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JVC DLA-RS1100

JVC DLA-RS1100 Review

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The JVC DLA-RS1100 is an easy-to-use home projector with good color accuracy and support for HDR content. However, it doesn’t have a digital keystone correction function.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The JVC DLA-RS1100 is an entry-level 4K projector released in 2021. The projector has a 1900-lumen brightness rating and is equipped with a 65mm all-glass lens that offers a wide zoom and lens shift range. It also features a diverse port selection, including dual HDMI 2.1 inputs and an RJ-45 port for wired network connectivity. Its 19,797:1 contrast ratio may not match up to what the best projectors on the market have to offer, but the projector does support HDR, HLG, and HDR10+ formats, which aligns with other top alternatives.

However, for strictly entry-level projectors, you might want to read our 4K vs 1080p projector guide for a better idea of what to expect. Also, as a 3-chip DLG laser projector, the RS1100 is immune from rainbow artifacts and can project an image that is up to 200” in size.

Consensus

our Verdict

The JVC DLA-RS1100 home theater projector is a native 4K projector that offers good picture quality and color accuracy out-of-the-box and can project on screens up to 120” in size. Color accuracy is spectacular thanks to 93.6% & 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 scale, and its 19,797:1 contrast ratio allows it to deliver detailed blacks. Installation is easy since its Theater Optimizer feature takes in user-entered information such as screen size and calibrates the projector’s output for best performance. The projector also renders HDR, HDR10+, and HLG content flawlessly and easily handles 3D content.

The projector has a throw distance of 12’ to 19.9’, and while it does support both vertical (+/- 80%) and horizontal (+- 34%) lens shifts, it only allows for vertical digital keystone correction.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Good Brightness rating
    • The JVC DLA-RS1100 home theater projector has a decent 1900-lumen brightness rating, which works great for dark room viewing.

  • Good image quality
    • The RS1100 is capable of impressive image quality, with good color accuracy out of the box, as depicted by its 93.6% coverage of the DCI P3 color space. This places it in the top 30% of projectors in its category as far as color accuracy is concerned.

    • With a 19,797:1 contrast ratio, the RS1100 offers deep, dark blacks and renders content in various HDR formats such as HLG, HDR10, and HDR10+.

  • Low input lag
    • The RS1100 has an input lag of 37ms, which places it in the top 30% of projectors. This makes it responsive enough for casual gaming.

Reason to Avoid

  • Limited digital keystone correction
    • The RS1100 only supports vertical digital keystone correction.

JVC DLA-RS1100 Specs

3D Ready3D ReadyYes
Aspect RatioAspect Ratio1.89:1
BrightnessBrightness1900 Lumens
Contrast RatioContrast Ratio400,000:1
DepthDepth19.5"
Digital KeystoneDigital KeystoneVertical
Display TechnologyDisplay TechnologyD-ILA
HDRHDRHDR10, HDR10+, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)
HeightHeight9.2"
Integrated SpeakersIntegrated SpeakersNo
Light SourceLight SourceLamp
Light Source LifeLight Source Life4500 hrs
Max DistanceMax Distance248"
Max Screen SizeMax Screen Size200"
Min DistanceMin Distance146"
Min Screen SizeMin Screen Size59.84"
Noise LevelNoise Level24 dB
PortablePortableNo
Refresh Rate240 Hz
ResolutionResolution4096 x 2160
Smart FunctionalitySmart FunctionalityUSB
Sync TechnologySync Technologyn/a
TV TunerTV TunerNo
ThrowTypeThrowTypeUltra Short Throw Technology
Video InputsVideo InputsHDMI 2.0
WeightWeight42.3 lbs
WidthWidth19.69"
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Test Results

SDR Brightness (nits)136.6
HDR Brightness (nits)0
SDR Brightness (Lumens)0
HDR Brightness (Lumens)0
SDR Color Temperature (K)0
HDR Color Temperature (K)0
Contrast Ratio (x:y)19,797
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)93.6
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020)0
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)70.1
Color Gamut % (BT. 709)0
Input Lag (ms)0

