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post #9631 of 9972
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Originally Posted by ana_moo_ana View Post

Hi everyone, how is the 003 lamp holding for everyone? I have 002 lamp at 840 and it become dim in normal mode, not sure how much it will hold up.

I have an 003 lamp at 1800. At 1700 I started to notice that it was getting dim. I went to high power and it looks like it will go quite a bit further since I currently have it stopped down quite a bit and it's quite bright.
post #9632 of 9972
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Originally Posted by mbw23air View Post

I got 500 hours out of my 002 lamp before it dimmed quickly and died. My 003 lamp is at 450 hours and has dimmed about what is normal. Mike

Ouch, my lamp has 1650 hours on, I would be list if the lamp burned out after 450 hours!
post #9633 of 9972
I got 1500 hours out of my 002 series JVC lamp on my RS-45 before it exploded and leaked mercury all over the place. Here is hoping for 3000 hours from the 003 lamp :P
post #9634 of 9972
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Originally Posted by coderguy View Post

I got 1500 hours out of my 002 series JVC lamp on my RS-45 before it exploded and leaked mercury all over the place. Here is hoping for 3000 hours from the 003 lamp :P

I don't know if you had any warning signs in your instance, but others are carrying on with bulbs that are starting to rapidly dim (using high bulb etc).Do NOT take the risk with this. Once the bulb starts to drop quite quickly, it is already in trouble and you do NOT want it to shatter inside the projector like coderguy dealt with. It could be dangerous for both the projector and yourself.

3000 hours is the time at which the bulb would be half its original brightness. I don't think anyone would actually tolerate that loss of output though and would change well before!
post #9635 of 9972
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3000 hours is the time at which the bulb would be half its original brightness. I don't think anyone would actually tolerate that loss of output though and would change well before!

I have never gotten even 1000 hours ( yet ) out of a lamp before it's too dim for my tastes. My backup lamp on my Lumis has 750 hours - still bright enough on high lamp power. That's the most hours I've put on any lamp.

I look at lamps like I look at the tires on my 350Z - you just replace them when they no longer perform - regardless of how long they were supposed to last under ideal conditions in a perfect world ( which we don't live in ).......
post #9636 of 9972
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Originally Posted by coderguy View PostI got 1500 hours out of my 002 series JVC lamp on my RS-45 before it exploded and leaked mercury all over the place. Here is hoping for 3000 hours from the 003 lamp :P

That is nasty, did they replace the projector?

post #9637 of 9972
I was able to clean it up with a vacuum cleaner (which mercury cleanup guidelines say is a NO NO). I threw the vacuum away as it was mercury contaminated.

I did not ask for a replacement as my convergence is too good, so I don't want them fiddling with it.
I'd rather die from mercury poisoning then have it bumped up or knocked out of convergence in shipping smile.gif

My primary warning sign was the lamp flickering, my lamp had also dimmed 60% to 70% by that time (1/3rd of brightness left). The lamp started flickering 200 hours before it exploded.
post #9638 of 9972
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Originally Posted by coderguy View PostI was able to clean it up with a vacuum cleaner (which mercury cleanup guidelines say is a NO NO). I threw the vacuum away as it was mercury contaminated.

I did not ask for a replacement as my convergence is too good, so I don't want them fiddling with it.
I'd rather die from mercury poisoning then have it bumped up or knocked out of convergence in shipping smile.gif

My primary warning sign was the lamp flickering, my lamp had also dimmed 60% to 70% by that time (1/3rd of brightness left). The lamp started flickering 200 hours before it exploded.

Whoa, that's some story, never heard that these lamps exploded before!

post #9639 of 9972
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Originally Posted by coderguy View PostI was able to clean it up with a vacuum cleaner (which mercury cleanup guidelines say is a NO NO). I threw the vacuum away as it was mercury contaminated.

I did not ask for a replacement as my convergence is too good, so I don't want them fiddling with it.
I'd rather die from mercury poisoning then have it bumped up or knocked out of convergence in shipping smile.gif

My primary warning sign was the lamp flickering, my lamp had also dimmed 60% to 70% by that time (1/3rd of brightness left). The lamp started flickering 200 hours before it exploded.

Whoa, that's some story, never heard that these lamps exploded before!

post #9640 of 9972
They can sometimes...
post #9641 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Craig Peer View Post

I have never gotten even 1000 hours ( yet ) out of a lamp before it's too dim for my tastes. My backup lamp on my Lumis has 750 hours - still bright enough on high lamp power. That's the most hours I've put on any lamp.

I look at lamps like I look at the tires on my 350Z - you just replace them when they no longer perform - regardless of how long they were supposed to last under ideal conditions in a perfect world ( which we don't live in ).......

