updated 02:45 am EDT, Tue September 11, 2007
JVC projectors, HDTVs
JVC launched three new HDTV sets at the CEDIA Expo -- the 37-inch LT-37X898, the 42-inch LT-42X898 and the 47-inch LT-47X898. The sets include Clear Motion Drive II, designed specifically for full HD (1920 x 1080) displays, purportedly improving motion detection fivefold compared to the original high speed driver. CMD II uses a frame doubling driver (120Hz) and motion interpolation. It also uses a 10 bit IPS LCD panel, which renders more than one billion colors. Other specifications include a contrast ratio of 2000:1, 4.5msec response rate, 500cd/m2 brightness, and a 178-degree viewing angle. The 37-inch LT-37X898, the 42-inch LT-42X898 and the 47-inch LT-47X898 will sell for about $2,100, $2,600 and $3,300, respectively. The company also dropped two new 1080p home theater projectors that deliver a native contrast ratio of 30,000:1 without inflationary tactics like a dynamic iris.
The projectors use a 0.7-inch full HD D-ILA, with three separate D-ILA devices: one each for red, green and blue. The projectors also offer HDMI 1.3, improved color rendition by broadening the color space, a motorized Fujinon 2x zoom lens, and customized on-screen gamma control. The projectors offer a 1920 x 1080 resolution. The 2x zoom lens made by Fujinon Corporation features a large-diameter, all-glass lens assembly with 16 elements in 13 groups. The projectors also feature ±80 percent vertical and ±34 percent horizontal lens shift and manual adjustment of gamma via the remote control and an on-screen display.
Both projectors also offer a V-Stretch function for the projection of extra wide screen anamorphic movies. The DLA-RS2 will be available through JVC Professional Products Company in November for less than $8,000. The DLA-HD100 will be available through JVC Company of America in November, also for less than $8,000.