New JVC projector line boasts industry’s highest native and dynamic contrast
London (October 10, 2013) – JVC Professional Europe Ltd. has announced a new,expanded range of professional projectors that delivers 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, an upgraded version of the company’s e-shift technology, 4K source compatibility and a user-selectable Intelligent Lens Aperture.
The high native contrast performance has been 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 deliver even deeper blacks. And projectors equipped with 4K e-shift3, the latest iteration of the company’s e-shift technology, feature a 4K signal input of up to 60P (4:2:0) so that now both 4K and 2K sources can be displayed as 3840x2160 images.
JVC’s 2014 projectors are DLA-RS67, DLA-RS57 and DLA-RS49; all are 3D-enabled and offer 4K e-shift3. These three new models use three sixth-generation JVC D-ILA imaging devices; this new device features a pixel gap that’s 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 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 60,000:1 for the DLA-RS49, 120,000:1 for the DLA-RS57 and an impressive 150,000:1 for the DLA-RS67.
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’s 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 – 600,000:1 for DLA-RS49, 1,200,000:1 for the DLA-RS57 and 1,500,000:1 for the DLA-RS67.
JVC’s 4K e-shift technology was first developed to up-convert 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 eight-band detection. The MPC processor offers four presets plus an Auto setting that automatically selects the best up-conversion 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 improved Clear Motion Drive (CMD 3). CMD 3 uses a new LSI and new algorithm to deliver a significant improvement in motion artifacts on diagonal lines on 4K and 2K 2D content and 2K 3D content.
Other new enhancements for 2014
• Two memory settings for pixel convergence that can be used to store correction
settings for external lenses.
• New smartphone app that provides remote control of the projector, including
• Adobe RGB picture mode on the top two models.
Key features carried over from the 2013 line
• Active shutter glasses for 3D viewing use RF rather than IR technology to offer
more stable synchronization and extended range while avoiding possible
interference with IR-controlled devices.
• Lens memory settings – ten for the DLA-RS67 and DLA-RS57, and five for the
DLA-RS49. These store custom focus, zoom and horizontal/vertical lens shift
position. This allows a constant height display of 4:3, 16:9, 2.35:1 or any other
scope content without an additional anamorphic lens.
The flagship DLA-RS67 model is built using hand-selected, hand-tested components and has a 150,000:1 native contrast ratio and 1,500,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. For 3D viewing, it comes with two pairs of PK-AG3 RF 3D glasses and a PK-EM2 3D Signal Emitter.
The DLA-RS67 and DLA-RS57 models offer ISF certification and are designed to pass the 400-plus tests necessary to achieve THX® 3D Certification (pending) – a promise to consumers of 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 back just as its creator intended. The current DLA-RS46 model also remains in the line for 2014.