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alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of JVC DLA HD100. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People are impressed by the black level and design. The usability and price are also appreciated, but there are some negative views about the size. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the JVC DLA HD100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : John Archer (

JVC DLA-HD100 HD D-ILA Projector


Has JVC produced the best "affordable" high end projector out there? John definitely thinks so.

Our attempt at the end there to find something bad to say about the HD100's performance really was just grasping at straws, to be honest. For the truth is that this projector is even better than the already outstanding HD1, and as such arguably rates...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

JVC DLA-HD100 review


Big and bulky, but its picture performance is perfectly poised

Excellent detail and edge definition with both Blu-rays and DVDs ; wonderfully balanced colour palette ; impressive black performance

Deinterlacer isn’t quite perfect

In a group of amazing quality, the JVC still stands out as an astounding performer at a very fair price

May, 2008

Expert review by : TechRadar (

JVC DLA-HD100 review


D-ILA technology is back and this time it's better than ever

Spectacular picture quality ; Plenty of features ; Attractive design ; Fair price

Quite big ; Doesn’t have a 12V trigger output

The D-ILA revolution continues apace with another extraordinarily good home cinema projector

Mar, 2008

EISA Award - Best Product

Expert review by : EISA (



In its latest incarnation, JVC's D-ILA projection technology again sets new standards in home theater imagery. An astonishing picture contrast sets the DLA-HD100 apart from its competition, but its broad and neutral reproduction of colours, transparent...

Jun, 2008

TIPA Award!

Expert review by : TIPA (

Best Professional Photo Projector: JVC DLA-HD100


Based on the TIPA Award-winning DLA-HD1 model, the new high-end JVC DLA-HD100 features enhanced 0.7inch, full HD D-ILA devices and wire grid optical engine. This enables the projector to further improve contrast to twice the ratio of the best...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Clint DeBoer (

JVC DLA-HD100 First Look


JVC's latest high-end LCOS projector sports an unprecedented (claimed) native contrast ratio of 30,000:1, an industry first and a number they say is achieved without the use of a dynamic iris. The

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Kevin Miller (



Although a top performer in some respects, the JVC DLA-HD100 projector's relatively high price makes it a questionable value considering its colour accuracy issues.

Excellent black levels ; Superb contrast ; Solid feature package ; Plenty of installation flexibility ; Good connectivity with two HDMI inputs

Poor primary and secondary colour accuracy ; Severe over-saturation

The awesome transfer of The Departed on Blu-ray is a good movie to show off the JVC's excellent resolution. The opening scenes, starting with the diner scene and moving to the police academy scenes with Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio, looked razor...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : (



Huge maximum contrast., Excellent factory setup., Versatile positioning.

Sub-optimal processing of standard video., Awkward zoom and focus controls.

A few small grumbles aside, the JVC DLA-HD 100 produces breathtaking pictures with its massive contrast ratio, excellent factory setup, and three-chip technology — and it manages this without showing digital artefacts. But to get optimal picture...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Jeremy R. Kipnis (

JVC DLA-HD100 1080P 3-Chip D-ILA Front Projector Reviewed


JVC has been making D-ILA based projectors since what seems like the dawn of time and their latest, the DLA-HD100, features the tenth generation of their fantastic technology. Home Theater Review writer, Jeremy Kipnis, shares his thoughts on what is...

The full 1920 x 1080P HD three-chip D-ILA light engine achieves a stunning new level of color and contrast ; This is the first native 30,000:1 contrast ratio front projector,meaning it does not rely on an automatic iris and does not compromiseimage...

Light output is only adequate at600 ANSI lumens, suitable only for theaters that are completely blackedout and light-treated ; The wide lens offset exhibits some visible pincushion distortion with shorter throw distances ; The internal Gennum scaler...

Ten years ago, JVC transitioned fromusing an analog Imaging Light Amplifier (ILA) to a completely digitalversion that features outstanding and previously impossible lightoutput from a video projector (greater than 4,000 ANSI lumens). Thiswas designed...

Oct, 2008

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In a group of amazing quality, the JVC still stands out as an astounding performer at a very fair price

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

The DLA-HD100 is the world's first native 30,000:1 contrast ratio D-ILA Front Projector. It brings full HD to your home with the industry's highest native contrast ratio. The "native" means that it does not rely on an iris mechanism to maximize contrast depending on the average brightness of one scene. This technical sleight of hand employed on other projectors, effectively changes overall luminosity, so that blacks are slightly bleached in bright scenes, while light colors appear duller in dark scenes. There is neither an iris mechanism nor a compromise in the DLA-HD100 projector. D-ILA is a mature technology, perfected by JVC, which can reproduce the brightest, most vivid colors simultaneously with the subtlest shadows, down to the deepest, truest blacks. Only D-ILA can reproduce in full the rich image information contained in a high definition source, be it broadcast or optical disk.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
HD Image Format:1080p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:600ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:30000:1
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

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):21.3 - 42.6

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):455 x 418.5 x 172.5


Noise Level:24

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


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


Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:600

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