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post #9361 of 9972
Just watched titanic in 3D absolutely incredible. The X3- RS40 projector has 800 hour's on the bulb and still as bright as it was when it was new. fantastic projector had it for about a year and a half.
post #9362 of 9972
Has anyone in Canada been able to get a replacement bulb from JVC?

I have been back and forth with them for a few weeks. ~440hrs with original lamp and I have had to open the iris up all the way. It is now starting to be un-watchable. They took all of my info and even had me send them pictures of the lamp, but have refused to give me a new lamp. Best they will do is 25% off a new one from them. The unit is just over 1 year old.

JVC Canada is not honoring anything. Very disappointing.

If anyone has any experience with JVC Canada, please let me know.
post #9363 of 9972
Hi,
Here's my problem : when my RS-40 locks up, it happens rarely (hdmi issue, power issue), but it happens.... then the IR code mode change, and I can't use the remote unless I go in the service menu and change the mode.
The mode that currently works with my remote is B, but after lock-up/forced shutdown, it reverts to mode A.
Note that if I change manually from B (remote works) to A, then remote don't respond anymore.

Does anyone experiencing this problem ?
Is there a way to set the remote (not the PJ) to mode A or B ? Manual is not explicit about this subject...
post #9364 of 9972
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Originally Posted by GeerGuy View Post

Has anyone in Canada been able to get a replacement bulb from JVC?
I have been back and forth with them for a few weeks. ~440hrs with original lamp and I have had to open the iris up all the way. It is now starting to be un-watchable. They took all of my info and even had me send them pictures of the lamp, but have refused to give me a new lamp. Best they will do is 25% off a new one from them. The unit is just over 1 year old.
JVC Canada is not honoring anything. Very disappointing.
If anyone has any experience with JVC Canada, please let me know.

Hey Geer,

I am from toronto, ontario and they have replaced my bulb.

show them this thread and talk to a manager. Hopefully you will get somewhere.
post #9365 of 9972
Can someone tell me if 2D picture quality is the same on the RS40 and RS45 when both have the PK-L2210U 003 version lamp?
post #9366 of 9972
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Originally Posted by sanderdvd View Post

Can someone tell me if 2D picture quality is the same on the RS40 and RS45 when both have the PK-L2210U 003 version lamp?

Everything that I have read on these forum's suggest yes that there is no noticable difference in 2D between the 40 and 45.
post #9367 of 9972
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Originally Posted by nucky View Post

Just watched titanic in 3D absolutely incredible. The X3- RS40 projector has 800 hour's on the bulb and still as bright as it was when it was new. fantastic projector had it for about a year and a half.

Do you know which rev of the bulb you have? It's good to hear this bulb is going strong. Mine was terribly dim at ~670 hours, but JVC did replace it for free.
post #9368 of 9972
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Originally Posted by JJ7 View Post

Do you know which rev of the bulb you have? It's good to hear this bulb is going strong. Mine was terribly dim at ~670 hours, but JVC did replace it for free.
It is the original bulb that came with the projector
post #9369 of 9972
Well, I have about 2 hours on my bulb...this thing is INCREDIBLE!! My first projection unit and so far is everything I dreamed it could be. I have been working on a basement remodel that is 90% done and couldn't wait any longer so I installed the screen and rs40 last night. My wife and I both just started giggling once the previews came on. Stunning I can't believe the picture. I mated it with an si 110" screen with the solar 4k fabric. Über happy!

One thing I am having issues getting right is the alignment of the image. I played with it tonight and was able to get the top, bottom, and right side perfect. The top left corner tapers in though quite a bit say about 1.5". I am at a loss as to how to correct this! Any help would be appreciated. I guess I should say that I am using the chief ceiling mount.
Edited by GB_KSU - 10/8/12 at 9:45pm
post #9370 of 9972
Turn the projector to the left side a little and then use the lens shift to realign. Unless it is dead square to the screen you can get a tapering effect on a single edge. It may not need much adjustment.
post #9371 of 9972
Guys, do I have the latest firmware version for my X3:

main: 201010291
sub: 2010.12.14.2-O
switcher: 2010.10.19.1
DD: 0A0F0A
driver: 4300
location: EU
post #9372 of 9972
Well I I have yet to be able and get the alignment correct on the screen. I tried the above suggestion to rotate the projector with no success. I have literally played with this for hours. At a loss of what to try next. My taper now is the top horizontal section on the left side of the screen.

