Originally Posted by Shankar_v
I am upgrading from a Sony VW550ES, and these are the two choices available to me in India. While doing a comparison, it was not clear whether the Sony accepts a 4K 60Hz 12 bit signal at 4:4:4 whereas it seems the JVC can. It is probably a theoretical point at best, but since I am spending a good chunk of money, may as well go for a better spec. The JVC also seems to have a better lens, somewhat like the 870ES.
Also, the 760ES is now end of life and the local guys cant tell me when the 870ES will come.
The flip side is that all my remote macros will remain unchanged with the Sony, and since it is end of life I can probably get a good price.
I mostly watch NF/PV. My equipment per signature.
Does any one have an opinion? And is anyone able to confirm the signal question?
The Sony most certainly does accept 4K 50/60hz 12bit at the maximum chroma level permitted by HDMI 2.0 which is at 4:2:2. The JVC will be no different.
They can both accept 4K 4:4:4 12bit up to 30hz.
The lens on the NX9 will be superior to the 760, but the lenses on the 760 are not rubbish as they may seem to be portrayed by some on here.
They are very good lenses, but they are simply not *as* good as the 870/NX9 items.
Whilst the NX9 (and 870) have reference quality optics, one must not overlook the inherent stability and colour volume of the laser on the 760. It makes for a much better viewing experience, especially if you are sensitive to micro flicker that bulbs produce.
The 760 is not yet end of life but it is expected that it will be superseded by a new model around October/November time this year. Remember also the 760 comes with 3 years warranty as standard.
You can wait and wait to buy tech and end up never getting anything. So I wouldn't worry about buying either of these now as they are both superb units that will not fail to impress.
Have fun choosing!