Test Bench: JVC DLA-HD1 1080p D-ILA Front Projector

Color temperature (Cinema Image Profile, Low Color Temperature before/User Image Profile/Color Temperature after calibration): 20 IRE: 7,411/6,656 K 30 IRE: 6,943/6,526 K 40 IRE: 6,846/6,535 K 50 IRE: 6,840/6,456 K 60 RE: 6,776/6,411 K 70 IRE: 6,761/6,422 K 80 IRE: 6,768/6,440 K 90 IRE: 6,711/6,374 K 100 IRE: 6,700/6,370 K Brightness (100-IRE window before/after calibration): 19.2/16.8 ftL

With the JVC's Cinema Image Profile and Low Color Temperature presets selected, its grayscale tracked within ±443 degrees kelvin of the 6,500-K standard from 30 to 100 IRE -a somewhat below-average level of performance. Adjustments to the red, green, and blue settings in the User color-temperature menu improved performance considerably, resulting in ±156-K grayscale tracking from 20 to 100 IRE. Color decoder tests showed 0% error for HDMI and only +5% red error on the component-video input. The projector's red and blue primary color points, meanwhile, measured close to the SMPTE HD specification. Green displayed a noticeable degree of oversaturation, however.

Overscan - the amount of picture area cut off at the edges of the screen - measured 0% for 1080i/p signals with the Mask option set to Off. The projector displayed 1080i/p and 720p test patterns with full resolution via the HDMI and component-video connections, although resolution test signals showed a slight rolloff at the highest frequencies. The projector was able to accept 1080p/24-fps signals via its HDMI inputs.

Screen uniformity was very good, with only a slight pinkish tint visible at the far right side of the screen on full-field gray test patterns. A degree of red color fringing could also be seen even after tweaking with the Pixel Adjust feature. Standard- and high-def Silicon Optix HQV test discs showed picture softening when noise reduction was applied, although no ringing artifacts were visible in motion sequences.

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