This is so very true. Just lately I have noticed with my Pana 820 and N5 I have to manually change Dynamic Optimizer on/off/on to get it work with discs without metadata. I am also using JVC+Pana Basic Luminance picture mode for projectors.very happy with HDR on my N5 but can be a bit frustrating when the metadata is missing to allow auto tone mapping to work
I saw exactly the same demo, the Frame By Frame mode is what JVC are calling the dynamic tone mapping feature.someone on the US forum saw the IFA demo and is positive on the benefits
"So we saw new firmware of JVC on IFA in Berlin and there is a new profile called "Frame by frame" without possibility of settings of gamma.
They show Aquaman movie in dark and bright scenes on NX9 before and after and in my opinion there is really improvement. "
Lumagen cost in the £10k range dont they?The Lumagen has already got the DTM update available (for free) and there have been a number of fine tuning tweaks based on customer feedback, so it is still being further refined. Haven't tested it out much myself as I don't tend to us my projector in the Spring/summer, but very positive feedback over on the Lumagen thread on AVS.
Perhaps an X9900 plus a 'Pro (or the Envy) might give an NX7 a run for it's money, plus I just have a feeling that Lumagen/MadVR owners will continue to get free updates and support much more than JVC. You'll be able to use the Pro/Envy with your next projector: Certainly with the Pro you can use the spare memories/HDMI splitter to feed your TV too, I even use it to convert 4K/HDR to 1080p/SDR into my TV for Netflix as this seems to give a better result than watching the 1080p stream.
Yes, it’s that nice warm feeling you get every year as the nights draw in, “ I wonder what Mainline projectors JCV will release this autumn “I think (and may be wrong) that in previous years, e.g. the x5000, x5500 & x5900 release cycles, JVC have tended to release updated new versions each year... It's been debated and speculated before but I don't think anyone from JVC has ever officially said it will or won't with the nX series.. I know the nX was delayed and understand why it 'probably' won't, but then again there's the argument that any development and production is initiated long before it goes live, so the go / no go of subsequent models can arguably be set in motion 9-12 months ahead..
and how much have Sony dropped their native 4K ranges on each annual replacement cycle? their still harping on that the latest stripped bare model is the only native PJ at £5k or so even though they have been using the same chassis for years nowJust need to bring the price down now then - (we can all hope )?!? I’m sure over the past year they’ve perfected and streamlined the manufacturing process and can pass on some of those savings to loyal customers yes?!?
Agree with the sentiment, however the x7xxx series was quite a price, and it’s n7 replacement went up even further, making it very hard to justify going from an x7x00 to an n7, or maybe that’s just me?!? At the time I’m sure they justified the price of the x7x00 was right for the level of performance and they only made a gnats whisker on it, however when the n5/7 came out the x7900 miraculously dropped by 25% overnight despite nothing else changing.. I’m not asking for the world but just if they stretch a product over multiple years, there’s usually some saving realised that could be shared, but ironically there’s now mention of a price increase, I’m sure it doesn’t cost more to make now than last year... I know I’m reality it's not likely to happen and yes I did economics and fully understand supply an demand has little to do with actual cost and more to do with what they think the consumer is willing to pay, think Apple which I also love and have...and how much have Sony dropped their native 4K ranges on each annual replacement cycle? their still harping on that the latest stripped bare model is the only native PJ at £5k or so even though they have been using the same chassis for years now
is it realistic to demand more and more features whilst looking for 50% price drops? I mean sign me up for the first native 4K laser JVC with 5000 lumens and perfect DTM, WCG etc etc for £3000
I think these levels of performance from what are a very small niche product compared TV's are never going to be cheap