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Why is JVC D-ILA HDTV's not discussed much??

01-09-2005, 01:32 AM
I find it odd that the JVC D-ILA HDTV's get very little mention on this forum. It almost seems like it is the Samsung cheering section. Over at eCoustics.com there is a thread on the JVC TVs that has been going on for months and most of what I read is very positive. Over and over again folks rave about the JVC compared to all other HDTV sets.

For me, the lack of rainbows with this type of display is a real plus. Anyway, if anyone is interested in this particular brand of HDTV or is about to jump on the Samsung bandwagon, I strongly suggest you take a look at the following thread:


If after taking the time to read the most recent threads (which discuss the sets produced after August when there was early problems) you still decide against the JVC, then you will have made an informed decision. If you buy any rear projection HDTV without reading the thread, you may have missed an opportunity for a great product with very little hassles.

I have found that when looking at the JVC's at most places like BB, they are setup poorly and don't look very good. With some adjustment, they simply blow the other brands out of the water. Seems that there must be a higher markup on the Sammy's because alot of these sales folks really push them and hard and have very little to say about JVC.

01-09-2005, 09:35 AM
I had one. It suffered from a green hue on one side of white text. Basically, it looked like the image wasn't perfectly aligned (the three different colors). I switched over to the Sony and it looks a lot better. The AVSforums website has a lot about this. A lot of the JVC's apparently have this problem and it doesn't appear correctable. Basically, if the alignment bothers you then this TV isn't for you. I will say that the color was excellent on it. Also, the video scalar wasn't as good as some of the other TV's but that really only comes into play when you're watching standard def material.

Bottom line is that its much like the LCD proj and DSP proj. It has its advantages but also its weaknesses. You just have to decide what is your personal preference.

01-09-2005, 10:31 AM
I had one, before I switched it for my DLP, and, there was plenty wrong with it. Anything that wasn't a pure HD signal, looked like crap. Standard tv looked like crap, compared to how it looks on my DLP, dvd player looked llike crap, consoles looked absolutely HORRIBLE. If you've visited a forum where most of the comments about a jvc ila are good, you're obviously visiting a biased forum, or at least a biased thread, because as stated above, there's plenty wrong with the set, plenty.

James Detro
01-09-2005, 03:47 PM
I purchased a JVC HD61z585 just after Thanksgiving and I must say that I have had none of the problems mentioned on this model monitor. Before purchasing I did a side by side comparison with the MTS WD62727. Both units had the same picture from the same source, the JVC stood out, with the help of the salesperson I entered the user controls for color etc to improve the MTS. picture. No matter how much I tried I could not make it look as good as the JVC. After that experience I went to look a Samsung DLP's, great picture but not better then the JVC and Sumsung has moving parts, don't like moving parts in a television. Still remember that the moving color wheel was the reason that CBS's color system was rejected in the 50's and the RCA system became the NTSC standard. So no moving parts affected my purchase, but if it had been better then the JVC I would have a Samsung now. Of course all sets have weaknesses, read in other forums some of the Samsung troubles!

01-10-2005, 09:03 AM
I've posted several discussions on it and have a had some input on the JVC.

I would like to see more discussion but ,I love my ILA. There are a few things I don't like about it but there sin't a perferct TV out there. This one works for me. Love HD on it!

02-07-2005, 01:20 AM
I've had two DILA's and they both have smudges on the screen that go away after an hour or two! JVC seems to have the best picture but, this problem is totally unacceptable!!!!!!
The DLP you never hear about is LG. The picture was great and the set is the best looking esthetic wise but I had to return it because of fan noise. The air bearing color wheel has a high pitched whine plus the fan is noisey. I think after 3 sets I want to WAIT.

02-16-2005, 10:53 AM
Just have to give my two cents. I've had the 52" HD-ILA (all black) since November and I simply love it. Never had any of the problems that I read about - these problems almost made me purchase a Director Series or Grand Wega. Consumer Reports actually rated my tv as 13 out of 15. They must have had a less than perfect tv to review. My only beef, beit a minor one, is the noisy fan. When the 6.1 is cranked the noise goes away. When the wife and baby get home the noise comes back - from the fan mostly. Would love to fix the fan problem (and figure out how I can best set up my Comcast Motorola STB - but that's another thread I guess).

