JVC DLA-HD100 D-ILA Projector Conclusions
Given good-quality HD or SD program material, the HD100 produces remarkably vivid, clean, often strikingly dimensional images. Its greatest strength is the way it reproduces deep blacks and good shadow detail without compromising bright portions of the image. Its picture jumps off the screen in a way that elicits more "wow" reactions than all but a very few of its competitors.
Unfortunately, one of those other "wow" projectors is JVC's own, less expensive HD1/RS1. The earlier model lacks some of the more sophisticated control options of the HD100, and the latter's blacks are even better, though both have blacks that no other projector known to me can match. However, the HD100 pays for these improved blacks with reduced image brightness.
Nevertheless, the HD100 is a remarkable projector in any universe. You owe it to yourself to see just how good a home projector can be. But keep a tight grip on your wallet—you might not be able to resist bringing it home.
Exceptional black level and shadow detail
Crisp and natural detail
Rich, often near three-dimensional picture
Highly flexible gamma adjustments
Color gamut is not accurate
Lower brightness than JVC's less-expensive DLA-HD1
Poor deinterlacing of 480i via HDMI