Originally Posted by Jue Liang
Well, to me, a newbie to the projector world, a $7k projector is not a lowly peasant at all. And I did not buy really expensive cars like Ferrari or Lambo. It was your discussion on cars reminded me some interesting experience from my another hobby. Actually every forum I followed has the same kind of arguments, no matter it is about projectors, or cars, or cameras, or speakers, or it is in Chinese or in English. I thought American would behave more professional than Chinese in these forums, since the market here is much more mature. But, hey, people are all the same.
To be honest, I may end up buying a JVC or another Sony because I have already seen the RBE and much poorer black level of my LK970 comparing to my current Sony, which is not good at black level either when comparing to a JVC or a high end Sony. I am still waiting for reviews from Dave, Kris, Arrow, and Javs. Only if they said that the LK990's smarteco can help lowering the black level significantly, I will buy an LK990.
I agree, its isn't a lowly peasant projector.
I was just making a joke, because some other users on this website have referred to it that way, and insisted that anyone buying this projector could not afford something like a Rs4500. (which me and you both know isnt true).
I saw that yours had hardware issues as well as the other Chinese user's, every new line of projectors is facing QA issues it seems atm. Even the new N series from JVC, they were over 7 months delayed, and are still being returned and showing up with problems. There are over 300 thread pages of people complaining about the N Series right now.
It sounds more like its just hard to ship out these little precise machines without shipping damaging them. I mean, we have all seen how they handle our luggage/boxes at airports, they dont exactly seem to handle with care in most situations.
Maybe the LK990 is a dud, and banding will always be an issue with the LK990 as it is currently? We dont know.
But we do know that some reviewers and people have been able to get amazing video quality out of the LK970 and 990, seen in posts on these very forums from users like Woofer, Tnaik4, Dave Harper, and even those chinese reviewers seemed quite happy with the Lk990, so its hard to imagine that the Banding is plaguing every device naturally, or isnt fixable.
Only time and honest reviews will be able to tell us the whole story.