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  1. time will tell, upto folk I guess frank. as i mentioned i tend to check lamp usually somewhere in 100-200 hours... so myself likely just same time once played with that hit the set button surprised its not just self refreshed though ...probably a good call out from kris.
  2. same here frank...been set forget for me from day one of update last year...so hope can continue be interesting what the home theatre optimiser adds in practice ... as think its going to be setup dependant just how much value gives to folk.
  3. hi J the 12V trigger is all about say triggering a motorised screen. so when you switch on the projector the screen drop downs... or curtains open up or something .. theres no 12V in... but how most folk do this is either just use pj remote to switch on. or use a universal remote... so when hit "watch movie" it fires up everything related ...including the PJ
  4. hi frank, i believe from what I read the auto is still there for HDR mode... but also have 5 levels if want to do it manually yourself(up from 3 prior)... also there is the low medium high or off setting for the Home theatre optimiser thing which is the new one happy to be corrected on this as this is what have understood
  5. technically I know its possible... but i also expect makers to make that possible I guess... so wondering when.. especially since as mentioned projectors some quarter the price and both mine ive had over last 5+ years at half price offer the option .... all in good time i guess WCG is an important part of UHD spec so hopefully they can meet at some stage. they need to sort out though one way or there for something costing what it does
  6. don't know mobe, but its just something comes standard and been so for some years with many projectors (2 gen of both epson and JVC). . so just wondering when Sony will - especially for what is pretty reasonable projector in $20k plus 790es. Certainly my last two JVC have come with it standard, Epson manages it in $4-$5k projector in 9400 so thinking should be possible for sony to slip in ? just wondering when
  7. I use the Teac/Tascam branded unit, https://tascam.com/us/product/uh-7000/top not sure if available here, I got mine from overseas... and they work on our local voyage as happens... been using some years for vinyl rips... for streaming, the DAP and car
  8. @Marc another question for sony. (to add to my prior 4) 5. Per Phil Jones' review - see note below, as he states the sony 915ES(790ES) does not have a colour filter and so can only achieve 90% of dci-p3. At what stage will sony decide to fit a colour filter to their projector, same as Epson and JVC have for some years, to achieve dci-p3 colour space for 4k UHD . "While the VW915ES could only produce about 90% of DCI-P3 color space, I found HDR colors still appeared rich and vibrant. Unlike some competitive home theater projectors, the VW915ES does not use a color filter to extend its color gamut. By using a color filter on a projector, you can achieve full P3 coverage, but you typically sacrifice some brightness."
  9. groan .... he at around 9min point while explaining how it works, says the processor works to still maintain the highlights...and give you good black levels... but then in his review he says ... "Sometimes brighter highlights are still clipped, but Sony believes this necessary to keep most of the image on screen as close to the director’s intent as possible" we'll have to wait for an answer from sony,
  10. just reading over article... apart from caveats already mentioned - lamp ageing ( doesnt auto adapt have to hit set to refresh so it can recalculate) and also A lens(have to put in equivalent as it has no idea what you are doing otherwise) the below is great news they havent as such changed way it works....so previous still holds ! he sees no issues with clipping I’ve tested various HDR solutions for projectors since the format hit the scene and have even helped develop frame adaptive tone mapping for outboard video processors. For that reason, I have lots of experience to draw on. Right away, I wanted to concentrate on content that challenges tone mapping solutions when it comes to clipping artifacts and balancing high average picture levels. My go-to for both extremely high peak and average light levels is the Spears and Munsil UHD Benchmark disc. This disc’s UHD Montage is a powerful stress test for tone map solutions since it lets you jump between different versions (anywhere from a 10,000 nit to a 600 nit master) and almost instantly see how different nit levels are handled. Also, most of the UHD Montage has a very high average picture level (APL) that makes it difficult to display on a projector without artifacts. JVC’s previous frame adaptive tone mapping solutions had no issues with clipping, even when I jumped from the lowest nit grade to the 10,000 nit grade (I know of no other projector solution that comes remotely close to being able to do this) and the same held for the updated version. the theatre optimiser thing is providing more info to the projector about considitons so that will help folks no doubt some contention of serious extreme where might want t play with settings and also even in low might look over cooked. looks like he wishes there was an auto setting and good also can also just turn the optimiser off ! "The differences