JVC World's Best 4K Home Theater Projectors, Lineup 2019
JVC LX-UH1: 2000Lumens, 100,000:1 Contrast, , 4K UHD 3840 x 2160, DLP
JVC DLA-N5: 1800Lumens, 400,000:1 Contrast, 4K Native 4096 x 2160, HDR, ISF CCC
JVC DLA-N7: 1900Lumens, 800,000:1 contrast, 4K Native 4096 x 2160, HDR, ISF CCC
JVC DLA-NX9: 2200Lumens, 1000,000:1 Contrast, 8K Resolution 8192 x 4320, HDR, ISF CCC, THX 4K Display
JVC DLA-Z1: BLU-Escent laser light source, 3000Lumens, Contrast 8:1, 4K Native 4096 x 2160, THX 4K Display, HDR
What Makes D-ILA Better Than Other Technologies?
D-ILA offers several advantages over other projection technologies
There is very little space between D-ILA pixels, which results in an exceptionally smooth,
"film-like" image. Some technologies include moving parts,
and space is needed between pixels for these moving parts.
Other technologies require that a transistor be mounted on each pixel and wires run between pixels.
This, too, forces pixels to be spaced farther apart compared to D-ILA devices.
In both of these other cases,
the moving parts, transistors and wires limit the total area through which light can pass, which limits brightness.
It can also create what’s known as the "screen door effect" – a "shadowing" on the image caused by the spaces between pixels.
Look closely, and it’s as if you’re looking at the image through a screen door.
8K Home Theatre Projection Achieved by Combining Native 4K and “e-shift” Technology
Combination of Technologies that Realize
4K Native and 8K/e-shift Projection
“e-shift” is JVC’s proprietary high-resolution display technology that
shifts a pixel by 0.5 pixels vertically and horizontally to achieve 4 times
the pixel density of the original content. Ahead of the competition,
JVCKENWOOD developed the 4K/e-shift technology in 2011. Ever since,
this technology has evolved and received a favourable response for its
high resolution near native 4K using the FHD device.
The 8K/e-shift technology adopted for the DLA-NX9 combines the
“e-shift” technology with another proprietary technology, Multi Pixel
Control, to convert Full HD and 4K-resolution images into 8K-equivalent
resolution (8192 horizontal by 4320 vertical). The result is an eyeopening,
high-definition display that is very close to the original
*1: The projector does not support 8K signal input.
18-element 16-group all-glass 100mm diameter large-calibre high-resolution lens with full aluminium lens barrel
The DLA-NX9 is equipped with an 18-element, 16-group all-glass lens featuring a full aluminium
lens barrel. In order to project high-resolution images to every corner of the screen with the 100 mm
diameter lens offering wide lens shift of ±100% vertically and ±43% horizontally, the projector adopts
five ED lenses that take into account differences in the R/G/B refractive index to reduce chromatic
aberration and colour fringing when lens shift kicks in to deliver precise reproduction of 8K-resolution
The DLA-N7 and DLA-N5 models feature a
17-element, 15-group all glass lens with 65 mm
diameter to project fully focused 4K native
resolution to all corners of the screen.
Support for HDR (High Dynamic Range)
HDR (high dynamic range) content contains more data including an extended
brightness range, 10-bit gradation and a wide BT.2020 colour gamut. For this
reason, high basic performance is required for precise reproduction by the
projector. With D-ILA projectors, HDR content are optimally reproduced with
“high-brightness, high contrast, and wide gamut” to enjoy high quality HDR
content as you’ve never experienced in the past. Moreover, in addition to HDR10
content, which is found on UHD Blu-ray Discs, the projector automatically detects
the Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) signal, a technology used widely in broadcasting,
allowing the user to view in an optimum picture mode.
Automatic Adjustment with Auto Tone Mapping*5
The Auto Tone Mapping function featured on the latest models automatically adjusts each content
based on the values in the mastering data, such as Max CLL and Max FALL*6, which indicate the
brightness of the HDR content. Image quality is automatically adjusted for optimal viewing of
various HDR images with different brightness.
*5: Content without mastering info is set at fixed level or can be adjusted manually.
*6: Max CLL (stands for Maximum Content Light Level); Max FALL (stands for Maximum Frame Average Light Level)
A 2.35:1 aspect ratio for wide cinematic films can be enjoyed by combining the projector with a third-party
anamorphic lens to create dynamic picture reproduction just as can be seen in a movie theatre. Additionally,
these projectors feature a mode to extend the width to fully match the newly installed 17:9 panel.
Industry Certified Projectors—THX 4K Display* and ISF Certifications
The high-end DLA-NX9 is accredited with THX 4K Display, which was established to ensure that the certified
projectors will precisely reproduce picture quality in home environments for both 2K and 4K content, “just as
the original filmmaker envisioned”. Encompassing more than 400 laboratory tests to evaluate a projector’s
colour accuracy, cross-talk, viewing angles and video processing, this certification helps to guarantee highdefinition
Additionally, all models are licensed with the ISF C3 (Certified Calibration Controls) mode, enabling trained
dealers to professionally calibrate them to desired screen surfaces, lighting environments and video sources,
and then securely store these precise settings into the projector.
DLA-N5, DLA-NX5 and DLA-RS1000 are same models,
DLA-N7, DLA-NX7, DLA-RS2000 are same models.
DLA-NX9 and DLA-RS3000 are the same models.