What is D-ILA? Is it just a fancy way of saying I have a "DLP" TV? Why did JVC choose D-ILA?
LCOS is the technology, D-ILA is JVC’s version of it. Essentially
LCOS is a different approach to standard LCDs were accustomed to in our
computer monitors, car navigation systems, cell phones, etc. Instead of
the transmissive approach to delivering light, D-ILA and LCOS use a
reflective approach powered by Ultra-High Performance (UHP) Lamps.
The current QXGA chip (or brain) handles 2048 x 1536 pixels. This
translates to many pixels per "image dot" which in returns helps
deliver vibrant, clear, and ultra smooth images. If there is enough
interest, I can show a side my side comparison between competitive
D-ILA and DLP sets.
But for now, a quick comparision:
- High contrast - very bright & vibrate images
- Excellent color reproduction
- Smooth and fluid image reproduction - no jagged lines
- Relatively new technology
- A bit more expensive than DLP
- Projection TVs are bulky in general
The disadvantages point to the unknown future marketplace. D-ILA are
relatively expensive, relatively new technology, and relatively bulky
when compared to DLP, LCD, Plasma…but these technologies all have their
own issues too!