JVC's flagship home theatre projector, the DLA-X9, has been named an International CES Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its exceptional design and engineering.

The model - which recently received its THX® 3D certification - was judged by an eminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and media representatives, who were looking for consumer electronics products that exemplified design excellence.

The projector is built from hand-tested and selected components. It is designed around the JVC's third generation D-ILA High Dynamic Range optical engine and provides exceptional native contrast ratios without a dynamic iris to artificially enhance contrast specifications.

The DLA-X9 package incorporates two pairs of 3D glasses and a PK-EM1 Signal Emitter and was one of three 3D-enabled projectors announced by JVC this month.

The Innovations Design and Engineering Awards have been recognising exemplary design and engineering since 1976. They judge contenders on their engineering, aesthetic and ergonomic qualities, as well as the intended use and user functions and unique features, in comparison to other similar products on the market.

They are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association, which is responsible for the world’s largest consumer technology trade fair, the International CES.

The JVC DLA-X9 will be take key display position at te 2011 International CES, due to its recognition. The show will take place January 6-9, 2011 in Las Vegas.