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Old 05-03-2022, 10:02 PM   #36461
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I can do a 360% turn, shoot my enemy and then have a picnic before taking out a second enemy 5 seconds later, how is THAT for ping?
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Old 05-03-2022, 10:42 PM   #36462
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The Night Shift showed up today

Big improvement over my DVD which is now retired.


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Old 05-04-2022, 12:02 AM   #36463
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It only took 6 months, but I am up and running with the new JVC. All reports are accurate as this is a damn fine projector. I spent a few hours getting everything dialed in and creating different lens memory profiles for each aspect ratio, but didnít get a chance to watch something today. Watching a few minutes of Passengers 4K and Hellboy 2 Blu-ray left me with my jaw hanging open with how good it looks. I will be down there tomorrow for a good bit to start chipping away at the 46 movies waiting for me.

Thanks to Sapiendut for the setup videos by the way, and you are right, the remote does kinda suck.
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Old 05-04-2022, 12:04 AM   #36464
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Wasn't the otherwise legendary Sony Z9D known to have crosstalk problems when displaying 3D content? I seem to remember hallucinating that.

Looks like the Godfather 4K thread got locked down for who knows how long without really addressing the persistent problem therein.
Yup. Its why I went back. The 75 inch was better but mine is 65.

No matter. My Vizio is just fine. When reauthoring Atmos soundtracks it is even better!
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Old 05-04-2022, 01:40 AM   #36465
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and you are right, the remote does kinda suck.
No matter what brand I buy, the remote is always the same.
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Old 05-04-2022, 09:35 AM   #36466
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Best remote (non universal) I ever owned was for the Sony S735D DVD player. Thick, but nicely rounded on the edges, light up buttons, a nice sized shuttle jog with frame by frame tracking/adjustment and a screen saver button for those memorable moments.

The player itself was an absolute beast. It also had the smoothest loading mechanism I have ever heard. Bought it in 2000 and it’s still going now (my sister has it) she still has the Pan’s Labyrinth screenshot that I took in 2008 on her Home Screen!

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Old 05-04-2022, 12:39 PM   #36467
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Glad to hear another great projector installation went well.

I still think I can improve my remote control setup.
I use original remotes for setup and or calibration and prefer a simple universal remote that does not light up or glow and is easy to navigate by feel.

This is what I use most.


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Old 05-04-2022, 03:48 PM   #36468
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Best remote (non universal) I ever owned was for the Sony S735D DVD player.
IIRC both my Sony Beta Hi-F SL-HF900 and Sony DVP-S7000 DVD player remote’s had a jog/shuttle ring. My first universal remote was pretty neat with a touch screen LCD display that would change depending on device. The main reason for purchase was the LCD was back lit but it was so dim it was worthless.

The next one was a Marantz RC2000 MKII with great back lighting and four buttons just for macros. The LCD display was really lacking.

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IIRC both my Sony Beta Hi-F SL-HF900 and Sony DVP-S7000 DVD player remoteís had a jog/shuttle ring. My first universal remote was pretty neat with a touch screen LCD display that would change depending on device. The main reason for purchase was the LCD was back lit but it was so dim it was worthless.

The next one was a Marantz RC2000 MKII with great back lighting and four buttons just for macros. The LCD display was really lacking.

Sweet!

It was quite novel back in the day being able to advance frame by frame. It was great for saving a scene and before anyone asks, no I didnít use it for Basic Instinct!
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Old 05-04-2022, 04:18 PM   #36470
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Sweet!

It was quite novel back in the day being able to advance frame by frame. It was great for saving a scene and before anyone asks, no I didnít use it for Basic Instinct!
You used it for your Vinegar Syndrome titles.
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Old 05-04-2022, 04:26 PM   #36471
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It only took 6 months, but I am up and running with the new JVC. All reports are accurate as this is a damn fine projector. I spent a few hours getting everything dialed in and creating different lens memory profiles for each aspect ratio, but didnít get a chance to watch something today. Watching a few minutes of Passengers 4K and Hellboy 2 Blu-ray left me with my jaw hanging open with how good it looks. I will be down there tomorrow for a good bit to start chipping away at the 46 movies waiting for me.

