JVC Demonstrates New D-ILA Home Theater
Projectors at Fall EH Expo
New THX® Certified DLA-RS20 has the industry’s highest
native contrast ratio – 50,000:1.
- LONG BEACH, CA (November 5, 2008) –
JVC Professional Products Company today demonstated its 1080p home theater line including the new DLA-RS20, a THX®
Certified* projector that offers a native contrast ratio of 50,000:1,
the industry’s highest. Also shown was its award
winning DLA-RS2 configured with an anamorphic lens for 2.35:1
motion picture viewing and the new, affordable DLA-RS10 with a
32,000:1 contrast ratio. JVC's highly-acclaimed D-ILA projectors
achieve high contrast ratios without the use of an auto iris. All
are part of JVC's highly acclaimed Reference Series line of high end
home theater products.
- Contributing to the DLA-RS20's
superior native contrast ratio is a newly developed lens with a
fixed aperture that helps eliminate extraneous light that can reduce contrast
levels and allows adjustment of brightness to suit user preferences. The DLA-RS10 features a 3-step aperture. In addition, changing the structural design of the optical section
from a conventional L-shape with
a mirror to a straight
configuration reduced light leakage. Combining this new structure
with a highly efficient lamp allows the DLA-RS20 to achieve a
brightness of 900 lumens and the DLA-RS10 to achieve 1,000 lumens.
- The DLA-RS20 is THX Certified to ensure accurate and exceptional picture
quality in the home theater environment. A trusted cinema and
consumer brand, THX certification provides JVC a means to further
differentiate its projectors from competitive offerings and
communicate a clear message about quality to customers.
- Core technologies and many of
the features that earned earlier JVC projectors accolades from
reviewers and users alike are also incorporated into the new DLA-RS20. But improvements in several key areas allow all four
new models to deliver brighter, more intense images. What’s more,
JVC has engineered an all-new chassis that is smaller giving the projector a sleeker appearance.
- Critical proprietary
technologies at the heart of both projectors include JVC’s 0.7-inch full high definition D-ILA
devices and the company’s wire-grid optical engine. These deliver the industry’s highest native contrast ratio,
meaning that there is no dynamic iris to artificially inflate
contrast specifications. As a result, the projectors simultaneously
deliver true blacks and extraordinary luminance detail with unparalled contrast ratio.
1. High-performance 2x motorized
JVC-developed D-ILA technology
employs three (RGB) devices for a naturally rich, flicker-free
picture even when there is rapid movement in the image. In
addition, the optical engine with wire grid polarizers ensures precise light
polarization without light leakage for true black level
reproduction. Together, the D-ILA devices and the engine guarantee a
smooth picture with vivid colors and high contrast.
Among key new developments found in the new projectors is
the use of the HQV Reon-VX video processor developed by Silicon
Optix to ensure excellent image reproduction with precision I/P
conversion and scaling. In addition, the DLA-RS20
features color management that allows control of 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.
Also unique to the DLA-RS20 is THX Certification. With
a strict focus on image quality and signal processing performance,
THX certification promises that the projector 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 de-interlacing capabilities. This
type of in-depth analysis predicts how the RS20 will
present a variety of high definition and standard definition
The DLA-RS20 also
features the 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
Other features common to the DLA-RS20 and DLA-RS10 include:
on-screen gamma control
A new high-performance 2x zoom lens
with motorized focus, zoom and shift features a large diameter,
all-glass lens system with 17 elements in 15 groups that includes an
ED lens to project a full HD image with exceptional depth. In
addition, a unique automatic lens cover opens when the projector is
powered up and closes when powered down to protect against dust.
3. Flexible set-up
Manual adjustment of the gamma curve
is possible via an on-screen display, allowing the viewer to adjust
projector luminance levels by either increasing contrast in scenes
that are too dark or dimming washed-out scenes to ensure precise
brightness levels suited to individual preferences. Up to three
settings can be adjusted and stored for future use.
4. Quiet Operation
- Setup is easy with the ±80
percent vertical and ±34 percent horizontal motorized lens
shift function that allows the projected picture to be moved
horizontally or vertically via the remote control.
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- A more efficient cooling system
reduces fan noise to 19dB.
- Both projectors also include an
external 12-volt trigger that can
be used to automatically raise and lower a screen or draw curtains. Also, an
automatic lens cover opens and closes with power on/off.
- The projectors comply with
HDMI version 1.3 (Deep Color/CEC) specifications, which reproduce
subtler shades of grey, and CEC compatibility for system control.
DLA-RS10 is scheduled to ship this month with a suggested list price of
$4,995. The DLA-RS20 will be available in December at $7,495.
Both models are part of JVC's Reference Series high end projector
JVC Professional Products Company, located in Wayne, New Jersey,
is a leading manufacturer of home theater products and security
products in addition to a complete line of broadcast and
professional video systems. For more information about this, or any
other JVC Professional Products product, contact Candace Vadnais at
PFS Marketwyse 973-812-8883, ext. 430 or visit JVC’s Web site at
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- * THX certification is pending
final testing and approval by THX Ltd.