The DLA-NX9 is the world's first 8K/e-shift home theatre projector featuring new 0.69-inch native 4K D-ILA device with a whole new external design. 8K/e-shift technology together with its 100mm diameter all-glass lens achieves 8K-equivalent resolution (8192 x 4230) that rivals reality even on large screens. Unique Multiple Pixel Control technology converts FHD and 4K images to high-definition 8K images. Auto Tone Mapping function which automatically adjusts settings based on the mastering information projects HDR10 content at optimum quality. Combining brightness of 2,200 lm, a dynamic contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, and wide colour gamut covering beyond the DCI-P3 range, the projector faithfully reproduces the latest content including HDR10 and HLG. Renewed Clear Motion Drive together with Motion Enhance significantly reduces motion blur. Go further, and be the first to experience the high-definition, high-quality images exceeding 4K.
• World's first 8K/e-shift technology *
• Native 4K device
• Equipped with new 0.69-in 4K D-ILA devices
• Newly developed digital driver LSI
• 100 mm Large-diameter, high-resolution all-glass lens
• 2,200 Lumens Light Output
• 100,000:1 Native Contrast Ratio
• 1,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
• Supports High Dynamic Range (HDR10, HLG) content
• Supports Wide Colour Gamut (DCI-P3)
• High-quality Performance assured: THX 4K display
* As of August 30, 2018; as a home theatre projector capable of displaying 8K-resolution images.
User Manual (PDF, 12MB)
"This new flagship introduces a brand new projector chassis over the outgoing X-series e-shift 4K models, with a much larger case and huge lens assembly and opening."
"The NX9 is best in its class at this market point"
JVC's proprietary 'e-shift' technology is a high-resolution display technique that shifts each pixel by 0.5 pixels vertically & horizontally to achieve 4 times the pixel density of the original content.
JVCKENWOOD developed their 4K e-shift technology in 2011 and has been evolving it ever since. The 8K/e-shift technology adopted for the DLA-NX9B combines the 'e-shift' technology with another proprietary JVC innovation, Multi Pixel Control (MPC), to convert Full HD and 4K resolution images into 8K-equivalent resolution (8192 x 4320 pixels). The result is an eyeopening, ultra high-definition image that is crisp and vibrant.
All JVC D-ILA projectors feature the proprietary high-performance image processing technology, Multi Pixel Control (MPC) that detects blurring present in images taken from 4K cameras. An original algorithm analyses and corrects the image. The MPC is capable of accurate reproduction closer to the original. Compared to conventional band processing, MPC achieves a far greater depth of clarity from the 4K image by detecting and processing images in a higher frequency range to achieve exceptional presence and bokeh, creating almost 3D feeling. Exclusively on the DLA-NX9B, the image processed with MPC is up-converted using 8K/e-shift technology to double the image information for displaying more realistic and smooth images closer to the original.
The Pixel Adjust function allows users to precisely correct colour deviation in 1/16-pixel increments. It is also capable of segmenting the entire screen into 121 points and adjusting them individually to realise clearer video without colour deviation. Two settings can be stored in memory.
D-ILA projectors continue to evolve and the projection device is the heart of the projector. The DLA-NX9B features an original native 0.69" 4K D-ILA device, which has been improved with process refinements on planarization and reflection efficiency to achieve higher brightness & contrast. Additionally, a dedicated driver LSI was also enhanced to simultaneously drive each of the three (RGB) native 4K D-ILA devices at high-speed 120fps. This ultra high-speed driving is enabled by adopting the latest high bandwidth memory (HBM) technology and uses a silicon interposer to process a large amount of data. Furthermore, stable high-quality image projection can be achieved by equipping the new driver LSI with an original frame rate converter and various device correction functions. As a result, precise and smooth image projection unique to 4K native can be achieved with the combination of a new device and new driver LSI.
A 6-axis matrix of red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, and yellow enables the precise adjustment of hue, saturation, and intensity. Only the colour that is being adjusted will be shown in colour while the others are grey-toned, making operation more intuitive.
The DLA-NX9 is equipped with an 18-element, 16-group all-glass lens featuring a full aluminium lens barrel. In order to project high-resolution images to every corner of the screen with the 100 mm diameter lens offering wide lens shift of ±100% vertically and ±43% horizontally, the projector adopts five ED lenses that take into account differences in the RGB refractive index to reduce chromatic aberration and colour fringing when lens shift kicks in to deliver precise reproduction of 8K-resolution images.
Motion Enhance technology optimally controls the driving performance of D-ILA drives by image characteristics, the projector is capable of reproducing much smoother moving 4K images. The custom interpolation algorithm reduces ghosting and has been overhauled to improve compensation accuracy in the periphery of intersecting objects. The improved algorithm now refers to more frames to increase precision of motion prediction and also reduces frame latency. Additionally, when Clear Motion Drive is set to low, it recreates the natural 24fps signal processing adopted on films, while pursuing an effect like de-juddering without a sense of discomfort.
An increasing number of new generation game consoles capable of outputting high-spec 4K game images are now available, which leads to an increased demand among users who want to play 4K/HDR games on a BIG screen. The DLA-NX9 D-ILA projector features an improved Low Latency Mode that ensures faster response with PC and game console content.
