JVC DLA-HD1 D-ILA Projector: On the Bench

  • $6,300
  • 1920x1080 three-chip D-ILA
  • Key Connections: Dual HDMI inputs, one component inputs, one RS-232
Features We Like: Accepts 1080p/24 and 1080p/60 signals (displays at 60fps in either case), new imaging chips and improved light engine obtain deeper blacks and better contrast without a dynamic iris

Features We Miss: Please.

If Sony owned CEDIA after introducing the Pearl, JVC's DLA-HD1 was the most talked about PJ coming out of CES 2007. The DLA-HD1 is a three-chip 1080p rig that uses improved fill factor and a new optical engine with improved light polarization to get better blacks without the dynamic iris systems that are popping up everywhere else. On top of that, the DLA-HD1 features name brand video processing by Gennum and better still, comes in at just $6,300! Available in February, and we'll be taking a look at this PJ in the June print issue of HT, as part of our projector roundup!