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post #9331 of 9972
Got my bulb replaced and installed last week. First Oviedo to go in was Titanic 3d. This movie should be renamed, I was in the Titanic. Just WOW, how immerse you can get into a movie and feel like you are in it. This movie has bumped Avatar out of the top 3d spot for me.

Amazing work from one of the best James Cameron. This is a grand slam to win the world series. Now my pj looks as awesome as day one and can see what I spent for it was a great purchase.

Ian B
post #9332 of 9972
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Originally Posted by -Ticarus- View Post

I received my RS 40 from the JVC eBay store....and it was DOA. Worst part is I didn't find JVC's customer service to be too helpful, they told me to contact eBay not them. I asked to speak with someone who could help me troubleshoot my projector and I literately got passed around to five different people. None offered any troubleshooting tips, they kept ask what model number I had and passing me along until I got passed to a recording telling me to call during hours or operation (it was 6:03 central). Not sure where to go from here. Unit was not inI good shape either, scratched up on bottom and back. Anyone reading considering the eBay store might want to think twice. Was really looking toward to setting her up this weekend too. I will keep you updated for those considering purchasing from eBay in the future. Thanks for letting me vent.

File a complaint with Ebay/PayPal insurance or whatever, you might have some luck there.
post #9333 of 9972
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Originally Posted by -Ticarus- View Post

I received my RS 40 from the JVC eBay store....and it was DOA. Worst part is I didn't find JVC's customer service to be too helpful, they told me to contact eBay not them. I asked to speak with someone who could help me troubleshoot my projector and I literately got passed around to five different people. None offered any troubleshooting tips, they kept ask what model number I had and passing me along until I got passed to a recording telling me to call during hours or operation (it was 6:03 central). Not sure where to go from here. Unit was not inI good shape either, scratched up on bottom and back. Anyone reading considering the eBay store might want to think twice. Was really looking toward to setting her up this weekend too. I will keep you updated for those considering purchasing from eBay in the future. Thanks for letting me vent.

That sucks, can you tell us some info:

1-What happens when you plug in and hit the power button on the unit?

2-Do you get any lights in the front of the pj to come one when you power on?

3-Can you check the back of the unit where the lamp is housed and open it up to see if there is a lamp inside?

4-Can you try a different wall outlet to make sure that is not the problem?

Ian B
post #9334 of 9972
It was the jvc pro store on eBay.

When I powered it on the standby/on turns from green to red and the warning light blinks three times then pauses, then three times and so on. Manual states that the internal temp is to high for that error.

I managed to get a hold of someone from the jvc pro store today. He gathered my info and told me to expect a call within the hour. Seemed a lot nicer/helpful then those I spoke with yesterday. He said they would send me a Rs60 in replacement.... Jk... Still waiting for his call back. Thanks for reading.
post #9335 of 9972
After not using my RS40 for a few months, I tried to turn it on via the remote and it wouldn't turn on. I unplugged it and plugged it back in, pressed the On/Standby button on the back and it started up. Then I noticed the remote, which lights up when "light" is pressed, and green light goes on on the front of the projector, makes no difference. I can't control anything with the RS40 remote control. I've changed the batteries to new, didn't make a difference. Is there an advanced setting on the Proj itself and/or the remote ? or did someone drop it and not tell me? I even reflashed the latest firmware with my PC, no difference. I noticed it was in 3D mode , could the flasher be causing interference with the remote? Should I buy a new remote?
post #9336 of 9972
after a little googling, I found these instructions on avforums, from Gary B :

To switch between the codes, press and hold the "Menu" and “Back” buttons on the Remote Control for three seconds or more. All of the buttons on the remote control will flash. The buttons will flash twice to indicate that the Remote Control has switched to Code B, and three times to indicate that the Remote Control has switched to Code A. Each time you press and hold the “Menu” and “Back” buttons, the Remote Control will toggle between Code A and Code B.

I switched back to "Code A" and it now works again. Thanks and I hope this helps someone else.
post #9337 of 9972
Ditto to Ian B, I also watched Titanic 3d with a replacement bulb and found it to be the best 3d movie seen to date.
post #9338 of 9972
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Originally Posted by mjt5282 View Post

after a little googling, I found these instructions on avforums, from Gary B :
To switch between the codes, press and hold the "Menu" and “Back” buttons on the Remote Control for three seconds or more. All of the buttons on the remote control will flash. The buttons will flash twice to indicate that the Remote Control has switched to Code B, and three times to indicate that the Remote Control has switched to Code A. Each time you press and hold the “Menu” and “Back” buttons, the Remote Control will toggle between Code A and Code B.
I switched back to "Code A" and it now works again. Thanks and I hope this helps someone else.

