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post #9721 of 9972
I had a 0.8 gain screen before, and changed it to a 1.0 gain screen, there was a visible (thus significant) boost on image brightness. I would not say there are issues with 0.8 gain screens, but you just will need to live with a darker 3D picture.
post #9722 of 9972
When I talked with AVS about a screen for my RS-40 they suggested a positive gain screen to help with brightness as the lamp ages.

Ended up with the Carada 1.4 Brilliant White. Very happy with the screen.
post #9723 of 9972

hi, helping some of u. sorry for bad english

 

rs40 service manual for free http://elektrotanya.com/jvc_dla-rs40e_u_dla-rs50-e_u_dla-rs60-e_u_dla-f110e.rar/download.html

x3 service manual also free http://elektrotanya.com/jvc_dla-x3-be_dla-x3-bu_dla-x3-we_dla-xc380-bc_dla-x7-be_dla-x7-bu_dla-xc780-bc_dla-x9-be_dla-x9-bu_dla-xc980-bc_d-ila_projector.zip/download.html

 

some service bulletins , use google translate and look at serialnumber in list

 

something with resistor for hdmi http://www.jvc-chinaservice.cn/jslls/JL-2013-001.htm

3 times blinking of leds http://www.jvc-chinaservice.cn/jslls/JL-2013-002.ht

black picture http://www.jvc-chinaservice.cn/jslls/JL-2013-003.htm   (wrong is for other types)

more of hdmi http://www.jvc-chinaservice.cn/jslls/JL-2013-004.htm

and finally fix for remote http://www.jvc-chinaservice.cn/jslls/JL-2013-005.htm

 

if someone had a better service manual please share, i have a defective PROCESSOR PWB but the schematics are not in the service manual.

 

greetz from holland


Edited by JellyFish666 - 9/30/13 at 4:54am
post #9724 of 9972
This is amazing. Thank you Jellyfish666, you may have just saved my skin. I have mainboard issues with my dla x3, and the information you've provided is a gold mine.
post #9725 of 9972
I have a question for you folks.

I have an RS60 that is currently sitting at Mendtronix in San Diego. I had Power/Standby and Warning indicator lights solid red and lamp indicator light flashing Amber, no firing up of the lamp, and the cover was stuck open.

I just got the estimate from them and they said nothing is wrong with the PJ except a lamp failure, which I must pay $425 to replace. I bought this thing in November of last year and it probably didn't even have 500 hours on it, though I couldn't turn it on to check the hours. I am not sure which version of lamp it was. I read that many of you got JVC to replace your lamp (despite it being out of the 90 day warranty, am I right?). Do any of you have any tips on how would I go about making this happen, and also to be sure Mendtronix is correct and that I don't have other issues that I will have to play warranty roulette to get solved?

Sorry if there is an answer to my question in this thread, I didn't find anything specific with search and 325 pages is a lot to wade through. I am all fired up about this, and at least at this moment I am, sadly, wishing I hadn't sold my Epson 8500UB for the RS60...



Thank you all for your assistance.
post #9726 of 9972
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Originally Posted by strube View Post

I have a question for you folks.

I have an RS60 that is currently sitting at Mendtronix in San Diego. I had Power/Standby and Warning indicator lights solid red and lamp indicator light flashing Amber, no firing up of the lamp, and the cover was stuck open.

I just got the estimate from them and they said nothing is wrong with the PJ except a lamp failure, which I must pay $425 to replace. I bought this thing in November of last year and it probably didn't even have 500 hours on it, though I couldn't turn it on to check the hours. I am not sure which version of lamp it was. I read that many of you got JVC to replace your lamp (despite it being out of the 90 day warranty, am I right?). Do any of you have any tips on how would I go about making this happen, and also to be sure Mendtronix is correct and that I don't have other issues that I will have to play warranty roulette to get solved?

Sorry if there is an answer to my question in this thread, I didn't find anything specific with search and 325 pages is a lot to wade through. I am all fired up about this, and at least at this moment I am, sadly, wishing I hadn't sold my Epson 8500UB for the RS60...



