Invision Video Solutions has announced that JVC has launched a totally new line-up of three D-ILA projectors, adopting the newest Native 4K D-ILA devices, at IFA this week. DLA-NX9 as the world’s first 8K e-shift home theatre projector, and two Native 4K models DLA-N7/N5. Planned for release in EMEA from late October.
The DLA-NX9 with its 8K e-shift technology together with its 100mm diameter high resolution glass lens, offer high definition 8K images with a much higher resolution than 4K that rival reality even on large screens. In addition, DLA-N7/N5 incorporates the latest 4K D-ILAdevice and 65mm diameter glass lens to reproduce smooth, detailed 4K imagery that respond to the high-definition video display needs that are increasing demand. In addition to detailed imagery exceeding 4K, it also combines high brightness, high contrast, wide colour gamut, and creates images that are closer to reality than ever.
DLA-N7 is a high-quality native 4K model taking advantage of high contrast and excellent colour reproducibility in addition to 4K resolution, for users who demand particular quality for movie reproduction.
DLA-N5, meanwhile, is a model that allows you to enjoy the latest content such as 4K HDR more easily, adding a white colour version.
1. High definition video exceeding 4K realised by 8K e-shift technology (DLA-NX9)
“e-shift” is JVC’s proprietary high resolution display technology that doubles the resolution by shifting pixels diagonally 0.5pixel. This e-shift technology together with the Native 4K D-ILAdevices DLA-NX9 produces an 8K image on the screen. The 8K e-shift image produces much higher resolution than 4K that rival reality even on large screens. Also, by using original high-resolution technology Multiple Pixel Control, full HD and 4K images are also converted to high-definition 8K images.
2. Newest 0.69-inch native 4K D-ILA device
The newest 0.69-inch native 4K D-ILA device with 3.8 ㎛ pixel pitch achieves high resolution display of 8.8 million pixels (4096 x 2160 pixels), and with improved planarisation technique which reduces light scattering and light diffraction results in both improved brightness and black level compared to conventional device. The narrow pitch provides Native 4K imagery with smooth, detailed picture without any visible pixel structure even on large screens.
3. High resolution 18-element, 16-group all-glass lens with full aluminium lens barrel (DLA-NX9)
DLA-NX9 is equipped with a high resolution 18-element, 16-group all-glass lens with full aluminium lens barrel. To ensure high resolution up to every corner of the screen while realizing a wide shift range of +/-100% vertical, +/-43% horizontal, 100 mm diameter lens is selected. Not only that, five special low dispersion lens considering the different refractive index of Red, Green and Blue, has been adopted to suppress chromatic aberration, bleeding etc. and faithfully reproduce the 8K resolution.
4. New Auto Tone Mapping function automatically adjust settings for optimum HDR10 image
The HDR10 mastering information MaxCLL (Maximum Content Light Level) / MaxFALL (Maximum Frame Average Light Level) varies greatly depending on each content. Therefore, in order to achieve the best HDR10 experience it is necessary to set the appropriate brightness settings for each content. The new Auto Tone Mapping function equipped in the new line-up automatically adjust settings based on the mastering information (In case of content that does not contain mastering information, it will be fixed value or manual adjustment). Various HDR images with different brightness can be viewed optimally without manual adjustment of the settings.
5. Compatible with HDR technology that dramatically improves picture quality to look like reality
HDR content has more information than ever, such as expansion of luminance range, wide color gamut such as BT2020, 10 bit gradation, etc. High performing, high precision projector is required for accurate image reproduction of such contents. The new D-ILA projectors faithfully reproduces HDR10 contents such as UHD Blu-ray, in addition to the HLG (hybrid log gamma) adopted in broadcasting etc., with its high brightness, high contrast, and wide color gamut.
6. Bright, vibrant and dynamic imagery
Combination of 265W ultra-high pressure mercury lamp and highly efficient optical engine realize high brightness of 2200lm (DLA-NX9). Together with the new D-ILA device which has narrow pixel gap and improved light efficiency realize smooth, powerful image. (Brightness for DLA-N7 is 1900 lm, for DLA-N5 is 1,800 lm).
7. Native Contrast Ratio of 100,000:1 translates to a spectacular Dynamic Contrast Ratio of 1,000,000:1
New 0.69-inch native 4K D-ILA device and optical engine with wire grid realize native contrast ratio of 100,000:1 (DLA-NX9). In combination with Intelligent Lens Aperture which analyses the input image and automatically controls the black level, we realized a spectacular dynamic contrast of 1,000,000:1. Together with the ultimate dynamic range brought by high brightness offer immersive high quality image experience. (For DLA-N7 Native 80,000:1, Dynamic 800,000:1, DLA-N5 native 40,000:1, Dynamic 400,000:1)
8. Colourful image with wide colour gamut beyond DCI P3 (DLA-NX9, DLA-N7)
By adopting the new cinema filter, DLA-NX9 and DLA-N7 achieves a wide colour gamut beyond DCI-P3 as well as BT.709. HDR content such as UHD Blu-ray has adopted a wider colour gamut than before, and with a wide colour gamut D-ILA projector, it is possible to reproduce rich colours such as crimson rose and fresh green of trees, and the natural gradations of sky and sea.
9. Renewed Clear Motion Drive supporting 4K60P (4:4:4) signal
Clear Motion Drive is JVC’s original motion control technology which also supports 4K60P (4:4:4) signal. The feature has been renewed for the new line up improving moving images more than ever. Together with “Motion Enhance” which optimises the driving of D-ILA device according to the motion of the image, motion blur is reduced significantly compared to conventional projectors.