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post #3781 of 4435
Thanks, coderguy, I've already gone thru a process of elimination and am going to send it in. I was interested to know if other owners of this model have had the same problem. Also, I'm concerned about sending it in and the condition of the unit when it returns via UPS.
post #3782 of 4435
need a screen recommendation for a 27' x 22' room to use with the RS45, the walls have been painted on a matte dark grey color and the carpet is also dark grey, there is only one window (huge one) that will be facing directly into the projector screen 27' away.

i will be using light blocking curtains but at times i might have them partially open.

Primarily it will be use to watch movies using an oppo bdp93, and ocasionally directv and sports via directv

budget is up to 1500

thanks for any suugestions
post #3783 of 4435
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Originally Posted by neonflx View Post

need a screen recommendation for a 27' x 22' room to use with the RS45, the walls have been painted on a matte dark grey color and the carpet is also dark grey, there is only one window (huge one) that will be facing directly into the projector screen 27' away.
i will be using light blocking curtains but at times i might have them partially open.
Primarily it will be use to watch movies using an oppo bdp93, and ocasionally directv and sports via directv
budget is up to 1500
thanks for any suugestions

What is your viewing distance and do you have a size in mind?
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post #3784 of 4435
about 10-12 feet viewing distance 100" but I would like to see if I can get away with using a 110"

thanks
post #3785 of 4435
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about 10-12 feet viewing distance 100" but I would like to see if I can get away with using a 110"
thanks

For a room with some ambient light, a gray screen, as long as it is not too low of a gain number, would work for you. For your budget a Stewart Cima Tiburon 0.92 gain would work well in 110" size. This is a nice smooth material. With a 14' throw you would get close to 18 Foot Lamberts in low lamp best image mode. If you would like to learn more, give us a call.
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post #3786 of 4435
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Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5 View Post

For a room with some ambient light, a gray screen, as long as it is not too low of a gain number, would work for you. For your budget a Stewart Cima Tiburon 0.92 gain would work well in 110" size. This is a nice smooth material. With a 14' throw you would get close to 18 Foot Lamberts in low lamp best image mode. If you would like to learn more, give us a call.

Hi Mike, what's the difference between the Cima Tiburon and say the Studiotek besides gain factor? I understand its more affordable but by what approx. percentage?
post #3787 of 4435
AVS doesn't usually discuss specific pricing in the forums due to policies and some MFR restrictions and what not. You'll have to call them when asking such specific questions.
post #3788 of 4435
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Originally Posted by coderguy View Post

AVS doesn't usually discuss specific pricing in the forums due to policies and some MFR restrictions and what not. You'll have to call them when asking such specific questions.

Fully understood and appreciate the not-to-discuss pricing policy, but my question was on the percentage difference, e..g, 10%, 20%, so that is not exactly dollars and cents per say. tongue.gif
post #3789 of 4435
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Hi Mike, what's the difference between the Cima Tiburon and say the Studiotek besides gain factor? I understand its more affordable but by what approx. percentage?

The regular Stewart line is custom built to what ever size you want. The new Cima line only comes in the following fixed sizes:

16:9 aspect ratio (diagonal)
92"
100"
110"
123"
135"

16:10 aspect ratio (diagonal)
94"
109"
113"
130"
137"

There are only two fabrics, 1.1 gain white and 0.92 gain gray. Also the optical qualities are built into the fabric rather than applied coatings. These changes allow Stewart to save in manufacturing and the screen prices reflect that. If you would like to know more, please contact us. Around 30% to 35% difference.
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post #3790 of 4435
Thanks a lot Mike, that's all for now.
post #3791 of 4435
Dear Coderguy,
I have been testing my friend's Mits DLP projector for about a week. So bad that my seriou Rainbow effect stop me by using it. Although the effect did not shown on 3D viewing. The Mits glasses really a pain to wear them. I have just barely finished an one hour programme - The IMAX space station. However my wife could not stand it and she has given up after 15 min..mad.gif. Besides that, Mits is bright enough for viewing 3D. I have read more threads and comparing the RS45 vs the Sony HW 30. I have got two lowest quote from two different dealer. 3,700.00 for the RS45 without the Glasses+Emitter. 3,310.00 for the HW30 with two pair of glasses+Emitter. What will be your choice? Many thanks.
post #3792 of 4435
I think you should call Mike over at AVS I know he can beat those prices
post #3793 of 4435
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Dear Coderguy,
I have been testing my friend's Mits DLP projector for about a week. So bad that my seriou Rainbow effect stop me by using it. Although the effect did not shown on 3D viewing. The Mits glasses really a pain to wear them. I have just barely finished an one hour programme - The IMAX space station. However my wife could not stand it and she has given up after 15 min..mad.gif. Besides that, Mits is bright enough for viewing 3D. I have read more threads and comparing the RS45 vs the Sony HW 30. I have got two lowest quote from two different dealer. 3,700.00 for the RS45 without the Glasses+Emitter. 3,310.00 for the HW30 with two pair of glasses+Emitter. What will be your choice? Many thanks.

