JVC’s first relatively inexpensive 1080p DILA (aka LCoS) projector has amassed a great deal of appreciation on Net online forums just recently. The DLA-HD1’s desirable 1080p resolution, at a price somewhere in between the Sony VPL-VW50 (aka the Pearl) and also its big brother, the VPL-VW100 (also known as the Ruby), could have something to do with it. From an arrangement and also picture optimization viewpoint, the DLA-HD1’s feature set is superior, as well as we actually like its sleek style.
In a lot of areas of photo top quality, JVC’s DLA-HD1 is definitely an exceptional 1080p projector. If the firm would enhance the main and also secondary color precision, green in particular, it would certainly be worthy of CNET’s Editors’ Selection honor. However, this is the norm in our sector, and also because of this, there are very few HDTVs of any type of type that could supply genuinely precise color. This is the main reason the 720p resolution Samsung SP-H710AE remains our referral projector. With that claimed, the JVC’s other rational 1080p comparison would be to the Sony Ruby. The DLA-HD1 is superior to the Ruby in video handling, grayscale tracking, gamma execution, light result, and also panel positioning, as well as they are about the exact same price. As a result, the JVC is our preferred LCoS-based projector thus far, but it still cannot match the picture high quality– especially the shade accuracy– of the most effective 1080p DLP projectors.
This JVC projector is available in 2 variations, which are identical in every method in addition to shade. The DLA-HD1 is silver and black, while the DLA-RS1U is all black.
The lens is centered on the framework, giving the projector a symmetrical look and making ceiling installment a lot easier. At about 25.5 extra pounds, it is rather heavy by today’s projector criteria. Even so, at simply greater than 7 inches high, the HD1’s account or footprint is fairly little, giving it a smooth, streamlined look. Its attractive layout provides itself well to many a living room along with to specialized residence theaters, since it should be simple to incorporate its elegance into a space’s decor.
The remote is very well developed and also fairly easy to use. Fortunately, it is fully backlit, making configuration fairly simple in a dark residence movie theater setting. There are direct accessibility keys for all inputs, all image settings (JVC calls them Photo Profiles), and all photo parameters (Comparison, Brightness, and so forth). Navigating the inner food selection system is additionally fairly instinctive.
Configuration features, which offer the capability to tweak the picture, are plentiful on the JVC. For beginners, a High Lamp setting opens up the iris all the way for use with bigger screens, while a Regular setting, for smaller display dimensions, will certainly generate further black degrees. A total of five selectable color temperatures are on board, including 2 user temperatures that include red, eco-friendly, and blue color adjustments for tweaking the grayscale. There are also an overall of six Photo Profiles (photo settings), consisting of three individual modes. 3 user memory accounts, and also the ability to develop memory profiles for the Movie theater, Natural, and also Dynamic Image Accounts, provide for enough memory slots.
Without a doubt the coolest attribute, nevertheless, is Pixel Readjust, which permits you to merge the 3 LCoS panels so they line up with one another, enhancing the quality of the picture. This is an initially in the industry as for we understand, as well as it functions well. Zoom and also Emphasis functions are hand-operated at the lens setting up instead of digital, and the zoom ratio is a generous 2.0:1, giving the projector a lot of adaptability in terms of positioning in the space about the display. Lastly, along with vertical lens change, the DLA-HD1 additionally sporting activities straight lens shift, which is something we are made use of to seeing only on much more costly projectors.
Regarding picture top quality is worried, the DLA-HD1 does lots of points quite possibly. Its video clip handling is excellent, with 2:3 pull-down for film-based product. It additionally deinterlaces 1080i correctly, protecting all the vertical resolution in 1080i HD material, which not all HDTVs and projectors could assert (see the Nerd Box for much more). Speaking of resolution, the HD1 additionally delivers all of the resolution in a 1080p signal at the HDMI as well as the element video input– lots of contending projectors roll off resolution at the element video clip input. Shade decoding is precise for HD and for SD. Black-level performance is also very good, as evidenced by the deep, rich blacks it reproduces on dark motion picture material.
The DLA-HD1, together with much of its competition, falls short in the area of total shade integrity. While grayscale monitoring as well as color decoding are both excellent, the accuracy of the main as well as additional colors are both way off the mark. As a matter of fact, it may have the most awful green we have actually ever seen on any kind of display screen tool. The good news is, this will not turn up with all program product, yet where it raised its hideous head consistently in our system was seeing the YES-HD channel with Yankees baseball in HD. The grass on the area merely looked sick as a result of extreme yellow.
In our system, with an 80-inch-wide, 92-inch-diagonal Stewart Grayhawk reference screen, the light out was more than adequate in the Typical mode. As a matter of fact, we needed to take contrast below the factory predetermined and wound up with just less than 15 footlamberts of light output. Grayscale tracking in the Low shade temperature setup was sensibly close before calibration, and also after calibration was very accurate. Considering an all-white area, it appeared that white-field harmony, especially at the edges of the picture, was somewhat compromised, however that is a problem with all LCD- and LCoS-based displays.
Black-level efficiency is certainly engaging on the JVC DLA-HD1. Black and also really dark locations of the picture appeared deep, rich, as well as tidy, with little or no visible incorrect contouring or low-level sound. Chapters 4 and 28 of the HD DVD variation of Batman Begins are two superb scenes to review blacks on any display screen. In the jail cell in Chapter 4, there was a lot of great information clearly visible in the walls, showing good shadow information. Once more in Phase 28, with Batman racing against time to save the woman’s life, information in the shadows went over. Chapter 13 on the HD DVD of Seabiscuit, on the other hand, was problematic, as it revealed key and also second colors throughout the phase. The track building is cyan, for example, and also the infield, of course, is green grass. These are the types of scenes that may trouble visitors with a keen eye for color fidelity.
Blu-ray from our Samsung BD-P1200 gamer at 1080p result looked primarily outstanding, with the exception of the previously mentioned shade problems. Casino Royale, an exceptional Blu-ray transfer, was as sharp as a tack, and also the chase scene initially, for example, looked stylish certainly.