Originally Posted by farsider3000
I really want the NX9 or NX7 but without HDMI 2.1 and the fact that there are many new components, I will wait this round out as there will be quality issues that are sorted out in the second year of production.
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Yes, my Dad advised me to "never buy the first model year of a new car"
because there will always be "bugs" that the manufacturer, owners and users will only discover AFTER they have purchased and used it for some time.
This advice also holds true for PJ's. I didn't follow my dad's advice, and learned my lesson the hard way. I bought the first year production model HDMI Sony Pearl (VPL-VW50).
We had to ship it back to SONY Corp SIX TIMES FOR REPAIR; SONY HAD IT FOR A TOTAL OF 18 MONTHS before they finally offered to "replace it with the next year's model Sony VPL-VW60, for a 'nominal fee''" ONLY AFTER WE CONTACTED AN ATTORNEY, GOT THE STATE'S "DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS" DIRECTLY INVOLVED AND THREATENED LEGAL ACTION!
Unsurprisingly, the replacement model Sony VPL-VW60 had rectified all of the defects that numerous Sony VPL-VW50 owners had encountered and reported.
We have put over 15,000 hours on our Sony VPL-VW60 without a hick up. Not one problem, and it has never needed repair.
Fortunately we use it nearly every day in a climate controlled environment and it is only now beginning to exhibit some panel degradation issues.
We are looking for a 4K replacement but aren't in any rush to be "early adopter" test guinea pigs. We will bide our time and wait for the "latest technology bugs" to be discovrred and worked out.
Another example are those who plopped down over $25,000 dollars for the 4K Sony 1000ES, only to discover it wasn't ready for prime time and couldn't even play native 4K without shipping it back to Sony for a "hardware update"! Hence the need for the Sony 1100ES.
Yes, the new native 4K JVC pj's, especially the 8Ke-shift look really good on paper, but we'll wait until after this year's models "shake down cruise" are over, and the "bugs" are discovered and rectified in next year's "new and improved"/updated models.