8K e-shift Technology
“e-shift” is JVC’s proprietary high-resolution display technology that shifts a pixel by 0.5 pixels vertically and horizontally to achieve 4 times the pixel density of the original content. Ahead of the competition, JVCKENWOOD developed the 4K e-shift technology in 2011. Ever since, this technology has evolved and received a favourable response for its high resolution near native 4K using the FHD device. The 8K/e-shift technology adopted for the DLA-NX9 combines the “e-shift” technology with another proprietary technology, Multi Pixel Control, to convert Full HD and 4K-resolution images into 8K-equivalent resolution (8192 horizontal by 4320 vertical). The result is an eyeopening, high-definition display that is very close to the original subject*1.
*1:The projector does not support 8K signal input.
Multiple Pixel Control & 8K e-shift Processing
All D-ILA projectors feature original high-performance image processing technology, Multiple Pixel Control (MPC) that detects blurring generated from images taken with 4K cameras. Through analysing and correcting with an original algorithm, the MPC is an image processing technology capable of accurate reproduction closer to the original. Compared to conventional band processing, MPC achieves the utter reality of 4K quality by detecting and processing images in a higher frequency range to achieve exceptional presence and bokeh creating almost 3D feeling. On the high-end model DLA-NX9, the image processed with MPC is up-converted using 8K/e-shift technology to double the image information for displaying more realistic and smooth images closer to the original.
Equipped with refined 0.69″ native 4K D-ILA device and newly developed digital driver LSI for native 4K device
D-ILA projectors continue to evolve for the better. And, the projection device is at the heart of the projector. The latest three models feature an original native 0.69″ 4K D-ILA device, which was first adopted on model DLA-Z1 (released in December 2016); this device has been improved with process refinements on planarization and reflection efficiency to achieve higher contrast and brightness. Additionally, a dedicated driver LSI was also enhanced to simultaneously drive each of the three (R/G/B) native 4K D-ILA devices at high-speed 120fps. This ultra high-speed driving is enabled by adopting the latest high bandwidth memory (HBM) technology and uses a silicon interposer to process a large amount of data instantaneously. Furthermore, stable high-quality image projection can be achieved by equipping the new driver LSI with an original frame rate converter and various device correction functions. As a result, precise and smooth image projection unique to 4K native can be achieved with the combination of a new device and new driver LSI.
Equipped with All-glass, Wide-diameter, High-resolution Lens
The DLA-NX9 is equipped with an 18-element, 16-group all-glass lens featuring a full aluminium lens barrel. In order to project high-resolution images to every corner of the screen with the 100 mm diameter lens offering wide lens shift of ±100% vertically and ±43% horizontally, the projector adopts five ED lenses that take into account differences in the R/G/B refractive index to reduce chromatic aberration and colour fringing when lens shift kicks in to deliver precise reproduction of 8K-resolution projection. The DLA-N7 and DLA-N5 models feature a 17-element, 15-group all glass lens with 65 mm diameter to project fully focused 4K native resolution to all corners of the screen.
Exceptional motion image processing achieved with renewed Clear Motion Drive
The interpolation algorithm for JVC’s original Clear Motion Drive technology that reduces ghosting has been revamped to improve compensation accuracy in the periphery of intersecting objects. The improved algorithm now refers to more frames to increase precision of motion prediction and also reduces frame latency. Additionally, when Clear Motion Drive is set to “low”, it recreates the natural 24fps signal processing adopted on films, while pursuing an effect like dejuddering without a sense of discomfort. Added with Motion Enhance technology that optimally controls the driving performance of D-ILA drives by image characteristics, the projector is capable of reproducing much smoother moving 4K images.
Low Latency Mode Excellent for Projecting PC Content and Games
An increasing number of new generation game consoles capable of outputting high-spec 4K game images are now available, which leads to an increased demand among users who want to play 4K/HDR games on a big screen. D-ILA projectors feature an improved Low Latency Mode that ensures faster response with PC and game console content that require severe timing link between operation and on-screen image.
Industry Certified Projectors—THX 4K Display and ISF Certifications
The high-end DLA-NX9 is accredited with THX 4K Display, which was established to ensure that the certified projectors will precisely reproduce picture quality in home environments for both 2K and 4K content, “just as the original filmmaker envisioned”. Encompassing more than 400 laboratory tests to evaluate a projector’s colour accuracy, cross-talk, viewing angles and video processing, this certification helps to guarantee highdefinition quality. Additionally, all models are licensed with the ISF C3 (Certified Calibration Controls) mode, enabling trained dealers to professionally calibrate them to desired screen surfaces, lighting environments and video sources, and then securely store these precise settings into the projector.