JVC DLA-NZ8 8K HDR Laser Projector

  • Native 4K 0.69″ (4096x2160p), 3 x D-ILA
  • 2,500 ANSI Lumens Brightness
  • ∞:1 Contrast Ratio (Dynamic), 80,000:1 (Native)
  • 20,000 hour Lamp Life

$23,499

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The DLA-NZ8 D-ILA projector is the world first home theatre projector to feature 8K/60p/4K120p input*. It is equipped with a new 8K/e-shiftX proprietary technology to reproduce 8K-quality images. The projector is driven by three native 4K D-ILA devices, high-quality 65 mm glass lens, and Ultra-High Brightness of 2,500 lumens. The BLU-Escent laser diode light source also contributes to project images that come close to reality. Compatible with the latest HDR10+, the projector boasts industry leading HDR performance. 8K, Laser, and HDR are the keywords that describe JVCs DLA-NZ8.

*As a home theatre projector, as of September 2021; according to a research by JVCKENWOOD.

  • Newly developed 8K/e-shiftX technology reproduces 8K image quality
  • BLU-Escent Laser Light Source
  • High brightness of 2,500 lm provides vibrant and dynamic images
  • Native Contrast Ratio of 80,000:1 translates to a spectacular Dynamic Contrast Ratio of ∞ :1
  • 2x HDMI (48 Gbps, HDCP 2.3) inputs, supporting 8K60P and 4K120P input signals
  • HDR10+ contains the metadata of the producer’s intentions for each scene, and with such data, the projector is able to automatically reproduce images as the creator intended.
  • Frame Adapt HDR* dynamically tone maps any HDR10 content frame-by-frame or scene-by-scene and automatically performs adjustment to achieve optimal images close to reality as seen by human eyes. As a part the Frame Adapt HDR, the projector offers improved gamma processing accuracy from 12- to 18-bit equivalent to reproduce smoother and finer gradation
  • New Theater Optimizer** function, which works in Frame Adapt HDR mode, offers optimum HDR images by analyzing usage environments using the screen size and gain information and intelligently adjusts tone mapping.
  • Auto Tone Mapping function automatically adjusts settings for optimum HDR10 image quality
  • For easy reproduction, the projector switches automatically to HDR picture mode when HDR10 signals are received
  • New 0.69-inch 4K D-ILA (4096 x 2160) device x 3
  • 17-element, 15-group all-glass 65mm diameter high-quality lens
  • Nine settings of Installation Mode include Lens Control, Pixel Adjustment, Mask, Anamorphic on or off, Screen Adjust, Installation Style, Keystone, Pincushion, and Aspect; stored installation modes for various environments can be called up.
  • Wide Colour Gamut above exceeds DCI/P3 spec creating saturated, beautiful images that come to life
  • Low Latency Mode suppresses display delay for faster response when receiving signals from PC and game consoles

World’s first home projector capable of inputting 8K60p/4K120p signals

These projectors adopt LSI’s developed with the latest technology to process the vast amount of 8K input data, and an up converter to bring any source up to high definition 8K resolution. As a result, more beautiful and realistic video images full of contrast and reality can be enjoyed regardless of the source, from video streaming to 4K UHD-BD videos.

Essential all-glass lens to depict all the data in the 8K image

The high-end DLA-NZ9 is equipped with an 18-element, 16-group all-glass lens featuring a full aluminium lens barrel*1. To project highresolution 8K images to every corner of the screen, the projector incorporates five ED lenses calibrated for differences in the R/G/B refractive index to reduce chromatic aberration and colour fringing when lens shift kicks in to deliver precise reproduction of 4K- or 8K-resolution*2 projection.

*1: 65 mm diameter, 17-element, 15-group all glass lens is featured on the DLA-NZ8, NZ7 and N5 models. *2: Resolution varies depending on the model.

