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JVC DLA-NZ7 Review

JVC home theater projects are becoming the go-to brand for movie lovers looking for immersive images with accurate colors. Its all-glass lens combined with advanced imaging technologies ensure realistic pictures. With the JVC DLA-N27, you can now take advantage of 8K video upscaling technology.

Compared to other projects with 8K capabilities, the DLA-N27 is competitively priced and comes with all of the features you expect. The projector seems like a great addition to any home theater setup, but is it the right one for you? Here’s a closer look at what the JVC project has to offer. (>>> Find on Projectorscreen)

JVC DLA-NZ7 Review of Specifications:

 JVC DLA-NZ7
Resolution4096x2160
8K w/pixel shifting
Contrast Ratio40,000:1
Brightness (Lumens)2,200 ANSI
Input Lag37ms
Throw Distance12.3' - 20.7'
Screen size60" - 200"
Internal SpeakersNo
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Image Quality

The NZ7 comes with a 65mm all-glass lens to produce dynamic images. D-LIA chips maximum color and contrast, while also ensuring a bright onscreen picture. A 2,200 lumens light source takes care of most ambient lighting. You still want to close the blinds during sunny days, but you shouldn’t have to worry about images appearing faded.

You don’t have to worry about the light source losing some of its brilliance after a few years. It comes with a BLU-Escent laser light source. It has a half-life of around 20,000 hours, so you can enjoy bright images for years. Add in HDR10+ support, and you get brilliant colors with depth and dimension. The Frame Adapt HDR system optimizes images frame by frame, so you see movies the way the director intended.

8K Technology

The NZ7 comes with JVC’s e-shift technology. It takes 4K content and upscales it to 8K, giving you 35 million pixels per frame. You get incredibly detailed and realistic images. Even though it’s not true 8K, the technology produces a noticeable difference in image clarity.

Pros

  • 8K upscaling technology
  • HDR10+ support
  • All-glass lens
  • Dynamic images
  • Flexible installation

Cons

  • The projector has a long throw distance, over 12-feet, making it ill-suited for smaller spaces

Connectivity

Unlike similar models, the NZ7 does not come with a robust connection panel. It does have wireless transmission support for your 3D content, but what sets the projector apart are the two 8K HDMI 2.1 inputs. The inputs also support HDMI 2.3, so you are ready for the next generation of video and gaming content.

Another advantage of the dual 8K HDMI ports is the improved chipset. The time it takes for the image to appear onscreen is reduced by a third, compared to standard HDMI ports.

Gaming Quality

Input lag isn’t low enough for most first-person shooter games. You will notice some delays. It is fast enough for casual players, especially when you set the projector in Low Latency Mode. It spends up the amount of time it takes for the signal to travel from the gaming console to the projector.

Clear Motion Drive and Motion Enhance technology help ensure smooth frame-by-frame play on fast-paced games.

Ease of Installation and Setup

You aren’t going to be moving the NZ7 around. The projector weighs a little over 49 lb., so be prepared to use some muscle to set it up. Even though it’s not a lightweight projector, its compact size makes it easy to integrate with your existing components.

Setting up the projector is a breeze. It takes care of almost everything for you. The auto-calibration function optimizes colors, and the projector also comes with certified calibration controls. You can calibrate the image to match the environment.

With eight installation settings, you don’t have to center the project with the screen. Along with lens control and keystone correction, you can also adjust the pixels and aspect settings. Installation style, mask, screen settings, and anamorphic on or off ensure optimal picture quality regardless of where you place the projector.

Consumer Impressions

JVC DLA-NZ7 connections

With its 8K upscaling capabilities, long-lasting light source, and color enhancing technologies, consumers are impressed with the image quality they get with the NZ7. They also appreciate the installation settings. It makes aligning images a breeze. Gamers wish the input lag was below 37ms, but it’s still a good mixed-media home theater projector.

Conclusion

The JVC DLA-NZ7 is a mixed-media projector ready for 8K content. Two 8K HDMI ports let you connect multiple devices. Add in the image-enhancing technologies, and the onscreen images will make you feel like you’re in a movie theater. Setting the projector up is also a breeze, thanks to the convenient installation settings. (>>> Check on Projectorscreen)

It does come with a premium price tag, but it’s worth the cost for many consumers. You get a projector with cutting-edge technology that won’t become obsolete when the next generation of technology hits the market.