Originally Posted by ARROW-AV
Regarding the lens on the N5 and N7, the reality is that the lens is the same lens but which has been improved. In other words, JVC took the existing lens design and have made some improvements. Therefore, it is neither the same lens nor completely new, but is definitely better as compared with the lens on the existing eshift range.
That is the same what the Japanese JVC engineer told me yesterday at IFA 2018 (while waiting for the next presentation I had plenty of time to talk with him).
As one of my main interests is JVC's Clear Motion Drive frame interpolation that was the subject I focused on. Like last year he was very forthcoming but all I can write is that the frame interpolation in the new models is handled by a JVC inhouse product.
Watching the presentation of the NX9 (wow!) we first watched nature documentary content and then Pacific Rim
(mostly to show what JVC's improved CMD is capable of) UHD BD in "low" and "high" CMD settings.
I'm happy to report that there was no vertical banding whatsoever and no motion blur reduction artefacts whatsoever, quite impeccable.
Unfortunately JVC decided to hold N5 presentations until the timeslot between 5 and 6 p.m. (I wasted my time at Sony's presentation unfortunately) and I arrived there a quarter to 6.
Again, pretty impressive, accurate colors, great contrast and native 4K (the "N" is deliberately ambiguous as it stands for "new" and/or "native").
But the one thing JVC owners will probably need to get used to are the new casings' dimensions. The inrease in height is rather noticable and makes the new projetors look somewhat bulky, but I think performance will be more important than appearance.
Like last year JVC projected on a Stewart Studiotek 130 in 21:9 at a width of over 10 feet and clearly, again, was the best front projector setup and demonstration at IFA. Kudos JVC!