JVC DLA-NX9 D-ILA Projector Review Specs

DIMENSIONS: (WxHxD, Inches): 19.75 x 9.25 x 20.5
WEIGHT: (Pounds): 47.96
VIDEO INPUTS: HDMI 2.0b (2) OTHER: Trigger, remote
(RS-232C/Control), LAN (RJ45/Control), USB (for service updates), 3D Sync
Price: $18,000

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jaypederson@yahoo.com's picture

I'm not doubting you but Panamorph's website says "Panamorph’s patented new Paladin DCR lens system works with the anamorphic upconversion modes now incorporated into all new Sony and JVC 4K/4096 projectors" but you state "One caveat is that the JVC does not have a proper 16x9 anamorphic mode for use with the Paladin DCR lens." Can you please explain further? Thank you

Kris Deering's picture
Hi Jay! The DCR lens does indeed work with the JVC, so Panamorph's website is indeed correct. When you have a fixed lens in place for a scope screen it works perfectly for "scope" content. But if you want to watch 16x9 or 1.78:1 content, there needs to be a scaling mode that proper converts the now stretched image to display it properly inside the 2.35:1 framing. The JVC does not offer that when using the DCR version of the Paladin lens. It does offer this for the non-DCR version though. The only way I know of to get proper 16x9 framing inside the frame would be to use an outboard video processor like the Lumagen Radiance Pro. Hope this helps!
Tigerpawgt's picture

Was the post calibration 16 ftL achieved using a high or low lamp output?

Kris Deering's picture
Hello! I was able to achieve a 16 fL white point in either mode on my screen. For the review I just left the projector in high lamp so I could use the aperture more aggressively to increase native contrast overall. Obviously the total light output you'll see in a system will depend on a variety of factors including throw distance, screen size, shape and gain.
jaypederson@yahoo.com's picture

Thanks for the explanation Kris! That makes sense now.