Thanks to Sapiendut for the setup videos by the way, and you are right, the remote does kinda suck.
Congratulations again! I am very happy for you. I would love to see those new JVC projectors in action.
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Old 05-04-2022, 04:32 PM   #36472
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You used it for your Vinegar Syndrome titles.
Filthy mind!
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It's good to see you admit it.
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No matter what brand I buy, the remote is always the same.
I have played around with a Harmony and an URC, but didnít feel the need to pick one up. I had a Pronto based remote that came with a Yamaha RXZ9 (I think) and spent a good couple hours programming it only to put it aside. I am not someone who uses macro functions and the Storm Audio is controlled by a MacBook Air, so I donít see one finding its way into my room again. When they work, I think they are pretty cool. I also think they can help ease the domestic strain our hobby can sometimes place on a relationship.
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Congratulations again! I am very happy for you. I would love to see those new JVC projectors in action.
Used mine to watch Star Wars Episode 2 UHD BD because it's "May the forth".

Life is good (in terms of home theater). I love projectors and the new ones are better than ever. I have my system tuned to the best of my ability.

Sony has responded with new laser projectors that compete with the new JVCs.

The Star Wars Holiday Special on YouTube...
https://youtu.be/6hH8rxarVG8

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I'll probably watch my (1982) P&S time compressed CED videodisc of Star Wars on my 19" CRT TV later today and again on the 25th (the 45th, probably watch my CED of TESB on the 21st too).

It's one of the 2 used CED videodiscs I have (used CED videodiscs fair better than used vinyl LPs [especially the discrete quadraphonic ones, which need a through cleaning]), I'll listen to how Dolby Pro-Logic 2 movie mode creates surround sound from the CX NR encoded CED videodisc stereo sound.


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I have played around with a Harmony and an URC, but didn’t feel the need to pick one up.
Understood. The URC, like the MX-990, can be a daunting task to program (they are not cheap). The software to program with it has a fairly steep learning curve. I started with an MX-850 so had a fair idea of how to use the newer software.

One real advantage to a good programmable is the ability to add functions that would need to be drilled down to using the factory remote or simply not available. Here is a link to the JVC codes for your projector. Many items just not on the factory remote but they have a direct call code.

ADD: I was told the NZ codes were the same as the NX codes.

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I'm always happy to hear about the new gear and to hear about successful setups as it gives me an idea of what I'll be getting a second hand in a couple of years. Every time my wife looks over my shoulder when I'm on my laptop she knows that she'll see a picture of some piece of equipment that will soon be in our theater.
Last purchase was a UMIK-1 from a local guy. I also had a miniDSP and a SPYDER5 shipped to the inlaws in Florida. They'll be back in a couple of weeks so that I can take a deep dive into calibrating my recent JVC projector purchase and taming the 4 subs and tactile transducers I've accumulated over the years...
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Understood. The URC, like the MX-990, can be a daunting task to program (they are not cheap). The software to program with it has a fairly steep learning curve. I started with an MX-850 so had a fair idea of how to use the newer software.

One real advantage to a good programmable is the ability to add functions that would need to be drilled down to using the factory remote or simply not available. Here is a link to the JVC codes for your projector. Many items just not on the factory remote but they have a direct call code.

ADD: I was told the NZ codes were the same as the NX codes.
I am a bit more curious now that you shared that. There is really only one direct function I want which I have come across after a few hours which is lens memory to switch between aspect ratios without having to go into the menu. The projector itself senses SDR and HDR content and automatically adjusts based on how each of those are dialed in since they each provide very different adjustments. I ordered a JVC remote that has direct access to the lens presets (suggested by Sapiendut) so will see how that does.

Side noteÖ.I thought the Panasonic 9000 had great tone mapping, but the NZ8 blows it out of the water. This thing is insane. I am easing into it with picking up on Westworld season 2 UHD, and can easily say the projector is worth every penny spent and having to wait for it. It is that good.

I am going to look into the options you mentioned though on remotes. I need an itch to start scratching.
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I programmed the "color" buttons on my universal remote with lens settings.

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