Originally Posted by Geof
What does the "Specialized QC" of the RS4810 entail?
I am sitting in the stands waiting for this at bat.
The answer can not be within Mike's knowledge at this point.
Could you get it by asking a US JVC guy? Or need you get it from someone overseas at the factory?
It would be relatively easy for a US guy to fake an answer here. For example, we add additional QC check points on the assembly line for the 4810 over the 48. Works for me. Who could argue? Or, we turn it over and shake twice instead of once. Shaken never stirred? Yes and Like James Bond in Diamonds are For Ever, we make sure the cuffs match the collar.
There is an additional year warranty and for the consumer that is the critical thing. Considering the cost of providing an additional year and yes projectors do fail as they get older and I am pretty sure the failure rate is much greater in year 3 than say in year 2, it would financially behove a manufacture chosing to give a free extra year to try and build to avoid a third year failure, however, I doubt much could be done without part substitutions, say a bigger cooling capacity, to achieve this.
Remember, most failures occur early in a product's life. DOA etc. Third year failures are often associated with hours used, number of turn ons and turn offs, dust glogging etc. Panel degradation from heat. Sort of a big crap shoot.
Anyway. If I were going to buy a projector with only a two year warranty that I was planning on keeping for over two years, I would buy an add on warranty. Projectors fail. And when they fail out of warranty, repair bills are high very often exceeding $3K. Sometimes more than the projector cost and often more than it would be worth after the repair. Kudos for JVC in giving a 3 year warranty on the 4810.