JVC D-ILA talk me out of it

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Rick Westfall, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. Rick Westfall

    Rick Westfall Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 1998
    Messages:
    220
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    DLP...rainbow effects

    LCD...screendoor

    D-ILA...? Someone on this forum please tell me why I shouldn't buy the D-ILA technology. What is it's thorn? I saw the JVC and it looked great, but it must have something wrong with it or everyone would be buying it.

    How do you like that for a nice cynical slant...

    Rick
     
  2. John Whittle

    John Whittle Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2004
    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Well the only thing wrong with the JVC D-ILA is that only JVC, Philips and Sony make sets with that technology (LCOS) right now. The JVC line is expanding and if anything you might wait until the 4th Q when the 1080P sets are introduced (in the least it will probably make the prices on the 720P sets cheaper).

    I'm very impressed with the JVC sets as well--I'd also like to hear "what's wrong" since the three chip design and tighter pattern make them look better than the LCD and they have good contrast and color as well.

    John
     
  3. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2000
    Messages:
    2,909
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
    Real Name:
    Michael Chen
    Greetings

    A nagging issue with the JVC is more limited grayscale calibration controls in the service menu. You cannot get it as accurate as you would like.

    Regards
     
  4. TimmyH

    TimmyH Auditioning

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2002
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    After reading this thread I got curious about D-ILA (I'll be in the market for a new big screen soon) and did some web surfing and found a Home Theater Magazine review of the JVC HD61Z575 which was very positive but said the black levels (when viewed in a dark room)weren't very black. So that may be the negative factor to this technology.
     
  5. videobruce

    videobruce Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2003
    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  6. Ted Lee

    Ted Lee Lead Actor

    Joined:
    May 8, 2001
    Messages:
    8,390
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    may wanna read the s&v review on the 61" d-ila...

    http://www.soundandvisionmag.com/art...&page_number=1

    i do like the dila picture, but my concern is reliability. from what i understand, they really haven't perfected mass production of lcos yet? also, isn't it intel that has pushed back lcos production like twice already? not sure on that, but i think that's right.

    somehow jvc has managed to pull it off, but they're about the only game in town. i wonder how they manage it.

    overall, i'm just more "comfortable" with dlp or lcd. they just seem to be more "solid" of a technology. but like i said, the dila picture is undeniably good looking.
     
  7. John Whittle

    John Whittle Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2004
    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0


    Remember this was the technology JVC & Hughes developed for the theatre projector to compete with the TI DLP.

    They've got several more years in the business of making the dies than the others. I'm not sure Intel's decision was based on sucess but rather a business decision to not get into the "tv business" (it's pretty cut throat as can be seen by the current prices and Intel likes to ride the top of the market at high prices and introduce new faster products at premium prices. Sorta reminds one of the the attempts of National Semiconductor to get into consumer items rather than just make chips and data books and they failed with their watches and cash registers).

    Personally I like the fact that there are three chips instead of one with a color wheel because I do see occasional rainbows with my FP DLP machine.

    John
     
  8. PeterTHX

    PeterTHX Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    Messages:
    2,034
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Sony's XBR SXRD sets (50 and 60 inch) will be available any day now. 1080p, based on the Qualia 006 70" TV...called by some the best RP EVER made.

    Better blacks, more accurate colors. Easy to set up. Better set of inputs. Better sound. JVC isn't bad but "meh".
     

Share This Page