Thank you all for your assistance.
I don't have any tips (other than just calling JVC and asking). However, I experienced exactly those symptoms on my RS40. I used the little button to manually free up the lens cover, and eventually the lamp fired up. When I tried to watch a movie, however, the image was quite dim, and after about an hour of watching, the bulb just exploded. I was about to send the projector in to Mendtronix because I figured some other problem in the unit had caused both the problem with the lens cover and the failure of the lamp. I spoke to Mike Garrett here at AVS, however, and he suggested I try just replacing the lamp, which is what Mendtronix told you to do. So I have ordered a new lamp, and I hope that fixes the problem.

My lamp has only about 800 hours on it, but the projector is 2 1/2 years old and out of warranty. Mike was doubtful that I could get an accommodation lamp from JVS, so I didn't try. Your unit is still under warranty, however, so you may have better luck. I'd call them right away.
post #9727 of 9972

question, in the specs for the rs40 they say it has Dual HDMI 1.4a inputs.

 

i look at the scaler board and the chip on it is a SiI9223 PinnaClear™ HDMI Receiver wich is only 1.3 http://www.alldatasheet.com/datasheet-pdf/pdf/313304/SILICONIMAGE/SII9223.html

 

in the service manual there is it a SiI9233 VastLane™ HDMI Receiver also 1.3 http://pdf1.alldatasheet.com/datasheet-pdf/view/313307/SILICONIMAGE/SII9233.

 

how can it be an 1.4 input if the chips only support 1.3 ?

 

mmhh found it i think

 

The SiI9223 is a four port HDMI receiver that delivers advanced HDMI 1.3 HDTV features including 1080p Deep Color and x.v.Color expanded color gamut. The SiI9223 also supports the 3D over HDMI feature in the HDMI 1.4 specification.

 

so it's still a 1.3 port ?


Edited by JellyFish666 - 10/1/13 at 11:40am
post #9728 of 9972
Quote:
Originally Posted by strube View Post

I have a question for you folks.

I have an RS60 that is currently sitting at Mendtronix in San Diego. I had Power/Standby and Warning indicator lights solid red and lamp indicator light flashing Amber, no firing up of the lamp, and the cover was stuck open.

I just got the estimate from them and they said nothing is wrong with the PJ except a lamp failure, which I must pay $425 to replace. I bought this thing in November of last year and it probably didn't even have 500 hours on it, though I couldn't turn it on to check the hours. I am not sure which version of lamp it was. I read that many of you got JVC to replace your lamp (despite it being out of the 90 day warranty, am I right?). Do any of you have any tips on how would I go about making this happen, and also to be sure Mendtronix is correct and that I don't have other issues that I will have to play warranty roulette to get solved?

Sorry if there is an answer to my question in this thread, I didn't find anything specific with search and 325 pages is a lot to wade through. I am all fired up about this, and at least at this moment I am, sadly, wishing I hadn't sold my Epson 8500UB for the RS60...



Thank you all for your assistance.

Sounds like you got one of the original 002 series of lamps that were known to have issues. The 002 lamp in my RS40 lost nearly all of its brightness after only 237 hours. My projector sat in the box for nearly a year before my theater was finished, so no coverage on the lamp. While painful, I coughed up $400 for the lamp and haven't look back.

I can say the replacement lamps are fine. I only have about 300 hours on the new lamp, but a friend has nearly 2,000 on his. You can try contacting your vendor to see if JVC will do anything to help. I knew about the lamp issues before buying the projector, and chalk it up to the cost of playing in this hobby. I believe JVC now has a 1 year warranty on their lamps.
post #9729 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Grampa View Post

I don't have any tips (other than just calling JVC and asking). However, I experienced exactly those symptoms on my RS40. I used the little button to manually free up the lens cover, and eventually the lamp fired up. When I tried to watch a movie, however, the image was quite dim, and after about an hour of watching, the bulb just exploded. I was about to send the projector in to Mendtronix because I figured some other problem in the unit had caused both the problem with the lens cover and the failure of the lamp. I spoke to Mike Garrett here at AVS, however, and he suggested I try just replacing the lamp, which is what Mendtronix told you to do. So I have ordered a new lamp, and I hope that fixes the problem.

