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post #1801 of 1856
Thank you for the responses its nice to hear from some owners! I think I will bite the bullet and make a purchase on this machine. Next question, where to buy it from:

Its available on Amazon for 2400 shipped, is that a good price, is the warranty valid through them does anyone know? Is there a better alternative for purchasing somewhere else?
post #1802 of 1856
You can get an RS40 in that price range, if you know where to look.
post #1803 of 1856
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Originally Posted by Toksook Bay View Post

Thank you for the responses its nice to hear from some owners! I think I will bite the bullet and make a purchase on this machine. Next question, where to buy it from:

Its available on Amazon for 2400 shipped, is that a good price, is the warranty valid through them does anyone know? Is there a better alternative for purchasing somewhere else?

Try right here at the AVS store. Call 'em up and see what kind of deal they will give you. I would have bought it here if they had them in stock when I wanted one.
post #1804 of 1856
What's the street price of replacement lamps for the HD250? Best places to look?

Also, this projector does do v-stretch for CIH correct? I read conflicting info recently.
post #1805 of 1856
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Originally Posted by Toksook Bay View Post

Thank you for the responses its nice to hear from some owners! I think I will bite the bullet and make a purchase on this machine. Next question, where to buy it from:

Its available on Amazon for 2400 shipped, is that a good price, is the warranty valid through them does anyone know? Is there a better alternative for purchasing somewhere else?

JVC doesn't honor internet sale warranties. It says it on their site. Your best bet is to visit your local JVC dealer and I would guess they will be happy to get you a great deal.
post #1806 of 1856
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Originally Posted by scotty144 View Post

Let me see if I can help you....I have had my 250 now for 9 months. It was replacing a Panasonic AE2000 which replaced an AE900 which replaced an AE300.

The HD250 is leaps and bounds better than the 2000...much better contrast, stunning black levels, much sharper picture and also much brighter.

If you can afford the premium in price in my opinion it is well worth it. This projector throws a truly beautiful image.

Epson and Panasonic make nice projectors.... and after owning 3 and going to the JVC I will never buy another LCD/Iris based unit again.

Agreed!
post #1807 of 1856
I was using my HD250 with my Xbox last night, but had an issue where there was no red displaying in any of the image. I pulled up the test pattern on the projector and that looked fine. After some troubleshooting, I concluded it was definitely the projector. I tried a couple of different sources directly on both HDMI inputs (I didn't try any other inputs) and each had exactly the same problem. Finally I restarted the projector and the red channel came back. If it was some sort of HDMI handshake issue, I would have thought changing sources/inputs may have fixed it. I tried a search for this problem, but didn't find anything. Obviously I'll keep a close eye on it, but was wondering if anyone had had a similar issue or might know what the problem was?
post #1808 of 1856
I just bought a factory refurb unit with original 2yr factory warranty. Hope is delivered all well soon....Got a question...

I am considering a Carada brilliant 1.4 gain screen, 124 in diag., 2.35 and plan to use the zoom method. I am concerned that the image won't be bright enough, too dim. Anyone with a similar setup or a smaller Carada that works fine.. I will prefer to run it in low lamp, if possible and will like to try the 2.35 format screen.

I currently have a 100 in 16:9 elite silverframe 1.8 gain and works perfectly with my Mitsu HC6800 in low lamp, >1400 hrs.
post #1809 of 1856
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Originally Posted by mariokrt64 View Post

I just bought a factory refurb unit with original 2yr factory warranty. Hope is delivered all well soon....Got a question...

I am considering a Carada brilliant 1.4 gain screen, 124 in diag., 2.35 and plan to use the zoom method. I am concerned that the image won't be bright enough, too dim. Anyone with a similar setup or a smaller Carada that works fine.. I will prefer to run it in low lamp, if possible and will like to try the 2.35 format screen.

I currently have a 100 in 16:9 elite silverframe 1.8 gain and works perfectly with my Mitsu HC6800 in low lamp, >1400 hrs.

If the lamp is new in your unit then you should have no problem lighting up that size screen if...

You have light control, dark ceiling and walls, no reflective surfaces.

I have this pj lighting up a Seymour Centerstage XD AT scope 140" wide, 1.2 gain scope screen using zoom method. I am on 850 hours and still at low lamp setting. I have it mounted at 16'6" which is minimum for my size screen. Complete light control. Black fabric covered panel ceiling, dark blue fabric panel walls, dark carpeting, no reflective surfaces. I sit at about 13' in the front row. My previous pj was a Panasonic AX200 which I really liked but this one was a huge step up. Much deeper blacks, very bright and colorful.

Good Luck,

Stace
post #1810 of 1856
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Originally Posted by sdlehman View Post

If the lamp is new in your unit then you should have no problem lighting up that size screen if...

You have light control, dark ceiling and walls, no reflective surfaces.

I have this pj lighting up a Seymour Centerstage XD AT scope 140" wide, 1.2 gain scope screen using zoom method. I am on 850 hours and still at low lamp setting. I have it mounted at 16'6" which is minimum for my size screen. Complete light control. Black fabric covered panel ceiling, dark blue fabric panel walls, dark carpeting, no reflective surfaces. I sit at about 13' in the front row. My previous pj was a Panasonic AX200 which I really liked but this one was a huge step up. Much deeper blacks, very bright and colorful.