I feel the same way about lamps. Gets to dim for my taste.. time for a new one.. even if it's only 1000 hours..

Although my RS40 (B stock) sat in the box for a year before I finally finished my HT... I've got less than 200 hours on the 002 lamp and I know I'm no longer eligible for a replacement when it pops. Part of me is tempted to buy a new 003 lamp and keep the 002 around for emergencies....
post #9642 of 9972
thank you all for your valuable input. I have the light output readings at 460hrs and 660 hrs. will take it new measurement since I'm approaching 860hrs and share it with you to see that is acceptable dropping our not.
by the end of May it will be two years for my current lamp, my initial lamp exploded under 5 hrs and left very bad taste in my mouth & I don't want to experience that again.
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Originally Posted by jmonier View Post

I have an 003 lamp at 1800. At 1700 I started to notice that it was getting dim. I went to high power and it looks like it will go quite a bit further since I currently have it stopped down quite a bit and it's quite bright.

wow that is great, what is the screen size?
Edited by ana_moo_ana - 5/3/13 at 2:00am
post #9643 of 9972
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Originally Posted by ana_moo_ana View Post

thank you all for your valuable input. I have the light output readings at 460hrs and 660 hrs. will take it new measurement since I'm approaching 860hrs and share it with you to see that is acceptable dropping our not.
by the end of May it will be two years for my current lamp, my initial lamp exploded under 5 hrs and left very bad taste in my mouth & I don't want to experience that again.
wow that is great, what is the screen size?

100 " diagonal.
post #9644 of 9972
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Originally Posted by alemex View Post

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...

Finally found a solution after one year of not so active searching...
you can press and hold back and menu on the remote to change from an ir code to another.
p24 of http://support.jvc.com/consumer/support/documents/DILAremoteControlGuide.pdf
post #9645 of 9972
Just purchased my RS40 smile.gif I cannot wait to see the difference between it and my current Mits HD1000! I apologize to everyone in advance for my questions that will come up which are probably covered in the previous 321 pages of this thread, but rest assured, I will burn away my weekend...week.....scouring the pages first.
post #9646 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Noman74656 View Post

Just purchased my RS40 smile.gif I cannot wait to see the difference between it and my current Mits HD1000!

I had a Mits hd1000 at one time, you will NOTICE a huge difference. Try throwing watching something with a lot of dark scenes to fully maximize the effect at first.
post #9647 of 9972
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Originally Posted by coderguy View Post

I had a Mits hd1000 at one time, you will NOTICE a huge difference. Try throwing watching something with a lot of dark scenes to fully maximize the effect at first.

Will do! I am a pretty sci-fi fan, so something along those line will be the first thing to go up.
post #9648 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Noman74656 View Post

Will do! I am a pretty sci-fi fan, so something along those line will be the first thing to go up.

Uh... my wife is a pretty sci-fi fan. I don't think you are. smile.gif
post #9649 of 9972
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Originally Posted by erkq View Post

Uh... my wife is a pretty sci-fi fan. I don't think you are. smile.gif

lol! Nice catch (my error, and your wife it sounds like), and I am definitely not a pretty sci-fi fan.
post #9650 of 9972
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Originally Posted by ana_moo_ana View Post

I already posted this in the official thread, but it's better to ask it here



after 461 hours on my second lamp I decided to buy light meter and measure the lumens using the center screen method on the white background in the service menu. Since this is my first projector, I really appreciate your input whether the below results is acceptable or not:

- animation preset

- contrast 8

- brightnes -5 (hdmi enhanced)

-color\ int 0

-color space wide1

- color temp 8000

-aperture 0

-calibrated using WOW disk

- screen is 114" with 1.3 gain (Da-Lite) with through distance of about 135"

-Lux 187/Lumens 670 in normal mode


Is this is acceptable? also, for a healthy lamp, will the brightness stabilize at this level?


thanks and appreciate your advice
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Originally Posted by ana_moo_ana View Post

Hi everyone, I did another measurement at 661 hours with the same above calibration and the result is: Lux 167/598 Lumens in normal mode.
I need your expertise to see if the current lumens are acceptable and the drop is normal (10.7% in 200 hrs). the 3D is looking good by the way and no increase in ghosting.

taking the measurements again at 861hrs, same calibration settings the reading is Lux 127/ 455 Lumens in normal mode.
couple of thing to note:
- first the reader was showing 145 lux but the low battery indicator was shown, after replacing the battery the reading was 127 lux when taken next day.
- the 3D seems ok with no noticeable increase in ghosting, watched Titanic last week and was great.
- I insert the calibration disc to modify the brightness/contrast settings but it was not affected! thought after all this drop I might to recalibrate

the brightness still looks acceptable at normal mode, not sure how long do I have, from your expertise, what is the minimum acceptable lux for viewers? is it time to change the lamp??
post #9651 of 9972
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the brightness still looks acceptable at normal mode, not sure how long do I have, from your expertise, what is the minimum acceptable lux for viewers? is it time to change the lamp??

