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I have been toying with the idea of a budget HTPC and came up with this list for $672. I have to add a blu-Ray rip capable optical drive so add another 75 to it. It also lacks storage as I have several 120GB SSD lying around and a 8TB external drive that will be used to store my blu ray rips.

So for ~750 you can get a real kick-ass upscaling and HDR tone mapping system

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Removed double RAM, added SSD HDD so you can boot the PC. not bad though.
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Removed double RAM, added SSD HDD so you can boot the PC. not bad though.


Thanks! Appreciate the quick look and feedback .

(Have several SSD lying around do will use that vs buying a new one)

I probably need to add an IR receiver like FLIRC as well to make everything operable by harmony remote..


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Seriously ?, I'm surprised. The Dolby Cinemas that I have been in have been spectacular. At least the ones that are true Dolby Cinemas that offer Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos with lounge chair seating.
I been to two AMC Dolby Cinemas and the video quality was absolutely terrible; both had red entry lights that flooded the screen and the entire movie had a red glow to it. Poor focus at each showing too. Ive yet to find a good Dolby Cinema but I know they are out there. Won't ever go to an AMC Dolby Cinema again.
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Ive never used custom curves as they are too complicated for me. However I have used the tone mapping on my NX9 which is ok but a bit dark for my liking, even on high lamp. But when you see madvr dynamic tone mapping on low lamp on my 145" curved ST130 screen from my NX9, it is "night and day" as you put it. I would never go back!
I'm so curious about this MadVR tone mapping but it sounds so complicated. I've never even owned anything with tone mapping ability. I bought my UB820 and I'm waiting until my RS2000 comes in to use it. Would it have any benefits even with my older RS4810? Can the tone mapping help improve pictures on 4K HDR movies now? Does it help with regular Blu-ray movies?

I've never seen tone mapping improvements so I'm wondering if the tone mapping from the UB820 and RS2000 will blow me away. I wish that I could just buy a MadVR unit like I can the UB820. It sounds like it's very difficult to dial in. Is the Lumagen a lot better too? I can't even find out how much it is. And is it easy to use and dial in?

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Dang you all - gonna make me drop $1500 and who knows how many hours on an HTPC to see what this MadVR business is all about.
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That would be insane!!! If you have a 4xxx or newer CPU PC then you can easily re purpose it for just the price of a GPU.
So that's how much a HTPC with MadVR would cost? I don't have any PC stuff any more as I got sick of the issues I had many years ago. I only have use a Mac so I'm sure that can't be used. I wouldn't have the first clue of how to set up the MadVR.

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Problem with MadVR is it requires an HTPC. Just too much work and inconvenience. It is so much easier to just turn on the satellite TV, stream from the AppleTV or pop in a blu-ray. Plus it messes up automation and makes it too hard for the spouse to operate. Ripping, fighting copyright issues, organizing, storing, and updating content takes just too much time and money.

Granted once you go to all the trouble you get a great result but in a lot of cases the blu-ray HDR10, tone mapped by the JVC properly is already a stellar experience.
This is what I would love to know. If MadVR is the perfect 10 on a scale of 1-10 then what is the UB820? Does it rate a 9? The JVC tone mapping? Maybe a 8.8? Does using the UB820 and JVC get you a 9.2? Maybe that's enough.

So to use the MadVR you have to rip all of your movies? That would take forever!!! From the sound of it my wife would never want to use it either. I may have to just hope the UB820 and JVC tone mapping can be all I want it to be.

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Would be great if someone were to market a modular, set top "madvr" box that is easily upgradable---kinda like a poor man's Lumagen . I would be customer #1 .
How about a comprehensive tutorial on setting up madvr for newb's like me specific for the Nx series?
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The only thing I miss about upgrading from a Sony 385 to an RS3000 is 4k upscaling with reality creation and native motion handling. The RS3000 motion is almost as good but the upscaling is pretty poor.
I completely agree when comparing my RS4500 to my old 675ES. The upscaling on the RS4500 is comparatively poor. I think the new line and the RS4500 have basically same processing. However, I think JVC's motion has gotten pretty good. In fact, I don't notice the 675ES being any better in this regard. Are you using any of the motion interpolation algorithms?

