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JVC HD61FN97 61-Inch 1080p HDILA Rear Projection TV

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Technical Details
Brand NameJVC
Item Weight119 pounds
Product Dimensions61.6 x 43.6 x 23 inches
Item model numberHD61FN97
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #703,142 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1 pounds
ShippingThis item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
Date First AvailableAugust 1, 2006
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: JVC
  • Model: HD61FN97
  • Display Size: 61 inches

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Product Description

Product Description

JVC HD61FN97 61" 1080p HDILA Rear Projection TV

From the Manufacturer

From the Manufacturer Come and learn about the next evolution of DILA technology with JVC's "True 1080p" Series with over 2 Million Pixels per chip! This 3-Chip DILA design features a true 1920x1080 pixel structure that delivers resolution that rivals reality. Packed with supporting features for the most demanding digital customer like 5th Generation Digital Image Scaling Technology (D.I.S.T. 1080p) with GENESSA Picture Processing where all signals are upconverted and displayed at 1080p, a NEW Advanced Optical Iris, 5-Point Color Management, Dynamic Gamma Correction Circuitry, 2 1080p capable HDMI/HDCP Digital Inputs, Dual IEEE1394 Connectivity, 2 HD Component Inputs and features geared to make your Standard Definition sources perform better, like Mosquito Noise Suppression, MPEG Noise Reduction Circuity, a 3D Y/C Comb Filter with Cross Color Elimination and Digital Noise Suppression. With all of these features built in it is no wonder that JVC delivers the most technologically advanced and superior 1080p micro-display televisions available today.
  • True 1080p 2 Million Pixel Structure 3-Chip DILA System (1920x1080)
  • ATSC/QAM and Digital CableCard Capable (Digital Cable Ready)
  • 5th Generation D.I.S.T. 1080p(Digital Image Scaling Technology) + GENESSA Picture Processing
  • Advanced Super Cinema Mode (Optical Iris System)
  • Intelligent Noise Reduction Circuitry

The HD-ILA Advantage
True 1080p Over 2 Million Pixels Per Chip: 3 chips are better than one. With HD-ILA and a 3 chip design consumers are getting the highest resolution available. Each DILA chip has 1920x1080 resolution or true 1080p, that equates to over 2 million pixels per chip or over 6 million pixels in each set.

Advanced Super Cinema Mode: By using an iris, it is possible to regulate the amount of light from the projection lamp which goes into the light engine of the HD-ILA. For ’06, the 1080P HD-ILA displays have an improved Advanced Super Cinema Mode which links the iris to JVC’s exclusive Genessa single-chip picture computer. The Genessa processor analyzes the picture and adjusts the iris for the best picture. This creates many benefits:

  • The contrast ratio is increased to better than 10,000:1.
  • Black levels are improved significantly (The HD-ILA can create a "blacker" black).
  • Provides more accurate gradation of shades in shadow areas/dark scenes.
  • Makes it possible to optimize the HD-ILA for best picture under a wider range of room lighting conditions.

Genessa - JVC's Exclusive 5th Generation D.I.S.T.: The challenge to television display engineers these days is in making even the oldest and the poorest quality sources appear glorious on big screen HDTV's. JVC engineers answer to that call was to develop a picture processing technology that would not only deliver the advantages of HD resolution, but also one that would create natural looking images with remarkable detail, pure color reproduction and precision focus no matter what the source. The result is JVC's 5th Generation Digital Image Scaling Technology, D.I.S.T. with GENESSA.

Our newest GENESSA Chip detects and seamlessly up-scales all SD sources (480i and 480p) and all HD sources (720p or 1080i) and displays at 720p or 1080p. This customized upscaling insures that no matter what the original video source, the images will look as sharp, bright and smooth as intended.

D.I.S.T. combines all of our core image preprocessing, noise reducing and color management technologies into one communication unit within the GENESSA chip. GENESSA is the industries first CPU dedicated to such image processing and its accelerated 32bit "turbo" powered picture processing provides for both super fast sampling and more efficient communication between the technologies that comprise the D.I.S.T. engine.

Because all of our core technologies are able to work together and faster, JVC TVs yield incredibly fast calculations that translate to a smoother picture and a better resolution image.

5-point Color Management: JVC's Exclusive 5 Point Color Managment employs a pin-point sampling process of the four colors:
  • green - In order for greens to be their purest and to look natural, yellows often need to be toned down.
  • yellow - CMS softens yellows so that they look silky and smooth without giving skin tones a darkened.
  • red - In order for reds and magentas to appear as vivid as possible, CMS samples these areas and tones down blues within that range.
  • blue - CMS samples blue areas of images and tones down the greens to avoid being influenced by greens.
  • fleshtones- Samples flesh tones so they appear warm and natural.

D6500K Theater Pro: When the video editors convert films to DVD, or other video sources, the color temperature standard they use for their equipment is D6500K which is the equivalent or average color temperature of natural daylight. In transition to DVD, this color temperature can be lost but with our exclusive D6500K calibrating circuit, a press of the button can bring the original warm look and feel back to any video source.

Multi Screen Features: Every HD-ILA television is widescreen which is perfect for viewing movies in their original format, but it also allows for some other convenient multi screen features as well. Twin mode lets you view two programs in same size windows side by side on the screen.

Index lets you search what is on by scanning the programs consecutively in 12 separate windows. Once you see the program that you want to watch, press the SELECT button on your remote control to go to that channel.

Complete Connectivity: Each '06 1080P HD-ILA is ready for the latest technology with two HDMI inputs that can accept a 1080P input. This is the highest resolution HD signal that is available. This makes JVC HD-ILA the perfect choice for seeing the best possible picture from your Blu-ray disc player as well as future HD-DVD players and game consoles.

