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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of JVC DLA-HD550. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Views about the usability and reliability are on the whole positive. The design and price also get good reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the JVC DLA-HD550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : John Archer (

JVC DLA-HD550 D-ILA Projector


As with almost every D-ILA Wire Grid projector before it, the HD550 sets new standards for its money.

JVC’s D-ILA technology has done it again. As with almost every D-ILA Wire Grid projector before it, the HD550 sets new standards for its money. There’s still room for improvement, with JVC stubbornly refusing to give its entry-level models a couple of...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

JVC DLA-HD550 review


Projector Product of the Year, Awards 2010. Great value, sensational pictures – it all adds up to a superlative projector

A simply superb picture, majoring on detail, contrast and sharp edges

Nothing of note

Projector Product of the Year, Awards 2010. The '550 turns in a frighteningly accomplished performance. To get it at this price, and with such an absence of fuss, is little short of extraordinary

Apr, 2010

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JVC DLA-HD550 review


Four grand for a projector might seem steep. But we were blown away by the picture this JVC threw on our wall…

Another star from JVC, the ’550 turns in a frighteningly accomplished performance. The bar has been raised once again

Aug, 2010

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You'd have paid much more for this performance a few years ago –simply brilliant

Feb, 2010

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JVC DLA-HD550 Home Theater Video Projector Review


JVC's brand new DLA-HD550 sets a very high bar for other video projectors in its class. It's a handsome beast even when it's off, darkly coloured, not gaudy and overdressed like the JVC Pro models. Picture quality is incredible, with a vivid picture...

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JVC is a world leader when it comes to LCoS projectors designed for just about any purpose. The JVC DLA-HD550 is one of their mid-range models designed for home theater use, and it is going to make most people very happy. There were a few little things...

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Exceptional Picture Quality!


After doing significant research I decided to purchase the JVC DLAHD550/D-ILA for my newly, almost completed, Home Theater. Considering my investment of time and money (priced at [$]), my expectations were understandably high. I am thrilled to say that...

Good Focus, Sharp Picture, Powerful, Lightweight, Easy To Set Up, Excellent Design

Dec, 2009

Product Specifications


Component (3xRCA) input:1
HDMI Version:Up to HDMI 1.3a
PC Mouse Communication:Serial

Image resolution

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast (full on/off):50000
Standard Resolution:1920x1080 HDTV
Supporting Aspect Ratios:4:3
Widescreen: Yes


Bulb power:200
Lamp Type:UHP
Service life of lamp:3000

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):21.4 - 42.8


Lens Aperture:3.2-4


Depth (in):18.81
Height (in):6.57
Weight (lb):24.25
Width (in):14.37


Built-in speaker(s): No


Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Analogue video signal:480i/p, 576i/p, 720p 60/50, 1080i 60/50, 1080p 60/50/24
Dimensions (WxDxH):365 x 478 x 167
F-number (relative aperture):3.2
Lens focal range:F=3.2 - 4
Power requirements:AC 110V-240V, 50/60 Hz

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: No


Noise Level:19


Full HD (1920x1080):Yes (1920x1080)
HDTV Compatible: Yes
Supported Picture Formats:480i/p, 576i/p, 720p, 1080i/p

Ports & interfaces

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


Power Consumption (Standby):0.7
Power consumption (typical):310


Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:1000
Screen size compatibility:1524 - 5080


Audible Noise:19


Full HD: Yes

Weight & Dimensions