My lamp has only about 800 hours on it, but the projector is 2 1/2 years old and out of warranty. Mike was doubtful that I could get an accommodation lamp from JVS, so I didn't try. Your unit is still under warranty, however, so you may have better luck. I'd call them right away.

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Originally Posted by pdxfj View Post

Sounds like you got one of the original 002 series of lamps that were known to have issues. The 002 lamp in my RS40 lost nearly all of its brightness after only 237 hours. My projector sat in the box for nearly a year before my theater was finished, so no coverage on the lamp. While painful, I coughed up $400 for the lamp and haven't look back.

I can say the replacement lamps are fine. I only have about 300 hours on the new lamp, but a friend has nearly 2,000 on his. You can try contacting your vendor to see if JVC will do anything to help. I knew about the lamp issues before buying the projector, and chalk it up to the cost of playing in this hobby. I believe JVC now has a 1 year warranty on their lamps.


Thanks guys.

I sent and email to JVC's pro division explaining the situation. We will see what comes of it. Unfortunately I have been unable to get a chance to call on the phone, though I think it may be likely that would get better results. I can maybe try to make time for that if I get no email response. It's not really that I can't afford a lamp, I guess it is just the principle of the matter. For a $12000 MSRP projector with less than 500 hours, there really is no excuse for a defective lamp design.
post #9730 of 9972
Quote:
Originally Posted by afss View Post

I had a 0.8 gain screen before, and changed it to a 1.0 gain screen, there was a visible (thus significant) boost on image brightness. I would not say there are issues with 0.8 gain screens, but you just will need to live with a darker 3D picture.

Quote:
Originally Posted by pdxfj View Post

When I talked with AVS about a screen for my RS-40 they suggested a positive gain screen to help with brightness as the lamp ages.

Ended up with the Carada 1.4 Brilliant White. Very happy with the screen.

Thanks for you guy's feedback! I have a 1.1 gain screen now, and really like the picture, so I will go with the 1.0 gain screen and see how it goes. I don't want too dim of a picture for the eventual 3D.
post #9731 of 9972
My barely 2 year old RS40 appeared to sh!t the bed last night. I had been watching TV on it for a few hours, working fine, then switched the source on my denon AVR 4311 to my Mac Mini and the screen went dark. There were no red or green lights lit or flashing on the projector. Couldn't control it with the remote or put it in standby on the back of the unit. You could see that there was still light inside the projector and the fan was running, but nothing on the screen. After switching back to the TV input, I got audio but no video. I removed power from it after it had had a while to cool down.

Any ideas? Possibly an HDMI lockup that I see being discussed here? I'm going to call AVS Monday morning but would like to get it back up now if its something simple.
post #9732 of 9972
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Originally Posted by russ_777 View Post

My barely 2 year old RS40 appeared to sh!t the bed last night. I had been watching TV on it for a few hours, working fine, then switched the source on my denon AVR 4311 to my Mac Mini and the screen went dark. There were no red or green lights lit or flashing on the projector. Couldn't control it with the remote or put it in standby on the back of the unit. You could see that there was still light inside the projector and the fan was running, but nothing on the screen. After switching back to the TV input, I got audio but no video. I removed power from it after it had had a while to cool down.

Any ideas? Possibly an HDMI lockup that I see being discussed here? I'm going to call AVS Monday morning but would like to get it back up now if its something simple.

If you have had it unplugged for several hours, try connecting a short HDMI cable direct from a BD player or some other source, bypassing the AVR. Then power up the projector and see what it does.
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post #9733 of 9972
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Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5 View Post

If you have had it unplugged for several hours, try connecting a short HDMI cable direct from a BD player or some other source, bypassing the AVR. Then power up the projector and see what it does.

Will try, thanks.
post #9734 of 9972
Quote:
Originally Posted by russ_777 View Post

My barely 2 year old RS40 appeared to sh!t the bed last night. I had been watching TV on it for a few hours, working fine, then switched the source on my denon AVR 4311 to my Mac Mini and the screen went dark. There were no red or green lights lit or flashing on the projector. Couldn't control it with the remote or put it in standby on the back of the unit. You could see that there was still light inside the projector and the fan was running, but nothing on the screen. After switching back to the TV input, I got audio but no video. I removed power from it after it had had a while to cool down.

