JVC DLA-X970R D-ILA projector reviewed @ HTR

1080p projectors accepting 4K inputs and doing some fancy downscaling are becoming more common. Here we have a reasonably pricey ($10K) JVC reviewed at Home Theater Review. Frankly, I’m a bit confused though. If it were me, there are a few native 4K projectors within stretch (or saving) distance…

In comparison, the DLA-X970R is a steal at $9,999. This is a D-ILA (aka LCoS) projector with a rated light output of 2,000 lumens and a rated native contrast ratio of 160,000:1. It features an auto iris to improve dynamic contrast, Clear Motion Drive technology to reduce motion blur and film judder, and active 3D capability with the addition of an optional 3D emitter and glasses. In stepping down from the Reference Series to the X970R, you lose the laser light source and the native 4K resolution; as you probably already know, e-shift projectors are technically 1080p projectors that employ pixel-shifting technology to improve pixel density and simulate 4K detail. Just like with last year’s models, all three 2017 Procision projectors accept 4K input signals and support the HDR10 High Dynamic Range format. The X770R and X970R models add support for the wider DCI-P3 color gamut, as well as THX certification. Improvements to this year’s Procision line include a modest step up in brightness (a 100-lumen increase for each model), the use of full-bandwidth 18-Gbps HDMI 2.0b inputs to ensure the passage of 4K/60p 4:4:4 signals, and the addition of a low-latency mode for gaming.