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Help choosing replacement for JVC RS55U

I’m looking at the following to replace my jvc rs55u:

1. JVC NX9;
2. Sony VPLVW695ES; and
3. Sony VPLVW675ES.

However, the JVC NX7 is available for half the price of the NX9.

I’m leaning towards the nx9, but would love some input. My theatre is totally dark. Throw distance is 16’. Screen size is 110".

Thanks in advance.
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I’m looking at the following to replace my jvc rs55u:

1. JVC NX9;
2. Sony VPLVW695ES; and
3. Sony VPLVW675ES.

However, the JVC NX7 is available for half the price of the NX9.

I’m leaning towards the nx9, but would love some input. My theatre is totally dark. Throw distance is 16’. Screen size is 110".

Thanks in advance.
I would throw out number three, unless you could get it quite a bit cheaper than number two. Also, if considering the VW695, I do not understand why you do not have the RS2000/NX7 on your list?
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I would throw out number three, unless you could get it quite a bit cheaper than number two. Also, if considering the VW695, I do not understand why you do not have the RS2000/NX7 on your list?
I would consider it. I will also add that my usage for the projector is movies/live sports on the weekends. No gaming.Which would you choose? Thanks for your help.
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I would consider it. I will also add that my usage for the projector is movies/live sports on the weekends. No gaming.Which would you choose? Thanks for your help.
If not taking cost into account, the RS3000/NX9, hands down. So it really depends on your budget. What sports are you watching?
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If not taking cost into account, the RS3000/NX9, hands down. So it really depends on your budget. What sports are you watching?
If it’s worth the price, I can stomach it. Just want something nice and reliable (and hopefully a huge upgrade from my old model!).

College football, mostly. Some nba. That’s it.

I really appreciate your input.
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If it’s worth the price, I can stomach it. Just want something nice and reliable (and hopefully a huge upgrade from my old model!).

College football, mostly. Some nba. That’s it.

I really appreciate your input.
If it is in your budget, great projector. I really like my RS3000.
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If it’s worth the price, I can stomach it. Just want something nice and reliable (and hopefully a huge upgrade from my old model!).



College football, mostly. Some nba. That’s it.



I really appreciate your input.
What is your seating distance? The resolution difference between True 4K and Faux 4K is almost imperceptible on a 110 inch screen once you get beyond 10 ft.

What is the breakdown of projector viewing by percentage: 1. HDR vs SDR 2. Movie, Sports, Television. 99% of sports broadcasting is either 720P/1080P. There are some really great eshift 4k models out there from both JVC and Epson.


If you don't really watch a ton of 4K/HDR movies just wondering if spending all that money on a true 4K projector is worth it.

As Mike can tell you there are some great deals to be found still on the JVC 790 and JVC 970 if you can find them.

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What is your seating distance? The resolution difference between True 4K and Faux 4K is almost imperceptible on a 110 inch screen once you get beyond 10 ft.

What is the breakdown of projector viewing by percentage: 1. HDR vs SDR 2. Movie, Sports, Television. 99% of sports broadcasting is either 720P/1080P. There are some really great eshift 4k models out there from both JVC and Epson.


If you don't really watch a ton of 4K/HDR movies just wondering if spending all that money on a true 4K projector is worth it.

As Mike can tell you there are some great deals to be found still on the JVC 790 and JVC 970 if you can find them.

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The front row seating distance is 13’ feet. We don’t watch hardly any 4K/hdr movies. I do have an oppo 205 that has the capability of playing those, though. I would say movies/Netflix is 40% and sports is 60%. Just don’t want to have to upgrade in 3 or 4 years if 4K content significantly increases.

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The front row seating distance is 13’ feet. We don’t watch hardly any 4K/hdr movies. I do have an oppo 205 that has the capability of playing those, though. I would say movies/Netflix is 40% and sports is 60%. Just don’t want to have to upgrade in 3 or 4 years if 4K content significantly increases.



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I can understand not wanting to upgrade again. You already own a decent 1080P projector.

Within five years a true 4k laser projector with 3000 lumens should be a reality at the same price point of the RS3000. If you said you watch a ton of 4K/HDR movies maybe I could see the price being justified for the picture quality performance increase 4K/HDR viewing would bring you .

But for 60% sports watching I personally would have a hard time justifying the price of an RS3000. Amazing projector especially with the Dynamic Tone Mapping free firmware upgrade due to be released any day now but your viewing preferences will rarely take advantage of the best features of the projector. Just my .02 cents.

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I recently replaced my RS55U with an NX7. The upgrade is HUGE. Sharpness, color saturation and overall image quality are all vastly improved. I sit 11.5' from my screen. Don't let anyone talk you out of the upgrade. Your real choice is between the NX7 and NX9. I've seen the Sony VPLVW695ES in a friend's system and the JVC is simply a better image.

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I recently replaced my RS55U with an NX7. The upgrade is HUGE. Sharpness, color saturation and overall image quality are all vastly improved. I sit 11.5' from my screen. Don't let anyone talk you out of the upgrade. Your real choice is between the NX7 and NX9. I've seen the Sony VPLVW695ES in a friend's system and the JVC is simply a better image.

