Ok, thanks for visiting. I'll start the ball rolling.
While i don't want to unnecessarily antagonize, i believe JVC wishes they could have had a better roll out of the new 4k projector models.
I suggested back in the fall, the new product release could see its fair share of birthing pangs, but was summarily dismissed by at least one dealer representative, suggesting experience with the rs4500 was more than enough for JVC to avoid issues with the new models. WRONG! But i think we all know WHY shooting down any cautionary comments was done, for dealers to secure more pre-order sales. Had there been more realistic expectations for the roll out, i suspect a number pre order sales might have been delayed, and a fewer number of projectors sold by owners placing pre-sales orders.
My complaint, AVS is not supposed to be a vehicle to be used by dealers to maximize product sales. Especially when the pre sales effort coincides with any misinformation or a withholding of information.
Is the new JVC roll out any better or worse than previous model introductions? Maybe not, especially if you try to compare the rs4500 and Z1, because of the general quantity of units sold. The higher quantity of the nx5, 7 and 9 might well present a greater number of affected units, even if as a percentage they be a fewer number of units.
While i know others disagree, but if i were inclined to purchase the nx5, 7 or 9, i would wait until a month or so went by after the final firmware fix was successfully implimented and no new units were being delivered with challenges. Or even at this point, maybe until we see what Cedia reveals this fall. Then again i have something in place to hold me over. Others that need to get a projector in place and do not want too purchase a hold over option, will need to navigate the possibility of what they will receive.
I just finished seeing both the sony 885es and 995es, and they were both excellent. I'll see a rs4500 next week.
I also just bought an isco 3L anamorphic lens rig from an avs member, to see how it will enhance my current projector, and the isco could also carry over to a projector upgrade.
Bottom line, i feel AVS has a little too much positive sales spin and obfuscation from some quarters, and until that changes, buyers need to seek independant information or be prepared to discover the truth only after they have become an owner.
Dont be too eager to take the leap. Use your common sense and be patient. Is a small pre sales discount really worth the current fiasco from JVC?