JVC is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its flagship D-ILA projector range by releasing a limited-edition model with a fittingly eye-watering price tag.
Production of the new DLA-25LTD 8K laser projector will be limited to just 25 units, each costing – drumroll please – $29,999 / £33,000 (around AU$46,000).
Dropping that kind of dough gets you VIP treatment, of course. North American buyers get a commemorative jacket complete with an exclusive 25th-anniversary crest, while European buyers get a plaque engraved with the serial number to match the engraved 25th anniversary plate on the projector itself.
Strip away the novelty extras, however, and the DLA-25LTD presents as a serious bit of kit with a serious list of specs: 3000 lumens peak brightness, 150,000:1 contrast ratio, and support for HDR10+. It also boasts JVC's "8K/e-shiftX" processing technology to offer a pseudo (as opposed to native) 8K experience by upscaling 4K signals to 8K-quality pictures.
The projector is driven by no fewer than three 0.69-inch native 4K D-ILA devices and sports an 18-element, 16-group 100mm glass lens with a full aluminum lens barrel. JVC describes its performance as "mind-blowing", which, given the price, is not entirely unreasonable. Connections include two 48Gbps-rated 8K HDMI 2.1 ports with support for 8K@60fps and 4K@120fps.
The JVC DLA-25LTD will be available in North America and Europe from mid-December... so you have a couple of months to save.
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