Originally Posted by 24Changer
I've been lurking on this thread for a while, reading y'all's comments on adjustments, settings & things of such. As i am contemplating upgrading from a Sony 55ES to a NX7, all the talk on changing this and changing that, has me wondering is the JVC a projector that you can have calibrated and forget it? I'm not much for making setting changes just to watch this movie or that movie. I like to turn it on, sit down and enjoy and have a great picture to watch doing so.
Am I reading to much into the talk?
Greetings from your Mooresville neighbor!
The main difficulty with achieving a 100% "set it and forget it" Theater is HDR, and its current early stage of development. It's a little bit of the "bleeding" edge of technology where things haven't been fully standardized and worked out. Theoretically, movies would contain metadata that tells the player and display system what to expect, and provide consistent image quality. But the problem is this has been inconsistently implemented. Sometimes the metadata isn't there at all, sometimes it isn't accurate, etc.
So we as relatively early adopters (especially in the Projector world) have had to work our way around various fixes. And believe me, it was much worse just a few short years ago.
All that said, I find that with the Dynamic Tone Mapping of the current JVC's, especially if combined with one of the Panasonic players, for around 70% of the HDR movies I watch, possibly a little more, there's nothing I have to do - just hit play, and I'm good to go. There are a few outliers where I prefer to tweak settings to get things looking the absolute best. But with my prior experience with photography, I'm very tuned into certain aspects of picture quality, where some may be perfectly happy with what they're seeing, and feel no need to make adjustments at all, even for what I call 'outliers.'
With regular blu-ray, it is completely 100% 'set it and forget it.' Put in the disc, hit play, sit back and enjoy. And for many, it is the same way with HDR movies - they don't see/feel a need to tweak settings once they get things set up. Others can be more OCD about it, and feel the itch to tweak occasionally.
Hope this provides some perspective on this. You know how AVS-ers tend to obsess over tiny differences!