JVC Professional has a new, expanded line of four home theatre projectors. They offer upgraded e-shift technology, which up-converts and scales HD content to a 4K (3840 x 2160) and displays it at full 4K precision signal. Now called ‘e-shift2′, the technology is available in three of the four new JVC projector models. Other performance-enhancing features include a new illumination system and a new polarizing wire grid in combination with e-shift2 for higher native contrast.
JVC’s 2013 projectors are the DLA-RS46, DLA-RS48, DLA-RS56 and DLA-RS66. All are 3D-enabled and all except for the basic model offer e-shift2. The flagship DLA-RS66 provides 1200 lumens brightness and 130,000:1 native contrast ratio. The DLA-RS56 provides 1200 lumens and a native contrast of 90,000:1. The DLA-RS66 and DLA-RS56 feature the e-shift2 upgraded light engine, full colour management, ISF certification and advanced calibration functionality. In addition, they are designed to achieve THX 3D Certification and are scheduled for THX testing.
In other enhancements, new 2K to 4K scaling technology using proprietary JVC algorithms replaces a two-band filter with an eight-band filter to apply greater correction to more areas of the image. This delivers improvements with any compatible 2D signal. To optimise performance for different content, this Multiple Pixel Control offers five preset modes plus Off.
3D performance has been improved, with new circuitry and a new optical engine responsible for reduced cross talk. The result is more natural, clear and brighter images. Another key enhancement is a new illumination system, including a new lamp and power supply, which is said to deliver a significant improvement in brightness over the life of the lamp.