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Did Sony actually demo the 760 with the new firmware at IFA? I was wondering what were your thoughts on the improved black tone if someone had the chance to have a look at that.
Yes they were showing vw760es with the latest firmware, which activates iris. To be honest it was difficult to tell how it performed, as it need to be compared at your own environment. But most of the content they played back was great.

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Here you go guys, IFA Sony Firmware Information

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Here you go guys, IFA Sony Firmware Information

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Thank you for this. It’s really helpful.
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Thank you for this. It’s really helpful.
Not a problem. Thank you.

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Sweet, archibald should be thrilled
Had they enabled manual iris control on the 5000ES that may have been a big contrast boost for it since it has so much light you could clamp the iris down.
I am indeed most pleased by this news!
As said, manual control of the aperture would have been welcome also. They allow it on the 570 so why not on these high end models?

Anyhoo, I am very pleased Sony seem to be listening to customers and making good on revving up their current line to the max by using more/all of the horsepower available by adding features to the units rather than just cynically forcing upgrades by releasing 'new' models with no new hardware but a couple of new features.

I will be curious to see what affect it has in real terms on the picture performance.
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LOL
It is almost like a dream! LOL.
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It is almost like a dream! LOL.
Yes. Very glad they are continuing to improve the 760 (even though it is two years old). Selfishly I hope it means the 760 isnt going to be replaced in the coming year. I've only had mine for 9 months!
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Yes. Very glad they are continuing to improve the 760 (even though it is two years old).
Its "Still" a great projector...
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Props to Sony for releasing this FW with much welcome features! The 760 is now on top of my list for replacement to my old VW550.
Time to go laser
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Props to Sony for releasing this FW with much welcome features! The 760 is now on top of my list for replacement to my old VW550.
Time to go laser
1000% you won't be disappointed ) I have my 760ES and love it every day. I mean price and value its the best Laser 4k Native home projector out there!
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Yes. Very glad they are continuing to improve the 760 (even though it is two years old). Selfishly I hope it means the 760 isnt going to be replaced in the coming year. I've only had mine for 9 months!
If they haven't presented a new model at IFA, then it is unlikely there will be new models until this time next year at the earliest.
I am hoping they will be using the time to design a slew of PJs that will have better low level black performance than the JVCs, some true end to end high bit depth panel drivers plus some other real under the hood advancements.
I can only imagine what a ground up design featuring the X1 Ultimate chip would be like!
Plus, it would be great for the whole range to have glass lenses too.
Good as the poly ones are, it does feel a little like they cheaped out on what is one of the most crucial components for PQ.

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1000% you won't be disappointed ) I have my 760ES and love it every day. I mean price and value its the best Laser 4k Native home projector out there!
It most certainly is!
A superb upgrade for any one with a 550!

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Props to Sony for releasing this FW with much welcome features! The 760 is now on top of my list for replacement to my old VW550.
Time to go laser
That is the route I took and the difference in presentation is very clear to see. The picture just hits you in the face compare to the lamp based unit.

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I am trying to piece together the information presented.

They said HDR Reference is only on the 5000ES. But I am pretty sure the 760ES already has HDR Reference mode. Is it because the 760ES already has it - that's why it isn't in this firmware update?
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I am trying to piece together the information presented.



They said HDR Reference is only on the 5000ES. But I am pretty sure the 760ES already has HDR Reference mode. Is it because the 760ES already has it - that's why it isn't in this firmware update?


The 760 already has it.
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Not to ask a dumb question but will the firmware update that is now available for the 885es/760es improve the so called "black levels" or contrast that JVC has over this projector? Meaning will the 885 produce the image everyone seems to argue about during those deep space scenes?
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Can someone pls advice where can download or share the latest version of “Sony Projector Calibration Pro” software ? Thx a lot ! Can’t find it in Sony Pro Wed , there only have a manual PDF to download but not the software itself ! Appreciate the help !

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Props to Sony for releasing this FW with much welcome features! The 760 is now on top of my list for replacement to my old VW550.
Time to go laser
Yes definitely go laser if you can. Once you see the 760es someone will need too slap the smile off your face cause you won't stop smiling.

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New firmware for 885es 760es adding both dual contrast functionality and DFO from 995es 870es !

Same applies to 5000es !

No new projector models from either JVC or SONY

New firmware available end of September for 885es 760es and November for 5000es
Wow... can't wait. Awesome news. I want to see what the Iris does for me.

