About the JVC DLA-NZ8R
Add more drama to your home theater
Add more drama to your home theater
JVC projectors have long been favorites with videophiles, and these new 8K-capable models are among their finest ever. The DLA-NZ8R is built with precision optics to deliver a dramatic, accurate picture. It has cutting-edge connections and a long-lasting laser light source that offers enough brightness to fill screens up to 200 inches.
Ready for the future
The DLA-NZ8R's HDMI 2.1 inputs can support 4K at 120Hz — great for gaming on the big screen. But they are also future-ready for the next generation of content when it arrives — 8K. While the imaging chips in this projector are natively 4K, they use an upgraded version of JVC's pixel-shifting technology called e-shiftX.
To display all the pixels needed for 8K, each frame of video is divided four ways, and they flash very rapidly one after another, with the pixels shifted in four diagonal directions. Your eyes perceive it as a single fluid image containing all of the original detail in the 8K video signal — over 35 million pixels.
Contrast and black level are the two easiest picture characteristics to see, and JVC's D-ILA-based projectors excel at both. D-ILA stands for Digital Direct Drive Image Light Amplifier. The ‘NZ8R has three D-ILA chips — one each for the red, green, and blue primary colors. When combined with JVC's BLU-Escent™ laser phosphor light source and newly designed high-contrast optical block, they produce exceptional native contrast.
Automatic HDR adjustments
HDR (High Dynamic Range) expands overall picture contrast range with deeper blacks and brighter highlights. It also makes colors pop. The DLA-NZ8R supports the HDR10 and HDR10+ formats, and automatically switches to the correct picture mode when it detects the HDR signal.
The 'NZ8R's Frame Adapt feature dynamically tone-maps all HDR10 content on a frame-by-frame basis for the best brightness, color, and detail. And JVC's new Theater Optimizer feature automatically fine-tunes the HDR based on your installation characteristics and projector settings. That means you can always count on seeing a balanced, natural-looking picture without having to fiddle with HDR settings each time.
- three 0.69" D-ILA panels with Full Digital Cinema 4K resolution (4096 x 2160 pixels each)
- 4-phase 8K e-shiftX yields an 8K projected image (over 35 million pixels)
- 3rd-generation BLU-Escent laser diode/phosphor light engine delivers ultra-pure light with zero maintenance
- High Dynamic Range (HDR10, HDR10+, HLG) for extended picture contrast and brightness with HDR sources
- Theater Optimizer fine-tunes HDR based on projector settings and installation characteristics
- Frame Adapt automatically optimizes HDR10 image quality
- widescreen 16:9/17:9 aspect ratio (can also display 4:3 material)
- recommended image size: 60" to 200"
- light output: 2,500 lumens
- 80,000:1 native contrast ratio
- 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
- wide color gamut — covers 100% of DCI P3 standard
- 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
- ISF C3 (Certified Calibration Controls) for use in professional calibration
- two HDMI 2.1 inputs
- both inputs accept 8K/60p and 4K/120p signals
- both inputs are HDCP 2.3 compatible
- use an HDMI 2.1 cable to ensure the best possible picture quality
- 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
- 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
- laser diode light source lasts up to 20,000 hours
- ultra-quiet cooling fan (24 dB)
- this projector does not include a built-in TV tuner
- 19-3/4"W x 9-1/4"H x 22"D (includes allowance for cable connections)
- weight: 51 lbs.
- warranty: 3 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # DLA-NZ8R
What's in the box:
- Remote control (RM-MH27)
- 2 "AAA" 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||8K (35 million pixels)|
|Picture Size Range||60 to 200 inches|
|3D-Capable||Active (req. optional emitter)|
|Brightness (in ANSI Lumens)||2500|
|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||20,000 hrs.|
|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|
Native 4K Video Resolution: The DLA-NZ8 projector utilizes JVC's new 0.69-inch Native 4K D-ILA device and optical engine to exceed Full HD resolution 4x, displaying over 8.8 million pixels (4096x2160 pixels) for a true 4K ultra high definition video image that is full of detail, color, and contrast. The 0.69-inch Native 4K D-ILA device is paired with JVC's proprietary 8K E-shiftX Technology and Multiple Pixel Control (MPC) to enhance HD and 4K UHD video up to 8K for an even more beatiful and realistic video image.
- 8K E-shiftX Technology (4-Phase): By combining its 4K D-ILA device with JVC's proprietary 8K E-shiftX technology, the projector is able to produce an enhanced 8K (35 million pixels) ultra high definition video image on the big screen. Resolution in the vertical and horizontal directions is virtually quadrupled thanks to this E-shiftX technology, which shifts one pixel (up, down, left, and right) for every 0.5 pixels to produce an 8K image. Thanks to JVC's 4K D-ILA device and E-shiftX technology, the projector is able to reproduce the fine nuances and unique tone of a video image, enabling you to enjoy an 8K-resolution image with extreme realism and presence in your home theater environment.
