The outlook: So you want a 4K projector, but you can't afford the $15K Sony 600ES? Your next closest choice is JVC's X500R, the company's cheapest yet to include its "e-shift" faux 4K imaging solution.
The system, which JVC admits isn't technically 4K, splits all incoming signals and spits them out to two 1080p panels. The image is then combined using "pixel shift" to emulate a 4K image. The technology isn't new for JVC, but this is the first time the company has offered it in a projector under $5,000.
The projector also features a 60,000:1 native contrast ratio thanks to a new Clear Black feature that provides local area contrast enhancement. Given the picture quality of the DLA-X35, its step-down non-eShift linemate, the X500R should deliver superb picture quality.
Of course if that's not good enough, JVC also offers the step-up DLA-X900R ($11,999) and DLA-X700R ($7,999), with their even higher contrast ratio specs.
October 2, 2013 11:43 AM PDT
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| Caption by: David Katzmaier
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