4k e-shift2 is an exclusive JVC technology that allows us to produce projectors with 4 times the resolution while utilizing much of our existing infrastructure, keeping the projectors small and affordable.
For 2013, we've made significant upgrades to the original e-Shift-now called e-shift2-which include an all-new optical device, smarter Multiple Pixel Control technology, and improved enhancement & upscaling. All of this results in a picture with significantly improved contrast, and more natural color tones than on previous models.
With the previous version of e-shift, the original 1920 x 1080 signal was processed using a correlation detection algorithm to uncover detail that could be enhanced on a 4K display. With e-shift2, a much wider area is sampled-12 times as many pixels than previously-which results in improved edge transitions, zero aliasing and stair-stepping, and a significant increase in contrast in detailed areas. New sub pixels are generated based on this detection and a 3840 x 2160 frame is created and enhanced. Our new 8 band analysis filter delivers much more accurate smoothing and enhancement than the previous 2 band filter. The enhanced 4K frame is then temporally separated into subframes 1920 x 1080 pixels each and projected using a the D-ILA optical system through the e-Shift2 device. The original e-Shift device used liquid crystals to shift the subframes by 0.5 pixel both vertically and horizontally. Our new e-shift2 device shifts the image without the use of liquid crystals, resulting in better overall resolution linearity and ANSI contrast. This creates an image with 4 times the pixel density of the original content.
New Illumination System
A new 230W SHP lamp is rated for up to 4,000 hours in standard lamp mode or 3,000 hours in high lamp mode. A new lamp power supply is also incorporated. This new illumination system provides:
Improved brightness over the life of the lamp
The lamp warranty is now 1 year/1,000 hours
Three Chip D-ILA
D-ILA (Direct Drive Image Light Amplifier) was invented by JVC, and introduced in 1998. Through constant refinement, it has become the ultimate display technology for high-end, high definition home theater. D-ILA is a proprietary form of Liquid Crystal on Silicon. Because it is reflective, D-ILA is highly efficient, offering excellent brightness for today's most demanding sources, including 3D.
For a true cinema experience, a darkened room is best, but-with the proper screen-it's no longer mandatory. The combination of our latest generation optical engine, a new 230W Super High Pressure lamp and the highly reflective surface of the D-ILA device provide a remarkable picture with ample contrast even in a room with ambient light. JVC's exclusive 3-Chip D-ILA light engine provides the highest resolution and the best picture detail. Improved pixel alignment with negligible space between pixels ensures the greatest contrast and the highest light efficiency. JVC's unique polarized wire grid system further improves contrast and reduces light leakage.
D-ILA Procision projectors are characterized by natural pixel-free film-like images with smooth gray scale and rich, highly accurate colors, thanks to tightly-spaced pixels and liquid crystal blending. What's more, D-ILA chips have no spatial dithering that causes noise in the low black levels.
Contrast ratio - a specification that describes a device's ability to reproduce deep blacks and bright whites - is widely recognized as a key performance parameter for home theater display products. At JVC, we measure our Procision projectors' "native" contrast ratio - the intrinsic ability of the projector to show the complete range of image contrast simultaneously, without the use of a dynamic iris to artificially inflate contrast specifications.
For years, JVC has led the industry with projectors that produce the highest native contrast ratio. As a result, D-ILA Procision projectors reproduce the deepest blacks as well as vivid peak whites at the same time, for the most impactful images. JVC's Procision Series projectors are built around an exclusive optical engine that produces bright images with the highest native contrast. An upgraded wire-grid polarizer on the DLA-X55R reduces stray light caused by reflections and helps increase the native contrast ratio even further. The DLA-X55R achieves a stunning 90,000:1 native contrast ratio.
JVC has a long history of innovation in 3D. Today, JVC studio monitors are used in movie production and broadcast quality JVC processors are the defacto standard for advanced 2D-3D conversion.
All JVC Procision X-Series models are 3D enabled. JVC uses a Frame Sequential Method that provides a full 1920 x 1080 resolution to each eye without crosstalk and flicker. Images are so realistic and so natural-looking that it's like being pulled into the scene. With the frame sequential method, separate left-eye and right-eye images are alternated and require active shutter glasses to perceive the image correctly. Optional RF active shutter glasses and an RF emitter are available for the DLA-X55R.
