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What is the benefit to more nits on screen with open iris if it also raises the black floor? Brighter highlights, I assume, but at the cost of raised blacks and reduced contrast. It seems like a properly tone mapped source would benefit most from higher contrast. Seems like most calibrates/pros on the forum recommend open iris or max light output for HDR so I’m sure that I’m missing something.
The main benefit is less highlights compression. With 125nits on screen, you can watch more scenes exactly as intended, with zero tonemapping.

Open iris is recommended for most sources that don’t do dynamic tonemapping ( UB900, Oppo, UB900 etc), as they use the same tonemapping for the whole film.

With madVR and the Radiance Pro, you can actually have a lower target overall because each scene is optimized with an optimal brightness factor.

But it’s still a trade-off, especially with the DI in its current state.

The raised black floor is mostly visible on fade to black. With most content, you won’t notice it.

The native goes from 30,000:1 fully open to 40,000:1 at -8. Again, not a very significant difference. Perceived contrast is about the same.
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Well to put the end to the scratched case story on my NX9. Today JVC product rep in my area came out and replaced the case. Very nice guy. Even helped me pull it off the ceiling and put it back up, which saved me some $. Excellent experience and good job to JVC to taking care of this with no drama.

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dumb question. Does the NX9 upscale all images to 4k when it send out to the screen, unless 8k eshift is enabled, then it does that? Reason I am asking is because i run 4k direct to my projector from my oppo 205 and I seperatly run my oppo 203 though my avr and then avr out to a darbee device then to the projector. I cant scale it to 4k from the 203 or AVR as the darbee wont recognize the signal then so it send out processed 1080p to the projector.

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What is everyone else using to connect their projectors over long distances? Any help appreciated.
I use Ruipro 15 meters but have also tried this https://www.amazon.co.uk/LinkinPerk-.../dp/B07MDYBYL7 in a 10 meter version with no issues at much lower price.
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You guys are MadVR experts - so a question for you:
For HDR tonemapping, in the Maximal Target Nits box, is there a guidance for what to use for projectors?

I tried using NeoXP's settings and set that to 10000, but the image was too dark. As i lower it the image keeps getting brighter, but i have not yet figured out what is an optimal point for it.

Is there a guidance for what to shoot for? I get ~80 nits on my screen in high lamp - if that helps.
Leave maximal target nits box at 10000. Instead, put 80 in the nits box. That will brighten up your image.
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I originally had ordered a RS2000. After a 1+ months of waiting, I got a notice early last week that there was one RS3000 unspoken for at a distributor, and so I pulled the trigger on it.

I'm rocking a 158" scope screen, so I can use every bit of light I can throw at it. The lens should help.
I too initially ordered an RS2000 but decided to upgrade to the NX9, also primarily due to availability.

My screen is a 156" scope screen, 1.1 gain AT screen. I LOVE the image, IMO PLENTY bright, even get the HDR highlights to feel sufficiently glare-y where I have to squint some. I was worried about brightness, no longer. I think I might even turn on the color filter (if it's not on already). I haven't really played with it much yet, working too much.

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My studiotek screen was installed today. Even the wife said she was amazed at the picture when combined with the NX7. GOT was jaw dropping on it.

If anything it’s too bright now. Calibrator booked next month. I have no idea about clamping iris down etc

I can’t recommend the projector highly enough.

One question, when zooming for a scope movie, if I pop back to the menu, which is 16:9, the picture displays outside the screen. Should I be using a setting to stop it doing this eg masking, or is it just normal because of the zoom?


