(September 4, 2020) JVC has officially announced a previously revealed firmware update for its current line of DLA-NX5, DLA-NX7, DLA-NX9, DLA-RS1000, DLA-RS2000, and DLA-RS3000 projectors. In addition to improving the current firmware’s Frame Adapt HDR mode, JVC has created a new feature called Theater Optimizer.
It’s hard to argue against the profound impact of JVC’s smartly-crafted Frame Adapt HDR processing, which adds much needed dynamic tone mapping to its 4K and 8K-eshift projectors. JVC says the new version will automatically adjust 4K HDR10 content for optimized brightness, color, and detail on a frame by frame or scene by scene basis. Additionally, user-adjustable brightness level settings have been expanded from three steps to five, giving owners even more ability to tweak and adjust performance.
The new Theater Optimizer smart function tool allows owners to input screen size and screen gain information. When combined with various internal factors (lens zoom position, lamp condition, and other settings), a projector can automatically establish optimum tone mapping and brightness for an experience that is perfectly matched to an individual viewing environment.
According to JVC, 18-bit level gamma processing is used in conjunction with the Theater Optimizer, allowing for amazing colors and gradations benefiting from the highest levels of brightness and deep blacks. Additionally, JVC says it's adding two convenience features: users can choose the picture mode according to input signals; Panasonic’s DP-UB9000 owners will have an added picture mode that provides “easy and optimized connection without individual manual settings."
Firmware version 3.50 is expected to be released mid-November 2020. Owners can download it here free of charge.