Projector Reviews

JVC Introduces New High-Framerate, High-Brightness Projector

Today at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, JVC introduced a brand new projector that should excite home theater enthusiasts. The new JVC LX-NZ30 4K/HDR projector supports a high frame rate and brightness, making this projector ideal for gaming and home theater. The new projector boasts low latency and support for frame rates up to 1080p/240Hz. Moreover, it uses a new high-power BLU-Escent laser light source that delivers 3,300 lumens and is rated for 20,000 hours of operation. Both HDR10 and HLG formats are supported, with automatic picture mode selection.

These features and capabilities make the new LX-NZ30 an ideal projector for high frame-rate gaming and home theater in a dedicated environment or rooms with higher ambient light.

The new LX-NZ30 is available in black and white for an MSRP of $3,499.95. The LX-NZ30 should be available for purchase in late March 2023.

JVC lists eight core technological advantages of this new LX-NZ30, so let’s take a closer look at what sets this new projector from JVC apart from the rest of the industry.

HIGH EFFICIENCY BLU-ESCENT LASER LIGHT SOURCE

The JVC High-efficiency BLU-Escent laser light source delivers 3,300 lumens and a 20,000-hour long life. The module used in this new projector features a new 105W blue laser diode assembly that replaces JVC’s previous 95W design. This new diode assembly makes it possible for the LX-NZ30 to achieve the manufacturer’s stated brightness of 3,300 lumens. This is a ten percent (10%) improvement in brightness over the previous model (LX-NZ3). The higher brightness on the LX-NZ30 allows the projector to be used in spaces with large amounts of uncontrolled ambient light. The ten percent increase improves the projector’s peak brightness over previous models when displaying HDR content.

HDR

The LX-NZ30 supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) video content providing sharp, dynamic, high-quality images. In addition to the same HDR 10 used in the ULTRA HD Blu-ray format, the projector supports HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) in broadcast signals. The projector detects the HDR signal and automatically switches to the best quality mode so users can watch a video without needing to adjust the projector’s individual HDR settings.

LOW LATENCY

The JVC LX-NZ30 supports smooth video and low latency for high frame rates (up to 1080P/240Hz) with latencies as low as 6.25ms (1.5 frames). This allows users to enjoy game content with a higher frame rate than conventional projectors offer. This feature delivers the absolute smoothest motion on the largest projection screens.

INPUTS

In addition to dual HDMI Inputs (HDCP 2.3), the LX-NZ30 offers a variety of new connectivity options, including a DisplayPort v1.2 input terminal that supports a wide range of resolutions and refresh rates when connected to a compatible PC. The LX-NZ30 also provides USB Direct Connect, RS232C, LAN Control Ports, and a 12V Trigger Port.

LENS SHIFT

The JVC LX-NZ30 offers installation flexibility with a lens shift of ± 60 percent vertical and ± 23 percent horizontal. The lens also features a 1.6X zoom for installation flexibility allowing the projector to be placed anywhere from 9.8 feet to 15.7 feet away from a 100-inch screen.

GEOMETRY CORRECTION

In addition to the keystone correction, the LX-NZ30 allows users to make horizontal and vertical adjustments and tilt adjustments. The projector is equipped with four corner adjustments and warping corrections.

HIGH-PERFORMANCE DYNAMIC DIMMING CONTROL

JVC’s High-performance Dynamic Dimming Control (HDDC) allows the laser light source to be adjusted instantaneously, providing dynamic brightness adjustment with less delay than a conventional mechanical aperture. By controlling the laser’s output according to the scene’s brightness, black levels are improved, and the projector reproduces images closer to human visual perception.

0.47-INCH DMD

The JVC LX-NZ30 uses a 0.47-inch DMDTM that enables the projector to display a high-definition 4K image with over 8 million addressable pixels.

The projector’s compact size (15 7/8 inches wide, 13 1/16 inches deep) allows for versatile installation and is available in either black or white. The black cabinet is ideal for a home theater room, while the white cabinet works well in multi-purpose room applications that typically have higher ambient lighting.

For detailed information, call JVCKENWOOD USA at 1-800-582-5825 or at http://us.jvckenwood.com, www.kenwoodusa.com, and www.jvc.com.