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post #9391 of 9975
Hey guys, can someone recommend a neutral density filter for my RS40? Currently I am projecting onto a 110" diagonal high power screen. I have the lamp on normal and the lens aperture at -15. Bulb only has about 15 hours on it and overall it looks great, but I need to tone it down just a bit more if possible until the buld dims further.

I know about them, but I have no idea which one to get and if there is a size that will just clip on or I have to rig something.
Edited by NateTTU - 10/15/12 at 6:04pm
post #9392 of 9975
I used to have a Hoya HMC ND2 filter myself as I found cheaper plastic ones caused odd reflections back into the projector which really lowered ANSI contrast. I don't know what size you would need, but I used a 77mm on an older Panasonic and used a small amount of BluTak to hold it in place.
post #9393 of 9975
How many mm is the RS40 lens?
post #9394 of 9975
Where can I buy a genuine replacement bulb for RS40 (It cannot be ebay)? I tried to search online but most of the links are about bulb problems, not where it can be purchased. Thanks.
post #9395 of 9975
Have you tried Mike at AVS?
(585) 671-2968
post #9396 of 9975
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Originally Posted by mbw23air View Post

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

Same problem with my RS-40: only if a leave the ac power disconnected for a day, front sensor works, but only for half an hour then only back sensor still works.
I've contacted my reseller and he says that may be a problem with the control board.
Luigi
post #9397 of 9975
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Originally Posted by luipic View Post

Same problem with my RS-40: only if a leave the ac power disconnected for a day, front sensor works, but only for half an hour then only back sensor still works.
I've contacted my reseller and he says that may be a problem with the control board.
Luigi

Luigi,

Thanks for your response. My RS40 is still doing this but then when I unplug for a while and replug power cable back in it then works so it sounds like we have exactly the same problem. I have a RS4810 preordered so if my finances are ok to get it when AVS calls me I will just wait till then to send my RS40 in to be repaired under warranty as my warranty is good until April 2013. I don't wanna be without my RS40 as I have several movies I am ready to watch.

Thanks,
Mike
post #9398 of 9975
I'm in the same position, my warranty will expire december 2013, until then i need to find the courage to stay apart from it for at less 15 days.
A good solution until then may be an external Infrared sensor, if anyone know a 3,5mm jack Ir sensor compatible with jvc projector, i'll appreciate that.
Sorry for my poor english.
Ciao
Luigi
post #9399 of 9975
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Originally Posted by 34" url="/t/1296327/officialdojvc-rs40-x3-owners-thread/9390#post_22498226" 
Where can I buy a genuine replacement bulb for RS40 (It cannot be ebay)? I tried to search online but most of the links are about bulb problems, not where it can be purchased. Thanks.

I just got one from JVC directly on 10/15/2012 couple days ago, unused. (have the order invoice) It is the latest one with a flapper inside. We can talk if you have any questions.
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post #9400 of 9975
last attemt:

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 #9401 of 9975
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Originally Posted by sanderdvd View Post

last attemt:
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

I replied in your other thread that asked this question. You have the first update to the firmware that was released shortly after the X3 began shipping in late 2010. You should update to the current version.
post #9402 of 9975
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Originally Posted by Ron Jones View Post

I replied in your other thread that asked this question. You have the first update to the firmware that was released shortly after the X3 began shipping in late 2010. You should update to the current version.

Ron,

What is the latest version?
post #9403 of 9975
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Originally Posted by JackB View Post

Ron,
What is the latest version?

1.5

You can download it here:

http://support.jvc.com/consumer/product.jsp?archive=true&pathId=140&modelId=MODL028777
post #9404 of 9975
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Originally Posted by Seegs108 View Post

1.5
You can download it here:
http://support.jvc.com/consumer/product.jsp?archive=true&pathId=140&modelId=MODL028777

I have the RS40. Does the X3 firmware work or do they have a seperate version? I think I know the answer but just want to be sure. Also, the inquiry above's numbers don't show anything that looks like 1.5. What am I missing there?
post #9405 of 9975
It's for both models. It says so in the installation instructions.
post #9406 of 9975
Can somebody please post a correct model number for RS40 replacement bulb? I would like to but directly from JVC but cannot find it at the JVC website. Thanks.
post #9407 of 9975
http://pro.jvc.com/prof/attributes/accessories.jsp?model_id=MDL102022&feature_id=05

Item #: PK-L2210UP Replacement lamp for DLA-RS40/50/60 MSRP: $499.00

JVC sells them direct here:

http://store.jvc.com/product.asp?Model=PK-L2210UP
Edited by Seegs108 - 10/19/12 at 7:19pm
post #9408 of 9975
Today, I turned on the projector and got lamp light (middle light) blinking in orange and other two lights staying in red. I am not seeing projector illuminating the screen. What does it mean? The lamp cover is not all closing. I tried pressing standby multiple times and it does not responding. Only after disconnecting power chord and then connecting it, I see standby getting on. Then when I press projector "on", it is again taking to middle lamp indicator blinking orange and other two remaining red.

Two days back, we noticed picture is little dark. However after increasing brightness little more, we were able to watch. It is only 950 hours. I also don't turn on/off frequently. I leave it on if I take break for 20 or 30 minutes. It is ridiculous to find that lamp is not working just after 950 hours. I remember seeing it lasts for 3000 hours. I am not expecting 3000 hours. Why not even 1500 hours.

If I call JVC, do they prorate at least to reduce the price of the bulb. I will call tomorrow. Appreciate any input. 400 dollars is too expensive for me to replace.
post #9409 of 9975
If you don't get an image, your lamp has failed. Call JVC customer service to see what they can offer.

