JVC 4K e-Shift 2
I spent a ton of time playing with e-Shift 2, an improved and somewhat different version than last year's. If you want to see results from the older system, you'll find that in last year's X70R review.
I have already discussed on the first page. Here I want to comment on the visual differences. I want to also mention that you can run CFI and MPC at the same time. They do affect each other. Let's start with that.
But first, a reminder. MPC is the image processing for e-Shift (this year the version is e-Shift 2). If MPC is set to off, there is no e-Shift and it's a standard 1080p projector. With it engaged, it's still not 4K, but it is a viable technique for image detail enhancement.
Let's look at a closeup of text from Mad Money: First, the full frame. Below that we zoom in on the area around Pennsylvania.
Note there's very little visible distortion around the text of Pennsylvania on the enlarged left image. (That's CFI on low, and MPC (e-Shift) Off.) The enlarged version of the one on the right, though shows slignificant distortion around the text. The same is true around smaller text and symbols lower down, and around objects. Keep in mind, not all of the distortion from the off image is due to even CFI. This image is from HDTV over DirecTV so there's some noise distortion inherent to the broadcast. The important point is that e-Shift's higher settings can put out some visible noise.
Remember this is a very small portion of the screen, but it shows that you pick up a significant amount of artifacts in exchange for other benefits!
Now let's look at a full set, showing all the MPC modes. This time CFI is not engaged (as would be typical for most people's movie viewing).
If you want to see all 5 modes (and off), for comparison, revisit the Spiderman images on the first page.
JVC 4K e-Shift 2
First, the full frame. Below that we zoom in on the area around Pennsylvania.