JVC has been shipping D-ILA since 1998, shortly after the first DLP’s shipped. In many ways, being reflective, D-ILA tends to behave like DLP however – of great importance - pixels are far less visible on the JVC, than DLP projectors (essentially invisible at any reasonable viewing distance).
Perhaps more to the point, this is a three chip machine, no spinning filter wheel, and no “blurring” on some scenes where there is fast panning of objects. With 3 chips instead of one, comes better dynamic range – richer colors, vibrancy, vividness, whatever you wish to call it. I’ll speak more of that later.
But, it gets better. This JVC projector is a true 2K machine. Inside the box, those three D-ILA chips are each 1920x1080 – true highest resolution Hi-Def. We are talking about 2.25 times as much resolution (number of pixels) as all those 720p resolution projectors out there.
The end result is remarkable image quality, and clarity! I can immediately tell you, that I have yet to see another projector that can match this one. To be fair, I haven’t had the chance to play with any $50K CRT projectors, nor have I gotten any of the other $30K machines, like InFocus’s 777 to review yet. Still, having seen the 777 at CEDIA, I know it to be an excellent machine, but right off the bat, it won’t be able to touch the JVC on 1080 Hi-Def for sheer sharpness and resolution, since it is a three chip, but with only 1280x720 native resolution.