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post #1681 of 1992
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Originally Posted by Seafun View Post

Hi Mike! Got it right now. It wasn´t the rainbow-effect, but simply a completely bonkers factory pre-set that made me confused from the start. See the thing is that InFocus has pre-set the SP 8602 to 60 Hz, while most punters buying the damn thing has of course a DLP which 99.9% of all intend to use it with. Therefore it´s beyond me why this preset is set to 60 Hz when it´s 1080p/24 that is the "right" option to use for a DLP, while 60 Hz will work for regular TV-sets. Just watched (and experienced!) Fast & Furious 5 (yeah, I know it´s light entertainment, but we had a super time with an awesome resolution, the degree of blackness, shadow detail, skin tones...I could go on here, but key thing is: THIS IS A KILLER DLP! Period. Thanks for helping out, though.

Thats weird that it showed white flashes instead of just not syncing to that resolution, I would think the projector would have an auto resolution feature and display whatever resolution is thrown at it as long as it is an acceptable resolution. Glad you got it working right. I am hoping to find a deal on this projector as everyone here on the forum raves about its pq.

Mike
post #1682 of 1992
Hi,

I have a big Problem.

My new 8602 won´t start after 50h.

I cannot start the Projector with the Keypad, it only start with the Remote Control.
After the start, the Projector restarts 6 or 7x and the bulb doesn´t turn on. The complete Keypad doesn´t work and after the restarts, the Service/Bulp lamps turn on.

Any idea?


Sry for the bad English
post #1683 of 1992
First thing to always try (if you haven't already) is to unplug the AC power cord from the PJ for 30 minutes or so. This can reboot many PJ's....
post #1684 of 1992
After 1 hour unplug the power cord, nothing happens.

I remove now the power cord for the next 10 hours.
post #1685 of 1992
If 1 hr doesn't work it's unlikely 10 hrs will work.

Try re-seating the lamp (take the lamp out, put it back in).
post #1686 of 1992
i have it 3x and it will not work.

I write a Mail to the Infocus Service. I think, this is a Hardware problem.
post #1687 of 1992
Best to call customer support. Sure seems like a faulty lamp. It comes with a 6 month warranty , so replacing it should be a snap.
post #1688 of 1992
I removed the Lamp again and take a look in the Daylight. The Reflector has some fissures(or leaps?).

And that after only 50h.
post #1689 of 1992
Can you see anything around the lamp tube itself? First thing Infocus will have you do is replace the lamp. It's like $60 each way to ship the PJ insured, plus their cost for the repair company to inspect it, so the lamp needs to be ruled out first.
post #1690 of 1992
Infocus send me a new 8602. DOA

Hope, the Projector comes in the next 2 Days.
post #1691 of 1992
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Originally Posted by cat320 View Post

Infocus send me a new 8602. DOA

Hope, the Projector comes in the next 2 Days.

Now that's what I'm talking about! Glad to see you getting some benefits from the great customer service!
post #1692 of 1992
Yep, the Infocus Service(Germany) is fast
It´s a great Projector, but many User´s miss a full CMS and an update for the FI.
I think the sync problem is a Hardware mistake and not easy to fix. But it is not a problem for me.

I hope, Infocus brings us a final Firmware. Only a satisfied customers repurchases a Infocus.

Hope, that is exact written.
post #1693 of 1992
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Originally Posted by cat320 View Post

Yep, the Infocus Service(Germany) is fast
It´s a great Projector, but many User´s miss a full CMS and an update for the FI.
I think the sync problem is a Hardware mistake and not easy to fix. But it is not a problem for me.

I hope, Infocus brings us a final Firmware. Only a satisfied customers repurchases a Infocus.

Hope, that is exact written.


Your English is good enough. lol
To be honest, CMS isn't something I miss or need with this unit.
I watched "Men of Honor" for the 3rd time, the first time on this unit 2 nights ago.

If you haven't watched it on this projector, you should! The cinematography is beautiful! Colors are rich! Skin tones of the actors and the colors in general just ooze on this movie. The mixed night scenes are dynamic and 3 dimensional!