Any ideas? Possibly an HDMI lockup that I see being discussed here? I'm going to call AVS Monday morning but would like to get it back up now if its something simple.

This is the HDMI lockup problem that many RS40 owners have experienced. The good news is that it should not mean that your projector is permanently damaged. If you plug it back in after a few hours, it should (hopefully) start up again normally. The biggest risk when this happens is that the hard power-off without a proper cool-down puts a lot of strain on the lamp. As you know, RS40 lamps are already delicate. It may shave some time off the life of the lamp.

This was very scary the first time it happened to me, but the projector recovered without needing to be sent in for repair. In the two or so years I've owned my RS40, it has happened to me 5 or 6 times. The last firmware update seemed to help significantly. I've only had one lockup since applying it, and I think that one was my own damn fault. I tempted fate by pulling out the HDMI cable while the projector was running. Had I not done that, it probably wouldn't have frozen up.
post #9735 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post

The last firmware update seemed to help significantly. I've only had one lockup since applying it, and I think that one was my own damn fault. I tempted fate by pulling out the HDMI cable while the projector was running. Had I not done that, it probably wouldn't have frozen up.

Josh...how dare you!

PS: I've done this before too biggrin.gif Only once and I had the same result...never made that mistake again!
post #9736 of 9972
Quote:
Originally Posted by russ_777 View Post

My barely 2 year old RS40 appeared to sh!t the bed last night. I had been watching TV on it for a few hours, working fine, then switched the source on my denon AVR 4311 to my Mac Mini and the screen went dark. There were no red or green lights lit or flashing on the projector. Couldn't control it with the remote or put it in standby on the back of the unit. You could see that there was still light inside the projector and the fan was running, but nothing on the screen. After switching back to the TV input, I got audio but no video. I removed power from it after it had had a while to cool down.

Any ideas? Possibly an HDMI lockup that I see being discussed here? I'm going to call AVS Monday morning but would like to get it back up now if its something simple.

Question. When this happens has the lamp gone into Some kind of lower power mode that allowing the fans to continue to run will tend to make the sudden power shutoff from pulling the plug less strenuous to the bulb?

Also, when I had a BenQ 1080ST for a while it had the same handshake problem the RS40 has. The solution to that was to figet withe hdmi connection, wiggle it so the connection would go on and off repeatable until it finally caught. Irritating but it worked. Has anyone tried this with the RS40 to get it out of its frozen handshake state?
post #9737 of 9972
Quote:
Originally Posted by russ_777 View Post

My barely 2 year old RS40 appeared to sh!t the bed last night. I had been watching TV on it for a few hours, working fine, then switched the source on my denon AVR 4311 to my Mac Mini and the screen went dark. There were no red or green lights lit or flashing on the projector. Couldn't control it with the remote or put it in standby on the back of the unit. You could see that there was still light inside the projector and the fan was running, but nothing on the screen. After switching back to the TV input, I got audio but no video. I removed power from it after it had had a while to cool down.

Any ideas? Possibly an HDMI lockup that I see being discussed here? I'm going to call AVS Monday morning but would like to get it back up now if its something simple.

Sounds like an HDMI lockup that does occur on occasion with these projectors. While removing the power from the projector for a minute or two usually allows the projector to restart and operate normally, I have found that keeping it unplugged overnight seems to do a full reset that can clear up this problem when a short power down cannot..
post #9738 of 9972
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Originally Posted by strube View Post


Thanks guys.

I sent and email to JVC's pro division explaining the situation. We will see what comes of it. Unfortunately I have been unable to get a chance to call on the phone, though I think it may be likely that would get better results. I can maybe try to make time for that if I get no email response. It's not really that I can't afford a lamp, I guess it is just the principle of the matter. For a $12000 MSRP projector with less than 500 hours, there really is no excuse for a defective lamp design.

For what it's worth, the new bulb does appear to have fixed my problem. The lens cover now works fine, and the image is as good as it's ever been.
post #9739 of 9972
Quote:
Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5 View Post

If you have had it unplugged for several hours, try connecting a short HDMI cable direct from a BD player or some other source, bypassing the AVR. Then power up the projector and see what it does.

