JVC X70 Three-Chip D-ILA Projector


Introduction to the JVC X70 Projector

Just two years ago, 3D was the all the rage at the CEDIA Expo. Now 3D is in almost every display you buy and is not the hot, new thing. It has been supplanted by 4K, promising to offer so many pixels that we will never see them again, and out-HD our current High Definition. JVC took a half step onto the 4K platform with their e-Shift projectors, which use a slight pixel shift to potentially produce an effective resolution of 4K, though with only 1920 x 1080 panels and no 4K input capability.


  • Design: D-ILA Projector
  • Panels: Three D-ILA, 1,920 x 1,080
  • Inputs: 2x HDMI 1.4a, 1x Component Video, DSub (PC)
  • Light Output: 1,200 Lumens
  • Contrast Ratio: 80,000:1
  • 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: 33.8 Pounds
  • MSRP: $8,000 USD
  • Glasses Model PK-AG2B, $179.95
  • Emitter Model PK-EM1, $79.95
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Resolution is just one factor in what can make a projector great. JVC has filled the X70 with other features that are just as important: 80,000:1 contrast, ISFccc and THX certification, lens memory, 3D, 1200 lumens, and a full CMS system for calibration. Everyone that saw a demo wanted to get to evaluate one, and I was happy to have the chance.