Originally Posted by davidahn
2. RS2000/NX7 owners: I read that the NX7 and NX5 are equal in brightness AND both have DI. Is the NX7's higher CR noticeable? Or should I get the NX5 and spend the savings on an anamorphic lens (obviously not the $8K Panamorph DCR)?
My RS2000 will be arriving at my home on Wednesday. No one has directly compared an RS2000 to an RS1000 yet so we are still going on specs. For me it came down to the incremental cost vs promised features. At preorder pricing the difference between them was a fair bit less than the $2k difference in MSRP. For that I looked forward to:
This is the main factor for me and why I'm going with JVC to begin with. There are cheaper, brighter options out there if I didn't care about contrast or black level.
In my room I'll be at minimum throw with a scope screen in a black/dark gray room and when I zoom out for 100" diagonal 16:9 SDR content like TV shows and video games I don't want to sear my retinas. I'd rather bring the brightness down to ~15fl and have great contrast/blacks.
Slightly higher lumens spec
This may end up being marketing only and not a true spec difference. As pointed out earlier, lamp-to-lamp differences can exceed 100 lumens easily so I'm not counting on it being much brighter but I do expect that at any point in the process where there *might* be a brightness difference the benefit will go to the RS2000 (see "binning" below)
With the brightness hit there's a good chance I'll never actually use this for content but I do want to have a better sense of what perceptible difference wider gamut coverage provides so that I can make an informed decision on future purchases where this may be a factor. And there's a chance there will be a point where the tradeoff in brightness might be worth it - such as *after* I have obtained a DCR lens.
There's the chance that the components shared between the RS1000/RS2000 will be binned
. This is complete speculation on my part and I don't think there's any way we can ever know if it's happening, but *if* it happens, I wanted to be on the side of the spec that benefits from it.
So it came down to a handful of features that seemed potentially beneficial for an incremental increase in cost. It was higher than my original budget but not so high that I couldn't manage it and I felt I would regret not getting as much as I could possibly afford in a projector that I expect to use for years. I did not go with an RS3000 because it would have been twice again as much for few significant improvements. I do plan to get a DCR at some point down the road.