DLA-HD2K First to Provide True Cinema-Quality Images for the Ultimate Home Theater

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 19, 2004) – JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY today unveiled the DLA-HD2K home theater projection system. Featuring three of JVC’s newly developed High Definition (HD) Direct Drive Image Light Amplifier (D-ILA ™) devices, each with a native resolution of 1920x1080, and electronics unit co-developed with Faroudja, the DLA-HD2K produces the highest quality home theater images available to date. The DLA-HD2K offers higher resolution than found in most digital cinema projectors, enabling users to enjoy true cinema-quality images in home theaters, museums, screening rooms and corporate venues.

The DLA-HD2K’s 1920 x 1080 resolution is important because it precisely matches the resolution of HD broadcasts and recordings, and allows them to be viewed in the highest quality with original picture detail. Achieving this resolution is a technological feat accomplished by JVC’s exclusive D-ILA chip technology. D-ILA chips use an advanced form of Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCOS) and are capable of greater pixel density than competing technologies such as DLP ™ or LCD. Previously, obtaining this level of resolution required much larger chips, and resulted in large, bulky and very expensive projectors. The DLA-HD2K is JVC's first home theater projector offering native 1920 x 1080 resolution, and is by far the smallest and lightest full HD projector in the industry.

The DLA-HD2K features a 2000:1 contrast ratio for deep rich cinema-quality blacks with smooth gradations and low noise, particularly in darker areas of less than 20 percent video level. Color Temperature is factory-set to D65 assuring accurate color reproduction and rich, natural colors. Using JVC’s proprietary optical engine, the DLA-HD2K is specifically designed to produce cinema standard illumination levels on 16x9 screens of typical sizes found in elite home theaters today.

D-ILA projectors utilize three separate imaging panels, eliminating the need for a color wheel so there is no “rainbow effect.” Each D-ILA pixel is a non-moving highly reflective mirror surface behind layers of liquid crystal. Since the mirrors do not move, they can be placed very close together which virtually eliminates the “screen door effect” visible in other projection technologies. The viewer can watch D-ILA images for hours at a time without any eye fatigue.

“The DLA-HD2K sets a new standard in image quality for home theater with resolution that was previously only available in projectors selling for well into the six-figure price range, explained Gary Klasmeier, Product Marketing Manager D-ILA Products of JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY. “The mages produced on the DLA-HD2K are nothing short of stunning. With typical JVC affordable pricing, the HD2K will comfortably fit into the budget of higher quality home theaters. Movies viewed on this projector are produced with natural but deeply saturated colors and the 1920x1080 resolution closely matches the look of film.”

The DLA-HD2K is equipped with a separate digital video processor co-developed with Faroudja, a company renowned worldwide for creating powerful video processing and technologies. The video processor can be connected to various home theater video components and accepts a wide variety of video inputs including 480i/480p/720p/1080i via analog or digital inputs and is fully HDCP compliant. The unit is capable of converting standard analog and digital DVI video to a high-resolution digital video signal, which can be transmitted via the DVI-D connector to the projector. Furthermore, the processor features motion adaptive de-interlacing with DCDi, 3-2 pull-down technologies to ensure error-free progressive signals and color management for accurate colors with HDTV and NTSC sources.

Unlike bulky one-piece units, the DLA-HD2K’s projector head is only (11-23/32" x 5-9/32" x 14-3/16"/298 x 134 x 360mm) and weighs a mere 13.2 lbs. A smaller-size, two-piece design allows for a clean and simple, less conspicuous installation as the camera is more flexible and easier to hang from a ceiling. It is connected to the digital video processor by a single zero-loss digital cable (DVI-D) transmitting the 1080/60p signal. The projector head and processor can be separated by up 160 feet. This configuration keeps the cabling to other electronic components to an absolute minimum while preserving full digital quality at the projector head.


D-ILA: The Most Advanced LCOS Technology Available

JVC pioneered the use of Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCOS) technology and is the world’s leading supplier of LCOS projectors. JVC’s patented D-ILA chips are the most highly refined form of LCOS and, when combined with our proprietary optical engine offer unique performance characteristics not found elsewhere.

  • Smooth Pixel technology increases contrast by flattening the pixel surface to reduce light dispersion, which is the primary cause of decreased contrast.
  • Dynamic Square Aperture Lens enables a high contrast ratio from Tele to Wide by optimizing aperture at every zoom point.
  • Natural Color Trimming Filter creates vivid colors that are equivalent to that of a Xenon lamp by filtering only the elements required for color reproduction and cutting out unnecessary biased light dispersion of the NSH lamp.
  • Newly Developed Projection Lens employs a4-group, 13-layer 100% glass lens with an aluminum outer shell and anti-flare finish.


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JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY, located in Wayne, New Jersey, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of a complete line of broadcast and professional equipment. For more information about this, or any other JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY product, contact JVC at (800) 582-5825; or Deirdre Breakenridge or Candace Vadnais at PFS Marketwyse 973-812-8883, or visit JVC's Web site at