JVC Announces 4K/HDR Compatible DLP Projector With 3,000 Lumen Laser Light Source
New LX-NZ3 features JVC’s HDR Auto Tone Mapping to optimize HDR images
LONG BEACH, Calif., August 30, 2019 – JVC today announced a new 4K/HDR-compatible home theater projector with a laser light source that provides high resolution, high brightness, and long life. The new JVC LX-NZ3 also features JVC’s Auto Tone Mapping to automatically deliver the best possible HDR images.
The new LX-NZ3 uses a BLU-Escent laser light source to achieve 3000 lumens brightness and long life, which makes the projector an ideal choice for use in living rooms and family rooms.
BLU-Escent laser light source achieves 3000 lumens brightness and 20,000-hour long-life illumination - Thanks to the high brightness, a fully darkened room is not required to achieve excellent image quality, allowing the projector to be used in typical living and family room settings with high ambient light. Regardless of the room design, the projector delivers high-quality HDR images with wide dynamic range.
Supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) content- The new projector supports HDR content, both HDR10 adopted for UHD Blu-ray and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) adopted for broadcast cable, satellite and live TV. Furthermore, the LX-NZ3 automatically switches to the optimal picture mode based on the signal detected so users can enjoy HDR content without the need for manual adjustments.
Auto Tone Mapping automatically optimizes settings for HDR10 content *1 - HDR10 content brightness varies greatly from one release to another. To optimize performance based on content, the LX-NZ3 is equipped with Auto Tone Mapping that reads content brightness metadata (Max CLL / FALL *2) and automatically adjusts brightness settings based on that information.
* 1: In the case of content that does not contain mastering information, it will refer to a fixed value or need manual adjustment.
* 2: MaxCLL (Maximum Content Light Level), MaxFALL (Maximum Frame Average Light Level)
Wide lens shift with ± 60% vertical, ± 23% horizontal range with 1.6x zoom -The LX-NZ3 features lens shift with a wide ± 60% vertical, ± 23% horizontal range, and is equipped with a 1.6x zoom lens that supports a projection distance of 9.8 feet to 15.7 feet for a 100-inch screen. This flexibility allows placement in a wide range of environments without the need for keystone correction, which can degrade image quality.
Dynamic light source control achieves high image quality and infinitecontrast - With mechanical apertures, there is some delay when adjusting light output, but JVC’s laser light source can control light output instantaneously, so dynamic brightness adjustment is possible with little or no delay. By controlling the output of the laser according to the brightness of the scene, the LX-NZ3 can reproduce images closer to reality. Moreover, when a complete black signal is input, contrast of infinite:1 can be achieved by controlling the laser output.
High-resolution 4K image from a compact projector - The LX-NZ3’s compact size is in part thanks to its use of the 0.47-inch Digital Micromirror Device, which allows the projector to deliver high-resolution 4K images from a device that can be easily placed on a shelf, on a table or discreetly installed in a living or family room.
Two cabinet colors available -- black and white - JVC offers the LX-NZ3 in either black or white cabinets, so users can choose a color that best works with their room.
The JVC LX-NZ3 will be available in late November for $3,699.95.
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