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post #1981 of 2036
Mediclarry? still got the lamp? pls advice.
post #1982 of 2036
Sorry man sold t he last one this morning
post #1983 of 2036
Hi,

This might be a silly question, but where is 'Eco' lamp mode on a HD350?

I've got Normal and High power in the on screen menu, but no Eco.

I hear people referring to Eco mode, but I assume it's just a difference of terms, and Normal = Eco (?)

I ask because I'm taking light meter readings from the PJ (trying to work out what contrast ratio I'm getting). I've heard that to get the best from this PJ, you have to drop the lamp power to low, and stop the iris down.

The advertised CR for this model is 30k.

With Normal lamp power and min iris I get 19k
With Normal lamp power and max iris I get 16.5k
With High lamp power and max iris I get 15.3k

The room is blacked, so I'm discounting room reflections on the results.
Light meter 0.5m from PJ, facing PJ.
Using in-built test pattern (white section), and the Hide button.

What do you have to do to get anywhere near the advertised 30k CR?

Thanks.
post #1984 of 2036
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Originally Posted by fiscoking View Post

Normal = Eco (?)

Yes.

Normal will reduce black level, but shouldn't have much effect on CR.
post #1985 of 2036
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Originally Posted by fiscoking View Post


What do you have to do to get anywhere near the advertised 30k CR?

Thanks.

Stop the iris all the way down.
Mount the PJ at it's furthest max distance from your screen
Possibly use some or all of your vertical lens shift.

Note that having an accurate meter and accurate measurements is a huge factor here too.
post #1986 of 2036
Thinking of purchasing a second hand HD350 at a good price. Over 3 yrs old. Are these reliable and still good? Hoping if I buy it it'll last me for a several more yrs to come. Thx!
post #1987 of 2036
They are super relieable.. Find one with a warranty on it..but they are one of jvcs best projectors
post #1988 of 2036
The demo unit I picked up from BB (DLA-HD350) now has nearly 3000 hours on it...and it looks great (knock on wood). In fact, even the original lamp (I think it was the original lamp) was still more than bright enough...
but I swapped it out anyway...just a couple weeks ago for the Superbowl (thinking I needed to get as bright as possible).
A worthy successor to my DLP Marantz VP4001...
In comparison, the Marantz colors were slightly more accurate and the blacks possibly ever so slighly deeper. But the JVC performs very well in every respect and I can't get enough of the 1080P resolution.
post #1989 of 2036
Thx for the replies! The one I'm looking at is over 3 yrs old. So warranty expired but selling at a very good price. It's just reading about this optical block issue has scared me a little.
post #1990 of 2036
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Originally Posted by Raine0 View Post

Thx for the replies! The one I'm looking at is over 3 yrs old. So warranty expired but selling at a very good price. It's just reading about this optical block issue has scared me a little.

Yes, the optical block is scary when out of warranty. Even paying a good price you have to keep in mind that it will be a throw-away if the optical block fails.
post #1991 of 2036
If your looking for one with a warranty. There's one on Videogon.com for $1400.00'with a years warranty on it excluding a new bulb..this is a steal on this projector. Don't buy a used projector without any warranty. My 2 cents worth.
post #1992 of 2036
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Originally Posted by mediclarry View Post

If your looking for one with a warranty. There's one on Videogon.com for $1400.00'with a years warranty on it excluding a new bulb..this is a steal on this projector. Don't buy a used projector without any warranty. My 2 cents worth.

Thx! I Would buy that if I'm stateside. But unfortunately I'm not.
post #1993 of 2036
Well my friend, I am the sellar of this projector,, pay me by PayPal, and I will send it when your ready, or when you come home, I am a war vet also,I will not cheat you..I will send you my home and cell phone, and address if you want. This projector is absolutely perfect....
post #1994 of 2036
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well my friend, i am the sellar of this projector,, pay me by paypal, and i will send it when your ready, or when you come home, i am a war vet also,i will not cheat you..i will send you my home and cell phone, and address if you want. This projector is absolutely perfect....

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post #1995 of 2036
Don't understand your reply my friend.
post #1996 of 2036
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Originally Posted by Raine0 View Post

Thx! I Would buy that if I'm stateside. But unfortunately I'm not.

Are you anywhere near Japan, let me know.
post #1997 of 2036
No but I will ship to Japan if needed
post #1998 of 2036
I'm also considering going for one of these models used. What seems to be the failure rate of the optical block, as that seems to be the biggest worry.

Also, to any that had one, how would you compare the projector to the Benq w6000? That's my other top consideration.

I'm looking for something with a good 700-800+ best mode lumens, for dealing with dim lighting conditions, or even light ambient light on occasion. Both jvc and Benq are good there with a nod to Benq

But my consideration comes to jvc in terms of black levels with from my understanding the jvc will completely cream the Benq, and on movies and especially sci-fi those blacks will be big to me I think if it's really a big gap between the two.
Will th overall image quality be better on the jcv as well?
Interesting decision overAll
Benq= brighter, sharper, low input lag for games, new or refurb with 1 yr warranty, cms, blacks barely make arts review cut.
Jvc= bright "enough", class act blacks, better pq?, but input lag looses ability to computer game.
post #1999 of 2036
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Originally Posted by cazten View Post

I'm also considering going for one of these models used. What seems to be the failure rate of the optical block, as that seems to be the biggest worry.

Also, to any that had one, how would you compare the projector to the Benq w6000? That's my other top consideration.

