It’s no longer a rumor! JVC has officially announced three new home theater laser projectors as part of their Procision and Reference series. This furthers their push to revolutionize the industry with the most exciting line of home cinema projectors they have ever offered.
Introducing the newest JVC laser projectors for home theater:
As we thought, these JVC laser projectors will be utilizing their BLUEscent laser technology. The completely redesigned BLUEscent laser phosphor light source incorporates a new compact design, higher output and higher efficiency with quieter operation. This new design offers these laser light source home theater projectors 20,000+ hours of maintenance free performance at full power.
These new JVC projectors are utilizing the same efficient chassis design as their predecessors in the bulb based NX series.
8K Laser Projectors
The most surprising thing about this announcement is that all three units will upscale to 8k using pixel shift technology essentially making these 8K laser projectors. We were expecting just the top model. A very awesome surprise to be sure.
All JVC DLA projectors offer a three-year warranty with the first year of being an advanced replacement.
When will these projectors be available for sale?
These new JVC projectors will start shipping in October 2021. We anticipate supplies will initially be limited.
That said you can get your new JVC laser projector first if you pre-order with one of the projection experts at ProjectorScreen.com. To pre-order Give us a call at (888)392-4814
Let’s break down these three new JVC home theater laser projectors.
Laser Home Theater Projector
The DLA-NZ9 and the pro-model DLA RS4100 will offer a 3000 lumen BLUEscent laser light source. The NZ9 beats it’s bulb based predecessor, the NX9 by 800 lumens. This is way brighter than we initially expected. When paired with an ambient light rejecting screen could take your JVC projector out of the home theater and into the living room.
Pixel perfect 8K display utilizes JVC’s newest form of pixel shifting technology, 8K eshiftX. This technology is the upgrade to their already revolutionary 8K e-shift.
Of course the JVC NZ9 still delivers an incredible picture for 4K resolution content.
The JVC NZ9 will feature a premium 100 millimeter all glass lens with 18 elements in 16 groups. This finely crafted lens ensures the highest 8K resolution from corner to corner with improved brightness.
The NZ9 projector is driven by a three chip 0.69-inch native 4K D-ILA chipset giving it an incredibly sharp and detailed image.
JVC has long been known for high contrast optics, the NZ9 and RS 4,100 are no exception. These home theater laser projectors provide an over 100,000:1 native contrast ratio thanks to an upgraded high contrast optical block to ensure you get the very best picture quality, even on the largest home theater screens. While being a laser projector, the DLA NZ9 offers infinite dynamic contrast.
Inputs and Connectivity
The NZ9 is the world’s first home theater model to feature 8K/60p/4K120p inputs. It will feature 2 new 48 gigabit per second HDMI inputs to support today's high resolution and high frame rate gaming systems.
It also features a Low Latency Mode to suppress display delay for faster response when receiving signals from PC and game consoles like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
This laser projector boasts industry leading HDR performance. Frame Adapt HDR with Theater Optimizer ensures that dynamic tone mapping is done automatically each and every time you play HDR content, thus ensuring bright scenes aren't clipped and dark scenes aren’t crushed. HDR10+ builds on that dynamic tone mapping to ensure the HDR10+ content is played back the way the director intended.
The DCI-P3 cinema filter, contained within the JVC NZ9, creates saturated, beautiful images that come to life. This incredible laser projector from JVC delivers over 100% of the DCI-P3 color space.
It even supports 3D!
JVC DLA-NZ9 Price
The JVC DLA-NZ9 will retail for $24,999.95 making it a pricey home theater option but for those who want the absolute best picture quality in their home theaters and even living room and want to future proof their entertainment investment, it’s a small price to pay for perfection.
The NZ8 and pro model DLA RS3100 are in the middle of their two sibling projectors.
Just like the NZ9, the NZ8 offers incredible visuals, fantastic contrast and industry leading HDR support.
The JVC NZ8 offers 2500 lumens of brightness, not as bright as the NZ9, but still brighter than other bulb based JVC projectors.
It provides a fantastic native contrast ratio of 80,000:1 and features a premium 65 millimeter all glass lens. These combined with JVC’s three chip 0.69-inch native 4K D-ILA chipset provide an incredibly sharp and detailed image.
This middle grade brand new JVC projector retails for around $15,000.
The JVC NZ7 and JVC DLA-RS2100 are the little siblings of the NZ9 and NZ8 but that doesn’t mean they're not top of the line home theater projectors that any enthusiast would love. The JVC DLA-NZ7 home cinema projector sports a 40,000:1 native contrast ratio and 2200 lumens of brightness.
Just like its more powerful higher end options, the NZ7 contains the same technology JVC is known for to give you the absolute best image possible for your home cinema enjoyment.
The JVC DLA NZ7 retails for less than $10,000 making it a great choice for a more budget conscious home theater.
