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post #31 of 38 Old 05-07-2019, 02:29 PM
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Major HT Upgrade Sony 295ES vs JVC NX5 and other components Please help

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The NX5 is $6k MSRP what prices are people actually paying? I am also currently using an AE4000 I had hoped by now we'd have 4k with lens memory for half to 2/3's that price.


Contact an authorized dealer to get current pricing. There are many on this forum—take your pick. But as Mike said, talking price here is against forum rules.


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Thanks guys was just curious. I'm going to start saving as I'll need a whole upgrade will add Atmos while I'm at it. If nothing else it looks like prices are coming down so I have hope.
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It’s not even a contest between the two. NX5 hands down.



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I see a lot of people posting this. I am in the market myself and was debating a 695es, but now am thinking I should look at an nx7 or even nx5 if there isn't that much $/benefit over it.

Although I see the 695es being offered on classifieds for sub $6k.
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I see a lot of people posting this. I am in the market myself and was debating a 695es, but now am thinking I should look at an nx7 or even nx5 if there isn't that much $/benefit over it.

Although I see the 695es being offered on classifieds for sub $6k.

I dont know about 695 but between 295 and NX5/7 its not close.

In the end all of these are really good projectors - and differences between 695 and say NX7 would be small, and in less than an ideal room (black velvet, light controlled) you will not notice the bump in contrast that NX7 has over 695 or NX5

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The NX5 is $6k MSRP what prices are people actually paying? I am also currently using an AE4000 I had hoped by now we'd have 4k with lens memory for half to 2/3's that price.
I too moved up from an AE4000. The other advantage of the NX5 is that it has an adjustment for a huge variety of screens that can be programmed. So my 10 yr old Carada Brilliant white (gain 1.3) is in the database. Not sure how much of a difference it makes, but I'll take it. If you are used to the lens memory of the Panny, the NX5 will be a big help, although it does not do it automatically.

Also, true 4K projectors are very new to the market, less than 6 months I believe, so not likely to be deeply discounted right now.

The NX5 (and the Sony 295) are huge beasts in comparison to the AE4000 so beware. The other issue is that the 4K projectors (these two at least) require a slightly greater minimal throw distance so if your screen is too close it may be a problem compared to the AE4000.

Upgrading to 4K gives you a much better picture no doubt but you will also need to upgrade the processor plus might want to add Atmos speakers too. That creates a whole new set of problems with running new wires for the speakers and a new HDMI cable for the projector (won't work with the old HDMI). I had to replace my Integra with a new processor. All this adds to the overall cost of the upgrade. Figure on at least $10K for the projector, processor, new BD player, Atmos speakers and the labor etc.

In my case it was well worth it I feel, have enjoyed my old system for just about 10 yrs now, if I can get another 10 out of this one will be vey happy :-)
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I dont know about 695 but between 295 and NX5/7 its not close.

In the end all of these are really good projectors - and differences between 695 and say NX7 would be small, and in less than an ideal room (black velvet, light controlled) you will not notice the bump in contrast that NX7 has over 695 or NX5
The contrast differences between a 695ES and an NX7 are going to be pretty significant (with DI iris enabled on both). I think even the contrast benefit of the NX5 over the 695ES is going to be somewhat significant. Currently, the 695ES is sony's best contrast projector still in production. Unfortunately, its full dynamic contrast isn't too much better than JVC's *native*.

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The contrast differences between a 695ES and an NX7 are going to be pretty significant (with DI iris enabled on both). I think even the contrast benefit of the NX5 over the 695ES is going to be somewhat significant. Currently, the 695ES is sony's best contrast projector still in production. Unfortunately, its full dynamic contrast isn't too much better than JVC's *native*.


Given the issues plaguing DI on new JVC I wouldn’t rely on DI contrast to make a buying decision. Many of us are disabling DI due to Yellowing, or highlight clipping.

At this time I think Native contrast is all that matters - until JVC issues a fix

Again just my opinion


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I bought a 695es used and have been blown away by the projector! If you can find one used I would highly recommend it!
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