Originally Posted by tommarra
This is interesting - I had a chance to A/B Sony 285 and JVC RS440 / 5900X at my local Magnolia Bestbuy. And I can say that JVC beat the Sony in terms of black-levels and contrast hands down. A/B was at 1080p source, so cant say much about sharpness or HDR, but JVC image seemed more real.
I ended up buying the 5900X, but returned it because the eShift noise was driving me nuts, and the new N5/7 were just around the corner. I am hoping N5 is more than a match for Sony 295, with the dynamic iris and historically better contrasts.
I think the N5 is going to destroy the Sony 695ES. Forget the 295ES.
Originally Posted by Wizziwig
I just hope this new 4K lineup doesn't go down as a lemon. The last time JVC released a new projector design in 2010, there were some definite issues. Lamps dying early (requiring 3 lamp revisions to resolve), front IR sensor boards dying because of backward capacitor, HDMI lock-ups, etc. I guess there are some risks to be an early adopter. At least this time they are recycling a proven lamp..
Well the lamp is the same lamp as the previous units since the RS400/500/600 was released so there shouldn't be an issue there. I don't think the HDMI chipset or IR chipsets have changed. The panels were used on RS4500, the rest are pretty familiar ground for JVC. I don't anticipate any real issues. This isn't their first projector. And it's not such a drastically changed part that anything is super new.
Originally Posted by nater1
Has anyone measured the actual height of the unit? I really dont want to re-frame my projector mount (I hate drywall work), and am within 1/4 of an inch based on the measurements provided by JVC.
Originally Posted by KanosWRX
Glad to see I am not the only one struggling to fit this projector into a box one day! Seriously they are cutting it so close! Think I have 1/2" maybe. I have to take the vent cover off my projector box!
I think you guys will need more than 1/4 - 1/2" clearance. While JVC has ridiculous requirements listed like 8 inches from top and 12 inches on each side, I think you might want like 2" on top and at least 3-4 inches on each side. I redid my shelf mount to provide more space for my RS3000 on the way.
Originally Posted by Justin Morgan
Hi, can one of you experts please confirm my throw distance calculations are correct? I've pre-ordered an NX7. My screen is 115" Elunevision Reference 4K, 1.0 gain, 16:9.
According to the brochure linked in the first post, the minimum throw distance ("Wide") for a 110-inch 16:9 screen is 3.486 meters. For a 120" screen it's 3.807m. That means (3.486+3.807)/2 = 3.647m, or almost precisely 12 feet.
Looks right to me.