SXGA+ (1365x1024), 1000 ANSI Lumens,Post your own User Review
30.8 lbs, $17,500 (MSRP)
by Video pro - Mar 23, 2005
This projector is not only a workhorse that will give the user many years of pure joy, but is also undersevedly ignored. DILA technology overcomes most of the shortcomings of LCD and DLP projectors. However, even magazines like "What Hi-Fi" gets it's facts wrong and lists JVC DILA projectors as "DLP" technology. It is therefore no surprise that another user here posts that this projector uses three lamps - fact is this projector uses only one lamp, a 400w high pressure xenon lamp, the kind used in movie theaters, which gives the best quality light and colors. It splits the beam using three polarizers, so there is no need for three light sources.
The projector is built like a tank, and most of the people who bought one of these many years ago (1998) are still using them and can't find a projector that will justify a new purchase.
This projector does benefit a lot from good callibration; it is not necessary, but for serious enthusiasts or pros, callibration will make a big difference, and will narrow whatever gap there is in the contrast ration dept. compared to newer DLP projectors.
So far we have changed light bulbs, using cermax 420w lamp, and the unit is still running strong - with average daily use of about 3-4 hrs, for three years. No dead pixels, no image fade, or burn-in, no breakdowns or problems, only great picture. The "low" refresh rate of "only" 75hz is a non-issue: picture on the regular TV refreshes only 30 times per second, and in a movie theater the refresh is even less: 24hz. Therefore, 75hz is by all standards more then enough. Even for computer display, anything above 70hz is considered plenty. Also, don't forget that this projector has a constant light source, it does NOT refresh the picture - 75hz is just the refresh rate that it can take from your computer.