JVC now shipping new HD-ILA 1080p HDTVs

JVC's 2006 line of LCoS-based HDTVs is finally available on store shelves, they announced these 56-, 61- and 70-inch RPTV models back in January but announced at CEDIA they are now shipping. They use the same technology as Sony's SXRD sets -- no LED backlighting this year -- with 2-million plus pixels on its 0.7-inch microdisplay chip. The big advance over previous models is their ability to accept and display a true 1080p input. Also features is the dynamic iris technology for improving black level quality that was so well reviewed in last year's models. They include JVC's Genessa 32-bit CPU and Digital Image Scaling Technology (D.I.S.T.) for upscaling all sources to 1080p via their ATSC/NTSC/QAM tuners, dual HDMI and component jacks, IEEE 1394, and PC input. Each TV is available in two editions, the FN series has a silver cabinet and black bezel, while the FH line adds an RS-232C jack, gold connections and all black cabinet and bezel. The HD-70FH97 is pictured above, check below for the 56- and 61-inch models. Prices below are MSRP, a quick Froogle search shows they can be found for considerably less, although none of the stores we checked indicated they were in stock yet.


  • HD-56FN97 $3,499.95

  • HD-61FN97 $3,799.95

  • HD-70FN97 $5,499.95

  • HD-56FH97 $3,799.95

  • HD-61FH97 $4,099.95

  • HD-70FH97 $5,799.95