Beyond HD With JVC's New D-ILA Projectors

Before introducing its new D-ILA front projectors JVC offered a fascinating glimpse of what's beyond HD. It showed some flight simulation clips and some native 4K movie material (from and odd movie called The Trident) on its 4k x 2k D-ILA system in a movie theater-sized venue, on a screen not quite movie sized. This is far more pixel density than current 1920x1080 HD, and the depth and dimensionality of the image quickly demosntrated why I believe digital cinema in theaters needs 4K to take off.

Now, as JVC's Dave Walton says, let's drop "back down the world of HD." JVC announced two new D-ILA front projectors due in November, the DLA-RS2 and the DLA-HD100. The former will be sold through the pro line and JVC says it's cracking down on Internet sales. Both will retail for $8K. JVC claims increased contrast ratio over the preceding units, HDMI 1.3 connectivity, and extensive gamma adjustments allowing for customization of the image. The projector's Gennum processing will feature a "V-Stretch" mode tailored for use with an external anamorphic lens for projecting on a 2:35:1 screen.

I'll have more later on JVC's LCD flat panels and also on its HD-ILA rear proejction business, which JC has confirmed is now solely dedicated to slim line models.

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Cajun_Mike's picture

"its HD-ILA rear proejction business, which JC has confirmed is now solely dedicated to slim line models." Booooooooooooooooooooo. Shane, have they addressed the geometry issues with any new technology or is it simply it is what it is? What good is slim if it doesnt work. Not all of us want to mount a TV on a wall! :( Sony SXRD XBR5 at twice the price, here I come!

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