DLA-X550Rby JVC

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A definite buy! This is among the best in its class.
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PROS

  • Despite being a 1080p-resolution model, the JVC DLA-X550R can accept 4K input signals and HDR10-format high dynamic range content, with its onboard e-shift enhancement for pseudo 4K display.
  • The JVC DLA-X550R delivers excellent picture contrast, along with enough brightness to make pictures look good in both dim and dark rooms.
  • JVC's Multi Pixel Control feature improves image clarity, particularly with lower-resolution streamed content.

CONS

  • The JVC DLA-X550R's Clear Motion Drive setting can give film-based programs an unnatural video-like quality when set to certain modes.
  • High-resolution sources such as Blu-ray and streamed Ultra HD programs sometimes take on a slightly enhanced look when the DLA-X550R's e-shift4 up-conversion is enabled.
  • The JVC DLA-X550R shows occasional crosstalk when displaying 3D images, though it's no worse in this respect than competing models.
JVC’s DLA-X550R projector provides an affordable 4K alternative to “real” 4K-resolution projectors, most of which currently cost $10,000 and up. How does JVC do it? By implementing the company’s e-shift4 technology, which creates a pseudo 4K resolution image. The DLA-X550R is compatible with 4K input sources and HDR10-format high dynamic range content, and it delivers high contrast and sufficient brightness to make pictures look good in dim as well as dark environments.
Name DLA-X550R DLA-X500R VPL-VW665ES PowerLite Pro Cinema LS1000 VPL-HW65ES
Manufacturer JVC JVC Sony Epson Sony
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JVC’s DLA-X550R continues the company’s streak of producing high-value projectors that deliver high-contrast images.

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The short version is simple: Wow has JVC upped their game with the X550R.

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