FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Free JVC Projector
Upgrade Automatically Optimizes HDR
For User’s Home Theater
New Home Theater Optimizer is
part of next generation Frame Adapt HDR
through free firmware upgrade.
- LONG BEACH, Calif, September 3, 2020 –
JVCKENWOOD Corporation improves their Native 4K and 8K e-shift
projectors with a major performance upgrade that automatically fine
tunes HDR based on the specific home theater environment.
The new Theater Optimizer smart function analyzes
installation characteristics to intelligently adjust tone mapping.
The user simply enters screen size and gain information and the
Theater Optimizer takes this data into account and adjusts a range
of internal projector settings to optimize HDR performance.
- JVC reinforces their leadership position in
innovation and customer support by making this updated Frame Adapt
HDR with Theater Optimizer available as a free firmware upgrade in
November 2020 for all customers with the following models: DLA-NX5,
DLA-NX7, DLA-NX9, DLA-RS1000, DLA-RS2000 & DLA-RS3000.
Updated Frame Adapt HDR
JVC originally introduced Frame Adapt HDR in
October 2019 — adding dynamic tone mapping to their Native 4K and
8K e-shift home theater projectors. With the updated version, 4K
HDR10 streaming, games and Blu-ray content are automatically
adjusted for optimized brightness, color and detail on a frame by
frame or scene by scene basis.
- Color grading of HDR10 content varies
depending on the source material. Optimal viewing can be difficult
as the brightness of this content also varies dramatically. Using
JVC’s original algorithm, Frame Adapt HDR instantly analyzes the
peak brightness of HDR10 content (including Dolby Vision titles) and
adjusts the optimal dynamic range in real time. All HDR10 related
picture settings are automatically fine-tuned for the best on-screen
image with no need for user adjustment.
- Theater Optimizer:
Each projection home theater environment is
unique, as is each projector. Image brightness varies from system to
system, and changes over time. JVC’s new Theater Optimizer is a
smart function that addresses these distinct characteristics.
Theater Optimizer allows the integrator or user
to input the screen size and gain information, which varies
depending on the theater design, and then calculates installation
information such as lens zoom position, and lamp condition and
settings. It then automatically adjusts the projector for optimum
tone mapping and brightness. By adding this function to Frame Adapt
HDR, JVC allows each user to enjoy HDR10 content matched to the
viewing environment without complicated manual adjustments.
- 18-bit level gamma processing is maintained
while the feature is in use, bringing out deeper blacks in darker
scenes, and higher peak whites in brighter scenes, along with the
most realistic color, to reproduce high precision images with smooth
In response to user requests, the upgrade offers
newly added settings and improved menu operations with this firmware
update. Frame Adapt HDR brightness adjustment has been increased to
five steps (previously three steps), and users can choose the
picture mode according to input signals.
- Complicated individual manual settings that
were required in the past are now eliminated. With the newly added
functions, users can easily enjoy powerful HDR images with these JVC
Firmware Upgrade Summary:
1. Theater Optimizer smart function, analyzes the
usage environment for each user, and displays HDR content with
2. New Settings & Menu Structure
(1) Brightness levels settings are increased to
five steps for the Frame Adapt HDR function
(was previously three steps).
(2) New Content Type
menu, which displays usable Picture Mode based on each input signal.
- Only the Picture Mode matching the input
signal can be selected, preventing image distortion due to gamma and
color gamut mismatch.
(3) Function which automatically switches to the
optimal Color Profile according to the color gamut information of
- (4) Added Auto
Pic. Mode Select function transitions
according to each input signal (SDR/3D/HDR10/HLG).
(5) Picture Mode for Panasonic's Ultra HD Blu-ray
player DP-UB9000 Ultra HD Blu-ray player.
Added Picture Mode, which allows easy and
optimized connection without individual manual settings.
(6) Improved JVC Calibration Software
*Theater Optimizer function is
valid only in "Frame Adapt HDR" picture mode.
Firmware release date: Mid-November 2020
Supported products: DLA-NX5, DLA-NX7, DLA-NX9,
DLA-RS1000, DLA-RS2000, DLA-RS3000
- Content: Free of charge firmware Version 3.50
How to upgrade: Upgrade is possible with the file
downloaded from the support
- Notes on Firmware Upgrade:
Check the following items before
executing the firmware update.
This firmware is intended for
users with firmware "Ver 3.49 or earlier".
After updating the firmware, you
cannot revert to the previous version. In addition, each setting is
reset to the factory default settings. Please perform firmware
update only when you need new features.
For details, please refer to the
above support page (download site).
- About Trademarks
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registered trademark of JVCKENWOOD Corporation.
(High-Definition Multimedia Interface) and HDMI logo are trademarks
or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing. LLC.
Other company names and product
names are trademarks or registered trademarks of each company.
- About JVCKENWOOD USA
JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation
is a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD Corporation and is a
leading developer of imaging, home and car entertainment and
navigation products for the consumer market, two-way radio
communications systems for public safety, private industry and
amateur users, and video equipment for the broadcast and
professional markets. For detailed information, call JVCKENWOOD USA
at 1-800-582-5825 or visit us at http://us.jvckenwood.com
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