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Thanks! Appreciate the quick look and feedback .

(Have several SSD lying around do will use that vs buying a new one)

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Yea, an FLIRC and grab a logitec K400
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I'm so curious about this MadVR tone mapping but it sounds so complicated. I've never even owned anything with tone mapping ability. I bought my UB820 and I'm waiting until my RS2000 comes in to use it. Would it have any benefits even with my older RS4810? Can the tone mapping help improve pictures on 4K HDR movies now? Does it help with regular Blu-ray movies?

I've never seen tone mapping improvements so I'm wondering if the tone mapping from the UB820 and RS2000 will blow me away. I wish that I could just buy a MadVR unit like I can the UB820. It sounds like it's very difficult to dial in. Is the Lumagen a lot better too? I can't even find out how much it is. And is it easy to use and dial in?
Hey Jim, I'm out in Hillsboro. If you wanna make a drive out I can demo it for you and if you want to build something I can help you set it up.

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So that's how much a HTPC with MadVR would cost? I don't have any PC stuff any more as I got sick of the issues I had many years ago. I only have use a Mac so I'm sure that can't be used. I wouldn't have the first clue of how to set up the MadVR.
I think you could bring it in and build it for under $1k depending on what you needed.

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This is what I would love to know. If MadVR is the perfect 10 on a scale of 1-10 then what is the UB820? Does it rate a 9? The JVC tone mapping? Maybe a 8.8? Does using the UB820 and JVC get you a 9.2? Maybe that's enough.

So to use the MadVR you have to rip all of your movies? That would take forever!!! From the sound of it my wife would never want to use it either. I may have to just hope the UB820 and JVC tone mapping can be all I want it to be.
MadVR is far superior. I dunno lets say stock projector HDR no curve is a 2/10. JVC tone mapping is 4/10 mainly cause most the time the movie has no meta data. Panasonic makes it watchable so its 6/10. MadVR makes it look like HDR so 10/10.

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I completely agree when comparing my RS4500 to my old 675ES. The upscaling on the RS4500 is comparatively poor. I think the new line and the RS4500 have basically same processing. However, I think JVC's motion has gotten pretty good. In fact, I don't notice the 675ES being any better in this regard. Are you using any of the motion interpolation algorithms?
No, i haven't really played with the motion controls much. I typically just prefer native motion and really the RS3000 is very close to the performance of the Sony. The only difference is I see a slight increase in pixelation when moving on the RS3000 with native motion.

My main complaint is the upscaling of 1080p content. It could be better.

But that is where the complaints stop. My picture detail, accuracy of focus across the screen, clarity, contrast, brightness, color space, black levels, tone mapping, picture mode control, lens memory, and memory storage are all vastly superior on the RS3000. My convergence is spot on and images are stunning. HDR 10 material is now user friendly with auto tone mapping and automatic HDR detection / picture mode selection. Not to mention that it is visually spectacular.

I'm very pleased with the new RS3000, it was worth the upgrade price and is a significant upgrade over the 385. Now if only I could find a buyer for the 1 year old Sony I would be in good shape.
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Hey Jim, I'm out in Hillsboro. If you wanna make a drive out I can demo it for you and if you want to build something I can help you set it up.



I think you could bring it in and build it for under $1k depending on what you needed.



MadVR is far superior. I dunno lets say stock projector HDR no curve is a 2/10. JVC tone mapping is 4/10 mainly cause most the time the movie has no meta data. Panasonic makes it watchable so its 6/10. MadVR makes it look like HDR so 10/10.
Hey, Markmon1. Two quick questions. Am I correct that the only way to get benefits from MadVr is if you have ripped the movie first? You can't just play a 4k UHD disc in the PC's player and have the software tone map the movie, correct? Second question. I have about 1800 blu-rays, 4k's and dvd's. Roughly how much storage space would I need to rip and store that?
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No, i haven't really played with the motion controls much. I typically just prefer native motion and really the RS3000 is very close to the performance of the Sony. The only difference is I see a slight increase in pixelation when moving on the RS3000 with native motion.

