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post #9871 of 9972
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Originally Posted by pdxfj View Post

Lucky..yes and no.. I had less than 700 hours of use on the projector.. now that it is physically damaged the warranty from JVC is void. When talking with Mendtronix they said I will need to ship the projector to them again so they can fix it. I explained I do not want it back and only want a check from the insurance. They said that was not their normal policy, but they would see what they could do.

Voided warranty from JVC and no faith in the fact the projector will ever work right again.. Nah.. just give me the insurance money and I will buy a new projector. What are the chances the optical block is damaged? I'd say fairly high.. the cost of that alone is more than the projector is worth...

I'll post up pictures at a later time.. let the claims process go through first..

Hopefully you get the check in quick order. Being without a projector really sucks!
post #9872 of 9972
I've got a "backup" projector. Little Sanyo 720p LCD... Looks ok from the back row of my theater, but the front row.. yuck.. massive SDE.. So I'm not totally without.. It's plenty bright enough and I got a decent calibration with it and my Radiance Mini.

I don't expect things to go quickly. With Christmas and New Years right around the corner it will delay things a bit.
post #9873 of 9972
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Originally Posted by pdxfj View Post

I've got a "backup" projector. Little Sanyo 720p LCD... Looks ok from the back row of my theater, but the front row.. yuck.. massive SDE.. So I'm not totally without.. It's plenty bright enough and I got a decent calibration with it and my Radiance Mini.

I don't expect things to go quickly. With Christmas and New Years right around the corner it will delay things a bit.

You and me in the same boat, sort of... my bulb exploded and don't think I will have the moolah for a new one for at least a couple months.
Thank goodness I do still have my old Epson 720p pj that I can use in the meantime.
The wife nagged me to sell it so many times, but I'm glad I kept it thinking I might just need it just in case.
The overall PQ on it is actually very good, not as good as 1080p but very close.
It's also an lcd and VERY lacking in black level and shadow detail compared to the RS40, but it's better than nothing.
post #9874 of 9972
Suddenly I have a fan noise issue with my otherwise perfectly performing X3. Just noticed a 'whirry' 'whiney' high pitched sound interlaced with both typical low lamp and high lamp fan noise. Low level but audible. Sounds to me like fan(s) may be failing. Anyone have anything like this? Are fans user accessible in a way that I could squirt some lubricant on them? Can't tell which side of projector housing it's coming from. Where are the fans? How many are there?

Now I want to upgrade but projector picture is perfect! And I just put in new lamp.

Also - separate issue - there is now also a click-click-click sound when motorized shutter opens or closes.

Thank you for any help.
post #9875 of 9972
Sounds like dust in the ball bearings. Did you maintain the air filter? The fans should still operate for a long time or just replace if the noise bothers you. I replaced all the fans in my computer only because the high pitch noise drove me crazy for about a year not because they failed.

As far as the click click click mine sounds the same and its only 2 weeks old.
post #9876 of 9972
After 3 years, my RS40 has developed a bad problem with what seems to be either the HDMI input or just a processing board, I don't know. the picture will freeze into a purple and green mess.
I began showing signs of this a year ago, but it would almost never happen, and when it did it went away almost instantly.
I sent it in for work (the 3D went out) while still under warranty and mentioned this, but they seemingly did nothing to address it as it recurred a month or so later after getting it back.
Still, it was a minor annoyance so I let it go. My bad.

Now it's a real issue, and I don't know what to do. I have an Epson 5020 I got for 3D (it's great for that), but I still prefer the D-iLA image for 2D. Also this unit has great alignment and gray uniformity (I watch a lot of black and white).
Is it worth getting fixed, or should I bite the bullet and get a re-furb newer unit? I see JVC has switched service providers since I sent it to Projector Doctor a year ago.

Any opinions?

S A M 33
post #9877 of 9972
Sounds like the processor board. Good luck.
post #9878 of 9972
I may be wrong but I believe projector dr just changed names to mendtronix
post #9879 of 9972
I have dalite high power screen and RS 40 projector with JVC IR emitter. I am about to buy the following glasses for 3d

http://www.amazon.com/X105-IR-X1-Rechargeable-Infrared-Multibrand-Glasses/dp/B00BFO4XTO


Appreciate for any feedback if anyone using.
post #9880 of 9972
I have the xpand 103 and they work perfect with this pj.

