In a somewhat surprising move, JVC--which is known for its lineup of high-performance D-ILA projectors--has introduced a more value-oriented 4K-friendly DLP projector. The new LX-UH1 ($2,499.95) uses the TI UHD DLP chipset to handle 4K signals, and it supports HDR10 and HLG playback. It has an RGBRGB color wheel and a rated light output of 2,000 lumens, as well as 1.6x zoom, ±60 percent vertical lens shift, and ±23 percent horizontal lens shift. The LX-UH1 isn't the first DLP projector from JVC; the company added some high-brightness models a couple years ago; but this is really the first model that will compete in the highly competitive sub-$2,500 home theater category. The LX-UH1 will be available in May.
JVC has announced a new 4K HDR DLP projector that extends the brand's reputation for stunning image quality to a wider audience of home theater enthusiasts.
The new JVC LX-UH1 is a 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) projector that uses the newly developed TRP DMD technology to deliver 4K images, and offers HDR support, 2,000 lumens, and vertical and horizontal lens shift.
The new 0.47-inch TRP digital micromirror device (DMD) is a 4K UHD DLP chipset that in combination with the LX-UH1's high quality optical system delivers crisp 4K (3840 x 2160) video. With four times the resolution of 1080p, 2000 lumens, and an RGBRGB color wheel, the new projector delivers bright, high-contrast images for a thrilling home theater experience, with a dynamic contrast ratio of 100,000:1.
The LX-UH1 supports 100% of Rec. 709 color space (BT.2020 compatible) and displays HDR content with outstanding brightness, contrast and color. The projector supports both HDR10 and Hybrid Log Gamma, an HDR Gamma mode for broadcasts and streaming services. When viewing HDR content users have the option to engage the two-position automatic aperture to get the best possible image quality.
The projector includes two HDMI inputs, including one that features the full speed/full spec HDMI/HDCP2.2 standard and capable of handling data transfer rates up to 18Gbps. There is also an RS-232C interface and a 12-volt screen trigger output.
To accommodate a wide range of installation situations the LX-UH1 provides a ±60% vertical lens shift and ±23% horizontal lens shift. In combination with the projector's 1.6x wide zoom lens, this enhanced versatility makes it easy to install the projector in most any home environment.
The JVC LX-UH1 will be available in May for $2,499.95.