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Just wondering what a jvc-RS1 would be valued at appox or is it not worth looking into anymore.
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I am looking to buy not sell!!!
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Here's one on Videogon...I'm sure there others or similar ones listed.

http://cgi.videogon.com/cgi-bin/cl.p...191&&&/JVC-RS1
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I am wondering what a fair price would be?

I think all the prices on videogon is very high.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/JVC-DLA-HD1-...#ht_524wt_1378

And that Videogon posting is quite reasonable.

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JVC projectors are no good at 3D old or new, so that isn't a consideration. Presumably you are looking for a 2D only machine. The most recent JVCs are presumably better than the older ones - but not much better. The black level superiority of the JVCs seems to have been there from the start.

So while many projectors should probably never be bought used, the JVC LCoS machines may be an exception. The very first of these JVCs is likely to still produce better blacks that even brand new DLPs.

Used DLP machines are bad buys because they have two moving parts - the fan which all projectors have, and the color wheel which are only in DLPs. Both of these spin and so both can develop bad bearings. This makes the likelihood of a squeaky bearing double for a DLP. But three panel machines can get out of alignment and become fuzzy.

The most important issue would seem to be the "right of return". Can you get your money back if it doesn't perform properly?

I presume you have counted on having to buy a new bulb. So a used $1K machine will actually cost around $1.3K.
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The early ones do have some problems to consider. I had the RS1 then the RS2. The color on both of these is certainly not reference and what I'm use to. You could buy a CMS to fix it but that could cost some pretty good change. Also the RS1 I had had an awful fan noise level, even mounted it 6' over my head and still could hear it pretty good. I did some research later and many complained about the fan sound. The RS2 was better seems JVS worked on the problem.

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I still love my DVDO Duo color corrected RS1 but in order to correct the colors you need a processor to correct it. You would spend in excess of $2k for both projector and processor...then you need to calibrate it. AVS was just selling B stock much newer JVC projectors for under $2k. I would watch for these sales to come around again.
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I have a radiance so cms is not an issue.
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The number that popped into my head before checking the linked listing was $1200 - assuming the bulb still had some life in it. I paid $2500 for a used RS-20 about a year ago, with 600 hours on the original bulb, and a new spare bulb. That could probably be had for $2000 or less now.

I bought locally, and not sure I'd do it any other way - to have the ability to make sure you're not getting a dud (misconvergence, lens adjustment motors, etc.).
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I have a radiance so cms is not an issue.

Well then its still worth it I think for $1k. Panning would be smoother with the newer JVC's but if its a good one I think you'll like it. They are built like a tank.
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The number that popped into my head before checking the linked listing was $1200 - assuming the bulb still had some life in it. I paid $2500 for a used RS-20 about a year ago, with 600 hours on the original bulb, and a new spare bulb. That could probably be had for $2000 or less now.

I bought locally, and not sure I'd do it any other way - to have the ability to make sure you're not getting a dud (misconvergence, lens adjustment motors, etc.).

Looks like under $1,400 is the going price for an RS20 with a near new lamp which considering the capabilities of the projector, is very good.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/JVC-DLA-RS20...item41646c01e8

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I personally would not pay more than $800 for a used RS-1 sight unseen, if you can see it in person then it is worth more. You could buy a B-stock RS-40 from AVS for only $1700 or so when they had them in stock, or a B-STOCK HD250 for around $1100, and those came with full MFR warranty and relatively new lamps.

I would try to wait until AVS gets more b-stocks in (either Sonys or JVC). Maybe call them and ask them if they expect anymore, maybe they can put you on a waiting list.


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