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JVC Introduces Six 3D-Capable D-ILA Projectors

By Greg Robinson

Every year, front projector enthusiasts wait anxiously for the CEDIA Expo - a favorite venue of projector manufacturers to flaunt their newest light canons. With this year's show just getting underway in Atlanta, we're already off to a promising start with JVC's introduction of six (yes, six) new D-ILA projectors boasting 3D capabilities.

As is customary with JVC, three of the new models (the DLA-X3, DLA-X7 and DLA-X9) will be marketed and distributed through JVC's Consumer Electronics Group while the other three (the DLA-RS40, DLA-RS50 and DLA-RS50) will be available only through JVC's Professional Products Group.

To handle the demands of new 3D content such as that from satellite and cable providers plus that of the Blu-ray 3D format, each of JVC's six new projectors has been outfitted with two HDMI 1.4a ports, supporting the side-by-side (broadcast), frame series (Blu-ray 3D) and above-below forms of 3D video transmission. 3D playback is made possible by the use of an external 3D Signal Emitter (PK-EM1) which syncs the projected image with JVC's Active Shutter 3D Glasses (PK-AG1).

In addition to their 3D capabilities, these new models deliver what JVC is calling "unmatched" contrast performance, with the higher-end models promising a native contrast ratio of 100,000:1. "No other three-chip projectors in the home theater market can match the amazing 100,000:1 native contrast ratio of the DLA-RS60 or DLA-X9," says Gary Klasmeier, JVC's product engineering manager. "JVC's contrast ratio numbers are not artificially inflated by electronic circuitry or a dynamic iris, so every frame consistently and faithfully reproduces peak whites and deep blacks."

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JVC's new 3D-capable projectors have been completely redesigned with a now center-mounted lens.

All six of these new 3D projectors will be available in late November with pricing as follows:

DLA-RS60/DLA-X9 - $11,995
DLA-RS50/DLA-X7 - $7,995
DLA-RS40/DLA-X3 - $4,495

The PK-AG1 3D glasses ($179) and PK-EM1 3D Signal Emitter ($79) will also be available in November.

Read the complete press release at JVC.com.

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