JVC and Panasonic Join to Deliver Better HDR Performance
(March 20, 2019) JVC and Panasonic have announced a new collaborative venture to make projection-based HDR better. Unlike 4K TVs, most 4K projectors paired with decent-sized screens struggle to deliver the necessary brightness for a top-notch HDR experience. And brightness demands can vary from disc to disc, resulting in a picture controls guessing game that can be rather frustrating.
Both JVC and Panasonic recognize a need for change, thus they've launched a new collaboration that optimizes HDR video performance when 2019 JVC native 4K D-ILA projectors (DLA-NX9/DLA-RS3000, DLA-NX7/DLA-RS2000, DLA-NX5/DLA-RS1000) are paired with Panasonic’s top-flight DP-UB900 Ultra HD Blu-ray player.
The UB9000 utilizes Panasonic’s 2G HCX video processor which houses selectable HDR optimized tone map settings for various display types (OLED TVs, LCD TVs, high brightness projectors, basic brightness projectors, etc.). Once paired with a 2019 4K JVC projector, owners have the ability to select one of two color profiles in the projector’s menu settings, which mirrors the same settings selected on the UB9000. The result is “a more realistic HDR image with more accurate gradation compared to what's achieved using Auto Tone Mapping or HDR Optimizer alone.”
"The Panasonic DP-UB9000 has been widely praised as the gold standard among Ultra HD Blu-ray players, and its HDR Optimizer works beautifully with our projectors to deliver stunning HDR images," said Fred Zecha, General Manager, Custom Installation Sales, JVCKENWOOD USA Corporation. "By including custom color profiles specifically designed for the Panasonic player, performance is further improved by optimizing HDR content for the player/projector pairing and the result is truly cinema-quality images."
JVC says that owners of eligible JVC projectors can download the new HDR firmware update later this month. Projectors currently in production are scheduled to begin shipping with the new firmware pre-installed.
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