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How come we don't see D-ILA rear-projection TVs in the UK?

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by NicolasB, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. NicolasB

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    Was just glancing over the specs for JVC's D-ILA based rear-projection sets in america and, on paper at least, they look pretty juicy: 52" screen, 1280x720 resolution, and (crucially) it's a 3-chip device, which means it can't be subject to DLP-like rainbow effects.

    All that for an RRP of $4500 (and I'm sure the street/online price would be lower). $5500 RRP for a 61" screen.

    Probably not a hell of a lot of point in trying to import one because of 50Hz issues, etc. but has anyone seen one in action, and does anyone know if JVC has any plans to produce a British model?
     
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    Well when they do rest assured that it will retail for around the same price but in pounds! Woo Hoo
     
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    Nicholas, if the Performance is anything like the JVC D-ILA projector, they can keep it. I have no idea why it doesn't look as good as it should but it doesn't.
     
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    Really? Oh. I've not seen a DILA projector myself, but I had the impression from somewhere that they were rather good. Oh well. :)
     
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    I've seen the rear pro's and they aren't that great. I've also seen the HD2K Dila front projector and it's rather good....at least in the super William Phelps tuned Faroudja version.

    I'd say watch this space for details of someone elses nutter hi res Dila'esque rear pro coming to a high street near you.... (oh and this one does look good)

    Gordon.
     
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    How soon...?
     
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    My comments aren't a condemnation of the format but the JVC unit I had demonstrated just didn't justify its healthy price tag. As proof of my sanity Keith (Mr D) tested one and wasn't thrilled either. I look forward to this upcoming development that Gordon mentions however.
     
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    try a search for LCOS the name of technology D-ILA is is JVC's version but other do/are doing LCOS As for why not in the UK ask Retro he wrols/worked for Marata Vision UK distributor for JVC D-ILA

    Good point anyone seen/heard from RICK recently?
     
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    There are Dila's and there are Dila's.....The common issue with them is uniformity and contrast. The cost to do shading adjustment on them for consistent uniformity is high, hence cheap units don't have necessary time spent to get them working. (I think the shading and gamma is what William Phelps spends time on with the Faroudja units).

    Nicholas: My spies say April.

    Gordon

    pic: a Christie Digital DILA obvously not a stealth model....hahahaha
     
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    I have emailed JVC twice now about the D-ILA situtation in the UK.

    The first time I got a reply back stating that I should contact their "JVC Professional Division" (???).

    The second time, they didn't bother to reply at all.

    I've read some very good reports of D-ILA, and would have gone for this technology over DLP.

    However, I'm now looking at DLP as a stop-gap measure until SED comes out.

    T.
     
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