LAS VEGAS, January 10, 2012 – JVC is here at the 2012 International CES demonstrating the first home theater projectors that display 2D HD content with full 4K precision. The new models, which became available last month, feature JVC’s new e-Shift technology capable of projecting images with 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution, four times that of full HD. The upconverting technology is available in two of three JVC Procision Series 3D-enabled projectors that boast a wide range of advancements, including higher native contrast than previous models for levels that remain unmatched by any other home theater projector.
A projector-based home theater discreet? That's the spin that The Wall Street Journal put on home theater projectors in an article from this past Saturday (Dec. 4). After explaining the benefits of a projector versus a large-screen flat panel TV, the article offers three suggested projectors. Among them -- the JVC DLA-X3/DLA-RS40. Read the full article here.
WAYNE, NJ, November 10, 2010 – JVC today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its flagship home theater projector, the DLA-X9. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 35 product categories.
The DLA-X9 is a THX® 3D Certified projector that is built using hand-selected, hand-tested components and provides a 100,000:1 native contrast ratio. It uses three 0.7” 1920 x 1080 D-ILA devices and is designed around JVC’s third generation D-ILA High Dynamic Range optical engine that is optimized to provide exceptional native contrast ratios without a dynamic iris to artificially enhance contrast specifications. For 3D display, the projector comes with two pairs of 3D glasses along with a PK-EM1 3D Signal Emitter. It goes on sale later this month, one of three new 3D-enabled home theater projectors recently announced by JVC.
The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. It is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, producer of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology trade show.
WAYNE, NJ, November 9, 2010 – Four new JVC home theater projectors are the world’s first to gain THX® 3D Display Certification. The four projectors, announced at CEDIA Expo in September while undergoing THX testing, will be available later this month.
The new THX 3D Certified projectors are the Reference Series DLA-RS60 and DLA-RS50, to be marketed by JVC’s Professional Products Company, and the Procision Series DLA-X9 and DLA-X7, to be available through JVC U.S.A.
During the THX 3D certification process, more than 400 laboratory tests are conducted, evaluating color accuracy, cross-talk, viewing angles and video processing to ensure the high quality 3D and 2D display performance that home theater enthusiasts demand. The JVC projectors have simple, one button solutions for optimized playback of 3D and 2D movies – THX Cinema Mode to ensure that color reproduction, luminance, blacks, gamma and video processing matches what the filmmaker intended, and THX 3D Cinema Mode, which extends this same level of accuracy for 3D broadcasts and Blu-ray Discs. THX 3D Cinema Mode is designed to deliver highly accurate color in 3D, while minimizing sources of cross-talk and flicker. For further fine-tuning, all THX Modes on JVC projectors can be accessed by THX Professional Calibrators.
JVC introduced a new line of home theater projectors last week in Atlanta at CEDIA Expo, a trade show for the custom installation business. You can find the press release here to get all the details. For a quick overview from JVC's own experts, here are two video interviews shot during the show. The first is from AVForums.com, which interviewed Dan McCarron, National Product Specialist for JVC's Consumer Display Division. The second is from HomeTheaterForum.com and features Dave Walton, Assistant Vice President, JVC Professional.
ATLANTA, September 23, 2010 – JVC U.S.A. today introduced a low-cost home theater projector that for the first time provides advanced D-ILA technology at an entry-level price. The new projector, to be marketed as the DLA-HD250 by JVC Consumer and the DLA-HD250Pro by JVC Professional, is priced below $3,000 and delivers 25,000:1 native contrast ratio and 1,000 ANSI lumens brightness.
The DLA-HD250/250Pro features three 0.7-inch 1920x1080 D-ILA devices for a naturally rich, flicker-free picture with true blacks and extraordinary luminance detail. Combined with JVC’s wire-grid optical engine, the new projector provides outstanding native contrast – without a dynamic iris to artificially inflate contrast specifications. Plus, an advanced HQV Reon-VX video processor by Silicon Optix ensures excellent image reproduction with precision I/P conversion and scaling.
WAYNE, NJ, September 22, 2010 – JVC today expanded its Procision series of premium-level products with the introduction of a new high-performance micro audio system. The new JVC UX-J51 is a three-piece system that combines class-leading performance with clean, elegant design.
The new JVC UX-J51 is a CD micro component system with a built-in dock for iPod, USB (2.0) input and an FM/AM tuner. It’s comprised of a single main unit and a pair of two-way, bass reflex speakers. Most functions are controlled using flush, top-mounted touch keys illuminated in blue, with the exception of volume, which is handled by a large, silver knob on the main unit’s front panel. A full function remote control is also included.
The good: Sound bar home theater system; wireless subwoofer; solid sound quality, even with music; easy-to-use remote control; three inputs (two optical, one analog).
The bad: No HDMI connectivity; lackluster styling.
The bottom line: JVC's TH-BA1 sound bar home theater system is affordable, easy to use, and sounds better-than-expected, but doesn't offer HDMI connectivity.
Read the full review here.
The website BigPictureBigSound recently posted a review of the JVC TH-BA1 soundbar home theater system. They found a lot to like, giving the system an overall rating of three stars out of a possible four.
What did they like? Sound quality, simple to set up and use, the convenience of the wireless subwoofer, controls and the easy adjustment of the center channel volume level. They would have liked it even more if it offered an HDMI input and a more eye-catching design, and in their opinion the bass performance could be improved a bit, but the reviewer qualifies that comment by noting the system's very reasonable price. Overall, they consider the TH-BA1 to be a real value. Read the complete review here.