CEDIA 2013 - New JVC Professional Projectors offer increased black levels

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  1. Kevin Collins

    Kevin Collins Owner, from The Other Washington

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    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.

  2. Sam Posten

    Sam Posten Moderator

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    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?
  3. Dave Upton

    Dave Upton Audiophile

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    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.
  4. schan1269

    schan1269 HTF Expert
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    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.
  5. Type A

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    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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