JVC Item # DLA-NZ7
8K HDR Laser Home Theater Projector
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The JVC DLA-NZ7 projector uses their 3rd gen BLU-Escent laser as a light source, delivering 2,200 lumens. We feel the true colors you get from a laser light source are second to none. Their 8K e-shift system will take all of your content and upscale it to 8K giving you details you have never experienced. Add in JVC’s Frame Adapt HDR and the fact it supports HDR10+, this projector has to be one of the best values on the market for its technology.
Great Laser Light Source
We think the colors you get from a laser light source are just outstanding. You get lots of output and a light source that will last 20,000 hours. With support for widescreen and a great laser light source, the NZ7 is hard to beat.
HDR gives us a rich picture, but to truly experience it you need all the metadata about every part of the film. HDR10 sends over average information for the whole movie but with HDR10+ we get data for every scene which greatly improves the experience.
Frame Adapt HDR
We were very impressed when JVC introduced this with last year's models. For the HDR system to work best, you need to know how much light your system can produce. JVC has you plug in your screen size, and model so it can perfectly calculate you to support the HDR data.
The JVC DLA-NZ7 is going to check off a lot of boxes for someone looking for a great home theater system. At 2,200 lumens with a beautiful and long-lasting laser image, that already puts it ahead of most. When you add to that JVC’s Frame Adapt HDR system, 8K e-shift, an all-glass lens, HDR10+ support, and industry-first high-speed HDMI inputs, it is just an astounding value. You will be able to do a widescreen with its 10 position lens memory or a very large 16:9 image. Either one will have details and beautiful colors that will put a big smile on your face every time you turn it on.
2,200 Lumen Gen 3 BLU-Escent Laser Engine
We were very happy when we saw JVC was going to bring their high-performance laser technology to a new price point. The colors and contrast you see from a laser light source are just second to none. They are just so pure! JVC came up with a new version of their BLU-Escent Laser light source for the new models and it is more efficient than ever. The great news is laser light engines last far longer than lamp light engines, only reaching their half-life at around 20,000 hours. As a comparison, a lamp hits its half-life at around 1000 hours. Your picture will look fantastic for years!
Dual 8K HDMI 2.1 inputs with HDCP 2.3 Support
You will not have to worry about any upcoming changes to the HDMI world with the DLA-NZ7. It is one of the first projectors we have seen to give you two 48Gbps HDMI 2.1 inputs with support for HDMI 2.3. While there is not much content out there now in the formats of 8K/60P or 4K/120P, it is nice to know you are ready for any future gaming or video content changes coming down the road. We also found in our testing, with this upgraded HDMI chipset, the time to do the HDMI handshake and get an image is cut by about ⅓ or more!
8K e-shift Technology
Last year's top-of-the-line DLA-NX9 used JVC’s 8K e-shift to take a 4K image and upscale it to 8K giving 4 times the resolution. Now, the DLA-NZ7 gets this same great technology. Your HD and 4K sources will be even more detailed than you could imagine with JVC’s 8K e-shift. Think about seeing an 8K image with over 35 million pixels of resolution. You will be able to see tiny details in scenes you never knew existed!
65mm All Glass Lens
The DLA-NZ7 comes fitted with a 65mm very high resolution 17 element, 15 group all-glass lens. An all-glass lens is great to see in this price category and it is capable of presenting the 8K image from their 8K e-shift with ease.
Custom Selected .69” D-LIA Chips
We found out from JVC, they sort and hand-select all of the .69” 4K D-LIA chips. The higher the model, the better the chipset, which gives more light output, better color, and contrast. The chips in the DLA-NZ7 are an upgrade from the ones found in the DLA-NX5.
Frame Adapt HDR System
HDR was developed a few years ago to allow producers in the film industry to give us an image that got even closer to what the eye sees in the natural world. The idea was to allow them to send metadata about the movie or show that allowed for white whites, deep blacks, and improved contrast with colors. When they developed it, they did not consider front projectors as they wanted the video display to be able to reproduce 1000 nits or greater, which no front projector can do. The good news is most projector companies came up with software to interpret the HDR data and give us images like we had never experienced before. To give the best possible picture, the projector’s software needs to know the state of several items that include your screen size, type of screen material, how much you have zoomed the lens to fit the screen, and where you have the laser output set. The projector obviously has knowledge of the zoom and output but no idea on your screen. JVC came out with their Frame Adapt HDR system that works with their Theater Optimizer where you input your screen brand, model, and size. The system then looks at every single frame to deliver an amazing HDR image that is totally true to what the director intended us to see. You’ll find HDR10 content on most UHD Bluray discs and now it is showing up on many streaming services.