Thanks, this worked. I left it deenergized for about 24 hours. I moved a BR player close to it with a 6' cable and started it up with no issues. I then reconnected my normal hookup.
post #9740 of 9972
Hello everyone,

I am having a funky problem that I have manged to track down to the projector.

I have one of the AVS B-Stock projectors with less than 600 hours total use since I bought it. 003 lamp with about 350 hours on it. 002 lamp popped at 237 hours. I've had HDMI lockups at random times.

My problem is that the projector does not want to hold brightness. One day it will look great, the next I lose a massive amount of brightness. Major black crush and a contrasty, waxy looking image.

When it wants to cooperate I get a little over 15fl at the screen, normal lamp with the iris at -13. When it wants to act up, even switching to high lamp mode and opening the iris does not help the image much. Adjusting contrast and brightness to compensate only blows out whites, washes out colors and turns blacks grey.

The image only looks good when I put the projector into Enhanced HDMI mode, even though all my sources are set to normal. Switching between Normal, Enhanced and Super white drastically changes the brightness of the image. Normal and Super white are the darkest.

I have calibrated the projector myself with an i1 D3 Pro meter and Chromapure standard. After fighting the above mentioned issue I purchased a Lumagen Radiance Mini and the advanced auto calibrate for Chromapure. I bought the Radiance thinking the problem was with the JVC's advanced gamma and color controls. I have never gone into the service menu to make adjustments. Reading the calibration thread it didn't appear necessary since the very basic CMS didn't seem to to anything.

Even before purchasing the Radiance, I was able to (for a short time) dial in a stunning, film like picture. After seeing what is possible, I've been trying to get that back without much success.

I spent a fair amount of time this weekend taking equipment out of the chain to see if something else was causing the problem. The issue remains the same. There have been a few times where switching between Through and Direct on my Onkyo TX-NR1010 or 1080p and source direct on the Oppo will bring the brightness back. Other times I've seen it just "pop" back at a random time.

Leaning towards a HDMI issue in the projector. I have reseated the lamp a couple of times and it is tough to say if that helps or not. My warranty is up in the spring, so if I have to send the projector in would be nice to get that done asap while still having enough warranty left to cover anything else that might crop up.

My equipment list is:
RS40 with v1.5 of firmware (updated this weekend)
Oppo 93 with latest firmware
Onkyo TX-NR1010 with latest firmware
Darbee Darblet Not sure of firmware version. Although removing it from the chain does not change anything.
Lumagen Radiance Mini with latest firmware

Given the hardware I've got, I should be able to dial in a near perfect picture...

Curious to see if the collective here has any ideas? I'm just about out of them... I've kept up with the thread, but can't remember if this issue has been brought up before..

Thanks in advance for your help!
post #9741 of 9972
Quote:
Originally Posted by pdxfj View Post

Hello everyone,

I am having a funky problem that I have manged to track down to the projector.

I have one of the AVS B-Stock projectors with less than 600 hours total use since I bought it. 003 lamp with about 350 hours on it. 002 lamp popped at 237 hours. I've had HDMI lockups at random times.

My problem is that the projector does not want to hold brightness. One day it will look great, the next I lose a massive amount of brightness. Major black crush and a contrasty, waxy looking image.

When it wants to cooperate I get a little over 15fl at the screen, normal lamp with the iris at -13. When it wants to act up, even switching to high lamp mode and opening the iris does not help the image much. Adjusting contrast and brightness to compensate only blows out whites, washes out colors and turns blacks grey.

The image only looks good when I put the projector into Enhanced HDMI mode, even though all my sources are set to normal. Switching between Normal, Enhanced and Super white drastically changes the brightness of the image. Normal and Super white are the darkest.

I have calibrated the projector myself with an i1 D3 Pro meter and Chromapure standard. After fighting the above mentioned issue I purchased a Lumagen Radiance Mini and the advanced auto calibrate for Chromapure. I bought the Radiance thinking the problem was with the JVC's advanced gamma and color controls. I have never gone into the service menu to make adjustments. Reading the calibration thread it didn't appear necessary since the very basic CMS didn't seem to to anything.