Ian B
post #9881 of 9972
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Originally Posted by S A M 33 View Post

After 3 years, my RS40 has developed a bad problem with what seems to be either the HDMI input or just a processing board, I don't know. the picture will freeze into a purple and green mess.
I began showing signs of this a year ago, but it would almost never happen, and when it did it went away almost instantly.
I sent it in for work (the 3D went out) while still under warranty and mentioned this, but they seemingly did nothing to address it as it recurred a month or so later after getting it back.
Still, it was a minor annoyance so I let it go. My bad.

Now it's a real issue, and I don't know what to do. I have an Epson 5020 I got for 3D (it's great for that), but I still prefer the D-iLA image for 2D. Also this unit has great alignment and gray uniformity (I watch a lot of black and white).
Is it worth getting fixed, or should I bite the bullet and get a re-furb newer unit? I see JVC has switched service providers since I sent it to Projector Doctor a year ago.

Any opinions?

S A M 33

Consumers "vote" with their dollars. Don't vote for JVC again. I love the picture my JVC throws, and I got a "B" stock unit, so dollar-wise, I'm still ahead of the curve. However, I've learned to give Sony a long look next time.
post #9882 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Crescent View Post

Consumers "vote" with their dollars. Don't vote for JVC again. I love the picture my JVC throws, and I got a "B" stock unit, so dollar-wise, I'm still ahead of the curve. However, I've learned to give Sony a long look next time.

I agree.
post #9883 of 9972
Thanks all -
Guess I'll investigate the possible cost of repair at least, and if it's too dear I'll live with the Epson and start the look for the next one eventually.

S A M 33
post #9884 of 9972
Guys having an issue with my RS40. On changing inputs via a Denon 4520 the projector is locking-up, completely non-responsive and the output is black. The only way to get out of it is to pull the AC out and wait 30 seconds.

When switching I'm going from a HTPC 1080/60p to DirecTV 1080/60i or a Dune 1080/24p....any ideas? I've tried both HDMI inputs, same deal.

Also a few months ago my front IR receiver died.

Wondering if any of this is known issue?

Cheers and Happy New Year!!
post #9885 of 9972
just got new lamp and ready to install, my projector still in the old firmware, can I do the update using Windows 7 or it's mandatory to use XP or Vista?
post #9886 of 9972
Windows 7 works, but it has to be the 32-bit version.
post #9887 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Dave Vaughn View Post

Windows 7 works, but it has to be the 32-bit version.

thanks, too bad I have both windows 7 & 8 running in 64-bit frown.giffrown.gif I installed the uploader in both, need to think of something else now.
post #9888 of 9972
Ok, I installed the new lamp, without doing recalibration I measured the light input and it's surpassingly lower than my previous lamp reading at 461hr (186LUX)! it's now reading 145LUX in just 2hr.
am I missing something? below is my calibration and old reading.
p.s. the old lamp is 02 while the new one is 03
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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
post #9889 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Chris Albert View Post

Guys having an issue with my RS40. On changing inputs via a Denon 4520 the projector is locking-up, completely non-responsive and the output is black. The only way to get out of it is to pull the AC out and wait 30 seconds.

When switching I'm going from a HTPC 1080/60p to DirecTV 1080/60i or a Dune 1080/24p....any ideas? I've tried both HDMI inputs, same deal.

Also a few months ago my front IR receiver died.

Wondering if any of this is known issue?

Cheers and Happy New Year!!

Update firmware on both the Denon and the JVC. Buy external IR receiver, plug it in. Yes it is known.

Or Try switching the source before powering up the PJ.
post #9890 of 9972
If anyone needs an external JVC IR remote control receiver, please send me a private message. I have a new spare one for sale. Includes 50ft cable that plugs in the back of the projector.
post #9891 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Wizziwig View Post

If anyone needs an external JVC IR remote control receiver, please send me a private message. I have a new spare one for sale. Includes 50ft cable that plugs in the back of the projector.
PM sent
post #9892 of 9972
can anybody have link for latest version of software to download to upgrade?
post #9893 of 9972
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Originally Posted by sukumar View Post

can anybody have link for latest version of software to download to upgrade?

you can get the latest one from JVC website:
http://support.jvc.com/consumer/custrel/index.jsp
post #9894 of 9972
Gents just a quick FYI here:

After 1 year, 2 months with 650 hours my RS40 has had its front IR and the main board (part # PC0106304U9) replaced under warranty.

