JVC DLA-X590R Home Theater Projector

Last updated: March 11, 2021

This home theater projector uses optical technology to upscale video to 4K resolution. The result is a crisp, clear display, especially in darker scenes, and a wider color gamut than you'll see with other projectors.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: Crisp display and darker darks. Uses optical technology to upscale to 4K resolution.

In our analysis of 11 expert reviews, the JVC DLA-X590R Home Theater Projector placed 4th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

JVC’s DLA-X590R remains the industry’s most affordable Custom Install D-ILA projector. It delivers stunning picture detail and an unprecedented value thanks to JVC’s exclusive 4K e-shift5 technology. It accepts native 4K 60P (4:4:4) content through Full Speed 18Gbps HDMI/HDCP 2.2 compatible inputs and up-converts existing 1080P sources to 4K precision. Three discrete D-ILA devices produce a stable image with no flicker and class leading 40,000:1 Native Contrast Ratio for peak whites and deep blacks. For 2018, JVC projectors include upgraded e-shift5 technology for improved 4K resolution, a new Direct Mode with low latency and advanced HDR processing for brighter, more dynamic HDR images.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Although the JVC DLA-X590R doesn’t use 4K chips, its optical eShift technology uses upscaling to create a 4K image from a 1080p chip. It supports HDR10 playback, it has two full-bandwidth HDMI 2.0 inputs, and its motorized lens system and built-in presets for specific screens make it easy to set up without a professional installer. It isn’t a great choice for living-room or other shared-space use (no affordable 4K projector is really bright enough for that), but it does a great job in a home theater room.
The JVC's high contrast ratio creates deeper blacks than most 4K projectors, which allows it to show more details in dark scenes and make everything on the screen pop more, especially HDR content.
Impressive blacks. Wide color gamut. Crisp, natural detail

What reviewers didn't like

It isn’t a great choice for living-room or other shared-space use (no affordable 4K projector is really bright enough for that).
It's very large. Like other 4K projectors, this one needs to be permanently mounted, so you can't pull it out to watch a movie and put it away after you're done.
Not native 4K. No automated lens cover
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