Summary: Over the past year or so, JVC has had the Midas touch with projectors. But it isn’t resting on its laurels – the ’ 950 got another praise-littered review in January, and now we’ve got our hands on its little brother, the ’550. Set-up is ingeniously simple thanks to motorised lens, shift and zoom controls that let you get the picture in place within seconds, all using the remote control. Two HDMI inputs, along with a smattering of other connections, lurk on the side.
Excerpt: In the past JVC has had the Midas touch with projectors, walking off with the 2009 Product of the Year award. But not for JVC a well-deserved rest atop its laurels: it's back this year with two new models. The '950 won another praise-littered review in January 2010, swiftly followed by the DLA-HD550 in our March 2010 issue The D-ILA technology is JVC's proprietary take on an LCOS design, which does what a Sony sets out to do with its SXRD model.
Pros: A simply superb picture, majoring on detail, contrast and sharp edges