About the JVC DLA-NP5R
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One of the activities I've missed the most being stuck at home the past couple years is going to the movies. There's nothing like seeing films on the big screen. Fortunately, it's possible to re-create that movie theater feel at home with a quality projector setup. And LCoS-based projectors like JVC's 4K D-ILA models are a great choice for their smooth imaging, rich color, and excellent contrast.
Technically, this DLA-NP5R is the entry-level model in this JVC series, but it has no shortage of premium features. In fact, it delivers its sharp native 4K images using the same all-glass lens and D-ILA devices as the more expensive NZ7 model. And the DLA-NP5R's two HDMI 2.1 inputs can support 4K at 120Hz — great for gaming on the big screen.
JVC's D-ILA projectors are known for their excellent native contrast ratio thanks to the layered imaging chips they use as part of their LCoS — Liquid Crystal on Silicon — system. Three D-ILA chips — one each for red, green, and blue — are specially designed to reduce light scattering to deliver impressive contrast.
Rich detail and color
As a true 4K projector, the DLA-NP5R can display over 8.8 million pixels. It also has HDR support and an auto tone mapping feature that automatically adjusts the projector's settings based on the mastering information included on many HDR10-encoded UHD Blu-ray discs. That means you'll be able to see more detail, even in less-than-optimally-lit scenes.
The DLA-NP5R also supports the dynamic HDR10+ format, so it can adjust picture settings on a scene-by-scene basis with compatible content to display beautiful, accurate images.
Easy to adjust
The DLA-NP5R has a motorized lens so you can adjust the zoom, focus, and lens shift right from your viewing position. A 10-preset installation mode allows you to customize the lens positions and picture settings for different situations so you can recall them easily when needed.
To get the best picture quality, we recommend using the DLA-NP5R with a 4K-rated projector screen. You should also keep in mind that 'NP5R has no built-in web apps, so you'll need to connect a 4K media streamer or an Ultra HD Blu-ray player to enjoy 4K content.
- three 0.69" D-ILA panels with Full Digital Cinema 4K resolution (4096 x 2160 pixels each)
- High Dynamic Range (HDR10, HDR10+, and HLG) for extended picture contrast and brightness with HDR sources
- Frame Adapt automatically optimizes HDR10 image quality
- Theater Optimizer fine-tunes HDR based on projector settings and installation characteristics
- widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio (can also display 4:3 material)
- recommended image size: 60" to 200"
- light output: 1,900 lumens
- native contrast: 40,000:1; dynamic contrast: 400,000:1
- 17-element, 15-group all-glass 65mm lens provides excellent sharpness and edge-to-edge focus
- Multiple Pixel Control image processor analyzes and optimizes images pixel by pixel
- Clear Motion Drive frame interpolation with Motion Enhance reduces blur and judder and makes motion look smoother
- color management system with 6-axis matrix
- 3D-capable (requires JVC's PK-EM2 3D Synchro Emitter and PK-AG3 active RF 3D glasses, both sold separately)
- Low Latency Mode suppresses display delay for faster response with signals from PCs and game consoles
- 2X powered zoom/focus lens
- ±34% horizontal and ±80% vertical powered lens shift image adjustment
- 10-setting Installation Mode lets you easily customize picture settings/lens positions
- 2 HDMI 2.1 inputs
- supports 4K/120Hz
- both inputs are HDCP 2.3 compatible for connecting to a 4K video source
- to view 4K and HDR content from connected sources, use a compatible high-bandwidth HDMI 2.1 cable
- does not support CEC (remote control via HDMI)
- RJ-45 LAN port for controlling the projector via a network connection
- USB Type-A input for firmware updates
- 9-pin RS-232C port for external control of the projector via compatible computer or third-party control device
- 3.5mm 12V trigger output for controlling a motorized screen or other device
- 3-pin mini-DIN connector for use with optional 3D sync emitter
- detachable power cord
- 265-watt NSH lamp
- this projector does not include any type of built-in TV tuner
- can be placed on a tabletop or ceiling-mounted (mounting bracket sold separately)
- 19-3/4"W x 9-1/4"H x 19-1/2"D
- weight: 42.3 lbs.