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Speaking specifically just about the picture quality improvement with football and basketball viewing can you elaborate on the differences you witness? What size screen? Obviously the bigger the screen, the differences between true 4K and faux 4k are more noticeable. Did you have any time with both projectors in your theater at the same time? Just curious. What % of your viewing is 4K movie watching?

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for reference, the RS55 was not a 4K capable projector. It had an early version of e-shift that didn't really do anything, most of us at the time turned it off with 1080P content. It's best lumen output in high lamp was ~200-300 lumens lower than the 2015+ e-shift models + 4K model in low lamp. The brightness increase alone is a huge benefit.

@Jrparrish - I'd recommend the NX7/RS2000 for this upgrade.
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for reference, the RS55 was not a 4K capable projector. It had an early version of e-shift that didn't really do anything, most of us at the time turned it off with 1080P content. It's best lumen output in high lamp was ~200-300 lumens lower than the 2015+ e-shift models + 4K model in low lamp. The brightness increase alone is a huge benefit.

@Jrparrish - I'd recommend the NX7/RS2000 for this upgrade.
My bad I was under the impression it was a 4K capable projector. My apologies. Clearly an upgrade is required!!! LOL.

That being said would you take an RS2000 with a DCR lens or the RS3000 by itself. Wondering if the increased nits gained with the DCR lens, especially with the firmware update upcoming that will allow the DCR lens to stay in place while still viewing 16x9 content, makes the RS2000 with DCR lens as appealing as just the RS3000?

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I can understand not wanting to upgrade again. You already own a decent faux 4K projector. Your new projector will have roughly the same lumens. Black levels and contrast ratio will be an upgrade. The new projector will have a better lens. I am not saying it won't be an improvement picture quality wise but you will be paying a premium for it.

Within five years a true 4k laser projector with 3000 lumens should be a reality at the same price point of the RS3000. If you said you watch a ton of 4K/HDR movies maybe I could see the price being justified for the picture quality performance increase 4K/HDR viewing would bring you .

But for 60% sports watching I personally would have a hard time justifying the price of an RS3000. Amazing projector especially with the Dynamic Tone Mapping free firmware upgrade due to be released any day now but your viewing preferences will rarely take advantage of the best features of the projector. Just my .02 cents.

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Good info. I have to get something new and pretty soon. I’m having withdrawals not being able to use my theatre!
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I recently replaced my RS55U with an NX7. The upgrade is HUGE. Sharpness, color saturation and overall image quality are all vastly improved. I sit 11.5' from my screen. Don't let anyone talk you out of the upgrade. Your real choice is between the NX7 and NX9. I've seen the Sony VPLVW695ES in a friend's system and the JVC is simply a better image.

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Good stuff. Did you consider the NX9?
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My bad I was under the impression it was a 4K capable projector. My apologies. Clearly an upgrade is required!!! LOL.

That being said would you take an RS2000 with a DCR lens or the RS3000 by itself. Wondering if the increased nits gained with the DCR lens, especially with the firmware update upcoming that will allow the DCR lens to stay in place while still viewing 16x9 content, makes the RS2000 with DCR lens as appealing as just the RS3000?
Hi, for the OP's setup 110" screen at 16' I would consider starting with just the RS2000 without the lens.. @Jrparrish will be surprised how much brighter these newer models are vs. the RS55. I had one for several years, even the last gen JVC e-shift models would have been a large upgrade.
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Hi, with only a 110" screen at 16' I would consider starting with just the RS2000 without the lens.With the new DTM firmware you will have enough brightness for HDR content. You will be surprised how much brighter these newer models are vs. the RS55. I had one for several years, even the last gen JVC e-shift models would have been a large upgrade.
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Thank you for replying. I greatly value your opinion and perspective.
Hi, I got the posts mixed up. For the OP's setup I would start with the RS2000 without the lens for 110" screen @ 16 feet.
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Hi, I got the posts mixed up. For the OP's setup I would start with the RS2000 without the lens for 110" screen @ 16 feet.
I know you replied to the correct post originally I did ask the question about the rs2000 with the lens . Thanks as always for your insight. I and many people really appreciate your knowledge.

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Hi, for the OP's setup 110" screen at 16' I would consider starting with just the RS2000 without the lens.. @Jrparrish will be surprised how much brighter these newer models are vs. the RS55. I had one for several years, even the last gen JVC e-shift models would have been a large upgrade.
Good to know. Thank you for the info.
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Update: I went ahead and pulled the trigger on the NX7. It should be installed Friday. I considered buying the NX9 off Amazon, but decided against it. I bought the NX7 from an authorized dealer and don’t have to worry about a void warranty. Thanks to everyone who replied in this thread.
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Update: I went ahead and pulled the trigger on the NX7. It should be installed Friday. I considered buying the NX9 off Amazon, but decided against it. I bought the NX7 from an authorized dealer and don’t have to worry about a void warranty. Thanks to everyone who replied in this thread.
Great news. I think you will be very happy.

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