JVC DLA-RS4910, DLA-RS49, DLA-X500R Projector Review

DLA-RS4910 PROJECTOR HARDWARE TOUR – PAGE 2:  Remote Control, Menus

JVC DLA-RS4910, RS49, and X500R Remote Control

The image here is of a one generation older remote.  I managed to not photograph the remote when it was here.  I’m still searching (and asking) for a good image of the current JVC remote control.  The remotes are similar but a few buttons are different.  Below are the correct descriptions for the new remote.

The correct remote is configured this way:

Top left is the Standby button (power off), to its right is the Power on button.

The next row offers up the Input button for source selection, then the 3D settings button and one labeled CMD for Clear Motion Drive, aka CFI, aka smooth motion.

Lens controls are next, with Lens Function on the left (takes you to power zoom focus and lens shift).  In the middle is Lens Memory which let’s you select different lens memory positions that you’ve previous configured…

Next row:   MPC is E-shift3 and related, next over is the Picture Analyzer then the Before/After buttons.

Further down is Hide on the left (AV Mute) while the backlight button is across on the right. That button has a faint glow in the dark.

The four navigation arrows are in a round configuration, with the OK button (aka Enter) in the middle of them.  Below to the left, is Menu, below to the right is Back (aka escape), which like the same on the control panel, takes you back up a level in the menus.

Three more rows of three buttons each include the 7 preset modes and access to the User modes, while the 9th one takes you to the Advanced Menu, where you’ll find more controls (see the menu section below).

That leaves only a row of four smaller round buttons, which from the left give you direct access to Gamma, Color Temp, Color Profile, and Picture Adjust menus

A very nice remote, reasonably good range exceeding 25 feet, despite a claim of only 7 meters – about 23 feet.  I really like the backlight, it’s soft, not too bright, and makes the words on the buttons very readable.

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JVC DLA-RS4910 Menus

JVC offers extensive menus for just about everything.  The manual, I should note is rather good at describing most of the features, but not all.

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JVC DLA-RS4910 Menu Descriptions

Picture Adjust menu

Most controls of picture quality are found here, submenus include MPC (4K e-shift3), and CMD (CFI) for smooth motion.

Gamma Correction

Multiple ways to adjust gamma, but the old 11 point system I believe is missing. Gamma can be done by color

MPC - 4K E-shift3

4K - Eshift3 works, but many of these controls seem to not work. Supposedly a JVC fix in the works as of 4/14.

Color Temp - Grayscale Balance

Controls for adjusting the separate Gain and Offset (Bias) for R, G, and B, to calibrate the grayscale to D65

Gamma Controls, presets

Gamma adjust area - many options. The (good) old 11 point system gone. Gamma can be adjusted by color.

Color Profile - CMS

Calibrate the individual colors by Hue, Saturation and Brightness

Clear Motion Drive

Choice of Low, or High CFI (smooth motion) also Inverse Telecine. (Converts back from 3:2 pull-down to original 24fps.

Input Menu

Aspect ratio, Color Space, Input Level (balancing). Masking and 3D settings, image Position sub-menus.

3D Settings Menu

Auto for 3D type, 2D to 3D conversion, Crosstalk cancelation and parallax adjustment.

Lens Controls and Environmental

From projector orientation to Fan mode, Anamorphic lens support, Pixel adjust sub-menu

Lens Control Functions

The motorized Focus, Zoom and Lens Shift, plus the Lens Memory system.

Pixel Adjust - Aligning the Panels

Adjust the pixels in increments of 1/16th of a pixel.

Test Pattern for Pixel Adjustment

Basically you align Red lines with Green, then Blue Lines with Green, for better aligned image.

Environmental Settings

Coarse it would seem, but did not get to try the Screen Code system.

Display Menu (Setup)

Basic stuff, such as Background color, and where the Menus are positioned on the screen.

Function Menu

Control of 12volt Trigger, Timer, Eco Mode, Remote Code, sub-menus for Networking and Lamp reset

Trigger Sub-menu

Set it up for controlling a screen or an anamorphic lens sled.

Alathough the manual hints, on occasion, on how to best use many of the controls, there could be a lot more detail and examples.

An example:  The feature Inverse Telecine feature (shown above) is reasonably well explained, but could be more helpful if it also explained:  Inverse Telecine can convert movies on HDTV which  typically have been converted to 60fps using 3:2 pull-down.  It will  reverse them so they appear at 24fps as they would originally or on Blu-ray…

All considered, though, documentation is pretty extensive and better than most.  Folks, use the manual.  It is most helpful, if not with everything.

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