(November 15, 2022) JVC's much anticipated free firmware update for its current generation of D-ILA projectors, including the consumer and pro series DLA-NZ9/DLA-RS4100, DLA-NZ8/DLA-RS3100, and DLA-NZ7/DLA-RS2100, and the entry-level lamp based DLA-NP5/DLA-RS1100, is now available for download. In addition to introducing Filmmaker Mode and several minor upgrades, Firmware Version 2.00 delivers improvements to the company's Frame Adapt HDR functionality and Laser Dynamic Controls. Below, JVC's press release details all of those improvements, and provides information on what to consider prior to installation, along with a download link.
A free firmware update for all current generation JVC D-ILA projectors is now available, offering new features, improved performance and enhanced ease of operation.
The firmware upgrade is available for all current generation D-ILA projectors: DLA- NZ9, DLA-NZ8, DLA-NZ7, DLA-NP5, DLA-RS4100, DLA-RS3100, DLA-RS2100 and DLA-RS1100. It includes improved Frame Adapt HDR picture performance, additional Frame Adapt picture modes, a new mode for Laser Dynamic Control with the laser light source on laser-equipped models, and "FILMMAKER MODE™", which faithfully reproduces the filmmaker's intentions, among other features, to enhance the user’s video experience and ease of use.
Firmware Upgrade Features
1. Improvements to Frame Adapt HDR:
(a) New HDR level mode added to Frame Adapt HDR
In addition to the existing Auto mode, a new Auto (Wide) mode has been added to the HDR Quantizer setting, which places more emphasis on brightness. Users can enjoy more dynamic HDR images according to their preference.
(b) Two additional picture modes that can be adjusted based on Frame Adapt HDR
Two additional modes have been added to the popular Frame Adapt HDR picture mode for HDR10. The total of three modes enables memory for favorite settings according to various room/ambient light conditions.
2. New Laser Dynamic Control mode for laser models
Control was previously based on the average luminance of the entire scene. With the new mode, adjustment is based on peak luminance, resulting in images with increased dynamic range. In particular, the new mode improves reproduction of content such as stars twinkling in pitch blackness and nightscapes. In addition, even images with low peak luminance can be enjoyed with a greater sense of contrast.
3. FILMMAKER MODE™
A new picture quality mode that faithfully reproduces the filmmaker's intentions, FILMMAKER MODE™ was developed by the UHD Alliance, an organization of Hollywood movie studios, TV studios, content distributors, consumer electronics manufacturers, and device developers, with the aim of faithfully reproducing the filmmakers' intentions in the home. When using this mode, picture quality adjustment functions such as frame interpolation and noise reduction are turned off, and the color temperature is set to D65 (6500K), allowing users to enjoy movies and documentaries with picture quality that is faithful to the original master.
4. Other Improvements
Additional Screens for Screen Adjustment mode
The latest screens, from top domestic and overseas manufacturers, have been added.
Outline of Firmware Upgrade
Firmware release date: Mid-November 2022
Applicable products: DLA-NZ9, DLA-NZ8, DLA-NZ7, DLA-NP5, DLA-RS4100, DLA-RS3100, DLA-RS2100, DLA-RS1100.
Description: Firmware "Version 2.00" (free of charge) for the applicable products.
The update is available here:
New calibration software has also been released. It is available here:
And new screen codes are now available. They can be found here: https://www.jvc.com/global/projector/screen/
Notes on firmware upgrade
Please confirm the following items before updating the firmware:
· This firmware update is intended for users whose current firmware is "Ver.1.24 ** or earlier".
· After updating the firmware, it is not possible to revert to the previous version. Also, each setting item will be reset to the factory defaults. Please execute the firmware update only if you need the new functions.
· Please refer to the support page (download site) for details.