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I have had the NZ7 for a few weeks now! Loving it! Much sharper imgage then my Epson 5050Ub and Black levels are amazing!

As far as screen, I have a VividStorm 100 Inch Floor Rising 16:9 Acoustical Treated 1.2 Gain. I do have a VividStorm Cinescope 2:35:1 Screen on order with all the same specs. I should have it in 7-10 days. It was a custom order at that size. The new screen has been made, but has to sit and stretch for a few days so it's wrinkle free. Pricing on Vivid Storm Screens is super reasonable for what you get.
 

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Sam, as far as you looking for a review. I can briefly tell you as a user coming from the Epson 5050Ub. The JVC NZ7 8K Laser Projector out classes the Epson in almost every way. First off, no more bulbs! Huge plus and savings over time. Secondly black level's on the NZ7 are by fat the best I have ever seen on a Projector. I also have a 77 OLED JVC, and this NZ7 comes damn close. Also colors just pop off the screen with the NZ7. I am local to you. LMK if you ever want to come over and tale a look. Springtime possibly. PM Me
 

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Sam, as far as you looking for a review. I can briefly tell you as a user coming from the Epson 5050Ub. The JVC NZ7 8K Laser Projector out classes the Epson in almost every way. First off, no more bulbs! Huge plus and savings over time. Secondly black level's on the NZ7 are by fat the best I have ever seen on a Projector. I also have a 77 OLED JVC, and this NZ7 comes damn close. Also colors just pop off the screen with the NZ7. I am local to you. LMK if you ever want to come over and tale a look. Springtime possibly. PM Me
Steve,
If you're local to Sam, you're local-ish to me. I'm in NoVA. Would love to get a demo of your NZ7. Can coordinate with Sam if you'd be open to it. No rush, Spring or Summer when things are hopefully less pandemic-y. :)
 

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New JVC Laser Projectors Are World’s First With 48Gbps 8K Inputs

