JVC DLA-NP5, new native 4K D-ILA matrix projector, HDR10, 4K / 120 and HDMI 2.1 48 Gbps

JVC announces the new DLA-NP5 projector, featuring a native D-ILA 4K matrix, HDR10 +, 4K / 120 compatible and 48 gigabit HDMI 2.1 inputs.

This 3D Ready model with mercury lamp (UHP 265 W) therefore embeds a native D-ILA 0.69 '' 4K matrix, the same as that fitted to the high-end models, the JVC DLA-NZ7, JVC DLA-NZ8 and JVC DLA-NZ9. It offers a pixel pitch of 3.8 μm, with optimized flatness to drastically reduce scattering defects and light diffraction.

New features of JVC DLA-NP5

The lens is a 65-millimeter model made entirely of glass, again identical to that of the JVC references DLA-NZ7 / NZ8 / NZ9, comprising 17 elements assembled in 15 groups in order to offer an image that is always extremely precise, even at the edges of the screen. Note that the maximum image size displayed is 200 '' (508 cm). Namely, the prism polarization method has been optimized with more efficient use of the green component so useful for optical brightness. We should also mention a new device internal to the optical system which eliminates any unwanted light, plus a motorized zoom, focus and Lens Shift adjustment (vertical 80%, horizontal 34%).

Main technical specifications

An automatic Tone Mapping function is integrated to perfectly display the image of a 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray disc in accordance with its mastering information (1000 nits or 4000 nits). In addition to the HDR10 + compatibility already mentioned, those HDR10 and HDR HLG are on the program. The JVC DLA-NP5 automatically switches to the correct mode.

The native contrast ratio of this new model appears identical to that of the JVC DLA-N7 with 40,000: 1. On the other hand, the dynamic contrast is capped at 400,000: 1 (infinite on the DLA-NZ7). In terms of brightness, JVC announces 1,900 lumens. Likewise, the low latency mode for a reduced Input Lag is always appropriate. On the video processing side, the Clear Motion Drive process, whose motion compensation algorithm has been improved, is supported by Motion Enhance technology to considerably reduce the effects of motion blur. It acts by optimizing the piloting of the D-ILA matrices for a greatly improved fluidity.

ISF certification is also required. Ditto for the settings that appeared on the previous range via a Firmware update in 2020, namely the Theater Optimizer parameter allowing the user to enter various environmental factors that influence the quality of the image. Thus, the size of the screen and its nature (its gain for example), associated with the position of the zoom (2x optical) of the lens, will be all elements considered by the video processing of the video projector to display an image at the Optimized tone and brightness mapping. We can also mention the Frame Adapt HDR function offering five levels of brightness.


The connection has two HDMI CEC 2.1 48 Gbps 4K / 120 compatible inputs, HDCP 2.3 certified and Deep Color compatible, an Ethernet port and an RS-232 socket. We also notice an output for the 3D sync.

Immediate availability in black or white. Indicative prices: 6,499 euros.

Reminder of the key features of the JVC DLA-NP5:

• D-ILA type

• 4K resolution

• Native resolution: 4096 x 2 160 pixels

• Matrix D-ILA: 0.69 ''

• Contrast: 40,000: 1 native, 400,000: 1 dynamic

• Light source: UHP 265 W mercury lamp

• Brightness: 1,900 lumens

• 65 mm 100% glass lens

• Lens Shift: yes, motorized (vertical 80%, horizontal 34%)

• Clear Motion Drive functions

• Motion Enhance functions

• Frame Adapt HDR functions

• Theater Optimizer functions

• HDR10 compatibility

• HDR HLG compatibility

• HDR10 + compatibility

• HDCP 2.3 compatibility

• Connection: 2 HDMI 2.1 inputs HDCP 2.3 certified, 1 Ethernet port

• Zoom: 2x optical

• Sound level: 24 dB (Low consumption mode)

• Certification: ISF

• Weight: 19.6 kg

• Consumption: 420 W

• Dimensions (W x H x D): 500 x 234 x 495 mm