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.

JVC DLA NX7 FrontRightAngle2
JVC's late-generation native 4K projectors, including the DLA-NX7/DLA-RS2000 shown here, are eligible for a free Frame Adapt HDR update before year end.

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."

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Neil Lumbard Posted Aug 11, 2020 6:57 PM PST
Hoping for the new models to have HDMI 2.1! The requirement for providing perfect a/v sync sounds promising, as do the myriad of other features.

Would also be interesting to see if a native 8K projector is introduced as well. If HDMI 2.1 and native 8K is added to a new JVC model, as a top-tier model, it would be a must-own!
Rob Sabin, Editor Posted Aug 12, 2020 8:22 AM PST
No new models discussed by JVC, Neil -- just this firmware update to the existing line that is now about 18 months old. It's obviously a significant enough improvement that they feel they can crow about it, but these projectors are all HDMI 2.0. But we can dream about what they may have in the works.
Neil Posted Aug 12, 2020 1:42 PM PST
Thanks for the response Rob. I believe we may see a new model in 2021.

The quote in the article saying it would launch hopefully around the time of a typical product launch is intriguing.

Makes me wonder if we will soon be seeing a new, upgraded line of NX projectors. I hope so. I am holding off on buying one as I want HDMI 2.1.
Theo Posted Aug 13, 2020 3:50 PM PST
I will be waiting for JVC to make a DILA projector that uses 3 lasers for each color and to support HDMI 2.1. for me to spend $150,000 dollars.
Peter Larsson Posted Aug 14, 2020 5:13 AM PST
I really do not understand the need for HDMI 2.1 and 8k? Thanks for the article though, since I am an owner of N5 it is really good news that there is likely to be an improvement to an alraedy really good and valuble feature like DTM, I just love it.

And then as a first comment you see a wish for HDMI 2.1 and 8k... What can one say... Where do you find and source material for 8k and why HDMI 2.1 Neil? Why not instead focus on the good news instead of asking for features that you dont need and have any for.
Umesh Kumar Posted Aug 20, 2020 5:10 PM PST
Well said...! I don’t think you will find any content for 8k. Between by the time HDMI 2.1 comes, they will be talking about 10k. They already are. 😅

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