Originally Posted by Aztar35
Happy New Year to all.
I'll try to help, but your post is confusing me a bit.
First, streaming services do offer UHD content...e.g., Netflix.
Of course I am be aware of it.
. Anyone can see the uhd content availability, quite obviously on main screen on amazon prime and netflix!
I watch what I want to watch, based on interest and not whether or not it is UHD. Most of what I like to watch is, for the present time and probably for near future, seems to be mostly non UHD. It is simply a personal choice. Not suggesting that it is right or wrong! Frankly, I am not interested in discussing the merits or demerits of my watching preferences. I mentioned 1080p preference, only for the sake of projector selection/suggestion - that UHD/HDR is not important to me. Based on that, Sowk, a fellow member, suggested that I not even move from Epson to JVC nx7, although he ordered a NX7.
Originally Posted by Aztar35
Second, the new JVCs are reported to have a newer 4K chip, but don't expect these new models to perform to the same level of the RS4500, Third, if it's a lamp-based projector you're looking at against the likes of Wolf and a used 5000ES, you should then be considering the NX9, with its better lens and light output, and not the NX7. Fourth, the NX7 is expected to have better black levels than the 885. But keep in mind that no lamp-based projector I know of does true black, just different shades of gray. When you reach a shade of gray you're happy with, then there you go and you should begin to consider other things that make that make up the whole. Most laser projectors, however, can do a true black out, but unfortunately that blackness is not when image content is up on the screen.
While the NX9 might well be superior, the price differential between nx9 and nx7 is substantial and for ME, it would not be worth it. I am of the opinion that projectors need to be changed every 3 years. Discarding a $5000 projector, after 3 years is much more palatable for me, than spending $15000 or $20,000 on it and keeping it for 5 to 6 years. My point being evidenced by the differences between the Wolf and the Epson, with $80K Vs $1500 price point.
In three years, there would be quite a few laser projectors under $10k and with newer chipsets. I do realize that the laser light source is probably quite superior. Some people commented that the picture from a laser source appears "solid" and actually quite different/superior. I have yet to see a laser light source picture.
I am waiting to see the reviews/comments, after the NXx projectors are delivered. I realize that the 4500 would be quite superior, I don't know whether the newer chipset would make the difference between the nx7 Vs 4500 to be minimal - with the exception of the laser/contrast superiority of 4500 of course..
I keep getting tempted to buy the Sony 5000 (used) butI hesitate that in 2 years, it would be a bit obsolete and in 3 years, quite obsolete.