About the JVC DLA-NX9
JVC's latest e-shift technology can project an 8K image
JVC's latest e-shift technology can project an 8K image
JVC's proprietary 8K e-shift technology reproduces image quality beyond 4K. It works by shifting pixels diagonally by half a pixel, then combining the two images, quadrupling the picture resolution. Together with the three native 4K D-ILA imaging panels, the DLA-NX9 is able to put over 35 million pixels on the screen.
The DLA-NX9 shares much of the technology and features found in JVC's lower-priced DLA-NX7, including its video processing and input options. But it also offers some serious upgrades beyond the 8K e-shift capability. Most importantly, it has a much more advanced 100mm lens that is 35% larger than the lens in the DLA-NX7, providing a substantial boost in image sharpness, brightness, and contrast. This is actually the same lens JVC uses in its $25,000 DLA-RS4500K laser projector.
JVC is the king of contrast and black level
Video experts agree that contrast and black level are the two easiest picture characteristics to see, regardless of viewing distance or image size. Over the years, JVC's D-ILA-based projectors have built a reputation for producing the deepest blacks and best contrast in the industry.
D-ILA stands for Digital Direct Drive Image Light Amplifier. There are three D-ILA chips — one each for the red, green, and blue primary colors — and each has an LCD imaging layer placed on top of a reflective layer. It's this reflective layer that allows JVC's projectors to produce their exceptional native contrast, which is the contrast created by the imaging devices alone.
The DLA-NX9 also has an adjustable dynamic iris, which further improves contrast and black level by controlling the amount of light on a scene-by-scene basis. Rich, solid blacks not only enhance dark scenes and shadows, but also add dimensionality, and make colors look more saturated.
Customized HDR settings for each title — automatically
Compared to HD, 4K not only offers much higher resolution, it also adds HDR, which expands overall picture contrast range with deeper blacks and brighter highlights. The DLA-NX9 supports the HDR10 and HLG formats, and automatically switches to the correct picture mode when it detects the HDR signal. It also includes special tone-mapping capabilities that ensure superior results with HDR-enhanced content.
No current consumer projector (or TV, for that matter) can reproduce the entire contrast range of HDR formats. So every display must apply a "tone map" to adapt the HDR content to match its capabilities. The DLA-NX9's Auto Tone Mapping feature looks at the maximum and average light level information provided on many HDR10-encoded UHD Blu-ray discs, and adjusts the projector's HDR settings for the most accurate picture.
For streamed and other 4K content that doesn't provide light level info, the DLA-NX9's Frame Adapt feature makes an educated guess about the best HDR settings based on scene-by-scene analysis. So you can always count on seeing a balanced, natural looking picture without having to fiddle with HDR settings each time.
There are lots of of HDR-encoded 4K movies and shows available from streaming services like Netflix® and Amazon Instant Video. Since the DLA-NX9 has no built-in web apps, you'll need to connect a 4K media streamer to explore this great-looking content. Of course, for the large images of projector systems, the ultimate high-resolution source is an Ultra HD Blu-ray player.
You're in control
Another standout feature of the DLA-NX9 is its lens. JVC developed a 100mm 18-element all-glass lens that provides exceptional sharpness and edge-to-edge focus. The motorized lens offers powered zoom, focus, and lens shift, ensuring pinpoint sizing and control of the image from the comfort of your viewing spot. The generous zoom and shift capabilities can easily accommodate most rooms.
An array of built-in controls let you fine-tune every aspect of picture quality. There are five preset picture modes — Natural, Cinema, HDR10, HLG, and Film — plus six customizable user modes to create and store your own. For experienced projector owners (or installers or calibrators) there's a full color management system for tweaking grayscale accuracy, provided you have the necessary measuring tools and test signals.
For the best picture quality from this 4K projector, we recommend using a 4K-rated projector screen.
- three 0.69" D-ILA panels with Full Digital Cinema 4K resolution (4096 x 2160 pixels each)
- 8K e-shift yields 8192 x 4320 projected image
- High Dynamic Range (HDR10, HLG) for extended picture contrast and brightness with HDR sources
- Auto Tone Mapping and Frame Adapt automatically optimize HDR image quality
- widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio (can also display 4:3 material)
- recommended image size: 60" to 200"
- light output: 2200 lumens
- native contrast: 100,000:1; dynamic contrast: 1,000,000:1
- adjustable dynamic iris can improve picture contrast and black levels
- 18-element, 16-group all-glass 100mm 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
- wide color gamut — covers 100% of DCI P3 standard
- 10-bit processing enables over one billion colors
- color management system with 6-axis matrix
- THX® 4K Certified
- 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 (standard-throw)
- lens shift image adjustment (powered, horizontal and vertical)
- vertical keystone correction
- 9-setting Installation Mode lets you easily customize picture settings/lens positions
- 2 HDMI 2.0 inputs
- 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 synch emitter
- detachable power cord
- 265-watt NSH lamp (lasts up to 4500 hours in Low mode)
- illuminated remote control
- can be placed on a tabletop or ceiling-mounted (mounting bracket sold separately)
- 19-3/4"W x 9-1/4"H x 20-1/2"D
- weight: 48 lbs.
- warranty: 3 years parts & labor carry-in service (1 year or 1000 hours on lamp)
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- this projector does not include any type of built-in TV tuner
- MFR # DLA-NX9R
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More details on the JVC DLA-NX9
Features & specs
|3D-Capable||Active (req. optional emitter)|
|Resolution (pixels)||4096 x 2160|
|Contrast Ratio||100,000:1 native|
|Approximate Lamp Life||4500 hrs. (Low)|
|Brightness (in ANSI Lumens)||2200|
|Vertical Lens Shift||Yes|
|Horizontal Lens Shift||Yes|
|Vertical Keystone Correction||Yes|
|Horizontal Keystone Correction||No|
|Parts Warranty||3 Years|
|Labor Warranty||3 Years|
|Type of Warranty Service||Carry-in|
|Wireless HDMI Input||No|
|Component Video Inputs||None|
|Composite Video Inputs||None|
|USB Media Port||No|