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CEDIA 2013 - New JVC Professional Projectors offer increased black levels

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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   Kevin Collins

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Posted September 27 2013 - 04:23 PM

Yesterday JVC announced a revamped line of their home theater projectors.  As what happens every year with JVC at CEDIA, there is a slew of improvements that makes you want to dip into your savings account to get the latest model. 

 

The key areas of performance enhancements come from a new imaging device, upgraded version of the company’s e-shift technology, 4K source compatibility and a user-selectable Intelligent Lens Aperture.

 

JVC has always been known for their great contrast ration and they are improving on that with a user-selectable Intelligent Lens Aperture that can dial in even deeper blacks.

 

In projectors equipped with 4K e-shift3, the latest iteration of the company’s e-shift technology, feature a 4K signal input (60P) so that now both 4K and 2K sources can be displayed as 3840 x 2160 images.

 

The new JVC projectors use three sixth generation JVC D-ILA imaging devices. This new device features a pixel gap that’s 40 percent narrower than the previous chip for a smoother picture, a 10 percent improvement in light efficiency for a light output of 1,300 lumens, and improved native contrast, which is also enhanced by a new, third generation wire grid optical engine. As a result, native contrast ratios for the new projectors are:

 

DLA-X900R/RS67/RS6710      150,000:1

DLA-X700R/RS57                   120,000:1

DLA-X500R/RS49/RS4910        60,000:1

 

To further boost contrast, JVC has developed a user-selectable Intelligent Lens Aperture. When engaged, JVC’s Intelligent Lens Aperture produces deeper black levels while maintaining white levels superior to what’s delivered by competing projectors using a dynamic iris – performance attributable to JVC projectors’ inherent high native contrast capabilities. As a result, the new JVC projectors achieve the industry’s highest dynamic contrast ratios:

 

DLA-X900R/RS67/RS6710      1,500,000:1

DLA-X700R/RS57                   1,200,000:1

DLA-X500R/RS49/RS4910        600,000:1

 

The new JVC D-ILA home theater projectors will be available November at the following prices:

 

DLA-RS6710                            $12,499

DLA-X900R/DLA-RS67             $11,999

DLA-X700R/DLA-RS57               $7,999

DLA-RS4910                             $5,199

DLA-X500R/DLA-RS49               $4,999

 

To get more details on all the important features watch the video.

 

 

 


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#2 of 5 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted September 27 2013 - 06:07 PM

Kevin, I've seen some comments around the web that these aren't true 4k projectors but you seem to indicate they do have rue 4k pixel resolution, am I misinterpreting something or is there something to the comments?


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#3 of 5 OFFLINE   Dave Upton

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Posted September 27 2013 - 06:50 PM

Sam,

The actual picture is true 4K pixel wise, however they achieve this by interpolating two 1080p frames. From what we heard, the projector isn't capable of actually taking a native 4K input, despite being able to project it.



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Posted September 27 2013 - 06:58 PM

From the "briefest of study" I came across on the various sites explaining this...

 

You can liken JVC's 4K e-shift to Hitachi/Fujitsu's ALIS plasma panels. 

 

As in, technically yes it does 4K, but it cheats getting there. (ALIS displays were always marketed as 1080. Never 1080I or 1080P...cause they were neither one)

 

I had to relearn ALIS itself when I bought the region-free BD player and saw first hand the issues with ALIS when the source has issues.

 

And I know ALIS and 4K e-shift is an apples to steak comparison...but the 4K e-shift does have a place in the market. Just like ALIS did a decade ago.



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Posted September 28 2013 - 05:54 AM

Great interview Kevin :)

 

"Clear Black" is very intriguing.  Sounds like JVC has made some serious changes this generation and I await the reviews with bated breath. 


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