I saw were not overwhelming, but also not completely subtle. It was immediately obvious that providing additional information to the projector about the screen and other parameters via the Theater Optimizer yielded benefits. Mainly, the tone map consistently added a bit more punch on the projector with JVC’s updated firmware: images had a brighter overall appearance, colors were more vibrant, and contrast visibly increased." so overall I think he is saying this is a necessary update. providing more inputs and more adjustments capability. its not going to be an overwhelming improvement or anything... especially if you had things pretty right in first place, but if were finding it a bit wanting due to your setup variables which projector will have a better handle on its likely to provide a bit of benefit. "Conclusion With this latest firmware release, JVC has now developed two significant updates for its current projector line. Both add more performance-based features than what we’ve typically seen from the company’s previous mid-model updates, and either would have been worthy of new projectors with new model numbers. The fact that JVC provides these updates completely free to current projector owners is just icing on the cake and boosts the value of the product line considerably. JVC has continued to raise the bar for HDR playback from a projection system and in this particular respect has gained significant ground over its competition. I encourage all JVC owners to take full advantage of the new update when it arrives later this fall!" from his conclusions definitely incremental or icing on cake as he says...i'll certainly give it a shot though, i dont think anything to loose
  11. yeah it will be a set once forget. they have gone this way so auto can work based on content and automatically detecting so should be set forget (kris mentions this) but lets see....
  12. JVC and oztheatre or through your own dealer would be my suggestion. my spare lamp came from JVC as bonus when i got mine. you can also do the dominic chan options through avs but appears it has 25% less output. also option muriwai posted in separate thread for oem... his was x7000... the bare bulbs are same but they also sell housings and full assembly I beleive
  13. thats the beauty it has separate setting for SDR and HDR so will sort out that ways they've even split SDR to 2DSDR and 3DSDR as some will run lamp in low for isntance in 2DSDR but high lamp for 3D so covered that ways but definitely some caveats... one for A lens/scope ... it doesnt know what you are doing there so have to input the equivalent as says in early article also it doesnt adapt with ageing ... so have to regularly go in there and hit the "set" button in the screen shot seems. I would do every 100-200 hours as i do now to check how lamp is going
  14. good on you Cinder, as I wondered if Tony provided that sort of thing, good he does and thats what id have at hand...but yeah screen shot every screen is what id suggest. I did the same with the last update yeah if tony is coming again as am sure he would could just redo ...but yeah a full calibration id save for next lamp
  15. And the review of the new update is also up... https://www.soundandvision.com/content/hands-jvc-s-new-theater-optimizer-function " CEDIA 2020 Hands-On with JVC’s New Theater Optimizer Function Kris Deering | Sep 15, 2020 At the last CEDIA Expo in September 2019, JVC announced a firmware update for its native 4K D-ILA projectors that delivered true frame adaptive HDR tone mapping to the lineup. For CEDIA Expo Virtual 2020, the company’s key announcement is an improved version of that Frame Adapt HDR feature called Theater Optimizer. The firmware also includes a few other tweaks and new features and will be available as a free firmware update in November 2020 for the following models: DLA-NX5, DLA-NX7, DLA-NX9, DLA-RS1000, DLA-RS2000, and DLA-RS3000. I did an in-depth review of JVC’s Frame Adapt HDR feature in late 2019. This latest update not only refines the HDR tone mapping on the company’s projector line but adds interface improvements to increase ease of use and customization. JVC sent me a RS3000/NX9 projector loaded with a test version of the upcoming firmware so that I could compare it directly to my own reference RS3000 running the previous firmware. According to the company, this beta firmware is likely to be identical to the official release that will be offered in November. ~ " first thing he talks about is the menu refresh...
  16. just a note re the upcoming update dtmv2 ... From kris on avs in the n5/7/9 thread, “From what I've been told it wipes ALL settings, so I would NOT recommend doing the update if you've had your projector professionally calibrated and want to retain those settings. I would wait until the next time you can have it calibrated. The new update makes some significant changes to the main picture menus and settings, so it clears them.” advice is put off calibration if had planned ... which most of us have been putting off anyways due to Covid. if done calibration one other suggestion is get listing of main settings. Most calibrators tend to give you this as report anyways ... anyway good heads up from kris. Folks will remember with last update any changed menu screens obviously settings were wiped. Same this time ... just this time update more significant it seems !
