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Just wondering, as per the recent JVC price drop of the x7900 family (RS540, x790 ... ), is there anything similar planned for the x9900 ?
Is the x9900 on going too next year ?
Nope, discontinued.......Get one before they are gone.
 

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New projector with only about 20 hours.
I would say it's go time then on the autocal if the gamma is that far off out of the box. you can always adjust grey scale as the lamp ages a few hundred hours where it may shift. The gamma correction should stick for a while.
 

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I would say it's go time then on the autocal if the gamma is that far off out of the box. you can always adjust grey scale as the lamp ages a few hundred hours where it may shift. The gamma correction should stick for a while.


Thanks zombie10!

The gamma is way off. I would say that is the worst that I have seen on a projector oob.


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I just bought a RS540, replacing a 8 year old Panasonic PT-AE4000U.
I live in Denmark and do not have a JVC qualified calibration specialist available, so I will be calibrating it myself.
I plan to install the custom curves for HDR, as linked in the beginning of the thread (to be used for streaming sources) as well as a Panasonic UB820 for UHD discs.

For using the JVC autocal feature, I understand I need a Spyder5 and a light meter. Is this the correct Spyder5 to buy or do I need to buy one of the more expensive versions?
Datacolor Spyder5EXPRESS (S5X100)

Can anyone recommend a light meter to buy?

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Jacob
 

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I have both tgge DVS disc and digital versions since the come in handy for different things.

Netflix has some calibration files but i forget the name. They were hd only last time i checked.

No other streaming sources I'm aware of.

Sony hdr BDs have a secret calibration patterns, but i don't recall what keys make it pop.

Imho, getting the DVS hdr 10 patterns is the way to go if you for both informal tweaking and support for more serious calibration work. They are constantly providing free updates and low cost upgrades (DV support) to current owners. Since hdr will be the standard for awhile.

The usb version may work on you player if it is hdr capable, but not all players have the capability.
I purchased the DVS HDR product as recommended. Also, Ryan indicates that I can play this using my AppleTV 4K but I can't see how? There's no USB port.
 

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Hi
I just bought a RS540, replacing a 8 year old Panasonic PT-AE4000U.
I live in Denmark and do not have a JVC qualified calibration specialist available, so I will be calibrating it myself.
I plan to install the custom curves for HDR, as linked in the beginning of the thread (to be used for streaming sources) as well as a Panasonic UB820 for UHD discs.

For using the JVC autocal feature, I understand I need a Spyder5 and a light meter. Is this the correct Spyder5 to buy or do I need to buy one of the more expensive versions?
Datacolor Spyder5EXPRESS (S5X100)

Can anyone recommend a light meter to buy?

Best regards
Jacob
Congrats on the new projector. For a light sensor, i still have an Extech 403125 but I'm not sure what is recommended these days

I purchased the DVS HDR product as recommended. Also, Ryan indicates that I can play this using my AppleTV 4K but I can't see how? There's no USB port.
Is there a way to connect via your network and access the usb via computer or trasnfer files to the aptv? Can iTunes do something like that from mac or pc running itunes?
 

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Congrats on the new projector. For a light sensor, i still have an Extech 403125 but I'm not sure what is recommended these days



Is there a way to connect via your network and access the usb via computer or trasnfer files to the aptv? Can iTunes do something like that from mac or pc running itunes?
Just received this response from Ryan. Super nice guy and VERY helpful. Hopefully, this will save him some time:

"Most of my customers utilize Plex or VLC media players for playback on their ATV4K. Essentially, download either app, a quick configuration, load the pattern suite and you should be good to go! There are numerous videos on YouTube for both apps that walk you through the setup."

Also, thanks again Bytehoven!
 

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Question.. I see that it always goes back to the factory preset hdr mode when it detects hdr and I manually have to change it.. Is there a way around this without an hd fury... On the 520 I was able to install the curve straight into the factory preset hdr mode..
You probably remember wrong. On both the 520 and 640 you have to load Arves Curves in a custom picture mode and then transfer the same settings to the HDR mode. Once that’s done you don’t need to switch Picucture Modes manually.
 

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For using the JVC autocal feature, I understand I need a Spyder5 and a light meter. Is this the correct Spyder5 to buy or do I need to buy one of the more expensive versions?
Datacolor Spyder5EXPRESS (S5X100)

Can anyone recommend a light meter to buy?
Any version of Spyder5 will work.

You don’t really a light meter, but it’s a little more convenient to use than a colorimeter, if all you want to do is to track lamp dimming.
 

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However, the gamma is way off (e.g. Delta e's greater than 8 and an average gamma of 1.9 with the setting on 2.4). I know that the only way to fix this is to do an autocal with the spyder 5.
You can also use CalMAN and C6 to adjust the 12-pt grey scale controls to correct the gamma, although only for the three custom gammas.
 

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You can also use CalMAN and C6 to adjust the 12-pt grey scale controls to correct the gamma, although only for the three custom gammas.


How? Where are the 12 pt grey scale controls in the JVC?


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You probably remember wrong. On both the 520 and 640 you have to load Arves Curves in a custom picture mode and then transfer the same settings to the HDR mode. Once that’s done you don’t need to switch Picucture Modes manually.
You are right again I got it all working, man I wasted a lot of time.. By the way, is it my imagination or is the 640 sync time faster than the 520.. I even feel like the remote is faster..

I do for sure see a difference in contrast brightness and sharpness compared to the 520.. I had order an N7 and then came across a b-stock 640 and couldn't pass the deal.. It came with zero hours and it only cost me an additional $1,000 after I sold my 520..

I'm going to hold on to this and hopefully the next N7 will come with 2000 lumens..

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Thanks PurpleX and Zombie10!


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So, when my projector finally arrives, do I need to fly this guy in from New Jersey to calibrate it? :)
200 lamp hours is a common time to schedule a calibration, which is right around the time lamp burns and it's large initial change.

Some folks with their own tools, calibrate earlier knowing they will repeat later.
 

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For using the JVC autocal feature, I understand I need a Spyder5 and a light meter. Is this the correct Spyder5 to buy or do I need to buy one of the more expensive versions?
Datacolor Spyder5EXPRESS (S5X100)

Can anyone recommend a light meter to buy?
Any version of Spyder5 will work.

You don’t really a light meter, but it’s a little more convenient to use than a colorimeter, if all you want to do is to track lamp dimming.
So all I need is any spyder 5, and then download the JVC software...?

Asking since I travel to the US in a week and it’s cheaper to buy there. There are also some articles/accessories that are unavailable in Europe.
 

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So all I need is any spyder 5, and then download the JVC software...?

Asking since I travel to the US in a week and it’s cheaper to buy there. There are also some articles/accessories that are unavailable in Europe.
That’s all you need to run autocal, but if your budget allows, you may also want to pick up an i1Display Pro to fine tune the colours. The Spyder is usually not very accurate for that.
 
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