NAB 2016

NAB 2016: JVC Debuts Full-Featured DT-N Line of ProHD Broadcast Monitors

JVC Professional Video (Booth C4314), a division of JVCKENWOOD USA, is launching its DT-N line of ProHD broadcast-studio LCD monitors, which integrate extensive professional features. The three new monitors — the 17.3-in. DT-N17F, 21.5-in. DT-N21F, and 23.8-in. DT-N24F — are designed for studio or field use.

Each monitor features a 1920×1080 Full HD LCD panel with LED backlighting compatible with ITU-709–standard color space for HDTV broadcasting. The DT-N17F offers 700:1 contrast ratio and 160-degree viewing angle; the DT-N21F and DT-N24F have 1,000:1 contrast and 178-degree viewing angle.

ProHD LCD monitor

ProHD LCD monitor

DT-N monitors support 1080p, 720p, 1080i, 576i, and 480i formats with a variety of frame rates, plus 2K (2048x1080p), which is downsampled to Full HD for display. Video inputs support SDI, HDMI, Y/Pb/Pr, CVBS, and VGA, with SDI, HDMI, and CVBS output loops. All three monitors support UMD control through an RS-485 and RS-232 port, and a USB port allows easy firmware upgrades without a PC or other adapters.

The monitors offer built-in waveform monitor, vectorscope, and histogram. Other features include zebra stripes, peaking focus assist, red/green/blue-only display, picture freeze, and selectable gamma preset, plus three user profiles for easy image customization.

The new monitors include a stereo analog audio input but can de-embed audio from SDI and HDMI signals and display up to 16 channels of audio-level meters. Audio-alert information is displayed on each audio bar, and users can select any two channels of audio for output to the 3.5-mm headphone jack or built-in speakers. The DT-N17F has one 2.5-W speaker; the larger models feature stereo speakers.

For field use, the DT-N monitors have an Anton/Bauer battery plate. Each monitor includes a stand, but the DT-N17F ships with a 19-in. rack mount, and the DT-N21F and DT-N24F include a VESA wall mount.

“We’ve packed an array of features into these affordable ProHD monitors, which are sized right for edit suites, control rooms, and location shoots,” says Craig Yanagi, product marketing manager, JVC Professional Video. “Our new DT-N product family provides amazing picture quality and all the built-in tools you need for critical image analysis.”