  17. hi mobe... probably why in the commercial theatres we are treated to screen luminance of glorious 12-16 FL or 14 FL nominal to SMPTE spec ! ---around 47 nits *as the director intended* or at best in DV commercial cinemas a magnificent 100 nits
  18. I'd definitely factor in a calibration with something like this. make sure its dialled into perfection for setup and doing the magnificent thing absolute justice
  19. hi I owned a x7000 that is model below. and that was nothing short of stunning in what could achieve... something i owned for some 4 plus years and had a thread on it specifically here,
  20. good link there BB, some questions i was asking @Marc in the other denon anniversary thread. Appreciate audioholics jumped on it and have managed to get from denon why exactly it costs more over regular version its based on. "The new Anniversary Edition AVR-A110 is $1,500 more expensive than the AVR-x8500H and after looking at the specs we weren’t really sure what you're getting for that price other than the nicer chassis and 110th logo on the faceplates- which by the way, looks really cool! After speaking with Denon we got clarification that the A110 does give you a specially tuned receiver by Denon Master Engineer Takahashi, Yuuki, a 5 year warranty (up from 3 years on the X8500H), and upgraded components in key areas that affect sound quality like specialized capacitors, lower impedance traces, and a more rigid chassis. The functionality remains the same with the AVR-X8500H. Our goal was not to add $1,500 of additional functionality on the AVR-X8500H. Instead, we went crazy doing the stuff we usually don’t do for our regular lineup due to cost limitations, competitiveness and so on. Instead, we made it something unique and special for the anniversary. We just unleashed our sound engineers so that they could make their dream product based on the existing AVR-X8500H platform and we spent a lot of time and effort on the authenticity of the product, not just external cosmetic but inside of the product as well. You will not likely see anything like this in the future from us. --Yoshinori Yamada, AVR Category Director, Sound United As mentioned, each AVR-A110 is tuned by a Denon sound master at its component level to solidify its place as one of the most special AV receivers Denon has ever produced. The AV receiver’s all-black interior is housed in a limited-edition silver-graphite finish with aluminum front and side panels, custom die cast feet and a copper transformer plate for “superior” isolation." ofcourse there is also the cost of the A upgrade built in already that folks wouldn't realise. I agrees yes 5500usd RRP to $11,400 aud sill doesnt translate but thats probably typical of usual pricing we are seeing of late....
  21. sorry got confused as we were talking the a110 series here. but yeah 8500 goes for $8k these days... so yeah a $9700 thing with update. which is a bit hard to fathom quite frankly ! getting out of hand
  22. Anniversary Edition AVC-A110 A/V amplifier ($11,400 RRP) https://www.stereo.net.au/news/denon-reveals-110th-anniversary-range
  23. its WAY too much for me to consider and equals or exceeds the cost of my projector depending on what options looked at with add on device. simply out of the question for me one of the main points and appeal. I also beleive for instance it is IN the projector where this actually belongs... can then deal with all material fed to it and the projector maker with their system can tone map to suit their display. So displays it to best of capability. This is possible to a pretty decent level eg as JVC has shown with their current native 4k range where via firmware update (no added cost). They have delivered a pretty decent dynamic tone mapping system that eg in my case have found set and forget.. no by no means claiming its better than lumagen or madvr envy and such add on devices that I am quite sure as dedicated devices perform at another level. but for likes off me who not willing to expend that sort of additional cash on such device....the built in solutions make a lot of sense.... it is a right move by sony to be pursuing this...
  24. yes on their web site...just doesnt mean its in the store .... and yeah not cheap ps they definitely dont have BIA, but then if its coming with factory built in skip not sure worth the bother
  25. from my understanding Dylan has said its how being illustrated on madvr - "No, it's a frame rendered on my PC through madVR. This is exactly how the image looks as it's sent to a projector. I don't think anyone is saying that the new software doesn't improve an HDR image. In fact, like I said in my First Look article, I think people should be using it. It definitely helps. The only point I'm making is that this new software feature is not dynamic tonemapping." as he says ... "Playing this version back through the 915ES and nearly the entire image was clipped (no picture information at all) and would get worse when enabling the new software."
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