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I was after a cheap gaming rig, so last year I picked up a used Dell 3010 Optiplex with i5 3470 and 8gig of ram for around $140, added a GTX1060 3 gig card and a new PSU using Amazon Warehouse deals, and the total cost was about $373 (converting UK £ to US $). Amazon were doing a 480gig SSD on promotion for about $52 so I added that in too. I can use the Dells original hard drive and other spares I have for storage as well as a NAS I already have, so I can give that a go for basic MadVR and see how it goes. I can upgrade later.

I always used to use HTPC in my last theatre (since 2000), so this will be getting me back to a similar set up like I used to have. Sounds like things have moved on a fair bit since I moved house and was cinema-less though.

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Last night I played around a little with my Oppo 203 and my Panni 820. I brought the Oppo down to 250 nits output 4:2:2 and watched the RS2000 and it picked it up. I haven't measured anything yet but I think the Oppo JVC combo handled things a little better. More punch. Has anyone else played around with both players?

Also, the player doing BlueRay upscaling looked great on the JVC. It got me thinking a little that the 4K disks may not be worth it.
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JVC Canada has updated the free Lamp Form - They will likely have to change again as my dealer is now indicating Canada shipments may be pushed back even farther 😩
obviously they were not ready for prime time- dealer asked if was interested in Demo unit - likely just wait to see how whole thing plays out-
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I am gonna wade through this link to get started with MadVR. If anyone has any specifics related to the new JVC’s I am all ears.

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JVC Canada has updated the free Lamp Form - They will likely have to change again as my dealer is now indicating Canada shipments may be pushed back even farther 😩
obviously they were not ready for prime time- dealer asked if was interested in Demo unit - likely just wait to see how whole thing plays out-
I know of people receiving the NX7 in Ontario and my dealer is expecting a demo unit sometime this week.

To my knowledge JVC was sending projectors to buyers before giving them to dealers as demo units.
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Last night I played around a little with my Oppo 203 and my Panni 820. I brought the Oppo down to 250 nits output 4:2:2 and watched the RS2000 and it picked it up. I haven't measured anything yet but I think the Oppo JVC combo handled things a little better. More punch. Has anyone else played around with both players?

Also, the player doing BlueRay upscaling looked great on the JVC. It got me thinking a little that the 4K disks may not be worth it.
I use my Oppo103D to upscale my 1080p material and it does a great job!

However 4K material has a lot more to offer then just resolution. The wider colour gamut along with the HDR mode just seems to give the picture more pop. Almost makes the SDR version look a bit dull in comparison.
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Which test patters do you use? Can they be viewed through Panasonic 820 or projector directly?


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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?
I would hold off using autocal on the new 1000/2000/3000. JVC needs to work out a few bugs.
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If we are talking projectors and not cars (audi) go for the NX9 RS5 in nardo gray in lieu of the NX7 RS3
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JVC Canada has updated the free Lamp Form - They will likely have to change again as my dealer is now indicating Canada shipments may be pushed back even farther 😩
obviously they were not ready for prime time- dealer asked if was interested in Demo unit - likely just wait to see how whole thing plays out-
With this being Canadian, when was the old cut off date?

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I know of people receiving the NX7 in Ontario and my dealer is expecting a demo unit sometime this week.

To my knowledge JVC was sending projectors to buyers before giving them to dealers as demo units.
That is up to the dealer in the end, they are just moving them to client.
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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.
Here are just two example of what can happen.

Maybe it was a problem with Clone BD and the Atmos track, I don't know, I never followed it further.
And converting _ into a MKV container, that's what I meant.
I also know that one chooses the right video and audio track FIRST before ripping, assuming that one is going to rip the disc.

The irony of this is, that I never found MadVR difficult to work with or complicated, it's getting the disc decrypted properly etc.