I don't use FI enough to really notice any problems. I only use it with live sports on occasion, not for movies.

It does sync slowly..I agree. Being that I force 24Hz to it for movies and 60 Hz for live TV, syncing is also not an issue for me.
post #1694 of 1992
So, I have been having problems too. About a month an a half ago I was playing a game on my XBox and all of the sudden I had rainbow lines on the right half of the screen equally spaced. At first I though my XBox was dieing. Turned it off and still lines. Tried other inputs, still there. Oh crap...

I had a couple other little issues as well. There was a fan that was running all the time when, apparently, it is not supposed to. Also the lamp has started flickering.

Infocus decided just to send me a new projector. I brought it down to their office and they had never seen that problem before.

About a week later I got the replacement. Had it up and installed and working good. Then 1 1/2 weeks later I started having issues again. This time the projector would come on and you could hear the color wheel trying to get a sync and then the projector would shut off. Started up fine the next try. Next day it took three times to come on. Day after that and it would not come up at all. Its not the lamp. When I bought the projector I bought a spare lamp and tried that. I think the color wheel motor or driver is bad.

So, talked to infocus again. They didnt have any more new ones in stock so I had to send it to Projector doctors in San Diego who handles the warranty processing. They received it monday and are finally shipping the replacement today.

Not a happy camper..
post #1695 of 1992
Sorry to hear about your experience so far. Not a good start fot you, but once it's sorted out you'll be a happy camper again.
post #1696 of 1992
Got the new projector. Projector Doctors took almost a week to ship the new one.

This one runs, so well in fact it won't turn off. It has locked up on me 4 times since I have gotten it and won't respond to remote or the control panel. I have to unplug it to turn it off. It does have an older firmware. I try and upgrade it with the same computer and same cable as I did my first one and it won't even see it. Try another computer and the same thing.

To top that off the dip wheel is really noisy in this one. I can hear it across the room. Driving me nuts.

I am wishing I bought the Panasonic instead. More Made in China junk here.
post #1697 of 1992
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Originally Posted by Joesyah View Post


I watched "Men of Honor" for the 3rd time, the first time on this unit 2 nights ago.

You going with the JVC RS-45 for sure then?
What are you doing with this projector if going to the JVC?
post #1698 of 1992
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Originally Posted by coderguy View Post

You going with the JVC RS-45 for sure then?
What are you doing with this projector if going to the JVC?

Well I've committed to buying it. I got it on one of the early order deals.
I couldn't let the deal pass it was too good!

Not sure, because I love the SP8602! I may keep both or sell one of them.
I'm not sure the RS45 can match this projector on certain aspects. I'm sure it will exceed in other areas though. I won't know for sure until I get both in the same room.

I may start collecting projectors like you. lol
post #1699 of 1992
I eagerly await your comparison, I might grab the RS-45, not sure. Although I'll probably be waiting until after XMAS...
post #1700 of 1992
I'll keep you posted. The RS45 probably won't arrive till Nov or Dec per the dealer.
post #1701 of 1992
I bought the RS-45 from AVS as well, the pricing was too good to refuse.
post #1702 of 1992
So between Joesyah and coderguy, who's got the better deal ? please pm me.
post #1703 of 1992
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Originally Posted by Joesyah View Post

Well I've committed to buying it. I got it on one of the early order deals.
I couldn't let the deal pass it was too good!

Not sure, because I love the SP8602! I may keep both or sell one of them.
I'm not sure the RS45 can match this projector on certain aspects. I'm sure it will exceed in other areas though. I won't know for sure until I get both in the same room.

I may start collecting projectors like you. lol

Can't wait to hear some of the upcoming comparisions here. From my limited experience with JVC, the only thing I'd replace my SP8602 with is a 3-chip. Don't want a collection, just one bad ass pj.
post #1704 of 1992
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Originally Posted by Mr. Neverbicker View Post

Can't wait to hear some of the upcoming comparisions here. From my limited experience with JVC, the only thing I'd replace my SP8602 with is a 3-chip. Don't want a collection, just one bad ass pj.

