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.
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.
Picture Adjust menu
Most controls of picture quality are found here, submenus include MPC (4K e-shift3), and CMD (CFI) for smooth motion.
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.
Clear Motion Drive
Choice of Low, or High CFI (smooth motion) also Inverse Telecine. (Converts back from 3:2 pull-down to original 24fps.
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
Test Pattern for Pixel Adjustment
Basically you align Red lines with Green, then Blue Lines with Green, for better aligned image.
Display Menu (Setup)
Basic stuff, such as Background color, and where the Menus are positioned on the screen.
Control of 12volt Trigger, Timer, Eco Mode, Remote Code, sub-menus for Networking and Lamp reset
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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