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Last night I played around a little with my Oppo 203 and my Panni 820. I brought the Oppo down to 250 nits output 4:2:2 and watched the RS2000 and it picked it up. I haven't measured anything yet but I think the Oppo JVC combo handled things a little better. More punch. Has anyone else played around with both players?

Also, the player doing BlueRay upscaling looked great on the JVC. It got me thinking a little that the 4K disks may not be worth it.
I have played with both on my Sony 350es, which is a 4K SDR projector. The 820 gives a more even and stable picture. For some titles that I have found to be of lesser quality (Jurassic World, Harry Potter discs) it is better than the Oppo 203. However, for most titles of high quality (Black Panther, Ragnorak, Infinity War, Ant Man v. Wasp, Martian, Justice League), the Oppo has more pop and punch. Although the whites are occasionally blown out on the Oppo, most of the time, the image looks spectacular. I would say that on the 820 the image looks great, but not quite as eye-popping as the Oppo.

I've also compared the UHDs and Blurays of the same title, and I find the UHDs subtly more impressive. The difference is there, but not huge, on my 133" scope screen.

YMMV.
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I use my Oppo103D to upscale my 1080p material and it does a great job!

However 4K material has a lot more to offer then just resolution. The wider colour gamut along with the HDR mode just seems to give the picture more pop. Almost makes the SDR version look a bit dull in comparison.
I agree, and I can see the difference on my SDR projector (with a custom curve).

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Considering the delay in 2019-2020 JVC lineup, do you think JVC will skip a year on releasing new models or should we expect newer models around the 2019 holiday season??
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Since this thread is now the "MadVR discussion" thread, here is my view on it all.

First and foremost, for anyone who is reading these posts and thinking "This sounds like a great addition to my new JVC", keep these things in mind:

MadVR ONLY works with ripped content (i.e. computer files). I have heard you can play a blu ray off an internal drive as well, but I am not sure on that. It definitely doesn't work with Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, or any other streaming service that delivers 4k UHD. Nor will it work to upscale your PSVue, Cable TV, Satellite TV, or any other external source. This makes it an "accessory for watching blu rays". And this is basically what the Panasonic 820 and 9000 do, only they can also do a hobbled version of Netflix and Amazon and can't do files or a slick front end like Kodi. MadVR can do it better than Panasonic, but at the cost of an HTPC and a lot of setup.

So here is the "TL/DR" of my long post:
If you are like me and watch a lot of 4k streamed content, you will be using the JVC's internal tone mapping for ALL this content, not just the stuff you have ripped into files. It doesn't make much sense to add another tone mapping device for a small percentage of content unless it was super cheap and super easy to do without complicating your setup.

For me, Blu Rays are ~50% of my theater viewing, with UHD blu rays maybe twice a month, so perhaps 3% of my TOTAL viewing. For the other 50%, about 30% of that is UHD content from streamed sources that MadVR can't work with. So MadVR would get me better tone mapping on 3% of my viewing, and better upscaling on ~47% of my content.

The JVC already tone maps just fine for a lot of content, and it sounds like MadVR really only outshines significantly on some content. So of the 3% of UHD discs I watch, even if half are improved, this is only 1.5% of my total viewing being improved. That's a tough sell.
For the other ripped content (~47% of total viewing), I have doubts that the improvement in upscaling is significant enough to warrant the cost, but even if it was, there are other factors. I have a super simple system right now, with one source and 100% of my media available on that one source. I would lose this, and lose the simplicity of my system, as well as the uniformity of that system in other rooms of the house. I would have to abandon Plex in the theater for Kodi, and I would have to move half my content to a separate source, meaning I would only see half of my content at any one time. It is just too far of a step backwards for me to justify the cost.

All that being said, if I could get even an incremental increase in quality by just adding an HTPC and some free software, I would still do it, as long as I don't sacrifice anything I already have. That won't happen until MadVR works like a Lumagen (or like the internal features of the JVC) with just a simple in and out HDMI setup. When (or if) it ever happens, I will be the first in line to add it to my rack. Until then, it is just an accessory that would be a big step backwards for an incremental improvement in a small percentage of my viewing.

