Originally Posted by mutiger
I finally got my projector on Friday. I was supposed to get an RS2000, but my dealer had better luck getting an NX7 so I got that instead. I much prefer the black lens ring anyway as it blends in better with the rest of my darkened theater and probably reduces a significant amount of glare that would otherwise be bouncing off an obnoxious, distracting gold ring.
Anyway, just thought I report on my initial findings. I'm replacing a Panny AE7000 and I'd read somebody else report this but the NX7 is not as bright. On 1080p stuff, honestly there's not a huge difference. Of course I didn't buy this for 1080p. With 4k material, the JVC is super sharp with colors seemingly quite accurate out of the box. At least I'm not seeing any obvious problems (no dead or lit pixels, no purple blobs, etc.). Fan noise on high lamp is somewhat of an issue as others have reported. The brightness difference between low and high lamp is most definitely not proportional to the change in fan noise. It goes from basically not hearing anything to definitely hearing it. If that ends up being the biggest problem with this projector, I'll be okay with it, but suspect JVC will improve on this in future models. Maybe JVC will improve with a firmware update, but I doubt it. As for mounting, I decided to just build a shelf at the back of my theater since I had to go further back with it anyway. Now I might add some sound-dampening foam to see if that doesn't deaden some of the high-lamp fan noise.
Of course I need a lot more time with it to provide a better assessment, but at least initially, I'm pretty happy. I had six cameras recording UPS deliver the projector in case the driver decided to play bouncy bouncy with it in my driveway, but fortunately they weren't needed.
Yea where you will benefit with 1080p content is if you upscale it prior to the projector to 4K. Not sure what can do that well as I use madVR but when you send the projector upscaled 4K from 1080p it will looks a real step up over that panasonic.
Video: JVC RS4500 135" screen in pure black room no light, htpc nvidia 1080ti.
Audio: Anthem mrx720 running 7.1.4, McIntosh MC-303, MC-152, B&W 802d3 LR, B&W HTM1D3 center, B&W 805d3 surround, B&W 702S2 rear, B&W 706s2 x 4 shelf mounted for atmos, 2 sub arrays both infinite baffle: 4x15 fi audio running on behringer ep4000 + 4x12 fi audio running on 2nd ep4000.