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Official JVC RS3000/NX9 - JVC RS2000/NX7/N7 - JVC RS1000/NX5/N5 - Owners Thread

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Just got mine nx9 production march 19 with fw 2.04 its the latest firmware?
Anyway Blown away with out of the box for the PQ at least no more rbe lol, still need some calibration from pro



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dumb question. Does the NX9 upscale all images to 4k when it send out to the screen, unless 8k eshift is enabled, then it does that? Reason I am asking is because i run 4k direct to my projector from my oppo 205 and I seperatly run my oppo 203 though my avr and then avr out to a darbee device then to the projector. I cant scale it to 4k from the 203 or AVR as the darbee wont recognize the signal then so it send out processed 1080p to the projector.
The NX9 can only display 4K or E-shifted 8K. So everything sent to it will be upconverted to 4K or E-shift 8K, if you have E-shift turned on.
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Ok, so it looks like I will be moving in the next few months and get to build a room from scratch.
13.5 x 20 x 9.5 ceilings (100% light controlled)... I will be getting a nx5 or nx7 (still undecided) but my screen size is still up in the air.
Screen will be a elunevision AT 4k 1.0 gain electric.

So, I can either go with a 120" or a 135". Im a bit worried the 135" wont be all that bright from 20 feel away. This will be a 16x9 screen as its my gaming room as well.

Im sure I should just go with the 135 and be done but I dont want a dim screen. Currently with a 108" and its plenty bright enough with my 1.1 elunevision 4k reference.
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Well to put the end to the scratched case story on my NX9. Today JVC product rep in my area came out and replaced the case. Very nice guy.

How many JVC "product reps" are there in the US market and where are they located?

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Ok, so it looks like I will be moving in the next few months and get to build a room from scratch.
13.5 x 20 x 9.5 ceilings (100% light controlled)...

Anyone can do light control. It's light treatment that separates the special experiences from the relatively common.

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Ok, so it looks like I will be moving in the next few months and get to build a room from scratch.
13.5 x 20 x 9.5 ceilings (100% light controlled)... I will be getting a nx5 or nx7 (still undecided) but my screen size is still up in the air.
Screen will be a elunevision AT 4k 1.0 gain electric.

So, I can either go with a 120" or a 135". Im a bit worried the 135" wont be all that bright from 20 feel away. This will be a 16x9 screen as its my gaming room as well.

Im sure I should just go with the 135 and be done but I dont want a dim screen. Currently with a 108" and its plenty bright enough with my 1.1 elunevision 4k reference.
Any thoughts?


With my nx5 I shoot 20 feet back onto a 126” there nothing dim about it, hdr looks great and sdr is set to -7 manual auto 2 iris still plenty of pop, moving to the nx7 brightness is about the same( supposedly 100 lumens more but it’s gonna vary between samples anyways) and if you use the color filter you would eliminate any brightness you might gain or be less bright than the nx5. The only real advantage is double the native contrast, which in real world equates to a slight increase in contrast. I suggest trying to view them in your room first if you can, to see the real worl differences.
As far as brightness goes either one should be fine.


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Alright guys I’ve been doing a lot of testing the last couple of days between the Oppo 203 and Panasonic UDB-820.

I still feel the Oppo has a little bit more detail. The Panasonic did have a cleaner look. First pictures are the Oppo the second is the Panasonic.

Oppo 203- Default settings
Panasonic UDB-820 - JVC Pana-Q-BL settings

Both paired with a JVC NX5 Projector. Either way you still get a great picture. Both players are excellent.
Try adding a tick of sharpness in both the high and medium range on the Panasonic.

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Just wanted to give an update. We actually got some time to watch more material on the NX7. After some experimentation I found that setting the brightness to -1 in the Panasonic optimizer seems to be necessary to correct a bit of just above black gamma problems (reducing brightness in the JVC doesn't fix it). I could also reduce the overall mapping in the JVC to 2, but the overall brightness isn't quite where I want it. So this minor change on the Panasonic seems to be the sweet spot. I want to get a few more hours on it before having it calibrated. I'm sure that will change the settings I'm using.

Watched The Green Book and part of Captain America Winter Soldier. Both looked very good. Interestingly The Green Book uses a 2.0:1 AR, fairly rare in a movie. Also it's graded a bit to have a more sepia tone look, but overall a nice disc and good movie. Cap 2 looked very good from what I saw. It's a 2K DI, but the color pop and HDR made it worthwhile from what I saw.

