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JVC DLA-HD2K - Summary, Pros, Cons

Posted on October 1, 2013 by Art Feierman
If you have the budget, if your screen isn't too large (I'd say that 126" diagonal is about as wide as you would want to go, although, if your room has dark walls, etc., you might be able to stretch it to 140" diagonal (which is about what JVC says is maximum), you can't beat this projector. So line up your contractors, place your order, and enjoy home theater - as good as it gets! Pro's:
  • Clearest image thanks to true 2K resolution
  • Separate processor box, puts most wiring with the rest of your equipment, simplifying installation
  • Digital Video Processor box also makes it easier to upgrade your other equipment
  • Rich dynamic colors
  • Excellent color accuracy
  • Remote is well laid out
  • Lens has fairly long throw - conceivably can be shelf mounted in back of some rooms
  • Wide angle adapter lens for shorter throw environments
  • Pre-calibrated, near perfect out of the box
  • Despite high price, the 2K resolution makes it a relative bargain
  • Warranty is longer than most Home Theater projectors
  • Faroufja's top of the line? video processing, with color matrixing
  • Lamp can be changed without unmounting the projector


  • No variable lens shift
  • No keystone correction (minor - shouldn't be used anyway)
  • Interchangeable lenses not available, unknown if image quality degrades with wide angle attachment. Lens has limited 1.3:1 zoom ratio, fairly long throw
  • Vents out the rear, could require extra ventilation if shelf mounting
  • Noise level is higher than many, but should not pose a problem
  • Could be a bit brighter, for very large screens (I found it acceptable at 120" diagonal)


  • Styling, the JVC is your basic box, although it is black with silver speckles
  • Ease of use
  • Lamp life: 2000 hours.

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