Would this issue have anything to do with the poor sensitivity of the RS40 to the remote? My batteries are like new and the projector will only respond to an exact aim on the receiving point. It is one of the poorest IR receivers of any of my electronic equipment that I now own or owned in the past. Why would there be two codes, an A and a B?
post #9339 of 9972
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Originally Posted by JackB View Post

Why would there be two codes, an A and a B?
Multiple codes are generally so you can have 2 devices from the same manufacturer. Its fairly standard practice especially on higher-end gear. As an example, say you had a JVC projector and a JVC flat screen TV in the same room. Generally they will both use the same remote codes, so by setting one to A and one to B, you power on and control the TV without accidentally powering on the projector.
post #9340 of 9972
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Originally Posted by BobearQSI View Post

Multiple codes are generally so you can have 2 devices from the same manufacturer. Its fairly standard practice especially on higher-end gear. As an example, say you had a JVC projector and a JVC flat screen TV in the same room. Generally they will both use the same remote codes, so by setting one to A and one to B, you power on and control the TV without accidentally powering on the projector.

If my remote was on the wrong code would it work at all?
post #9341 of 9972
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Originally Posted by mjt5282 View Post

After not using my RS40 for a few months, I tried to turn it on via the remote and it wouldn't turn on. I unplugged it and plugged it back in, pressed the On/Standby button on the back and it started up. Then I noticed the remote, which lights up when "light" is pressed, and green light goes on on the front of the projector, makes no difference. I can't control anything with the RS40 remote control. I've changed the batteries to new, didn't make a difference. Is there an advanced setting on the Proj itself and/or the remote ? or did someone drop it and not tell me? I even reflashed the latest firmware with my PC, no difference. I noticed it was in 3D mode , could the flasher be causing interference with the remote? Should I buy a new remote?

Recently my remote also started failing, very similarly to what you are describing. Only when I pointed very closely to the projector it would respond.

After replacing the batteries of the control with no improvements, I tried pointing to the back of the projector (there is another sensor there). IT WORKED ! So there is some sort of failure on the front sensor. Please, try pointing at the one in the back to see if it helps.

Regards.
post #9342 of 9972
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Originally Posted by stumlad View Post

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?



Hi.

I had the same problem. After this "crash" i lost more than 25% brightness in 2 Days.
In high lamp modus i get only 600 Lumen. Before the crash is get 870 Lumen.
I sent the lamp back to JVC. Today was JVC calling me, and they send me a new lamp.
It was a 003 flapper Version with 88h but something was wrong with this....
I hope the new lamp is better.
post #9343 of 9972
well brand new flapper bulb and went to watch titanic 3d and got the warning and lamp flashing. Unplugged as suggested above and then turned on ok.

Hopefully I don't lose that much brightness.

Titanic looked fantastic by the way.
post #9344 of 9972
Have v2 lamp with 600hrs. Thinking of getting new lamp as spare, so how the new lamp holding up? Should I buy or wait rolleyes.gif
post #9345 of 9972
as you can see from the 2 post above, for us not that well.

From JVC latest press release they say they have moved to a new Lamp, and new power supply. To me that is admitting there is a issue with there products and they fixed it in the new version.

As a customer reading this, that really makes me upset. They know there is a issue and are not doing a recall. They have Bandaged the issue with free bulb, most likely waiting till you get out of warranty with the projector then tell you sorry but you are out of warranty and we can not do anything.
post #9346 of 9972
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Originally Posted by space2001 View Post

as you can see from the 2 post above, for us not that well.
From JVC latest press release they say they have moved to a new Lamp, and new power supply. To me that is admitting there is a issue with there products and they fixed it in the new version.
As a customer reading this, that really makes me upset. They know there is a issue and are not doing a recall. They have Bandaged the issue with free bulb, most likely waiting till you get out of warranty with the projector then tell you sorry but you are out of warranty and we can not do anything.

...They should retrofit the previous models to accept the new Lamp...
post #9347 of 9972
They might be referring to the new 003 lamp AS the new model though. Perhaps a retrofit might not even be necessary...This truly does bother me to the point I would consider a class-action type suit as for the money spent for a known defective product, this is purely unacceptable.
post #9348 of 9972
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Originally Posted by beastaudio View Post

They might be referring to the new 003 lamp AS the new model though. Perhaps a retrofit might not even be necessary...This truly does bother me to the point I would consider a class-action type suit as for the money spent for a known defective product, this is purely unacceptable.