According to my calculations, when you are down to around 380 lumens, you'll be below 12 foot lamberts. That will be time to change the lamp ( or switch to high lamp power if you aren't using it already ) in my opinion.
That's based on that 114" diagonal screen really being closer to 1.2 gain in reality.
post #9652 of 9972
I thought I would post this for people who have had their front remote sensor quit working only to have it work again once projector is unplugged/plugged back in. My warranty was about up so I sent projector in to Mendtronix, who now handles JVC warranty repairs. They initially replaced the PROCESSOR PWB but after getting projector back front remote sensor would still quit working. The second time they had the tech call me who was the one working on projector and he made sure he could duplicate my environment so he could diagnose/fix correctly. The 2nd time he replaced the LED & IR PWB. I have had my RS40 back about 2 1/2 weeks and front remote sensor has worked every time now. So, I hope the original defective LED & IR PWB was the culprit and mine will now continue to work every time. Hope this post helps someone else get theirs fixed correctly.

Mike
Edited by mbw23air - 5/20/13 at 12:19pm
post #9653 of 9972
Thought I'd ad my 2c worth. I went through this dead IR problem too. I'm in Australia so dealt with Kenwood the JVC distributors here who were great.

First my 002 lamp died at 450 hours and less than one year old. Was replaced under warranty no questions. The pj was never the same again.

With new 003 lamp installed I had random intermittent freezing issues at startup. The PJ went back for repair (at end of warranty period) and the power supply was changed which didn't fix the problem. PJ then went back for a new cpu board which fixed the freezing problem but not the front IR problem. PJ went back for new IR board which fixed the IR. After a few weeks the front IR died again (same issue of being able to be restored by unplugging the pj for a while). At this point I was about 9 months out of warranty and the pj had spent about 9 weeks either being repaired or in transit.

Kenwood then offered to replace my pj with a new (old stock never used) X3. I asked them nicely if I could have something other than an X3 as I had no faith in their reliability. JVC then offered me an X35 replacement at no cost which is now on my ceiling!

I measured the light output of the X3 with the 003 lamp before returning it to Kenwood. It had declined by 60% from when it was new after only 750 hours use on low setting.

I live in a rural area and for the first repair I drove 3 hours to take the pj for repair and again to pick it up.
Each time after that, Kenwood paid for a courier to pick up the pj and return it (I refused to use the first repairer again due to a variety of problems I had with them). I can only commend Kenwood/ JVC for their customer service. They turned around a bad situation and have created a loyal customer despite having initially sold me a faulty product.

The JVC repairer told me the best way to stop the front IR sensor from failing is to unplug the pj when not in use. This wasn't an option for me as the power point is in the ceiling cavity.
post #9654 of 9972
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Originally Posted by pajoam View Post

Thought I'd ad my 2c worth. I went through this dead IR problem too. I'm in Australia so dealt with Kenwood the JVC distributors here who were great.

First my 002 lamp died at 450 hours and less than one year old. Was replaced under warranty no questions. The pj was never the same again.

With new 003 lamp installed I had random intermittent freezing issues at startup. The PJ went back for repair (at end of warranty period) and the power supply was changed which didn't fix the problem. PJ then went back for a new cpu board which fixed the freezing problem but not the front IR problem. PJ went back for new IR board which fixed the IR. After a few weeks the front IR died again (same issue of being able to be restored by unplugging the pj for a while). At this point I was about 9 months out of warranty and the pj had spent about 9 weeks either being repaired or in transit.

Kenwood then offered to replace my pj with a new (old stock never used) X3. I asked them nicely if I could have something other than an X3 as I had no faith in their reliability. JVC then offered me an X35 replacement at no cost which is now on my ceiling!

I measured the light output of the X3 with the 003 lamp before returning it to Kenwood. It had declined by 60% from when it was new after only 750 hours use on low setting.

I live in a rural area and for the first repair I drove 3 hours to take the pj for repair and again to pick it up.
Each time after that, Kenwood paid for a courier to pick up the pj and return it (I refused to use the first repairer again due to a variety of problems I had with them). I can only commend Kenwood/ JVC for their customer service. They turned around a bad situation and have created a loyal customer despite having initially sold me a faulty product.

The JVC repairer told me the best way to stop the front IR sensor from failing is to unplug the pj when not in use. This wasn't an option for me as the power point is in the ceiling cavity.

I like you have very little faith in the reliability of my RS40 as I also had my 002 lamp die at 500 hours and JVC did send me a 003 lamp but my RS40 is very quirky and I was hoping to get a newer model during my warranty service as my optical unit also had to also be replaced but never got that chance. I am now out of warranty so I just hope I have no more problems.