Now for the long version with details: (If you don't like long posts, just skip the rest)

I believe I am the perfect candidate for MadVR in some respects. I already have a pretty in depth file based media system. I run a PC based Plex server in my rack sporting an Intel i7-8700 cpu, 16gb ram, and 64 terabytes of hard drive space in 4 raid arrays. It is connected to my enterprise level network with 10gbe ethernet cables and switches, allowing me to rip content remotely from my office/gaming computer and send it to the Plex storage at ~300 Megabytes per second (about 3x faster than over a regular network, which is a big deal when moving 30-100 gigabytes at a time). And it is connected to the internet via fiber optic with 1000/1000mbps speed, meaning I can stream direct (no transcoding) over internet reliably as long as I have decent internet wherever I am. The cpu in this server can transcode 5 streams at once and still be able to send direct streams to all my TV's at once (tested 5 transcodes and 3 direct streams at once). I have around 900 blu rays ripped, and 80 4k uhd blu rays, as well as hundreds of TV episodes I recorded from HDHomeRun and removed commercials from. This wasn't a cheap setup, but it performs flawlessly 99.5% of the time.

Despite having all this content on file, I still won't be using MadVR (at this time)

Why? It would be a huge step backwards for me in every other way.
As I said above, I use my Plex server in the theater for about 50% of the content I watch in there. Of that, very little is 4k UHD (yet). I used to use Kodi, but file management was a pain, it took hours to get set right on the theater, then I had to repeat for all the other TV's in my house. Plex is a server, and the app is available on almost all devices. When streaming direct the quality is as good as off a blu ray, but when your media device can't handle it, it will transcode automatically and "just work". MadVR wouldn't work with this setup, so now I would be back to installing Kodi and having a different source to select to. Granted, with the Plex backend I could simplify a Kodi install, but Kodi doesn't get me anything I don't already have, and I lose some things like watching local TV (i.e. sports) that I get with Plex.

The other 50% of the time in my theater, I am watching Netflix or Amazon, and sometimes PSVue, HBONow, or ShowtimeAnytime. Most of the Netflix and Amazon I watch is in 4k now, and requires tone mapping. MadVR can't help with this.

But that isn't even the main reason I won't be using MadVR. The best thing about my setup is its simplicity. With just an NVidia shield player, I have ALL my content on one device. Everything from 4k UHD blu rays to upscaled network TV, and my projector never has to change sources, never even switches resolution. It just works. Oh, and it works pretty much identically in every room in the house, not just the theater.

For my girlfriend who is not the most tech savvy, here are the directions to use my system to its full potential:
1) Press the "Watch TV" button
2) Use the arrow buttons to highlight what you want and press the middle button to watch it.
3) If it has black bars on top and bottom, press the "2.35:1" button.
4) If it is "regular TV", press the "16:9" button.
5) If watching 4k UHD, press the "4k" button, otherwise press the "1080" button to switch the color/lamp modes.
6) Enjoy your content.

(3, 4, and 5 are for the theater room only, the other TV's skip these 3 steps)

99.5% of the time it works perfectly.
With the JVC and Paladin DCR lens, I will combine some functions differently (for aspect and HDR/SDR modes) but it will be the same basic functionality.