Good Luck,

Stace

Hi, this is my first real post. This unit looks like it will fit the bill for me. My question: I will have a 13' throw distance, in a basement theater (low light). Would like to use constant height/anamorphic for 2:35 movies. Is a 100" - 120" diag screen size a good one for this arrangement?

Thanks,

Dan
post #1811 of 1856
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Originally Posted by dsheehan View Post

Hi, this is my first real post. This unit looks like it will fit the bill for me. My question: I will have a 13' throw distance, in a basement theater (low light). Would like to use constant height/anamorphic for 2:35 movies. Is a 100" - 120" diag screen size a good one for this arrangement?

Thanks,

Dan

I have since moved, but I was in an apartment not too long ago. The room that I had my equipment in only allowed me a 10' throw distance between the lens of my PJ and face of my screen. My screen is a 45" CIH SeymourAV XD, so that is roughly 115" diagonal in 2.35 and 92" diagonal in 16:9. The image was fantastic from this distance to this size screen, very bright and vibrant yet the blacks were black. I'm not sure what lens you plan to use, as that is where this can become difficult due to Throw Ratio limits on lenses and resulting Vignetting. I have an Isco III with a Cineslide and they worked beautifully with my HD250 at this small TR.

-Sean
post #1812 of 1856
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Originally Posted by sdlehman View Post

If the lamp is new in your unit then you should have no problem lighting up that size screen if...

You have light control, dark ceiling and walls, no reflective surfaces.

I have this pj lighting up a Seymour Centerstage XD AT scope 140" wide, 1.2 gain scope screen using zoom method. I am on 850 hours and still at low lamp setting. I have it mounted at 16'6" which is minimum for my size screen. Complete light control. Black fabric covered panel ceiling, dark blue fabric panel walls, dark carpeting, no reflective surfaces. I sit at about 13' in the front row. My previous pj was a Panasonic AX200 which I really liked but this one was a huge step up. Much deeper blacks, very bright and colorful.

Good Luck,

Stace

I don't have those ideal conditions...In fact, my ceiling is white which I plan to paint gray. My walls are like a gray/blueish. I use the PJ mostly during the night, though, but its not a dedicated HT. I am thinking that I would be probably stretching a bit with the 124 in screen????
post #1813 of 1856
I just bought and hung a JVC HD250 and now I am trying to add it to my MX900 remote. I am not having luck finding this actual model on the list under TV (assuming this is where PJs are?). Any suggestions of which model to use?

Thanks
post #1814 of 1856
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Originally Posted by bcrossan7 View Post

I just bought and hung a JVC HD250 and now I am trying to add it to my MX900 remote. I am not having luck finding this actual model on the list under TV (assuming this is where PJs are?). Any suggestions of which model to use?

Thanks

If the JVC RS10 is there you can use that, they are more or less the same.

-Sean
post #1815 of 1856
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Originally Posted by bcrossan7 View Post

I just bought and hung a JVC HD250 and now I am trying to add it to my MX900 remote. I am not having luck finding this actual model on the list under TV (assuming this is where PJs are?). Any suggestions of which model to use?

Thanks

I have had a MX850 for several years now. I tried the codes early on but now just learn from the source component remote. The codes never seem to put the commands in all the expected places...
post #1816 of 1856
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Originally Posted by mariokrt64 View Post

I just bought a factory refurb unit with original 2yr factory warranty. Hope is delivered all well soon....Got a question...

I am considering a Carada brilliant 1.4 gain screen, 124 in diag., 2.35 and plan to use the zoom method. I am concerned that the image won't be bright enough, too dim. Anyone with a similar setup or a smaller Carada that works fine.. I will prefer to run it in low lamp, if possible and will like to try the 2.35 format screen.

I currently have a 100 in 16:9 elite silverframe 1.8 gain and works perfectly with my Mitsu HC6800 in low lamp, >1400 hrs.

Any other takers?
post #1817 of 1856
I've a Da-lite 106" hp 2.8g and it's very bright; pj is about 14 feet away zooming in from a coffee table. Using low/normal lamp and measured with a Mastech 1010b light meter in the snow mountain top scene in FOTR, it was about 50 - 60 lux. I know w/ this screen, there is no problem w/ a 120" version.

YMMV w/ the Carada 120" 1.4g but should be OK w/ high lamp.

GL
post #1818 of 1856
BTW, I love the crt-black, so I actually use Gamma 2.4 w/ 5 clicks up on the White; aperture was set at 2 (1 for Underworld).
post #1819 of 1856
Correction. That was the Sony vw60. Jvc does 120 lux.
post #1820 of 1856
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Originally Posted by dragonbud0 View Post

I've a Da-lite 106" hp 2.8g and it's very bright; pj is about 14 feet away zooming in from a coffee table. Using low/normal lamp and measured with a Mastech 1010b light meter in the snow mountain top scene in FOTR, it was about 50 - 60 lux. I know w/ this screen, there is no problem w/ a 120" version.

