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JVC Enters Low-Cost Home Theater Projector Market – Press Release

Comment by Projector Reviews Staff:

Until now, JVC projectors have been priced at or above $5000 MSRP, making them too expensive for some home theater projector consumers to consider.  But JVC has now introduced the new DLA-HD250, with an MSRP of only $2,995!  We have always loved JVC for its blacker blacks and currently have a RS20 in our dedicated home theater.  But we have often wished for a brighter picture to allow for its use when we have more ambient light to contend with.  The new DLA-HD250 also boasts 1000 lumens, making it ideal for these brighter environments!

Press Release

JVC UNVEILS ENTRY-LEVEL D-ILA HOME THEATER PROJECTOR

ATLANTA, September 23, 2010 – JVC U.S.A. today introduced a low-cost home theater projector that for the first time provides advanced D-ILA technology at an entry-level price. The new projector, to be marketed as the DLA-HD250 by JVC Consumer and the DLA-HD250Pro by JVC Professional, is priced below $3,000 and delivers 25,000:1 native contrast ratio and 1,000 ANSI lumens brightness.

The DLA-HD250/250Pro features three 0.7-inch 1920×1080 D-ILA devices for a naturally rich, flicker-free picture with true blacks and extraordinary luminance detail. Combined with JVC’s wire-grid optical engine, the new projector provides outstanding native contrast – without a dynamic iris to artificially inflate contrast specifications. Plus, an advanced HQV Reon-VX video processor by Silicon Optix ensures excellent image reproduction with precision I/P conversion and scaling.

Other features include a high-performance 2x motorized zoom lens with auto dust cover, as well as on-screen, customizable gamma control and ultra-quiet (19dB) operation. While ideal for use in a dedicated home theater, the DLA-HD250/250Pro is also suitable for brighter environments, such as great rooms or bar and restaurant installations, thanks to its 1,000 lumens of brightness.

“JVC projectors have been widely acclaimed for their performance, but they’ve remained out of reach for home theater enthusiasts with a limited budget,” said Gary Klasmeier, product engineering manager, D-ILA Systems, JVC Professional Products.  “With this new projector we bring D-ILA’s remarkable film-like image quality and impressive native contrast to an entirely new market segment.”

The DLA-HD250/250Pro will be available later this month for $2,995.  It carries a two-year warranty.

About JVC U.S.A.

Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, JVC U.S.A. is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Victor Company of Japan Ltd. JVC distributes a complete line of video and audio equipment for the consumer and professional markets. For further product information, visit JVC’s website at www.jvc.com.

News And Comments

  • Manoj

    Hi Mr.Art,

    Iam very keen for your review on JVC DLA-HD250. Kindly request you to review as early as possible.

    • http://www.projectorreviews.com/members/lisasonfeier/ Lisa Feierman

      I want to get my hands on one too (though, I’d rather get an RS50 or RS60 in first… But, I’ll have to settle for whatever they send me first… -art

  • Manoj

    Awaiting for your valuable review on this.

    • http://www.projectorreviews.com/members/lisasonfeier/ Lisa Feierman

      Hi, Me too, the HD250 should prove to be very similar to the older RS15, but a lot less money, and a bit brighter too? -art