Just had my JVC RS-2000/NX7 installed professionally.
I have not yet had it calibrated. So, these thoughts are on the picture just out of the box.
This is my first 4k projector. To date, I have had an exceptional Sony HW55ES 1080p projector, calibrated, that has shown exceptional picture quality.
To be quite honest, I really hemmed and hawed about upgrading to 4k. I was very, very satisfied with the PQ on the Sony. I mean, it's a great projector!
I spent this evening sampling a few titles. I started with INCEPTION
and THE MATRIX
in 4k. Those films are a little dark. The Matrix
has a green teal purposely throughout most of its first act. I really thought both those titles would WOW me, but I think the fact that they are not well-lit films didn't give me a huge sense of improvement in picture quality.
Next, I went with BABY DRIVER
, and there it was apparent how much better 4k was over the BD counterpart. The picture looked sharper. In fact, when I switched and compared scenes on the Blu-ray side, the picture definitely looked softer.
I am used to seeing 4k on my LG C8 OLED, and there the difference is just staggering. I mean, the picture looks night-and-day more stunning.
Projected, I don't see that kind of jump in PQ, but at the same time, I do see improved sharpness in the picture. I was kind of warned that I may or may not see a huge jump in projection 4k.
Black levels are not impressing me that much either. However, again, I am so used to seeing OLED 4k and I know it just won't match here.
3D looks fantastic on the JVC. Can't say it looks better than it did on my Sony HW55ES. I would rate it about the same -- and that's a good thing -- because I was always very happy with the picture output.
Amazingly, the JVC worked perfectly with these Samsung compatible 3D glasses
However, based on recommendations, I switched over to the Hi-Shock glasses
and they work equally as well.
My Logitech Elite Remote could not find the projector settings for the RS-2000 or NX7. However, it did find the codes for the NX9 and the projector is at least powering on and off with those commands. I have not gone any deeper into individual functions.
Of course, I need to get this projector calibrated. However, out of the box, I am very happy with the picture quality. I am a little disappointed that there isn't a substantial jump in PQ here, but I think that's the nature of the beast when dealing with projection. I mean, I see the difference. I appreciate the difference. I think in time I am going to become more in tune with the improved sharpness level and of course, the calibration will bring out more nuances in the picture.