good find CWT, steve withers av forums review has been long time coming.... high respect for the guy ! and great its over 10 months ! and also taking in the new firmware v3.10 and picked up how well the new dynamic tone mapping and frame adapt HDR is working. Totally agree with his summation in regards that,
"This new Frame Adapt HDR feature is awesome, and we go as far as to say that it delivers the best projected HDR images we have seen to date."
I also very much agree with the verdict passed. though the score of 10/10 is a bit much 9/10 or 8/10 would be more appropriate I would suggest..... there are always things that can be improved ! 😮
JVC DLA-N7 4K D-ILA Projector Review
The JVC DLA-N7B is a superb native 4K projector, that delivers stunning SDR, HDR and 3D images. It's well made, has a great new remote control, fully-spec'd HDMI inputs and a comprehensive set of features. The image accuracy is impressive, while the brightness and black levels are both excellent, even if the contrast performance isn't quite as good as the previous generation.
However what really impresses are the new HDR features, with Frame Adapt HDR dynamically adjusting the tone mapping based on the incoming video signal. The result is the best projected HDR we have seen to date. This projector isn't small, nor is it cheap, but it's definitely worth it. Our only real complaints are a shoddy lens cover and lack of a dedicated 3D mode, but otherwise the N7 is hard to beat and the best in its class
What are my alternatives?
The obvious alternative is the Sony VPL-VW570ES, which you can pick up for £7,999. The Sony is a good 4K projector, but we can't help feeling the company has failed to fully innovate due to a lack of competition. Sony was first to market with native 4K projectors, and it appears the company has been happy to coast on that monopoly for the last few years.
However the arrival of JVC's N Series changes all that, and these new projectors are better built, better specified and better performing. JVC may have taken longer to reach the market with native 4K projectors but it was worth the wait, and the company has done more to push 4K HDR projection in the last eight months than Sony has in the previous five years.
If you want native 4K but are on a tighter budget, then you could go for the JVC DLA-N5 at £6,499. You get all the same features, aside from a wide colour gamut filter, and although the N5 isn't quite as bright and the contrast ratio isn't quite as good, the chances are you won't notice the difference. Alternatively you could get the Sony VPL-VW270ES for £4,999, but you lose a lot of features with that model