Ian B
post #9410 of 9975
Does the RS40 series have the same dust issue like the older JVCs where after about a 1000 hours you have to open the back to remove some dust with a cloth?
post #9411 of 9975
Quote:
Originally Posted by sukumar View Post

Today, I turned on the projector and got lamp light (middle light) blinking in orange and other two lights staying in red. I am not seeing projector illuminating the screen. What does it mean? The lamp cover is not all closing. I tried pressing standby multiple times and it does not responding. Only after disconnecting power chord and then connecting it, I see standby getting on. Then when I press projector "on", it is again taking to middle lamp indicator blinking orange and other two remaining red.
Two days back, we noticed picture is little dark. However after increasing brightness little more, we were able to watch. It is only 950 hours. I also don't turn on/off frequently. I leave it on if I take break for 20 or 30 minutes. It is ridiculous to find that lamp is not working just after 950 hours. I remember seeing it lasts for 3000 hours. I am not expecting 3000 hours. Why not even 1500 hours.
If I call JVC, do they prorate at least to reduce the price of the bulb. I will call tomorrow. Appreciate any input. 400 dollars is too expensive for me to replace.

Start about 1/3rd the way through this thread and you will see what you are faced with. Common problem. Hope you are under warranty.
post #9412 of 9975
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Originally Posted by JackB View Post

Start about 1/3rd the way through this thread and you will see what you are faced with. Common problem. Hope you are under warranty.

I am not sure what exactly you are referring to. Is it ordering bulb? I talked to JVC and provided requested photos of the lamp. He said lamp is defective and charged $350 for the bulb. I only used 950 hours, but bought projector last year April.

I was so careful to use projector based on recommendations from avs forum. For example out of 950 hours, many hours I just left projector on for 20 or 30 minutes when I am taking short break. I was told turning on/off projector will reduce lifespan of the bulb. At least I should have saved electricity;-) It is too expensive for me to spend 40 cents for 1 hours of movie.

JVC should have honored at least prorating of hours.
Edited by sukumar - 10/21/12 at 8:05am
post #9413 of 9975
sukumar,

"I talked to JVC and provided requested photos of the lamp. He said lamp is defective and charged $350 for the bulb."

WTF? He said it was defective and then charged you for a Lamp? Did he ask you to send the other one in so as you could then be reimbursed? If not, you were ripped off by a JVC CS Rep who used your own lack of knowledge and aggressive fortitude against you.

I would raise 7 kinds of....well you know. Call again...ask for a Supervisor....relate that you are a AVS Member and were following the advice on the Forum regarding the issue about JVCs policy of replacing Lamps that fail prematurely.

Myself...I lost confidence in the non-Pro JVC line last spring when all 4 of my client's RS X3s required a total of 9 Lamp Exchanges within 4 months. It will take a good long time before any real trust is restored...because beyond that, 3 have had Hardware / Software issues as well. For JVC's part, all issues were resolved...including 4 lamp exchanges on just 1 PJ, but no way will I be a party to that...it makes enemies out of clients and I'm used to being their best friend. frown.gif

I love deep Blacks...but not when they involve the color of my disposition. mad.gif
post #9414 of 9975
Hi all,

My 5 year old Samsung's lamp is dying again. Anybody had experience with the latest batch of B stock 40U from AVS? Does it have the latest firmware and the updated lamp? Any thoughts are welcome
post #9415 of 9975
Quote:
Originally Posted by MississippiMan View Post

sukumar,
"I talked to JVC and provided requested photos of the lamp. He said lamp is defective and charged $350 for the bulb."
WTF? He said it was defective and then charged you for a Lamp? Did he ask you to send the other one in so as you could then be reimbursed? If not, you were ripped off by a JVC CS Rep who used your own lack of knowledge and aggressive fortitude against you.
I would raise 7 kinds of....well you know. Call again...ask for a Supervisor....relate that you are a AVS Member and were following the advice on the Forum regarding the issue about JVCs policy of replacing Lamps that fail prematurely.
Myself...I lost confidence in the non-Pro JVC line last spring when all 4 of my client's RS X3s required a total of 9 Lamp Exchanges within 4 months. It will take a good long time before any real trust is restored...because beyond that, 3 have had Hardware / Software issues as well. For JVC's part, all issues were resolved...including 4 lamp exchanges on just 1 PJ, but no way will I be a party to that...it makes enemies out of clients and I'm used to being their best friend. frown.gif
I love deep Blacks...but not when they involve the color of my disposition. mad.gif

Thanks a lot for reply. I will follow up tomorrow with JVC to get reimbursed. It really makes sense since he said it is defective. Thanks again for the suggestion.
post #9416 of 9975
how much?? where is your location (for shipping)?
thx
post #9417 of 9975
Hey guys, I'm trying to update the firmware on my RS-40 and I can't seem to get the USB driver installed. Does it not work on windows 7 at all?
post #9418 of 9975
I believe it only works on Windows 7 32 bit. Any 64-bit Windows (XP, Vista, 7) it does not work on because they don't provide 64-bit versions of the driver.
post #9419 of 9975
Yeah I got it finally, had to make a windows xp live cd and do it from there. Hopefully I won't have anymore freezing issues now cause they were starting to scare me in regards to bulb life.
post #9420 of 9975
Got a replacment bulb for my dimming 002 series bulb. Question for those with 003 flapper bulbs. Did the flapper in yours move freely just by tilting the lamp from side to side? If so, did it make any noise once installed and running?
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