Here's a question for you: say you had an innovative pixel-shifting technology that allowed you to display 4K images from a projector with only an HD display chip? And then let's say you'd developed a UHD display chip. What would you do with all of that nifty pixel-shifting technology?
If you didn't say, "Go 8K!" you'd be incorrect. Or, at the very least, JVC thinks you would be. Because that's exactly what the company has done with its DLA-NX9/DLA-RS3000. The projector, which will retail for $17,999.95, is slated to hit the market in October, along with two other offerings that feature UHD D-ILA chips, but without the e-shift. Those models, the DLA-NX7/DLA-RS2000 and DLA-NX5/DLA-RS1000, will also drop in October for $7,999.95 and $5,999.95, respectively.
In 2016, JVC launched the highly acclaimed flagship DLA-RS4500 equipped with a 0.69-inch 4K D-ILA device. Since then, 4K content such as UHD Blu-ray, 4K streaming, and 4K broadcasting has become widely available.
The new DLA-NX9 and DLA-RS3000 are equipped with 8K e-shift technology and are the world's first home theater projectors that achieve 8K display*. In addition to detailed imagery exceeding 4K, they also combine high brightness, high contrast, wide color gamut, and create stunningly realistic images.
The DLA-NX7/DLA-RS2000 and DLA-NX5/DLA-RS1000 are high quality native 4K models that deliver high contrast and excellent color in addition to 4K resolution for users who demand the best 4K quality for movie reproduction.
High definition video exceeding 4K with 8K e-shift technology (DLA-NX9/DLA-RS3000)
JVC's e-shift is proprietary high resolution display technology that quadruples the resolution by shifting pixels diagonally 0.5 pixel. In the DLA-NX9/DLA-RS3000, e-shift technology together with native 4K D-ILA devices produce an 8K image on the screen. The 8K e-shift image provides much higher resolution than 4K to deliver beautifully realistic images, even on large screens. Also, by using JVC's own Multiple Pixel Control high resolution technology, full HD and 4K images are also converted to high-definition 8K images*.
Newest 0.69-inch native 4K D-ILA device (x3)
JVC's newest 0.69-inch native 4K D-ILA device with 3.8 µm-pixel pitch achieves a high resolution display of 8.8 million pixels (4096 x 2160 pixels), and with improved planarization technique, which reduces light scattering and light diffraction, delivers improved brightness and black level compared to a conventional device. The narrow pitch provides native 4K imagery with a smooth, detailed picture without any visible pixel structure, even on large screens.
High resolution 18-element, 16-group all-glass lens with full aluminum lens barrel (DLA-NX9/DLA-RS3000)
The DLA-NX9/DLA-RS-3000 is equipped with a high resolution 18-element, 16-group all-glass lens with full aluminum lens barrel. To ensure high resolution to every corner of the screen while offering a wide shift range of +/-100% vertical, +/-43% horizontal, a 100mm diameter lens was selected. In addition, five special low dispersion lenses that account for the different refractive index of red, green and blue have been adopted to suppress chromatic aberration, bleeding and other anomalies, and faithfully reproduce the 8K resolution.
New Auto Tone Mapping function automatically adjusts settings for optimum HDR10 image
The HDR10 mastering information MaxCLL (Maximum Content Light Level) / MaxFALL (Maximum Frame Average Light Level) varies greatly depending on content. Therefore, in order to achieve the best HDR10 experience it is necessary to set the appropriate brightness settings for each piece of programming. The new Auto Tone Mapping function in the new projectors automatically adjusts settings based on the mastering information. Various HDR images with different brightness can be viewed optimally without manual adjustment of the settings. In cases where content does not contain mastering information, a fixed value will be set or it can be manually adjusted.
Compatible with HDR technology to dramatically improve picture quality
HDR content offers a substantial improvement in image quality with its expanded luminance range, wide color gamut such as BT2020, 10 bit gradation, and other enhancements. A high performing, high precision projector is required for accurate image reproduction of HDR content. The new JVC D-ILA projectors faithfully reproduce HDR10 content, such as UHD Blu-ray, in addition to the HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) content adopted in broadcasting, with its high brightness, high contrast, and wide color gamut.
Bright, vibrant and dynamic imagery
A 265W ultra-high pressure mercury lamp and a highly efficient optical engine combine to deliver high brightness levels in every new JVC projector -- 2,200 lm for the DLA-NX9/DLA-RS3000, 1,900 lm for the DLA-NX7/DLA-RS2000 and 1,800 lm for the DLA-NX5/DLA-RS1000. Image quality is further improved thanks to the new D-ILA device, which has narrow pixel gap and improved light efficiency to provide a smooth, powerful image.
Native Contrast Ratio of 100,000:1 translates to a spectacular Dynamic Contrast Ratio of 1,000,000:1
The new 0.69 inch native 4K D-ILA device and optical engine with wire grid provide a native contrast ratio of 100,000:1 (DLA-NX9/DLA-RS3000). In combination with JVC's Intelligent Lens Aperture, which analyzes the input image and automatically controls the black level, the top models deliver a spectacular dynamic contrast of 1,000,000:1. This high contrast ratio combined with the projectors' high brightness are what allow the new models to deliver a truly immersive high quality image experience. (For DLA-NX7/DLA-RS2000, native 80,000:1, dynamic 800,000:1; DLA-NX5/DLA-RS1000, native 40,000:1, dynamic 400,000:1.)
Colorful image with wide color gamut beyond DCI P3 (DLA-NX9/DLA-RS3000, DLA-NX7/DLA-RS2000)
By adopting a new cinema filter, the DLA-NX9/DLA-RS3000 and DLA-NX7/DLA-RS2000 achieve a wide color gamut beyond DCI-P3. HDR content such as UHD Blu-ray has adopted a wider color gamut, and with a wide color gamut D-ILA projector it's possible to reproduce rich colors such as crimson rose, the fresh green of trees, and the natural gradations of sky and sea.
Renewed Clear Motion Drive supporting 4K60P (4:4:4) signal
Clear Motion Drive is JVC's original motion control technology that also supports a 4K60P (4:4:4) signal. The feature has been renewed for the new line to improve moving images more than ever. Together with Motion Enhance, which optimizes the driving of the D-ILA device according to image motion, motion blur is significantly reduced compared to conventional projectors.
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