- Multiple Pixel Control (MPC): 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.
Note: The JVC DLA-NZ8 is not a native 8K projector. It has a native resolution of 4K (8.8 million pixels) and uses E-shiftX technology to create an 8K (35 million pixels) video image.
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.
BLU-Escent Laser Light Technology: The DLA-NZ8 features JVC's latest proprietary blue laser diode light source, known as BLU-Escent. Combining the latest developed BLU-Escent technology with their own D-ILA device, which has high light utilization efficiency and a narrow gap between pixels, the JVC DLA-NZ8 enables detailed, smooth, and powerful video expression. With an increased brightness and contrast, the DLA-NZ8 projector ensures compatibility with larger screen sizes. What's more, peak brightness while projecting HDR sources has also been improved, creating an overwhelming sense of dynamic range and an opportunity to utilize 8K utral high definition for greater depth and dimensionality.
- High Brightness: JVC's BLU-Escent technology that is also featured in their professional projectors has been adopted for their home theater projectors to deliver high brightness of 2500 lumens. Thanks to the high brightness, a fully darkened room is not required to achieve excellent image quality, allowing the projector to be used in typical living and family room settings with high ambient light. Regardless of the room design, the projector delivers high quality HDR images with wide dynamic range.
- Dynamic Contrast: Compared to conventional mechanical aperture, the laser diode equipped on the laser light source allows dynamic control of brightness with only a slight delay. It is possible to reproduce images that are closer to human perception by controlling the output of the laser according to the brightness of the video scene. A 80,000:1 (native) / Infinity:1 (dynamic) contrast ratio has been achieved by controlling the laser output while the image is not displayed or detecting a signal.
- Wide Color Gamut: The use of a laser light source and cinema filters enables a wide color gamut equivalent to DCI-P3, not to mention BT.709. HDR content, as typified by UHD Blu-rays, uses a much wider color gamut than ever. When such content is projected on the DLA-NZ8 with a wide color gamut, it is possible to richly reproduce colours that were difficult to reproduce until now, such as the gradations of the sky and ocean, the contrast of red roses or a row of fresh green trees.
Note: The blue laser diode light source has a life expectancy of 20,000 hours.
All Glass Lens: A high-performance lens system is essential for displaying the 8K high-definition information. The DLA-NZ8 is equipped with a 65mm diameter lens (with an full aluminum lens barrel) which adopts an all glass design with 17 elements in 15 groups to display a fully focused 4K or 8K ultra high definition image to all corners of the projection screen.
- Lens Control: The DLA-NZ8 offers Focus, Zoom, and Shift adjustments. A powered 2x 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.
- Vertical Keystone: The DLA-NZ8 offers Vertical Keystone Correction (-7 to +7) to correct geometrical distortion that occurs when the projector is installed an an angle. Keystone correction can correct the shape of the image, if it is not rectangular. However, Keystone correction will degrade the image
- Installation Mode: The JVC DLA-NZ8 is equipped with a new Installation Mode that saves and recalls up to 10 different combinations of lens settings for ddifferent 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.
Dual HDMI 2.1 Inputs: The JVC DLA-NZ8 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/8K 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 8K or 4K/120Hz video content.
- 4K/8K Video Resolution: Both HDMI 2.1 inputs support 8K (7680 x 4320) @ 24/25/30/50/60Hz, 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-NZ8 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-NZ8 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-NZ8 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-NZ8, 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-NZ8 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-NZ8 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-NZ8 projector is capable of reproducing much smoother moving 4K and 8K images.
Video Settings: Today's diversified video signals require settings that match the input signals for viewing at an appropriate picture quality. The JVC DLA-NZ8 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-NZ8 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-NZ8 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 Options: The JVC DLA-NZ8 can be installed in front of your projection screen or behind your projector screen. It can be tabletop or ceiling mounted. When tabletop mounted, the height and angle of the projector can be adjusted by turning the feet from 0" to 0.2". The feet can be removed to reveal four M5 threaded inserts that can be utilized to ceiling mount the projector with an optional ceiling bracket (sold separately - see Accessories Tab). I .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 Distance Chart: 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|
Remote Control: In addition to controls on the projector, the DLA-NZ8 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. It 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-NZ8 projector via its rear-panel USB-A port.
Note: The USB-A port does not support audio, video, or photo playback.
The JVC DLA-NZ8R replaces these items
- 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
- native contrast: 100,000:1; dynamic contrast: 1,000,000:1