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I am now an NX7 owner. Installed and did initial setup last night. Everything appears to be working. No untoward streaks in the image. Convergence is pretty good. Came with firmware v2.07 installed. Have not (yet) experienced any vertical line issues.
The corners are pretty bright on a black frame, unfortunately. I would even say very bright. That's disappointing, but I need time to determine how noticeable it will be during regular movie playback, or if it will settle down any when the lamp breaks in.
Only have a few hours on it. Did some very rudimentary adjustment and calibration. I'm not too impressed with initial HDR performance, sadly. Very bad clipping of highlights, no image pop. Looks worse than regular Blu-ray. I'm hoping this is a setting issue.
I'm connected to an OPPO 203. I've been reading this thread for a while. There's a lot of discussion about best settings when paired with a Panasonic player, but very little about what settings to use with an OPPO. I understand that the OPPO has a bug that will not deliver Wide Color Gamut when using the SDR2020 setting, so I've been bitstreaming the HDR to let the projector auto tone-map. (I did quickly test SDR2020 and it didn't help the clipping issue much.)
I'm not giving up the OPPO because it has features I value that the Panasonic players lack (21:9 aspect ratio scaling, HDMI input, region-free mod for Blu-ray). Advice would be appreciated.
Please no suggestions involving MadVR. I am not going to upgrade my laptop and rip all my discs just to watch movies. Perhaps if the Envy comes out at a price I can afford, I would consider it. The Lumagen Pro is way out of my price range.
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