Last Updated on January 12, 2022 by Daniel
JVC DLA-X5900 4k Projector Review.
If you’re familiar with the high-end projector market, you’ve almost certainly heard of JVC. Known for offering a strong value to videophiles and casual consumers alike, JVC’s reputation is maintained with the DLA-X5900. While there aren’t any game-changing design modifications when compared to previous-generation models, there are enough minute improvements to make this projector an enticing prospect for those looking at purchasing a 4k projector.
With JVC’s strong reputation for consistent and high-quality projectors in mind, let’s delve into the JVC DLA-X5900 to see if it might offer the right combination of modern features and timeless dependability for your needs.
JVC DLA-X5900 4k Projector: Design
- High-quality lens
- Excellent built quality
- Easy to control
JVC DLA-X5900 4k Projector: Connections & Control
- A 265W high output NSH lamp offers a brightness of up to 1,800 lumens
- An impressive contrast ratio of 40,000:1 without Intelligent Lens Aperture selected
- JVC’s patented Intelligent Lens Aperture delivers a dynamic contrast ratio that has the capability of reaching a ratio of 400,000:1
- When an HDR10 signal is received, this model will automatically switch to the correct HDR picture mode
- Clear Motion Drive frame technology and the Motion Enhance feature combine to minimize distracting motion blur while the projector is in use
- This model utilizes the same 265W lamp as its predecessor, the X5500. While this isn’t an enticing prospect for those looking to upgrade their projector, a dependable lamp-life of 4,500 hours combined with improvements, in contrast, makes up for the lack of a groundbreaking upgrade.
- 4K-levels of video quality are claimed, but not through true 4K technology. Instead of offering genuine 4K like many projectors at this price point, JVC relies on their proprietary e-Shift system to produce a picture quality that is essentially twice that of 1080p and thus considered to be 4K.
- As far as connectors go, the offerings on the DLA-X5900 are exactly the same as its X5500 predecessor. Considering the fact that there hasn’t been a huge change in the connector space since JVC’s last iteration, this is a forgivable (yet unimaginative) situation, as all of the standard and necessary connections, such as HDMI, an RS232 connector, and Ethernet port, are offered.
- Excellent black levels
- Impressive dynamic range
- E-shift can be effective
- Supports HDR
- Accurate after calibration
- Great video processing
- Superb 3D images
- Attractive price
- Not native 4K
- Could be more accurate out-of-the-box
With an impressive combination of technical specifications, a reasonable price point, and an attractive form factor, the JVC DLA-X5900 offers more than enough to convince casual videophiles and everyday film fans to make this projector a part of their home theatre setup. However, due largely to the fact that the DLA-X5900 lacks true 4K and has a number of quirky features, this projector will likely leave much to be desired for hardcore videophiles.
This is an unfortunate conclusion to come to, as JVC has done a great job of improving upon its product offerings over the years. Known for its dependability and steady improvements, the DLA-X5900 comes close to being the best budget projector on the market available for the needs of all consumers. Yet, it is not quite enough to satisfy those who have die-hard opinions regarding video quality.
For a budget-priced projector, the JVC DLA-X5900 offers a fantastic projector for the price. In a generation or two, it is likely that JVC’s proprietary e-Shift system will be improved to the point that even the most attended eye cannot tell the difference from true 4K. Until then, this projector can only be suggested for those who do not consider themselves die-hard fans of 4K, as most consumers outside of this niche category will be extremely satisfied with the quality offered by the JVC DLA-X5900 projector.