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post #4621 of 4664 Old 11-05-2015, 07:18 PM
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Glad you like it. I faced the same choice last year but decided to stay with JVC, again, due to the better contrast, so even 2D yields better depth and realism.

Like any major purchases, all projector decisions are a compromise of what you can live with or without.
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Hi,


I have an RS45 and the bulb is getting a little long in the tooth, so I was going to order a replacement. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to get an official OEM replacement for a reasonable price? I was thinking of ordering from buyquest.com (http://www.buyquest.com/PK-L2210UP-O...Module-for-JVC). Does anyone have any experience with buying from them?


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I have an RS45 and the bulb is getting a little long in the tooth, so I was going to order a replacement. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to get an official OEM replacement for a reasonable price? I was thinking of ordering from buyquest.com (http://www.buyquest.com/PK-L2210UP-O...Module-for-JVC). Does anyone have any experience with buying from them?


Thanks!
I would read that carefully. Note they say: "new OEM lamp module", then they go on to say that it includes module and lamp. Sounds like if you read between the lines, you are getting an OEM housing, but not an OEM lamp. What reinforces that in my mind is the price. We buy in quantity direct from JVC and they are selling the lamp cheaper to customers than we can buy direct as a dealer from JVC.
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I would read that carefully. Note they say: "new OEM lamp module", then they go on to say that it includes module and lamp. Sounds like if you read between the lines, you are getting an OEM housing, but not an OEM lamp. What reinforces that in my mind is the price. We buy in quantity direct from JVC and they are selling the lamp cheaper to customers than we can buy direct as a dealer from JVC.
Ahh,, yeah you are probably right!
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Anyone have the guts to try this $76 bulb?

http://www.amazon.com/PK-L2210UP-DLA...ct_top?ie=UTF8

It's described as an OEM bulb and the housing appears to be a version 3 with the aluminum flapper.
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Anyone have the guts to try this $76 bulb?

http://www.amazon.com/PK-L2210UP-DLA...ct_top?ie=UTF8

It's described as an OEM bulb and the housing appears to be a version 3 with the aluminum flapper.
Anyone have $76 that they want to throw away?
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These are probably a little better than the $76 option. http://www.projectorlampgenie.com/us/DLA-X30/

The $363 one is all OEM and includes free shipping, so it's not a bad deal. I have an email into them to see if the housing on the other 2 includes the aluminum flapper on the vent port. Anyone have experience with either the $194 Genie365 or $257 Diamond Lamp options?

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Seems that the problem is the ballast , just found a dead resistor. Note the hole on it.
Do you know the value and the temp rating of the electrolytic capacitors on the ballast board?
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Anyone have the guts to try this $76 bulb?

http://www.amazon.com/PK-L2210UP-DLA...ct_top?ie=UTF8

It's described as an OEM bulb and the housing appears to be a version 3 with the aluminum flapper.
I would be leery of a bulb being sold that cheap... Just my two cents...

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Hi all. I'm having a problem with my rs45 where both standby and lamp light are solid and my warning light blinks 5 times. I don't get any light or fans and it just didn't come on one day. I've seen something similar online saying this is a processor board fault? Can I do any repair myself and is there any help for this issue? Can i find the part number to order myself? Thanks!
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At 845 hours my bulb it is already starting to noticeably dim so I have started shopping for a new one and have found them for at little as $37.00 anyone try these super cheap ones?

At that price I could run on high all the time and just replace as needed.

I also spotted some that have a Philips Lamp in them with this chart claiming they are much better:




Any truth to this?
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I also spotted some that have a Philips Lamp in them with this chart claiming they are much better:
I bought one and have been extremely happy with it. Very bright, although it's too soon to tell about the longevity:
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At 845 hours my bulb it is already starting to noticeably dim so I have started shopping for a new one and have found them for at little as $37.00 anyone try these super cheap ones?
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I bought one and have been extremely happy with it. Very bright, although it's too soon to tell about the longevity:
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Would it be possible to know where you guys got it a such a good price?
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Would it be possible to know where you guys got it a such a good price?
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I'm pretty sure the $37 ones are not Philips. The Philips bare bulb I bought was $52, still a bargon. Search on eBay for item 111686165674 and you will find the sellor info.
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I'm pretty sure the $37 ones are not Philips. The Philips bare bulb I bought was $52, still a bargon. Search on eBay for item 111686165674 and you will find the sellor info.
No the $37 dollar ones are generic the Phillips with housing is $80 and just bulb is $56.
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Official JVC X30 / RS45 owner's thread!

A friend destroyed his RS2 with a cheap lamp when the connector arced and melted. So, I would not use cheap $37 generic lamps.

I would be OK using the Philips lamps in aftermarket housings provided you closely inspect the housing and connector before installation.

For reference, I just bought a replacement lamp for my Epson 5010 living room projector and it was $120 or so for an Epson housing with Osram P-VIP bulb. For a Philips lamp, it was even more, so those prices seem a little cheap.

