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post #9451 of 9972
I had the same problems and took it to JVC for repair. They replaced the system board and updated the software. Since then I have had some handshake issues but have found that if I keep switching the receiver input back and forth between DVD and Cable/Sat it eventually shakes and works. If that doesn't work I power the receiver on and off. Between all of these techniques I have always managed to get it going. Biggest problem has been with the Samsung BR player's handshake. I would say this occurs about 5-10% of the time. Have not had a projector lock-up since returning it to JVC. I recommend that remedy. Also, check your version of the bulb. I have the 003 with the flapper. This replaced an exploded 002.

All that said, I have less than 500 hours on my 003 bulb so I can't say for sure whether the bulb has anything to do with the lock-up problem.
post #9452 of 9972
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Originally Posted by JackB View Post

I had the same problems and took it to JVC for repair. They replaced the system board and updated the software. Since then I have had some handshake issues but have found that if I keep switching the receiver input back and forth between DVD and Cable/Sat it eventually shakes and works. If that doesn't work I power the receiver on and off. Between all of these techniques I have always managed to get it going. Biggest problem has been with the Samsung BR player's handshake. I would say this occurs about 5-10% of the time. Have not had a projector lock-up since returning it to JVC. I recommend that remedy. Also, check your version of the bulb. I have the 003 with the flapper. This replaced an exploded 002.
All that said, I have less than 500 hours on my 003 bulb so I can't say for sure whether the bulb has anything to do with the lock-up problem.

How does the bulb look after 500 hrs?
post #9453 of 9972
Fine.
post #9454 of 9972
After almost 2 years of problem free operation, tonight my RS40 won't emit IR for 3D. Worked fine last time, and everything else seems normal.
I honestly can't remember but I assume you see a red light on the emitter when it's on? I've tried unplugging it and replugging it, restarting the Oppo and the PJ, switching inputs, etc. Nothing.
Anyone else experience this? Do you suppose it's the emitter or could it be something internal and worse? I don't think the problem's the Oppo, I have the 3D image up, just no signal to the glasses (no it's not the batteries).

SAM33
post #9455 of 9972
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Originally Posted by S A M 33 View Post

After almost 2 years of problem free operation, tonight my RS40 won't emit IR for 3D. Worked fine last time, and everything else seems normal.
I honestly can't remember but I assume you see a red light on the emitter when it's on? I've tried unplugging it and replugging it, restarting the Oppo and the PJ, switching inputs, etc. Nothing.
Anyone else experience this? Do you suppose it's the emitter or could it be something internal and worse? I don't think the problem's the Oppo, I have the 3D image up, just no signal to the glasses (no it's not the batteries).
SAM33

Thats a tough one to diagnose. I bought an Emitter off of Amazon warehouse deals for $37 which has worked perfect since day one. If you can find a deal like that it might be worth just getting one to test if it's the Emitter, if not it might be the projector. Have you tried resetting the projector to factory defaults?
post #9456 of 9972
Thanks! I have indeed found one on Amazon and plan on doing just what you say - it's 70 bucks, but still it's worth the risk to me. But I think I'll try the reset idea too, other than some calibration tweeks I don't have much to lose.

S A M 3 3
post #9457 of 9972
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Originally Posted by S A M 33 View Post

Thanks! I have indeed found one on Amazon and plan on doing just what you say - it's 70 bucks, but still it's worth the risk to me. But I think I'll try the reset idea too, other than some calibration tweeks I don't have much to lose.
S A M 3 3

Good luck and let us know if it worked.
post #9458 of 9972
Ok guys, the freezing issues are back and worse then before. On top of that I have a flickering of brightness back and forth almost as if the bulb is dimming then going back bright and so on. Usually after it does this for a bit the unit freezes up completely? I'm not sure what my warranty status is but was curious if anyone here had similar issues?

Edit: Hmm I had tried to search and find people with this issue but couldn't, then I tried again and found several. So anyways sent an email off to JVC support we'll see what happens.
Edited by Dougie085 - 12/16/12 at 11:49pm
post #9459 of 9972
The bulb in my B-stock from AVS ( 002 series lamp ) finally needed replacing at just under 500 hours. At about 450 it was getting really dim, so I had AVS take care of the replacement from JVC and got a 003 series. It was so bad that even switching to high lamp mode made no difference. The new bulb is obviously a night and day difference. I did a decent greyscale calibration (will do more after 100 hours) and it looks fantastic again.

However, I'm still worried that the 003 lamps are not really going to last, and it seems that JVC is backing away from replacing them if you call them directly....or so it would seem from others posting here. The flapper they added seems like it would just lay flat once installed, since it is free to move, but the position of the bulb in the PJ would have gravity pulling it down.

Thankfully AVS is standing by their promise. Still If the 003 bulbs do not hold up, then the PJ itself is faulty and nothing ill remedy that. JVC will run out the clock on the warranty and then you're screwed. So if this lamp goes early, I'll be selling it and moving on. Hope that doesn't happen as the picture is amazing.