- warranty: 3 years (1 year or 1,000 hours on lamp)
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # DLA-NP5R
What's in the box:
- Remote control
- 2 "AA" batteries
- 6.5' AC power cord
- Lens cover
- User Manual on CD-ROM
- Quick Start Guide
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Features & specs
|Native Resolution (pixels)||4096 x 2160|
|Resolution with Pixel Shift||N/A|
|Picture Size Range||60 to 200 inches|
|3D-Capable||Active (req. optional emitter)|
|Brightness (in ANSI Lumens)||1900|
|Mounting Options and Design|
|Ultra Short Throw||No|
|HDR (High Dynamic Range)|
|Next-gen Gaming Features|
|VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)||No|
|ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode)||No|
|4K/120Hz HDMI Inputs||2|
|Smart TV Features|
|Apple TV App||No|
|Apple AirPlay 2||No|
|Audio Return Channel||No|
|Wireless HDMI Input||No|
|USB Media Port||Service/Update|
|Approximate Lamp Life||4500 hrs. (Low)|
|Vertical Lens Shift||Yes|
|Horizontal Lens Shift||Yes|
|Vertical Keystone Correction||Yes|
|Horizontal Keystone Correction||No|
|Fan Noise||Not given|
|Parts Warranty||3 Years|
|Labor Warranty||3 Years|
|Type of Warranty Service||Carry-in|
4K Video Projector
Mounting & Placement Options
Control & Convenience Features
Native 4K Video Resolution with Multiple Pixel Control (MPC): The DLA-NP5 video projector employs JVC's new 0.69 inch Native 4K D-ILA Device with 3.8um pixel pitch that exceeds 4x Full HD resolution, displaying over 8.8 million pixels (4096x2160 pixels). Multiple Pixel Control (MPC), a new image-processing developed by JVC, helps to create a more natural impression that is sharper at areas in focus and softer at areas that are not in focus, enabling you to enjoy highly expressive images with greater sense of depth.
D-ILA (Direct-Drive Image Light Amplification): D-ILA (Direct-Drive Image Light Amplification) is a JVC-developed technology that delivers unmatched performance, with natural color reproduction, an image so smooth that it rivals film, and contrast that does justice to the most demanding program material. D-ILA is liquid crystal technology, but it’s very different from the liquid crystal display (LCD) technology found in many products today. D-ILA is what's called liquid crystal on silicon, or LCOS, but JVC made several improvements to basic LCOS technology to develop D-ILA. At its heart is the D-ILA device, or chip, designed and manufactured by JVC. Every JVC D-ILA projector uses three D-ILA devices, one each for red, green and blue - the three colors that are combined to create the full color palette.
- Three Imaging Chips: Many other projectors use a single imaging chip, while all D-ILA projectors use three D-ILA imaging chips (one each for red, green and blue), to ensure natural, flicker-free color reproduction. D-ILA devices use an inorganic alignment layer, which contributes to the device’s long life. This, along with D-ILA’s outstanding image quality, is what makes it so well-suited for commercial applications, and is a great benefit for home theater enthusiasts as well.
- Film Like: There is very little space between D-ILA pixels, which results in an exceptionally smooth, "film-like" image. Some technologies include moving parts, and space is needed between pixels for these moving parts. Other technologies require that a transistor be mounted on each pixel and wires run between pixels. This, too, forces pixels to be spaced farther apart compared to D-ILA devices. In both of these other cases, the moving parts, transistors and wires limit the total area through which light can pass, which limits brightness. It can also create what's known as the "screen door effect, which is a "shadowing" on the image caused by the spaces between pixels. Look closely, and it’s as if you’re looking at the image through a screen door.
- High Native Contrast: The D-ILA device structure helps deliver very high native contrast. This is in part a consequence of the vertical alignment of the liquid crystal layers. Most recently, performance has been further improved by using new technology to make the surface more even, and pixel spacing has been further reduced. The result is unprecedented contrast, delivering deep blacks, bright whites and subtle gradations.
All Glass Design Lens: The DLA-NP5 is equipped with a 65mm diameter lens which adopts an all glass design with 17 elements in 15 groups that delivers a high-resolution image with focus up to the edge of the screen.
- Lens Control: The DLA-NP5 offers Focus, Zoom, and Shift adjustments. A powered Zoom allows you to fill the screen (60-200") with the projected image. You can sharpen the picture on the screen by using the projector's electronic focus. By using the Lens Shift feature, you can shift the image upward/downward (+/-80%) or left/right (+/-34%) to accommodate the projector and screen position.