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The $363 one is all OEM and includes free shipping, so it's not a bad deal. I have an email into them to see if the housing on the other 2 includes the aluminum flapper on the vent port. Anyone have experience with either the $194 Genie365 or $257 Diamond Lamp options?
I have not bought from them, but find it ironic that the $363/257/194 lamps come with 3/6/12 month warranty respectively, i.e., the cheapest option comes with the longest warranty.

Their description implies that even the $365 one is not "genuine JVC" - OEM means the item is supposedly made by the same company that made the corresponding JVC parts.
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I wound up going with one of these for just under $200. So far, so good.
http://www.bulbs.com/product/PK-L2210U?tab=tab_specs
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I ordered the $80 Phillips bulb with housing and I will see how it works, I got the JVC brand version 3 at a considerably higher cost last time and only got about 845 hours out of it before dimming.
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I received my Mendtronix OEM assembly and installed it with no trouble. I have it at -15 aperture and it is dimmer than my LED projector, the LG PF1500 set at minimum light(Max ECO). Opening up the aperture gives plenty of light so I will have to see how it goes over time. Since I have three projectors I may firesale the RS40. PM me if interested. It has latest firmware and warranty MB. Works with no issues.

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I received my Mendtronix OEM assembly and installed it with no trouble. I have it at -15 aperture and it is dimmer than my LED projector, the LG PF1500 set at minimum light(Max ECO). Opening up the aperture gives plenty of light so I will have to see how it goes over time.
Did you buy the light meter?

The Philips bulb gives me 440 lux on high power Cinema Mode, with the projector 13' away from a 92" screen. I plan to monitor it every few hundred hours.
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Did you buy the light meter?

The Philips bulb gives me 440 lux on high power Cinema Mode, with the projector 13' away from a 92" screen. I plan to monitor it every few hundred hours.
I did not buy the light meter. Just couldn't bring myself to spending the bucks when I could use it to buy a wireless audio transmitter for my subwoofer in the LR.

Decisions, decisions, decisions!

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I'm pretty sure the $37 ones are not Philips. The Philips bare bulb I bought was $52, still a bargon. Search on eBay for item 111686165674 and you will find the sellor info.
So you ordered just the bulb and removed/replaced the defective bulb with this new one?

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So you ordered just the bulb and removed/replaced the defective bulb with this new one?
Yes
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I did not buy the light meter. Just couldn't bring myself to spending the bucks when I could use it to buy a wireless audio transmitter for my subwoofer in the LR
The one I bought costs less than $20.
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Hey guys, could a bad ballast cause the projector to be very dim?

My projector wouldn't light (about 1800 hrs I think) and gave me the blinking lights indicating ballast failure. I ordered a ballast and took it in for repair.

Repair tech said the bulb was bad, and the ballast was trying to light the bulb. He suggested not replacing the ballast at that time, and trying out a new bulb first.

I ordered a replacement bulb, and PJ was super dim. I bought a much more expensive bulb and still, it's super dim.

I factory reset the PJ, adjusted IRIS, etc, with no improvement. I did confirm IRIS works.

I spoke with a JVC dealer that said a bad or failing ballast COULD cause severe dimming. Tech is dubious. I found several references online of that possibility.

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The Philips bare bulb I bought was $52, still a bargon. Search on eBay for item 111686165674 and you will find the seller info.
Thank you Dominic for this bulb info you posted.

I have ordered this bulb and received it yesterday...
Today was to replace it with a burnt one I had with the flap housing.
Please note it's not a perfect fit/replacement. It is a little thicker than the original but it still fits.

I then removed my 1665 hour bulb and put this one in...Boy oh Boy this lamp is BRIGHT!
I'm very impressed on everything about this bulb...cheap, bright, and pretty easy to replace.
I let her rip today for 4 hrs today...watched a 3D movie on "high" and am blown away by the brightness.

Don't know how long it will last...right now I took her out and put back my used bulb for now till it gives in.
All in all for the price it is completely worth it!

So again a big thanks to Dominic for letting us know about this bulb.

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Not sure if there's an up position to place the bulb...it ONLY goes in one way cause one of the leads to attach to the bulb is too short.
It's impossible to rotate the bulb 180 degrees because of that short wire
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one lead is okay to screw in but the other is a challenge cause it's JUST a small gauge wire.
What I did was to get another screw (of the original 2nd dead bulb I had) and wrap that small gauge wire around the screw before tightening the screw. (Worked like a charm)

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I then removed my 1665 hour bulb and put this one in...Boy oh Boy this lamp is BRIGHT!
I'm very impressed on everything about this bulb...cheap, bright, and pretty easy to replace.
Yes, I have to use my X30 with the aperture closed all the way down to -15, even in low power mode. The price definitely sounds to good to be true, and yet so far I have been very impressed, even ignoring the low price.
Physically the Philips lamp is different from the JVC lamp; see my post on the X3 thread:
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How many hours do you have now on your bulb?

Just curious
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How many hours do you have now on your bulb?
I only use it for movies, so 2 hours daily. Too soon to tell how long the bulb will last, although being a Philips hopefully it doesn't die prematurely.
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