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JVC DLA-X70R Projector Review

Posted on March 27, 2012 by Art Feierman
The JVC DLA-X70R is designed for a dedicated home theatre/cave. If you don't have such a room, and are looking for a projector for a family room with off-white walls and windows, this JVC probably is not for you.

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JVC DLA-X70R Specs
Price 9999
Technology LCOS 3 Panel
Native Resolution 1080p (1920x1080)
Brightness (Manufacturer Claim) 1300
Contrast 80000:1
Zoom Lens Ratio 2:1
Lens Shift Yes
Lamp Life 3000 hours in Normal mode (their "low" mode). no spec published for High mode (we will assume 2000 hours)
Weight 32.8
Warranty 2 Years Parts and Labor

JVC DLA-X70R Projector Overview

In all the years of reviewing (and owning) JVC projectors, including this new JVC DLA-X70R projector, I never really cared whether the trim ring around the lens and some labeling was in a gold finish or a silver one. Now that I've switched allegiance, so that we're getting our projectors from JVC's Consumer Division, that means a black case with silver trim. Upon great further reflection, and looking at the DLA-X70R sitting behind me, I still don't care about which color trim, nor should you. Let's face it: If the projector's turned on, you really can't tell, and if it's off, you probably aren't looking at it anyway, hanging down from your ceiling!

JVC Consumer offers the DLA-X70R as a replacement for last year's X7 projector. There's also the DLA-X90 - an identical projector, but one built from the finest components on the assembly line. Best of the lenses, best of the power supplies, etc. The X90 is thousands more, so let me put it to you this way, if you don't have a great room, you likely won't be able to fully appreciate spending those extra thousands.

To keep the record straight, the DLA-X70R's equivalent in their Pro line, is the DLA-RS55, and that DLA-X90R's twin is the DLA-RS65

This JVC projector is designed for a dedicated theater, or at least a cave of sorts.

JVC DLA-X70R Projector Highlights

  • Superb (unbeatable) black-level performance
  • Well above average brightness in best mode
  • Capable of handling very large screens for movie viewing (in 2D)
  • Just below average brightness at full power
  • Good warranty
  • Extremely good shadow detail
  • Sold by local installing dealers
  • Excellent remote control
  • 3D capable
  • Excellent placement flexibility
  • Lens Memory feature
  • Creative frame interpolation for smooth motion
  • Support for an anamorphic lens

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