Wayne, N.J. -
said Tuesday that four D-ILA projectors recently unveiled at CEDIA Expo have qualified as the world's first projectors to gain THX 3D Display certification.
The four projectors will be available later this month and include the DLA-RS60/DLA-X9 models carrying $11,995 suggested retails each, and the DLA-RS50/DLA-X7 carrying $7,995 suggested retails, each. The RS or Reference Series models are carried by JVC's Professional Products Group, while the X7 and X9 models are carried by JVC U.S.A's consumer business unit.
The models were still undergoing THX testing at the time of CEDIA Expo and could not be announced as certified at that time, JVC said.
During the certification process, more than 400 laboratory tests were conducted, evaluating color accuracy, cross-talk, viewing angles and video processing to ensure the high quality 3D and 2D display performance that home theater enthusiasts demand.
The JVC projectors have one button solutions for optimized playback of 3D and 2D movies - THX Cinema Mode to ensure that color reproduction, luminance, blacks, gamma and video processing matches what the filmmaker intended, and THX 3D Cinema Mode, which extends this same level of accuracy for 3D broadcasts and Blu-ray Discs, the company said.
THX 3D Cinema Mode is designed to deliver highly accurate color in 3D, while minimizing sources of cross-talk and flicker, JVC said. All THX modes on JVC projectors can be accessed by THX professional calibrators.
Besides the four THX Certified models, JVC announced two additional new 3D-enabled projectors, the DLA-RS40 and DLA-X3, also to be available later this month at $4,495 each.
Both offer 50,000:1 native contrast ratio, come with a two-year warranty and are compatible with JVC's PK-AG1 active shutter 3D Glasses and PK-EM1 3D Signal emitter (sold separately).
The PK-AG1 3D glasses ($179) and PK-EM1 3D signal emitter ($79) will also be available in late November, JVC said.