twice connect

JVC Unveils D-ILA Prototype

9/29/2003 02:00:00 AM Eastern

INDIANAPOLIS — JVC used CEDIA to mark its return to the D-ILA rear-projection category by showing a prototype rear-projection HDTV display based on a new chip design.

JVC said it may introduce a new generation of D-ILA home theater products next year, after a brief flirtation with the technology in its now discontinued D'Ahlia model. The company's professional products group, however, has continued to offer a full line of D-ILA front projectors for high-end home theater and commercial markets.

The demonstration model in the booth of the consumer products group was 60W-inches and listed as the Z795. It was based on a new 0.7-inch 720p D-ILA chip, which JVC has earmarked for rear-projection applications.

JVC's Professional group, meanwhile, introduced a new three-chip D-ILA home theater front projector called the DLA-HX1U. It features a 16:9 native aspect ratio and 1,400 by 768 resolution, and will carry a $11,995 suggested retail price when it ships in December.

JVC's consumer group also unveiled its first LCD TVs including a 26W-inch with 1,024 by 768 resolution and DVI-HDCP. It will ship in October at a $2,999 suggested retail price.

At the same time, JVC will ship a 42W-inch HD plasma monitor, which will carry a $6,499 suggested retail price. The PDP will offer 1024 by 768 resolution and will carry DVI-HDCP inputs.

JVC said it will also offer EchoStar's hi-def PVR in the TU-DVR921 under its brand.

The unit will include a dual-tuner DISH Network HD capable satellite receiver that outputs 480i, 480p, 720p and 1,080i signals. It features DVI-HDTV with HDCP content protection and component video outputs, "DishWire" A/V connector for use with select IEEE 1394 products, and integrated 8VSB and NTSC tuners for reception of off-air analog and digital broadcasts.

The PVR will include a 250GB hard drive, and will carry a nationally advertised price of $999.95.

NATM Annual Meeting

Besides the usual business of planning out the

Ultra HD OLED TVs In IFA Spotlight

At IFA, all Ultra HD makers are quickly expanding

Jack Wayman, the Father Of International CES

Tributes continue to pour in for Jack Wayman, who

Nationwide PrimeTime 2014

Scenes from Nationwide PrimeTime buy fair held in