3D is an immersive experience. To truly appreciate it, a large screen is required. JVC D-ILA Procision projectors are the best way to enjoy 3D without compromise. These projectors make it possible to enjoy 3D with an engaging cinematic size that even the largest flat panel TV just can't match. JVC Procision projectors deliver a 3D experience that far exceeds what a movie theater can offer.
The DLA-X55R Procision projector features a new 3D Processor with reduced 3D ghosting & cross talk
New 3D RF Glasses & 3D RF Emitter (Optional)
Using RF technology, installation has been simplified. It is no longer necessary to aim the emitter.
Using RF technology also eliminates any possible interference with IR controlled equipment
The matching RF glasses have a range of 30 feet in any direction from the emitter, and are not affected if the viewer moves, or turns their head.
Uses technology derived from our $30,000 JVC Broadcast 2D to 3D processor
Includes user adjustments for 3D depth and sub-title geometry correction
Anamorphic Scaling for 3D
Vertical Stretch Scaling is available in both 2D and 3D modes
This makes it easy to use an Anamorphic lens and a Cinemascope format screen with a JVC projector in both 2D and 3D
PK-AG3 3D RF Glasses (Optional)
Active Shutter Technology
Optically matched for high brightness and color accuracy
3D/2D Mode Select
USB charging cable and protective bag provided
100 hour operation with full 2.5 hour charge
Weight: 1.34 ounces
Compatible with PK-EM2 3D RF Emitter. As a set, the PK-AG3 & PK-EM2 may be used with previous JVC 3D Projectors
JVC chooses to use Active Shutter Glasses on our 3D projectors for several reasons:
They provide full frame 1920 x 1080 HD for each eye.
The same screen can be used for 2D and 3D. This eliminates the need to purchase an additional screen, saving installation time and cost, as well as reducing clutter.
Active Shutter Glasses facilitate the use of a single optical engine, eliminating the need for a second projector or optical engine. This simplifies product design and provides better quality optics and imaging devices without increasing cost.
PK-EM2 3D RF Emitter (Optional)
Simple Installation: Plugs into back of projector
RF technology provides approximately 30 foot range in all directions when used with the PK-AG3 glasses
Used with a Cinemascope screen to display images from 2.35:1 video that are 75% larger and without letterbox bars, instead of 33% smaller and with letterbox bars, as is the case with fixed 16:9 displays.
Lens memory makes it possible to maintain a constant viewing height with various aspect ratios. Movies can be viewed at the same height as network programming, but with an expanded width for a more engaging experience-the way Hollywood intended.
JVC has enhanced Lens Memory for 2013 with increased precision. The DLA-X55R offers 5 lens memories.
All JVC Procision projectors use a premium lens that offers both the highest resolution and the easiest installation.
Many home theaters have obstructions or other installation challenges. With a 100" wide screen, a 2X Zoom makes it possible to set up the projector as close as 11 feet or as far away as 23 feet. The ±80% vertical and ±34% horizontal lens shift enables far more flexibility in setting up the projector, as it allows the projected picture to be easily moved horizontally or vertically. As a result, the projector does not need to be perfectly centered with the screen. Motorized control of the zoom, focus and lens shift permits adjustment from the remote for easiest operation.
Color Management System
The DLA-X55R features an improved 7-Axis Color Management System. In addition to the ordinary 6-axis matrix of red, green, blue, cyan, magenta and yellow; a seventh matrix for orange is included. The CMS provides for precise adjustment of hue, saturation and brightness for each color to allow accurate calibration of the projector's color gamut.
The addition of the orange axis also helps pinpoint the color spectrum for skin tones. For improved operability, only the color being adjusted is shown on the screen while the others are displayed in black and white.
Advanced Convergence Adjustment
The DLA-X55R is a precision display with excellent alignment of the imaging devices as they ship from the factory. For the ultimate in alignment, installers and advanced hobbyists can now utilize a new advanced convergence adjustment that can be applied in increments of 1/16th of a pixel to any of 121 different zones across the screen.
