JVC DLA-HD750 D-ILA Projector

March 5, 2009

HD750By now many of you JVC aficionados have heard about the DLA-HD750, JVC’s upgrade to the HD100. By all accounts the 750 appears to improve on the HD1/HD100 quite nicely, admittedly there really wasn’t a lot to improve for the average user but one thing that immediately comes to mind is the increased brightness; 200 or so lumens better than the DLA-HD100.

Aside from the increased lumens, another much appreciated improvement over the older JVC DLA’s is color accuracy; it would seem as if all but the harshest critics of prior color performance have been satisfied.

Updated changes/additions to the DLA-HD750 include HQV Reon-VX video processing, the aforementioned full color-management system, and a 16-step adjustable iris. The Zoom, focus, and vertical/ horizontal lens shift are all now motorized whereas only focus and zoom were motorized with the HD100.

Another “feature” worth mentioning is that the projector has received THX video certification. In essence, this new stamp of approval from THX certifies the display has met or exceeded THX’s minimum performance benchmarks and that it features THX cinema mode (“THX Mode is promoted as being a pre-set calibration to industry picture standards).  One change from the previous HD100 I’m not all that pleased with however is the relocation of the input panel from the rear to the side.

First hand reports from the field give big thumbs up to the increased brightness and a noticeably improved user interface. Others have reported an across the board improvement over the HD100 with the exception of an ever so slightly softer image. The sharpness issue should however be taken in context, one man’s slightly softer is another’s “film-like”. Its predecessor could hardly be considered soft so the distinction may be lost on many.

Regardless if you’re in the market for a front projector (at any price) you owe it to yourself to see the JVC D-ILA’s. Even if the 750 is out of your price range, the DLA-HD350 (suggested retail $5,999) can be found for $3,995.00 or less and considering that the 350 shares many of the 750’s feature-set, it’s another must-see.

Product Details – JVC –DLA-HD750
Retail – $7,500 – Available now
Resolution – 1920×1080
Brightness – 900 ANSI lumens
Contrast – 50,000:1
Inputs – HDMI 1.3 (2), Component (1), S-Video (1), Composite (1)
Display Technology – D-ILA ( Direct Drive Image Light Amplifier)
Native Aspect Ratio – 16:9
Projection size – 60 inches to 200 inches



Posted by Bryan Greenway | | Filed Under Home Theater Projectors


Comments

  • B.Greenway

    Hi Lee, punch in your info here

    http://maps.jvc.com/dealerList/

    That should point you in the right direction

  • B.Greenway

    Hi Lee, punch in your info here

    http://maps.jvc.com/dealerList/

    That should point you in the right direction

  • Lee Robertson

    I live in Abington PA. Where can I go see this projector displayed.

  • Lee Robertson

    I live in Abington PA. Where can I go see this projector displayed.