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post #9271 of 9972
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Originally Posted by dolphinc View Post

Anyone?

Yes the Monster Vision ones work using the 3pin, Only issue is on your screen.

If you screen holds polarization then the JVC glasses will be brighter.

The internal polarization of the JVC projector is Horizontal, the Jvc Glasses are horizontally polarized as well.

I believe the monster is Vertical polarized. Once again this only matters if your screen will hold the polarization.

Here is the link to the glasses http://www.monsterproducts.com/productdisplay.asp?pin=5938&id=9132

They are 59.95 now
post #9272 of 9972
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Originally Posted by space2001 View Post

Yes the Monster Vision ones work using the 3pin, Only issue is on your screen.
If you screen holds polarization then the JVC glasses will be brighter.
The internal polarization of the JVC projector is Horizontal, the Jvc Glasses are horizontally polarized as well.
I believe the monster is Vertical polarized. Once again this only matters if your screen will hold the polarization.
Here is the link to the glasses http://www.monsterproducts.com/productdisplay.asp?pin=5938&id=9132
They are 59.95 now

Thanks for the info, I have no idea if my screen will hold polarization. I have an Elite screens cinawhite 106" 1.1 gain if that helps?
post #9273 of 9972
check this thread out,

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1300238/discussion-screens-for-3d-projection

had to remember where it was.
post #9274 of 9972
Wife called, my new X3 is waiting at home for me. Can you guess what I will be doing tonight? biggrin.gif
post #9275 of 9972
The wife?

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post #9276 of 9972
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Originally Posted by SOWK View Post

The wife?
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I don't know, I want some quality time with the JVC. wink.gif
post #9277 of 9972
Ok, projector is up and on, I haven't done anything yet, just going to let it run for an hour or so with a directv source. Is there anything I should do or know before doing a basic calibration.

Thanks.
post #9278 of 9972
Had lamp replaced this jan 2012 and now at 875 hours it is dimming to 50% making 3d unwatchable and depending on station, need to use high lamp for 2d shows. Waiting to hear back from JVC on what theybsuggest or can do for me. This will be the 4th lamp since I bought it brand new jan 2011.

Ian B
post #9279 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Mr Ian B View Post

Had lamp replaced this jan 2012 and now at 875 hours it is dimming to 50% making 3d unwatchable and depending on station, need to use high lamp for 2d shows. Waiting to hear back from JVC on what theybsuggest or can do for me. This will be the 4th lamp since I bought it brand new jan 2011.
Ian B

Do you know what version lamp you currently have?
post #9280 of 9972
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Originally Posted by dolphinc View Post

Do you know what version lamp you currently have?

Here you go. Posted them back in jan when I got the lamp.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1296327/official-jvc-rs40-x3-owners-thread/8610#post_21559679

Ian B
post #9281 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Mr Ian B View Post

Here you go. Posted them back in jan when I got the lamp.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1296327/official-jvc-rs40-x3-owners-thread/8610#post_21559679
Ian B

Thanks. biggrin.gif
post #9282 of 9972
How did you get an 003 lamp back in January? I thought they started shipping those in April. Does it have the metal flapper? And have you been running in high altitude mode?
post #9283 of 9972
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Originally Posted by plissken99 View Post

How did you get an 003 lamp back in January? I thought they started shipping those in April. Does it have the metal flapper? And have you been running in high altitude mode?

That's what they sent me and got the numbers from the new bulb before I installed it. Not sure about the flapper as that came up after mine was installed and don't want to remove it and mess up the counter for hours. What's the going price for a replacement one these days? Does Jvc have in stock or back ordered. Had to wait for replacement one as it was on back order. I love this pj but this short life of the bulb is frustrating . My RS-1 never had this issue. I always go over 2k hours on each bulb.

Ian B
post #9284 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Mr Ian B View Post

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That's what they sent me and got the numbers from the new bulb before I installed it. Not sure about the flapper as that came up after mine was installed and don't want to remove it and mess up the counter for hours. What's the going price for a replacement one these days? Does Jvc have in stock or back ordered. Had to wait for replacement one as it was on back order. I love this pj but this short life of the bulb is frustrating . My RS-1 never had this issue. I always go over 2k hours on each bulb.
Ian B

JVC could solve this whole bulb problem with a transferable warranty of 5 years on a bulb that registers less than "x" lumens for "x" number of hours. Most of us will have replaced the projector by then so this would be more than fair. I'm not sure what procedure they could establish to check the validity of the claims but I'm sure there is a way that would work. Maybe one of the AVS folks could comment on this.
post #9285 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Mr Ian B View Post

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Not sure about the flapper as that came up after mine was installed and don't want to remove it and mess up the counter for hours.