In addition, HDMI is the perfect all-digital connection for D-VHS high definition VCRs as well as upconverting DVD players and recorders with an HDMI output. A JVC 1080P HD-ILA is a perfect solution for any source.

Standard Inputs: No matter which model you choose,every HD-ILA model is substantially equipped with the inputs and outputs you need to connect your current components as well as any you may need in the future. Standard on every 1080P FN&FH Series HD-ILA model are the following connections:

  • Two (2) 1080P Compatible HDMI digital inputs w/HDCP
  • Two (2) HD auto sensing Component Video Inputs for satellite set top box or DVD player
  • D-Sub 15 Pin PC Input
  • Two (2) S-Video Inputs for cable or S-VHS connections
  • Four (4) AV inputs for all Composite Video connections (3 rear/1 side)
  • One (1) Smart Input for AV receiver connections
  • One (1) RS-232C Interface (FH Series Only)
  • A Center Channel Input for the TV to act as the center speaker in a surround sound system
  • Fixed/Variable Audio Output with TV Speaker on and off
  • i.LINK (iEEE1394) for connecting to i.LINK compatible components
  • An Optical Audio Output
  • A Digital CableCARD slot

Customer Reviews

Ya gotta love it!
We try to look for great values to help you (and us for that matter) get a little more out of each hard earned dollar.
It was a great purchase, excellent picture that most people who saw it did not think it was a rear projection.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Braden on June 15, 2007
We reviewed the other (nearly identical) model on our show in March and I liked it so much I decided to buy one. I love Amazon.com, that's why the review is also posted here. When I got mine, I was overjoyed. You can check out the full review of the FN model at htguys.com, but here's the conclusion:

What we liked

* Awesome HD picture
* Amazing black levels
* Great, real color
* Excellent detail
* Two HDMI inputs
* Price

What we disliked

* Remote control
* Menu system
* Input switching with the factory remote

The JVC HD-61FN97 is an excellent value. It looks great, does a wonderful job with HD content, a great job with DVDs and a pretty good job with standard definition TV. Blacks are good, contrast is solid, colors are excellent and detail is vivid. We try to look for great values to help you (and us for that matter) get a little more out of each hard earned dollar. You'd be hard pressed to find a better looking 61" TV at its price. It really helps bring the big screen home.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By conchyjoe on April 19, 2007
I've owned this display now for about 3 months. Simply put; I could not be happier. The picture is absolutely stunning and flawless. When watching Discovery HD on my DirecTV HD receiver; you are there! At the time of this writing Discovery HD is about 3 weeks into their "Planet Earth" series and to see the beauty of this incredible program on this display is quite frankly mind-boggling. Even the sound on the internal speakers which I only use occasionaly is great for internal TV speakers. The blue light on the front that some seem to be a little disturbed about that it could distract them is not distracting to me at all, but if it distracts you, it can be dimmed or turned off completely; so that is not an issue. The fan is as quiet as you're going to get and can only barely be heard with the volume completely down, and the wife and I sit only about 7 1/2 feet away.

I was offered a choice at the store where I buy of getting the 60" Sony, the 61" Samsung or the 61" JVC all 1080p displays and all at the exact same price...The JVC was in my opinion the hands down winner in picture quality. That said, I'm sure either of the other 2 displays would also make pretty much anyone happy.

In any case, trust me...with this display, and my Parasound pre/pro and amps, Aerial (FL, FR, and center) and Energy (4 rear channels) speakers, 2 15" DefTech subs all set up in a 7.2 configuration...As my wife now says: The theatres are so inferior. Ya gotta love it!

I HIGHLY recommend this display to even the most discerning videophile.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Buddyjay on January 5, 2007
I finally made a decision on which HDTV to purchase after a lengthy study. Although I am not taking delivery for a few days, I feel I know this tv very well. Also I hope this review can help others who are considering this unit. I was torn between the Sony XBR2, the Samsung 61" and the JVC. All are 1080p but the Samsung is said to have "wobulation" which is not TRUE 1080p so... I finally decided to purchase the Sony, ($3000) based on all the great reviews this tv had. I also am a believer in the LCOS technology over DLP. Anyway, I couldn't get the JVC out of my mind. Everytime I went to Best Buy to research tv's I kept seeing the unbelievable picture on the JVC. The Sony, no matter what store, never had a great "out of the box" picture, like the JVC. And no, the JVC hadn't been tweaked. When I saw the price included a $300 stand, it was just to financially a plus not to get the JVC. Technically a $1300 differance. I know many will say that the Sony is better but I couldn't deny the fantastic picture I saw at the store. I just can't justify spending $1300 more for the Sony. I'd rather have the extra money for maybe an HD-DVD player. After I take delivery, I will comment on the tv after about a month.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bobby on March 13, 2007
It took me months before I made up my mind about a TV, it was a hard decision to go with LCD, Plasma or Rear Projection. They all looked great but everyone has their own opinion it seemed, but since I wasn't going to hang the TV, I saw no reason to spend the extra, plus the reflection off the other screens would have been too much I thought, and I was 100% right about the choice. Unfortunately I only had this TV For two months before it was stolen while I was on vacation! But it sure was a pleasure to have and I watched many movies on it and they were all great and looked better than movie theater screens....except some with a lot of motion, at times the TV did not process as quick and delay was there but that's with almost all the Rear Projections (even some Plasma) TVs I have seen so far too.

It's a True 1080P and it will be even better once that is implemented but for the price and the look you get, there is no better TV in the market at this time. I am just sorry it was stolen, but I am buying the SAME TV, which should tell you how good it is when you have an option to change your mind after two months. The Stand that I got was also great look with the TV so I am looking at the stand and keep hoping it will be here soon again so I can start ordering my DVDs!
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