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JVC DLA-RS1U Projector JVC DLA-RS1U
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15000:1 Contrast Ratio
700 Lumens
Street Price: n/a
$5,495 MSRP

JVC DLA-RS1

Evan Powell, March 9, 2007

There has always been something appealing about JVC's "D-ILA" technology, which is their proprietary version of LCOS. On JVC's projectors, pixelation is virtually invisible, and they have always had a unique filmlike quality that surpasses that of LCD and DLP. Moreover, color precision on JVC projectors is always outstanding. But they have never captured much share of the home theater market due to features that were somewhat problematic-lower than average contrast, higher than average fan noise, unstylish casework design, high prices and expensive lamp replacements.

With the new JVC DLA-RS1, the truth has changed. In this one dramatic product release, JVC has swept all of these previous problems away. The RS1 is a 1080p resolution, D-ILA-based projector with extremely high contrast, very low fan noise, and the same pixel-free image with virtually perfect color processing we are used to seeing from JVC, all for a supremely competitive price of $6,295. The DLA-RS1 is without a doubt the finest projector JVC has ever made for the consumer marketplace.

Specifications

ANSI lumens: 700

Contrast (full on/off): 15,000:1

Light Engine: 1920x1080, native 16:9, 0.7" three-chip D-ILA (LCoS), with a 200W UHP lamp.

Video Compatibility: 1080p/60/50/24, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i. NTSC/PAL/SECAM.

Connection Panel: Two HDMI ports, one set of YPbPr Component inputs, one s-video port, one composite video port, one RS-232C port for service and remote control.

JVC DLA-RS1

Lens and Throw Distance: 2.0:1 manual zoom/focus lens with manual H/V lens shift. Throws a 100" diagonal 16:9 image from 10' to 20'.

Lamp Life: 2000 hours.

Warranty: Two years (90 days on the lamp).

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