JVC NEWS

New JVC Laser Projectors Are World’s First With 48Gbps 8K Inputs​

01 September 2021
Three new models feature JVC’s BLU-Escent laser light source; compatible with HDR10+.
LONG BEACH, CA., September 1, 2021 – An all-new JVC home theater projector line highlights three models boasting a laser light source, and are the world’s first projectors to offer 48Gbps 8K inputs.
The new laser projectors feature new LSIs and JVC’s proprietary 8K/e-shift technology that enables the input and display of 8K high-definition images, while JVC’s BLU-Escent laser light source reproduces images with greater precision and dynamic range on large screens.
The three new JVC laser projectors are available in both the Procision Series and Reference Series lines. They are the Procision Series DLA-NZ9, DLA-NZ8, and DLA-NZ7, and the Reference Series DLA-RS4100, DLA-RS3100, and the DLA-RS2100.
ProductModelColorMSRPTiming
D-ILA ProjectorDLA/NZ9/DLA-RS4100Black$24,999.95October
D-ILA ProjectorDLA-NZ8/DLA-RS3100Black$14,999.95October
D-ILA ProjectorDLA-NZ7/DLA-RS2100Black$9,999.95October
The company’s BLU-Escent laser diode light source was originally available only in JVC’s flagship model, the DLA-RS4500. Now, JVC brings the next generation of this technology to a full line of home theater projectors, offering outstanding dynamic range, exceptional brightness, and long life.
The new laser projectors support 8K60p/4K120p input using a new LSI, which contributed to the evolution of JVC’s proprietary 8K/e-shift technology. This technology achieves resolution close to native 8K by shifting pixels in four directions rather than two, as in the earlier version of e-shift. The top-of-the-line DLA-NZ9/RS4100 is equipped with a premium 100mm diameter all-glass lens, Ultra-High Contrast Optics for outstanding contrast, and 8K e-shiftX. The DLA-NZ8/RS3100 shares most of the NZ9/RS4100 features, with a 65mm diameter all-glass lens. The DLA-NZ7/RS2100 is a high value model, offering a laser light source, 8K input, and 8K/e-shift at breakthrough pricing.
Key Features
1. The world's first* home theater projector with 48Gbps 8K60p/4K120p inputs. Newly developed 8K/e-shiftX delivers breathtaking 8K high resolution
*As a home theater projector, as of September 2021** (JVC survey)
1.1 Dual 48Gbps HDMI inputs with HDCP 2.3 provide the most future proof connectivity and are ideal for the newest generation source devices such as gaming consoles.
1.2 Newly developed 8K/e-shiftX delivers resolution close to 8K native resolution (DLA-NZ9/RS4100 and DLA-NZ8/RS3100
JVC’s 0.69-inch native 4K D-ILA device has evolved significantly. The original 8K/e-shift technology doubles resolution by shifting one pixel diagonally by 0.5 pixels. The new 8K/e-shiftX uses a 240Hz driver to shift in four diagonal directions (up, down, left, and right). The result is the ability to display 8K content with pixel perfect 8K resolution.
1.3 LSI for 8K60p/4K120p input and video processing
8K input requires instantaneous processing of an enormous amount of information from input to device output – four times that of conventional 4K input. To achieve this, the latest technology LSIs are installed to ensure stable and high picture quality. This also “future proofs” the new line by offering 8K signal support to ensure long-term use.
In addition, the new projectors also support 4K120p input. Usage of this format is expected to increase in the future, and is highly effective in displaying high frame rate gaming content, etc. It opens up new possibilities for projectors to provide high quality gaming on large screens.
1.4 0.69-inch native 4K D-ILA device with improved drive performance
To implement 8K/e-shiftX, which shifts the image in four directions (up, down, left, and right), it is necessary to drive the panel at twice the speed of conventional systems. To achieve this, the D-ILA drive device was improved and it is now possible to display images at a speed equivalent to 240Hz. The device also achieves a native contrast of 100,000:1** while improving the drive performance. For models equipped with a laser light source, an astonishing dynamic contrast of ∞:1 has been achieved in combination with dynamic light source control that automatically controls output.
**For the DLA-NZ9/RS4100. For the DLA-NZ8/RS3100, 80,000:1; for the DLA-NZ7/RS2100
1.5 All-Glass Lens Capable of Capturing 8K Information
The DLA-NZ9/RS4100 is equipped with a 16-group, 18-element, all-glass, all-aluminum barrel lens. The 100mm diameter lens has a wide shift range of 100 percent up/down and 43 percent left/right, and uses five special low-dispersion lenses that consider the differences in refractive indices between R, G, and B to project high resolution to every corner of the screen, reproducing 8K resolution.
Other models feature a 65mm diameter all-glass lens with 17 elements in 15 groups to deliver high-resolution images that are in focus all the way to the periphery of the screen.
2. BLU-Escent laser light source technology achieves both high brightness of 3000lm and a long life of approximately 20,000 hours