HDR10+ Support allows a choice for two dynamic tone mappings

When it comes to reproducing the rich video information of HDR content including the extended brightness range, BT.2020 wide colour gamut and 10-bit gradation, rely on one of the new D-ILA projectors. New models support all HDR formats including HDR10 for Blu-ray and streaming, HLG for broadcasting, and the latest HDR10+ signal format with dynamic metadata compatibility.

JVC projectors are compatible with the two dynamic tone mappings of HDR10+ and Frame Adapt HDR. HDR10+ contains the metadata of the producer’s intentions for each scene, Frame Adapt HDR instantly analyses the peak brightness in HDR10 content using an original algorithm. Ensuring you can watch any HDR content in optimal picture quality.

Ultra-High Contrast Optics with 4K D-ILA device

High-resolution image projection is reliant on the device and the optical system. The refined 0.69-inch 4K D-ILA device has doubled the speed required, to display images from 120 Hz to 240 Hz-equivalent. The new Ultra-High Contrast Optics featured on the DLANZ9 and NZ8 contribute to achieve optical brightness as high as 3,000 lumens*, and the new optics has dramatically improved the image quality by thoroughly suppressing the return of unnecessary light to the projection screen.

*Brightness of 3,000 lumens for the DLA-NZ9 and 2,500 lumens for the NZ8.

Reliability-proved BLU-Escent Laser Diode for exceptional brightness and longevity

The light source for these projectors is the latest blue laser diode BLU-Escent, which is featured in JVC projectors. BLUEscent technology has been adopted for home theatre projectors to achieve exceptional brightness and longevity of 20,000 hours*. Laser diode allows dynamic control of brightness to reproduce images that are closer to human perception. Combining the latest BLU-Escent package with the D-ILA device achieves detailed, smooth, powerful video expression.

*In theory, this amounts to 20 years or more while watching a 2.5-hour movie every day.

4K120p input ideal for Low Latency Mode

Because these projectors are equipped with 4K120p input, signal latency is infinitesimal, making it effective when displaying high frame-rate gaming content on large screens. What’s more, Low Latency Mode reduces delay in displaying PC signals and games, and improves response to the users’ rapid operations.

Newly developed 8K/e-shiftX technology to achieve 8K resolution

Significant progress has been made to our proprietary 8K/e-shift technology – which combines “e-shift” high-resolution display technology, that doubles the resolution by shifting a pixel by 0.5 pixels, and 0.69-inch native 4K D-ILA device. Shift direction has increased from the conventional two diagonal directions to four directions of up, down, left, and right, to enable display of 8K signal information in its entirety.
The result is an 8K resolution, enhancing the sense of three-dimensionality and immersion.

Device

D-ILA TechnologyYes
Chip Type0.69-inch 4K D-ILA device
Native Resolution4096 x 2160
Number Of Chips3
8K/e-shiftXYes
Display Resolution8192 x 4320

Light Source

LaserYes
TypeBLU-Escent Laser Diode
Life Time (Standard Mode)20000 hours

Picture

Brightness2500 lm
Dynamic Contrast∞ : 1
Native Contrast80000 : 1
Dynamic Light Power controlYes
ModesMode 1 (gentle), Mode 2 (strong), Off
Manual ApertureYes
Range-15 (stops down) to 0 (opens up)
DCI-P3 Color GamutYes
100% REC 709Yes
Color Bit Depth12 bit
ISFccc CertificationYes

HDR

HDR10Yes
HDR10+Yes
Frame Adapt HDRYes
Theatre OptimizerYes
HLGYes
Auto Tone MappingYes
Mastering Info DisplayYes
Info dataMaxCLL and MaxFALL mastering data
HDR Picture ModesBT.709 / BT.2020 / DCI / HDR

Lens

Zoom2 x
Throw Ratio1.43-2.92:1
Diameter65 mm
MaterialAll-glass
Build17-element, 15-group in full aluminium lens barrel.
Lens ShiftYes
Range Horizontal± 34 %
Range Vertical± 80 %
Motorized ZoomYes
Motorized ShiftYes
Motorized FocusYes
Projection Display size (diagonal)60 – 200 inch
Memory FunctionYes
Number of user presets10
Lens CoverYes

