JVC Announces New Projector Line for 2014

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JVC has revealed its latest home cinema projector line-up, claiming a ‘substantial improvement in image quality’ alongside ‘the industry’s highest native and dynamic contrast’. Other new features include a new imaging device, an upgraded version of the company’s e-shift technology, 4K source compatibility and a user-selectable Intelligent Lens Aperture.

The three new units are the DLA-X900R, DLA-X700R and DLA-X500R, all of which are equipped with 3d playback technology and offer 4K e-shift3. This latest rvolution of JVC’s e-shift magic features a 4K signal input (60p) so that both 4K and 2K sources can now be displayed as 3840 x 2160 images.

The units also use three sixth generation D-ILA imaging devices. This new device has a pixel gap that is 40 percent more narrow than the previous chip. The result is a smoother picture, a ten per cent improvement in light efficiency for a light output of 1,300 lumens and improved native contrast (which is enhanced more so by a new third-generation wire grid optical engine), JVC claims.

The company also states that implementation of a user-selectable Intelligent Lens Aperture results in deeper black levels while maintaining white levels ‘superior to what’s delivered by competing projectors using a dynamic iris’.

Thanks to these new improvements, JVC says that the flagship DLA-X900R sports a native contrast ratio of 150,000:1 and a dynamic contrast ratio of 1,500,000:1. Meanwhile, the DLA-X700R boasts 120,000:1 native and 1,200,000:1 dynamic, and the DLA-X500R 60,000:1 native and 600,000:1 dynamic.

Picture performance is optimized even more by a new Multiple Pixel Control (MPC) processor featuring eight-band detection. This offers four presets plus an Auto setting that automatically selects the best up conversion process based on the frequency of each pixel. Also, a new Clear Black feature provides local area contrast enhancement, while the improved Clear Motion Drive used a new LSI and algorithm to deliver a significant improvement in motion artifacts on diagonal lines’ with 2D 4K and 2K content and 3D 2K material.

The DLA-X900R and DLA-X700R also offer ISF certfication and have been designed to pass the 400-plus tests necessary to achieve THX 3D Certification (pending).

One current model is the pretty much entry-level DLA-X35 which will carry over to the 2014 line-up along with the three new models – all of which are scheduled to hit retail this month.

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