The unique BLU-Escent laser light source technology, which uses a blue laser diode as the light source, provides both high brightness of 3,000lm and long life of 20,000 hours. The increased brightness makes it compatible with larger screens and significantly increases the peak brightness during HDR playback. This, together with 8K high-definition, creates a home theater experience like never before.
2.1 High-power laser diode package
The combination of a high-power laser diode package and a highly efficient optical engine achieves a high luminance of 3,000lm***. In addition, the combination of the D-ILA device, which has a narrow pixel gap and high light utilization efficiency, enables detailed, smooth, and powerful image expression.
***For DLA-NZ9/RS4100. "DLA-NZ8/RS3100": 2,500lm, "DLA-NZ7/RS2100": 2,200lm
2.2 High image quality with dynamic light source control
The laser light source uses a laser diode that allows instantaneous control of light output, enabling dynamic brightness adjustment with less delay compared to conventional mechanical apertures. By controlling the laser output according to the brightness of the video scene, it is possible to reproduce images closer to human perception. In addition, ∞:1 contrast is achieved by controlling the output of the laser during hide, signal discrimination, etc.
3. HDR (High Dynamic Range) Content
Support has been added for the HDR10+ format, which uses dynamic metadata. In addition, the HDR10 format used in UHD Blu-ray and streaming, and the HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) format used in broadcasting are also available.
3.1 HDR10+ support
With HDR10+, the luminance information for each scene is embedded in the content as metadata, so tone mapping can be performed according to the scene. This makes it possible to faithfully reproduce the HDR images intended by the creators. By comparison, HDR10, the basic standard for HDR playback, has only two pieces of information: MaxCLL (Maximum Content Light Level), which represents the maximum brightness of the content, and MaxFALL (Maximum Frame Average Light Level), which represents the average maximum brightness.
3.2 JVC's unique Frame Adapt HDR and Theater Optimizer
JVC's Frame Adapt HDR performs dynamic tone mapping — either frame by frame, or scene by scene — based on analysis of HDR10 content, while Theater Optimizer automatically performs optimal tone mapping according to the installation environment. 18-bit level gamma processing suppresses tonal gradations in bright areas and blacks in dark areas, and reproduces smooth gradations with high accuracy. Together, these two unique features deliver the best possible HDR image.
4. Ultra-High Contrast Optics further improves the quality of projected images (DLA-NZ9/RS4100, DLA-NZ8/RS3100)
Ultra-High Contrast Optics significantly improves brightness by adopting a more efficient polarization method. In addition, a new optical device that thoroughly eliminates internal unwanted light has been adopted to significantly improve the quality of projected images.
4.1 Improved prism polarization method to increase light output
Compared to the conventional method, the G (green) component, which contributes to optical brightness, can now be used more effectively, resulting in an increase in optical efficiency of approximately 10 percent.
4.2 Adoption of a new optical device that thoroughly suppresses unwanted light inside the optical system
The addition of a new device inside the optical system suppresses the return of unwanted reflected light to the projection screen, dramatically improving image quality.
4.3 Cinema filter delivers vivid color images with DCI-P3 wide color gamut
The cinema filter enables 100 percent of the wide DCI-P3 color gamut. HDR content, as typified by UHD Blu-ray, uses a much wider color gamut than before, so the wide color gamut of DCI-P3 makes it possible to reproduce such content with rich colors, including gradations in the sky and sea, which were previously difficult to reproduce, and contrasts between crimson roses and rows of fresh green trees.
5. Improved accuracy of proprietary Clear Motion Drive image blur reduction technology
JVC’s original image blur reduction technology Clear Motion Drive has improved the accuracy of motion compensation at object boundaries by reviewing the interpolation algorithm. In combination with Motion Enhance, which optimizes the drive of the D-ILA device according to the movement of the image, this technology reproduces 4K images more smoothly.
Other Features
· All models are ISF-certified and can be color-calibrated by ISF-certified engineers.
· The Installation Settings function allows up to 10 types of installation adjustments to be saved and easily recalled. These include lens memory, pixel adjustment, and screen masks. Screen size and gain, and aspect ratios can also be set.
· The auto-calibration function is provided to optimize the optical characteristics that vary depending on installation and usage conditions.
· The Screen Correction Mode corrects color imbalance caused by screen characteristics.
· Rear air intake and front air exhaust design for various installation environments, such as installations close to a wall.
Accessories
ProductModelMSRP
3D Glasses (RF)PK‐AG3$179.95
3D Emitter (RF, Only for PK‐AG3)PK‐EM2$99.95
Who decided the price tag of $24,999.95. ? Why not just say $25,000, which is how any intelligent person would read it.
 

