Originally Posted by Archibald1
For balance I feel I must speak at this juncture. All current Sonys and a lot of current Epsons are 'okay' (great) in reality. My current one has superb PQ as a matter of fact and DTM aside (which is more of an HDR presentation thing anyway) it is definite 'in the same league' as the JVCs. SDR is also fabulous.
We are talking about equivalent budgets, the Sonys are often silly expensive compared to the JVC, especially in the US and especially the Sony lasers. There are disadvantages, but I'm not going to name them all and I agree most are not deal-breakers, but some do kind of show Sony and Epson being out-dated, even though Epson added the extra bandwidth, still issues.
It's not just DTM anymore, it's all the extra automated settings candy that JVC added to help with scope content and varying aspect ratios, which is becoming a huge issue, whereas in the past we mainly had 2 aspects (well 2 close enough, still varying), but what I mean is now they are intentionally constantly changing aspects even sometimes in the same TV show or movie.
I don't know about that specific model that much, but every Sony I tested had pixel mapping issues in certain modes, inability to resolve patterns, chroma issues, and bit-depth / posterization. These were recent Sony models from 1.5 years ago and I intentionally played content on them that I knew might be problematic, and it was.
That said, how much this affected video is unknown, since my watching time was limited.
The black levels also weren't in the same league as the last gen JVC's, sure closer to this new NX gen though.