JVC CEDIA Projector Intros Include Native 4K Inputs
JVC’s eight newest projector models in both the Professional Products Div.’s Reference Series and the Consumer A/V Group’s Procision Series now include native 4K inputs, according to product engineering manager Gary Klasmeier, who unveiled the new models on Day One of CEDIA Expo.
The new 3D-enabled projectors are the Procision Series DLA-X900R, DLA-X700R, and DLA-X500R, and the Reference Series DLA-RS6710, DLA-RS67, DLA-RS57, DLA-RS4910, and DLA-RS49.
The models each use three of JVC’s sixth-generation D-ILA chips, where the micron size has been reduced from the previous generation to .3 from .5, yielding a 40 percent narrower pixel gap and what the company said is a 10 percent efficiency improvement in light output.
The models all feature E-Shift3, a technology that is a third-generation upgrade from an earlier iteration. E-Shift was originally developed to aid in upconverting 2K content to 4K content; with the models’ 4K inputs, 4K signals may now be processed as well.
The top-level projectors in both lines boast a 150,000:1 native contrast ratio. They also feature a user-selectable Intelligent Lens Aperture that provides deeper blacks, Klasmeier said.
New smartphone apps have also been developed that provide remote control of the projectors, including picture settings.
The company also has applied for a patent on another feature, Clear Black technology, which eliminates light scatter from pixels to adjacent pixels, Klasmeier said.
The Adobe RGB picture mode has been added on the top five models to optimize the reproduction of high-megapixel still-camera images that are essentially 4K projected images.
The new home theater projectors will be available in 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.
JVC also displayed its recently introduced RS-840UD Ultra HD 84-inch monitor for sale through custom integrators ($13,500). It is a native 3840x2160 device that can handle 4K sources up to 60p, and it features Quad HDMI connectivity.