From what I saw today, I think you could be right! Just maybe the JVC will surprise me. I have to admit having doubts. The SP8602 has ruined me! lol
I may have to get off the wallet and spend a few thousand more than I planned. I wonder how the Samsung 900B would be as an upgrade? Other than this or a used Runco or Sim2, my options seem limited under 5 grand.
post #1705 of 1992
How far from the wall must I mount the projector? I'm looking at a universal wall mount, but I cannot find any info that describes how far the screw holes on the projector are located.

Does anyone know how far the projectormount would have to reach out in order to mount this projector?
post #1706 of 1992
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joesyah View Post

Well I've committed to buying it. I got it on one of the early order deals.
I couldn't let the deal pass it was too good!

Not sure, because I love the SP8602! I may keep both or sell one of them.
I'm not sure the RS45 can match this projector on certain aspects. I'm sure it will exceed in other areas though. I won't know for sure until I get both in the same room.

I may start collecting projectors like you. lol

I hope your 8602 has at least 1000 hours in the bulb, if not I think you will be disappointed in the brightness of the RS45 in comparison if it's anything like last year's RS40.
post #1707 of 1992
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Originally Posted by Mikenificent1 View Post

I hope your 8602 has at least 1000 hours in the bulb, if not I think you will be disappointed in the brightness of the RS45 in comparison if it's anything like last year's RS40.

Mike unfortunately I had only 470 hours on the SP8602. It easily out shined both X7 and Sony HW30 I demoed lately. So I see your point..damn!
Folks don't understand just how bright the Infocus is that haven't experienced it!!! What a flame thrower!!
post #1708 of 1992
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Originally Posted by Mikenificent1 View Post

I hope your 8602 has at least 1000 hours in the bulb, if not I think you will be disappointed in the brightness of the RS45 in comparison if it's anything like last year's RS40.

Shouldn't be, cine4home measured 930 calibrated lumens on the X90, the RS45 should be at least as bright spec'd 100 lumens higher.

Art measured the 8602 at 1059 calibrated lumens.

Worst case it won't be as bright, but it also won't be night and day. 900 calibrated lumens and higher is very bright, few HT projectors do this.
post #1709 of 1992
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Originally Posted by BiGBADDABOOM View Post

Shouldn't be, cine4home measured 930 calibrated lumens on the X90, the RS45 should be at least as bright spec'd 100 lumens higher.

Art measured the 8602 at 1059 calibrated lumens.

Worst case it won't be as bright, but it also won't be night and day. 900 calibrated lumens and higher is very bright, few HT projectors do this.

You do realize that's the SP8602 on low lamp mode? Mike has both ..I'm sure he knows first hand. From what I've read the lens shift will also cause some variations in the lumens.
I believe Art posted the unit is capable of nearly 1400 lumens. The crazy thing is it still looks great at its brightest settings unlike most projectors.
post #1710 of 1992
JVC lamps have a generally low MFR spec rating, as they drop off the fastest of all the lamps I've seen based on collecting evidence in this forum and from other places. The Mits lamps drop off the slowest. I will be running the JVC at low lamp all the time if I can, I don't want to waste too much money buying lamps.

It wouldn't take very many hours to make the JVC dimmer than another projector on average.Even Art complains about JVC lamps all the time in his old reviews, he said he has replaced his RS20 lamp one too many times one too soon, same with his RS 1 (or RS 2) whatever it was. I am hoping they have made some improvements this year, because some of the MFR lamps are getting more and more reliable. The lamps used in the Mits hc3800 and hc4000 are perhaps the most reliable lamp ever made, as well as some Panny and Sanyo lamps. Although it is partly the design of the projector that causes the lamps to go bad, not just overall cooling but it has to do with hot spots near the lamp that can retain too much heat and create an early burn out. I think that's one reason JVC lamps tend not to last as long.

We got almost no-one in the entire forum having had to replace a Mits hc4000/3800 lamp under 2000 hours, although I'm sure there could be an exception, but even the exceptions are likely due to someone's poor environment or heat or electrical reason. Someone once got 7000 hours out of one.
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