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Product Comparison

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Market Context

The JVC DLA-RS1100 is an entry-level 4K projector released in 2021. The projector has a 1900-lumen brightness rating and is equipped with a 65mm all-glass…

The JVC DLA-RS1100 is an entry-level 4K projector released in 2021. The projector has a 1900-lumen brightness rating and is equipped with a 65mm all-glass lens that offers a wide zoom and lens shift range. It also features a diverse port selection, including dual HDMI 2.1 inputs and an RJ-45 port for wired network connectivity. Its 19,797:1 contrast ratio may not match up to what the best projectors on the market have to offer, but the projector does support HDR, HLG, and HDR10+ formats, which aligns with other top alternatives.

However, for strictly entry-level projectors, you might want to read our 4K vs 1080p projector guide for a better idea of what to expect. Also, as a 3-chip DLG laser projector, the RS1100 is immune from rainbow artifacts and can project an image that is up to 200” in size.

The JVC DLA RS1100 supports HLG content, while the HVC DLA NZ9 does not. Additionally, the NZ9 has a brighter light output of 3000 lumens…

The JVC DLA RS1100 supports HLG content, while the HVC DLA NZ9 does not. Additionally, the NZ9 has a brighter light output of 3000 lumens compared to the RS1100, rated at 1900 lumens, but the NZ9 has a laser light source as opposed to the lamp light source on the RS1100. Here’s a guide on how to dispose of projector lamps in case you’re interested.

With a 1900-lumen brightness rating, the JVC DLA-RS1100 isn’t quite as bright as the JVC DLA-NZ8, rated at 2500 lumens. In terms of contrast ratios,…

With a 1900-lumen brightness rating, the JVC DLA-RS1100 isn’t quite as bright as the JVC DLA-NZ8, rated at 2500 lumens. In terms of contrast ratios, the NZ8 also comes out on top, with an 80000:1 static contrast ratio for much deeper blacks, and this is significantly higher than the RS1100’s 19,797:1 contrast ratio.

The JVC DLA-RS1100 has a brightness rating of 1900 lumens, which is inferior to that of the Sony VPL-XW5000ES, rated at 2000 lumens. However, the…

The JVC DLA-RS1100 has a brightness rating of 1900 lumens, which is inferior to that of the Sony VPL-XW5000ES, rated at 2000 lumens. However, the JVC projector supports HDR10 and HDR10+ formats, which the Sony projector does not. Also worth noting is that the two have different static ratios, as the Sony projector has an unlimited:1 static contrast ratio, while the DLA-RS1100 has a 19,797:1 contrast ratio. Here’s our Sony VP XW5000ES B review for more insight into what else it has in store, but for another entry-level projector launched around the same time as the RS1100, read our JVC DLA-NP5 review.

3D Ready

Yes

Yes

No

Aspect Ratio

1.89:1

17:9

16:9

Brightness

1900 Lumens

2500 lumens

2000 Lumens

Contrast Ratio

400,000:1

80,000:1

∞:1

Depth

19.5"

20"

18.59"

Digital Keystone

Vertical

Yes

No

Display Technology

D-ILA

D-ILA

SXRD

HDR

HDR10, HDR10+, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)

HDR10, HDR10+, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)

HDR10, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)

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Score Card

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Expert Score

79

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Customer Score

82

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

78

Expert Scores

  • Projector Reviews
    77.15

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    The DLA-RS1100 has a rated brightness of 1,900 lumens, slightly brighter than the DLA-RS1000 it… Read More

    By:

    Phil Jones
  • Sound and Vision
    31.37

    Category Trust Rating

    92
    With its exceptional overall performance, JVC’s DLA-RS1100 projector defines the law of diminishing returns where… Read More

    By:

    Thomas J. Norton