Two new JVC 2D and 3D projectors, the DLA-RS60 and DLA-RS50, are the world’s first to gain THX® 3D Display Certification. During the THX 3D certification process, more than 400 laboratory tests are conducted, evaluating colour accuracy, cross-talk, viewing angles and video processing, to ensure high quality 3D and 2D display performance. The JVC projectors have simple, one button solutions for optimised playback of 3D and 2D movies – THX Cinema Mode to ensure that colour reproduction, luminance, blacks, gamma and video processing matches what the filmmaker intended, and THX 3D Cinema Mode, which extends this same level of accuracy for 3D broadcasts and Blu-ray Discs. THX 3D Cinema Mode is designed to deliver highly accurate colour in 3D, while minimising sources of cross-talk and flicker. For further fine-tuning, all THX Modes on JVC projectors can be accessed by THX Professional Calibrators.
For 3D content, each projector includes two HDMI 1.4a ports and supports side-by-side (broadcast), frame packing (Blu-ray Disc), and above-below 3D transmissions. An external 3D Signal Emitter (PK-EM1) syncs the projected image with JVC’s Active Shutter 3D Glasses (PK-AG1). The external 3D signal emitter ensures solid signal transmission to the 3D glasses for a superior 3D experience, no matter what type of screen is used or how the home theater has been configured.
The flagship projector of the range, the DLA-RS60, is built using hand-selected, hand-tested components and provides a 100,000:1 native contrast ratio. For 3D display, it comes complete with two pairs of 3D glasses, along with a PK-EM1 3D Signal Emitter. The DLA-RS50 offers 70,000:1 native contrast ratio and is compatible with JVC’s PK-AG1 Active Shutter 3D Glasses and PK-EM1 3D Signal Emitter (sold separately) for 3D presentations.
Both projectors feature three 0.7” 1920 x 1080 D-ILA devices and are designed around JVC’s third generation D-ILA High Dynamic Range optical engine that is optimised to provide exceptional native contrast ratios without a dynamic iris to artificially enhance contrast specifications. A directed light integration system and wire grid polariser ensures optimum light uniformity and minimal crosstalk in the light path. A 4-step lamp aperture is combined with a 16-step lens aperture to allow more precise management of lamp output, which further improves black level and native contrast.
With a new short arc gap, lamp brightness has been increased from earlier JVC models to 1,300 ANSI lumens. To reduce motion blur, JVC’s double-speed 120Hz Clear Motion Drive technology uses a newly developed LSI for frame interpolation black frame insertion. There’s also a new seven-axis colour management system (R, G, B, C, M, Y and orange) that allows precise colour tuning, especially in skin tones, and a choice of colour profiles, including Adobe RGB, DCI and sRGB/HDTV. They have also been designed for ISF certification and will include an ISF C3 mode for professional calibration. Ninety-nine screen correction modes match the projector to 99 specific types of projection screens.
The projector models share a completely new design, with a centre-mounted lens and rear power, signal and control connectors for improved cable management and more versatile positioning and mounting options. Rear-to-front airflow also allows more placement flexibility while reducing thermal concerns.
The new JVC D-ILA projectors will be available in December.