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  1. Just went to have a look and "Sold". That was quick.................Colin ????????
  2. Thanks Colin.....................and you're right. Tempting.
  3. This coming from a man with a small "mortgage" worth of HT gear. I hope we're both wrong about that.
  4. Sorry to dredge up this old thread, but can anyone confirm these are the only differences between the UB420 and the UB820 ( support for DV and 7.1 analogue) ??? Considering PJ's won't ever support DV, and I have no need for analogue out for hi end audio ( where I can't imagine the D/A converter is that great at the price point ), I am surprised more people haven't spoken about the TM optimizer for HDR using the UB420. JB have the 420 for $300, whereas the 820 is down at $600. Am I missing something here? I'm still happy with Javs and my own Arve curves for HDR using the Oppo 203 and JVC X7000, but am eagerly awaiting more info on madshi's Envy for dynamic TM. The longer it goes on though, the more I'm inclined to think the Envy will exceed my budget. If that's the case then experimenting with the UB420's Optimizer slider will be a much cheaper option. @betty boop how do you regard the TM on your 9000 relative to JVC's dreaded Gamma D? TIA.
  5. 😂😂😂😂 Nice one. Welcome aboard. I like your style.
  6. Was just going to post the same thing. 😀
  7. If it's not too rude a question, can I ask a ballpark cost for the build,please? It will help in my decision about the value of the Madvr Envy on the horizon. Thanks.
  8. Ah, ok , thanks for that . Looking at the manuals for all 4 players , it's hard to know as they don't really provide screen shots. Typically vague.🙄 All 4 mention the "HDR optimizer" , but only the 9000 has a setting for "HDR Colour/Gamma output". Obviously the 420 doesn't have DV. Sorry, all this is getting OT for this thread.
  9. JB have the UB420 on sale for $248 at the moment and I'm sorely tempted. Love the quality and features of my Oppo 203, and my Arve curves are still serving me well, so it would be hard to replace it. I have a sinking feeling the Madvr Envy will land in Australia for $A3000++, which would put it out of my budget. Time will tell.
  10. Me too. Maybe it's just my failing eyesight, but it looked less "compressed" to me.
  11. Yeah, the AVScience site doesn't have many contributors but there is SO MUCH less waffle and repetition of the same questions being asked. More and more of the "main players" are finding it, so despite being around for a couple of years it is starting to gain traction. Mike G and Craig P are there too so the "sales" part is still in the background, but their contributions generally aren't that overtly pushing a product in the same way they come across on the other site.
  12. Lol. Keep up Colin. JVC firmware came out today. 😆😉😉 Davo already has it installed on his N7. Now all we need is for Al to buy an N7 ( already has the UB9000) or for Davo to replace his Oppo.
  13. Seriously. I just can't believe JVC australia would do that. If the rest of the world can DIY, why can't we? That would make me extremely angry if I was an owner. And possibly a deal breaker as a prospective buyer. Who makes these decisions?
  14. Have you had a look at the JVC Australia website for projectors? They are still using the Xx000 range from 2015. They wouldn't have a clue about what you are referring to if you asked them.
  15. I too registered interest through madshi's link, as madvr dynamic tone mapping sounds a bit like " the holy grail " compared to the current static TM most sources and displays possess. If I could BUY a pre-made HPTC for $1500 with the specs to run Madvr I would be all over it. I am not interested enough in the hardware components to want to build one myself. I think madshi has a difficult decision with regard to the Envy. If he makes it to "ultra high end " specs , and competing against the Lumagen which sells here for what $6-7k(?), he might sell a few. Maybe 10 , 20 , 50 worldwide. If he could build different incarnations with different levels of performance, I believe he could sell many hundreds, even thousands. Personally , as I said, my budget would extend to about $1500-2k. I think the video card required ( RTX2060?) sells for $6-700 alone , so I feel I might end up in the "disappointed" category 😣😣
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