That's what's painted on the other side of the wall. What consumers need is UHD and what Sony offered was 4K; probably because it was a short hop from their movie theater offerings. From reading the review, I suspect the performance differences go beyond the fact that the 4K screen isn't UHD "native". I acknowledge that there's no tidy way to get from 4096 to 3840 but that's clearly not the consumer's fault.I have the Sony which is a true 4K panel set, but, honestly, all the programming I put through it except what I shoot with my 4K camera is 3840x2160.
so you can have your TV upconvert it for viewing on a 4K screen.
Or perhaps the JVC just has a stronger lamp.There is some debate about whether a JVC has brighter image because the lamp light output is concentrated 100% on the full image while the Sony loses some light efficiency displaying a UHD image through a larger panel.
My guess is that most will never have a significant opportunity.Whether the JVC degrades the 4096 image or not is unknown, but my guess would be that it is not detectable.
The process is trivial, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't do perceptible damage. When the reduction isn't a nice round number, there's a certain running together of things. Fortunately, it happens at a level that the human eye isn't all that well equipped to discern so the brain will "rebuild" it.Also, modifying the rendered output to a different resolution and even pixel aspect ratio is a very easy process in editing. I do it all the time.
I have the SONY VPLVW665ES set for our home theater unless something more reasonable comes out before our house is built.I have the Sony which is a true 4K panel set, but, honestly, all the programming I put through it except what I shoot with my 4K camera is 3840x2160. Everything for consumer seems to be released for UHD, not true 4K.
The big choice between DILA and SXRD projectors is the color subtleties. Can't explain it here but you should always view them so you know the look of the image and how these two technologies compare. The other one is DLP.
tigerfan- Agree completely on HDR. It's a mess to deal with. The BT2020 color gamut is also a problem but the player people are getting closer to resolving that. I have mine fairly well calibrated now. But I use a separate setup for Amazon UHD, Amazon HDR, Netflix, Netflix UHD ( don't have ap that supports Netflix HDR yet), UHD Blu Disk, and my DVR. It's nuts having to deal with so many standards. Thank God for programmable macros on the remote.