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JVC DLA-NZ7: D-ILA laser projector, 8K 4K e-Shift and 48 gbps HDMI 2.1

The start of the 2021 school year is the opportunity for the manufacturer JVC to present its new series of video projectors. And this one, made up of the three references JVC DLA-NZ7, JVC DLA-NZ8 and JVC DLA-NZ9, should set a milestone for the Home Cinema market with the integration of e-Shift 8K technology and HDMI 2.1 48 Gbps inputs. . Presentation of the first named model before coming back to the other two in our later news.

After a teaser unveiled at the beginning of August to announce 8K technology (see our news D-ILA JVC Ultra HD 8K Projector on the way), the time has come for JVC to present its latest products in detail. Of course, like their predecessors which appeared in 2017, these three 2021 vintage video projectors are equipped with a native D-ILA 0.69 '' 4K matrix with a pixel pitch of 3.8 μm, with optimized flatness to drastically reduce scattering defects and light diffraction.

New features of JVC DLA-NZ7

Among the notable evolutions of the 2021 range, a BLU-Escent laser light source of the brand rather than traditional lamps. As a reminder, this is not the first time that JVC has turned to laser lighting for a video projector: the JVC DLA-Z1 presented in 2016 was equipped with it.

The lens evolves with a 65 mm model (60 mm on the JVC DLA-N5 / N7 / N9 range), with 17 elements assembled in 15 groups in order to offer an always extremely precise image, even on the edges of the screen. For its part, the prism polarization method has been optimized with a more efficient use of the green component so useful for optical luminosity. There is also a new device internal to the optical system which suppresses all unwanted light. And of course, 8K e-Shift technology which doubles the resolution by shifting each pixel by half a pixel diagonally (in two directions).

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). HDR and WCG (Wide Color Gamut for 93% of the DCI-P3 color space) functions are on the program with the management of an HDR10, HDR10 + or HDR HLG signal. The JVC DLA-NZ7 automatically switches to the correct mode.

The native contrast ratio of this new model appears identical to that of the JVC DLA-N5 with 40,000: 1. In terms of brightness, JVC announces 2,200 lumens. Likewise, the low latency mode for a reduced Input Lag is always appropriate. On the video processing side, the 200 Hz 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 with the mapping of tones. and brightness optimized. 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 and 8K / 60 inputs already mentioned 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.

Availability, in black finish only, announced for the end of October. Indicative prices: € 9,999 for the JVC DLA-NZ7.

Reminder of the key features of the JVC DLA-NZ7:

• Type D-ILA

• Ultra HD 8K resolution

• Native resolution: 8,192 x 4,320 pixels

• D-ILA matrix: 0.69 ''

• Contrast: 40,000: 1

• Light source: BLU-Escent laser

• Brightness: 2,200 lumens

• Functions Clear Motion Drive

• Motion Enhance functions

• HDR10 compatibility

• HDR10 + compatibility

• HDCP 2.3 compatibility

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

• Zoom: 2x optical

• Sound level: 24 dB (Low consumption mode)

• Certification: ISF

• Lamp life: 20,000 h

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

• Weight: 22.2 kg

• Consumption: 420 W