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by September 09, 2006
Filed under: TVs and Displays

JVC delivered its new generation 1080p HD-ILA rear projection high definition TVs. JVC's 1080p line includes sets in 56-, 61- and 70-inch screen sizes including models equipped with an RS-232C interface for use in custom installation applications. In addition, all 2006 JVC HD-ILA 1080p sets include a 1080p input.

Each JVC HD-ILA television uses three of the company's D-ILA microchips, LCOS (liquid crystal on silicon) technology developed by JVC. All models use a native 1080p D-ILA device, a 0.7-inch 1920 x 1080 chip, or more than 2 million pixels per chip. Image quality of both standard and high definition signals is ensured through the use of a new optical engine with JVC's new Advanced Super Cinema Mode that responds to scene content. The sets also employ JVC's Genessa 32-bit CPU video processing, incorporating the fifth generation of JVC's D.I.S.T. (Digital Image Scaling Technology). D.I.S.T. seamlessly up-scales any video source to display at full high definition 1080p. Standard definition signals are improved through better IP conversion, improved scaler performance and a new PLL system that improves the performance of a composite signal. [HD70FN971]

D.I.S.T. also includes a Digital Noise Suppressor, a "Mosquito Noise Suppressor" that reduces noise without degrading the image, and a 3D Y/C comb filter with DTV Cross Color Eliminator that uses a 10-bit 3D Y/C separation process to reduce cross color and dot interference that is imbedded in older source material. Each also includes a new ATSC/DRC/QAM/NTSC tuning system, two IEEE 1394 inputs, two HDMI inputs, two component inputs, PC input, and an AV output.

In addition, the audio performance of new HD-ILA TVs is improved through the use of MaxxBass, digital signal processing that extends the perceived bass performance, and a built-in parametric equalizer for more accurate frequency response.

JVC offers two 1080p HD-ILA series. FN Series sets feature a silver cabinet with black bezel. FH Series televisions include an RS-232C interface, gold jacks, and a black cabinet and bezel.

Prices and availability:

Model National Ad Value

HD-56FN97 $3,499.95

HD-61FN97 $3,799.95

HD-70FN97 $5,499.95

HD-56FH97 $3,799.95

HD-62FH97 $4,099.95

HD-70FH97 $5,799.95

For further product information, visit JVC's Web site at http://www.jvc.com or call 800-526-5308.

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Tony is our resident expert for lifestyle and wireless products including soundbars. He does most of the reviews for wireless and streaming loudspeakers and often compares soundbars in round ups and helps us cover the trade shows.

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