Even before purchasing the Radiance, I was able to (for a short time) dial in a stunning, film like picture. After seeing what is possible, I've been trying to get that back without much success.

I spent a fair amount of time this weekend taking equipment out of the chain to see if something else was causing the problem. The issue remains the same. There have been a few times where switching between Through and Direct on my Onkyo TX-NR1010 or 1080p and source direct on the Oppo will bring the brightness back. Other times I've seen it just "pop" back at a random time.

Leaning towards a HDMI issue in the projector. I have reseated the lamp a couple of times and it is tough to say if that helps or not. My warranty is up in the spring, so if I have to send the projector in would be nice to get that done asap while still having enough warranty left to cover anything else that might crop up.

My equipment list is:
RS40 with v1.5 of firmware (updated this weekend)
Oppo 93 with latest firmware
Onkyo TX-NR1010 with latest firmware
Darbee Darblet Not sure of firmware version. Although removing it from the chain does not change anything.
Lumagen Radiance Mini with latest firmware

Given the hardware I've got, I should be able to dial in a near perfect picture...

Curious to see if the collective here has any ideas? I'm just about out of them... I've kept up with the thread, but can't remember if this issue has been brought up before..

Thanks in advance for your help!


Hello PDXFJ,

It's interesting I have almost exactly the same equipment setup (RS40, OPPO 93, Darbee, Lumagen Mini) as you, with the exception of the receiver (in my case it's a Pioneer). My RS40 is >800hs with the 001 lamp version, and no issues whatsoever.

It sounds like you have a defective unit, but I will let others comment as well.

Regards.
post #9742 of 9972
Quote:
Originally Posted by pdxfj View Post

Hello everyone,

I am having a funky problem that I have manged to track down to the projector.

I have one of the AVS B-Stock projectors with less than 600 hours total use since I bought it. 003 lamp with about 350 hours on it. 002 lamp popped at 237 hours. I've had HDMI lockups at random times.

My problem is that the projector does not want to hold brightness. One day it will look great, the next I lose a massive amount of brightness. Major black crush and a contrasty, waxy looking image.

When it wants to cooperate I get a little over 15fl at the screen, normal lamp with the iris at -13. When it wants to act up, even switching to high lamp mode and opening the iris does not help the image much. Adjusting contrast and brightness to compensate only blows out whites, washes out colors and turns blacks grey.

The image only looks good when I put the projector into Enhanced HDMI mode, even though all my sources are set to normal. Switching between Normal, Enhanced and Super white drastically changes the brightness of the image. Normal and Super white are the darkest.

I have calibrated the projector myself with an i1 D3 Pro meter and Chromapure standard. After fighting the above mentioned issue I purchased a Lumagen Radiance Mini and the advanced auto calibrate for Chromapure. I bought the Radiance thinking the problem was with the JVC's advanced gamma and color controls. I have never gone into the service menu to make adjustments. Reading the calibration thread it didn't appear necessary since the very basic CMS didn't seem to to anything.

Even before purchasing the Radiance, I was able to (for a short time) dial in a stunning, film like picture. After seeing what is possible, I've been trying to get that back without much success.

I spent a fair amount of time this weekend taking equipment out of the chain to see if something else was causing the problem. The issue remains the same. There have been a few times where switching between Through and Direct on my Onkyo TX-NR1010 or 1080p and source direct on the Oppo will bring the brightness back. Other times I've seen it just "pop" back at a random time.

Leaning towards a HDMI issue in the projector. I have reseated the lamp a couple of times and it is tough to say if that helps or not. My warranty is up in the spring, so if I have to send the projector in would be nice to get that done asap while still having enough warranty left to cover anything else that might crop up.

My equipment list is:
RS40 with v1.5 of firmware (updated this weekend)
Oppo 93 with latest firmware
Onkyo TX-NR1010 with latest firmware
Darbee Darblet Not sure of firmware version. Although removing it from the chain does not change anything.
Lumagen Radiance Mini with latest firmware

Given the hardware I've got, I should be able to dial in a near perfect picture...

