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View Poll Results: Have you had to replace your RS40/50/60 Lamp?
I own(ed) an RS40/50/60 and have had NO Lamp issues. 0 0%
I own(ed) an RS40/50/60 and have had 1 Lamp issues. 0 0%
I own(ed) an RS40/50/60 and have had 2 Lamp issues. 0 0%
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post #1 of 164 Old 10-26-2011, 05:31 PM - Thread Starter
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OWNERS: please vote just once (no cheating with other computers ).

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I have 380 hours on my X3/RS40 (about 3 hours on high lamp) with about 20% light loss so far, which does not seem excessive.

No issues with this great projector.
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I have over 1000 hrs on my RS40 and have no issues. The lamp has dimmed a bit but not more than expected fro a UHP lamp at this stage. The dimming percentage is comparable to the 2-RS2 lamps and the 2-Marantz VP12-S2 lamps at the same stage of their lives.
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No lamp issues here at ~ 550 hours.

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I have over 1000 hrs on my RS40 and have no issues. The lamp has dimmed a bit but not more than expected fro a UHP lamp at this stage. The dimming percentage is comparable to the 2-RS2 lamps and the 2-Marantz VP12-S2 lamps at the same stage of their lives.

Same here.
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I have 524 hours on my X-3 and have no issues. About 100 hours on 3D lamp setting.
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My lamp blew out prematurely at around the 800 hour mark
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My lamp blew out prematurely at around the 800 hour mark

Forgot to mention that I own an RS40
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RS40, only about 270 hours, no issues. As per my light meter, almost identical brightness to the 100 hour mark (when I got the meter).

Limited 3D viewing, and low-lamp mode for 2D.
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My RS50's first lamp dimmed 40%+ in the first 250 hours and another 10% by 400 hours.

it seems somewhat steady now, but only puts out around 300 lumens and can't be used for 3D anymore (too much ghosting).
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great thread, give me hope about my projector. I guess I'm the only extremely unlucky guy that had his first projector and after 5 hours of playing the lamp blow up!! I was playing and switching between low and high modes to see the difference before the big BOOOM went out.

I got a replacement and I'm now on my 220 hrs. watching 2D on low lamp and 3D on high. every thing is good now with my RS40.
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My RS-60 is too new(maybe 30 hr,2 months old.hopefully I have a newer bulb,we'll see.
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great thread, give me hope about my projector. I guess I'm the only extremely unlucky guy that had his first projector and after 5 hours of playing the lamp blow up!! I was playing and switching between low and high modes to see the difference before the big BOOOM went out.

I got a replacement and I'm now on my 220 hrs. watching 2D on low lamp and 3D on high. every thing is good now with my RS40.

running on low lamp might be the ticket for somewhat long life. A number of 40/50/60 owners I know who had lamps die early were running high mode the entire time like myself. Since the RS50 doesn't put out the same amount of light as the RS40, I've been forced to run high lamp the entire time.

while the poll #'s are still low, 50/50 isn't a great ratio for lamp quality, especially @ over $400. The Sony's don't have this problem and the lamp is exactly 1/2 the price of the JVC. IMO, these are nice projectors tarnished by below average performing lamps.
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X3. No issues, but I'm still under 200 hours. 100% normal lamp mode, weekends only usage.
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running on low lamp might be the ticket for somewhat long life. A number of 40/50/60 owners I know who had lamps die early were running high mode the entire time like myself. .

I was thinking the same, however, there are some folks who explicitly state that they only run in normal mode, but still had premature dimming issues (http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...5#post21126815). I'd guess that running in 100% normal increases the chance of longer life, unless you have an exceptionally crappy bulb, then it doesn't matter.
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I have had 1 lamp dimming at 450 hours and also just had the whole engine replaced
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^Bump to top in search of more votes.
Owners please vote just once...but vote!
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Another bump for more votes....

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X3 bought in jan 2011. 2 lamp failures at 650 hr mark. On my 3rd lamp I received this week.

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Question for the votes with good lamps

How many hours are you guys at and is 3d watchable
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I think that is a key piece missing from this poll. How many of the no problem replies have low hours on their projectors? It would be good if those that responded to this poll in addition to voting could post the approximate hours they have logged on the bulbs. A simple reply such as no problems....250h would be a big help in adding some useful info.
In the same token it would be good to know of the owners that experienced a problem how many hours had been logged so we could get an idea of when the bulbs seem to be failing.
It seems the poll right now is showing that about 40% of owners are having some issues with the bulbs but it would be nice to get more replies to make the sample larger.

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Also are they using it for 3d. I didnt notice a drop in brightness until I watched a 3d at 400 hours. That is when I noticed it and took a measurement.

My concern is to watch 3d on this unit I will have to get a new bulb for 3d every 400 hours
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Question for the votes with good lamps

How many hours are you guys at and is 3d watchable

535 hours. I have only tried a few discs lately and both had heavy ghosting. To be fair though, these were 2 discs I had never watched before so not sure how bad the ghosting would have been with lower lamp hours. Either way though, the ghosting was enough that it was distracting.

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Mine went through 2 in 900 hours, and they had me send the PJ in for repair this time. It's been there about a week and a half after they said 2-3 days turnaround, so I'm hoping they get it back to me soon... It's our only TV, and we're having a party for the pacquiao fight in a couple weekends!
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RS50 - 1800 hours and counting
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Also are they using it for 3d. I didnt notice a drop in brightness until I watched a 3d at 400 hours. That is when I noticed it and took a measurement.

My concern is to watch 3d on this unit I will have to get a new bulb for 3d every 400 hours

good point, the poll doesn't take into account that the lamp might still be fine for 2D but not for 3D.

either way we're still looking at a high failure ratio based on the small # of participants in the poll.
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Hi,

I've got a little over 200 hours on my original lamp on my RS40 with no problems.

In fact, the brightness has actually improved by over 30% from my first measurement.

Lumens are still looking good at 207 hours.

My 3D is fine with virtually no ghosting.

I estimate that for my first 50 hours my 3D usage was about equal to my 2D usage. Now, maybe 5%-10% of my usage is 3D.

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In anticipation of questions of why the decrease in 3D viewing, I love 3D, but I no longer watch 3D just because it is 3D. After the initial novelty of watching 3D I've adjusted my viewing to buying titles that reviewers say are well done. I would rather watch non-horror live action 3D than animated 3D and most 3D titles seem to be animated. So the net result is that my percentage of 3D viewing has decreased greatly.

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Original lamp dimmed, then blew at @ 430 hours. It blew while switching lamp modes. RS40 only used for movies. I have a fairly extensive library including 3D, so would estimate 40 hours was used watching 3D.

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Are most owners of JVC projectors with bulbs that have failed early(less than 1000 hours) getting JVC to replace them for no charge?

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Less than 200 hours here, voted 'no issues'
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