Mississauga, ON – JVCKENWOOD Canada has added another top-flight option to its home theatre projector catalogue. The all-new JVC LX-NZ3 brings together all the elements that make JVC projectors the best in the business, coming equipped with Auto Tone Mapping for best possible HDR images, true native 4K image output, and a BLU-Escent laser light source which provides best possible picture quality and length of performance – and all for under $5,000.
Some of the wide range of features this new projector has are:
Blu-Escent laser light source achieves 3000 lumens of brightness and 20,000 hours of enjoyment
Thanks to the high brightness, a fully darkened room are not required to achieve excellent image quality, allowing the projector to be used in typical living and family room settings while delivering high-quality HDR images with wide dynamic range.
Supports HDR (High Dynamic Range) content
The new projector supports HDR content, both HDR10 adopted for UHD Blu-ray and HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) adopted for broadcast cable, satellite and live TV. Furthermore, the LX-NZ3 automatically switches to the optimal picture mode based on the signal detected so users can enjoy HDR content without the need for manual adjustments.
Auto Tone Mapping automatically optimizes settings for HDR10 content *1
HDR10 content brightness varies greatly from one release to another. To optimize performance based on content, the LX-NZ3 is equipped with Auto Tone Mapping that reads content brightness metadata (Max CLL / FALL*2) and automatically adjusts brightness settings based on that information.
* 1: In the case of content that does not contain mastering information, it will refer to a fixed value or need manual adjustment.
* 2: MaxCLL (Maximum Content Light Level), MaxFALL (Maximum Frame Average Light Level)
Wide lens shift with ± 60% vertical, ± 23% horizontal range with 1.6x zoom
The LX-NZ3 features lens shift with a wide ± 60% vertical, ± 23% horizontal range, and is equipped with a 1.6x zoom lens that supports a projection distance of 9.8 feet to 15.7 feet for a 100-inch screen. This flexibility allows placement in a wide range of environments without the need for keystone correction, which can degrade image quality.
Dynamic light source control achieves high image quality and infinite contrast ratio
With mechanical apertures, there is some delay when adjusting light output, but JVC’s laser light source can control light output instantaneously, so dynamic brightness adjustment is possible with little or no delay. By controlling the output of the laser according to the brightness of the scene, the LX-NZ3 can reproduce images closer to reality. Moreover, when a complete black signal is an input, a contrast of ¥:1 can be achieved by controlling the laser output.
High-resolution 4K image from a compact projector
The LX-NZ3’s compact size is in part thanks to its use of the 0.47-inch Digital Micromirror Device, which allows the projector to deliver high-resolution 4K images from a device that can be easily placed on a shelf, on a table or discreetly installed in a living or family room.
Two classic colours available
JVC offers the LX-NZ3 in either black or white cabinets, so users can choose a colour that best works with their room.
The JVC LX-NZ3 will be available in Canada in November of 2019 for a list price of $4,999.00.