JVC DLA-NZ9 8K D-ILA Projector $24,999 Review
December 26, 2021 § Leave a comment
Wrapping up, the big question for me is: Are JVC’s new projectors a worthwhile upgrade if you already own one of the previous NX series models? The new DLA-NZ9 without a doubt delivers a better-looking image than my DLA-NX9, and I already thought the NX9 was one of the best projectors at any price point. Again, the difference wasn’t night and day, but there were appreciable differences when it came to image definition, contrast, and depth. The NZ9 also offers higher light output, quieter operation, and support for true 8K (not to mention 4K/120Hz for gaming) should that ever become a consumer option. And I know that the projector’s laser light engine will outlast a bulb by a considerable amount, so as a long-term projector it easily makes the case for itself.
Ultimately, one must weigh modest improvements in image quality against a substantial increase in features. I don’t think anyone upgrading will regret the decision, and I’ve already decided to take the jump myself by replacing my own NX9 with the new NZ9. I can’t think of a better recommendation than that. If JVC’s NZ9 provides the light output you need for your screen size, I can’t think of a projector that offers better overall picture quality at anywhere near its $25K price point.