I noted this in another thread, but actual price is more than double, almost 2.5x in pricing I got then and now, in just three years from NX7 to NZ8.There are no more street prices. The fucking mafia consumer electronics brands are now requiring MSRP on everything industry wide because its the only way B&M vendors can stay in business.
You would still want to have one of Panasonic's Blu-ray players that supports their priority "HDR Optimizer". Panasonic's HDR Optimizer will reformat the content's HDR EOTF OPQ Curve to more closely match JVC's NX7's peak luminance.I was looking into whether I should pair the JVC NX-7 with a Panasonic 4k player. I read somewhere that newer firmware updates to the NX-7 mean that the Panasonic 4k player optimizer is no longer used?
I noted this in another thread, but actual price is more than double, almost 2.5x in pricing I got then and now, in just three years from NX7 to NZ8.
The real effect is I’ve pushed my 4K upgrade another year probably.
JVC has a three projector line-up. I’m comparing mid-model to mid-model. Which is NX7 to NZ8.Curious why you always seem to compare the NZ8 to NX7 when making such consideration.
IF I were still shopping now, I'd probably jump for the NX7 too if it can really be had for ~$5K... but I already bought an Epson 5050UB pretty much exactly 1 year ago and am still happy (enough) w/ it, especially given the room/space limitations I now have that probably wouldn't allow that much gains w/ the higher end PJs...
If the NX line didn’t have its super long sync times, I’d probably buy a used NX7. But those sync times are make them a “no thanks”.
I’m wondering if I should look more seriously at the Epson 6050. But I can’t muster any enthusiasm in paying $4000 for fauxK in 2022. And my impression is Epson’s HDR tone mapping is not very good and I’d have to fiddle with HDR settings in the middle of every single show or movie to get it right.
I keep coming back to wanting to buy the JVC NX / NZ line because by all accounts they’ve nailed it with their DTM and HDR “just works” for all sources.
I’d get the 6050 because I “need” a black device. I’m not buying a white projector like the 5050.Good point about the slow synching issue. That would be very annoying, especially for streaming usage me thinks.
IF you just want something to hold you over for a few years, I'd say definitely consider the Epson 5050 -- the 6050 is really only very marginally better AFAIK, but the 5050 can sometimes be had for just ~$2.5K on sale w/ whatever deals... and I actually only paid ~$2.4K shipped for mine. Save the $ toward your eventual last(?) 4K display purchase (whether PJ or not... and/or setup/calibration) instead -- that's what I figured myself.
I don't really find myself fiddling w/ the HDR much... but then again, my current situation/setup probably isn't as optimal as yours to get the most out of what PJs are capable w/ HDR.
I don't think faux-K is a real problem... especially as we age -- and if you keep putting off the upgrade (from HDR-less 1080p), your eyes aren't likely to improve by the time you commit...
Except they still have the NX5 in their lineup.JVC has a three projector line-up. I’m comparing mid-model to mid-model. Which is NX7 to NZ8.
Also, stated native contrast numbers for Z7=X5, Z8=X7, Z9=X9.
If they were “honest” these would be NZ5, NZ7, NZ9. I see the model-number inflation to 7,8,9 as marketing hand-waving to try and distract from the massive price increase across the three-model lineup.
You would still want to have one of Panasonic's Blu-ray players that supports their priority "HDR Optimizer". Panasonic's HDR Optimizer will reformat the content's HDR EOTF OPQ Curve to more closely match JVC's NX7's peak luminance.
Panasonic's flagship UB9000P1k has a second HDR Optimizer mode so you have two projector HDR Optimizer modes to choose from. The UB820 has one projector luminance mode.