02-16-2005, 09:33 PM
In my expereince , customer all have different response on the DILA. There are lemons in every brand. I'd say go with your eye on this selection. CRT has its draw backs too. One being its wieght, Two your lamps get out of alignment frequently, and Three the viewing angle is less than that of DLPS and DILA.

Just 2 cents


02-18-2005, 10:09 AM
I've only had mine for about a week but I can say that the picture is amazing. When I bought mine there were none in any of the stores in my county so it had to be ordered. In the meantime BB gave me a Samsung 46" DLP to use. I had it from Sunday to Saturday. The Sammy picture looked very good and my wife started to openly ask if we should just buy one of those. However once we turned on the D-ILA, she shut right up. Blew the Sammy out of the water. The only thing I can say that was better on the Sammy was SD. And that was only marginally better, although noticeable.

02-20-2005, 03:18 PM
Great to hear that! I love mine! Got Nascar on right now and it looks amazing. I don't even follow Nascar but I will pretty much watch ANYTHING as long as it's HD :)

SD could be better but I really haven't had any complaints. You really get spoiled watching Hd and anything else looks bad.

The ILA is a pure HD machine! Built for the present with capability to handle the future programing.

Glad to hear you like it!

02-21-2005, 08:31 AM
This model has known convergence issues. I have gone to two different stores and looked at their floor models and verified myself.

If you have time, look at when white text is displayed. You'll see blue on the right edges and yellow on the bottom edges.

From what I understand, this is not fixable through the service menu.

Here's a quote from reviews.cnet.com:

"On the other hand, we saw that the white text on the black background had a blue fringe, which was also evident on vertical edges and other lines when examined closely. In addition, yellow fringing occurred along the bottom of horizontal lines."


03-13-2005, 06:09 PM
Count me in as a HD-ILA fan (no pun intented). I have the JVC HD-61Z575 and am very impressed. Try as I might, I can't replicate the problems others seem to have had. The only difficulty my set seems to have with HD is high-intensity strobe light. I noticed this on the Oscars during two production numbers when the strobe pixelated the picture.

03-13-2005, 09:32 PM
I've my 52"ila for about a month now and don't regret it.... but I'm sure that an ISF calibration will be a great investment. I wired it up to a Denon dvd player and the picture is very great but need a bit of tweeking... it's my first hd tv set so it's hard to compare with other hd set but definetively better than my old sony wega 32" ( cheaper model )

03-14-2005, 02:59 AM
do you know JVC recalls its DILA RPs?

03-14-2005, 05:48 AM
where you get that info ?? Is it world wide or only in few areas ?? Please give more details...

03-14-2005, 06:46 AM
well you were right dude, but im quite lucky... the production date of my hdila is december 2004 !!! read the following message to understands what is all about.

March 9. 2005

JVC Announces Recall to Repair Rear-Projection Televisions

Name of product: Rear-projection televisions

Units: 26,500

Manufacturer: JVC Americas Corp., of Wayne, N.J.

Hazard: An internal electrical connection can cause electrical arcing, charring or smoking inside the television, which pose a fire risk to consumers.

Description: The recalled 52-inch and 61-inch JVC rear projection televisions were manufactured between May 2004 and November 2004. The televisions have the following model and serial numbers:

HD-52Z575: 10980014 through 16980772
HD-52Z575: 16986471 through 16989999
HD-52Z585: 10980031 through 16981502
HD-61Z575: 10980031 through 16982712
HD-61Z585: 10980031 through 16980942

The model and serial numbers can be found on the back of the television in the lower center portion of the unit. The JVC logo appears on the front of the television.

Sold at: Consumer electronic stores nationwide from July 2004 through January 2005 for between $3,000 and $5,500.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact JVC for further instructions and to schedule a free in-home service. JVC is contacting registered consumers directly via regular mail and e-mail to arrange a free at-home service.

Consumer Contact: Call JVC at (800) 252-5722 between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET any day or log on to the company’s Web site at www.jvc.com/support/notification