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Originally Posted by dkersten
The question keeps coming up because there are entire pages in this owners thread about the Panasonic players, and to someone who doesn't understand the science, it makes the waters very murky. Why are some of the top tech people on this thread suggesting that adding the Panny 9000 such a big thing for these projectors, as if not using it cripples the functionality on a large portion of the media out there?
If the Panny 9000 can determine the correct metadata on the fly, then I can understand the significance. It still doesn't work for me to use one as I don't spin blu rays, but for those who do, I can see it being a big deal as previously the only way to do this is with a far more expensive Lumagen Pro.
And if the Panny 9000 cannot determine the correct HDR metadata on the fly, then all you are doing is setting a default that is likely incorrect on one device instead of the other. I don't see the point to it.
Either way, I am relying on the JVC to be "good enough" internally because for me the ONLY alternative is a Lumagen Pro, and I bought the JVC rs2000 so I won't need to buy a Lumagen Pro.
I would hope this would be the case too. Without having my RS2000 yet it's hard to get my head wrapped around what will work better and to understand what others are talking about. Then on top of that what settings to use on the UB820 if I want the UB820 to do the tone mapping and what settings for into be on if I want the RS2000 to do the tone mapping. I will only be using the UB820 for watching movies in my theater room. I just enjoy the act of picking a movie and inserting the disc. The other options are too expensive and to take time downloading discs to a hard drive seems tedious to me.
Theater Room - JVC RS2000, Dalite 148" Scope, Pioneer SC-65, Panasonic UB820, Energy APS 5+2(2), Energy AC 300(1), Energy CR-3(4), PSA 15"Sub(2)
Sports Room - JVC RS4810, Dalite 106" 16:9, Onkyo TX-SR875, Oppo BDP-103, Energy C-7(2) w/Energy S8.2(2), Energy C-C3(1) w/Energy S10.2(1), Energy CR-3(3), Energy S12.3