December 11, 2007,
Last March JVC started shipping the DLA-RS1, a 1080p projector featuring D-ILA technology (JVC's proprietary version of LCOS) with a high native contrast ratio of 15,000:1. This month, the DLA-RS2 comes to market, offering even higher performance at a higher price. JVC will continue to market both models at two different price points.
The differences between the RS1 and RS2 can be summarized as follows:
1. The contrast rating on the RS2 has been boosted to 30,000:1 native (that is, this rating is not inflated by the effect of a dynamic iris, as it often is on competing units.)
ANSI lumens: 600
Contrast (full on/off): 30,000:1
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.
Data Compatibility: SXGA, XGA, SVGA, VGA
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.
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.
Replacement lamp cost: $399
Warranty: Two years (90 days on the lamp).