Paladin DCR compatibility with JVC projectors including DLA-RS3000, DLA-NX9 and other 4K/4096 models


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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 screen with instantaneous push button control and no moving parts, delivering greatly enhanced pixel resolution and overall brightness for over 80% of the most popular movies made in the cinema standard 2.4:1 aspect ratio. 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.


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 B mode. However, in this mode the content will appear horizontally squeezed by about 6% (Firmware update available to add Anamorphic D mode for proper 16:9 format using DCR lens coming end of October from JVC). All JVC 4K models include both Anamorphic A and Anamorphic B for use with the standard Paladin lens. However, the DLA-RS4500 and DLA-Z1 do not include the Anamorphic C mode and therefore require a Lumagen Radiance Pro external processor for use with the Paladin DCR. 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 For more information about the JVC DLA-NX9, DLA-NX7 and DLA-NX5 please go to

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 Paladin will a) provide less movie brightness and detail enhancement by using only 3840 out of the full 4096 horizontal resolution (although with the projector’s “Zoom” mode full 4096 can be used by cropping 2.5% of the movie at top and bottom), b) create slightly greater edge distortion at any given throw ratio, and c) is only recommend down to a minimum 1.6:1 throw ratio. For these reasons alone the Paladin DCR is by far the most recommended and most used lens model especially for maximum movie performance. However, also note that when these projectors show 16:9 content in Anamorphic B mode with the Paladin DCR this results in a 6% horizontal squeeze whereas with the standard Paladin 16:9 content is properly formatted. In addition, 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.

(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) Use the JVC projector’s Anamorphic C mode for the Paladin DCR lens for UltraWide movies or for filling the entire screen with any other content (which will crop the top and bottom of smaller content to maintain proper formatting). Use the Anamorphic B mode to show 16:9 content in the center of the screen. At this time Anamorphic B will result in 16:9 content appearing horizontally squeezed by about 6%.  Firmware update available to add Anamorphic D mode for proper 16:9 format using DCR lens coming end of October from JVC. Please see How Anamorphic Cinema Works for complete details on how to watch different content using the Paladin DCR.