AVAD Gets Exclusive on JVC 4K Ultra HD Display
Product manager Gary Klasmeier demos JVC Ultra HD 4K display at AVAD Vendopalooza.
The new ProVerite 4K 84-inch TV, announced in September, was on display at the AVAD Vendopalooza at company headquarters this month in Van Nuys.
It was only a prototype, and JVC was only showing upscaled 1080p content (not native 4K), but it still looked good and dealers couldn’t wait to get their hands on it.
The product comes from JVC Professional, which is launching two versions display: the RS840 (Reference Series) and PS840 (Pro Series).
The “R” in Reference Series could stand for “Residential” as JVC “is going to tailor it to the custom installer channel,” says JVC product manager Gary Klasmeier, referring to the residential integration market.
Retailing for less than $20,000, the display was being promoted at the AVAD event at some very attractive dealer prices.
It is expected to ship in Q1 2013. Klasmeier says JVC is just “trying to make it compatible with different sources and chipsets.”
He notes that JVC will place a display in all of AVAD’s 24 showrooms.
It’s a nice win for AVAD, says general manager Jim Annes: “We’re going to see manufacturers huddled around 4K. It’s a great product for us.”
“People forget that JVC, and especially JVC Professional, is an engineering company.”
JVC’s Gary Klasmeier with 84-inch 4K Ultra HD display at AVAD showroom
JVC Professional Announces Two 84-Inch ProVérité 4K LCD Monitors
WAYNE, NJ (September 5, 2012) – JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced two new ProVérité 4K 84-inch LCD monitors, the PS-840UD Professional Series monitor for commercial installations and the RS 840UD Reference Series monitor for CEDIA custom installation. With a native screen resolution of 3840x2160, four times the resolution of full HD, the new models are the world’s largest professional-grade 4K LCD monitors.
With a gamma profile specifically tailored for home theater, the RS-840UD features an IPS LCD panel with 120Hz refresh rate and 10 bit color depth housed in a slim bezel with a 178-degree viewing angle. ELED Illuminated, it produces vibrant, natural images from a variety of HD and 4K input sources. The RS-840UD will be marketed as a complementary addition to JVC’s Reference Series projection systems sold through CEDIA custom installers.
The PS-840UD was developed for business and industry use, command and control applications, signage, and public display. It has the same features as the RS-840UD, but adds compatibility with the Intel open pluggable specification (OPS) for digital signage devices. Supported by JVC Professional’s technical support team, the PS-840UD 4K panel is the industry’s first large screen 4K panel designed specifically for rigorous commercial use. It will be marketed through JVC Professional Products’ authorized Pro Video resellers.
“4K is destined to become the new ‘HD,’ and JVC is excited to be at the forefront of introducing this exciting new display technology to the marketplace,” said Lon Mass, vice president of JVC’s Professional Video Division. “While other 4K products are targeting high-end niche markets, we have positioned these new monitors to bring 4K into mainstream use for home and business.”
The two new 4K flat panel displays demonstrate a growing breadth and depth of 4K technologies offered by JVC. At CEDIA 2011, JVC stunned the market by announcing four 4K precision D-ILA projection systems, followed by the world’s first handheld 4K camcorder, the GY-HMQ10U, announced at the 2012 NAB Show. The GY-HMQ10U remains the only 4K camera capable of live 4K output.
The RS-840UD and PS-840UD are each priced under $20,000 and will be available in January 2013.