Order Your New JVC Laser Projector from ProjectorScreen.com
Clearly, JVC is laser-focused (pun intended) on offering these new models with innovative technology that provides home theater enthusiasts like you with performance that is guaranteed to exceed your expectations.
When you buy your JVC laser projector from ProjectorScreen.com you know you’re buying from an authorized JVC retailer, that will give you the best price possible, along with industry leading expert support.
Get your pre-order in today and be the first to take home one of these three fantastic laser home theater projectors from JVC.
JVC has not confirmed or denied any of the information in this article.
According to our sources, after three years of ruling the home theater projector space with their line of NX projectors including the JVC NX5, NX7 and NX9, JVC is ready to take another monumental leap ahead of the pack by adding laser projectors for home cinema.
We are expecting JVC to announce these new home theater projectors at the CEDIA Expo in September 2021.
These models are expected to come equipped with JVC’s latest laser light technology that is found in their flagship RS4500 model. On top of that, the lumen output is likely going to be significantly increased compared to the DLA-NX and RS series. This would potentially bring these incredible projectors out of the basement and into the living room when paired with a proper projector screen.
The chassis likely has a modular structure in order to implement either a laser light source or a lamp based light source. This means the new line of JVC projectors would look similar to the current NX line but with different guts. It’s possible they might even be the same housing as the NX series.
When Will They Be Released?
Rumors have been circulating for weeks that JVC will unveil the successor to the JVC DLA-NX series in 2021.
We expect them to make the official announcement at the CEDIA Expo in September.
However it likely won't be released for sale possibly until Q2 of 2022.
JVC 8K Laser Projector
One of the most exciting things about these new JVC laser projectors is that at least the top model will likely upscale to 8K. However it might even be a native 8K laser projector!
It's believed the other two lower tier projectors will still be 4K laser projectors.
This would be similar to the 8K resolution of the JVC NX-9.
BLU-ECENT LASER LIGHT
The most spectacular innovation for these home cinema laser projectors from JVC is undoubtedly the BLU-Ecent laser light technology.
This is the same laser light technology found in the $25,000 JVC DLA-RS4500K Pro model but now available for residential users.
The technology in the BLU-Ecent system is similar to the NX series except instead of using traditional projector lamps the projector uses blue laser diodes that are run through a series of filters and then reflected off the D-ILA chips to produce the image you see on the screen with incredible details and colors.
The advantage of the BLU-Ecent laser light technology over a more traditional bulb is the extended lamp-life. The laser light source typically have a lamp life between 25,000 - 30,000 hours. That's five hours of film watching everyday for over 16 years!
No more needing to replace the expensive bulbs.
Another advantage of the BLU-Ecent laser technology compared to other laser projectors is that it doesn’t produce laser speckling.
Colors, Black Levels and Contrast Ratios
We don’t have any information on the picture quality, however with JVC’s reputation for high performance projectors we can expect the P3 color space to be fully covered, if not exceed, the Rec. 2020 color spectrum.
The black levels and contrast ratios are also all but guaranteed to be industry leading.
How Many Lumens Will The JVC Laser Projectors Have?
According to the speculated/rumored information, the light output is expected as follows:
- 2,000 lumens for the 4K laser entry-level model
- 2,500 lumens for the medium 4K laser model
- 3,000 lumens for the top laser model
This means a significant increase in light output compared to the NX series, particularly from the top model. There is some speculation they may produce lumens but these brightness levels would be in line with other newly released laser projectors like the LG HU810P.
However, because of technical reasons, they probably won’t be much brighter because a much larger housing would be required to cool off the unit so as not to damage the delicate D-ILA chips.
Extensive Equipment and Technology Included
The new series is expected to have three D-ILA chips with a native 4K resolution of 4,096 x 2,160 pixels. All-glass lenses are expected to be used so that ultra high resolution completely shows up on your projector screen for truly cinematic viewing.
These new JVC projectors will most certainly also include Frame Adapt HDR and Theater Optimizer for dynamic tone mapping.
The interframe calculation has been further improved.
HDMI 2.1 ports may be considered, but we’re not positive, as there are probably still problems with chip production due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Motor zoom, focus, lens shift, 3D capabilities and High Dynamic Range (HDR) complete the equipment package.
How Much Will the New JVC Laser Projectors Cost?
Information on the pricing of these projectors is purely speculative.
Based on what happened when the DLA-NX series was released we anticipate that these new units will be a thousand or two more than the current pricing of the older models.
Some other sources are putting the price tag closer to $10k, $15k and $25k respectively.
We weren’t able to confirm if JVC will continue to produce the line of NX projectors.
We’ve been eagerly awaiting any snippet of information we can get our hands on. So far, there are a ton of reasons to get excited for the new JVC laser projectors.
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