Originally Posted by MMC57
I remain completely confused as so the aspect ratio the JVC NX7 will project on a 16 x 9 screen when 16 x 9 content for example NFL football is sent to the projector.
Since sports is the main use for my projector I do not want any black bars on the image... I only want perfect 16 x 9 geometry to fill the screen the full 16 x 9 image without any further manipulation.
You're really overthinking this.
- Your screen is 16:9.
- The projector's panel is natively 17:9, with 4096x2160 pixels.
- The projector's default mode is to only use 3840x2160 pixels in a 16:9 shape. This leaves thin black bars of unused pixels on the sides.
- When you align the projector onto the screen, the 16:9 portion of the panel should perfectly fill the 16:9 screen. The black bars on the sides should spill off onto your screen border. Because JVC projectors have good black levels, there is very little likelhood that you will ever notice them.
Would a projector with native 3840 x 2160 chip be better for me considering that 16 x 9 sports is the top priority?
I don't believe there is such a thing as a projector with a native 3840x2160 chip. There are, however, some models with 1920x1080 chips that use frame-shifting to simulate 4k.
Right now the two projectors I would consider are the JVC NX7 or the BenQ HT9060.
I am starting to think that the JVC NX7 is better suited for movies and that the BenQ HT9060 is better suited for sports.
I need a demo of the JVC NX7 with either cable or sat input showing HD content to see how it fills the screen.
JVC projectors are optimized for movies. If your primary viewing concern is sports, there are many less expensive projectors that will probably meet your needs. I would consider JVC overkill for that usage.
I have not seen a BenQ HT9060 specifically, but in general, DLP pixel-shifting "4k" projectors have terrible contrast and black levels. I do not consider them usable for movie watching. But that may not be a concern for you watching sports, which is almost exclusively shot in bright light with little shadow or contrast.
I think it would definitely benefit you to get a demo of any projector you're looking at (or at least similar models) before buying.