What is troubling me more is this evening I went down to watch Star Wars with my son and when I tried to power on the unit it started the sequence of opening the lens cover and once that's done usually the fan kicks on. No fan this time and flashin status lights 3 times. I unplugged the unit and powered off my receiver. When I plugged the unit back in it powered up as normal, fan came on, lamp kicked on. I did notice that it seemed to try and power the receiver on, I am assuming through the hdmi connection?? The receiver clicked on then off and I had to manually power it on myself. Could all of this be a hand shake issue? The status light code indicates "abnormal electrical circuit". I have a surge suppressor outlet installed, is this not appropriate with this unit?

I have also noticed that when using the lens shift and zoom functions the lens seems to want to "stick" at times not responding to remote inputs. When it does it kind of "jumps". Is this normal?
Edited by GB_KSU - 10/12/12 at 6:34pm
post #9373 of 9972
I purchased a refurbished X3 and after owning it for a few weeks I've decided that I'm in love with it. The only thing that I'm not 100% thrilled with, especially coming from a DLP, is the motion on these projectors. Though I will say that the X3 is far better with motion compared to my old RS20. I also think I got extremely lucky with the convergence on my unit.



The slight blue is from my camera as it's not there in person. Must be some CA. That is at the edge of the screen too (far left is default for the menu) Convergence is perfect and I'm assuming the lens is fantastic too considering there's no CA either.
post #9374 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Seegs108 View Post

I purchased a refurbished X3 and after owning it for a few weeks I've decided that I'm in love with it. The only thing that I'm not 100% thrilled with, especially coming from a DLP, is the motion on these projectors. Though I will say that the X3 is far better with motion compared to my old RS20. I also think I got extremely lucky with the convergence on my unit.

The slight blue is from my camera as it's not there in person. Must be some CA. That is at the edge of the screen too (far left is default for the menu) Convergence is perfect and I'm assuming the lens is fantastic too considering there's no CA either.

I'm going to head outside now and see if pigs are flying! lol
Kidding..glad to see you return to the dark side. Enjoy the X3! This is the reason why I'm not buying projectors this year. The RS45 does everything I need it to do. So far the latest and greatest do not interest me because everything seems focused on 3D.
post #9375 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Seegs108 View Post

I purchased a refurbished X3 and after owning it for a few weeks I've decided that I'm in love with it. The only thing that I'm not 100% thrilled with, especially coming from a DLP, is the motion on these projectors. Though I will say that the X3 is far better with motion compared to my old RS20. I also think I got extremely lucky with the convergence on my unit.

Second the motion problem, the contrast outweighs it however in my opinion. I am hoping that my brain learns to ignore the motion blur.
post #9376 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Joesyah View Post

I'm going to head outside now and see if pigs are flying! lol
Kidding..glad to see you return to the dark side. Enjoy the X3! This is the reason why I'm not buying projectors this year. The RS45 does everything I need it to do. So far the latest and greatest do not interest me because everything seems focused on 3D.

Haha, I know, I know. But I really did want to give JVC another chance. This is the sharpest 3 chip projector I've ever owned and I'd even go out on a limb as say its sharper at normal seating distances compared to .65" DLPs. I think that has a lot to do with my particular unit and its unusually nice convergence/lens. I'm very impressed. I also purchased an emitter and 3 pairs of Xpand 3D glasses. The 3D is a nice add on and is very well implemented. Though, I've only owned one other 3D projector (Mitsubishi HC7800D) which wasn't the greatest at 3D even though it was a DLP. There was flickering and ghosting. The JVC is on par I'd say. Black levels seem to be great and about equal to my Planar PD8150. Though on a totally black screen the JVC goes a tad deeper.

Oh and on a totally unrelated and totally shocking note, I made a list of all the projectors I've purchased and subsequently sold over the past 12 months and with this latest purchase the list comes to 14. The only ones I've kept and plan on keeping are this JVC, my Planar, and I'm keeping my InFocus IN83 as a travel projector to bring over friends' houses because of how bright it is.
post #9377 of 9972
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Originally Posted by edfowler View Post

"I purchased a refurbished X3 and after owning it for a few weeks I've decided that I'm in love with it. The only thing that I'm not 100% thrilled with, especially coming from a DLP, is the motion on these projectors. Though I will say that the X3 is far better with motion compared to my old RS20. I also think I got extremely lucky with the convergence on my unit.
Second the motion problem, the contrast outweighs it however in my opinion. I am hoping that my brain learns to ignore the motion blur.