Mike
post #9655 of 9972
I just bought a RS40 and I was under the impression that the RS40 featured "Lens Memory" for CIH screens! It does according to JVC's FAQ but I just got done reading it doesn't feature this on various web forums.... mad.gif Please tell me this is something that has been added via a firmware upgrade?

http://www.usjvc.com/faq/index.php?action=artikel&cat=20&id=278&artlang=en

I can't return (or cancel order) according to the terms and conditions... I think I'm going to be sick! frown.gif


Edit: Now that I've had some time to calm down, I thought of a couple upsides to ordering the RS40... It's motorized lens should make life easier while using the "zoom method". That and It's price point should make swallowing this oversight easier.
Edited by saginawjuggalo - 5/27/13 at 4:21pm
post #9656 of 9972
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Originally Posted by saginawjuggalo View Post

I just bought a RS40 and I was under the impression that the RS40 featured "Lens Memory" for CIH screens! It does according to JVC's FAQ but I just got done reading it doesn't feature this on various web forums.... mad.gif Please tell me this is something that has been added via a firmware upgrade?

http://www.usjvc.com/faq/index.php?action=artikel&cat=20&id=278&artlang=en

I can't return (or cancel order) according to the terms and conditions... I think I'm going to be sick! frown.gif


Edit: Now that I've had some time to calm down, I thought of a couple upsides to ordering the RS40... It's motorized lens should make life easier while using the "zoom method". That and It's price point should make swallowing this easier oversight.

Sorry, no lens memory on the RS40. It became a feature with the next year's models, the 45/55/65. I use my RS40 with my 2.35 screen and even though I have an anamorphic lens now and don't have to use zoom function, I previously did use the zoom method and its easy with the motorized zoom and focus to change between aspect ratios.

Mike
post #9657 of 9972
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Originally Posted by mbw23air View Post

I previously did use the zoom method and its easy with the motorized zoom and focus to change between aspect ratios.

Mike


Thanks Mike, that's exactly what I was hoping to hear!

I'm also hoping a 133" (2D use) acoustically transparent Spandex (dual layer White over Silver) will provide the lumens I'm looking for. I'm not a brightness nut (due to sensitive eyes) but I still want the image to pop. I have a false wall painted Black behind the screen, Black front wall/ceiling/side walls, darkish Brown carpet and will be placing the RS40 at it's nearest throw range of 14.3ft. The screen gain should be around 8.5 (IIRC). I'm fully light controlled. I could always move on to Seymour XD with it's 1.2 gain if need be.

So much on the mind, but that helped ease things a bit! cool.gif
Edited by saginawjuggalo - 5/27/13 at 4:43pm
post #9658 of 9972
Just got back from vacation and found stove clock blinking. Means something went amiss with house power while we were gone. Naturally the RS40 is acting up. Thought I read recently that JVC has moved warranty work to 3rd party. Who is it and where are they located?
post #9659 of 9972
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Originally Posted by JackB View Post

Just got back from vacation and found stove clock blinking. Means something went amiss with house power while we were gone. Naturally the RS40 is acting up. Thought I read recently that JVC has moved warranty work to 3rd party. Who is it and where are they located?

It's Mendtronix. They have 3 locations in U.S. which are Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Atlanta. When you go through the claim process at JVC.com it will direct you to the exact location and instructions of where you will send your in to. For me, both times, they were relatively fast and I had my RS40 back in 10-14 days.

Mike
post #9660 of 9972
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Originally Posted by saginawjuggalo View Post

Thanks Mike, that's exactly what I was hoping to hear!

I'm also hoping a 133" (2D use) acoustically transparent Spandex (dual layer White over Silver) will provide the lumens I'm looking for. I'm not a brightness nut (due to sensitive eyes) but I still want the image to pop. I have a false wall painted Black behind the screen, Black front wall/ceiling/side walls, darkish Brown carpet and will be placing the RS40 at it's nearest throw range of 14.3ft. The screen gain should be around 8.5 (IIRC). I'm fully light controlled. I could always move on to Seymour XD with it's 1.2 gain if need be.

So much on the mind, but that helped ease things a bit! cool.gif

On my 125" diagonal 2.35 1.5gain(its been stated that it is really a 1.2 gain) screen with lamp at almost 600 hours with iris at -11(measured it today) and lamp power at Normal I am getting about 9 ftL, this is also with the projector calibrated using Chromapure with advanced auto calibrate for a 2.2 gamma, which in my completely darkened room is adequate brightness for me but everyone's preferences are different.

You surely didn't mean a 8.5 gain screen, did you? wink.gif

Mike
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