I'm looking for something with a good 700-800+ best mode lumens, for dealing with dim lighting conditions, or even light ambient light on occasion. Both jvc and Benq are good there with a nod to Benq

But my consideration comes to jvc in terms of black levels with from my understanding the jvc will completely cream the Benq, and on movies and especially sci-fi those blacks will be big to me I think if it's really a big gap between the two.
Will th overall image quality be better on the jcv as well?
Interesting decision overAll
Benq= brighter, sharper, low input lag for games, new or refurb with 1 yr warranty, cms, blacks barely make arts review cut.
Jvc= bright "enough", class act blacks, better pq?, but input lag looses ability to computer game.

I own both and am selling the Benq. The Benq is a good projector but in my eyes the JVC is better. I will miss the brightness though. Note I bought the JVC 2nd hand with 1 month of warranty remaining. It was delivered with a failing optical block and LS mechanism.
The CMS on the Benq is a pain to use. The JVC has over-saturated colors.
The Black issue is a dilemma, on one hand the JVC has deeper blacks but on the other the Benq is brighter and sometimes the effect of bright areas over dark areas is more pleasant with the W6000 with an increased depth perception. The W6000 has more image noise and a louder fan.
I did alternate viewing for a week at night and decided to keep the JVC but it wasn't such a clear choice. I'm thinking of ways now to adjust the colors on the JVC.
I don't play games.
Good luck!
post #2000 of 2036
Thanks for the reply. The image noise scares me! I'm going to try and arm wrestle my local frys electronics into letting me see a w6000 and set one up for viewing. Unfortunately there's just flat out no where to see the jvc to compare its a blind buy.
post #2001 of 2036
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Originally Posted by Kabillyhop View Post

Last night I also took a chance and loaded the RS20 firmware onto my RS10 with no apparent ill affects. I can confirm that the menus have changed and at least some of the RS20 functionality is there. As Dav said, for sure the 16 step aperture control and the THX mode are working. The color management menu is there but I didn't have time to try it.

There is worthwhile upside to doing this and no downside that I can see.

However, there are warnings that loading the wrong firmware could make your unit inoperative. Didn't happen to mine, maybe I was lucky. Proceed at your own risk.

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Originally Posted by drapp1952 View Post

I am suspicious that a THX setting is present without the actual effect on primary and secondary color points and whatever else the THX preset provides. You'd need a good meter and appropriate calibration software to check these. Needless to say, if the THX settings were working on the image this would worth the risk, IMO.

If you clearly color saturation and other picture changes when engaging the THX that is hopeful.

Has anyone with a colorimeter tried this to confirm any changes with the THX setting? If I had one, I would try it.
post #2002 of 2036
No one willing to test this? I would , if I had a colorimeter.
post #2003 of 2036
I just build a HTPC, I have a Spyder3 Elite calibration tool. Anyone tried that to calibrate our HD350?

Also about the optical block issue, my 350 might have been one of the first reported with the issue. Page 55 6/17/10. They replaced the block and I put an additional 2k hours on the unit since. One change I did notice when it returned is the fan is on high altitude setting. So left it there and now clean the filter once a week.
post #2004 of 2036
I think its always best to use the high speed fan settings at all times. This might be one of the reasons for the block issues.
I have no way to prove this is the cause in this particular instance,.., but anyone in electronics repair will tell you, heat is the worst enemy for any electronic device.

Regards
David
post #2005 of 2036
Is anyone here using the RS10 or HD350 with an ISCO IIIS(small) lens?
post #2006 of 2036
Hi there, if your jvc projector needs repairing in or out of warranty! you can send it to JVP.

90 Sydenham Rd
Marrickville NSW 2204
PH: 02 9516 5887
FAX: 02 9516 5898
post #2007 of 2036
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Originally Posted by JVCTECHAU View Post

Hi there, if your jvc projector needs repairing in or out of warranty! you can send it to JVP.

90 Sydenham Rd
Marrickville NSW 2204
PH: 02 9516 5887
FAX: 02 9516 5898

You should note that this is in Australia....
post #2008 of 2036
My HD350 stopped working last! I was messing around in the component cabinet and was a bit rough messing around with my directv box and pulled it out of the cabinet before it was unplugged all the way. Dumb I know. Anyway, I must have sent a power surge to it or something, because the Projector no longer has a STANDBY LIGHT. The Projector is across the room from anything I was touching and the only thing connecting the two areas is obviously the HDMI cable run through the ceiling and the power circuits in the house. JVC wants me to send it in and pay $50 to diagnose and $350!! an hour plus parts! Ouch. That doesnt even seem honest. Can anyone give me any insight to how to fix it? I assume it is the power board inside and JVC Parts quoted me $221 shipped for it. Should I just order the part and try to fix it, or am I screwed?

Thanks for any input. I'm sure I'm not alone in that I'm one of those living on much less than when it was purchased.
Edited by Spiralmind - 8/3/12 at 3:40pm
post #2009 of 2036
Unplug the AC cord from the PJ, replug in after 30 mins or so.

For some (many?) projectors this re-boots it in a sense. It's worth a try and has worked for me in the past (never had a JVC though).

And of course double check that you're still getting AC power to that PJ outlet! If there's no standby light, there could be no power at all?
post #2010 of 2036
Thank you, I appreciate your input! I left it unplugged over night and tried it this morning. No go. I tried many a plug too. I think I will just order the power board for $220 and hope I can figure it out. The JVC repair option is OUTO THE F*#%ING QUESTION!!

Crook bastards. $350 an hour plus parts plus $50 to evaluate it. Yeah right.
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