Originally Posted by Honey1
I understand your reasoning and it makes sense. I will nevertheless add a few remarks, just to fuel the debate!
First, consider the pandemic. It has already made many pieces of high-end electronics out of stock, at least in several European countries. It is far from certain that any new JVC or Sony PJs will be announced in 2020, especially because of the looming economical crisis. And imagine what a second wave in Autumn could do. Second: many professionals think that 8K is only a selling tool, that it will never become mainstream and will develop even less than 3D. Finally, before buying my own NX9 a year ago, I spoke to someone `in the know' and asked that person what the predictions were for the future. The answer was that the next NX5 would get something from the current NX7, the next NX7 would get something from the current NX9, typically the video treatment (which is apparently different from the treatment in the NX5 and NX7), but the next NX7 would not get the lens pf the current NX9. And the next NX9 would be either slightly better than te current one or built with laser. The prices of the next NX5 and NX7 would be more or less identical to the prices of their current counterparts, and the price of the next NX9 would be at least identical, possibly substantially higher if they build it with a laser. I wanted a PJ with a great lens and a bulb, I got an incredibly great opportunity on the NX9, and I pulled the trigger. And, of course, I have been very happy with my purchase ever since. But again, I can understand your reasons for waiting. I guess it also depends on the price at which you can get the NX9.
Thank again for your input, I truly appreciate it.
It did occur to me regarding the pandemic setting us back 6 months to a year. I have learned patience is a virtue (I've had my own theater set up since 1995'sh (of course back then, it was VERY basic, 20" Sony Trinitron TV with 5.1 Dolby Prologic II) and now at 150" 9.3.4 Dolby Atmos with separates, in a fully dedicated acoustically treated painted (ceiling too) theater room. I have been upgrading my entire library, 3D first and foremost, but what ever else to 4K, mostly 4K collections, Fast and Furious, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Batman, tons of Disney, X-men, Mission Impossible, Transformers, etc, etc. And haven't opened %95 of them yet to wait to see them in all their glory on a Native 4K.
So willing to wait, since the returns will be well worth it, already have some great prices on the NX7 from an authorized retailer, although the NX 9 is on the list.
By the way, would you or anyone else know how much better/different 3D is on the JVX NX serious compared to the Epson 5040?