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  1. Haven't got it yet, but there's a review here. You'll need to click on the review tag.
  2. Try wiping the disc over with a damp microfibre cloth. If that doesn't work you might be stuck with dealing with Panasonic service (groan) for updated firmware (it's possible a previous firmware update was incompatible with that disc) and or laser replacement.
  3. Is the firmware up to date on your player? Studios are continually moving the goal posts on disc compatibility.
  4. Enabling "anamorphic" on JVCX9500

    I do wonder if that's a limitation of the JVC's processing power rather than some arbitrary decision.
  5. Apart from The Revenant which is Cinemascope, you would need to switch A mode off in the JVC for all of the ones you've listed. As mentioned above, which mode you need will depend on whether you have a slide to move the lens out of the light path or not. With a slide moving the lens out of the light path, go to mode Off. With the lens in the light path go to mode B. I presume you're aware you'll get black bars to the side with 16:9 and 1.37:1 and 1.33:1 material on a scope screen.
  6. OK, is it all discs, or just some? Some blu-rays will have material that is native 16:9 (or thereabouts). Not all movies are filmed in cinemascope. And then we have the recent trend to switch between cinemascope and 16:9 in the one movie... It would be helpful if you could name the discs it's occurring with.
  7. The Xeit lens will be doing the horizontal stretch. The JVC in A mode stretches vertically and chops off what would be black bars in cinemascope material. Are heads being chopped off only when you're watching 16:9 material like FTA TV? If so you'll need to switch the JVC from A mode. Which mode you need depends on whether you are leaving the lens in the light path for 16:9 material. If the lens is in the light path select B mode (horizontal squeeze). If you have a slider to move the lens out of the light path select Off mode.
  8. 4.4m should be fine with the right zoom. What are you using to perform anamorphic stretch, the JVC or the Oppo? I do wonder if you've got both doing stretch. My choice would be the JVC.
  9. Help Purchasing a new AVR

    The Sony continues their recent trend of installing puny power supplies - max power consumption is 240W. With typical class A/B amp efficiency of 70% this leaves 168W divided by 7 channels = 24W per channel (ignore the marketing crud about claimed power output). The Onkyo has a max power consumption double that of the Sony, 480W. While I'm not a huge fan of Onkyo's recent products, I'd pick the 575 over the Sony in a heartbeat.
  10. No need to do that. The really important thing is to get a good quality mount like the Peerless PRG units with fine adjustments so you can mount the projector dead level and at right angles to the screen. You'll know when you have it right as you'll have a perfectly rectangular image. Then you use the lens shift to move the image exactly on to your screen.
  11. Not sure what you're trying to describe, can you provide some more information on how the projector is aligned versus the screen. We also need the distance from projector lens to screen. All JVCs have a good range of vertical and horizontal lens shift, but like other similar projectors, the more horizontal lens shift you use, the less vertical lens shift is available and vice versa.
  12. DOA JVC-X5500 Projector

    Contact the retailer - they should exchange it for a brand new unit and deal with JVC. Don't get sucked into the repair/refurbished exchange unit abyss. If the retailer is unhelpful insist on a full refund.
  13. 4K HDR AppleTV

    Wow, an incredibly bad joke of a product. Seriously, who wants 2:3 judder by converting 24Hz material to 60Hz? Welcome to 2009!
  14. Guardian of the Galaxy vol 2

    That sounds like the layer change is causing your Samsung issues. Have you checked for a firmware update?