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Hi
I have been offered a new JVC at half price after my old JVC developed the pink stripe
JVC refused to repair it as it was a bit out of warranty, and the cost would be about the same as a new projector
But I just don't know: I watched Taken 2 and it looked as good as always
My thinking is that maybe I can go back to a 16:9 screen (I have a 21:9 screen) and zoom out a bit
It's too good to be used for parts or whatever they want to do with it (I have to return it)
Would you buy a new JVC at half price?
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What model is your current JVC?

I think I would if I had the money.
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Hi
I have been offered a new JVC at half price after my old JVC developed the pink stripe
JVC refused to repair it as it was a bit out of warranty, and the cost would be about the same as a new projector
But I just don't know: I watched Taken 2 and it looked as good as always
My thinking is that maybe I can go back to a 16:9 screen (I have a 21:9 screen) and zoom out a bit
It's too good to be used for parts or whatever they want to do with it (I have to return it)
Would you buy a new JVC at half price?
Thanks
Jakob

I would seriously consider it. If you sold your projector the way it is, you would get very little money for it, so your over all cost for a new projector would be much higher. This way, you are getting rid of the defective projector and getting some value for it. Now if you do not have the money available, then that is a different matter.

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I have the HD550 (RS15) and have been offered the X35 (RS46)
Guess I'm mostly pissed that JVC refused to repair it: How can the cost be the same as a new projector?
I have the money for a new projector... but the HD550 is still very good, I think
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I'd go for the new RS46. As for "How can the cost be the same as a new projector?", my first Blu Ray player died 2 months beyond the regular factory warranty. Since I bought it with an AMEX card, it was covered for an additional year. But I was required to send it in to an authorized repair center for a repair estimate. The estimate to fix it was $ 550.00. It cost $ 525.00 new. American Express sent me a check for the original cost ( and I bought an Oppo BD83 which is still working ). Get the RS46 !! smile.gif
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The problem is you have a faulty optical block which is the most expensive part of the projector. Including work the cost of exchanging it is somewhere around $3-4000 if I remember correctly.

The X35 should be a very considerable upgrade. Sharper, better motion, higher contrast, better colors, brighter, 3D plus you would get something completely new versus a used unit which will eventually break down again. I would jump on the deal!
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Go for it if you have the money; it's a no-brainer to me to get the RS46 at 1/2 price.
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I agree with everyone as a used RS15 is not bringing that much for a perfect condition one and I'm sure with the RS46 you will get a 2 year warranty.

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I was never thinking of selling my JVC, in fact I was going to buy a new bulb at some time
I could have been happy with it for several more years
Now it just gets used for parts, makes me a bit sad...
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right.Go for it if you have the money; it's a no-brainer to me to get the RS46 at 1/2 price. thanks 10.gif
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I've taken the deal, I get it maybe next week
Now I need a new wall mount: The HD550 had the connections on the side (just space enough), but the X35 has connections on the back
It never stops, huh
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I've taken the deal, I get it maybe next week
Now I need a new wall mount: The HD550 had the connections on the side (just space enough), but the X35 has connections on the back
It never stops, huh


I am in the exact same boat. I had a HD-950 that went bad and getting an X55r and now have to move my roof mount because of the change in connection locations. Hope I have some paint left for touch ups rolleyes.gif

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I dunno about a ceiling mount... don't you need to be two to get the projector down and up again?
One to hold the PJ in place and one to loose/tighten the screws
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I've taken the deal, I get it maybe next week
Now I need a new wall mount: The HD550 had the connections on the side (just space enough), but the X35 has connections on the back
It never stops, huh

Well apart from the pain of the installation, I think you will be pleased with the end result: I went from a HD350 (with full 125 point calibration by Lumagen and a Darbee) to an X35 with the same accessories. I've found that the image is brighter, which allows me to close the iris right down and still measure 15fL, better blacks, sharper and improved motion. I only really bought the X35 as a stop gap since I know I'll end up with a true 4K projector at some point and I wanted a white chassis to better blend in with my room (it's not a dedicated room unfortunately), but it's going to be a great stopgap. cool.gif I've also been measuring the light output and after 120 hours I've barely dropped 5-7% output which is much less than my old HD350 did over the same time with a new lamp.

Zooming: Been there, done that, bought the lens...
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I dunno about a ceiling mount... don't you need to be two to get the projector down and up again?
One to hold the PJ in place and one to loose/tighten the screws

I don't know what kind of mount you are using, but I am easily able to remove and re-install my projector using a Chief mount with quick release thumb screws all by myself.

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