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  1. I believe I have tried all options with JVC and some combination does improve 3D a bit but it just can't compete with the smooth and solid 3D motion of the Optoma Laser. The difference is night and day I am afraid. Just received my last order of Trolls World Tour 3D along with others and I am afraid it could be a long while before seeing another 3D release if there is any coming.
  2. Glad to see 3D lovers around. I think nothing can best the last generation of LG 4K Oled with passive glasses. It is bright, no cross talk and 3D motions is solid. Not to mention those glasses are cheap, light and everywhere. For projectors although I already own a few Benqs and JVC but none can give 3D justice. Benqs has smooth motion but lacking brightness behind glasses. JVC has great PQ but 3D motion gives me headache. So I recently bought a high lumen Optoma Laser ZH406 to fill the gap. As a business class PJ the price is reasonably low. It is perfect for 3D , youtube and any day time viewing as expected. But it is not for everyone and every situation as a high brightness DLP will inevitably brings up rainbows.
  3. 5 weeks and over seems to be the norm for shipping from UK these days. Stardog and Onwards are the 2 latest 3D releases. Trolls World Tour is next and so far no further 3D announcement after.
  4. JB is having their 30% off discount today but the 4K Skywalker Saga boxset is always excluded from any of their deals. I have bought them all in BD and 4K before so for no good reason I just pick up their DVD boxset simply for the joy of collection in cheap. There is no bonus just movies itself. The box is very attractive and nicely made.
  5. I bet he means Zavvi. Better use their .au site to pay in AUD. They all ship from UK anyway.
  6. Yes the local one is from JB and they have 30% off just for today so better grab it fast. On the first day of release all 3 of my local JB has no stock so I have to buy online and paid extra for postage.
  7. It is really a bad time for importing discs. Many oversea shops have stop shipping to Australia. Even Amazon USA has block us one more time. Orders took up to 7 weeks to arrive from UK . Still waiting for many. Wonder when we will get back to normal.
  8. Happy to see Waterloo got a local release of 1000 units with deluxe slipcase so as a fan I can't help grabbing one. The Aussie release has a special feature that talks about the background of the movie which is very informative and not on the German import. But missing so many like chapter menu, galleries, foreign languages and subtitles (not even English). So it is hard for me to choose one over the other.
  9. The one I used is https://www.grooves.land and they look exactly the same.
  10. I first bought from jpc but found them messing up my address big time. My shipping address is an Auspost Parcel Locker in the format "Parcel Locker 12345 67890". Somehow I believe their computer system only accept address line starting with street number so they automatically remove all words and cut that into "12345, 67890" and ship my order. I have actually correct that before paying and it shows correctly in their "Order Confirmation" email. But still they ship it to nowhere. What is more confusing is that in their "Order Shipped" email that address line changed again to "67890, 12345". I sent them numerous emails asking about this but never got an explanation of why my address was cut. I did get my refund thou. Funny company. I then buy again from grooves.land the moment I knew jpc mess up and it is good to know grooves.land has tracking while jpc does not. In fact grooves.land is the first I check but they don't have it listed at that moment so I have to buy else where. Now I am waiting for orders from Zavvi UK. What I hate about them is that they only ship disc separately as letter and Auspost won't accept them into Parcel Locker. I have asked them about shipping multiple disc together in a box but their answer is "No". I miss the good old days of shopping from amazon UK. Does anyone knows another UK shops that still ship to AUS?
  11. That means the studio will release a matching cover art in the near future so fans will buy again to complete the collection. 😁
  12. I use the mobile app "CLZ Movies" to catalog my collection. It can sort them out in anyway I can imagine and "Format" is the one to see all titles in 3D, 4K, DVD, Bluray and even HDDVD. I believe local 3D release is already done. Have not seen any new titles in months after "Secret Life of Pets 2". Will have to import all future 3D blurays from other markets and they are becoming harder and more expensive to get. Wonder where else has got "Gemini Man" released in 3D. But this Germany import is great with a choice of German/English at the beginning so I can play it in a totally English environment without guessing. Next in line are "Maleficent 2", "Frozen 2" and "Star Wars IX". Hope the global situation will not get any worst and lead to a standstill in the near future.
  13. Finally got my shipment with Gemini Man 3D from Germany. Took 2 weeks longer than before but still fine considering the current situation worldwide. Great experience watching the movie in 4K 60fps. 3D is equally impressive in another dimension.
  14. Have a brief run on both old and new "Last Jedi" and the obvious difference is on the choice of languages, subtitles and a printed logo "Dolby Digital +" on the new disc face. The old one shows Dolby Atmos 7.1.4 on disc menu while the new one just Dolby Atmos. Can't really tell if they are the same as my AVR only display them as Dolby Atmos. No immediate difference I can spot on PQ as I don't have any DV display. They give the same metadata 500/--- on the JVC. But I can constantly see a higher bit rate on the old than new with the Xbox info function. The new one rarely reach 60 Mbps but the old one can easily jump above 70 Mbps. Not sure if that has anything to do with DV. Probably we are having a different disc then USA. Ours got Japanese DD+ 7.1 and USA does not. The new Extra disc does have the feature "Meet the Porgs" which is missing on the first release.
