After an exciting IFA where 8K TV's had a chance to make their world debut, it's now time for the modest projector to get the 8K treatment at the annual CEDIA conference in Los Angeles, California.
At the head of the pack is JVC, who today announced its new D-ILA series with the world's first 8K e-shift projector, the DLA-NX9 / DLA-RS3000, which images up to 300 inches wide (25 ft) can produce / 7.6 m) with a resolution of 8.192×4.320.
Although the world's first 8K projector absolutely has to captivate AV enthusiasts, the word e-shift can dampen the minds of some: E-Shift, for those who have never seen the term before, means that the projector does not exactly a native output resolution, but rather uses a pixel shift algorithm to scale up images.
In terms of specifications, the NX-9 has a 100,000: 1 native contrast ratio and a brightness of 2,200 lumens. It offers HDR support in the form of HDR10 and HLG, plus uses the Auto Tone Mapping function to automatically adjust settings based on mastering information – a technology very similar to HDR10 +.
If all this technology sounds expensive, you are absolutely right. It is. The NX-9 puts you back as much as $ 17,999 (£ 18,599, about AU $ 25,000) when it appears in October of this year.
Of course 4K is still fine!
While the highlight of the show is JVC & # 39; s 8K beamer, you will find two new 4K projectors from the company at the same time.
In other words, there is the new DLA-NX7, a 4K projector with a native contrast of 80,000: 1 and a maximum screen size of 200 inches and the DLA-NX5 that reduces the native contrast to just 40,000: 1.
These projectors will be a bit cheaper than their 8K counterpart and sell for $ 7,999.95 (£ 8,499, about AU $ 11,000) and $ 5,999.95 (£ 6,499, about AU $ 8,400), respectively when released in October .