JVC announced a bunch of new models, including 4 that are 4K. Well, sort of 4K. Using a technique JVC calls e-Shift, JVC is able to mimic 4K resolutions (technically 3840x2160) with 1080p D-ILA (LCOS) chips. It calls to mind the wobulation of late generation DLP chips, but in this case it doesn't use any moving parts. We'll report more on the technology when we can get more info.
Styling-wise, they look the same as last year's models.
The top-of-the-line DLA-X90R/DLA-RS65 on display after their press conference had a similarly tiny-pixel structure to Sony's actual 4K unit. Given the limits of the human eye, it's hard to imagine how much advantage Sony's real 4K resolution will provide over JVC's almost-there, especially with the JVC's better inherent native contrast ratio.
The new "4K" models break down as follows, and will be available in November. Details to come from jvc.com:
They're 3D, of course. Also 3D, but not 4K is the $3,499 DLA-RS45, their cheapest 3D projector to date. (Though JVC doesn't quite beat the Optoma on pricing)
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