One last reason to not bother with MadVR: Despite rave reviews about how much better MadVR is at upscaling and tone mapping, I can't help but see it as an incremental improvement that is only really noticed by a trained eye. I don't consider myself a videophile, but I can see differences in quality video and let's face it, I have spent a lot of money on having a high end theater. My existing projector (Epson 5040) throws a pretty amazing picture already. Sure some think it is vastly inferior to a JVC or Sony, but I bet most people here would watch a movie in my room and think I already have a higher end projector. In fact, if it weren't for the 10gbps HDMI and the need for tone mapping, I probably wouldn't even upgrade. When I added the "harpervision" curve for HDR, it woke that projector up with 4k uhd content, and now I LOVE watching UHD movies in there. The JVC will be an upgrade, we all know that. But it is still an incremental upgrade. It's like going from a top of the line LCD flatscreen to OLED - better blacks, some nice features, but most people wouldn't see the difference unless you compared side by side and pointed it out. Furthermore, I will be adding an A-Lens for more light and better resolution on scope movies. That will be another incremental improvement. But once that is done, how much better can it really get? I am satisfied with the upscaling in the Shield, and the simplicity of it makes it even better. So as long as the tone mapping works decently in the JVC (and by reports it works great), why would I want to add complication, cost, and step backwards on simplicity just to gain some picture quality that I never knew was even missing and none of my guests would even notice?

As I said above, when MadVR supports HDMI inputs, OR PC's can start doing all the Android apps with all the features and bells and whistles (and MadVR can work with all of it), then I will be first in line to do it. I have long wanted to have ONE device in my theater for all my media, with one menu presenting all my options. I would love to have that with an HTPC, but you just can't right now. Until then, the Shield is the perfect device (for me), and you can't use MadVR (or even the Panny 820/9000) with it. You CAN, however, use a Lumagen Pro, so if by chance I really hate the internal tone mapping of the JVC, that will be my next purchase, despite the high price tag.

For anyone who is used to having a whole bunch of different sources, has easy access to their rack from the theater room, and/or likes to tinker with complicated systems, MadVR or the Panny players sound like really cool additions to your theater.
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Since this thread is now the "MadVR discussion" thread, here is my view on it all.

First and foremost, for anyone who is reading these posts and thinking "This sounds like a great addition to my new JVC", keep these things in mind:

MadVR ONLY works with ripped content (i.e. computer files). I have heard you can play a blu ray off an internal drive as well, but I am not sure on that. It definitely doesn't work with Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, or any other streaming service that delivers 4k UHD. Nor will it work to upscale your PSVue, Cable TV, Satellite TV, or any other external source. This makes it an "accessory for watching blu rays". And this is basically what the Panasonic 820 and 9000 do, only they can also do a hobbled version of Netflix and Amazon and can't do files or a slick front end like Kodi. MadVR can do it better than Panasonic, but at the cost of an HTPC and a lot of setup.

So here is the "TL/DR" of my long post:
If you are like me and watch a lot of 4k streamed content, you will be using the JVC's internal tone mapping for ALL this content, not just the stuff you have ripped into files. It doesn't make much sense to add another tone mapping device for a small percentage of content unless it was super cheap and super easy to do without complicating your setup.

For me, Blu Rays are ~50% of my theater viewing, with UHD blu rays maybe twice a month, so perhaps 3% of my TOTAL viewing. For the other 50%, about 30% of that is UHD content from streamed sources that MadVR can't work with. So MadVR would get me better tone mapping on 3% of my viewing, and better upscaling on ~47% of my content.

The JVC already tone maps just fine for a lot of content, and it sounds like MadVR really only outshines significantly on some content. So of the 3% of UHD discs I watch, even if half are improved, this is only 1.5% of my total viewing being improved. That's a tough sell.
For the other ripped content (~47% of total viewing), I have doubts that the improvement in upscaling is significant enough to warrant the cost, but even if it was, there are other factors. I have a super simple system right now, with one source and 100% of my media available on that one source. I would lose this, and lose the simplicity of my system, as well as the uniformity of that system in other rooms of the house. I would have to abandon Plex in the theater for Kodi, and I would have to move half my content to a separate source, meaning I would only see half of my content at any one time. It is just too far of a step backwards for me to justify the cost.

All that being said, if I could get even an incremental increase in quality by just adding an HTPC and some free software, I would still do it, as long as I don't sacrifice anything I already have. That won't happen until MadVR works like a Lumagen (or like the internal features of the JVC) with just a simple in and out HDMI setup. When (or if) it ever happens, I will be the first in line to add it to my rack. Until then, it is just an accessory that would be a big step backwards for an incremental improvement in a small percentage of my viewing.

