Exceeding commercial theater performance with JVC projectors including DLA-RS2000, DLA-NX7 and other 4K/4096 models


Paladin DCR Lens
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Paladin ($6,995 MSRP) and Paladin DCR ($8,995 MSRP) lens systems are compatible with the anamorphic modes incorporated into all new JVC native 4K/4096 projector models for showing big screen movies and TV content on a 2.4:1 cinema format screen with instant push button control and no moving parts, delivering greatly enhanced performance exceeding that of commercial cinemas. These projectors include Reference Series models DLA-RS3000, DLA-RS2000 and DLA-RS1000 as well as the Procision models DLA-NX9, DLA-NX7 and DLA-NX5 (DLA-N7 and DLA-N5 in Europe).


JVC NX9 / RS3000 with Paladin DCR lens

Due to the ideal match with the native 4K/4096 wide resolution of these projectors we highly recommend the Paladin DCR for full 4K/4096 anamorphic cinema using JVC’s new Anamorphic C mode. During occasions when 16:9 TV or smaller movies are desired in a mode not filling the screen they can be watched with the Paladin DCR still in place by selecting the Anamorphic D mode (see bottom section of How Anamorphic Cinema Works). The standard Paladin lens may also be used with JVC Anamorphic A and B modes by employing just the central 3840 x 2160 resolution of the projector. Note that the DLA-RS4500 and DLA-Z1 require a Lumagen Radiance Pro external processor for use with the Paladin DCR (no processor is needed for the standard Paladin). All JVC projectors include integrated Panamorph mounting holes for easy installation with the included Panamorph XM2 attachment kit. 

For more information about the JVC DLA-RS3000, DLA-RS2000 and DLA-RS1000 projectors please go to pro.jvc.com. For more information about the JVC DLA-NX9, DLA-NX7 and DLA-NX5 please go to www.us.jvc.com (or here for European versions).

JVC DLA-RS3000, DLA-NX9, DLA-RS2000, DLA-NX7, DLA-RS1000, DLA-NX5, DLA-RS4500, DLA-Z1

Important Notes

(1) All the above JVC projector models are also fully compatible with the standard Paladin lens. However, the standard, lower cost Paladin will provide less movie brightness and detail enhancement by using only 3840 out of the full 4096 horizontal resolution; will create slightly greater edge distortion than the DCR; and is only recommend down to a minimum 1.6:1 throw ratio. For these reasons alone the Paladin DCR is the most recommended and most used lens model especially for maximum movie performance. Note also that these projectors only accept 3D content using the Anamorphic A and B modes for the standard Paladin. The Anamorphic C mode for the Paladin DCR is not compatible with 3D content so Anamorphic A is recommended for 3D UltraWide movies even though they will appear vertically stretched by 6%.

(2) At the lowest recommended throw ratio of 1.4:1 the Paladin DCR creates a slight, barrel shaped edge distortion requiring overscan onto the screen border of about 0.005 X screen diagonal. This edge distortion decreases with higher throw ratios (ie longer throw distances for a given screen size) and is very difficult to see above 1.8:1. The JVC projector models above can partially correct for residual edge distortion using an internal distortion correction feature applied to the top and bottom edges.

(3) 2.4:1 is the preferred, industry standard aspect ratio for new screen installations to fit most movies since 1971. Paladin lenses can be adjusted to help fit 2.4:1 movies to an older 2.35:1 screen. Flat screens are always recommended to minimize additional barrel distortion at the top and bottom of the image due to the screen curvature. A screen border width of at least 40mm is highly recommended to mask residual distortion and slight content aspect ratio variations. Please see the Anamorphic Cinema Design Guide for complete details.

(4) Please see How Anamorphic Cinema Works for complete details on how to watch different content using the Paladin DCR. Please also visit JVC for the latest firmware update coming end of October, 2019.