HDMI

Number of connections2
Data Rate48 Gbps
HDCP Version2.3
8K60P signal inputYes
4K120p signal inputYes
4K60P signal inputYes
Video Signal range480p, 576p, 720p 60/50, 1080i 60/ 50, 1080p 120/ 100/ 60/ 50/ 30/ 25/ 24, 3840 x 2160p 120/ 100/ 60/ 50/ 30/ 25/ 24, 4096 x 2160p 120/ 100/ 60/ 50/ 30/ 25/ 24, 7680 x 4320p 60/ 50/ 30/25 /24
PC Signal rangeVGA / SVGA / XGA / WXGA / WXGA+ / SXGA / WSXGA+ / UXGA / WUXGA / WQHD (60) / WQHD (120)
Input Level AdjustmentAuto / Standard (16-235) / Enhanced (0-255) / Super White (16-255)
Color Space RangeAuto/ YCbCr4444 / YCbCr422 / RGB
EDID ModesA and B (older hardware may need to use B settings)

Connections

Trigger outYes
ConnectorMini-Jack (3,5mm)
PowerDC 12V / 100mA
3D SynchroYes
ConnectorMini DIN 3-pin
LANYes
ConnectorRJ45
RS-232Yes
ConnectorD-sub 9-pin
ServiceYes
ConnectorUSB (Type A) for firmware update.

3D

3D CapabilityYes
3D VersionsFrame Packing, Side-by-Side, Top & Bottom
Frame Packing Resolutions720p 60/50, 1080p 24
Side-by-Side Resolutions720p 60/50, 1080p 60/50/24, 1080i 60/50
Top & Bottom Resolution720p 60/50, 1080p/24
3D Emitter (Optional)Yes, PK-EM2
3D Glasses (Optional)Yes, PK-AG3

Picture Settings

Picture ModesNatural, Cinema, Film, HDR10+, Frame Adapt HDR, HDR10, HLG, Pan_PQ, 6 User modes
Color TemperaturesXenon 1, Xenon 2, 5500K, 6500K, 7500K, 9300K, High Bright, HDR10+, HDR10, HLG, Custom 1, Custom 2
Gamma Processing Depth12 bit
Gamma AdjustHDR (Auto), HDR(PQ), HDR(HLG), 2.2, 2.4, 2.6, Cinema 1, Cinema 2, Film 1, Film 2, Pana_PQ, 3 Custom modes
Color Management6-Axis adjustable CMS
MPCYes
Low Latency ModeYes
Clear Motion DriveYes
Motion EnhanceYes
Auto CalibrationYes
Optional Probe neededYes
Installation ModeYes
Number of presets10
Included settingsLens Control, Pixel Adjustment, Mask, Anamorphic on or off, Screen Adjust, Installation Style, Keystone, Pincushion, and Aspect
Anamorphic Modes4 Modes (A, B, C, D)
Control4 SDDPYes

Power & Environment

Power RequirementAC100-240V, 50/60Hz
Projector in Use440W
StandbyEco Mode 0.20W
Network Standby1.21W (LAN), 0.94W (RS-232C), 1.22W (LAN + RS232C)
Switchover timeApprox. 15 min. (To standby or networked standby; default)
Fan Noise24 dB
Eco ModeYes
Standby TimerYes
Operating Temperature5°C to 35°C
Operating Humidity20% to 80%
Installation AngleHorizontal +/- 5 degree / Vertical +/- 10 degree
Installation HeightBelow 2,000 m

In the box

Remote ControlYes, RM-MH27
User ManualYes
Power CordYes
BatteriesYes, 2 x AAA-size batteries

Dimensions & Weight

Product Dimensions (WxHxD)500 x 234 x 505 (mm)
Product Weight23.1 Kg
Package Dimensions (WxHxD)640 x 415 x 665 (mm)
Package Weight28.5 Kg

General Editing Note

General Note:Simulated pictures.The values for weight and dimensions are approximate.E.&O.E. Design and specifications subject to change without notice.

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