Now for the long version with details: (If you don't like long posts, just skip the rest)

I believe I am the perfect candidate for MadVR in some respects. I already have a pretty in depth file based media system. I run a PC based Plex server in my rack sporting an Intel i7-8700 cpu, 16gb ram, and 64 terabytes of hard drive space in 4 raid arrays. It is connected to my enterprise level network with 10gbe ethernet cables and switches, allowing me to rip content remotely from my office/gaming computer and send it to the Plex storage at ~300 Megabytes per second (about 3x faster than over a regular network, which is a big deal when moving 30-100 gigabytes at a time). And it is connected to the internet via fiber optic with 1000/1000mbps speed, meaning I can stream direct (no transcoding) over internet reliably as long as I have decent internet wherever I am. The cpu in this server can transcode 5 streams at once and still be able to send direct streams to all my TV's at once (tested 5 transcodes and 3 direct streams at once). I have around 900 blu rays ripped, and 80 4k uhd blu rays, as well as hundreds of TV episodes I recorded from HDHomeRun and removed commercials from. This wasn't a cheap setup, but it performs flawlessly 99.5% of the time.

Despite having all this content on file, I still won't be using MadVR (at this time)

Why? It would be a huge step backwards for me in every other way.
As I said above, I use my Plex server in the theater for about 50% of the content I watch in there. Of that, very little is 4k UHD (yet). I used to use Kodi, but file management was a pain, it took hours to get set right on the theater, then I had to repeat for all the other TV's in my house. Plex is a server, and the app is available on almost all devices. When streaming direct the quality is as good as off a blu ray, but when your media device can't handle it, it will transcode automatically and "just work". MadVR wouldn't work with this setup, so now I would be back to installing Kodi and having a different source to select to. Granted, with the Plex backend I could simplify a Kodi install, but Kodi doesn't get me anything I don't already have, and I lose some things like watching local TV (i.e. sports) that I get with Plex.

The other 50% of the time in my theater, I am watching Netflix or Amazon, and sometimes PSVue, HBONow, or ShowtimeAnytime. Most of the Netflix and Amazon I watch is in 4k now, and requires tone mapping. MadVR can't help with this.

But that isn't even the main reason I won't be using MadVR. The best thing about my setup is its simplicity. With just an NVidia shield player, I have ALL my content on one device. Everything from 4k UHD blu rays to upscaled network TV, and my projector never has to change sources, never even switches resolution. It just works. Oh, and it works pretty much identically in every room in the house, not just the theater.

For my girlfriend who is not the most tech savvy, here are the directions to use my system to its full potential:
1) Press the "Watch TV" button
2) Use the arrow buttons to highlight what you want and press the middle button to watch it.
3) If it has black bars on top and bottom, press the "2.35:1" button.
4) If it is "regular TV", press the "16:9" button.
5) If watching 4k UHD, press the "4k" button, otherwise press the "1080" button to switch the color/lamp modes.
6) Enjoy your content.

(3, 4, and 5 are for the theater room only, the other TV's skip these 3 steps)

99.5% of the time it works perfectly.
With the JVC and Paladin DCR lens, I will combine some functions differently (for aspect and HDR/SDR modes) but it will be the same basic functionality.