YMMV w/ the Carada 120" 1.4g but should be OK w/ high lamp.

GL

I onced tried a Da-lite 2.8 HP salmple but noticed that the blacks looked too gray...people say its not the same with a sample than a full screen?...but that really discouraged me....granted JVC has more contrast that my Mitsu HC6800...have you tried other screens before the HP and can comment on this?

BTW....YMMV ?????
post #1821 of 1856
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Originally Posted by mariokrt64 View Post


I onced tried a Da-lite 2.8 HP salmple but noticed that the blacks looked too gray...people say its not the same with a sample than a full screen?...but that really discouraged me....granted JVC has more contrast that my Mitsu HC6800...have you tried other screens before the HP and can comment on this?

BTW....YMMV ?????

I tried a sample of the HP before I bought the screen. I hated it, I made the blacks look horrible. I could never see myself buying a HP screen. Then, I decided to get a 3D projector and bought the HP screen for that and sports. Then, I tried it with Stars Wars with my JVC. I closed the iris and it looked great. With a cinemascope screen the bars are not there, so there was not a reminder of how gray the bars look. Also, the brightness of the scenes make the blacks look even blacker. However, I prefer my neutral screen, the picture looks a lot sharper to me on my neutral screen
post #1822 of 1856
Ymmv your mileage may vary.

I had the da-lite hccv screen before, but love the brightness of the hp. In casino royale airport scene, around 50-55 minutes, the bar on top and the sky seems seamless. On an earlier scene when bond came out off the water, it was blinding bright. Lamp has about 5 hours.

I rewatched matrix br last night. Black is black and white is white with lots of depth when the program was initially loaded.
post #1823 of 1856
My PJ will arrive next week and I will try to see how it fills an aprox 124 screen geometry...If I am good with the brightness may choose to go with the 124 in Carada...will see...
post #1824 of 1856
I got the PJ...a couple of issues

First, although it was double boxed, which is good, the PJ inside the second box (although it came with the foam to support it) was loose inside the box. What I mean is that they should have filled the rest of the inner box with foam pellets or something to avoid movement while in traffic.

The les cover was mid opened, and when I tried to power it up, a couple of times I get lamp warning...Eventually, I got it to work, when I turnet it off it closed the cover properly, but I wonder if it will continue working fine when I turn it on to watch NBA tonight, or if this will continue to be a problem.

Pretty bright image on a 100 in 1.8 gain screen on low lamp. Have not have time to make any adjustment, but I welcome any suggestions. Are there any settings anyone care to suggest, just as a starting point. I plan to try the ones from Proj Reviews...later on.

BTW, this is a refurb with full factory warranty.....
post #1825 of 1856
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Originally Posted by mariokrt64 View Post

Are there any settings anyone care to suggest, just as a starting point.

Since you ask, I'd recommend avoiding online settings as people who post those settings may have different lamp modes, different life on their bulbs, different room lighting conditions, different screen gain, and different preferences.

I'd check out the Disney WOW! calibration disk. It has a bunch of excellent tests, is easy to step through, and can be had for 30 bucks. Considering the cost of the projector, its well worth it.

Good luck. Welcome to the club. I'm super happy with my projector, hope you are as well.
post #1826 of 1856
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Originally Posted by Mike_Stuewe View Post

Since you ask, I'd recommend avoiding online settings as people who post those settings may have different lamp modes, different life on their bulbs, different room lighting conditions, different screen gain, and different preferences.

I'd check out the Disney WOW! calibration disk. It has a bunch of excellent tests, is easy to step through, and can be had for 30 bucks. Considering the cost of the projector, its well worth it.

Good luck. Welcome to the club. I'm super happy with my projector, hope you are as well.

I downladed the AVS calibration, both blue ray and HD DVD, a couple of years ago, and plan to try it after the projector runs for several hours....Regarding the settings, its about a starting point, just to try it. I have also heard that it depends highly on the particular screen.

Thanks for your input...lets see how it goes tonight.....
post #1827 of 1856
If you like CRT-black, try to set gamma to 2.4 and add 5 clicks on W only. Use Aperture 2 or 1 to further darken the view; 3 is the default.
post #1828 of 1856
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Originally Posted by dragonbud0 View Post

If you like CRT-black, try to set gamma to 2.4 and add 5 clicks on W only. Use Aperture 2 or 1 to further darken the view; 3 is the default.


I will try that....the image was so bright, I had to close the aperture, use low lamp, turn down brightness....what you meant by "W"...

Thanks....
post #1829 of 1856
I found one of these on my local CL for $1400, but the bulb is burnt out. ...How much does a new bulb cost?
Edit: Looks like they're ~$280.
post #1830 of 1856
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Originally Posted by Acid Snow View Post

I found one of these on my local CL for $1400, but the bulb is burnt out. ...How much does a new bulb cost?
Edit: Looks like they're ~$280.

List is $399 I think...so its probably closer to that than to $280. Did you actuall saw it listed for that price for a OEM lamp?
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