JVC DLA X35 Projector. JVC has established themselves as the projector manufacturer to beat when it comes to home cinema. The X35 is their entry level projector, which competes with the likes of the Sony VLP-HW50ES, Panasonic PTAT6000 and Epson EH-TW9100. Each of these projectors is trying to out class the X35, but, none seem to be able to offer that true cinematic feel quite like the X35.
With black levels, sharpness and contrast levels better than all the other projectors in it's class. We often look at a JVC projector and expect them to produce exceptional projectors every year without compromise and as yet they have thus far not disappointed.
How do you quantify how much better JVC are over their competition. Well this is harder than you realise, as the JVC X35 exceed expectations in so many areas. If you have a dedicated room, which can achieve a good ambiance of low light levels then seeing the X35 over one of the above competing projectors will open your eyes into real home cinema.
Yes, the chassis is one of the largest in the business, but this also means that it is also the quietest to. The X35 also offers the best black levels in the business only being out shone by its larger bother the JVC X75. JVC have also gained great strength in their ability to control the gray scale on this projector is simply staggering.
To give you a reality check when comparing this one little area with the JVC X35 and you visually see that the X35 has a level depth that is simply immeasurable without seeing it with your own eyes.
This is also true with the sharpness and accuracy of the X35's filmic image. The extra levels of detail which the JVC delivers is the best we've seen without any alteration or system manipulation under six thousand pounds.
The same is true with colour reproduction, as the JVC X35 offers some of the best we have seen with only the Panasonic offering a more colourful image reproduction. But whether this is accurate is another questions whereas with the JVC it just feels real.
Another area where JVC like Panasonic are leading the way. This is with constant height projection. As the JVC X35 has one of the best throw ratio's in the business together with electronic zoom and lens shift. JVC have enable you the end user to program settings so that you can take advantage of cinema scope movies.
This feature on the JVC X35 means that you can create a ultra wide screen 2.35:1 image and then revert it back to a traditional 16:9 format by selecting one of the memory zoom options. You can also set the format to 1.85:1 is required. Please note that you will need an ultra wide 2.35:1 screen in order to take advantage of this system.
The only area where we have seen the X35's competition catch it up is with 3D playback. As the X35 has a lesser lumens count and only refreshes the 3D glasses at 240Hz, it is not as dramatic or as smooth as some of its competitors. Do not take this as a negative though as the JVC X35 is still far better at producing 3D films than the cinema and no flat panel TV has come close.
So, what are we trying to say about the JVC X35? I guess what we are saying is that if you must have the best 1080p projector, one which has a sparkle in the image that other projector seem to lack, one that has the ability to draw you into the movie without any thought about how good it is.
A projector that delivers a level of realism, which feels natural to view without trying, then this projector is certainly that type of projector, which delivers an image, is unquestionably at the top of its game regardless of what the reviewers.
As yet we have yet to see a customer who has pitched the JVC X35 against it's competition not comment about the how good the X35 is.