What I've noticed is that your seating distance and how long you've been watching the projector really effect how much blur is perceived. I have a 92" screen and I notice if I sit farther than 10' from the screen the perceived amount of blur decreases and after about 10 minutes of viewing it isn't quite as jarring and doesn't stick out as much. JVC has addressed some issues with motion. It was much worse on the RS20 I used to own. From what I've read it seems that the newly designed light path for the RS40 and X3 is what's behind it and not that much to do with the dila panels themselves. Either way it's like what you said. Its manageable and isn't too distracting.
post #9378 of 9972
The motion isn't the best, but it's generally ok and you get used to it.
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Originally Posted by Seegs108 View Post

This is the sharpest 3 chip projector I've ever owned and I'd even go out on a limb as say its sharper at normal seating distances compared to .65" DLPs. I think that has a lot to do with my particular unit and its unusually nice convergence/lens.

It's rare to get a newer JVC with anything but fairly pristine convergence believe it or not (it can still happen), but most are exceptional and abnormally sharp. I've seen a few of them.
Most JVC's are converged very very well. It is sharper than most .65" DLP's once you count the fact that the JVC has smaller pixels and tighter pixel fill increasing the sharpness if you get a very near-perfect converged unit. A well-converged RS-45 is sharper than the Mits hc4000 and just a hair less sharp than some of the sharpest budget .65" DLP's which would be the Benq w6000/w7000. For the most part, the only sharper projector under $3000 are the Benq's but it is only a tiny difference, and the JVC still has smaller pixels so if you sit close it will have less SDE.
Edited by coderguy - 10/14/12 at 6:52am
post #9379 of 9972
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Originally Posted by coderguy View Post

The motion isn't the best, but it's generally ok and you get used to it.
It's rare to get a newer JVC with anything but fairly pristine convergence believe it or not (it can still happen), but most are exceptional and abnormally sharp. I've seen a few of them.
Most JVC's are converged very very well. It is sharper than most .65" DLP's once you count the fact that the JVC has smaller pixels and tighter pixel fill increasing the sharpness if you get a very near-perfect converged unit. A well-converged RS-45 is sharper than the Mits hc4000 and just a hair less sharp than some of the sharpest budget .65" DLP's which would be the Benq w6000/w7000. For the most part, the only sharper projector under $3000 are the Benq's but it is only a tiny difference, and the JVC still has smaller pixels so if you sit close it will have less SDE.

BREAKING NEWS.......

"I still love my X3 and have no desire to replace it."

You may now go back to your regular scheduled programing. smile.gif
post #9380 of 9972
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Originally Posted by coderguy View Post

The motion isn't the best, but it's generally ok and you get used to it.
It's rare to get a newer JVC with anything but fairly pristine convergence believe it or not (it can still happen), but most are exceptional and abnormally sharp. I've seen a few of them.
Most JVC's are converged very very well. It is sharper than most .65" DLP's once you count the fact that the JVC has smaller pixels and tighter pixel fill increasing the sharpness if you get a very near-perfect converged unit. A well-converged RS-45 is sharper than the Mits hc4000 and just a hair less sharp than some of the sharpest budget .65" DLP's which would be the Benq w6000/w7000. For the most part, the only sharper projector under $3000 are the Benq's but it is only a tiny difference, and the JVC still has smaller pixels so if you sit close it will have less SDE.

Yeah I was reading a review of the X3 over at audiovideoHD.fr and it seems they got a particularly bad unit for their review:

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post #9381 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Seegs108 View Post

Yeah I was reading a review of the X3 over at audiovideoHD.fr and it seems they got a particularly bad unit for their review:

I can't understand why they wouldn't have used the pixel shifting menu to sort that out as it looks like the red could be moved up one click and possibly the green down one click to give a better result. Though if it isn't consistent across the screen then that has to be taken into account.
post #9382 of 9972
Guys, do I have the latest firmware version for my X3:

main: 201010291
sub: 2010.12.14.2-O
switcher: 2010.10.19.1
DD: 0A0F0A
driver: 4300
location: EU
post #9383 of 9972
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Originally Posted by coderguy View Post

The motion isn't the best, but it's generally ok and you get used to it.