HDR (High Dynamic Range) content contains more data including an extended brightness range, 10-bit gradation, and a wide BT.2020 colour gamut. To precisely reproduce this content, the DLA-NX9 has high-performance at its very core. With D-ILA projectors, HDR content is optimally reproduced with “high-brightness, high contrast, and wide gamut” to enjoy high-quality HDR content as you’ve never experienced in the past. Moreover, in addition to HDR10 content, which is found on UHD Blu-ray Discs, the projector automatically detects the Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) signal, a technology used widely in broadcasting, allowing the user to view it in an optimum picture mode.
The Auto Tone Mapping function featured on the latest models automatically adjusts each content based on the values in the mastering data, such as Max CLL and Max FALL, which indicate the brightness of the HDR content. Image quality is automatically adjusted for optimal viewing of various HDR images with different brightness.
The JVC DLA-NX9 instantly analyzes the peak brightness for each scene and frame of content and automatically adjusts the dynamic range.
1. Realizes images closest to the reality seen by our eyes
The maximum brightness of each frame of HDR10 content is analyzed instantaneously by a unique algorithm, and the dynamic range is adjusted in real-time for optimal image projection. At the same time, it analyzes the saturation, hue, and brightness of the video data and performs optimal correction which reduces colour loss. As a result, even in the same content, darker scenes have deeper blacks, and bright scenes have higher peak brightness without losing colour, reproducing images close to the reality seen by the human eye, which has been difficult for conventional projectors.
2. Compatible with any HDR 10 content
The “Frame Adapt HDR” function makes adjustments based on analysis of the input HDR10 signal. Therefore, it can be effective not only for content with mastering information but also for content without. As a result, you can enjoy your HDR10 content with the most dynamic and high-quality image you have ever seen.
3. Smooth gradation with 18-bit level gamma accuracy
The gamma processing accuracy, which has been done in the past for 12-bit equivalent, has been improved to 18-bit and the gradation performance has dramatically improved. This reduces the banding effect in the bright part and the crushing of the dark part, reproducing accurate, smooth gradation which has been a task for HDR content.
The high-end DLA-NX9 is accredited with THX 4K Display, which was established to ensure that the certified projectors will precisely reproduce picture quality in home environments for both 2K and 4K content, 'just as the original filmmaker envisioned'. Encompassing more than 400 laboratory tests to evaluate a projector’s colour accuracy, cross-talk, viewing angles and video processing, this certification helps to guarantee high-definition quality. Additionally, all models are licensed with the ISF C3 (Certified Calibration Controls) mode, enabling trained dealers to professionally calibrate them to desired screen surfaces, lighting environments and video sources, and then securely store these precise settings into the projector.
Adopting the legendary centre panelling of the JVC D-ILA projectors, the new form has no decorative lines but only features simplicity for the pursuit of its functionality. The symmetrical design centred on the lens that is set in the core conveys a stately form with a sharp impression that fits the new generation models.
The JVC DLA-NX9 is equipped with "Installation Mode" that allows you to centrally manage settings related to installation in order to enjoy projected video best suited for your unique viewing environment. Nine settings for Lens Control, Pixel Adjustment, Mask, Anamorphic on or off, Screen Adjust, Installation Style, Keystone, Pincushion, and Aspect can be adjusted. Additionally, ten different mode settings can be stored in memory that can be named as desired and can be called up immediately.
"After 20 years of progress, the D-ILA projector evolves from 4K to 8K with JVC’s e-shift technology."
It all started in 1997. For two decades, JVC has dedicated themselves to perfecting the D-ILA devices and technologies resulting in the finest D-ILA projectors of our time. D-ILA projectors that project realistic images with their overwhelmingly high native contrast, high resolution and wide colour gamut have gained support from both projection and video enthusiasts and received many prestigious awards. Always looking ahead, in 2018 JVC succeeded in the development of a refined 4K native device. What’s more, combining the latest 4K native device and exclusive e-shift technology, the world’s first 8K/e-shift home theatre projector is now here and ready to immerse your senses. A new challenge for the 21st year. JVCKENWOOD will continue to pursue the possibilities of D-ILA projection.
Display Resolution: 8192 x 4320
Lens: x2 Motorised Zoom & Focus; All-glass Lens with 100 mm diameter
Lens Shift: ±100% Vertical and ±43% Horizontal (motorised) *In 16:9 aspect ratio mode
Brightness: 2,200 lumens
DCI-P3 Colour Gamut: Yes
Projection Display Size: 60 inch - 300 inch (diagonal)
Light Source Lamp: NSH 265 W (lamp life: approx. 4,500 hours when the lamp is in Low mode)
LAN Control Terminals: 1 (RJ-45)
Service Terminal: 1 (USB Type A) (for firmware update)
Digital Video Input Signal Format: 480p, 576p, 720p 60/50, 1080i 60/50, 1080p 60/50/24, 3840x2160p 60/50/30/25/24, 4096x2160p 60/50/30/25/24
Digital HDMI PC Input Signal Format: VGA/SVGA/XGA/WXGA/WXGA+/SXGA/WSXGA+
Fan Noise: 24dB (When the lamp is in Low Mode)
Power Requirement: AC100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Dimension (W x H x D, including feet): 500 x 234 x 518 mm
Weight: 21.8 kg