SOURCE: JVC Canada Inc.

Kenwood Electronics Canada Inc

October 10, 2013 14:40 ET

New JVC Projector Line Boasts Industry's Highest Native and Dynamic Contrast

Advancements Include 4K Source Compatibility, New D-ILA Device, Improved E-Shift and Enhanced Black Levels

MISSISSAUGA, ON--(Marketwired - October 10, 2013) - JVC announced a new, expanded line of home theatre projectors that deliver 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, 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 polarizer. JVC has also added a user-selectable Intelligent Lens Aperture that can dial in even deeper blacks. Projectors equipped with 4K e-shift3, the latest iteration of the company's e-shift technology, features a 4K signal input (60p) so that now both 4K and 2K sources can be displayed at a resolution of 3840 x 2160.

JVC's 2014 projector line-up consists of the DLA-X900R, DLA-X700R and DLA-X500R. All models are 3D-enabled and offer 4K e-shift3.

The new JVC projectors use three, sixth generation JVC D-ILA imaging devices. These new D-ILA devices feature a pixel gap that is 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 an 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   150,000:1
DLA-X700R   120,000:1
DLA-X500R   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 is 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   1,500,000:1
DLA-X700R   1,200,000:1
DLA-X500R   600,000:1

JVC's 4K e-shift technology was first developed to upconvert 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 a smooth, detailed image. Picture performance is further optimized by a new Multiple Pixel Control (MPC) processor with an eight-band detection. The MPC processor offers four presets plus an auto setting that automatically selects the best upconversion 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 an improved Clear Motion Drive (CMD). The new CMD uses a new LSI and new algorithm to deliver a significant improvement in motion artifacts on diagonal lines with 4K and 2K 2D content as well as 2K 3D content.

Other new enhancements for 2014 are:

  • Two memory settings for pixel convergence that can be used to store correction settings for external lenses.
  • A new smartphone app that provides access to the remote control of the projector, including picture settings.
  • Adobe RGB picture mode on the top two models.

The flagship DLA-X900R is built using hand-selected hand tested components and has a 150,000:1 native contrast ratio and a 1,500,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio.

The DLA-X700R has a native contrast of 120,000:1 and a dynamic contrast ratio of 1,200,000:1.

The DLA-X900R and DLA-X700R offer ISF certification and are designed to pass the 400-plus tests necessary to achieve THX® 3D Certification (pending) -- a promise to consumers for 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 just as its creator intended.

The DLA-X500R has a native contrast ratio of 60,000:1 and a dynamic contrast ratio of 600,000:1.

The current DLA-X35B remains in the line for 2014, along with the optional 3D accessories, RF emitter PK-EM2 and RF glasses PK-EM3 as well as the spare lamp PK-L2312U.

The new JVC D-ILA home theatre projectors will be available in November at the following prices:

DLA-X900R   CAD    $11,999
DLA-X700R   CAD   $7,999
DLA-X500R   CAD   $4,999

Excite your senses with the ultimate quality and innovative intelligence that JVC has to offer for your lifestyle entertainment!

JVC Canada Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of JVC KENWOOD Corporation. JVC KENWOOD Corporation is one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of advanced audio and video products. JVC has always been inspired by the imagination and continues to push, meet and exceed beyond known boundaries.

As the world enters the digital era, chances are that you will be seeing the JVC name in association with new breakthroughs in digital imaging, information and networking designed for your personal and professional wants and needs.

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