Originally Posted by IrishHT
I'm just curious what everyone's thoughts are on the native contrast of JVC's e-shift projectors vs their new native 4K ones. The top e-shift model claims 160,000:1 whilst the new mid-range 4K is 80,000:1. I realize the new 4K does have dynamic contrast as well. Any thoughts on this? Thanks everyone!
We will find out what this means soon enough.
The NX9 has a different lens and thus a different iris, which if looking at the Z1 figures tells you anything means it stops down even more than the current eshift units to a level which is too dim to even be useful, so that could explain the higher contrast ratio on that one unit vs the NX7.
The 20LTD also had an iris which stopped down more than normal, my HOPE is that they did NOT put this in the new models, because that would mean the high contrast spec is a somewhat trick. -10 for eg on the iris would not translate to a similar brightness you have on the eshift machines at -10 now. This is something I will be exploring when I do a shootout with the NX7 and X9500. I am most interest to see wide open iris contrast performance. I hope its north of 20k:1.
With the DI on the new models, if you can still get a contrast ratio into the hundreds of thousdands when enabled, that might be very worth while to give up a slight amount to get some resolution in return.
Admittedly, I am most impressed with my JVC contrast when the DI does its thing, not so much its native, which is at 160k, so I am most anxious to see the new models.