I think personally this is a good thing. The incremental updates that have been made available through the almost yearly updates JVC used to do were much less significant than JVC has done for free firmware updates to the N series in the form of the DTM upgrade. Previously that would have been the kind of feature JVC would have milked a new model out of.Agreed. jVc historically have released projectors with incremental upgrades very frequently. Sadly I think covid had just ruined the tech community for a couple of years.
gpu land we’ve seen similar stagnation ;(
This is better for the consumer - free significant feature updates, used values of projectors not being hammered because after a few month's ownership they're an old model, etc etc.
Just look at the previous ranges; X3/X30/X500, then X5000, X5500, X5900 - what really got better for the consumer across those ranges, other than mostly small firmware features that could have just as easily been added to the earlier models? There were some lamp and light path improvements between the X500 and X5000, but you're looking at pretty much 10 years of shipping projectors in basically the same design.