I own an RS40 that has seen it's share of bad bulbs, non-starts, freezes, HDMI bad handshakes, and bad system board. Luckily it was all fixed under warranty and now seems to be trouble free and hopefully my 003 bulb with the flapper will give me close to 1500 hours. It now has close to 900 hours and seems plenty bright.
I have in 30 day trial a BenQ W1080ST short throw projector that I have placed in the living room where the RS40 used to be. The RS40 is now in my light controlled video room. Although the Benq is a fine projector for around $1K I have found that it is substantially inferior in picture quality to the JVC, mostly in the contrast of course, but also in overall picture smoothness and quality. As a result the BenQ is going back and I have decided to look for a JVC RS4x model to put in the living room again. The thing is to heavy to haul back and forth between the two rooms.
As I hunt for the right RS solution I was wondering if anyone can summarize the three models that are in my price range, RS40, RS45, and RS46, as far as problems go. I have read much of the 45 thread and it seems to have the same problems that my 40 had. The 46 is not so clear. Also, were there any significant improvements made to the 46 that would motivate me to go another $1K over the 40 or 45?
I appreciate any information or advice.