Curious to see if the collective here has any ideas? I'm just about out of them... I've kept up with the thread, but can't remember if this issue has been brought up before..

Thanks in advance for your help!

Sounds like power supply or main processor board. If you are still in warranty I would send it in and hopefully get at least a new processor. The original one were faulty. Also, do you have the RS40 plugged into a power filter like a Panamax? Read my experience at Post #9705. I've had almost no problems since.
post #9743 of 9972
Quote:
Originally Posted by pdxfj View Post

Hello everyone,

I am having a funky problem that I have manged to track down to the projector.

I have one of the AVS B-Stock projectors with less than 600 hours total use since I bought it. 003 lamp with about 350 hours on it. 002 lamp popped at 237 hours. I've had HDMI lockups at random times.

My problem is that the projector does not want to hold brightness. One day it will look great, the next I lose a massive amount of brightness. Major black crush and a contrasty, waxy looking image.

When it wants to cooperate I get a little over 15fl at the screen, normal lamp with the iris at -13. When it wants to act up, even switching to high lamp mode and opening the iris does not help the image much. Adjusting contrast and brightness to compensate only blows out whites, washes out colors and turns blacks grey.

The image only looks good when I put the projector into Enhanced HDMI mode, even though all my sources are set to normal. Switching between Normal, Enhanced and Super white drastically changes the brightness of the image. Normal and Super white are the darkest.

I have calibrated the projector myself with an i1 D3 Pro meter and Chromapure standard. After fighting the above mentioned issue I purchased a Lumagen Radiance Mini and the advanced auto calibrate for Chromapure. I bought the Radiance thinking the problem was with the JVC's advanced gamma and color controls. I have never gone into the service menu to make adjustments. Reading the calibration thread it didn't appear necessary since the very basic CMS didn't seem to to anything.

Even before purchasing the Radiance, I was able to (for a short time) dial in a stunning, film like picture. After seeing what is possible, I've been trying to get that back without much success.

I spent a fair amount of time this weekend taking equipment out of the chain to see if something else was causing the problem. The issue remains the same. There have been a few times where switching between Through and Direct on my Onkyo TX-NR1010 or 1080p and source direct on the Oppo will bring the brightness back. Other times I've seen it just "pop" back at a random time.

Leaning towards a HDMI issue in the projector. I have reseated the lamp a couple of times and it is tough to say if that helps or not. My warranty is up in the spring, so if I have to send the projector in would be nice to get that done asap while still having enough warranty left to cover anything else that might crop up.

My equipment list is:
RS40 with v1.5 of firmware (updated this weekend)
Oppo 93 with latest firmware
Onkyo TX-NR1010 with latest firmware
Darbee Darblet Not sure of firmware version. Although removing it from the chain does not change anything.
Lumagen Radiance Mini with latest firmware

Given the hardware I've got, I should be able to dial in a near perfect picture...

Curious to see if the collective here has any ideas? I'm just about out of them... I've kept up with the thread, but can't remember if this issue has been brought up before..

Thanks in advance for your help!

I have pretty much the same issue. From my research and experience I've come to believe this is likely a processor pwb issue. JVC put out a number of service bullitins regarding various processor board issues and appropriate fixes; see a few pages back for links.

Has your machine ever shut itself down, with blinking orange/red leds?
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Thanks for your responses so far. I sent AVS an e-mail with a link to my post and they said send it in for repair.

I do have the projector plugged into a power conditioner and plugging it directly into the wall makes no difference. All the power for the theater are fresh 20A circuits run back an almost new 200A panel and service. It has never shut itself down and (so far) I do not have have the dreaded front Ir receiver issue. Been happy with the projector, minus the issue I'm having. People say good things about Mendtronix and I'm sure they will fix it. Would be nice to have a stable projector I don't have to constantly fiddle with.

AFSS: Good taste in equipment. biggrin.gif Wish I could get a look at your setup to see what mine is capable of. Hopefully with a stable projector the auto calibrate will actually do something. Rather disappointing after spending all that cash on the meter and Radiance, then chase your tail for a few days only to come out with dingy results...
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Hi everyone,

I bought this projector two and a half years from a vendor in the US then moved on to Dubai. not sure how the maintenance service will be here, and if will they accept it, already sent an email for JVC US and waiting their replay.

