OK ranty mode engaged!!!
sorry JVC and their distributors but £11,500 is a price point where it makes zero sense to me as an upgrade path from being an N5 owner for over 2.5 years
i just do not see the value proposition at all at those prices - i wont use hdmi 2.1 features and laser alone and a few more lumens in what sounds like it might not be a huge picture upgrade over my N5 is not enough.
really would have the same view were I an N7 owner - how good does NZ8 need to be to be worth double the price of an N7?
i know in relative terms these will be in demand but its a piece on consumer electronics with limited resale value after all. it aint a Rolex watch fellas. it looks to me like they are setting a "pandemic" price.
i think someone from JVC needs to explain the price point compared to EU pricing if they actually care about their customer base as on the face of it looks like a rip off.
i might also want some "guarantee" that the dila panels as well as the light source are good for 20,000 hours
we can wait for the reviews but omg they will have to be amazing to get my debit card out
and that ignores the annoyance at the prices relative to europe - if i had pre ordered i would have cancelled on a point of principle
fast forward one year
jakimp proud owner of JVC NZ7.
I agree with everything you're saying TBH. I think the big draw might be that JVC are now sparingly updating their projectors so buying now should see a customer set with a cutting edge projector for 3+ years or so.
I'm completely in agreement with you, except the 'few lumens'. I think the lumen jump is the biggest and most impressive feature of these new JVCs and a clear generational leap in light output which is very interesting to everyone; even people with dedicated blacked out rooms because the HDR tone mapping can extract the potential of every lumen.
For those that can afford one, I think it'll be amazing but the price point is already very high, and then the typical UK price-gouge is just insane.
We saw this last year though. Italy has an INSANE JVC sale that we in the UK never got. Some people upgraded their projectors from it. If people felt so passionately, we should have thrown arms up in the air then; when all the EU countries were getting cut price JVCs and we were still paying full RRP or close enough.