Originally Posted by kafisatz
I have a dedicated room with no windows and a seymour av screen (AT, I think it is the UF). The screen is 3.6 meters wide. I have top and bottom masking to go from 16:9 to cinema scope.
I do watch movies and TV series. Right now I will mainly use a Nvidia shield, but I may eventually go for a madvr htpc (one step at a time).
Now I have an epson tw6000 which should be upgraded. The nx7 is about 36% more expensive for me than the nx5, which is quite a bit.
I suppose I will want to enjoy good hdr.
What would you suggest?
Did anyone buy the nx5 instead of the nx7 and is happy with it?
I get the feeling that most people in this forum may suggest the nx7, but I am not sure whether my needs/preferences are comparable to the people answering.
It seems that the eventual suggestion may be to demo both (...which I have never done so far
The main difference between the NX5 and NX7 is the contrast and black performance. The NX7 has an added lamp iris that can increase contrast, but not only that, it also has additional polarizers on the panel that are suppose to increase contrast. This is the main reason to upgrade to NX7. If your room is fully light controlled, you'd definitely benefit from that so I'd say in your case an NX7 is worth it.
Both should perform better than your Epson in contrast. Demoing them in person is tough as most shops don't fully light control their rooms and have things setup improperly. It's a real bummer.
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