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Old 07-14-2014, 01:26 PM - Thread Starter
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Thanks! When you mention gaming, do you mean computer games or ? We have a Wii U at home, and that is the only gaming we do at home. Would a JVC be OK with Wii U games?

Also, with a .8 DNP and the X500, I'm wondering if I would be able to keep the JVC on low lamp mode for a nearly dark room?

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So long as you're not playing fast-twitch games (e.g. competitive online-multiplayer first person shooters where the lowest delay/lag means the difference between you killing someone before they kill you) then you should be fine. I do play those games and I still do good and enjoy it, but I hope JVC makes the next model better in this regard. I would think you would be fine with the Wii U, just create a Custom mode and name it "Game" and turn off as much processing as possible. This will yield the lowest lag for gaming.

100" dnp .8 + X500 should be fine in a dark room in low lamp mode with a new bulb, but I'm not sure how well it will be in low lamp with 2000 hours on the bulb. My bulb is still nice and bright and I'm at ~1250 hours. If you're set on getting the dnp .8, just get the X500/RS49 from somewhere with a return policy and try it out...if it's too dim then return it. Then you will know that you will need a brighter projector (even brighter than the Sony HW55). Epson 6030 would be the next best option unless you want to spend even more money, or get a bright DLP (but then contrast and black levels may not be that great - though that black dnp .8 screen will definitely help a DLP have better contrast).

Folks w/ dnp .8 (I believe both have ~100" diagonal screens)
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Kev1000000

Both have projectors that get pretty bright. Andreas has a super expensive pj and Kev has a super cheap pj, but they both light that material up well. I believe the JVC will work fine in the beginning, I just don't know how it will fare as the lamp ages.

Andreas has a Sony VW1000
Kev has a Epson 8350 (that was awhile back though, probably has something different now)
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:22 AM
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The only problem with the Epson's is that to exceed the light output of the Sony HW55ES, you have to use high lamp mode, which produces fan noise that is much louder than the JVC.

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Quick question:

I have all of these screen samples. How do I look for sparklies? Just bright white video content - like snow or something?

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The only problem with the Epson's is that to exceed the light output of the Sony HW55ES, you have to use high lamp mode, which produces fan noise that is much louder than the JVC.

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Yep, there's going to be tradeoffs with all of them, even if you get a Sony VW1100 or Sim2 SuperLumis. But if you need brightness, you either have to deal with fan noise (or put the projector in a hush box), or buy an expensive bright projector that has a really large chassis and quieter fans. There really isn't much of a difference in brightness between the JVC X500 & Sony HW55 so if it's between those two I would get the JVC hands down. Only if you require more brightness would I get the Epson 6030 + Hush box. And if that's not an option then you may be looking to really spend a lot more in order to get what you want to achieve.

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I have all of these screen samples. How do I look for sparklies? Just bright white video content - like snow or something?

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Yeah, an all white scene is the best. And make sure the screen sample is hung in the middle of the screen as that's where the light will be focused the most and where you will primarily notice it on a full screen of that material. On my screen, there's a little bit of a hotspot in the middle, but that's because I couldn't mount my projector as far back as recommended (my pj is mounted 3' closer than recommended). It will look like tiny rainbow sparkles all over the sample. And the brighter the projector is, the worse it will sparkle. I noticed this even on the dnp .8 material. The only screen sample I tested that didn't produce any noticeable artifacts, was the Stewart ST100. I would love to have that screen material in a black velvet cave.

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Thanks so much!! By the way, I thought of another picture I would like to see of the screen. Do you have lighting in your room with the screen? I didn't see any from the pictures you posted, but if you do, a picture (either at night or daytime with the blinds closed for the windows/doors) with all the lights on would be a good one to check out, so that we can see how the DNP screen handles the lights.

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Thanks so much!! By the way, I thought of another picture I would like to see of the screen. Do you have lighting in your room with the screen? I didn't see any from the pictures you posted, but if you do, a picture (either at night or daytime with the blinds closed for the windows/doors) with all the lights on would be a good one to check out, so that we can see how the DNP screen handles the lights.

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Hey Dave,

Sorry for the delay, I was sick for 2-weeks and then very busy with starting a new job. Still very busy to be honest, but I have a "little" spare time here and there now. I replied to your PM. Just let me know which picture(s) you would like to see and I'll try to get them uploaded as soon as possible.
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Hey Dave,

Sorry for the delay, I was sick for 2-weeks and then very busy with starting a new job. Still very busy to be honest, but I have a "little" spare time here and there now. I replied to your PM. Just let me know which picture(s) you would like to see and I'll try to get them uploaded as soon as possible.
No worries - I sent you a PM. Glad you're feeling better

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No worries - I sent you a PM. Glad you're feeling better

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Here you go Dave...finally...sorry for the wait again. I can't include these 5 photos in my original post without removing some photos first (only 30 are allowed per post and I have 27).

Bulb Hours & Software Version (9/16/2014):


All 4 Can Lights ON (Custom 2, High Lamp):


Front 2 Can Lights ON, Rear 2 Can Lights OFF (Custom 2, High Lamp):

Front 2 Can Lights OFF, Rear 2 Can Lights ON (Custom 2, High Lamp):


All Can Lights OFF (Custom 2, High Lamp):

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Perfect - thanks so much!!

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Perfect - thanks so much!!

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My original bulb popped on my X700 after ~2900 hours...bummer.

- I had to totally open up the projector and clean out all the little pieces of glass (and dust just for preventative maintenance while I was inside of it). There's like 30 screws just to get it opened up all the way. :/
- I cleaned the glass where the lamp is, and the main lens, with a camera lens cleaner kit.
- I went ahead and flashed the latest firmware (r1211.6).
- I installed a fresh lamp, courtesy of AVS. Thanks Mike!
- I reset the lamp timer (press the 'Back-OK-Hide' buttons really quickly, then immediately hold 'Down Arrow' for a few seconds until the lights on the projector flash.

How I cleaned my interior glass pane and front lens/optics:
Lens Cleaning Kit (you can get them on Amazon for <$20).

The best technique I found is as follows:
1) Be sure the projector has been unplugged for at least an hour.
2) I held a bright LED flashlight at an angle to the glass that made it easier to see the particles (and streaks left behind from cleaning with the solution).
3) Blow off the glass with canned air to remove any larger particulates that could potentially scratch the glass during the wiping process.
4) Gently wipe the glass in a circular motion with two pieces of lint-free paper doused with cleaning solution.
5) Quickly switch over to a fresh microfiber cloth and gently wipe the glass in a circular motion to dry up the solution before it has time to leave streaks.
6) Use the canned air again to blow off any other debris.
7) Repeat as necessary...

This took a few tries before I got it streak and debris free, but the image is super nice and bright now.

Also, cleaning all of the dust off the fan blades made the projector quieter which is always a plus.
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