HDR10+ is the next evolution of HDR10 and we love it! When an HDR10 film is played back, it sends over metadata that tells the projector the maximum brightness for the entire movie and the average brightness. That is great, but what if there was data for every single scene? That is what HDR10+ does, it has metadata with the luminance for each scene. This means the projector can make even finer adjustments to HDR content for an improved image. The new line of JVC projectors are the first ones we have seen to support HDR10+ and we are seeing it gain a lot of traction on both streaming formats and UHD Bluray discs.
Built To Last
At Audio Advice, we always have felt the “weight test” is a great way to measure build quality on home electronics as a high weight usually means serious internal components. The DLA-NZ7 weighs in at just under 50 pounds, 49.5 to be exact! This does mean you will want a helper when you go to mount this beast of a projector!
JVC has one of the best warranties in the business. We love the fact they give you a one-year advanced replacement warranty which means if their tech team can not come up with a resolution, they will send you a new one in the first year. And after that, you have a full 3-year parts and labor warranty from your purchase date. Pretty impressive!
Details & Specs
- 2,200 Lumen BLU-Escent Laser Phosphor Light Engine
- 8K e-shift delivers image quality beyond 4K
- 65 mm all-glass lens with 2X Zoom and 80% vertical/ 34% horizontal shift
- Two 48Gbps HDMI 2.1/HDCP 2.3 inputs (8K/60P & 4K/120P)
- 40,000:1 Native Contrast, Infinite Dynamic Contrast
- Frame Adapt HDR
- Dynamic Tone Mapping w/ Theater Optimizer
- 0.69 inch Native 4K D-ILA Devices (x3)
- Installation Mode with 10 memories, Anamorphic Scaling
- ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) Licensed plus JVC Auto Calibration
- Clear Motion Drive w/Motion Enhance
- Multiple Pixel Control (MPC) — MPC works with 8K60P (4:4:4) signals
- Low Latency Mode improves picture, speeds operation, and reduces gaming/PC frame delays
- Control: Control4 SDDP / LAN / RS-232C / IR / 12V Screen Trigger Output / 3D Sync Output
- 3 Year Warranty with First Year Advanced Replacement (size, weight, and throw ratio required)
- 8K/e-shiftX (4 way) - No
- 8K/e-shift (2 way) - Yes
- 8K60p input - Yes
- 4K120p input - Yes
- Resolution - 8,192×4,320 (8K e-shift)
- Lens - 2X Optical Zoom, 65 mm/All Glass (Motorized Focus & Zoom)
- Lens Shift - Vertical 80%, Horizontal 34% (Motorized)
- Image Size - 60 〜 200 inches
- Light Source - BLU-Escent (Laser Diode)
- Brightness - 2,200lm
- Contrast -
- Dynamic - ∞:1
- Native - 40,000:1
- Ultra-High Contrast Optics - No
- Color Space DCI P3 - No
- Input - HDMI 2 (48Gbps, HDCP2.3, No support for CEC)
- Output -
- Trigger 1 (DC12V/100mA)
- 3D Synchro 1 (Mini-Din 3pin)
- Controls -
- RS-232C 1 (Dsub-9pin)
- LAN 1 (RJ45)
- Service - 1 (USB Type A)* For firmware updates
- Video Formats (Digital) - 480p, 576p, 720p 60/50, 1080i 60/50, 1080p 120/100/60/50/24, 3840×2160p 120/100/60/50/30/25/24, 4096×2160p 120/100/60/50/30/25/24 7680×4320p 60/50/30/25/24
- 3D Formats -
- Frame Packing - 720p 60/50, 1080p 24
- Side by Side - 720p 60/50, 1080p 60/50/24, 1080i 60/50
- Top & Bottom - 720p 60/50, 1080p 24
- Power Consumption - 420W (Standby: 1.5W Eco: 0.3W)
- Fan Noise - 24dB (When in Low Mode)
- Power Supply - AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
- Dimensions in Inches (Width x Height x Depth) - 19 11/16 x 9 7/32 x 19 29/32
- Weight - 49.5 lbs
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