Well the new lamp has a totally new part number, so I doubt it is the same as the 003 version. Let's see when the first units start shipping if this lamp has real physical differences from the current model.
post #9349 of 9972
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Originally Posted by afss View Post

Well the new lamp has a totally new part number, so I doubt it is the same as the 003 version. Let's see when the first units start shipping if this lamp has real physical differences from the current model.

I believe the new model uses a different lamp technology so I suspect retrofitting would be difficult. Forget where I read about it.

Law suits will be difficult to chase. Talked on the golf course to an attorney friend and he said that so far there are no damages. Since JVC has been honoring(+++) the bad bulbs they have fulfilled their obligation so far. Once the two year warranties are up then the situation changes, according to him. The owners will have to wait until then to see one, if the 003 bulbs fail like the 002's, and two, what JVC decides to do at that time as far as extending the warranties for the bulbs. At this time only JVC knows how many products are out there with this issue. Once they have determined that there is or is not a problem their decision becomes one of costs and the value of goodwill. Certainly their actions on this will become known on a widespread basis in the Home Theater community. It can be pro or con of course, depending on what they do.
post #9350 of 9972
So will the new lamp work in our PJs? Or the 03 one is our last hope?
post #9351 of 9972
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Originally Posted by ana_moo_ana View Post

So will the new lamp work in our PJs? Or the 03 one is our last hope?

No, won't work as new projectors have new power supply to go with new lamp. 003 lumps are last hope.

Mike
post #9352 of 9972
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Originally Posted by mbw23air View Post

No, won't work as new projectors have new power supply to go with new lamp. 003 lumps are last hope.
Mike

Thanks, honestly I dont see many complains as the 02 but it might be still early to tell.
post #9353 of 9972
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Originally Posted by ana_moo_ana View Post

Thanks, honestly I dont see many complains as the 02 but it might be still early to tell.

My 002 lamp was great till about 500 hours then it dimmed dramatically and blew. I've had a 003 lamp for about 100 hours so far and it has been perfect so fingers crossed.

Mike
post #9354 of 9972
The Issue is with most people Movie watching is a weekend thing. so even if you do 6 hours a weekend multiply by 52 weeks in the year that is only 312 hours. Now you can round that up for the occasional watching. So you can put it anywhere near 400-500 hours.

Some people see it earlier since they use there projector as there main tv.
post #9355 of 9972
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Originally Posted by space2001 View Post

The Issue is with most people Movie watching is a weekend thing. so even if you do 6 hours a weekend multiply by 52 weeks in the year that is only 312 hours. Now you can round that up for the occasional watching. So you can put it anywhere near 400-500 hours.
Some people see it earlier since they use there projector as there main tv.

Thats why I have a 2 projector setup. It helps prolong the JVC bulb for maximum enjoyment.
post #9356 of 9972
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Originally Posted by afss View Post

Recently my remote also started failing, very similarly to what you are describing. Only when I pointed very closely to the projector it would respond.
After replacing the batteries of the control with no improvements, I tried pointing to the back of the projector (there is another sensor there). IT WORKED ! So there is some sort of failure on the front sensor. Please, try pointing at the one in the back to see if it helps.
Regards.

Went to turn on my RS40 today and no go. I had to point remote at back sensor for it to work. Put in new batteries and even checked to make sure code wasn't changed as mentioned in earlier post. Crap....I need the front sensor to work as I use it religiously as I have both a 2.35 screen with an anamorphic lens and 1.78 screen and remove the A-lens for the 1.78 screen and have to zoom, shift, and refocus. Looks like I will be contacting JVC.

Mike
post #9357 of 9972
These lamp issues sound horrible. Does the RS45 suffer from them as well?
post #9358 of 9972
technical questions about the FI on the RS40:

Does it do anything when I run 60fps material? I use a HTPC that does Frame Interpolation with a program called SVP Smooth Video Project so my content that s feed into my RS45 is already 23.976=>60fps. So I want to know what the JVC does when I enable FI.
post #9359 of 9972
I understood that the FI works on 60p but not on 24p. In anycase 'converting' 24p to 60p must result in judder: I've done it by accident on my Lumagen VP (or when watching BluRays on my old non 24p TV) and it looks jumpy to me. Bear in mind I'm UK based so not used to 3:2 pulldown so tend to notice these issues more.
post #9360 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Dizzyboy View Post

These lamp issues sound horrible. Does the RS45 suffer from them as well?

My RS40 was perfect until 500 hours when the bulb suddenly dimmed then blew and JVC sent me a new lamp with flappers that supposedly is the fix. I haven't read in the RS45 thread if people were also having the same issue or if JVC changed anything internally to allow more cooling to prevent the premature lamp failure. You might want to check there if considering buying the RS45. I have been very happy with my RS40. I love the pq and JVC took care of me with new lamp.

Mike
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