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New JVC Laser Projectors Are World’s First With 48Gbps 8K Inputs

JVC NEWS

New JVC Laser Projectors Are World’s First With 48Gbps 8K Inputs​

01 September 2021
Three new models feature JVC’s BLU-Escent laser light source; compatible with HDR10+.
LONG BEACH, CA., September 1, 2021 – An all-new JVC home theater projector line highlights three models boasting a laser light source, and are the world’s first projectors to offer 48Gbps 8K inputs.
The new laser projectors feature new LSIs and JVC’s proprietary 8K/e-shift technology that enables the input and display of 8K high-definition images, while JVC’s BLU-Escent laser light source reproduces images with greater precision and dynamic range on large screens.
The three new JVC laser projectors are available in both the Procision Series and Reference Series lines. They are the Procision Series DLA-NZ9, DLA-NZ8, and DLA-NZ7, and the Reference Series DLA-RS4100, DLA-RS3100, and the DLA-RS2100.
ProductModelColorMSRPTiming
D-ILA ProjectorDLA/NZ9/DLA-RS4100Black$24,999.95October
D-ILA ProjectorDLA-NZ8/DLA-RS3100Black$14,999.95October
D-ILA ProjectorDLA-NZ7/DLA-RS2100Black$9,999.95October
The company’s BLU-Escent laser diode light source was originally available only in JVC’s flagship model, the DLA-RS4500. Now, JVC brings the next generation of this technology to a full line of home theater projectors, offering outstanding dynamic range, exceptional brightness, and long life.
The new laser projectors support 8K60p/4K120p input using a new LSI, which contributed to the evolution of JVC’s proprietary 8K/e-shift technology. This technology achieves resolution close to native 8K by shifting pixels in four directions rather than two, as in the earlier version of e-shift. The top-of-the-line DLA-NZ9/RS4100 is equipped with a premium 100mm diameter all-glass lens, Ultra-High Contrast Optics for outstanding contrast, and 8K e-shiftX. The DLA-NZ8/RS3100 shares most of the NZ9/RS4100 features, with a 65mm diameter all-glass lens. The DLA-NZ7/RS2100 is a high value model, offering a laser light source, 8K input, and 8K/e-shift at breakthrough pricing.
Key Features
1. The world's first* home theater projector with 48Gbps 8K60p/4K120p inputs. Newly developed 8K/e-shiftX delivers breathtaking 8K high resolution
*As a home theater projector, as of September 2021** (JVC survey)
1.1 Dual 48Gbps HDMI inputs with HDCP 2.3 provide the most future proof connectivity and are ideal for the newest generation source devices such as gaming consoles.
1.2 Newly developed 8K/e-shiftX delivers resolution close to 8K native resolution (DLA-NZ9/RS4100 and DLA-NZ8/RS3100
JVC’s 0.69-inch native 4K D-ILA device has evolved significantly. The original 8K/e-shift technology doubles resolution by shifting one pixel diagonally by 0.5 pixels. The new 8K/e-shiftX uses a 240Hz driver to shift in four diagonal directions (up, down, left, and right). The result is the ability to display 8K content with pixel perfect 8K resolution.
1.3 LSI for 8K60p/4K120p input and video processing
8K input requires instantaneous processing of an enormous amount of information from input to device output – four times that of conventional 4K input. To achieve this, the latest technology LSIs are installed to ensure stable and high picture quality. This also “future proofs” the new line by offering 8K signal support to ensure long-term use.
In addition, the new projectors also support 4K120p input. Usage of this format is expected to increase in the future, and is highly effective in displaying high frame rate gaming content, etc. It opens up new possibilities for projectors to provide high quality gaming on large screens.
1.4 0.69-inch native 4K D-ILA device with improved drive performance
To implement 8K/e-shiftX, which shifts the image in four directions (up, down, left, and right), it is necessary to drive the panel at twice the speed of conventional systems. To achieve this, the D-ILA drive device was improved and it is now possible to display images at a speed equivalent to 240Hz. The device also achieves a native contrast of 100,000:1** while improving the drive performance. For models equipped with a laser light source, an astonishing dynamic contrast of ∞:1 has been achieved in combination with dynamic light source control that automatically controls output.
**For the DLA-NZ9/RS4100. For the DLA-NZ8/RS3100, 80,000:1; for the DLA-NZ7/RS2100
1.5 All-Glass Lens Capable of Capturing 8K Information
The DLA-NZ9/RS4100 is equipped with a 16-group, 18-element, all-glass, all-aluminum barrel lens. The 100mm diameter lens has a wide shift range of 100 percent up/down and 43 percent left/right, and uses five special low-dispersion lenses that consider the differences in refractive indices between R, G, and B to project high resolution to every corner of the screen, reproducing 8K resolution.
Other models feature a 65mm diameter all-glass lens with 17 elements in 15 groups to deliver high-resolution images that are in focus all the way to the periphery of the screen.
2. BLU-Escent laser light source technology achieves both high brightness of 3000lm and a long life of approximately 20,000 hours
