JVC Japan has announced that it will launch the DLA-SH7NL video projector, in March 2010. The company has said that it expects the JVC DLA-SH7NL projector to be accepted by planetariums, museums, simulators and medical institutions, and used for high-level designing and monitoring.
This video projector with a 10 megapixel (4,096×2,400 to be precise) resolution promises to be completely worth its $15,000 price tag. The JVC DLA-SH7NL, a 4K2K D-ILA projector incorporates three 1.27-inch 4K2K D-ILA display devices for high-quality imaging and dual ultra-high-pressure mercury lamps for 5,000 lumens of brightness. It uses a set of 330W ultra-high-pressure mercury lamps with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio. And as for resolution, the DLA-SH7NL is capable of projecting a 10 megapixel or 4,096×2,400 image, but since most people don’t have a 4K source, it can also simultaneously project two or four HD images (1,920 x 1,200) thanks to its four DVI input connections.
Along with the projector you get a USB port, four DVI-D interfaces and LAN. JVC DLA-SH7NL also equipped with a network connection allowing you to adjust the projector’s settings from a web browser, and it can even email you maintenance notifications like when it’s time to replace the lamps or important error messages.
But JVC does not include the projection lens in the final price. So that takes the cost of JVC DLA-SH7NL video projector way above $15,000.
PRES RELEASEJVC to Add New Projector to 4K2K D-ILA Lineup5,000 Lumens of Brightness and Low Running Costs
JVC (Victor Company of Japan, Limited) announced today the early-March launch of the DLA-SH7NL, a 4K2K D-ILA projector incorporating three 1.27-inch 4K2K D-ILA display devices for high-quality imaging and dual ultra-high-pressure mercury lamps for 5,000 lumens of brightness. Combining superb definition and resolution with low-cost maintenance, the 4K2K D-ILA projector is expected to be widely accepted for planetariums, museums, simulators and medical institutions, as well as used for high-spec designing and monitoring.
The new model join the DLA-SH4K, which debuted in January 2008 as 4K2K D-ILA projector and quickly drew high praise. Like its predecessor, the DLA-SH7NL achieves ultra-high resolution of approximately 10 megapixels (4,096×2,400), or more than four times full HD, plus a stunning 10,000:1 native contrast ratio.
Notable features of the new DLA-SH7NL include the following
- Dual 330W ultra-high-pressure mercury lamps, producing 5,000 lumens of brightness. In single lamp mode, the DLA-SH7NL can automatically choose the lamp with less cumulative operating time for maintenance efficiency. This, plus the addition of a low-power mode, enable lamp life of approximately 3,000 hours, about double that of conventional projectors. Such features allow the DLA-SH7NL to offer low running costs even under heavy professional-use conditions.
- JVC’s own 4K2K D-ILA devices deliver approximately 10 megapixels of high-resolution, and can simultaneously display two or four screens in WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200) and full-HD resolution. Multi-screen projection is facilitated by four DVI (Dual-Link) input terminals supporting an array of PC input formats.
- True black quality with stunning 10,000:1 native contrast thanks to a wire-grid optical engine.
- Weighs only about 50 kg, excluding lens. Elaborate design offers operational flexibility, including stacking two projectors to display 3D images or installation on a 90-degree tilt.
- Both short-focus and telescopic lenses are optionally available for extended projection applications.
The DLA-SH7NL operates on normal AC 100-220V power and consumes less than 1.1kW, helping to ease power-supply requirements. Color registration of RGB panels in the optical system can be mechanically adjusted in 1/10 pixel accuracy. Six test patterns, including a crosshatch and color bars, enable image adjustment without external signal sources. Three types of gamma tables are incorporated to set tone expression in accordance with specific images.
The Ethernet-compatible DLA-SH7NL can be configured via a PC web browser. Multiple projectors are networkable for operation via a single PC. E-mails can be generated automatically to send lamp-replacement reminders and error-status notifications for enhanced maintenance. The projector’s configuration data are easily stored and uploaded from a USB memory device.
Optical System Display device 1.27-inch D-ILA device x 3 (aspect ratio app. 17:10) Effective resolution 4,096 x 2,400 pixels Projection lens Sold separately (see below) Light source Dual 330W ultra-high-pressure mercury lamps Lamp life Approx. 3,000hours (assumes 265W mode) Brightness 5,000 lumens Contrast ratio 10,000:1 (native) Supported signals Digital video input format
(progressive signals only)
4,096 x 2,400, 4,096 x 2,160, 3,840 x 2,400, 3,840 x 2,160
2,048 x 1,200, 2,048 x 1,080, 1,920 x 1,200, 1,920 x 1,080,
1,600 x 1,200, 1,280 x 1,024, 1,024 x 768, 800 x 600, 640 x 480
Input terminals Image input DVI-D (dual link) 24-pin (12bit expandable) x 4 (HDCP supported) LAN RJ45 x 1 USB Type B (slave) x 1 RS-232C D-sub 9-pin (male) x 1 Other Power source AC100V/200V, 50/60Hz Power consumption 1,100W (6W in standby mode) Max Current 11A (AC100V) Operating temperature 10°C – 35°C Operating humidity Less than 80% (no condensation) Storage temperature -5°C – 60°C Dimensions 660 (W) x 342 (H) x 783 (D) mm Weight 50.5kg, excluding lens Inclusions Power cord and operating manual Optional lenses Type GL-MS4015SZ GL-MS4011S Projection ratio 1.5:1 – 1.84:1 1.1 : 1 Zoom ratio 1.22x Fixed Vertical and horizontal shift
Projection distances Approx. 2.6m – 12m Approx. 1.2m – 6.2m Weight 3.6kg 3.4kg
JVC (Victor Company of Japan, Limited) is a leading international electronics company that has advanced audio and video technology and hardware. JVC engages in visual such as camcorder, high definition projector, audio and entertainment business. Headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, JVC was founded in 1927.
Makoto Hikita, Public Relations Manager
Public Relations Group, Corporate Communications Department
Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC)