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alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of JVC DLA HD100. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Opinions about the black level and design are overall positive. The usability and price are also appreciated. There are some less positive views about the size. Views 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 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 27 reviews)

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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: (



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

Expert review by: Greg Robinson (

Review: JVC DLA-HD100 Front Projector


My UPS and FedEx delivery guys know me pretty well. I see each of them on a near-daily basis when they drop off the latest techno widget for review. As they're fond of pointing out, some boxes are larger than others but nothing could have prepared us...

After connecting my Philips BDP7200 with a BetterCables HDMI cable, I threw in one of my favorite Blu-ray test discs, Christopher Nolan's The Prestige. Put simply, I was absolutely floored by the depth and quality of blacks put forth by the DLA-HD100....

May, 2008

Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton ( JVC DLA-HD100 D-ILA Projector


What can JVC do to top one of the best bargains in the 1920x1080 home-projector market, the widely praised DLA-HD1? Priced just a bit over $6000 at its introduction, the HD1 set a new bar for black levels from a home projector-make that from any video...

Exceptional black level and shadow detail, Crisp and natural detail, Rich, often near three-dimensional picture, Highly flexible gamma adjustments

Color gamut is not accurate, Lower brightness than JVC's less-expensive DLA-HD1, Poor deinterlacing of 480i via HDMI

s Given good-quality HD or SD program material, the HD100 produces remarkably vivid, clean, often strikingly dimensional images. Its greatest strength is the way it reproduces deep blacks and good shadow detail without compromising bright portions of...

May, 2008

Expert review by: 411Team Specialist (

JVC DLA-HD100 Projector Review


Among the display technologies reserved for Home Theater applications, D-ILA™ is revered with more respect. D-ILA™ projectors are higher in price and deserve a dedicated Home Theater without any ambient light

JVC DLA-HD100™ is high end Cinema quality projector weighing 26lbs, costing less then $8,000.00 and available with appropriate projector and lamp warranties and technical support from JVC. Once again projector is designed for a dedicated Home Theater...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Shane Buettner (

JVC DLA-HD100 D-ILA Projector


In the quest for deeper blacks and ever better contrast-ratio specs, dynamic irises that close down and open up the projector's light output automatically depending on the program material are all the rage. But there's no free lunch here. While the...

The DLA-HD100 is quite a bit more expensive and perhaps only marginally better than its predecessor. I prefer more natural colors, but the JVC performs in state-of-the-art fashion in so many ways, and it just looks so damned good overall that I can't...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Shane Buettner (

JVC DLA-HD100 D-ILA Projector


In the quest for deeper blacks and ever better contrast-ratio specs, dynamic irises that close down and open up the projector's light output automatically depending on the program material are all the rage. But there's no free lunch here. While the...

Mar, 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


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

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: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 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)