The unique BLU-Escent laser light source technology, which uses a blue laser diode as the light source, provides both high brightness of 3,000lm and long life of 20,000 hours. The increased brightness makes it compatible with larger screens and significantly increases the peak brightness during HDR playback. This, together with 8K high-definition, creates a home theater experience like never before.
2.1 High-power laser diode package
The combination of a high-power laser diode package and a highly efficient optical engine achieves a high luminance of 3,000lm***. In addition, the combination of the D-ILA device, which has a narrow pixel gap and high light utilization efficiency, enables detailed, smooth, and powerful image expression.
***For DLA-NZ9/RS4100. "DLA-NZ8/RS3100": 2,500lm, "DLA-NZ7/RS2100": 2,200lm
2.2 High image quality with dynamic light source control
The laser light source uses a laser diode that allows instantaneous control of light output, enabling dynamic brightness adjustment with less delay compared to conventional mechanical apertures. By controlling the laser output according to the brightness of the video scene, it is possible to reproduce images closer to human perception. In addition, ∞:1 contrast is achieved by controlling the output of the laser during hide, signal discrimination, etc.
3. HDR (High Dynamic Range) Content
Support has been added for the HDR10+ format, which uses dynamic metadata. In addition, the HDR10 format used in UHD Blu-ray and streaming, and the HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) format used in broadcasting are also available.
3.1 HDR10+ support
With HDR10+, the luminance information for each scene is embedded in the content as metadata, so tone mapping can be performed according to the scene. This makes it possible to faithfully reproduce the HDR images intended by the creators. By comparison, HDR10, the basic standard for HDR playback, has only two pieces of information: MaxCLL (Maximum Content Light Level), which represents the maximum brightness of the content, and MaxFALL (Maximum Frame Average Light Level), which represents the average maximum brightness.
3.2 JVC's unique Frame Adapt HDR and Theater Optimizer
JVC's Frame Adapt HDR performs dynamic tone mapping — either frame by frame, or scene by scene — based on analysis of HDR10 content, while Theater Optimizer automatically performs optimal tone mapping according to the installation environment. 18-bit level gamma processing suppresses tonal gradations in bright areas and blacks in dark areas, and reproduces smooth gradations with high accuracy. Together, these two unique features deliver the best possible HDR image.
4. Ultra-High Contrast Optics further improves the quality of projected images (DLA-NZ9/RS4100, DLA-NZ8/RS3100)
Ultra-High Contrast Optics significantly improves brightness by adopting a more efficient polarization method. In addition, a new optical device that thoroughly eliminates internal unwanted light has been adopted to significantly improve the quality of projected images.
4.1 Improved prism polarization method to increase light output
Compared to the conventional method, the G (green) component, which contributes to optical brightness, can now be used more effectively, resulting in an increase in optical efficiency of approximately 10 percent.
4.2 Adoption of a new optical device that thoroughly suppresses unwanted light inside the optical system
The addition of a new device inside the optical system suppresses the return of unwanted reflected light to the projection screen, dramatically improving image quality.
4.3 Cinema filter delivers vivid color images with DCI-P3 wide color gamut
The cinema filter enables 100 percent of the wide DCI-P3 color gamut. HDR content, as typified by UHD Blu-ray, uses a much wider color gamut than before, so the wide color gamut of DCI-P3 makes it possible to reproduce such content with rich colors, including gradations in the sky and sea, which were previously difficult to reproduce, and contrasts between crimson roses and rows of fresh green trees.
5. Improved accuracy of proprietary Clear Motion Drive image blur reduction technology
JVC’s original image blur reduction technology Clear Motion Drive has improved the accuracy of motion compensation at object boundaries by reviewing the interpolation algorithm. In combination with Motion Enhance, which optimizes the drive of the D-ILA device according to the movement of the image, this technology reproduces 4K images more smoothly.
Other Features
· All models are ISF-certified and can be color-calibrated by ISF-certified engineers.
· The Installation Settings function allows up to 10 types of installation adjustments to be saved and easily recalled. These include lens memory, pixel adjustment, and screen masks. Screen size and gain, and aspect ratios can also be set.
· The auto-calibration function is provided to optimize the optical characteristics that vary depending on installation and usage conditions.
· The Screen Correction Mode corrects color imbalance caused by screen characteristics.
· Rear air intake and front air exhaust design for various installation environments, such as installations close to a wall.
Accessories
ProductModelMSRP
3D Glasses (RF)PK‐AG3$179.95
3D Emitter (RF, Only for PK‐AG3)PK‐EM2$99.95
BARCO have released a better 8k laser player for home entertainment. The cost is a mere $A180,000 or $US129,229.
 