  15. All individual movies are released earlier than expected so I am happy to buy them all from JB with their Buy 2 Get 1 Free deal. That is like 33.33% off. Also grab "Jumanji Next Level" to fill the gap. Was not meant to buy "Last Jedi" and "Solo" again but it just seems wrong to skip them here. Now I am waiting for the IX in 3D from UK and hopefully the situation of delivery won't get any worst in the next month.
  16. Very nice to know. May be one day when our dollar goes up a bit then I will bite the bullet. Funny the dddhouse I have used before is a different site with dot hk instead of dot com. I believe they are not related because of their different pricing and stock. I have also checked dddhouse.com before when looking for Abominable but found no listing back then. Good to know they have it now and price is 3 US dollar lower then what I paid after shipping.
  17. It is a real pain to import 3D blurays from oversea these days. The good old days of buying from Amazon USA is long gone. And Amazon UK stop shipping to Australia because of GST is unreasonable. Still waiting for Gemini Man from Germany. Hope they won't stop planes flying here anytime soon.
  18. I love dddhouse's price too but they don't stock this one so I have to buy from bad panda shop. Amazon USA will be even higher after GST and shipping. I believe the Japan only "Ralph Breaks The Internet" is the most crazy 3D bluray ever. That has to do with their high RRP in general and not just this particular hard to find item. Will need to pay roughly $130 to get one landed. The more I wait the lower our dollar drops so I am afraid I will have to skip and forget about it.
  19. Nice. SSS is still in wrap and I will get to it soon. Got some more 3D blurays along with a bunch of "no local release titles" from oversea. May talk about them in another thread. I found this "Abominable" very odd. It gets a rare USA/HK 3D release but no local 4K. End up paying more than $70 import from HK, the most expensive bluray for me ever.
  20. A good comparison review to help you decide and yes Epson has better blacks in general. https://www.projectorreviews.com/epson/benq-ht5550-vs-epson-home-cinema-5050ub-comparison-review/
  21. I see Visualax official site list 0.95 gain for all their AT screens. (Perforated and Woven). Only normal matt white screens are having 1.1 gain. There is no mention of model number so it is hard to say if their printed information is wrong.
  22. Got something from Germany, Japan and Hong Kong. I am surprised to see so many Chinese 3D movies there. But they have probably stop making anything new like us. Never know Beowulf 3D exist. Watched it in HDDVD a long long time ago and love it.
  23. Found one with 1.1 gain. Wonder if any local store has it but at least they do exist. https://www.amazon.com/STT-169135-WAB-Silver-Ticket-Thin-Bezel/dp/B01M0CMTE3 Saw it selling on ebay under $1K but postage could be significant from USA. Just found OZTS has a screen material called Acoustic Vision4K with 1.16 gain. Under $3k for a 16:9 140". Should fit your needs to get close to 30fL. https://www.projectorscreens.com.au/16-9-majestic-4k-screens/140-16-9-majestic-fixed-screen-w-evo-ultra-4k-and-fidelio-velvet-frame-as-standard-with-lifetime-warranty-free-shipping.html
  24. As most projectors are designed with front blowing exhaust so sitting behind does make sense to reduce audible noise. I seat 2 to 3 m behind mine so noise is never a problem. I start hearing them if walk close and becomes loud when standing in front.
  25. I found the Projector Central's Throw Distance Calculator working pretty well in my case so may be you can give it a try and have some idea what kind of brightness you will get with your requirements. https://www.projectorcentral.com/Sony-VPL-VW695ES-projection-calculator-pro.htm I have punched the data you provided into the calculator for testing. If the screen gain you get is 0.9 and throw is 5.5m then the brightness will be 19fL. That is Projector Central's Estimate, which is more accurate than using Manufacturer's Spec. 19fL is above SDR's recommendation of 16fL but falling short of HDR's 30fL. One simple way to counter that is by reducing the throw distance to 4.35m and get 23fL. That is about the bottom range for any HDR benefit. I bet the last thing you want is to give up your screen size. In my case I have two 1080P Benq DLP and a last gen JVC X projecting to a 150" 16:9 Screen Technics white electric screen (probably 1.0 gain) sitting at about 7m. The projectors are all rated at 2000 lumen but the JVC is significantly brighter in real life. They are pretty equal when Benqs are set to High and JVC on Low. The Projector Central's calculation tells me that the two Benqs are 14fL and 17fL and JVC 23fL. My own measurements are 15fL, 17fL and 22fL. Considering the age of lamps (600hrs, 700hrs and 400hrs), the results are surprisingly accurate. The JVC is about perfect for SDR and it can still do a good job for HDR even at 22fL. The deep black can enhance the contrast and make the bright "feels" stronger. Only no auto tone mapping and constant manual adjustment between movies is a real pain.
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