Originally Posted by Karl Maga
Many owners are quite happy with their NXx/RSx000 while utilizing DI. You exhibit a significant amount of angst with DI in this product series, are you considering other JVC series or manufactures? It’d be great to see you find a setup that works for you.
Having been very badly burned by SONY Corp with a previous high-end projector, I had been seriously considering purchasing the NX7 months before its release. I already have the necessary funds, and had every intention on doing so.
That all changed after the mysterious, never explained, entire NX series line shut down/production delay, coupled with the ongoing litany of seeming never-ending "issues", problems, "damaged in shipping", yellowing, vertical lines, DI clicking, clunking, overly loud fan noise in high lamp mode, real world performance native contrast specs that don't come anywhere near JVC's advertised specs... etc cropping up.
Frankly, ON PAPER the JVC NX7, or NX9 would have been everything I need and could have hoped for (except for the very lackluster native contrast specs compared to the previous generation of e-shift projectors, which blow this generation away).
However, thus far this FIRST GENERATION of JVC NX Series 4K lamp based projectors hasn't, according to owners and reviewers (Arrow A/V, for one) consistently performed reliably, or anywhere near JVC's advertised performance specs. There have been too many ongoing "issues" being reported by owners and respected reviewers alike to instill confidence.
And until JVC gets its collective act together and verifiably solves and FIXES these defects there is no point in my, or anyone else with common sense paying $8,000 to $18,000 cash (in my case) for a projector that has unfixed, malfunctioning yellowing DI "issues" right out of the box, along with a potential myriad of other problems that have been manifesting out of the blue, with use, over time.
Believe me, if the NX7 performed AS ADVERTISED, and didn't exhibit these ongoing issues, I would have ordered one months ago, and still could. But the ongoing reported "issues" from owners does not instill any confidence whatsoever.
As an informed consumer, with literally decades of A/V equipment experience, I refuse to play the fool, or to any longer serve as an unpaid, "early adopter", "real world" beata tester, guinea pig at my own expense to the tune of thousands and tens of thousands of dollars for any multi-billion dollar A/V company, including JVC.
I will wait until JVC learns all of the "real world", "in the wild lessons" gleaned from all of these "issues", problems, lower than advertised performance specs, being reported by early adopters and FIXES THEM in the next generation release or two.
When JVC proves they have permanently fixed the myriad of "issues" being experienced and reported by owners, when they have EARNED back my trust as a consumer, then I will gladly lay down the $8,000 to $18,000 of my hard earned money to purchase an NX7 or NX9.
It just seems like this whole mess could have been avoided if JVC had spent more time in R&D, and in TESTING BEFORE RELEASE.
Given the "problems", the NX launch/rollout unfortunately feels like it was rushed.