First off, like the other noobs, a heartfelt thanx to those who have provided the reams of information that have led to me (almost) pulling the trigger... took me a week to get through, but well worth the journey!
My wife and I fell in love with this machine at FS who have it (the fc - as in Canada version;-) on sale this week. After much searching elsewhere (BB, AVU, A&B,Sears,Bay,Brick) only found one other dealer that carried JVC, and has the FH model (which I prefer b/c of the PC input) for a mere $80 more, which appears to be a great price.
However, I'm still looking at a chunk of change. I see that we can't post prices (WHY is that?), but the 13% tax up here is gonna run me $400 (if that helps).
I was on the phone and had agreed to buy the FH, but as soon as I said yes, I got cold feet and said I had to think about it.
This thread seems to be relatively positive regarding JVC customer service, but some other threads regard it as brutal (especially regarding lamps in the pre 2006 models). I think H60ACE returning his is what put the chill on.
However, having now said no, the 'chase' is back on and I want to 'pull the trigger' as so many have said.
So, one last quick assesment: Has anyone had lamp issues with the 97 series? If anyone north of the border has had to deal with JVC Customer Service, how would you rate it? After my house and vehicle, this is the biggest purchase I have made (the ring was a close 4th
... thanx once again for all your help!