My main complaint is the upscaling of 1080p content. It could be better.

But that is where the complaints stop. My picture detail, accuracy of focus across the screen, clarity, contrast, brightness, color space, black levels, tone mapping, picture mode control, lens memory, and memory storage are all vastly superior on the RS3000. My convergence is spot on and images are stunning. HDR 10 material is now user friendly with auto tone mapping and automatic HDR detection / picture mode selection. Not to mention that it is visually spectacular.

I'm very pleased with the new RS3000, it was worth the upgrade price and is a significant upgrade over the 385. Now if only I could find a buyer for the 1 year old Sony I would be in good shape.
I think if you find a good upscaler so its 4K going into the projector you'll be happy. Of course I use madVR for that, too


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Hey, Markmon1. Two quick questions. Am I correct that the only way to get benefits from MadVr is if you have ripped the movie first? You can't just play a 4k UHD disc in the PC's player and have the software tone map the movie, correct? Second question. I have about 1800 blu-rays, 4k's and dvd's. Roughly how much storage space would I need to rip and store that?
Average space for bluray is ~30gb per movie
Average space for DVD is ~8gb per movie

There are also options to slightly compress if one wanted.

You can play directly but it requires some steps to unlock the drive and decrypt the movie before a madVR friendly player can play back. I'd look for tutorials on this. I prefer to rip everything so that when it's time to relax and use the content its just me on my couch with remote in hand. Even pulling out the keyboard is a big fail.
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Hey, Markmon1. Two quick questions. Am I correct that the only way to get benefits from MadVr is if you have ripped the movie first? You can't just play a 4k UHD disc in the PC's player and have the software tone map the movie, correct? Second question. I have about 1800 blu-rays, 4k's and dvd's. Roughly how much storage space would I need to rip and store that?
I couldn't be bothered to rip all my 4K discs either, plus Disney's seamless branching wreaks havoc with the sound and video sink...
Converting a 4K Blu-ray into a MKV container is very time consuming and it's most frustrating on movie night when the audio loses sink with the video.
Although playing a Disney decrypted disc on the fly like "The Incredibles II" still produce some problems in that respect.

So far I've tried MPC-HC with up dated LAV filters and MPC-BE and I've had some luck with those players, Kodi may better, but one can easily spend an entire weekend just getting a given player to work.
I used Kodi when it was called XBMC and with all non-licensed players, one has to figure out which is the correct sound and video track, or playlist, it can be a real PITA some times.
Even a product like Clone BD where it helps with this, it can still give the wrong one.
And then if a given movie is released on a Tuesday, you have to hope that the powers that be can decrypt it with in a reasonable amount of time so it can be watched on the weekend.

Once you get a player to function to your satisfaction, you can plug in the MadVR filter and start setting that up.

I haven't been trying to play 4K discs on an HTPC for a little while now, so maybe my info is out of date, but it seems that every time I try, there are always problems.
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Would be great if someone were to market a modular, set top "madvr" box that is easily upgradable---kinda like a poor man's Lumagen . I would be customer #1 .
Guess what... it wouldn't be much cheaper by the time you bought it retail if sold through the traditional AV retail channels, and it still wouldn't be able to accept HDMI input.

I doubt the electronics inside a single input single output Lumagen Pro would cost much more than a well-specced HTPC with a capable graphics card. AV gear and commodity PC hardware are completely different business models.
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That would be insane!!! If you have a 4xxx or newer CPU PC then you can easily re purpose it for just the price of a GPU.
@Kilroy, @ Markmon or anyone else....I have an MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6gb 192bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x 16 GPU. Going by the build guide on this forum,



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I think you could bring it in and build it for under $1k depending on what you needed.



MadVR is far superior. I dunno lets say stock projector HDR no curve is a 2/10. JVC tone mapping is 4/10 mainly cause most the time the movie has no meta data. Panasonic makes it watchable so its 6/10. MadVR makes it look like HDR so 10/10.