- Screen Adjust: The projector does offer Vertical Keystone Correction (-16 to +16) and Pincusion (0-16), but these processes will degrade the image. Keystone correction can correct the shape of the image, if it is not rectangular. Pincushion corrects the geometric distortion that occurs when projecting on a curved screen.
- Installation Mode: The DLA-NP5 is equipped with a new Installation Mode that saves and recalls up to 10 different combinations of lens settings for didifferent aspect ratios, lens presets, convergence and screen masking positions.
Note: This projector is compatible with commercially available anamorphic lenses and ultra-wide format screens for an immersive movie theater experience. It also features a new scaling mode that is optimized for the full native 4096x2160 (17:9) resolution of the D-ILA device.
Dual HDMI 2.1 Inputs: The JVC DLA-NP5 is equipped with two HDMI 2.1 inputs to connect to your AV receiver, Blu-ray player, Satellite/Cable receiver, and/or Game Console. Either HDMI 2.1 input can also be used to connect a PC to this projector. Both HDMI 2.1 inputs are 4K compatible, HDCP 2.3 compliant, and support 4:4:4 color subsampling. Please use an ultra high speed HDMI cable with 48Gbps and above to view 4K/120Hz video content.
- Supported Video Resolutions: Both HDMI 2.1 inputs support 4K (4096x2160) @ 24/25/30/50/60/120Hz, 4K (3840x216) @ 24/25/30/50/60/120Hz, 2K (2048x1080) @ 24/25/30/50/60Hz, 1080p (1920x1080) @ 24/25/30/50/60Hz, 1080i (1920x1080) @ 50/60Hz, 720p @ 50/60Hz, and 480p.
- HDCP 2.3: HDCP 2.3 is supported only by both HDMI 2.1 inputs. HDCP 2.3 is short for "High bandwidth Digital Content Protection" and is used for 4K video copyright protection for compatibility with 4K Blu-ray players and 4K Satellite/Cable providers.
- 4:4:4 Color Subsampling: Both HDMI 2.1 inputs will support up to 4:4:4 chroma subsampling for full color data rendering of 4K video (4K60P @ 4:4:4/8-bit, 4K60P @ 4:2:2/36-bit, 4K24P @ 4:4:4/36-bit). With 4:4:4 color, luminance (brightness) and chroma (color) are sampled at the same rate, resulting in an RGB color palette as big as the video sampling rate for a video image with more total colors, plus greater color accuracy and detail.
Note: The projector features no analog audio/video inputs or outputs.
HDR (High Dynamic Range): The DLA-NP5 supports many HDR formats including HDR10 for Blu-ray and streaming, HLG for broadcasting, and the latest HDR10+ signal format with dynamic metadata compatibility. In HDR10, the basic standard for reproducing HDR content, there are only two pieces of information - MaxCLL, which represents the maximum brightness of the content, and MaxFALL, which represents the average maximum brightness. However with HDR10+, the luminance information for each scene is embedded in the content as metadata, which allows for scene-specific tone mapping and faithfully reproduces the HDR image intended by the creator. HDR10 only contains static metadata, which can cause certain scenes to be too bright or too dark. On the contrary, HDR10+ contains dynamic metadata, specifically peak luminance information for each scene, making it possible to control the optimal brightness according to the scene and display the content with optimal brightness. The JVC DLA-NP5 utilizes Auto Tone Mapping, Frame Adapter HDR, and Theater Optimizer to intelligently adjust the projector's brightness and contrast levels by automatically analyzing content and environment to ensure a reference quality picture.
- Auto Tone Mapping: HDR content brightness varies greatly from one release to another. To optimize performance based on content, the DLA-NP5 is equipped with JVC's Auto Tone Mapping that reads content brightness metadata (Max CLL / FALL) and automatically adjusts brightness settings based on that information - MaxCLL (Maximum Content Light Level), MaxFALL (Maximum Frame Average Light Level). In the case of content that does not contain mastering information, it will refer to a fixed value or need manual adjustment. In addition to the Auto Tone Mapping" function, Gamma adjustment cal also be performed manually. Fine-tuning according to the playback content and viewing environment is possible by using Picture Tone to determine the overall brightness, Dark Level to adjust the gradation of shadows, and Bright Level to adjust the gradation of highlights.
