JVC DLA-HD250 Projector Overview
Until the DLA-HD250 and it's identical sibling projector, the JVC DLA-HD250Pro, JVC hasn't offered a modern home theater projector under $4495. Bingo, these two JVC's - the one we received to review was the DLA-HD250, from their consumer division. The DLA-HD250Pro is actually an identical projector from their Pro division. The biggest difference, is really the $4 difference in MSRP. This JVC DLA-HD250 is $2995, and the HD250Pro, four dollars more.
In the past, JVC has offered us 3 different models, in each of the last two years. This year, those three projectors from last year, got bigger, and added 3D capability. Pricing stayed faily similar with the JVC X3 and RS40, still in the $4000s, the X7 (consumer) and RS50 around $8000, and the X9 and RS60 at dollars under $12,000.
So, where did JVC's HD250 and HD250Pro come from? Really, they are reworked RS15 projectors from last year, or more accurately, the RS10 from the year before. I say that because these JVC DLA-HD250 projectors lack the CFI - smooth motion - which JVC calls Clear Motion. The RS15 had it, the older RS10 didn't. All are in the same case (although finishes differ). Today's other new JVC projectors are physically much larger.