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An award winning and good spec 1080p 3D projector, with low running costs and one of the quietest noise levels available
20dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) Yes 1,300 ANSI Lumens Sep 2012
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JVC DLA-X30 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the JVC DLA-X30 number 621 in 3D projectors.
4 Reviews + 2 Awards
Good Features
5 Years Old
Running Costs
£82 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 84%. This projector has received two awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from and an industry award from Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However this JVC projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
The DLA-X30 has running costs of £82 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution
Subtitle adjustment
Pixel adjust function
Unique automatic lens cover
Lens memory function
Xenon-lamp colour temperature setting
Exclusive colour profile
JVC's unique real colour imaging technology
Depth adjustment
Quieter than average noise level
Disparity adjustment
Crosstalk cancelling
Frame addressing - the D-ILA method
JVC's original advanced image-processing technologies
Flexible installation guaranteed
Very short service life of lamp
Very dim projector brightness

JVC DLA-X30 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Two Industry Awards

This projector was given a "Highly Recommended" award by website who said that this JVC projector was very good.

One other expert review site said that this data projector was very good. This was from who gave it an "Top Pick".

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including,, and the average expert rating of this projector is 84%.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The DLA-X30 is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the DLA-X30 is £82.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

JVC released the DLA-X30 in September 2012.

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1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The JVC DLA-X30 has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) projector native resolution which is higher than most data projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Projectors resolutions range from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The average noise level of all projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 93dB. The DLA-X30's noise level of only 20dB is in the quietest 1% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the DLA-X30 of only 1,300 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 93% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Supports 3D

The JVC DLA-X30 supports 3D. 60% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the JVC DLA-X30 of only 3,000h is shorter than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is shorter than 78% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The average service life of lamp of all data projectors is 7,000h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 50,000h.

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Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the DLA-X30 of 220W is fairly average compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 43% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Full HD

The DLA-X30 supports full HD, which is unusual. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

58 dlax30b

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