JVC offers two different series of 4K D-ILA Projector, which differ mainly in their cosmetic appearance. Both series are designed for home theater customers and production facilities but sell through different sales channels. For example, NX Series projectors are sold through retailers like BestBuy and Crutchfield, while the RS Series models are available through the custom installation dealer network. This review explores the JVC DLA-RS3000 which is nearly identical to the DLA-NX9.
The JVC DLA-RS3000 is an HDR commercial projector that delivers true 4K resolution (4096 x 2160). With a retail price of $17,999, the DLA-RS3000 sits at the higher end of JVC’s 4K FPJ lineup but its high native contrast combined with 4K resolution results in exceptional performance. 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.
The RS3000 is rated at 2200 lumens and has an estimated lamp life of 4,500 hours in Low Mode. Even with the Low Mode’s reduced lumen output, the RS3000 is still capable of producing more than enough light for a home theater or conference room. The RS3000 uses the same bulb as the predecessor RS2000 but better optics realize an additional 300 lumens of brightness.
JVC's proprietary 8K e-shift technology shifts pixels diagonally 0.5 pixel, quadrupling the picture perceived resolution to 8192 x 4320. While the RS3000 cannot accept an 8K signal and is not equipped with HDMI 2.1(HDCP 2.3) inputs, the unit can upscale 4K content to 8K before it is displayed.
The RS3000’s high native contrast ratio of 100,000:1 (1,000,000:1 Dynamic) combined with 4K resolution and JVC’s industry-leading black levels result in exceptional picture quality.