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I need that too. SW Florida if any of you calibrators want some sunshine.
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Try adding a tick of sharpness in both the high and medium range on the Panasonic.
I did add 2 ticks but the Oppo still had a hint better sharpness. Still really close though.
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Just wanted to give an update. We actually got some time to watch more material on the NX7. After some experimentation I found that setting the brightness to -1 in the Panasonic optimizer seems to be necessary to correct a bit of just above black gamma problems (reducing brightness in the JVC doesn't fix it). I could also reduce the overall mapping in the JVC to 2, but the overall brightness isn't quite where I want it. So this minor change on the Panasonic seems to be the sweet spot. I want to get a few more hours on it before having it calibrated. I'm sure that will change the settings I'm using.
I read your comparisons from earlier, among other posts, and settled on using the UB820 Basic Luminance mode with optimizer on and HDR profile on my RS1000. I have played with the tone map slider at +1 and +2. Also set overall brightness for picture mode to -3. Have not tried using the Panasonic specific color profile yet, but from what I am hearing all the combos are pretty similar.
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What gamma settings are you guys using? I had mine on Cinema 1 but noticed it’s lacking contrast and adds some grain to low light scenes. Cinema 2 is too dark and everybody looks sun tanned. Should I use 2.2 or 2.4?
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What gamma settings are you guys using? I had mine on Cinema 1 but noticed it’s lacking contrast and adds some grain to low light scenes. Cinema 2 is too dark and everybody looks sun tanned. Should I use 2.2 or 2.4?
For SDR I'm using 2.4. HDR I'm using HDR PQ.

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Does anyone know what gamma THX is using?

It is just labeled as THX but is it 2.2, 2.3, 2.4?

Just wondering how it will be effected by a gamma autocal.
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I have privately asked a few of you that have experience with the rs3000 and everyone has said the DI was silent. It also sounds like the 1000/2000 has a silent DI mechanism, but that's a different lens and possibly a different DI mechanism they are using.
No wonder no one can get their projectors! You're approaching double digits on the replacement PJ count.

My NX9 DI is NOT silent, but neither is its fan in high lamp mode. It's may change some when I mount it in its final ceiling location yet (I first want to add cross bracing before mounting), but it is as far back as it's going to be, so ceiling mounting will only involve an elevation and orientation change (it's currently on a table, so closer to ear level).

I will do some A/B with DI on and off. Frankly, before I turned on the DI I was plenty happy with black levels; didn't know it was off until I looked in the menu. I'm perfectly pleased with my NX9 with its DI noise. This is not a deal breaker. The fan noise bothers me more, as it's louder and constant.

Either way, I will be building a hush box to solve both issues.
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What gamma settings are you guys using? I had mine on Cinema 1 but noticed it’s lacking contrast and adds some grain to low light scenes. Cinema 2 is too dark and everybody looks sun tanned. Should I use 2.2 or 2.4?
For SDR I'm using 2.4. HDR I'm using HDR PQ.
Thanks for the response. You don’t find 2.4 too dark at any point?
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Thanks for the response. You don’t find 2.4 too dark at any point?
I haven't yet, but this unit is not calibrated. Honestly most content has been 4K, but the first Hobbit (2K) didn't feel crushed in Gollum's cave at 2.4.

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They did send me the latest firmware 2.05 I believe, but unfortunately it did not take care of the issue. JVC did what ever the could to accommodate me including offering a replacement. But I only ha the PJ for 3 days and decided to return it. I will purchase it in the future when all the issues are taken care off. I still have a perfectly working RS 500.
From what I understand, you also have to do a "Factory Reset" after installing 2.05 to fix the problem. If you asked for 2.05 specifically to fix the vertical lines, they should have told you this. Have you done this?

(I'm not positive that the "Factory Reset" in the regular menu will do it. It's possible that it has to be done from the Service Menu. Ask whoever sent you 2.05.)
Spoke with JVC engineers. No factory reset needed with 2.05. Just do normal firmware upgrade.

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Does anyone know whether the new pjs are still using the same bulb?
I know that the housing would be different, but is it still 265w ushio?
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