IIRC, you have to manually reset the counter. It doesn't automatically reset just because you remove the lamp. Perhaps someone here can confirm?
post #9286 of 9972
Are there any pictures of what the new lamp looks like?
post #9287 of 9972
Can someone help me try and adjust the picture settings? When I go into menu, I am not able to change the settings such as "natural" to another option. Also, most of the settings are not changeable for some reason. Any help would be great.
post #9288 of 9972
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Originally Posted by socaltiger View Post

Can someone help me try and adjust the picture settings? When I go into menu, I am not able to change the settings such as "natural" to another option. Also, most of the settings are not changeable for some reason. Any help would be great.

You may have to have a source connected to it such as a blu-ray player on or a cable box on. My old projector was like that, needed a source to activate the service menu.
post #9289 of 9972
Turning on the blu-ray allowed me to adjust the picture settings. Thank you!
post #9290 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Mr Ian B View Post

Had lamp replaced this jan 2012 and now at 875 hours it is dimming to 50% making 3d unwatchable and depending on station, need to use high lamp for 2d shows. Waiting to hear back from JVC on what theybsuggest or can do for me. This will be the 4th lamp since I bought it brand new jan 2011.
Ian B

Heard back yesterday from Customer Service and they are shipping me another lamp. This is why I recommend JVC for projectors to my friends. This model may have a lamp issue but their customer service is outstanding. Will post lamp numbers and if it has the flapper for reference. This will be my 4th lamp in a year and a half of owning the pj. I have watched less than 20 3d movies on it and it is my daily driver for 4-5 hours on with a single power on and single power off at the end of the night. Once I power on, it stays on till I go to bed whether watching it or not.

Ian B
post #9291 of 9972
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Originally Posted by plissken99 View Post

How did you get an 003 lamp back in January? I thought they started shipping those in April. Does it have the metal flapper? And have you been running in high altitude mode?

The first version of the 003 lamps were out in Jan. then around the beginning of April JVC came out with an updated 003 version that included the flapper in the cooling vent.
post #9292 of 9972
Weird note.. I got my JVC 003 flapper in late march (i think). Today I went to turn on the projector and both the lamp and warning lights were blinking. I thought "am i the first to have a prematurely dead 003 flapper?" I wasn't able to shut it off so I pulled power cord, waited a few seconds, replugged it back in and projector turn on fine... it was a scare, that's for sure! Which reminds me.. i need to check how many hours I have on it.

Btw, it's funny how casually we write the word "flapper" on here, isn't it?
post #9293 of 9972
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Originally Posted by pajoam View Post

My X3 died tonight. I'm hoping someone might be able to help with what's going on with it. I think the lamp has blown as the image was getting very dim prior to it giving up. It's only 7 months old and the lamp had between 4 and 500 hours on it so I'm pretty disappointed. I'm in Australia so I'm not sure if JVC will offer a replacement bulb or not.


The symptoms are (apart from the obvious no light):

1. The motorised lens cover is stuck in the open position and will not retract or show any signs of life.

2. The lamp indicator light flashes orange continuously and the indicator lights that are either side of the lamp indicator are both continuously lit red.

3. The unit cannot be turned to standby using either the remote or the standby button on the back.

4. If I disconnect the power and repower after a few minutes, the standby light is red and then goes green on power up but as soon as a signal is sent to the unit the sypmtoms in item 2 above return. If no signal is sent, the unit still cannot be returned to standby.


Can anyone tell me if this sounds like normal dead lamp symptoms or is something else going on? Also is there anyone out there in Australia that has had their lamp replaced by JVC after the 90 day warranty period has expired?

Hi,

Thats what I am going through now!

Can anyone give me some advice here, should I just buy a new bulb to replace the old one rather than sending the whole machine back to the service centre? Since it will spend a fortune for me to ship to the service centre here.

Thanks.
post #9294 of 9972
Hello Icktemp,

Welcome to AVS Forum.

While the occasion might not offer much to be cheerful about, if you bought the JVC from a Authorized JVC Dealer, JVC will honor the lamp's warranty for the full term of the Projector's warranty.

