JVC home theater projectors have a reputation for delivering the highest native contrast in the industry. Even without the DLA-NX7’s dynamic iris engaged, there are few projectors that can come close to this JVC’s performance on dark scenes.
With the Iris engaged, you would have to spend more than double the cost of the DLA-NX7 to find a competitor’s native 4K projector with comparable blacks like the Sony VW885. Even then, most competitor’s 4K projectors can’t match the DLA-NX7 native contrast and they would have to depend on dynamic light modulation (a dynamic iris or a laser light engine) to exceed its dynamic contrast. So, if you love deep blacks on very dark scenes, you can’t beat this JVC without spending a lot more.