First offered in 52- and 61-inch screen sizes, JVC will add 56- and 70-inch sets this year. The company will market 720p versions in all four screen sizes, plus 1080p 61- and 70-inch sets. All of JVC’s HD-ILA rear projection TVs use the company’s three-chip D-ILA (Direct-drive Image Light Amplifier) technology that has been used for many years in the company’s high performance professional video projectors.
â€œOur first HD-ILA displays were very well-received last year, and we showed that our technology can deliver the superior performance promised and the reliability the market demands,â€ said Michael Holmes, Vice President, Consumer Display Division, JVC Company of America. â€œThis year, with full HD versions, more screen sizes and added features, we’ll firmly establish D-ILA as the most advanced microdisplay technology available, and offer a line that appeals to an even larger market.â€
The first new sets to be available will be 720p models: the HD-52G886 (52 inches), HD-56G886 (56 inches), HD-61Z886 (61 inches) and the HD-70G886 (70 inches), all with silver cabinets. Black cabinet versions of the 52-, 56- and 61-inch models will also be available (models HD-52G786, HD-56G786 and HD-61Z786, respectively). All are ATSC tuner/CableCARDâ„¢-equipped, feature PC inputs, and dual IEEE 1394 inputs. The HD-70G886 adds a memory card slot for convenient direct playback of still images and video from the full array of flash memory cards.
All 720p sets use the same 1280 x 720 pixels, 0.7-inch D-ILA device in a three-chip design â€“ a vertically-oriented LCOS (liquid crystal on silicon) technology that adds an inorganic alignment layer that stabilizes device performance and maximizes chip production. The three-chip structure has the ability to – 2 – continuously reproduce a flicker- and burn-free picture. In addition, an invisible pixel structure ensures that there are no color or motion artifacts, and a true analog grey scale provides outstanding gradations of black.
All JVC 720p HD-ILA sets feature the company’s fourth generation Digital Image Scaling Technology (D.I.S.T.) and GENESSA, a 32-bit CPU dedicated to controlling picture refinement. JVC’s D.I.S.T. uses an exclusive digital algorithm to upconvert any video source to the set’s highest possible resolution â€“ 720p. Jagged lines inherent in the original source are smoothed and vertical resolution enhanced. Another exclusive is JVC’s Five-Point Color Management, a new generation of this technology that samples red, green, blue, yellow and flesh tones and adjusts each separately to delivers vivid color reproduction.
Performance is further enhanced through the use of HD DSD (Digital Super Detail) edge enhancement, which is active on still, fast and slow motion areas of the picture for crisp, defined edges. HD-ILA sets also feature improved Dynamic Gamma Control Circuitry with GENESSA, TheaterPro D6500K color temperature, Digital Noise Clear Circuitry, Interactive Plug-in Menu, XDS ID Display, and Natural Cinema 3-2 pull down with on/off capability for the best image quality when viewing content originally shot for film.
An HDMI input (dual HDMI inputs on HD-61FH96 and HD-70FH96) with HDCP (High Definition Content Protection) offers an uncompressed solution to the transmission and display of high definition video and audio content. All sets also include dual auto sensing component video inputs, assuring the best possible picture quality whether a viewer is using DTV, D-VHS or DVD, and three S-Video (two rear, one side) inputs and four AV inputs (three rear, one side).
Availability for JVC’s HD-ILA televisions is as follows: