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Projector Recommendation

House72

Well-known member
Hello All

I recently acquired a Strato and integrated my Alto and disc server using Co star. Now I am looking to get a 4K projector.

I am thinking either Sony 295ES/695ES or the JVC ones in that same price range. Do you guys have any recommendations?

I plan to keep my Carada Precision Series screen for now (110 inch diagonal)

Cheers
 

RAV

Well-known member
Hello All

I recently acquired a Strato and integrated my Alto and disc server using Co star. Now I am looking to get a 4K projector.

I am thinking either Sony 295ES/695ES or the JVC ones in that same price range. Do you guys have any recommendations?

I plan to keep my Carada Precision Series screen for now (110 inch diagonal)

Cheers

I recommend the JVC NX series (NX5, NX7, or NX9) - particularly with Kaleidescape. JVC is releasing a firmware update in a couple of weeks that does DTM (Dynamic Tone Mapping) for HDR content. Sony does not have this feature and you would need some pretty expensive outboard gear to get a similar result. Also, the black levels on JVC are terrific (excellent for movies). I just purchased an NX9 and the picture from Kaleidescape is stunning.
 

House72

Well-known member
Thanks. I cannot afford NX9. I will check out NX7. I assume the dynamic tone mapping update is coming tp 7 as well.

Cheers
 

RAV

Well-known member
Check out the NX5 as well. The NX7 just increased in price making the NX5 an even better deal (comparatively). As I recall the main improvements with the NX7 are an additional 100 lumens of brightness (that is not a lot), a wider color gamut (HDR color filter for 100% DCI; cuts 10% of light with high lamp, 20% with low lamp), and a little bit higher contrast (lamp iris; said to be a subtle difference).

There are rumors that the new firmware will be dropping in about a week - and I am pretty sure that the firmware is available for all models.
 

House72

Well-known member
Check out the NX5 as well. The NX7 just increased in price making the NX5 an even better deal (comparatively). As I recall the main improvements with the NX7 are an additional 100 lumens of brightness (that is not a lot), a wider color gamut (HDR color filter for 100% DCI; cuts 10% of light with high lamp, 20% with low lamp), and a little bit higher contrast (lamp iris; said to be a subtle difference).

There are rumors that the new firmware will be dropping in about a week - and I am pretty sure that the firmware is available for all models.

Thanks so much. I already ordered the NX7. Thanks again.

Cheers

Raj
 

House72

Well-known member
Guys I am enjoying my NX 7 and now thinking of getting a UST for my bedroom. Did someone try the new epson? Is it possible to ceiling mount this or can only be placed on a table?
 

J.Green

Kaleidescape, Inc.
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Looks like you can install it inverted. On p. 108 of the User Guide (https://files.support.epson.com/docid/cpd5/cpd57962.pdf), it mentions that the projection settings are "Front, Front/Upside Down" and the description is: "Change this setting depending on how the projector is installed."

There are warnings in the manual about not installing the projector vertically but nothing about upside down.

If you *do* end up getting one, I'd be very interested in your impressions of it.
 
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