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The new JVC DLA HD550 Projector incorporates a number of advanced technologies such as JVC's proprietary D-ILA device, a wire-grid optical engine, and high-performance lens
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The new JVC DLA HD550 Projector incorporates a number of advanced technologies such as JVC's proprietary D-ILA device, a wire-grid optical engine, and high-performance lens. But what really differentiates JVC's D-ILA projectors from others is that they do not employ a dynamic iris. JVC's D-ILA projectors instead use a fixed aperture to eliminate unnecessary light that can lower contrast levels, making possible some of the industry's highest native contrast ratios. Innovations such as these and many other superb features enable the DLA-HD550 to achieve an exceptionally high native contrast ratio of 50,000:1. In addition to this, JVC has enhanced brightness (extended white peak) and deeper, richer blacks (wide dynamic range) to ensure image reproduction that is vivid and full of depth, making these projectors perfectly suited for viewing diverse content such as movies, computer games, music videos as well as live concert performances and sports programs.

For the first time, JVC is implementing Clear Motion Drive technology into the JVC DLAHD550 Projector. This is a new addition that successfully generates an accurate intermediate frame, even for images with fast-moving action, by employing a high-precision interpolation algorithm that strengthens the precision of picture-character detection. Whether the video signal source is 25/30 fps broadcast or or 24 fps movie content, viewers can enjoy smoother and clearer images with reduced motion blurring thanks to this unique interpolation technique that optimizes the number of frames.

In order to display TV broadcasts or commercially available DVDs created using the 2-3 pull down process, the inverse telecine (reverse 2-3 pull down) function found on JVC's D-ILA projectors re-converts the video source back to a 24 fps signal and displays it at double speed (or 48 fps), ensuring cinema-like viewing that is faithful to the original source.

Recreating the quality of film in movie theatres, with every nuance reproduced, was JVC's aim when equipping the D-ILA front projector models with original picture modes. Colours displayed by projectors and those found in film are processed differently as projectors display colours using an additive colour mixture method where RGB primary colours are layered on top of each other. On the other hand, film in movie theatres use a subtractive colour mixture method that filters CMY colours out of the light source. With the additive colour mixture method, colours become brighter as colours are added and due to an increase in energy, eventually turn white. However, the opposite can be said for the subtractive colour mixture method where colours become darker and eventually turn black. JVC engineers thoroughly analyzed the two methods and succeeded in developing an optimized picture display by performing advanced processing using a built-in LSI. So this means that now what was once difficult to reproduce in the home environment such as the delicate textures and nuances of film can now be seen just like at a movie theatre.

As the quality of projected images may vary slightly depending on the type of screen and its RGB reflective characteristics, the JVC DLAHD550 Projector has three screen adjustment modes that allow users to select the optimum mode to match screen characteristics for a more natural and balanced colour reproduction.

The high-performance 2x zoom lens with motorized focus features a large-diameter lens system to ensure the projection of full HD images with exceptional depth. In addition to display the deepest black possible.

The JVC DLA HD550 Projector incorporate the HQV Reon-VX video processor developed by Silicon Optix, which features precision I/P conversion and scaling with full 10-bit 4:4:4 signal processing.

The high-performance 2x zoom lens with motorised focus features a large-diameter lens system to ensure the projection of full HD images with exceptional depth. In addition to display the deepest black possible, this lens is also equipped with a 3-step lens aperture that enables adjustment of brightness according to user preferences and operating environments.

Setting up the projector is easy as the ±80% vertical and ±34% horizontal lens shift function is powered, allowing the picture to be moved horizontally or vertically effortless via the remote controller. In addition, when positioning the projector outside of the lens shift coverage area, the Digital Keystone function with ±30° vertical and ±40° horizontal adjustment helps to make distorted images look more natural.

Also featured is an essential automatic lens cover that opens and closes with power on/off to protect against dust, so even if the projector is installed up on the ceiling, you're assured of easy, trouble-free operation via the remote controller.

The remote control unit for the new JVC DLAHD550 Projector has an attractive silver-grey colour that adds appeal to its performance. It also features well-positioned buttons for the picture modes and direct input selector (HDMI 1, 2, Component, Video, S-video and PC), which help to enhance user-friendly operation.

  • THX Certified Display model
  • Full ISF C3 Calibration capabilities
  • Clear Motion Drive for smoother motion
  • On-screen user-customisable gamma control
  • Improved black- and white-level performance
  • High-performance 2x zoom lens with motorised focus featuring a large diameter all-glass lens system with 17 elements in 15 groups including 2 ED lenses
  • V-stretch mode together with the anamorphic lens allows for the display of images without top and bottom black bars
  • Digital Keystone enables easy adjustment of distorted images
  • Native contrast ratio of 30,000:1 for home theatre projector class (JVC internal survey)
  • Three 0.7" Full HD D-ILA devices
  • Input signal capability: 1080p
  • True full HD resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • 200W UHP (ultra high-pressure mercury) lamp
  • Projection Size: 60-inch to 200-inch
  • More Information
    Brands JVC
    Product Specifications
    • Dimensions (HxWxD) in mm
    • Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    • Noise
    19dB (Normal Mode)
    • Zoom Lens
    2 x Motorized Zoom/Focus
    • Contrast Ratio
    Native: 30,000:1
    • Weight
    • Power supply
    AC 110V - 240V. 50/60Hz
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