Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) expands its line of D-ILA home theater projectors with the launch of two new full high-definition models.
With advance samples shown previously this month in the US and Europe at CEDIA and IFA, JVC is for the first time officially revealing the final specifications with industry highest native contrast ratio of 50,000:1 for the THX Certified model.
The new projectors are the DLA-HD750 and DLA-HD350, to be marketed globally by JVC's consumer group.
Also officially announced for the first time is a change to the structural design of the optical section from a conventional L-shape with a mirror to a straight configuration helped to reduce the
loss of light. JVC now reveals that by combining this new structure straight from the lamp to lens with a new highly efficient lamp, a brightness of 900 lumens was realized for the DLA-HD750 and
1000 lumens for the DLA-HD350. What?s more, integrating JVC?s proprietary D-ILA device with the wire-grid optical engine provided very high contrast. And, by equipping the newly developed lens with a fixed aperture to help eliminate unnecessary light that reduces contrast levels, it was possible for the DLA-HD750 to achieve a native contrast ratio of 50,000:1, and 30,000:1 for the DLA HD350.
THX will certify the DLA-HD750 for all worldwide markets to ensure accurate and exceptional picture quality in the home theater environment. THX certification promises that the HD750 is capable of presenting a wide range of video content at maximum resolutions with the correct color and luminance levels. In addition, THX has created a battery of
signal processing tests that challenge the projector's scaling, motion conversion and deinterlacing capabilities. This type of in-depth analysis predicts how the HD750 will present a variety of high definition and standard definition content.
The JVC HD750 will also feature THX movie mode, a pre-calibrated video setting for watching movies on DVD, Blu-ray HD or broadcast television. This playback feature is designed to recreate the cinema experience at home by setting the display's gamma, luminance, color temperature
and other settings to mirror those used by filmmakers in post-production. THX movie mode also ensures projector brightness is optimal for large screen viewing.
Other features of the vew projectors include a unique automatic lens cover that opens and closes with power on/off to protect against dust, so even if the projector is installed up on the
ceiling, you?re assured of easy, trouble-free operation via the remote controller.
The newly developed 2x zoom lens with motorized focus features a large
diameter, all-glass lens system with 17 elements in 15 groups that includes a low dispersion ED lens to project a full HD image with high focus depth, so the high resolution picture?s pixels
remain precisely focused on the screen for perfect sharpness of detail. And to display the deepest black possible, this new high-precision lens is also equipped with a 16-step lens aperture that allows adjustment of brightness according to user preferences. What?s more, the high density,
high MTF, high-precision lens also reduces chromatic aberration and color bleeding significantly.
The DLA-HD750 features color management that interpolates colors individually by R, G, B, C, Y, or M, in three separate axes of color phase, chroma saturation and brightness. Up to three
customized color settings can be stored for future use.
Thanks to the enhanced efficiency of the cooling system, fan noise has been reduced to 19dB, enabling the viewer to better concentrate on what?s being shown on the screen even in a very quiet room.
The projectors are also powered by the Reon VX processor developed by Silicon Optix for (HQV) image reproduction (RNR, MNR, BAR). Processing features full 10bit 4:4:4 signal processing, mosquito
and block noise reduction, chroma sampling and scaling error reduction
The projectors comply with HDMI version 1.3 (Deep Color/CEC) specifications, and they are about 10 percent more
compact overall than previous JVC models.
The DLA-HD350 will be available in either glossy piano black or glossy white in November, and the DLA-HD750, available in a pearl black finish, will be available in December. In Japan, the DLA HD 350 will be available for 525,000 yen and the DLA HD750 for 735,000 yen.