- Frame Adapter HDR: Color grading of HDR content varies depending on the source material, so optimal viewing can be difficult as the brightness of this content also varies dramatically. The JVC DLA-NP5, featuring Frame Adapt HDR can express HDR and HDR10+ content at optimum brightness and darkness in each scene as the creator intended. Frame Adapt HDR instantly analyzes the peak brightness in HDR10 content using an original algorithm, and adjusts to the optimal dynamic range for image projection. Even content without mastering information can be analyzed based on the input signal, so all kinds of HDR10 content can be viewed with optimal picture quality.
- Theater Optimizer: The new Theater Optimizer smart function analyzes installation characteristics to intelligently adjust tone mapping. The Theater Optimizer allows you to input the screen size and gain information, which varies depending on the theater design, and then calculates installation information such as lens zoom position, and lamp condition and settings. It then automatically adjusts the projector for optimum tone mapping and brightness. By adding this function to Frame Adapt HDR, JVC allows you to enjoy HDR10 content matched to the viewing environment without complicated manual adjustments. 18-bit level gamma processing is maintained while the feature is in use, bringing out deeper blacks in darker scenes, and higher peak whites in brighter scenes, along with the most realistic color, to reproduce high precision images with smooth gradations.
Note: This projector does not support Dolby Vision.
Smooth Motion Video: The JVC DLA-NP5 delivers clear, smooth motion video with low latency for fast action movies, sports, and games thanks to the combination of the latest HDMI 2.1 specifications and advanced motion technologies.
- 4K/120Hz with Low Latency Mode: The combination of 4K/120Hz inputs and Low Latency Mode delivers high quality gaming on a large projection screen. Because both HDMI 2.1 inputs support 4K/120Hz, the DLA-NP5 is effective when displaying high frame-rate gaming content from the latest PC games and game consoles. In addition, the projector's Low Latency Mode reduces delay in displaying PC signals and games, while also improving response timing and performance for first-person gaming. Because high-bandwidth signals can be processed without applying any conversion, the image displayed on the screen from input to panel will be the same without degrading the video signal quality.
- Clear Motion Drive with Motion Enhance Technology: The interpolation algorithm for JVC's original Clear Motion Drive technology that reduces ghosting has been revamped to improve accuracy in the edges of intersecting objects. The improved algorithm now refers to more frames to increase precision of motion prediction and also reduces frame latency. Added with Motion Enhance technology that optimally controls the driving performance of D-ILA drives by image characteristics, the DLA-NP5 projector is capable of reproducing much smoother moving 4K images.
Theater Optimizer: The new Theater Optimizer smart function analyzes installation characteristics to intelligently adjust tone mapping. The Theater Optimizer allows you to input the screen size and gain information, which varies depending on the theater design, and then calculates installation information such as lens zoom position, and lamp condition and settings. It then automatically adjusts the projector for optimum tone mapping and brightness. By adding this function to Frame Adapt HDR, JVC allows each user to enjoy HDR10 content matched to the viewing environment without complicated manual adjustments. 18-bit level gamma processing is maintained while the feature is in use, bringing out deeper blacks in darker scenes, and higher peak whites in brighter scenes, along with the most realistic color, to reproduce high precision images with smooth gradations.
Video Settings: Today's diversified video signals require settings that match the input signals for viewing at an appropriate picture quality. The JVC DLA-NP5 provides various functions and menus for easy, optimized use of the settings.
- Auto Calibration: Using an optical sensor and proprietary downloadable software (for Windows PC 7-up), optimum calibration can be applied to the projector in just a few easy steps to match the changes in optical characteristics caused by the installation situation of the projector. Auto-Calibration optimizes all essential elements found in the image, including color balance, gamma characteristics, color space, and color tracking. In the past, multiple calibrations were required, but now it's possible to complete the calibration with a single calibration.
- Picture Mode: You can adjust the image quality according to the type of video image you are viewing. You can select from Auto, Natural Cinema, HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, or User (1-6). Use the Auto setting to set the " Picture Mode" corresponding to each input signal (SDR, 3D, HDR10, and HLG). The User modes allow you to adjust the Contrast, Brightness, Color, and Tint manually independently for up to 6 different content types.
