JVC DLA-X3 3D review

JVC's affordable 3D lightbox ushers in a new era for D-ILA home projectors

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Power consumption: Watts

White screen: 230W

This amount of energy consumption is common for a projector of this size.

Test footage: 230W

As we have come to expect from most projectors, power output does not change when watching live footage. Switch the bulb to "high output" and energy consumption jumps 307W.

Contrast ratio:

Claimed: 50,000:1
Measured: 35,877:1

Very good real world contrast ratio from this JVC. Contrast ratio jumped to 73,468:1 using the 3D setting.


Cinema: 10.5fL

3D: 21.4fL

Colour accuracy: 6289K

High Bright: 7701K
5500K: 5798K
6000K: 6289K
6500K: 6791K
7000K: 7267K
7500K: 7744K
8000K: 8232K
8500K: 8748K
9000K: 9187K
9500K: 9274K

This JVC projector has a lot of user options available. We were able to achieve a perfect white temperature of 6500K using the wide variety of colour options available.

Tech Specs

Product TypeD-ILA Projector
Native Resolution1920 x 1080
Maximum Lens ApertureF/4
Standard Mode Brightness1300 lm
Native Aspect Ratio16:9
Operating Power Consumption350 W
Video Signal StandardHDTV
Component VideoYes
Input Scan Format1080p
Output Scan Format1080p
3D Type3D Ready
Maximum Diagonal Image Size5.08 m
Brand NameJVC
Contrast Ratio50,000:1
Lamp TypeUHP
Projection MethodFront
Normal Mode Lamp Life3000 Hour
Height179 mm
Width472 mm
Depth455 mm
Optical Zoom2x
Lamp Power220 W
ManufacturerVictor Company of Japan, Limited
Product ModelDLA-X3
Product NameDLA-X3 D-ILA Projector
Manufacturer Part NumberDLAX3
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.jvc.co.uk
Weight (Approximate)14.70 kg