Ultimate Dynamic range
High-quality, Clear Picture with Brightness
Maximum brightness of 2,200 lm*2 can be achieved by combining a 265 W ultra high-pressure mercury lamp and a highly efficient optical engine. Also, combining with the D-ILA device that features a narrow gap between pixels for optimum use of light, a powerful yet finely detailed and smooth image projection can be achieved.
*2:Achieved on the DLA-NX9. 1,900 lm for the DLA-N7 and 1,800 lm for the DLA-N5.
Realizing Images Full of Presence with D-ILA’s High Contrast
JVC’s original D-ILA device combined with an optical engine equipped with a wire grid results in a high native contrast ratio of 100,000:1*3. Input signals are analysed with an original algorithm that is combined with Intelligent Lens Aperture, which automatically controls the black level of the image to achieve a dynamic contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1*3. The synergetic effect based on the dynamic range stemming from high-brightness, delivers sensational 4K video full of reality.
*3:Figures for the DLA-NX9. The DLA-N7 offers 80,000:1 native contrast ratio and 800,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio; the DLA-N5 offers 40,000:1 native contrast ratio and 400,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio.
Reproduction of Vivid Images through a Wide Range of Colours
By using a new cinema filter, the projector achieves not only 100% coverage of the BT.709 but also coverage beyond the DCI-P3*4 display range used in film production. HDR content found on media such as UHD Blu-ray Discs adopts a much wider colour gamut compared to conventional content. Three new D-ILA projectors that feature wide gamut allow for more accurate reproduction of the natural gradations in images of the sky and the sea, as well as differences in the colour contrast between subjects such as flowers of a deep crimson or rose colour, or the different shades of green on tree leaves, which presented difficulties in the past.
*4:DCI-P3 coverage is featured on the DLA-NX9 and DLA-N7.
Support for HDR (High Dynamic Range)
HDR (high dynamic range) content contains more data including an extended brightness range, 10-bit gradation and a wide BT.2020 colour gamut. For this reason, high basic performance is required for precise reproduction by the projector. With D-ILA projectors, HDR content are optimally reproduced with “high-brightness, high contrast, and wide gamut” to enjoy high quality HDR content as you’ve never experienced in the past. Moreover, in addition to HDR10 content, which is found on UHD Blu-ray Discs, the projector automatically detects the Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) signal, a technology used widely in broadcasting, allowing the user to view in an optimum picture mode.
Next Generation Frame Adapt HDR plus Theater Optimizer*5
Frame Adapt HDR is the JVC exclusive feature which dynamically tone maps all HDR10 content for optimized brightness, colour and detail on a frame by frame or scene by scene basis. The colour grading of HDR content varies depending on the video content. Optimal viewing can be difficult as the brightness of commercial HDR content varies dramatically. Using JVC’s original algorithm, Frame Adapt HDR instantly analyzes the peak brightness in HDR10 content and adjusts the optimal dynamic range in real time. The JVC dynamic tone mapping does not need any metadata to perform this function. Changes in hue and colour loss are adjusted by simultaneously correcting the saturation, hue and brightness of the video image. The projector’s gamma processing and accuracy of gradation is improved to 18-bit equivalent. Each of these adjustments brings out deeper blacks in darker scenes, and higher peak whites in brighter scenes, along with the most realistic colour, to reproduce high precision images with smooth gradations. For 2020, JVC is also making it easier for the user to fine tune the picture with simple adjustment that provides consistent results from title to title.
Newly added is the Theater Optimizer*5 function, which is used when the projector is in Frame Adapt HDR mode. This smart function enables viewers to enjoy optimum HDR images by analyzing usage environments that vary customer by customer.
JVC creates world’s first projector that automatically fine tunes HDR based on installation characteristics
Brightness of the projector screen varies depending the screen size, gain and throw distance as well as lamp age and settings. When the projector is set to the Frame Adapt HDR picture mode, just enter the screen size and gain information, and the new Theater Optimizer function activates to automatically analyze the installation in which the projector is used and intelligently adjust tone mapping. It does so by internally calculating measurable brightness information such as the lamp life, lamp power, zoom position, and cinema filter, to automatically analyze the installation in which the projector is used. This ensures reference picture quality at an appropriate brightness, suitable to each custom home theater environment.
Optimize HDR Performance with Panasonic Player
Pairing the JVC D-ILA projector with Panasonic’s acclaimed top-end UHD Blu-ray player DP-UB9000/9004, provides optimum HDR image quality by using one of these two new colour profiles. The profiles work in conjunction with the player’s HDR Optimizer to deliver the best possible HDR images.
You can choose either “Pana_PQ_HL” or “Pana_PQ_BL” setting based on the corresponding HDR Display Type setting in the DP-UB9000/9004. Which setting to choose depends on your preference – the High Luminance Projector setting prioritizes image brightness; the Basic Luminance Projector setting prioritizes widest colour gamut reproduction.
Automatic Adjustment with Auto Tone Mapping*7
The Auto Tone Mapping function featured on the latest models automatically adjusts each content based on the values in the mastering data, such as Max CLL and Max FALL*8, which indicate the brightness of the HDR content. Image quality is automatically adjusted for optimal viewing of various HDR images with different brightness.
- *7:Content without mastering info is set at fixed level or can be adjusted manually.
- *8:Max CLL (stands for Maximum Content Light Level); Max FALL (stands for Maximum Frame Average Light Level)
Complies with the HDCP standards to enable 18Gbps 4K signal input
The projectors are capable of receiving full spec 4K signals including 4K/60P 4:4:4, 4K/60P 4:2:2/36-bit and 4K/24P 4:4:4/36-bit as the units comply with the latest HDMI standard with 18 Gbps transmission band-width compatibility for reproducing more vivid colours with more precise gradation. In order to be compatible with copyright-protected content such as OTT video services and the UHD Blu-ray discs, the projectors comply with the latest HDMI standard and HDCP.