a Roku but not 4K. Primary use is Amazon Prime and Netflix.
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Do you already have a UHD player?

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I also wonder about that. Last year people chose sdr + bt2020, is this still same or hdr now better? thanks bros and sorry for my English
Some people choose to strip the HDR metadata (Oppo can do this) for use of WCG while not utilizing the HDR. This works in instances where there is not enough lumens to realize the full benefit of HDR.

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Just purchased a RS540 (still in the box as new home being painted and new floors going in next week. I need a new streaming device - any recommendations?
Currently have a Roku but not 4K. Primary use is Amazon Prime and Netflix.
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Nvidia Shield TV...I have used it for a few weeks now and all is good with Netflix HDR and Kodi, very fast and HDR works very well. However, the Shield remote is a POS!!!
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Just purchased a RS540 (still in the box as new home being painted and new floors going in next week. I need a new streaming device - any recommendations?
Currently have a Roku but not 4K. Primary use is Amazon Prime and Netflix.
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Do you currently have a UHD player? One option is the Panasonic UB200 at a great price. It will handle all current UHD discs and also stream Netflix and Amazon in 4K.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...aling_uhd.html

The current Roku ultra's also handle Netflix and Amazon 4K if you aren't planning on buying UHD discs.
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Not yet. Was thinking about the Panasonic 900 or the new 200 but not wedded to those choices.
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Do you currently have a UHD player? One option is the Panasonic UB200 at a great price. It will handle all current UHD discs and also stream Netflix and Amazon in 4K.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...aling_uhd.html

The current Roku ultra's also handle Netflix and Amazon 4K if you aren't planning on buying UHD discs.
This is probably the player I will grab shortly, or a newer version since I am still waiting a bit.

That said, I really don't like streaming from any Bluray player or from a PC (admittedly haven't tried the Panny). I prefer the Roku 4k or Apple TV, as it's just simpler with the menu system, right to the point.

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Not yet. Was thinking about the Panasonic 900 or the new 200 but not wedded to those choices.
Like Zombie recommended, Panny is a good option. I am using the 200.

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Just purchased a RS540 (still in the box as new home being painted and new floors going in next week. I need a new streaming device - any recommendations?
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Wait, what? The 620 has a longer warranty than the 640? I could care less about advance replacement. That's a bummer. JVC's website still states the 620 has a three year warranty.
Correct, the 620 has 5 year. The 640 went to 3 year with advanced replacement.
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Nvidia Shield TV...I have used it for a few weeks now and all is good with Netflix HDR and Kodi, very fast and HDR works very well. However, the Shield remote is a POS!!!
The Shield looks promising (as does the Panasonic 200). If the controller is a pain on the Shield will it work with a Harmony remote?

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I also wonder about that. Last year people chose sdr + bt2020, is this still same or hdr now better? thanks bros and sorry for my English
Actually it was the year before (RS400/500/600) that people chose SDR with WCG. Then Manni enlightened many JVC owners about custom gamma curves for HDR. At that point if you could get around 27FL out of your system, HDR with custom gamma curve was prefered over SDR with WCG. When the 420/520/620 came out you did not have to jump through the extra hoops to get good HDR. It just worked out of the box. Still brightness played a part in which you prefered. If you had the light output, most prefered HDR. If not SDR with WCG.
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Correct, the 620 has 5 year. The 640 went to 3 year with advanced replacement.
Thanks. I hate the advanced replacement due to the varying quality with these projectors. If I have a good sample I'd hate to exchange it for a worse one. I'd prefer to have my own projector repaired and returned. I can see how some would like it, just not my cup of tea; especially in lieu of a longer warranty.
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Actually it was the year before (RS400/500/600) that people chose SDR with WCG. Then Manni enlightened many JVC owners about custom gamma curves for HDR. At that point if you could get around 27FL out of your system, HDR with custom gamma curve was prefered over SDR with WCG. When the 420/520/620 came out you did not have to jump through the extra hoops to get good HDR. It just worked out of the box. Still brightness played a part in which you prefered. If you had the light output, most prefered HDR. If not SDR with WCG.
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Coming back to HDR, how big a screen can you afford with 27 FL considering the bulb will dim through its life?

Anything greater than 1.3 gain will show artifacts and hotspotting, what do you recommend?



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Coming back to HDR, how big a screen can you afford with 27 FL considering the bulb will dim through its life?

Anything greater than 1.3 gain will show artifacts and hotspotting, what do you recommend?



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Thanks. I hate the advanced replacement due to the varying quality with these projectors. If I have a good sample I'd hate to exchange it for a worse one. I'd prefer to have my own projector repaired and returned. I can see how some would like it, just not my cup of tea; especially in lieu of a longer warranty.
Keep in mind, you can still choose to send yours in to have it repaired.
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I have no restrictions on the throw, it will be ceiling mounted. It will be short throw plus may be 6 inches for headroom for corrections.



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Coming back to HDR, how big a screen can you afford with 27 FL considering the bulb will dim through its life?

Anything greater than 1.3 gain will show artifacts and hotspotting, what do you recommend?



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Lot of factors involved. Best if this is handled as a conversation, rather than back and forth messages. Also, I would want to be above 30FL, because you will get dimming over time. But based on what info I have, I would say 130" wide would be good. You could go a little bigger, but I would not go 140" wide. At 130" wide you would probably start off with P3 filter in place, but after lamp dimming, would probably take the P3 filter out of the path.

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Thanks. I hate the advanced replacement due to the varying quality with these projectors. If I have a good sample I'd hate to exchange it for a worse one. I'd prefer to have my own projector repaired and returned. I can see how some would like it, just not my cup of tea; especially in lieu of a longer warranty.
Keep in mind, you can still choose to send yours in to have it repaired.
Which I would, but I still lose 2 years of warranty which sucks.

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Just purchased a RS540 (still in the box as new home being painted and new floors going in next week. I need a new streaming device - any recommendations?
Currently have a Roku but not 4K. Primary use is Amazon Prime and Netflix as well as Plex.
Any help will be appreciated. It seems there is no perfect box but some work better with a JVC projector that's why I posted here.

Jim
The new FireTV supports 4K up to 60 fps, HDR, and Dolby Atmos audio. If you watch a lot of Amazon stuff, it's gonna be straightforward. Also, you can pair up an Echo device and control it all via voice if you're into that sorta thing.
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My 540 arrived yesterday. I just got it hooked up this morning and it looks fantastic! Coming from a Sony HW50ES.

I'm not equipped to do true calibration (don't have a Spyder or calibration disc), but can someone point me to recommended "good enough" picture settings for a large (54x137 2.35:1) Cima Neve screen?
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I thought the Panny 200 doesn't have the Amazon app. The Samsung M9500 is also a great UHD streamer, same Tizen OS as their Smart TV's, so plenty of Apps. The Panny UI is very 80's and sluggish. However one advantage of the Panny is the upscaling and the ability to specify SDR for 4K for Netflix.
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The UB200 has Amazon support, same as the UB900.

http://shop.panasonic.com/audio-and-...DMP-UB200.html

With pre-installed 4K apps for Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon, a variety of 4K content is at your fingertips
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Correct, the 620 has 5 year. The 640 went to 3 year with advanced replacement.
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