JVC has sent out word that the company will be updating firmware later this year to further improve the HDR experience on its award-winning native 4K D-ILA projectors.
Though details were not provided, JVC says it will share a more formal description of what the update entails coinciding with next month's Virtual CEDIA Expo trade show, the COVID-forced online version set to take place September 15-17.
JVC says this will be a free update to all owners of the models DLA-RS1000, DLA-RS2000, and DLA-RS3000 professional series projectors and those of their consumer-line counterparts, the DLA-NX5, DLA-NX7, and DLA-NX9. The new firmware specifically addresses the Frame Adapt HDR feature that was introduced to the line-up via firmware in late 2019. As described in detail in our review of the Editor's Choice-winning RS2000/NX7 from last fall, the Frame Adapt feature dynamically adjusts the projector's tone-mapping on a frame-by-frame basis to deliver a seamless viewing experience that with most HDR content requires no manual adjustments to optimize the image. Critically, the system proved in testing to provide extremely granualar tuning that took already excellent automatic HDR tone-mapping (based on program metadata) to another level of performance.
There is no fixed schedule for the release of the new firmware, but a JVC official said it would before the end of the year, "hopefully in line with typical timing for a new model launch."