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alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 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 Projectors for all reviews. People really like the reliability and noise. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the price, while there are some negative reviews about the size.

image quality, design, usability, noise, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors 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 Projectors on People really like the usability. The image quality is also appreciated. There are some negative views about the price.

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Oct, 2017

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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

Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton (

JVC DLA-HD1 1920x1080 Home Theater Projector


Since the September 2006 CEDIA Expo we've seen the introduction of at least six 1080p projectors priced at or below $6,500. We've already reviewed three of them (the Sony VPL-VW50"Pearl,", the Optoma HD81, and the Mitsubishi HC5000. A fourth, the JVC...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton (

JVC DLA-HD1 1920x1080 Home Theater Projector


The big story of the past couple of years has been the dramatic drop (or, from the industry's view, erosion) in the price of flat panel displays, both LCD and plasma.

Sharp, crisp image, Superb blacks and shadow detail, Quiet (but not silent), Remarkable value

Lacks separate high and low color temperature adjustments, Color points could be more accurate

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Shane Buettner (

JVC DLA-HD1 D-ILA Projector: On the Bench


Features We Miss: Please.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Shane Buettner (

JVC DLA-HD1 D-ILA Projector: On the Bench


Features We Miss: Please.

If Sony owned CEDIA after introducing the Pearl, JVC's DLA-HD1 was the most talked about PJ coming out of CES 2007. The DLA-HD1 is a three-chip 1080p rig that uses improved fill factor and a new optical engine with improved light polarization to get...

Feb, 2007

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The JVC DLA-HD1 is a sizeable projector weighing approximately 26 pounds. It's covered mainly by a dark chassis with a silver accent stripe bearing the JVC logo stretching from the front to the back. The inputs are located in a small panel on the...

The inputs are located in a small panel on the rear of the set and in addition to its power cable

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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

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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

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.

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Jul, 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

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

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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:16.7ft / 200in
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Min Image Size:5ft / 59.8in
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:D-ILA projector


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC DLA


Projector native resolution:1080p (1920x1080)

Projector Lamp

Lamp Type:UHP

Video Input

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