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JVC UNVEILS BREAKTHROUGH QXGA RESOLUTION D-ILA PROJECTORWorld's Highest Resolution (2048 x 1536), Super Contrast and High Brightness
Las Vegas, NV (INFOCOMM, June 13 - 15, 2001) - JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY unveils a breakthrough in digital projector resolution with the announcement of the JVC QXGA Super Contrast D-ILA projector with native 2048 x 1536 resolution. With a contrast ratio greater than 1000:1 and packed with 7,000 ANSI lumens of brightness, this QXGA D-ILA projector outperforms all competing projectors for applications on screens up to 30-feet across.
Boasting an incredible industry-best resolution of 2048 x 1536, the JVC QXGA D-ILA projector meets the SMPTE DC 28.8 study group and American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) members 2000 lines of resolution standard for Digital Cinema. JVC's QXGA D-ILA chip radically improves available resolution to 3.15 million pixels, giving the displayed images a richness and smoothness that mimics the texture of 35 mm film.
QXGA is the highest level of digital projection resolution in the world to date, and JVC, with its proprietary D-ILA chip technology, is the first in the world to achieve it. The development of the QXGA chip represents a continuing stage in the evolution of JVC's large-screen systems that is being closely watched by Hollywood studios, producers and artists, as well as industry groups including SMPTE, ASC, MPA and ETC.
To meet the needs of the emerging high-resolution Digital Cinema industry, the JVC QXGA D-ILA projector draws on the film-like properties inherent in the D-ILA device, namely high resolution, high contrast ratios, vivid and smooth movement, finely graded gray scales, pure colors, and more.
The JVC QXGA D-ILA projector has sufficient resolution to display full-quality, full-spec HDTV, including 720P, 1080P and 1080i, through its HD-SDI inputs. In addition to Digital Cinema applications, the QXGA D-ILA projector provides for precision graphic display in such applications as design, research, simulation and health care. This powerful high resolution projector is ideal for staging/rental, post production telecine transfer labs, screening digital dailies, and HDTV applications such as theme parks, museums and other specialized applications requiring ultra high-resolution imaging. With variable scan rates of 31.5 - 135 kHz horizontal and 48 - 120 Hz vertical, and modular input configuration, the QXGA D-ILA delivers high resolution, and is able to display virtually any signal.
To achieve superb color richness and accuracy, the QXGA D-ILA utilizes 10-bit digital color processing and 12-bit gamma correction. The unit incorporates an adjustable color temperature, and is stackable up to 3 units for larger venues or for increased brightness. Horizontal and vertical lens shift capability increases its functionality.
Proprietary D-ILATM Technology
The D-ILA (Direct-Drive Image Light Amplifier), JVC's own development, is a unique 1.3-inch diagonal reflective CMOS chip which is addressed digitally by the source signal. Packing 3.1 million pixels onto the chip with a tiny 13.5 micron pitch between pixels produces a very smooth, silky image. By minimizing the space between pixels, the D-ILA's high-density structure and extra-high aperture ratio of 93% effectively eliminate stripe noise and produce crisp, clear images from edge to edge with well-defined details and vivid, true-to-life colors. The driving IC substrate is located behind the liquid crystal layer, making it possible to achieve much higher levels of brightness and resolution than with conventional devices.
Another advantage of the D-ILA device is the vertical alignment ("homeotropic" structure) of the liquid crystal layer. This ensures that projected images have extra-high contrast and makes it possible to accurately reproduce even subtle gradation differences between the lighter and darker parts of the projected image.
High-resolution photos and color brochures are available on the Web at JVC's Media Resource Page: www.jvc.com/pro/infocomm.
JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY, headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, distributes a complete line of presentation, broadcast and professional equipment. For additional information about the QXGA projector, or any of JVC's products, please contact JVC, at 1-800-JVC-5825, or Barbara Brown of R&J at 973-331-1070, or visit JVC's Web site at www.jvc.com/pro.
D-ILA is a registered trademark of The Victor Company of Japan Ltd.