Could someone give me advice on motion management. I try the various settings and have a problem seeing much difference. Also, I have never seen the so-called "soap opera" effect. Does the motion control only work when showing film? Golf balls, football passes, baseballs don't seem to change in motion when I set to various stages. Perhaps I am not executing the effect properly.
post #9384 of 9972
CMD Mode 3 is the one that is recommended to use. You will notice more SOAP OPERA effect if watching a movie in 24p with it enabled, then if watching Sports @ 30(60hz), but the difference is still there. You should notice a slight smoothing effect in either case.
post #9385 of 9972
CMD Mode 1 and 2 are for 60hz only and will produce lots of flicker if you try and use it when you are sending a 24hz signal.
post #9386 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Seegs108 View Post

CMD Mode 1 and 2 are for 60hz only and will produce lots of flicker if you try and use it when you are sending a 24hz signal.

BTW, welcome back to the JVC club, the JVC was also my first sharp 3-chipper and it is very nice having a 3-chip projector that is this sharp. It is almost like having a DLP with a slightly flatter image that is about as sharp. I can still tell on certain scenes DLP can pop more even over a very sharp LCOS, but just as many other scenes favor LCOS (not just dark scenes either).

I bet if you watch the right movie, you will notice the JVC is actually quite a bit more contrasty in dark scenes than the Marantz even though the blacks might not go a lot darker, but I know the Marantz was one of the best DLP's at this as well, so...
Edited by coderguy - 10/14/12 at 8:51pm
post #9387 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Seegs108 View Post

Haha, I know, I know. But I really did want to give JVC another chance. This is the sharpest 3 chip projector I've ever owned and I'd even go out on a limb as say its sharper at normal seating distances compared to .65" DLPs. I think that has a lot to do with my particular unit and its unusually nice convergence/lens. I'm very impressed. I also purchased an emitter and 3 pairs of Xpand 3D glasses. The 3D is a nice add on and is very well implemented. Though, I've only owned one other 3D projector (Mitsubishi HC7800D) which wasn't the greatest at 3D even though it was a DLP. There was flickering and ghosting. The JVC is on par I'd say. Black levels seem to be great and about equal to my Planar PD8150. Though on a totally black screen the JVC goes a tad deeper.

what happened to your tagline? cool.gif
post #9388 of 9972
Could always change tagline to:

You buy an Epson when you want to be somebody, you buy a JVC when you are somebody.

Above stolen from RovingTraveler's tagline about buy ferrari, buy lamborghini...
Actually you buy a Lamborghini when you want to get car-jacked...

(and no I would never really put that in my signature)
Edited by coderguy - 10/14/12 at 10:18pm
post #9389 of 9972
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Originally Posted by zombie10k View Post

what happened to your tagline? cool.gif

I'd be quite the hypocrite if I still had that in my signature. I still do favor my Planar for many reasons and will continue to use it for certain material. Darker material for sure on the JVC. For instance I was checking out a few scenes from the last few Harry Potter movies last night. These are some of the darkest movies ever filmed. They looked fantastic with the JVC.

With that being said, while this JVC is great, I still think higher end DLPS like my Planar are much more well rounded. But you have to spend the big bucks if you want that kind of performance. JVC projectors offer some of the greatest 'bang for the buck' out there.
post #9390 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Seegs108 View Post

I'd be quite the hypocrite if I still had that in my signature. I still do favor my Planar for many reasons and will continue to use it for certain material. Darker material for sure on the JVC. For instance I was checking out a few scenes from the last few Harry Potter movies last night. These are some of the darkest movies ever filmed. They looked fantastic with the JVC.

With that being said, while this JVC is great, I still think higher end DLPS like my Planar are much more well rounded. But you have to spend the big bucks if you want that kind of performance. JVC projectors offer some of the greatest 'bang for the buck' out there.

I also use different projectors for different content. I watched "Chernobyl Diaries' on Saturday night with the RS55. None of the under 10k projectors can come close to replicating this level of black detail, 1/2 the movie is shot in the dark and it wouldn't have had the same impact on lesser performing models. Drop to black = lights outs which adds to the fear of this movie.
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