Originally Posted by Justin Morgan
How big is your screen that you're going to be 8 ft away from?
I went with the NX7 because it's native 4K and there's lots of native 4K content now. Tone mapping is nice, but I could get that with a Sony 695 and a Panasonic UB820 player. The JVC is a huge step up from my old Epson 6030 in terms of resolution and native contrast. My front row is also 8 ft from the screen (115" diagonal 16:9), and from there I can definitely see the screen door effect (SDE) on my Epson, unless I defocus it just slightly. For the JVC with 4K content the individual pixels should be imperceptible at 8 ft.
FWIW I'm building a new hush box -- my old hush box for the Epson is too small -- and will be running the JVC on high-lamp at all times for use on my 1.0 gain screen. Got to do something
to occupy my time while I wait for the NX7.
I don't really care about reduced lamp life, I'd rather have a brighter more colorful image given the light output reduction of the JVC color filters, along with a unity gain screen.
A JVC on low lamp on a 115" screen should be way bright enough. JVC's low lamp is only 75% of the high not 55% like many other brands My RS640 runs low lamp on a 1.0 gain 135" screen and it's very bright. A Sony 695ES + UB820 is close to preorder price for NX9 lols.
Kudos for sitting close though. That's exactly where you need to be to really benefit from the 4K.
Video: JVC RS4500 135" screen in pure black room no light, htpc nvidia 1080ti.
Audio: Anthem mrx720 running 7.1.4, McIntosh MC-303, MC-152, B&W 802d3 LR, B&W HTM1D3 center, B&W 805d3 surround, B&W 702S2 rear, B&W 706s2 x 4 shelf mounted for atmos, 2 sub arrays both infinite baffle: 4x15 fi audio running on behringer ep4000 + 4x12 fi audio running on 2nd ep4000.