Originally Posted by ccool96
If you plan to watch a lot of HDR then a Sony 5000ES would be the way to go.
With the JVC RS4500 you would get just shy of 30fL with a .9 screen, which would be the very minimum I would consider for HDR. With the Sony 5000ES you would have close to 50fL.
The Sony could also be run at far lower power for regular SDR content and would be basically silent.
Like the JVC, the Sony can be also be purchased for way less than retail.
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I went with the VW5000 for the reasons ccool96 pointed out , for a screen of that size and gain nothing short of the VW5000 or BenQ 970/990 will have sufficient light for great HDR content. I actually viewed the RS4500 and NX9 on a 150" screen 1.0 gain ST100. Even with the RS4500 on high it was really weak HDR, SDR would be ok . The NX9 was just not capable of making this accepatable at all for HDR , that was obvious immediately. The RS4500 running on high is also obnoxiously loud, even from the back of the room the unattenuated noise level was overwhelming, could be heard through all the soundtracks, it would definitely have to be mounted in some kind of hush box. Lastly, the contrast of the RS4500 running on high is the lowest level it is capable of , measures in the 8000:1 range on average from several reviews .When I considered the RS4500 it was going to be used on a 140" diagonal, maximum ,using ST130 ( 1.3 gain) and anamorphic lens would have given descent HDR , kept the laser in the mid laser position which would yield native contrast in the 20,000 range, precisely why the vast majority of owners use this screen size and run mid laser . The NX9 on a 150" screen of .9 gain is not a good combination if you want HDR to pop as it should.
29fl is suggested as minimum HDR, 50-60FL is where HDR comes to life and works best, other high end manufactures well beyond this mark already . I suggest going to see a few setups that have the equipment you are considering, for the money you intend to spend it's well worth the effort . I'm so glad I did this very thing , you get to see with your own eyes what are the results , then you can make the appropriate decision necessary especially considering your personal taste being the ultimate variable. In the end I realized what works and what does not , saved me a lot of headaches and money .
Every projector mentioned is fantastic, all throw a great image when used appropriately. What really matters is what you prefer, unless you see first hand, it's impossible to really make this decision.
Dedicated Theater: Sony VPL VW5000 , Panamorph DCR & ISCO III L Anamorphic Lens, Draper TecVision XT1800X Screen, 2.40:1 134" diagonal curved , Denon AVR-X8500 , 9.2.6 Atmos, Panasonic UB900, Oppo 203, Lumagen Pro 4440 , (3) Paradigm CI Elite E7-L+C+R fronts, , (2) CI Pro P80-IW Rear, (2) Paradigm SA-ADP In-wall Surround, (6) SIG-1.5R-30 v.3 In-Ceiling, Subwoofers: (2) SVS SB-16 Ultra , (1) SVS PC13-Ultra .
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