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JVC DLA-X30 Top Pick Highly Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured 1920 x 1080 20 decibel data projector
1080p (1920x1080) Yes 20dB 1,300 ANSI Lumens Sep 2012
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JVC DLA-X30 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have scored the JVC DLA-X30 as follows for Summary.
4 Reviews + 2 Awards
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$89 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 is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This JVC projector has running costs of $89 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
The DLA-X30 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite quiet noise level
Supports full HD
Only 1,080 video mode
Very short service life of lamp

JVC DLA-X30 In-Depth Analysis


Two Industry Awards

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

The writer at one more expert review site concluded that this projector was very good. gave this data projector a "Top Pick" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

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

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

When compared to other data projectors that we have checked the noise level of, the DLA-X30's noise level of only 20 decibels is one of the quietest. The quietest noise level of projectors is 10dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Supports Full HD

The JVC DLA-X30 supports full HD, unlike most of the other projectors which do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This data projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many projectors.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The JVC DLA-X30 has a quite short service life of lamp (only 3,000 hours) compared to most of the other projectors. Projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 12 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens. The DLA-X30 has a fairly dim projector brightness (only 1,300 ANSI lumen) compared to most of the other projectors.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The highest resolution of the DLA-X30 is 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of 280 x 800. In addition, this projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Across all projectors the worst resolution is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Released Over Four Years Ago

JVC released the DLA-X30 in September 2012.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The DLA-X30 has an average running cost of $89 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jvc dlax30b
Barcodes 00046838048975
One more awards
A little better expert reviews
Vastly brighter projector brightness
50% louder noise level