The DLA-X55R provides a range of predefined color profiles that offer faithful image quality with a wide variety of content.
Profiles were developed after analysis of film prints from major Hollywood filmmakers and other content, such as live concerts, animation, sports and music videos.
Screen Adjustment Modes
The quality of projected images varies depending on the type of screen and its RGB reflective characteristics. JVC D-ILA Procision projectors have screen adjustment modes that enable users to select the optimum mode to match those screen characteristics for more natural and balanced color reproduction. Users may select from up to 105 modes to match their specific screen characteristics. A current list of projection screens and their specific modes is available on from this link:Screen Model Chart
Clear Motion Drive
Clear Motion Drive improves video with rapid movement. JVC has further enhanced its detection interpolation technology through high precision algorithms. Two modes are available to smooth motion in a wider range of video content. Clear Motion Drive reduces blur that is generated by high speed scenes such as sporting events and high speed action sequences, enhancing the viewing experience.
All JVC D-ILA Procision projectors feature a user-friendly, ergonomic remote with full illumination. Direct access keys are provided for virtually every possible picture adjustment. Discrete input buttons allow for easy access to any source. Discrete power on/off controls & codes are essential for system integration.
A wide variety of methods are available for system control. All JVC D-ILA Procision projectors offer a 12V trigger that can be configured for use with either a motorized screen or with an anamorphic lens. A 3D Synchro connection is provided for the 3D Emitter. An RS-232 connection is provided for more advanced system integration. A LAN connection is provided on all Procision models for system control and easy firmware updates.
Full remote control of the projector is possible via iPhone®, iPad® or iPod Touch® when connected to a wireless router.
The World’s Most Affordable 4K Projector
4K e-shift2 smashes through the high definition barrier, taking two-million pixel 1080p HD images, and up converting them to eight-million pixel 4K images. That’s four times the resolution of Full HD!
The DLA-X55R is a truly breakthrough product, bring 4K e-shift2 to JVC’s most exciting price point ever. 4K e-shift2 delivers an image with significantly improved detail & contrast. In addition, visible pixel structure is also almost completely eliminated.
The X55R also benefits from JVC’s renowned performance in other areas: the deepest black levels, and an impressive 50,000:1 native contrast—the type of performance which only D-ILA technology can deliver. “Native” means JVC does not use a dynamic iris, making it possible to reproduce the deepest blacks and vivid peak whites at the same time, for the most impactful images in each and every frame.
All new JVC Procision projectors are 3D enabled, and feature a wide range of 3D enhancements, including a brighter 3D picture and reduced 3D cross talk.
A 3D RF Emitter (PK-EM2, sold separately) syncs the projected image with JVC’s Active Shutter 3D RF Glasses (PK-AG3, sold separately) for a superior 3D experience, no matter what type of screen is used or how the home theater has been configured. By using RF technology, installation is simplified, and the available viewing range is increased substantially.
JVC offers impressive installation flexibility with a 2X Optical Zoom featuring motorized focus, zoom & lens shift settings. The X55R offers a Lens Memory function with five memories that allow those settings to be stored for different picture formats. This makes it easy to view multiple picture formats, such as 16:9 HDTV and Cinemascope movies, at a constant image height on a cinemascope screen, without any annoying black bars.
7 axis color management and a high precision pixel alignment system make it possible to calibrate the X55R to the most exacting standards.
The Competitive Advantage
Improved4K e-shift2 for upconverted 3,840 x 2,160 precision
New8 Band Detection 2K to 4K scaling
NewMPC Control with 5 selectable 4K profiles
1,920 x 1,080 content is up-converted to 3,840 x 2,160 (2D Mode Only)
Reduces or eliminates anti-aliasing and stair-stepping
Improves edge transition and enhances contrast in detail areas
Allows for closer viewing with no visible picture structure
Highest NATIVE Contrast Ratio in class (50,000:1)
Provides deepest blacks and vivid peak whites at the same time
Does not use a dynamic iris
100% "Frame Addressing" provides brighter image reproduction in 3D
NewIllumination System: 230W NSH lamp & new power supply