JVC recently announced the introduction of the new 50-inch R Series BC50R BlackCrystal E-LED HDTV featuring a slim, edge-lit LED screen, 120Hz CrystalMotion video processing, and JVC's XinemaSound 3D post-processing audio technology.
The new BC50R joins the original JVC BlackCrystal LCD and E-LED line, which until now featured screen sizes ranging from 32 to 47 inches. In addition to expanding the screen real estate of the BlackCrystal line, the 50-inch model also sports a new, ultra-thin bezel design and XinemaSound 3D, which applies a number of psychoacoustic and digital signal processes to improve the TV's audio capabilities.
In addition to employing the same crosstalk cancelling technology found in high-end soundbars to enhance channel separation and create a more lifelike surround sound effect, XinemaSound 3D also applies an Equal Loudness Contour to the audio signal, for perceptually balanced audio mix that sounds more natural to the ears across the entire sonic spectrum; as well as Clear Dialog processing, which dynamically and selectively adjusts the level of dialog in a sound mix.
The BC50R boasts a complement of video adjustments and enhancement, including: smart local dimming for better black levels and enhanced contrast; 2D motion-adaptive de-interlacing with automatic 3:2 & 2:2 reverse pull-down; color temperature adjustments with independent gain and offset; an Ambient Light Sensor, which automatically adjusts brightness to the room ambient light level for a more comfortable viewing experience; and a 6.5ms response time, all from a 1080p panel claiming 20,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and a viewing angle of 178 degrees.
In addition, the BC50R features two HDMI inputs with CEC (Consumer Electronics Control), allowing users to take control of all HDMI connected devices with one remote; HDMI 1 also supports ARC (Audio Return Channel), which simplifies connectivity for users with AV receiver by eliminating the need for an additional optical audio cable.
For easy viewing of photos, the BC50R reads .jpg files via a USB input. A stereo headphone output allows private listening or late-night viewing, and an Audio Only mode to conserve energy when listening only to soundtracks. Other energy-saving features include Auto Power Off and full Energy Star certification.
The BC50R is available this month for $799.