Wednesday, November 10, 2010
JVC Announces First THX 3D Certified Home Theater Projectors
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Four new JVC home theater projectors are the first to gain THX 3D Display Certification.
The four projectors, announced at CEDIA Expo in September while undergoing
THX testing, will be available later this month.
The new THX 3D Certified projectors are the Reference Series DLA-RS60 and
DLA-RS50, to be marketed by JVC's Professional Products Company, and the
Procision Series DLA-X9 and DLA-X7, to be available through JVC U.S.A.
During the THX 3D certification process, more than 400 laboratory tests
are conducted, evaluating color accuracy, cross-talk, viewing angles and
video processing to ensure the high quality 3D and 2D display performance
that home theater enthusiasts demand. The JVC projectors have simple, one
button solutions for optimized playback of 3D and 2D movies - THX Cinema
Mode to ensure that color reproduction, luminance, blacks, gamma and video
processing matches what the filmmaker intended, and THX 3D Cinema Mode,
which extends this same level of accuracy for 3D broadcasts and Blu-ray
Discs. THX 3D Cinema Mode is designed to deliver highly accurate color in
3D, while minimizing sources of cross-talk and flicker. For further
fine-tuning, all THX Modes on JVC projectors can be accessed by THX
For 3D content, each projector includes two HDMI 1.4a ports and supports
side-by-side (broadcast), frame packing (Blu-ray Disc), and above-below 3D
transmissions. An external 3D Signal Emitter (PK-EM1) syncs the projected
image with JVC's Active Shutter 3D Glasses (PK-AG1). The external 3D
signal emitter ensures signal transmission to the 3D glasses.
The new flagship projectors, the DLA-RS60 and DLA-X9, are built using
selected components and provide a 100,000:1 native contrast ratio. For 3D
display, both models come with two pairs of 3D glasses along with a PK-EM1
3D Signal Emitter. Both projectors also have a three-year warranty.
The DLA-RS50 and DLA-X7 offer 70,000:1 native contrast ratio, come with a
two-year warranty and are compatible with JVC's PK-AG1 Active Shutter 3D
Glasses and PK-EM1 3D Signal Emitter (sold separately) for 3D
All four projectors feature three 0.7" 1920 x 1080 D-ILA devices and are
designed around JVC's third generation D-ILA High Dynamic Range optical
engine that is optimized to provide high native contrast ratios without a
dynamic iris to artificially enhance contrast specifications. A directed
light integration system and wire grid polarizer ensures optimum light
uniformity and minimal crosstalk in the light path. A 4-step lamp
aperture is combined with a 16-step lens aperture to allow more precise
management of lamp output, which further improves black level and native
With a new short arc gap, lamp brightness has been increased from earlier
JVC models to 1,300 ANSI lumens. To reduce motion blur, JVC's
double-speed 120Hz Clear Motion Drive technology uses a newly developed
LSI for frame interpolation black frame insertion.
These same four models also include a new seven-axis color management
system (R, G, B, C, M, Y and orange) that allows color tuning, especially
in skin tones, and a choice of color profiles, including Adobe RGB, DCI
and sRGB/HDTV. They have also been designed for ISF certification and
will include an ISF C3 mode for professional calibration. Ninety-nine
screen correction modes match the projector to 99 specific types of
All four models share a completely new design, with a center-mounted lens
and rear power, signal and control connectors for improved cable
management and more versatile positioning and mounting options.
Rear-to-front airflow also allows more placement flexibility while
reducing thermal concerns.
The new JVC D-ILA projectors will be available later this month at the
JVC?s PK-AG1 3D glasses ($179) and PK-EM1 3D Signal Emitter ($79) will
also be available in late November.
Besides the four THX Certified models, JVC announced two additional new
3D-enabled projectors, the DLA-RS40 and DLA-X3, also to be available later
this month at $4,495 each. Both offer 50,000:1 native contrast ratio,
come with a two-year warranty and are compatible with JVC's PK-AG1 Active
Shutter 3D Glasses and PK-EM1 3D Signal Emitter (sold separately).