JVC Unveils D-ILA Projectors

Feature 4K e-shift5 For Improved 4K Content Display, Upgraded HDR Performance
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JVC has unveiled a line of custom installation projectors that features an upgrade of the company’s e-shift technology and enhanced HDR functions that allow the image to be fine-tuned for specific viewing environments.

The new line is comprised of six projectors, plus a special limited edition D-ILA Anniversary model to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the D-ILA device. The new projectors deliver a performance boost thanks to 4K e-shift5 technology, which features an algorithm that optimizes the fine detail that 4K delivers, and improved HDR functionality that allows the projectors to deliver brighter and more dynamic HDR content.

JVC’s 2018 projectors are the Procision Series DLA-X990RBK, DLA-X790RBK, DLA-X590RBK, and the Reference Series DLA-RS640K, DLA-RS540K and the DLA-RS440K. The limited edition model is the DLA-20LTD.

JVC’s e-shift is proprietary high-resolution display technology that provides clear 4K precision images. A new algorithm in e-shift5 analyzes every pixel in the original 4K signal to determine the optimal data to create the e-shift frames. This improvement is particularly noticeable in fine detail, such as very small text.

A new Active Intelligent Lens Aperture is now available for HDR to let viewers enjoy the more dynamic projected HDR images. 

Brightness levels and native contrast for the new projectors are:

  • DLA-X990RBK/RS640K 2,000lm, 160,000:1
  • DLA-X790RBK/RS540K 1,900lm, 130,000:1
  • DLA-X590RBK/RS440K 1,800lm, 40,000:1

Unlike direct view displays where screen size and brightness are specified and fixed, projectors require adjustment in order to reproduce the PQ curve adopted by HDR 10. JVC projectors handle this by offering an Auto Switching HDR Picture mode and gamma adjustment, and now on two models – the DLA-X990RBK/RS640K and DLA-X790RBK/RS540K – also offers two color profiles, one prioritizing brightness and the other prioritizing color. These can be selected to best suit the viewing environment.

Also to help customers adjust the projector, the mastering information (Maximum Content Light Level/Maximum Frame Average Light Level) included in HDR content such as UHD Blu-ray can be shown on the OSD information screen. 

To further improve the reproduction of 4K content, JVC has improved its Multiple Pixel Control by sampling all pixels in the 4K signal to deliver the smoothest, most finely detailed images from 4K content.

JVC’s Low Latency Mode reduces frame delay for improved gameplay, and also improves the processing of high bandwidth signals, such as 4K10bit, 12bit, etc. directly without compression to ensure that the quality of the original source is preserved.

JVC incorporates HDMI/HDCP2.2 on both HDMI inputs. Two HDCP2.2 copy protected devices can be connected at the same time. These HDMI inputs are capable of handling data transfer rates up to 18Gbps, which can deliver full spec native 4K signals such as 4K60p 4:4:4, 4K60p 4:2:2/36bit and 4K24p 4:4:4/36bit, and allow playback of copyright-protected content, such as from video distribution services and UHD Blu-ray.

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Special Edition DLA-20LTD 

Available optional accessories include a spare lamp (PK-L2615U), and 3D accessories: RF emitter (PK-EM2) and RF glasses (PK-AG3).

The new limited edition DLA-20LTD commemorates the 20th anniversary of the development of the D-ILA device, first announced in October 1997. The limited edition model features a red body, JVC’s brand color. It offers a high native contrast ratio – 200,000:1, and includes a D-ILA 20th anniversary opening logo displayed upon start up. Details about availability and price will be announced at a later time.