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It's partly luck and sample variance with any NON-DLP, however the JVC NX-5 does have the advantage of being Native 4k, but it's really not an advantage vs. a good DLP pixel shifter since the pixel shifting is still sharper in some cases than a Native JVC.
The black levels on these DLP's are pretty awful, so that is why I would mainly want one as a secondary and not a primary setup.
They are great for documentaries and that kind of thing, and real bright HDR to just WOW you.
With a JVC vs. budget DLP, the JVC can be almost the same sharpness from seating distance to quite a bit less sharp.
This is more of a luck of the draw. DLP has a very slightly more solid and cleaner image, though that is in comparing it to RS-400, not sure about NX-5.
Some people say the NX-5 is cleaner, but it's probably still not quite as a clean as a DLP image. Though we are talking tiny fractional differences, but I just prefer having 2 projectors.
The best super cheap DLP's for a second PJ setup are the refurb Optoma UHD50/51a/60, the Viewsonic 727 (or 747 if willing to calibrate and want brighter HDR), or even the refurb Vivitek hk2299.
There are also some refurb Benq's, but all sold out. As well as you can find some Acers. I don't know much about the Acers, my pick is generally the Optomas because they are quieter than some of the others.
The refurbs are a bit hard to find at the moment, as so many sold out due to Black Friday, but they should be back.
The Viewsonics are sometimes not even worth buying refurbs, as they are almost as cheap new.
Last edited by coderguy; 12-01-2019 at 03:31 PM.