JVC has confirmed that it will begin shipping its new slim-line D-ILA microdisplay projection TVs into the US market next year. The screens, which made their public bow at Japan’s Ceatec show recently, use a new concave-mirror light engine to reduce cabinet width by up to 40 percent. The 1080p Slim HD-ILA series comprises the 58W-inch HD-58S998 and 65W-inch HD-65S998.
The company is expected to announce European distribution for the models at its upcoming trade show, to be held in Athens in January.
The projection sets will also be joined by a 1080p front projector, the DLA-HD1 (pictured above). The new model will compete against Sony’s ‘Pearl’ SXRD projector and new 1080p LCD TV rivals from Panasonic and Epson, when it ships next spring. The HD1 claims a 15,000:1 contrast ratio.