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 vibrate, 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:
|Advantages||– High contrast – very bright & vibrate images
– Excellent color reproduction
– Smooth and fluid image reproduction – no jagged lines
|Disadvantages||– 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 LCD, Plasma…but these technologies all have their own issues too!