WOW ....almost makes me want to build a computer!
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I had last said that I was going to wait until the next model go round to upgrade my lowly Sony 40ES. I was considering the RS1000 as that was around my budget but was thinking I could save more money by waiting and let them work out a few of the kinks.

Well last week my projector finally bit the dust and pushed me to make a move. I decided to call Mike G. and we talked a bit and I placed an order for a JVC RS540. Said they should be shipping around mid March. It was cheaper then my budget and I am VERY excited!! I also talked with Chris at Cleveland Plasma about the RS540. Some great dealers around here and thats a great comfort.

Im going to use the RS540 for a few years then I may upgrade to a laser native 4K JVC unit at some point in the future. Im very excited for the increase in contrast and black level with the RS540 as well as hopefully a bit more brightness. I can't wait!
The 540 is a fantastic projector and in my opinion the best bang for the buck on the market today!
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I couldn't be bothered to rip all my 4K discs either, plus Disney's seamless branching wreaks havoc with the sound and video sink...
Converting a 4K Blu-ray into a MKV container is very time consuming and it's most frustrating on movie night when the audio loses sink with the video.
Although playing a Disney decrypted disc on the fly like "The Incredibles II" still produce some problems in that respect.

So far I've tried MPC-HC with up dated LAV filters and MPC-BE and I've had some luck with those players, Kodi may better, but one can easily spend an entire weekend just getting a given player to work.
I used Kodi when it was called XBMC and with all non-licensed players, one has to figure out which is the correct sound and video track, or playlist, it can be a real PITA some times.
Even a product like Clone BD where it helps with this, it can still give the wrong one.
And then if a given movie is released on a Tuesday, you have to hope that the powers that be can decrypt it with in a reasonable amount of time so it can be watched on the weekend.

Once you get a player to function to your satisfaction, you can plug in the MadVR filter and start setting that up.

I haven't been trying to play 4K discs on an HTPC for a little while now, so maybe my info is out of date, but it seems that every time I try, there are always problems.
I've never had anything out of sync nor has it ever been difficult to play anything back. "Converting" can mean a lot of things such as reencoding etc. But simply ripping a 4K UHD into an MKV file is not very time consuming. Nor do you need to baby sit it you start it and go do something else. It's super easy to figure out which is the correct track. You do that at the time you rip the disk not at playback.

I'll admit though, this type of stuff isn't an easy "one click" solution for non-techies.
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@Kilroy, @ Markmon or anyone else....I have an MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6gb 192bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x 16 GPU. Going by the build guide on this forum,

I gather this will be suffice to run madVR?
Maybe. HDR Tone mapping is not yet optimized so I'm not sure how successful folks with 1060's are at this point. You'll definitely need a better card if you want to benefit from the awesome upscaling though.

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One can still do custom curves with the new JVCs, right? Anyone tried any?
Correct

AND all the new JVCs will also do automatic switching with respect to custom gamma curves as well:


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I've never had anything out of sync nor has it ever been difficult to play anything back. "Converting" can mean a lot of things such as reencoding etc. But simply ripping a 4K UHD into an MKV file is not very time consuming. Nor do you need to baby sit it you start it and go do something else. It's super easy to figure out which is the correct track. You do that at the time you rip the disk not at playback.

I'll admit though, this type of stuff isn't an easy "one click" solution for non-techies.
@markmon1 :

I've been intrigued by the MadVR option for a while now. I'm reasonably confident I have the technical abilities to work through this, the cost seems reasonable, and apparently the improvement is more than worth the effort. With all that in mind, is there a "MadVR for Dummies" type of executive overview or summary available somewhere? I know there is a voluminous thread for the nitty gritty, and I've read bits and pieces here and there, but I'm thinking about something that would provide the 'big picture' here:

  • Hardware needed, in terms of optimal CPU, RAM, VideoCard, OS Drive, Storage Drives, Optical Drive capable of ripping UHD and HD Blu-rays, etc.
  • Software needed to rip these files
  • Estimates of the time to rip a UHD Blu-ray, an HD Blu-ray, etc.
  • Estimates of space needed to rip a UHD Blu-ray, an HD Blu-ray, etc.
  • Software needed to organize, access, and play the Media files
  • Hardware and software needed to remotely access and play these files
  • Common pitfalls, or inherent limitations with any of these steps

I'm not asking you to do this, as I'm assuming this exists somewhere, and just need a link or two.

