Well I guess I spoke too soon and my dynamic iris looking like it has gone bad.
When the projector is first turned on it functions smoothly and without issue. After about 1 movie, it starts clicking and not being able to fully close.
I'm trying everything I can to find some reason for it other than hardware failure, but I'm not hopeful. I haven't read of anyone else having DI issues.
Here is a video of the IRIS opening and closing using a 100% white field and absolute black field. The first two times it opens and closes fully and smoothly. Then the third time there is a slight hitch. The 4th and 5th time it just stutters and does not close down all the way.
This video shows the iris just continually stuttering:
Note the iris is in Auto2 with the manual setting at 0 in these clips. It does do this in actual content as well....you can year it if the volume is muted and you can tell the iris is not fully closing on fade to black scenes.
Other symptoms are:
- if I set the iris at -7 and then set it to auto2, it is still opening up all the ay on a 100% white field
- sometimes there is no movement between manual iris steps (say -14 to -15), when other times there is an obvious step when adjusting.
I am really nervous about shipping such an expensive PJ for repair, and even more nervous about them opening up the sealed optical area. I fear what might come back to me. There is a difference between repair to "function" and repair to "as it should be." I've only had this thing less than 5 months. Bought it from AVS in July.
Has anyone seen anything like this? I'm desperately hoping there is something other than a mechanical problem here. I'm going to contact JVC and see if there is anyway they can replace it, but I'm not hopeful. I really wish they would offer a replacement warranty for at least the first year of the warranty
Mike have you heard of IRIS failures? I haven't seen anyone post a single issue like this.