Originally Posted by Mike Garrett
To eliminate the AVR, have you tried connecting the 9000 directly to the JVC?
Originally Posted by Aztar35
Turn off or turn down your overlay processing. Go to the MPC window and set Smoothing to 0 and Enhance to 1 or 2 and see if that has any positive effect.
Also, you might want to experiment and change the MPC setting from Hi-Res to Standard.
Originally Posted by Mike Garrett
When doing testing like this, be sure and not just back up to the scene you want to compare. You should take it back farther, so that the tone mapping can be established so that it will be correct when it gets to the scene you want to compare. Otherwise it could look different each time.
Okay I spent almost 2 hours on this and what made the biggest difference of all was...
A nice and warmed up lamp and projector!! ... and possibly the rest of the system being warmed up too.
That definitely made the biggest difference of all. No question. I sat down, turned everything on, checked the settings to see they were the same as before (frame by frame, MPC Enhanced 5, Smoothing 2,) ran that scene and the stuttering was there just like before, maybe a little less though. Experimented with your suggestions and started to see improvements. However, after some time to warm up, when I went back to the original settings...the stuttering was much improved compared to when I had just turned the system on. So a warmed up lamp and pj and system made the biggest difference of all, no doubt. No matter what I tried though, that scene wasn't completely 100% perfect but, I think it's just one of those scenes that is tough on a home projector. The lighting is funny, and the buildings seem slightly out of focus,. Overall though, it was the combination of both your suggestions, and, a warmed up system, that made a absolute HUGE difference so thank you.
Aztar35, your MPC suggestions made an enormous difference BUT...not so much in the scene at 4:21...but rather it made a world of difference in the scene right before it, in the picture below. The "screen-door effect" in the building I'm pointing to was almost 100% gone! A HUGE improvement. There was still some, ever so slight, but it only comes at the last second, and even then it was there was more of a color problem than anything else. So thank you for that suggestion! That takes care of the screen door problem! This is why I joined this site.
I did not experiment with changing the MPC settings from Hi-res to Standard because I just didn't see your suggestion until after the fact. So it was on Hi-res the whole time.
Mike, I connected the 9000 directly to the NX7 and back again, twice. My first impressions on the first try was that it made a definite difference in just about everything! (A very un-scientific analysis, I know.) But as I went along, the differences seemed less further apart, perhaps because the system was getting more and more warmed up.
When connected directly, I lose the ability to tweak the AVR850 because I can't see the Setup menu on-screen. So it's a toss-up as to what's more important. I'll have to experiment more. I think to really tell I need another Real4K adapater and run two of them to the PJ so I can do A/B comparisons without having to swap things around manually.
As far as your suggestion to rewind over a few scenes, I tried to for the most part but I was a little impatient sometimes, but thank you for that idea.
Thank you both for the help!