- Color Profile: By setting the Color Profile (Color Space Information) according to the selected Picture Mode, you can fine-tune the image quality according to the movie you are watching. The Auto Color Profile setting automatically switches to the optimal color profile according to the color gamut information of the video signal, eliminating the need for manual switching.
- Color Management: Based on the setting of the selected Color Profile, you can adjust each of the following colors according to your preference - Red, Yellow, Green, Cyan, Blue, and Magenta. This 6-axis CMS (Color Management System) of red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, and yellow enables the precise adjustment of hue, saturation, and intensity. As a results, you can make adjustments suitable for the content as the projector allows precise management of colors.
- Color Temperature: You can set the Color Temperature to 5500K, 6500K, 7500K, 9300K, High Bright, HDR10, HLG, or Custom 1-2. The Color Temperature settings will vary based on what Picture Mode you have selected.
- ISF Certification: The JVC DLA-NP5 is licensed with the ISF C3 (Certified Calibration Controls) mode, enabling trained dealers to professionally calibrate the projector to desired screen surfaces, lighting environments and video sources, and then securely store these precise settings into the projector.
Optional 3D Video: The JVC DLA-NP5 can be used to watch 3D movies with the use of an optional 3D Synchro Emitter (model # PK-EM2) and optional 3D glasses (model # PK-AG3) - available and sold separately from JVC. 3D video is supported up to 1080p (not compatible with 4K)
Mounting & Placement Options
Projector Placment & Mounting: The JVC DLA-NP5 can be installed in front of your projection screen or behind your projector screen. It can be tabletop mounted or ceiling mounted (ceiling mount bracket sold separately - see Accessories Tab). If you are tabletop mounting the projector, you can use its adjustable feet to change the image height and projection angle. Before choosing an installation location for your projector, take the following factors into consideration -
- Size and position of your projection screen
- Electrical outlet location
- Location and distance between the projector and the rest of your equipment
Note: See User Manual for more information regarding mounting options and installation requirements.
Projection Screen Size & Throw Range Distance: The distance from the projector lens to your projection screen, the zoom setting, and the video format each factors in the projected image size.
|Aspect Ratio||Screen or Image Size (inches)||Projection Distance (inches)|
|16:9||60||74.0 to 151.6|
|70||88.6 to 177.2|
|80||99.2 to 202.8|
|90||111.8 to 228.3|
|100||124.4 to 253.9|
|110||137.4 to 279.5|
|120||150.0 to 305.1|
|130||162.6 to 330.7|
|140||175.2 to 356.3|
|150||187.8 to 381.9|
|160||200.4 to 407.5|
|170||213.0 to 433.1|
|180||225.6 to 458.7|
|190||238.2 to 484.3|
|200||251.1 to 509.8|
Control & Convenience Features
Remote Control: In addition to controls on the projector, the DLA-NP5 comes with an IR remote with back-lit buttons for wireless operation of the projector. The remote control must be held at an angle within 30 degrees perpendicular to the projector's IR remote control sensors to function correctly. The distance between the remote control and the sensors should not exceed 23'. Make sure that there are no obstacles between the remote control and the IR sensors on the projector.
Custom Remote Integration: The JVC DLA-NP5 also features a RS232 port, Ethernet jack, and a 12V trigger output.
- RS-232C Port: There is a RS-232C port for connecting the projector to a 3rd party A/V controller or automation system (sold separately).
- Ethernet (RJ-45): The projector features an Ethernet (RJ-45) port for a wired network connection to a computer, so you can control the projector from your laptop or desktop computer.
- 12V Trigger Out: The 12V trigger output (3.5mm) can be used to trigger and power on/off external devices such as an electronic screen or light control. The 12V trigger out is rated at 12V/100mA.
Firmware Updates: Firmware updates can be downloaded from the JVC Support Website onto a USB thumbdrive (sold separately) and then uploaded to the JVC DLA-NP5 projector.
1 question already asked
This thing costs as much as a used car, but it's worth it. The picture is great, and it looks amazing in a dark room. The current line of JVC projectors are known for their deep blacks, and this one delivers. I'm happy I spent the money.
William Eric from Marietta, GA