Originally Posted by Archie Bunker
I asked my original question in another thread, but I thought it would also be helpful to seek advice from owners of the JVCs.
My wife and I visited an AV dealer the other night for the purpose of comparing Sony to JVC. This dealer had a 295ES and NX9 setup for viewing. Prior to the following experience, I was sure from my research I'd be purchasing an NX7....
While watching a recorded TNF Football game (DirecTV 4k), the fast motion viewed on the NX9 was awful, choppy/jittery. When the same programming was viewed on the 295ES, the fast motion was smooth and realistic. I was shocked that an $18,000 MSRP JVC would have such poor quality as it relates to sports or other fast motion programming, where the $5,000 Sony was immensely better. When I inquired directly to the salesperson he replied, "the Sony's have always had better video processing than the JVC's. Now, the mid range 695ES is my best seller and that is what I would highly recommend for you. That being said, I believe the AVR and HDMI cables hooked up to the NX9 are a bit dated and the DirecTV signal is split many times in our store. You may have a different experience with JVC at home."
I believe I have very sharp/sensitive eyes, but even my wife has admittedly bad vision commented that if we bought the JVC and Football or other sports looked like it did in the store, she would return it immediately. I also noted that the salesperson was trying to push the 695ES for much of the visit.
A few questions to consider:
1. For those of you who watch sports on their JVC, what is your experience? Did I just get unlucky in mine?
2. Is the video processing that much better on the Sony's that fast motion is perfectly processed whereas, in my opinion, unwatchable on the JVC's?
3. Were there settings on this particular NX9 that may have been inappropriate for viewing of sports content?
4. Is it possible the dated AVR and lesser quality HDMI cables would be a contributing factor?
5. For 70% movie viewing and 30% TV/Sports either streamed on 300/300 internet or viewed locally via OTA antenna, should I be purchasing a 695ES over the NX7?
If my specific questions aren't guiding enough, I guess my main question is, how "real" was my one time experience based on what you owners see on a day to day basis? This will be my first projector purchase and I want to make sure I'm buying the right unit for my situation.
The motion handling on the NX lineup has been widely regarded as very good to excellent. Apples to apples no motion enhancements enabled I've not heard of the NX being inferior to the Sony. My guess is that the Sony had the motion handling turned up and the JVC didn't.
Honestly the 695ES is more of a competitor to the NX5 despite the price difference.
NX7 pros vs. the 695 ES:
- About 2-3 times more native contrast, better dynamic contrast as well
- BT2020 filter for more 4K UHD color coverage
- Around 500-700 more usable lumens
- Better processing, the NX7 can resolve 4K to the single pixel level where the 695ES can't
- Dynamic Tone Mapping of 4K HDR material, this is truly a game changer for 4K material
- Sony Reality Creation may add detail you like
There was also a shootout in this thread in Colorado of forum members that watched the Sony 295/695 and JVC NX lineup. All were calibrated, in the same controlled environment and the same room/screen. JVC was the winner. And that was before they implemented the DTM firmware. Which is a substantial leap over the Sony.