So far I have not seen anyone with an 003 bulb reporting a failure. Here's to hoping!
post #9460 of 9972
I have a 003 but I don't see any flapper? So not sure what that is, but I just clocked in like 910 hours and so far so good. Just have some other issues I need to get taken care of. Unfortunately I thought I had purchased my PJ from an authorized dealer but apparently it might not of been the case? Even though I can see the label from JVC showing that it came directly from them and sent to the dealer I got it from? So I'm not sure. Either way bulb still looks decent at 900+ hours.
post #9461 of 9972
I have 600 hours on B stock. Doesn't seem as if it's dimmed at all. My room is kind of small at 7h x 13w x 17L.

I'm not certain of this, and it sounds very weird, but the freezing issues seem to coincide with running ARC on my computer. All HDMI are being switched by the Anthem MRX300. Perhaps the Anthem gets wigged out slightly behind the scenes and that wigs out the projector.

Haven't had enough instances to be sure.
post #9462 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Crescent View Post

I have 600 hours on B stock. Doesn't seem as if it's dimmed at all. My room is kind of small at 7h x 13w x 17L.
I'm not certain of this, and it sounds very weird, but the freezing issues seem to coincide with running ARC on my computer. All HDMI are being switched by the Anthem MRX300. Perhaps the Anthem gets wigged out slightly behind the scenes and that wigs out the projector.
Haven't had enough instances to be sure.

What is ARC?
post #9463 of 9972
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Originally Posted by curlyjive View Post

So far I have not seen anyone with an 003 bulb reporting a failure. Here's to hoping!

I have 1300 hrs on an 003 bulb and it's still going strong. Seems much better than any of the earlier bulbs.
post #9464 of 9972
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Originally Posted by jmonier View Post

I have 1300 hrs on an 003 bulb and it's still going strong. Seems much better than any of the earlier bulbs.

That's encouraging. Very few previous lamps made it half that long. Even after a quick greyscale calibration, the new lamp makes the RS40 look amazing. Maybe even a little too bright for my eyes, and that's with the iris at -12. Hoping to get 2000 hrs of using life out of the 003 lamp.
post #9465 of 9972
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Originally Posted by JackB View Post

What is ARC?

Well, I guess that blows that theory. ARC is Anthem Room Correction.
post #9466 of 9972
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Originally Posted by jmonier View Post

I have 1300 hrs on an 003 bulb and it's still going strong. Seems much better than any of the earlier bulbs.

Thats great news. I have only 72 hrs on my bulb (Not sure the version) but have 2 version 003 bulbs ready to go. I have no desire to upgrade my X3 because the image is just so amazing. smile.gif
post #9467 of 9972
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Originally Posted by dolphinc View Post

Good luck and let us know if it worked.

Sadly, no luck. New emitter, same results. So now I have to decide if I want to send it in to be fixed, or sell it as is and cut my losses and look at a new PJ. What do folks here think about the following:
Best 5K street price model for a long throw ( I need good brightness), and 3D? Still the JVC newer models? (I've really loved the 2D picture, and 3D's been OK, but some ghosting and brightness issues.)

Or look at a Sony?

Or get a less expensive DLP for 3D (I've heard they still rule as to ghosting) and just keep this one for 2D?

What might be a fair asking price for this unit? Just over 500 hours, still original bulb (!), pretty mint but not emitting IR.

All opinions welcome!

S A M 33
post #9468 of 9972
I am new to the projector world and had an RS-40 installed about a year ago. We just decided to get some 3D glasses and based on an earlier post, purchased some Xpand X103 glasses. They came in yesterday and we pulled the tab to activate the battery and pushed the little button on the glasses which made things go dark for a few seconds and then return to how it looked previously. Doesn't seem to have any effect on the image. Looks the same as if we didn't have glasses on. Is there anything else I need to do besides what I described and we are on a DirectTV 3D channel. I know there is an emitter box on top of the projector but I didn't look to see if there were any light turned on. I also assume that the installer who put in the home theater plugged it in to the correct location. Are there multiple locations it can be plugged in to?

Any help would be appreciated.
post #9469 of 9972
The emitter only plugs in to one place, so that's likely not an issue.
With the Xpand's you have to set them to read your brand of projector by pushing the buttons on them the correct number of times. There should be instructions with the glasses on how to do this. Perhaps that's the issue?

Good Luck!

S A M 3 3
post #9470 of 9972
I've been using my B Stock RS-40 since April, 002 bulb, always on the High Altitude fan setting (even though I'm not at high altitude). My thinking was that extra cooling would help. At 550 hrs I noticed a dramatic decrease in brightness, so I started using the High lamp mode. At 552 hours the bulb blew. It did not explode, but you can see the cracks when you look into the front of the bulb.