I do have the lockups issue but it's rarely happen, my main issue is the front IR is not working anymore, since I'm not in the US, not sure how I can fix this. can I buy the transmitter through jvc or authorized dealer then install it locally? Also, after two and a half years (1100 hrs in 002 lamp), I guess it's time to buy new one, looks like the 003 is holding up strong for many folks so far.

too many issues with this model, seems I choose the wrong model for my first projector frown.gif and I don't want to upgrade to new one yet, planning to keep it for two more years (hopefully) till the 4k become more popular.
what do you guys think?
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Originally Posted by ana_moo_ana View Post

Hi everyone,

I bought this projector two and a half years from a vendor in the US then moved on to Dubai. not sure how the maintenance service will be here, and if will they accept it, already sent an email for JVC US and waiting their replay.

I do have the lockups issue but it's rarely happen, my main issue is the front IR is not working anymore, since I'm not in the US, not sure how I can fix this. can I buy the transmitter through jvc or authorized dealer then install it locally? Also, after two and a half years (1100 hrs in 002 lamp), I guess it's time to buy new one, looks like the 003 is holding up strong for many folks so far.

too many issues with this model, seems I choose the wrong model for my first projector frown.gif and I don't want to upgrade to new one yet, planning to keep it for two more years (hopefully) till the 4k become more popular.
what do you guys think?

Set it up so that you can use the IR sensor on the back.
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Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5 View Post

Set it up so that you can use the IR sensor on the back.

you mean I set behind the projector? the projector is setting on the top shelf above the seating area, now when I have to use the remote I get off my sofa and try to point on the small space behind the projector.
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Before throwing up your hands, try 2 small mirrors set at 45 degrees at the rear of the projector shelf. the first to catch the remote signal going into the cabinet shelf and reflecting across the back of the projector before bouncing off the second mirror onto the IR sensor.
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\ Lining the shelf back and sides with a strip of
l l aluminum foil may work. (shiny side out)
l l
IR sensor l
projector rear l
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remote signal
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Originally Posted by ana_moo_ana View Post

Hi everyone,

I bought this projector two and a half years from a vendor in the US then moved on to Dubai. not sure how the maintenance service will be here, and if will they accept it, already sent an email for JVC US and waiting their replay.

I do have the lockups issue but it's rarely happen, my main issue is the front IR is not working anymore, since I'm not in the US, not sure how I can fix this. can I buy the transmitter through jvc or authorized dealer then install it locally? Also, after two and a half years (1100 hrs in 002 lamp), I guess it's time to buy new one, looks like the 003 is holding up strong for many folks so far.

too many issues with this model, seems I choose the wrong model for my first projector frown.gif and I don't want to upgrade to new one yet, planning to keep it for two more years (hopefully) till the 4k become more popular.
what do you guys think?

Have you tried unplugging the power from the projector for 24 hours. This seems to do a full reset of the projector that can sometimes help with a number of problems with these projectors (assuming it's not a true hardware failure)?
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Originally Posted by waltco View Post

Before throwing up your hands, try 2 small mirrors set at 45 degrees at the rear of the projector shelf. the first to catch the remote signal going into the cabinet shelf and reflecting across the back of the projector before bouncing off the second mirror onto the IR sensor.
/
\ Lining the shelf back and sides with a strip of
l l aluminum foil may work. (shiny side out)
l l
IR sensor l
projector rear l
l
remote signal

many thanks, this is a good idea, but sadly I'm limited in space not sure if this trick will work.
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Originally Posted by Ron Jones View Post

Have you tried unplugging the power from the projector for 24 hours. This seems to do a full reset of the projector that can sometimes help with a number of problems with these projectors (assuming it's not a true hardware failure)?

yes, it work for sometime then the IR stop working again. Not sure if this will help, but I'm planning to do the firmware update when I'm about to change the lamp.

About the lamp, what is the best place to order one (003), I found ebay have some with good price (under 300$) but not sure which version and how trusted they are.
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