While I recognize the convenience aspect of having all your movies instantly accessible and readily available, I have no problem walking a few steps to insert a disc. But it's the upscaling and tone-mapping benefits that do intrigue me.

Thanks!
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I've never had anything out of sync nor has it ever been difficult to play anything back. "Converting" can mean a lot of things such as reencoding etc. But simply ripping a 4K UHD into an MKV file is not very time consuming. Nor do you need to baby sit it you start it and go do something else. It's super easy to figure out which is the correct track. You do that at the time you rip the disk not at playback.

I'll admit though, this type of stuff isn't an easy "one click" solution for non-techies.
@markmon1 :

I've been intrigued by the MadVR option for a while now. I'm reasonably confident I have the technical abilities to work through this, the cost seems reasonable, and apparently the improvement is more than worth the effort. With all that in mind, is there a "MadVR for Dummies" type of executive overview or summary available somewhere? I know there is a voluminous thread for the nitty gritty, and I've read bits and pieces here and there, but I'm thinking about something that would provide the 'big picture' here:

  • Hardware needed, in terms of optimal CPU, RAM, VideoCard, OS Drive, Storage Drives, Optical Drive capable of ripping UHD and HD Blu-rays, etc.
  • Software needed to rip these files
  • Estimates of the time to rip a UHD Blu-ray, an HD Blu-ray, etc.
  • Estimates of space needed to rip a UHD Blu-ray, an HD Blu-ray, etc.
  • Software needed to organize, access, and play the Media files
  • Hardware and software needed to remotely access and play these files
  • Common pitfalls, or inherent limitations with any of these steps

I'm not asking you to do this, as I'm assuming this exists somewhere, and just need a link or two.

While I recognize the convenience aspect of having all your movies instantly accessible and readily available, I have no problem walking a few steps to insert a disc. But it's the upscaling and tone-mapping benefits that do intrigue me.

Thanks!
This might answer a few questions you have:

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/26-ho...tpc-madvr.html
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While I wait for the calibrator to set up my new N7, can I use Spyder4/5 Pro/Elite to get a sufficient result myself? If so what software do I use, JVC Autocal?
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I'd just set your black and white levels using test patterns and nothing else for now. I wouldn't run autocal on a new projector I think. I guess you could get a spyder5 and run autocal just for logging to see if anything need be done. I'd definitely not touch color in autocal though.
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Yea, an FLIRC and grab a logitec K400
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014EUQOGK
Speaking of remotes, out of the various Harmony remotes on Amazon, which would be the least model I would need to control an Anthem MRX 720, NX7, UB820 and future madVR? Thanks!
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The 540 is a fantastic projector and in my opinion the best bang for the buck on the market today!
Very true but they are super hard to find at the moment.
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Correct AND all the new JVCs will also do automatic switching with respect to custom gamma curves as well:
I have identified a user mode on my NX7 for SDR BT2020 (for those UHD BR movies where the Panny outputs in that color space). I was stunned that the NX7 automatically went to Natural & SDR BT2020 (with appropriate gamma settings) when presented with that format, rather than my having to manually make those changes. It then, automatically, correctly selected either HDR10 or Rec709 when new source material was played. This is a tremendous upgrade from the RS500 where I was constantly having to override the defaults for Gamma D, etc.
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I'd just set your black and white levels using test patterns and nothing else for now. I wouldn't run autocal on a new projector I think. I guess you could get a spyder5 and run autocal just for logging to see if anything need be done. I'd definitely not touch color in autocal though.
Which test patters do you use? Can they be viewed through Panasonic 820 or projector directly?
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