The DLA-X700R is the same size as last year’s DLA-X75R and has the same shape and piano black finish. An auto lens cover opens when you turn on the projector. JVC has eliminated analog video inputs from the back panel, leaving only a pair of HDMI inputs. You’ll also find an Ethernet connection for remote operation from an IP-based remote or even JVC’s new iOS and Android apps. There’s also a standard wireless remote, of course, plus an RS-232 connection for more traditional, custom remote systems. A 12-volt trigger, a 3D sync connection, and basic controls for operation are there as well.
The HDMI inputs on JVC’s new 4K-rated projectors now accept native 4K video signals, albeit with some caveats. First, this isn’t a native 4K-resolution projector; the new generation of JVCs only implements the company’s e-shift technology to increase the number of apparent pixels while still using native 1080p D-ILA display chips.