The JVC DLA-NX7 is a HDR home theater projector that can deliver true 4K resolution (4096 x 2160). With a retail price of $8,999 it fits in the middle of the JVC 4K FPJ lineup and its high native contrast combined with 4K resolution results in a great amount of performance at a reasonable price. Since this is a native 4K unit, unlike a 2K pixel shifting projector, it can faithfully reproduce all 8.8 million pixels found in 4K content.
JVC claims the NX7 can produce 1,900 lumens, which is quite respectable. Lamp life is 4,500 hours in Low Mode which would allow use for several hours a day, every day for a couple years. Even with the Low Mode’s reduced lumen output, the NX7 is still capable of producing more than enough light for a dedicated home theater. All JVC NX series projectors utilize JVC’s new 3rd generation 0.69-inch native 4K D-ILA devices. These new panels offer a noticeable contrast improvement over previous generation 4K panels found in their flagship RS4500 laser projector. The NX7’s high contrast ratio of 800,000:1 combined with 4K resolution and JVC’s industry leading best black levels results in exceptional picture quality.
JVC offers both Consumer and Professional versions of their projectors. The main difference between the two lines are mostly cosmetic. I reviewed the JVC DLA-NX7 from their consumer lineup, however the nearly identical Reference Series (professional) version is the DLA RS2000.