JVC X55 Three-Chip D-ILA Projector


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Introduction to the JVC X55 Projector

Even for those of us with dedicated home theater rooms, we probably make some small sacrifices to livability and décor over performance sometimes. Our walls might be a dark shade, but not a really dark, totally neutral Munsell grey, or our carpet is the somewhat lighter color that was already installed in that room. We keep the gear out in the room instead of hidden away in a closet so that changing a Blu-ray disc is easier to do. Really, these things typically wind up having very little effect on the image you see on the screen, and they make your room feel a bit more inviting than a black hole in the ground.

All of which brings me to, of all things, the JVC X55 projector. With their updated e-shift technology, a full-featured CMS, and black levels that are untouched by other projector manufacturers, it is capable of some truly stunning images. The kind of images that will likely have you painting that room, covering the carpet up with a dark rug, and putting electrical tape over the LEDs on your system components to prevent any little thing from entering the room to distract from its performance.


  • Design: Three-Chip Digital Projector
  • Panels: Three D-ILA
  • Native Resolution: 1080p
  • Inputs: 2x HDMI 1.4a, 1x Component Video
  • Light Output: 1200 Lumens
  • Contrast Ratio: 50,000:1
  • Refresh Rate: 120 Hz max, 96 Hz for 24p Content
  • Control: 12V Trigger, Remote In, RS-232, Ethernet
  • Zoom: 2x Motorized
  • Lens Shift: 34% Horizontal, 80% Vertical, Motorized
  • Warranty: 2 Years
  • Dimensions: 7" H x 18" W x 18.5" D
  • Weight: 32.4 Pounds
  • MSRP: $5,000 USD
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