The issue you both relate is indeed a symptom of lamp failure. No need to send in the unit.

On a note of lessor joy, between the 3- X3s I've installed, they have ran through a total of 8 lamps in just over 18 months. One has had a 4x replacement. Usually, JVC requests a Photo of the lamp's "condition", and you must send the old one back after you receive the replacement or that's the end of their replacement policy for you.

However, it's now been over 4 months since I have received the last pleading call from a distraught End User....so the "supposedly better" lamps seem to be doing their job. For the present. But just the same, none have over 5-600 hours accrued since their last replacement so as far as I'm concerned the Jury is still out, and the Noose is still hanging from the nearest Oak.
post #9295 of 9972
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Originally Posted by MississippiMan View Post

Hello Icktemp,
Welcome to AVS Forum.
While the occasion might not offer much to be cheerful about, if you bought the JVC from a Authorized JVC Dealer, JVC will honor the lamp's warranty for the full term of the Projector's warranty.
The issue you both relate is indeed a symptom of lamp failure. No need to send in the unit.
On a note of lessor joy, between the 3- X3s I've installed, they have ran through a total of 8 lamps in just over 18 months. One has had a 4x replacement. Usually, JVC requests a Photo of the lamp's "condition", and you must send the old one back after you receive the replacement or that's the end of their replacement policy for you.
However, it's now been over 4 months since I have received the last pleading call from a distraught End User....so the "supposedly better" lamps seem to be doing their job. For the present. But just the same, none have over 5-600 hours accrued since their last replacement so as far as I'm concerned the Jury is still out, and the Noose is still hanging from the nearest Oak.

Thanks for your kind help.

Even though my X3 is a US official goods with 1 year warranty ( I purchased at 11 Mar 11, bulb life about 300-500, mainly 2D), I worry would JVC ship it to Hong Kong (even at my own delivery cost)?

Can you give me some hints about where I should start getting a replacement from JVC?

Thanks.
post #9296 of 9972
Look in the back of manual and there should be a number to call Jvc. Start a case w them, explain what happened, give serial number and they should help you out. Their customer service has been excellent for me who am on my 4th lamp since I bought it in Jan 2011 and can not get the lamp to reach 1k hours without dimming where it is unwatchable. It is my primary tv display in the house. Why watch on 50" if I have a 104" screen. Just got my 4th replacement lamp today and will post lamp numbers in a bit and check for the I famous flapper everyone is talking about.

Good luck,

Ian B
post #9297 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Mr Ian B View Post

Look in the back of manual and there should be a number to call Jvc. Start a case w them, explain what happened, give serial number and they should help you out. Their customer service has been excellent for me who am on my 4th lamp since I bought it in Jan 2011 and can not get the lamp to reach 1k hours without dimming where it is unwatchable. It is my primary tv display in the house. Why watch on 50" if I have a 104" screen. Just got my 4th replacement lamp today and will post lamp numbers in a bit and check for the I famous flapper everyone is talking about.
Good luck,
Ian B

Thanks a lot.
post #9298 of 9972
Got the new lamp today and it has the flapper in the front just below the lamp itself.

Here are the numbers on the lamp.

There is a large 0t or OT on one side, below that it says: 524033001

On the opposite side it says: QLL0194-003
PC010632399
HSCR220V2H

THANKS to JVC for their great customer service(L.A.) and prompt resolution to my issue with this lamp. Will do an install this weekend and report back on image. Is it Saturday yet???? lol

Hope my lamp information helps anyone.

Ian B
post #9299 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post

IIRC, you have to manually reset the counter. It doesn't automatically reset just because you remove the lamp. Perhaps someone here can confirm?

Yes, you have to manually reset the lamp hours, removing the bulb will not automatically reset it.
post #9300 of 9972
I just got my second bulb from JVC. They made me ship the unit back to them to replace the lamp. Now the remote control only works when pointed directly at the unit from 2 feet away. Also, I have had it crash two times when switching from 60p to 24p material; the lights go off in the front and the unit no longer responds (I get a black screen and the projector menus won't come up, even if I use the buttons on the back of the projector). I had to unplug the unit and let it sit over night, then it works fine again.
Also at one point when I was making adjustments in the menu, the menu began responding very slowly then eventually the unit crashed with the same symptoms as above. Has anyone else had these problems? It is hard for me to stomach the idea of spending another $60 to send the unit to Long Beach. It worked fine, except for the crappy lamp, until I sent it in to them.
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