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JVC DLA-X30 Top Pick Highly Recommended
An award winning 1920 x 1080 multimedia projector, but with inferior features but a gigantic 20dB noise level
1080p (1920x1080) Yes 20dB 1,300 ANSI Lumens Sep 2012
Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
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JVC DLA-X30 Review

With excellent reviews but low running costs, we have scored the JVC DLA-X30 as follows for Summary.
4 Reviews + 2 Awards
Missing Some Features
4 Years Old
£112 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 40?

It has very good 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 Sony 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 2017.
The DLA-X30 has running costs of £112 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Only 1,080 video mode
Very dim projector brightness

JVC DLA-X30 In-Depth Analysis


Two Industry Awards

The expert at website thought that this multimedia projector was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

One other expert review site decided that this 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 out of 100.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The DLA-X30 has a 1920 x 1080 projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most multimedia projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. In addition, this data projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). The resolution of all projectors ranges from 280 x 800 (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The DLA-X30's projector brightness of only 1,300 ANSI lumens is fairly dim compared to most other projectors. It is in the dimmest 9% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The dimmest projector brightness of data projectors is 12 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Supports Full HD

The DLA-X30 supports full HD, unlike 64% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise level of the JVC DLA-X30 of only 20dB is in the quietest 1% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The quietest noise level of data projectors is 10dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This JVC projector was released in September 2012.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The DLA-X30 has an average 1 year running cost of £112 based on alright energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jvc dlax30b
Barcodes 00046838048975