I contacted JVC (1-800-582-5825 option 7) and they said the bulb was not under warranty, but immediately offered to replace it if I would send them pictures of the bulb front and back, and a copy of my sales receipt. I have done that and am waiting to hear back. Hopefully I will get shipping info soon.

I wonder how long JVC will continue to replace these bulbs? It sounds like the 003 bulbs are holding up better. Does anyone have high hours on one yet?
post #9471 of 9972
Also, are there more than 1 type of X103s or is there 1 universal type?
post #9472 of 9972
I tried setup instructions on X103s but when I hold power button for a 10 seconds, the led comes on and ten goes our. It never blinks more than once. It never seems to get into programming mode. Any thoughts?
post #9473 of 9972
I want to check the convergence of my RS40 using DVE disk. What pattern in their library of test patterns is the best to do that with. As an alternative, does anyone have a pattern they can send to me that would work well for this purpose. I've used the patterns internal to the projector and if my memory serves me correctly, none of them are exactly right.
post #9474 of 9972
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Originally Posted by JackB View Post

I want to check the convergence of my RS40 using DVE disk. What pattern in their library of test patterns is the best to do that with. As an alternative, does anyone have a pattern they can send to me that would work well for this purpose. I've used the patterns internal to the projector and if my memory serves me correctly, none of them are exactly right.
Do you mean your particular projector isn't "exactly right" when displaying the patterns? The patterns themselves in the JVC are all right, it is just not as easy to evaluate as other patterns. The JVC patterns can be used.

If you're looking for different patterns, the free AVS HD 709 disc has single-pixel lines suitable for convergence evaluation on the following patterns:
  • Crosshatch with Circles
  • Small 1080p Crosshatch
  • Horizontal Convergence
  • Vertical Convergence
  • Mixed Convergence
post #9475 of 9972
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Originally Posted by JackB View Post

I want to check the convergence of my RS40 using DVE disk. What pattern in their library of test patterns is the best to do that with. As an alternative, does anyone have a pattern they can send to me that would work well for this purpose. I've used the patterns internal to the projector and if my memory serves me correctly, none of them are exactly right.

 

I think one in the service menu does a very nice job. It's one of the last (right arrow instead of left) that shows each color (separately) across the entire image in line with the other colors. You can instantly see what's off where...

post #9476 of 9972
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Originally Posted by BobearQSI View Post

Do you mean your particular projector isn't "exactly right" when displaying the patterns? The patterns themselves in the JVC are all right, it is just not as easy to evaluate as other patterns. The JVC patterns can be used.
If you're looking for different patterns, the free AVS HD 709 disc has single-pixel lines suitable for convergence evaluation on the following patterns:
  • Crosshatch with Circles
  • Small 1080p Crosshatch
  • Horizontal Convergence
  • Vertical Convergence
  • Mixed Convergence

Wow! I read through the narrative. I'm slightly computer literate but this looked very complex. Also, my PC does not have a blue ray burner. Is it possible for you to send me those images and could I then burn them to a dvd that my BR player could display?
post #9477 of 9972
I don't have the raw images - however, the AVCHD version can be burned directly to a DVD, it does not need to be a Blu-ray.

The AVCHD version doesn't have the horizontal/vertical/mixed convergence patterns, but those are pretty much the same as the JVC's service menu patterns anyway.
post #9478 of 9972
Well my rs40 is at 560 hours on the new 003 bulb, it has been running in high altitude mode the entire time, and its still putting out a lovely image!

My original bulb lasted over 700 hours, the second bulb just over 400 hours. So I'm hopeful it may make 1000 hours, course I know what the odds are. How is everyone else faring with the new bulb?
post #9479 of 9972
is the RS40 better than the Epson 5020?
and how much should i expect to pay fpr a used one?
also is the warranty transferable?
Edited by domingos38 - 12/30/12 at 4:37pm
post #9480 of 9972
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Originally Posted by plissken99 View Post

Well my rs40 is at 560 hours on the new 003 bulb, it has been running in high altitude mode the entire time, and its still putting out a lovely image!
My original bulb lasted over 700 hours, the second bulb just over 400 hours. So I'm hopeful it may make 1000 hours, course I know what the odds are. How is everyone else faring with the new bulb?

I'm at just under 500 hours on a version 3 bulb. Last night I did a quick re calibration, which is something I do whenever I change a piece of equipment (in this case I'm reviewing a Marantz 8801). In low power (with high altitude on as well), I'm getting about 10.4fL as measured by Calman, which is loss of 5.5fL when the bulb was new (iris all the way open). This is about to be expected though. If I go to High power, I can get 16fL (calibrated) with the iris at -3, but the projector sounds like a hair dryer!

I was almost ready to pull the trigger on an X55 but I think I'll wait at least a month and see how the bulb is holding up and read about reports from X55 users on how well the projector is working for them.
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