Originally Posted by jlanzy
So that leaves any streaming hdr to a custom curve for tone mapping then. If that works well enough then the Panasonic would be fine and far less costly. Although it would seem that projectors at this level of performance and cost are purchased by video enthusiasts who would most appreciate all the advantages that the Radiance Pro offers even beyond the tone mapping to making this projector look the absolute best it could, and adding on the DCR lens would be the cherry on the top, an expensive cherry but a cherry nonetheless. ( the cherry reference is by no means a diminutive coming from me since I love that fire engine red topping
I made the decision to do the following with my A/V components.
I use the UB820 for (Hard Disc) only and it's Auto-Tone-Mapping.
Dish Network for only it.
Roku Ultra for All-Streaming.
I also had a Custom Calibrator Chad B. from Ohio come and do my complete HT system.
He did the JVC RS4500, Panasonic UB820, Dish and also my new Marantz AV8805 and Audio System.
As things have turned out for me I'm 100% happy
with all aspects of my H/T system.
As you have said there are other components that can be added for even better increased Video Performance.
Up-Dated December 2018
Pre-Amp: Marantz AV8805
Blu-Ray Player: Panasonic UB820 4K Blu-ray player
Roku Ultra 4K Streaming Player
Projector: JVC RS4500 Laser
Screen: Stewart (Firehawk) 1.35 gain 123" 16x9 W/4-Way Remote Masking
Speakers: JM Lab Utopia Mezzo Front, Center Utopia, Side Utopia, Rear Mini Utopia
Subwoofers: 4-Mirage BPS400 sitting on 4 "Auralex Great Gramma" pads
Cables: Transparent TW Plus w/Plus Bricks
Amps: Classe', 2-CA201, 3-CAM350
Power Conditioners: 1-Richard Gray RGPC-1200S, 7-RGPC-400S
Panamax MB1500 Back up Power Unit for JVC RS4500
Cooling: 3-sets of Z-Fans, Cool-Stack I, Suncourt Variable Speed Thru Wall Fan
ATM (Active Thermal Management)
Mid Atlantic: Track 50" rack slide out
Sanus CFR1620 Rack W/Middle Atlantic 4-Post H/D Shelves
Room Acoustic: Acoustic Innovations panels
Seating: Ekornes Stressless Wave