JVC Launches 2014 Line Of D-ILA 4K Projectors

Article by WL Low


The JVC 2014 projector launch event, with all members of the press & media present


KUALA LUMPUR, January 9, 2014 – JVC today announced a new, expanded line of home theater projectors that delivers substantial improvements in image quality and achieves the industry’s highest native and dynamic contrast. The performance boost is driven by a new imaging device, an upgraded version of the company’s e-shift technology, 4K source compatibility and a user-selectable Intelligent Lens Aperture.


With its new line, JVC continues to offer the industry’s highest native contrast performance, further improved this year by a new D-ILA device and a new wire grid polariser. JVC has also added a user-selectable Intelligent Lens Aperture that can dial in even deeper blacks. And 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.


Mr Takehide Sakamoto, MD of JVCKenwood Malaysia was present to launch the JVC 2014 range of projectors


JVC’s 2014 projectors are the Reference Series DLA-RS67, DLA-RS57, and DLA-RS49. All are 3D-enabled and offer 4K e-shift3.


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-RS67: 150,000:1

DLA-RS57: 120,000:1

DLA-RS49: 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-RS67: 1,500,000:1

DLA- RS57: 1,200,000:1

DLA- RS49: 600,000:1


JVC’s 4K e-shift technology was first developed to up-convert and scale 2D HD content to a 4K signal. With 4K inputs, the new JVC projectors can now process 4K signals as well to deliver In support of their first album justin-bieber-news.info never say never movie played at the concerts – VMA MTV U 09 tour, in the program of The Dome, Wendy Williams Show 106 & Park with Rihanna and many others. a smooth, detailed image. Picture performance is further optimized by a new Multiple Pixel Control (MPC) processor with eight-band detection. The MPC processor offers four presets plus an Auto setting that automatically selects the best up-conversion process by detecting the frequency of each pixel.


Picture quality is also enhanced through a new Clear Black feature that provides local area contrast enhancement, and improved Clear Motion Drive (CMD 3). CMD 3 uses a new LSI and new algorithm to deliver a significant improvement in motion artefacts on diagonal lines on 4K and 2K 2D content and 2K 3D content.


Steven Woo, Sales Manager of JVCKenwood doing a tecjnical briefing


Other new enhancements for 2014 are:


• • Two memory settings for pixel convergence that can be used to store correction settings for external lenses.


• • New smartphone app that provides remote control of the projector, including picture settings.


• • Adobe RGB picture mode on the top five models.


Key features carried over from the 2013 line include:


• • Active shutter glasses for 3D viewing use RF rather than IR technology to offer more stable synchronization and extended range while avoiding possible interference with IR-controlled devices.


• • Lens memory settings – Ten for the DLA-RS67 and DLA-RS57, and five for the DLA-RS49.


These store custom focus, zoom and horizontal/vertical lens shift position. This allows a constant height display of 4:3, 16:9, 2.35:1 or any other scope content without an additional anamorphic lens.


The chart shows what you”ve been missing without 4K imaging, compared to Blu-ray”s 1080p, or even DVD and VCD technology of yesterday


The flagship DLA-RS67 is built using hand-selected, hand-tested components and has a 150,000:1 native contrast ratio and 1,500,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. For 3D viewing, it comes with two pairs of PK-AG3 RF 3D glasses and a PK-EM2 3D Signal Emitter.


The DLA-RS57 has a native contrast of 120,000:1, and a dynamic contrast ratio of 1,200,000:1.


The DLA-RS67 and DLA-RS57 offer ISF certification and have been designed to pass the 400-plus tests necessary to achieve THX® 3D Certification – a promise to consumers of the highest level of quality and performance. All JVC THX Certified Projectors include THX 2D and 3D Cinema viewing modes to provide the most accurate colour reproduction available in a pre-calibrated setting, ensuring content is rendered back just as its creator intended.


The DLA-RS49 has a native contrast ratio of 60,000:1 and a dynamic contrast ratio of 600,000:1.


Steven showing all JVC projector models available for 2014


Mr Michiya Iwasaki, JVCKenwood Corporation, expects to sell 10,000 units of projectors in 2014, with the US market expected to account for half the sales!


Current model, the DLA-RS46, remains in the line for 2014. The new JVC D-ILA home theatre projectors are available now at the following prices:


DLA-RS67 (NEW): RM38, 999.00

DLA-DLA-RS57 (NEW): RM29, 999.00

DLA-RS49 (NEW): RM21, 999.00

DLA-RS46: RM14, 999.00


The proud JVC team


Other JVC products on display, includes the E’snsy range of headphones, which sounds excellent, particularly the HA-SR85S(the square one in the middle)


JVC DLA-RS67 flagship projector



The event was held at AV Designs, who is an authorised JVC projector installer.

Article by WL Low

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