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The 2019 Model SONY vs JVC Projectors Comparison Thread

In this thread I will be evaluating and comparing the following incrementally over an extended period of time:

• SONY 295/270ES
• SONY 695/570ES
• SONY 885/760ES
• SONY 995/870ES
• SONY 5000ES

• JVC RS540/X7900
• JVC RS1000/NX5/N5
• JVC RS2000/NX7/N7
• JVC RS3000/NX9
• JVC RS4500/Z1



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JVC RS3000/NX9:

ESHIFT 8K EVALUATION & PERFORMANCE:

A slight but definitely noticeable increase in fine detail, sharpness, and MTF performance!

Some content is more noticeable than other, wherein some is very subtle indeed but other content the difference can be quite pronounced!

Check these out:

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/132991

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/132987

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/132988


Pretty significant differences!


Here's some further examples that are more subtle:

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/132992

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/133001

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/132995


Stunning picture and also razor sharp to boot! VERY close to the lens and optics performance of my JVC RS4500/Z1

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JVC RS1000/N5 vs SONY 295/270ES:

Both projectors fully setup, calibrated, and properly matched such that the comparisons are truely apples vs apples.

RGB pixel/panel alignment has been optimized as much as possible without causing more issues than solved. The SONY 295/270ES has pretty bad chromatic aberration, which obviously cannot be improved.

In all instances, SDR has been calibrated to 18 fL, and HDR has been calibrated to 34 fL; with the projection screen being 110" size Stewart Filmscreen SnoMatte 100 Reference unity gain screen, and throw distance of 4.3m / 14' 1"

In evaluations wherein 4:4:4 chroma subsampling support is necessary, such as with respect to the Quick Brown Fox test pattern, with the SONYs it has been necessary to enable the Input Lag Reduction, otherwise seemingly only 4:2:2 is supported; and similarly with respect to the JVCs it is necessary to disable CMD or else only 4:2:2 is supported.

For all SONYs the service menu item 21, namely the automated zone RGB pixel/panel alignment, has been disabled, for obvious reasons.


SCREENSHOT COMPARISON #1:

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/132376


JVC RS1000/N5:




SONY 295/270ES:






SCREENSHOT COMPARISON #2:

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/132377


JVC RS1000/N5:




SONY 295/270ES:






SCREENSHOT COMPARISON #3:

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/132378


JVC RS1000/N5:




SONY 295/270ES:






SCREENSHOT COMPARISON #4:

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/132379


JVC RS1000/N5:




SONY 295/270ES:






SCREENSHOT COMPARISON #5:

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/132380


JVC RS1000/N5:






SONY 295/270ES:






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Looking forward to this! I'm more excited about the measurements and information than I am about who "wins".
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Thank you, @ARROW-AV for reconsidering doing this great and surely helpful Sony vs JVC projectors comparison.
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I hear this is the thread to read about epson, benq, sim2, viewsonic, christy, barco, panasonic, nec and infocus projectors is that accurate?
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Can’t wait for updates in this thread!
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Thank you Arrow!!! I'm very interested in the opinion of people that actually have seen and compared Sony and Jvc last projection line and also waiting for Arrow's measurement too. I personally have posted my opinion after seeing both N7 and 695ES twice in the other thread. Should I maybe repost it here?
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Thank you Arrow!!! I'm very interested in the opinion of people that actually have seen and compared Sony and Jvc last projection line and also waiting for Arrow's measurement too. I personally have posted my opinion after seeing both N7 and 695ES twice in the other thread. Should I maybe repost it here?
Sure why not
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Wondering if the N5 will also be included?
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Sure why not
Today I had the second encounter with the N7. This time I brought my meter to check the native contrast and try to compare with my Sony 695ES.

The projector was calibrated, last time it was not.

The setup was very close to what I have in my theatre so 123" screen in 16:9 aspect ratio high contrast 0,8 gain. Projection distance 4mt (13 feet) so lens zoom almost to the max.

The N7 with low lamp mode and manual iris fully open measured 63 Nits on the screen (which is a lot with a 0,8 gain screen). In this setup I measured a native contrast of 22.000:1 while my Sony 695ES in the same condition measures 14.000:1

The bonus with Jvc is that you can close the manual iris and I could close it by 4 step and match the same light I have with my Sony (still in low lamp). The professional calibrator did set the manual iris to -8 and the brightness of the image was still perfectly acceptable. In that case the contrast I measured was 32.000:1

Unfortunately I didn't measure the contrast at -4 of the manual iris but I think that making a proportion it should have been around 27.000 - 28.000 so twice as the Sony 695ES with the same light output, not bad!

Some other things that I noticed this time:

- The lens of the N7 is way better than the 695ES. I saw some resolution images (1 pixel patterns) and Jvc had 0 problems with them while the Sony (even with low latency on, auto panel alignment turned off and Reality creation at low level) had some problems. When you look at the image of the N7 you see a lot more of fine details. The feeling is that it has more "monitor like" details (I don't know if I can explain myself). With 4k disks even a slight adjustment on the MPC was too much, there is already a lot of detail you should leave it to 0.

- The N7 was a very good unit. I checked the patterns with the white squares on the black background and it doesn't exhibit the problem Arrow and others reported, so no light scatter at all. The other N7 I have seen had some.

- The noise of the fan in high mode is very comparable to the Sony one. Last time the projector was set in a small place inside a piece of forniture and it was very loud. I think that both projectors mounted in an open space make the same noise in high lamp.

- For what I've seen the RGB balance along the different gray levels was very accurate on the Jvc even at 100 IRE. With my projector if I want 100% IRE perfect I have to make some compromises in the lower end.

So while both projectors can exhibit a stunning image the Jvc has some advantages that can't leave an enthusiast indifferent.

Hope that helps
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I posted this in the Sony VPL-VW695ES thread but I thought I’d check here as well. Has anyone measured the light output of the 695 projector? I didn’t check in the beginning but after about 140 hours, the most I can get in any mode is about 1470 lumens in reference mode with max brightness, D93 color temp, high lamp in the shortest throw. Reference mode with default settings gets me about 1370 lumens. The cinema 1 default is about 1220 in high and 720 in low. I was just wondering if that’s normal or if something is not right with my projector or lamp.

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