I have measured good samples and bad samples in the new N and RS series.
Also the Z1. That was not impressive. But did not have much time with it. It was shipped back to JVC.
I only had one chance to measure one NX9. Also, the only one here in Norway is in my cinema.
But I have "also" measured an N7 close to my NX9. In the same room and equipment. Same spot for my Klein K10A meter with a correct profile with my Jeti.
But the three N7 I have measured are quite
different. All with the shortest throw, so worst for contrast measurements.
The best had almost 89000:1 with high lamp -15 and 43000:1 fully open iris.
The worst 46000:1 with high lamp -15 same settings. and fully open iris high lamp mode 18000:1
And the middle one 67000:1 at -15 high lamp mode. and fully open iris high lamp mode 26000:1
An RS2000 that a friend has around measure around 52000:1. and have ugly bright corners. and fully open iris high lamp mode 24000:1
I have measured many N5. Best one up to 45000:1 worst 27000:1 all with -15 high lamp mode.
And a well-known calibrator here in my country got perhaps a super sample for a customer, Had almost 50000:1 with full open iris
Did I believe it NO, was it true YES.
You guys can also trust my measurements 100%, I also do control with a light meter if I smell something is fishy.
I have also done ALOT of studies on JVC projectors. I have owned them all over the last 5 years.
The best of them all was the RS600 that I had, then with on-off contrast.