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alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of JVC DLA-HD1. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the reliability and usability. The noise and design also get good views, but there are some critical views about the size and price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the JVC DLA-HD1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of JVC DLA-HD1 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the usability. The image quality also gets good opinions, whereas there are some negative reviews about the price.

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This summary is based on the products: JVC DLA-HD1 Digital Projector - 700 lmJVC DLA-HD1 Digital Projector - 700 lm

Oct, 2018

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : John Archer (

JVC DLA-HD1 1080p LCD Projector


Has JVC produced the best home cinema projector ever? John definitely thinks so.

The best home cinema of 2011: a round-up of 2011's best home cinema products from blu-ray systems to home cinema projectors.

Jul, 2007

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JVC DLA-HD1 review


OK, so the JVC DLA-HD1 is no looker – but under that blandly styled exterior lurks a real beast of a performer

Occasional users might prefer a punchier picture, but for a blacked-out home cinema, this is a steal

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : staff (

JVC DLA-HD1 review


Licence to kill off DLP

Fantastic contrast ratio ; Great features ; Superb picture quality

The future of home projection as arrived. The DILA engine is a revelation, especially with hi-def images. Simply stunning.

May, 2007

TIPA Award!

Expert review by : TIPA (

Best Pro Photo Projector: JVC DLA-HD1


The JVC DLA-HD1 is a full HD (1920 x 1080) front projector with a native contrast ratio of 15,000:1, which is the industry's highest native contrast ratio without the use of an iris. The new optical engine dramatically improves the precision of light...

Jan, 2007

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JVC DLA-HD1 is known as a 'DILA Consumer Front Projector' which was manufactured and presented by JVC. It is a 15,000:1 Contrast Ratio D-ILA Front Projector that provides viewers a Full HD experience. It weighs a good 11.6 kg and measures 455 mm...

Hook up a kick-ass PC to the HD1, fire up Left 4 Dead or World of Warcraft and you will never, ever, leave your house ever again. Seriously. They’ll have to bring in an IV drip and a catheter to keep you alive. It won’t be pretty. JVC DLA-HD1 is tagged...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : avforums (

JVC DLA-HD1 D-ILA Video Projector


If there is any product that probably doesnÂ't need an introduction within an AV Forums review, then it is JVCÂ's DLA-HD1 DILA projector. Ever since the rumour surfaced last year that JVC would be bringing its revolutionary DILA technology to the...

Above Average

Apr, 2007

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There's a revolution taking place in the home cinema projection world. The dominance of LCD and DLP technology is being challenged by two new kids on the block: SXRD from Sony, and now DILA from JVC

Full HD, Extraordinary contrast ratio, Magnificent video processor

No D-Sub PC input

Superb quality and performance with no real weaknesses - a sure-fire winner

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Brian Thomas (



JVC's DLA-HD1 is a ground-breaking projector that beams out images with extremely natural colours and black levels. That said, it's not quite as sharp or as bright as some of its cheaper rivals.

Extremely deep black levels ; Very natural-looking colours ; Quiet fan

Pictures look a tad soft ; Pricier than some of its 1080p competitors ; Large and bulky

It's a big and bulky machine, though, so it'll be hard to place in the average home, and it's not as bright as some of its rivals. As the images aren't quite as sharp as those on some similarly priced 1080p machines, it doesn't quite get the full...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : Tone (

JVC DLA-HD1 D-ILA Projector $10,995


After taking the high-end projector market by storm overseas, JVC has finally unleashed its statement DLA-HD1 on an anxiously awaiting Kiwi public. Here is the very projector the outstanding DreamVision DreamBee and Barco's Cineversum...

Nov, 2008

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The JVC DLA-HD1 is one heck of a projector, with the best blacks I've yet seen. Detail is exceptional and shadow detail is better than many displays can manage. Aside from the frustrating menu system, I'd be very happy living with this puppy.

Oct, 2007

Product Specifications

The JVC DLA-HD1 is a full HD front projector with a native contrast ratio of 15, 000: 1, a level that ensures outstanding black reproduction without sacrificing picture brightness since there is no iris mechanism. The high native contrast ratio is achieved through the combined use of a new 0.7-inch full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) D-ILA device and a new optical engine. Like all D-ILA-based JVC front projectors and rear projection televisions, the DLA-HD1 uses three D-ILA devices - one each for red, green and blue color reproduction. It offers a 2x zoom lens, a lens shift mechanism, and front fan intake and exhaust for placement flexibility, so its use is not limited to a dedicated home theater room. In addition, the ultra high pressure mercury lamp is easily accessible from a side panel.

Audio Output

Type: None


Colour of product:Black, Silver

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
HD Image Format:1080p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:700ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:15000:1
Max Image Size:5.08m / 508cm
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Min Image Size:1.52m / 152cm
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:D-ILA projector


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC DLA


Bulb power:200
Lamp Type:UHP

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2
Focal length range (f-f):21.3 - 42.6


Ethernet LAN: No

Other features

Acoustic pressure emissions:25
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):455 x 172.5 x 418.5
Lens focal range:3.2 - 4.3
Lens shift:+/-80% / +/-80% vertical; +/-34% horizontal

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes


Noise Level:25

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
HDMI ports quantity:2
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power Consumption (Standby):2.7
Power consumption (typical):200 / 280


Projection distance:-, 3.0/6.1 / 3.0/6.1
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:700
Projector native resolution:1080p (1920x1080)

Projector Lamp

Bulb type:UHP


Full HD: Yes

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / S-Video
Digital Video Standard:High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)

Weight & Dimensions