The front IR was dead and the PJ would freeze up and lose image when changing sources (and frame rates) on my AVR.

This is a b-stock unit from AV Science, Mike was great making sure they honored the 2 year warranty (Mendtronix the Co JVC contract their repairs out to were told by JVC that my unit only had a 1 year warranty and Mike sorted that out in a day)

JVC if you're out there...I've owned a HX2, HD2K, RS2 and this RS40. I love the images, but with every projector except the HD2K there have been major issues in the first year of ownership. Just hope your quality control and reliability is getting better.

Cheers.
post #9895 of 9972
Sold mine here in the classifieds this week and on its way to the new owner. Looking now for an Sony ES55 from a vendor who has it in stock.

Ian B
post #9896 of 9972
If the 55's do like the 50's did last year, it was months before we had any in stock. People kept ordering them, filling up the incoming order of projectors. The fastest way to get one of the 50's last year was to order and wait. So far the 55's are selling like the 50's did last year. We had a shipment that came in today and one Wednesday of this week. We usually have two or three standing orders for these into Sony.
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post #9897 of 9972
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Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5 View Post

If the 55's do like the 50's did last year, it was months before we had any in stock. People kept ordering them, filling up the incoming order of projectors. The fastest way to get one of the 50's last year was to order and wait. So far the 55's are selling like the 50's did last year. We had a shipment that came in today and one Wednesday of this week. We usually have two or three standing orders for these into Sony.

Are all of the ones that came in today spoken for or already gone?

Tia,

Ian B
post #9898 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Mr Ian B View Post

Are all of the ones that came in today spoken for or already gone?

Tia,

Ian B

Yes, spoken for and on their way to the owners.
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post #9899 of 9972
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Originally Posted by Chris Albert View Post

Gents just a quick FYI here:

After 1 year, 2 months with 650 hours my RS40 has had its front IR and the main board (part # PC0106304U9) replaced under warranty.

The front IR was dead and the PJ would freeze up and lose image when changing sources (and frame rates) on my AVR.

This is a b-stock unit from AV Science, Mike was great making sure they honored the 2 year warranty (Mendtronix the Co JVC contract their repairs out to were told by JVC that my unit only had a 1 year warranty and Mike sorted that out in a day)

JVC if you're out there...I've owned a HX2, HD2K, RS2 and this RS40. I love the images, but with every projector except the HD2K there have been major issues in the first year of ownership. Just hope your quality control and reliability is getting better.

Cheers.

I spoke to what appeared to be an upper management guy from NJ headquarters at the JVC booth at CES. I talked to him about the on-going problems with the RS40's and suggested that they do something like a recall for system boards, bulbs, and perhaps power supplies so that JVC's image could be improved in the AV community. Naturally, he said that there was only a small number of problem units and that they didn't feel it was necessary to do any more than they had. When I told him that this string had close to 10,000 posts and that most of them were about these problems he certainly was taken aback. My suggestion that the goodwill generated by this recall could do wonders for their image he, of course, was not too interested. I wish I was a retired attorney who had nothing but time on my hands.
post #9900 of 9972
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Originally Posted by JackB View Post

I spoke to what appeared to be an upper management guy from NJ headquarters at the JVC booth at CES. I talked to him about the on-going problems with the RS40's and suggested that they do something like a recall for system boards, bulbs, and perhaps power supplies so that JVC's image could be improved in the AV community. Naturally, he said that there was only a small number of problem units and that they didn't feel it was necessary to do any more than they had. When I told him that this string had close to 10,000 posts and that most of them were about these problems he certainly was taken aback. My suggestion that the goodwill generated by this recall could do wonders for their image he, of course, was not too interested. I wish I was a retired attorney who had nothing but time on my hands.

Seems like it may be time to look at Sony, if not that then and extended warranty with any JVC projector. I wonder if the Sony's are any better in terms of reliability?
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