JVC D-ILA to Go 3D

JVC today announced three 3D-ready D-ILA projectors would go on sale here late next month.

The new models boast up to 100,000:1 native contrast ratio and will be priced from $7,500-$12,500.

JVC claims the native contrast ratios of its Direct-Drive Image Light Amplification projectors are unmatched in the home theatre market.

They also have a new cabinet design, with a centre-mounted lens, symmetrical shape and rear input terminals for more versatile positioning and mounting options.

A glossy black finish cabinet is standard, with white an option for the entry-level DLA-X3.

With a new generation D-ILA Optical Engine, JVC says in a press release it has dramatically improved projector picture performance.

“The D-ILA Device Driver and Wire Gird have been redesigned to reach the purest black level ever, as well as the smoothest gradation of colours.

“Using a combination of a new Short-Arc High Efficiency UHP Lamp with a 16 Step Lens Aperture (DLA-X3) and 16 Step Lens and Lamp Double Aperture (DLA-X7 and DLA-X9), the native contrast ratio is significantly increased.

“The brightness has also been increased to 1,300 ANSI lumens. In addition, Adobe RGB, DCI and sRGB colour profiles allow more accurate colours. Plus, JVC’s double-speed Clear Motion Drive has been further improved to reduce motion blur, with the choice of Frame Interpolation and Black Frame Insertion.”

The DLA-X7 and the DLA-X9 are seeking THX certification. They also have been designed for ISF certification and will include an ISF C3 mode for professional calibration and 99 screen correction modes to maximise viewing environments.

“Together with a 7 Axis Colour Management System, these new models allow the widest range of calibration for the user,” JVC says.

The flagship DLA-X9 was built with “hand-selected, hand-tested components” and has the highest contrast ratio of the three.

The DLA-X7 offers 70,000:1 and DLA-X3 50,000:1.

JVC stresses its contrast ratio numbers are not artificially inflated by electronic circuitry or a dynamic iris, “so every frame consistently reproduces peak whites, deep blacks and everything in between.”

All three models are compatible with JVC’s PK-AG1 Active Shutter 3D Glasses and PK-EM1 3D Signal Emitter (both sold separately) for 3D presentations.

For 3D content, each projector includes HDMI 1.4a inputs and supports Frame Packing (Blu-ray), Side-by-Side (broadcast) and Above-Below 3D transmissions. An external 3D Signal Emitter (PK-EM1) synchronises the projected image with JVC’s Active Shutter 3D Glasses (PKAG1).

“The external 3D signal emitter ensures reliable signal transmission to the 3D glasses for a superior 3D experience, no matter what type of screen is used or how the home theatre has been configured,” JVC says.

The JVC DLA-X3, DLA-X7, DLA-X9, JVC’s PK-AG1 3D glasses and PK-EM1 3D Signal Emitter will all be available from authorised JVC retailers in late November 2010.

Pricing: DLA-X3 black or white,  $7,499.00; DLA-X7 black, $9,999; DLA-X9 black, $12,499; PK-AGI

Active shutter 3D glasses, $229; PK-EMI 3D signal emitter, $179.

For more information, visit www.jvc.co.nz.

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