By Lam Seng Fatt
JVC’s DLA-NX9 projector, touted to be the world’s first 8K/e-shift home theatre projector will be launched in Malaysia by the end of this year.
Steven Woo of Klingen & Erles, the Malaysian distributor, said he will be bringing in the JVC DLA-NX9 projector in October or November.
He is planning to launch it in a special event in Kuala Lumpur. Details of the launch event have not be finalised yet and will be announced later.
Just four days ago, JVC launched the DLA-NX9 and four other native 4K projectors at the CEDIA Expo 2018 home technology show & conference in San Diego, California, United States. The JVC DLA-RS3000 from the Reference range, which is also an 8K/e-shift projector was also launched.
Steven Woo clarified that the JVC DLA-RS3000 is for the pro market in the United States. For Malaysia, he will be bringing in the JVC DLA-NX9 which is for the consumer market.
From the JVC website: “The DLA-NX9 is the world’s first 8K/e-shift home theater projector featuring new 0.69-inch native 4K D-ILA device with a whole new external design. 8K/e-shift technology together with its 100mm diameter all-glass lens achieves 8K-equivalent resolution (8192 x 4230) that rivals reality even on large screens.
“Unique Multiple Pixel Control technology converts FHD and 4K images to high-definition 8K images. Auto Tone Mapping function which automatically adjust settings based on the mastering information projects HDR10 content at optimum quality. Combining brightness of 2,200 lm, dynamic contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, and wide color gamut covering beyond the DCI-P3 range, the projector faithfully reproduces latest content including HDR10 and HLG.
“Renewed Clear Motion Drive together with Motion Enhance significantly reduces motion blur. Go further, and be the first to experience the high-definition, high-quality images exceeding 4K.”
Features of the JVC DLA-NX9 8K/e-shift projector:
* Complies with the latest HDMI/HDCP 2.2 standard to enable full spec 4K signal input with 18Gbps transmission band-width (4K60P 4:4:4, 4K60P 4:2:2/36-bit, 4K24P 4:4:4/36-bit)
* Light source: NSH 265 W lamp
* Resolution: 8192 x 4320 (with 8K/e-shift)
* Input connectors: HDMI x 2 (3D, Deep Color/HDCP 2.2)
* Output and control connectors: RS-232C (D-sub 9pin) x 1, LAN (RJ-45) x 1, Trigger x 1 (Mini jack), 3D Sync x 1 (Mini-DIN 3pin)
* 3D formats: Frame Packing, Side-by-Side (Half), and Top and Bottom
* JVCs proprietary 8K/e-shift technology reproduces image quality beyond 4K. (The projector does not support 8K signal input)
* New 0.69-inch 4K D-ILA (4096 x 2160) device x 3
*18-element, 16-group all-glass 100mm diameter high-quality lens
* Multiple Pixel Control image processor accurately reproduces images closer to the original
* High brightness of 2,200 lm provides vibrant and dynamic imagery
* Native Contrast Ratio of 100,000:1 translates to a spectacular Dynamic Contrast Ratio of 1,000,000:1
* Wide Color Gamut above exceeds DCI/P3 spec creating saturated, beautiful images that come to life
* Compatible with HDR technology that dramatically improves image quality that rivals real life.
* Auto Tone Mapping function automatically adjusts settings for optimum HDR10 image quality
* For easy reproduction, the projector switches automatically to HDR picture mode when HDR10 signals are received
* Display the MaxCLL and MaxFALL mastering data available for HDR content on some UHD Blu-ray discs
* Compatible with Hybrid Log-Gamma that is expected to be used widely in future broadcasting
* Installation Mode centrally manage nine settings related to installation to enjoy video best suited for each environment
* Nine settings of Installation Mode include Lens Control, Pixel Adjustment, Mask, Anamorphic on or off, Screen Adjust, Installation Style, Keystone, Pincushion, and Aspect; stored installation modes for various environments can be called up.
* Renewed Clear Motion Drive supporting 4K60P (4:4:4) signal improves moving images more than ever
* Motion Enhance technology reduces residual images and blurring that are often found in fast-moving images by optimally controlling the drive of D-ILA devices
* Low Latency Mode suppresses display delay for faster response when receiving signals from PC and game consoles
* Color Management System with 6-axis Matrix
* Auto-Calibration Function using an optical sensor* is capable of optimizing essential elements in the image, including color balance, gamma characteristics, color space and color tracking
* THX 4K Display Certification to ensure the precise reproduction of picture quality in 4K content, just as the original filmmaker envisioned.
* ISF C3 (Certified Calibration Controls) mode** to reproduce excellent picture quality optimized for specific environments.
* Wireless transmission options for 3D viewing: RF (radio frequency) system transmission with PK-AG3 3D Glasses for 100H continuous operation and PK-EM2 3D Synchro Emitter
The JVC DLA-NX9 8K/e-shift projector is priced at US$17,999.95.