As for DFO, not much there to shout about... IMHO.

But hey, finally an update that could actually change the performance of PQ. I still can't decide whether 8.1 did anything PQ wise... but it was nice having it for psychological reasons anyways.
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Can someone pls advice where can download or share the latest version of “Sony Projector Calibration Pro” software ? Thx a lot ! Can’t find it in Sony Pro Wed , there only have a manual PDF to download but not the software itself ! Appreciate the help !
There is a post in the thread mentioning that the software can be obtain from Sony Prime Support by providing the S/N of the PJ.

However in my region (Singapore) Sony support refuses to provide this software by citing reason that the SW is only provided to dealer for PJ calibration and NOT for end user.
My dealer has being ignoring me when I ask for this software.

If you manage to get your hand on a copy, I would love to find out how you get it.
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Wow... can't wait. Awesome news. I want to see what the Iris does for me.

As for DFO, not much there to shout about... IMHO.

But hey, finally an update that could actually change the performance of PQ. I still can't decide whether 8.1 did anything PQ wise... but it was nice having it for psychological reasons anyways.
I think the DFO will have more of a positive impact on the 760 due to its lower spec lens.

However I am curious as to how they will make it work, considering no two lenses on the 760 seem to be of the same quality.
By this, I am referring to the fact they say the DFO is profiled to the lens installed and unless they will come to everyone's houses and set up the profile for the particular lens installed, I cannot see how it could ever possibly be profiled to the lens.
Unless they profile the feature to the standard spec of the lens concerned and that will therefore mean that it will work better for some than others due to the lens variances.

Will be interesting.

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I provided you a link in a PM based on your question to me in the other thread.

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I think the DFO will have more of a positive impact on the 760 due to its lower spec lens.

However I am curious as to how they will make it work, considering no two lenses on the 760 seem to be of the same quality.
By this, I am referring to the fact they say the DFO is profiled to the lens installed and unless they will come to everyone's houses and set up the profile for the particular lens installed, I cannot see how it could ever possibly be profiled to the lens.
Unless they profile the feature to the standard spec of the lens concerned and that will therefore mean that it will work better for some than others due to the lens variances.

Will be interesting.
This is my take. What you say makes sense. But I believe the DFO is just another RC in my opinion. I have tested it for hours. When I had the 870 and 760 together. On one i turned off RC and turned on DFO and on the other just with the RC I can get the picture to look almost exactly the same.

But we'll see.
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I have one of these arriving next week. Upgrading from VW260ES/VW285ES to this, I have very little idea what to expect. Looking through the recent murmurs about firmware improvements, though, it looks like this was a great time to make the jump.
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Sorry, I didn't see this when I responded to the other post and PM. Sony makes it available thru the main site/electronics/support/download.



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There is a post in the thread mentioning that the software can be obtain from Sony Prime Support by providing the S/N of the PJ.

However in my region (Singapore) Sony support refuses to provide this software by citing reason that the SW is only provided to dealer for PJ calibration and NOT for end user.
My dealer has being ignoring me when I ask for this software.

If you manage to get your hand on a copy, I would love to find out how you get it.
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Sorry, I didn't see this when I responded to the other post and PM. Sony makes it available thru the main site/electronics/support/download.
would you mind PM me the exact URL ?
I am unable to find it on www.sony.com/electronics/support/download.
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This makes a lot of sense to me...that they have taken the outer data from entire RC image and allowed it to be manipulated on an independent basis.. If this is the case they may then be coming later with the ability to adjust it independently by area similar to panel alignment.

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This is my take. What you say makes sense. But I believe the DFO is just another RC in my opinion. I have tested it for hours. When I had the 870 and 760 together. On one i turned off RC and turned on DFO and on the other just with the RC I can get the picture to look almost exactly the same.

But we'll see.
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would you mind PM me the exact URL ?
I am unable to find it on www.sony.com/electronics/support/download.
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Done
Sorry, I can't find your your PM in my inbox.
Not sure why.
Would you mind PM again or give me a hint me what's the exact URL?
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I don't know the rules on this forum about posting links but since it is an official Sony support and not marketing link.....https://www.sony.com/electronics/sup...loads/W0007813 is what works for me.

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Sorry, I can't find your your PM in my inbox.
Not sure why.
Would you mind PM again or give me a hint me what's the exact URL?
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