One last reason to not bother with MadVR: Despite rave reviews about how much better MadVR is at upscaling and tone mapping, I can't help but see it as an incremental improvement that is only really noticed by a trained eye. I don't consider myself a videophile, but I can see differences in quality video and let's face it, I have spent a lot of money on having a high end theater. My existing projector (Epson 5040) throws a pretty amazing picture already. Sure some think it is vastly inferior to a JVC or Sony, but I bet most people here would watch a movie in my room and think I already have a higher end projector. In fact, if it weren't for the 10gbps HDMI and the need for tone mapping, I probably wouldn't even upgrade. When I added the "harpervision" curve for HDR, it woke that projector up with 4k uhd content, and now I LOVE watching UHD movies in there. The JVC will be an upgrade, we all know that. But it is still an incremental upgrade. It's like going from a top of the line LCD flatscreen to OLED - better blacks, some nice features, but most people wouldn't see the difference unless you compared side by side and pointed it out. Furthermore, I will be adding an A-Lens for more light and better resolution on scope movies. That will be another incremental improvement. But once that is done, how much better can it really get? I am satisfied with the upscaling in the Shield, and the simplicity of it makes it even better. So as long as the tone mapping works decently in the JVC (and by reports it works great), why would I want to add complication, cost, and step backwards on simplicity just to gain some picture quality that I never knew was even missing and none of my guests would even notice?

As I said above, when MadVR supports HDMI inputs, OR PC's can start doing all the Android apps with all the features and bells and whistles (and MadVR can work with all of it), then I will be first in line to do it. I have long wanted to have ONE device in my theater for all my media, with one menu presenting all my options. I would love to have that with an HTPC, but you just can't right now. Until then, the Shield is the perfect device (for me), and you can't use MadVR (or even the Panny 820/9000) with it. You CAN, however, use a Lumagen Pro, so if by chance I really hate the internal tone mapping of the JVC, that will be my next purchase, despite the high price tag.

For anyone who is used to having a whole bunch of different sources, has easy access to their rack from the theater room, and/or likes to tinker with complicated systems, MadVR or the Panny players sound like really cool additions to your theater.
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There should be a separate thread for MadVR with JVC new units. This thread should be reserved from specific information on the JVC projectors from owners.
The moderators should move the other information.
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Considering the delay in 2019-2020 JVC lineup, do you think JVC will skip a year on releasing new models or should we expect newer models around the 2019 holiday season??
I would be shocked if they replaced their current lineup this year already. They aren't even close to filling demand on the current models and there's no obvious weakness with them that needs fixing. I could see the NX9 eventually being updated to actually accept an 8k input, but there's not a whole lot of demand for that feature anyway. If I really thought the current lineup would be replaced so soon, I'd cancel my RS2000 pre-order. The 4500 might get an update this year, however.
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I would be shocked if they replaced their current lineup this year already. They aren't even close to filling demand on the current models and there's no obvious weakness with them that needs fixing. I could see the NX9 eventually being updated to actually accept an 8k input, but there's not a whole lot of demand for that feature anyway. If I really thought the current lineup would be replaced so soon, I'd cancel my RS2000 pre-order. The 4500 might get an update this year, however.
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Plex is a server, and the app is available on almost all devices. When streaming direct the quality is as good as off a blu ray, but when your media device can't handle it, it will transcode automatically and "just work". MadVR wouldn't work with this setup, so now I would be back to installing Kodi and having a different source to select to.

madVR works fine with Plex.

Just install the Plex for Kodi plugin in Kodi and Plex will operate in Kodi and use madVR for the back-end.

When you launch Kodi, you can have the Plex plugin start up automatically and you never see the Kodi interface, except for a brief second at the start. You are in the Plex interface the whole time and everything just works.
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Can the moderator rename this thread The MadVR/Dolby Vision thread and we start a new thread about the JVC projectors?


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My dealer says I'm up to #5 on his pre-order fulfillment list which according to him translates to "very soon". I'm hoping in the next month.
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Considering the delay in 2019-2020 JVC lineup, do you think JVC will skip a year on releasing new models or should we expect newer models around the 2019 holiday season??
We do not know for sure, but even if there is a new model, at most, I would only expect a slight change.
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The 540 is a fantastic projector and in my opinion the best bang for the buck on the market today!
Cheers. I absolutely agree coxy! They have gone down in price and they are an INCREDIBLE value.
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