JVC Steals Show With Automotive Entry

On the other side of the stand was a cinema room with a demonstration of an upcoming UltraHD home cinema projector from JVC-K: the X5000. This uses the company’s D-ILA technology.

Content is upscaled with JVC’s eShift (shifting the image by about half a pixel to create extra resolution) technology. When upscaling, the company has to be careful not to highlight artefacts – especially in noisy content, like the film Oblivion, which was being used in the demonstration.

The X5000, which will be launched around November (for €3,780 ex VAT), is fully compatible with the UltraHD Blu-ray standard; for example, it supports HDR content. Frame rate can also be scaled, using frame interpolation.

A new 265W lamp is used in the unit, compared to 240W on existing models. However, lamp life has been extended to between 3,000 and 4,000 hours. Brightness is about 45% better than the current generation: 1,700 lumens.

Several colour modes are supported, such as Cinema. Only one colour space is used by default – Rec.709 – but we were told that with configuration, the projector could reach 90% DCI-P3 coverage.

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