JVC X30 1080p Three-Chip D-ILA 3D Projector


Introduction to the JVC X30 Projector

After moving last fall, I finally had space for a projection setup and ordered a screen for my basement. When I started to look for a projector for my new home theater, the first recommendation from people was almost always JVC. For years now their D-ILA projectors have been able to produce phenomenal black levels without the use of a dynamic iris, and have presented a very film-like image. At CEDIA last fall they revamped their line of projectors again, including high-end models with a feature to provide an effective 4K resolution. At the bottom of their line they also managed to cut $1,000 from the list price for their base model while adding new features like lens memory.  Once it was available, JVC sent over the X30 unit for me to evaluate and see how it performs.


  • Design: Three-chip D-ILA 3D Projector
  • Native Resolution: 1920x1080p
  • Inputs: 2x HDMI 1.4a, 1x Component Video
  • Brightness Output: 1300 Lumens
  • Contrast Ratio: 50,000:1
  • Refresh Rate: 120 Hz Max, 96 Hz for 24p Content
  • Control: 12V Trigger, Remote-In, RS-232
  • Zoom: 2x Motorized
  • Lens Shift: 80% Horizontal, 36% Vertical, Motorized
  • Dimensions: 6.8" H x 18" W x 18.6" D
  • Weight: 33 Pounds
  • MSRP: $3,500 USD
  • Glasses: Model PK-AG2B, $179.95/each
  • Emitter: Model PK-EM1, $79.95
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