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Who decided the price tag of $24,999.95. ? Why not just say $25,000, which is how any intelligent person would read it.
Almost all items every where for almost everything is not a rounded zero price. .....
that being said, the price of all 3 models are going up by $1000 a unit starting February 1.
 

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The stuff that dreams are made of I guess -- this reminds me of some high end audiophile speakers back in the day... :lol:

I don't even own a car myself, so not sure I can ever justify spending that much on a PJ even if it might last as long as one, hehheh... :P

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The stuff that dreams are made of I guess -- this reminds me of some high end audiophile speakers back in the day... :lol:

I don't even own a car myself, so not sure I can ever justify spending that much on a PJ even if it might last as long as one, hehheh... :P

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But think of all that car money you don’t have to spend on a car that you instead can put into the projector of your dreams! :D
 

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But think of all that car money you don’t have to spend on a car that you instead can put into the projector of your dreams! :D

That may be so... but real estate space is far more expensive over here in NYC area, even in much of Brooklyn where I am... and I'd probably need a dedicated, true HT room to match (which I almost had at one point)... :P I know, I know, why not just move and own a more affordable, more spacious house in the burbs (or farther away) and not worry about disturbing neighbors (or vice versa), etc, and then add a nice SUV to boot w/ some change to spare, LOL... Trust me, I'd love to do just that (and have toyed w/ that idea), but alas, no Man's truly his own island... at least not just yet anyway, LOL... unless I become exactly like @JohnRice perhaps? ;):laugh::laugh::laugh:

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That may be so... but real estate space is far more expensive over here in NYC area, even in much of Brooklyn where I am... and I'd probably need a dedicated, true HT room to match (which I almost had at one point)... :P I know, I know, why not just move and own a more affordable, more spacious house in the burbs (or farther away) and not worry about disturbing neighbors (or vice versa), etc, and then add a nice SUV to boot w/ some change to spare, LOL... Trust me, I'd love to do just that (and have toyed w/ that idea), but alas, no Man's truly his own island... at least not just yet anyway, LOL... unless I become exactly like @JohnRice perhaps? ;):laugh::laugh::laugh:

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How's that? I am very fortunate that I bought my house in 1994 before real estate in N. Colorado went through the roof. I could never afford to live here if I was buying now.
 

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How's that? I am very fortunate that I bought my house in 1994 before real estate in N. Colorado went through the roof. I could never afford to live here if I was buying now.

As high as the real estate in your area may have shot, I seriously doubt it's nearly as crazy high as over here in Brooklyn, which can be crazier than much of San Francisco Bay area (and most other urban centers outside of Manhattan), especially if accounting for actual size of living space, etc...

Trust me. Despite the pandemic depressing pricing some bits the past year-plus, seems to me like things over here are already bouncing back like that never happened before (and I just saw the "just sold" sticker shock for one nearby neighbor's small-ish, 3-story, century's-old, attached, street-corner townhouse... although it does come w/ much coveted, attached 4-car garage)... a good deal like Wall St it seems (but probably not quite to that extent... just yet anyway)...

And yeah, it's crazy that the many century's-old brownstones and townhouses over here in this part of Brooklyn probably used to sell for peanuts back in the 80's and maybe early 90's... a bit like how Tribeca and the Village used to be... Certainly partly why so many native NYC-ers move (often far) away from NYC for their retirement, if not sooner...

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And a solid consideration of the options in the ~100” screen range.

I’m really eager for 120” direct-view sets to come to market. My screen is 120”, and I could at most get maybe 125” screen with a no-bezel option. I have no ability to go 150”+ which is soon becoming the real domain for projector-based, dedicated home theaters.

My room is will soon be in direct competition with a “TV”. And even now, arguably should consider dollars-to-donuts if it’s worth buying a new 4K projector for 120” screen or doing the overhaul for direct view 100”.
 

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I think those larger direct view screens are going to be great options for a lot of people, and may actually be the ideal choice for you based on some of the comments you’ve made in this and other threads about your priorities for a new projector.

For me, I like projection over direct view for films. There’s a certain intangible quality to a projected image over a direct view panel that I just find very pleasing visually. The great majority of the content I choose to watch on my projector wasn’t made with considerations like maximizing pixel resolution and color space. They were movies shot on film that, by the time they went from camera negative to release print, were probably only seen originally by audiences with resolution something a lot closer to 720p than 4K. For me, the vast majority of what I watch will never be remastered in 4K or would gain very little by doing so. The other thing that’s hugely important to me is 3D, which necessitates keeping a projector at present time.

But I know these aren’t your priorities. 3D isn’t really a factor for you, so losing that capability by going with a direct view panel is probably not a big deal.

You’ve also talked before about being very interested in 4K with HDR. HDR on a projector is always going to be a compromise compared to a direct view flat panel. For me, that’s not an issue because I’m going more for the feel of a theatrical projection experience, and HDR isn’t a factor there either in the overwhelming majority of examples. I know a lot of your content choices trend towards premium shows on streaming services that are made to maximize HDR use and 4K resolution.

If you can swing it, I think that large direct view is going to offer you the more precise sharpness that a direct view can have over a projector, which I would think would be beneficial if maximizing the 4K experience is a priority, and it would have great HDR implementation without any compromises or needs to add external image processors for tone mapping or invest in the highest end JVC units for their built in tone mapping.

It genuinely seems like one of these monitors has the potential to give you everything you’ve been looking for without the compromises.
 

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