There is a shootout thread in the forums comparing them. Basically:

Sony hw30 = cleaner and less ghosty 3D.
JVC = Darker blacks and slightly sharper
Sony = Better color OOTB and easier to calibrate
Brightness = Almost the same
Lamps = Sony has fewer lamp issues and lamps should last longer.

If I were watching any 3D, I'd probably choose the Sony hw30.
Edited by coderguy - 8/22/12 at 12:28pm
post #3794 of 4435
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Originally Posted by Ron Jones View Post

Not much other than there will be a new model in the line up that fits between the successor to the X30 and X70 in the consumer line and between the RS45 and RS55 in the pro line. The new model is said to include eShift thus bringing that feature into a lower price range. Also the IR 3D glasses are being replaced with rf models. We probably won't know much else until the IFA show (German end of Aug.) and CEDIA (USA starting Aug. 6). The specifics and prices for USA should be announced at the JVC press event scheduled for Thurs. morning (Aug. 6th) at CEDIA. I hope to report the JVC news on my projectorreviews.com blog sometime later that morning.

Ron,
You mean Sept 5th/6th as far as US CEDIA date? right? hopefully the news will be of many more improvements rarther than minimal line up changes. The RF versus IR switch for 3D glasses won't make ghosting any better or worse as far as I know.
post #3795 of 4435
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Originally Posted by coderguy View Post

There is a shootout thread in the forums comparing them. Basically:
Sony hw30 = cleaner and less ghosty 3D.
JVC = Darker blacks and slightly sharper
Sony = Better color OOTB and easier to calibrate
Brightness = Almost the same
Lamps = Sony has fewer lamp issues and lamps should last longer.
If I were watching any 3D, I'd probably choose the Sony hw30.

Dear Coderguy,
Thanks for your advice. You're the man.biggrin.gif
post #3796 of 4435
If you want a JVC45 then you really should call Mike at AVS. I just spoke with him on Monday and he has THE deal,on the JVC. Really nice guy, zero pressure.
post #3797 of 4435
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If you want a JVC45 then you really should call Mike at AVS. I just spoke with him on Monday and he has THE deal,on the JVC. Really nice guy, zero pressure.

+1

Mike was outstanding to work with. I must have bugged him half a dozen times about pre-ordering my RS45 last year, and there was never any pressure.

Great deal too. cool.gif
post #3798 of 4435
Great thanks for the advice.
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Regarding the Darbee Darblet,

Like many of you, I was intrigued by the talk of Dr. Darbee's "Darblet" and what it can do for a projector like the RS45. Thanks to Mike at AVS I received mine about a month ago (with the most recent firmware update). To borrow the line from Spinal Tap, the focus on my RS45 now goes up to '11'. It improves the picture on both SD and HD material, but the better the original source, the more improvement you'll notice. A lot of folks on this thread and on the dedicated thread in the "Processors" forum have written that they are setting their Darblet at between 40-50 on the HD menu. It was, then, very surprising to read Gary Reber's review in WSR in which he states that he set it at 70. Knowing how particular Reber is, I tried his settings and like it. Particularly on prime source material you can push the Darblet without inducing any noticeable artifacts. For $250-$280 this is really a bargain device. Anyone with an RS45 should consider it.

Currently my RS45 is throwing a bright, sharp image onto a 110" (16x9) Vutec Bright White screen (1.3 gain). The room is light controlled, and we sit about 9' from the screen. Our viewing is strictly 2D material, mostly Blu-Ray, but also SD-DVD, DirecTV HD, and some streaming via a Roku. Obviously the SD-DVD and the streaming video are the poorest in quality, but even they are helped by the Darblet.\
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Good Viewing,
John G
post #3800 of 4435
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Regarding the Darbee Darblet,
Like many of you, I was intrigued by the talk of Dr. Darbee's "Darblet" and what it can do for a projector like the RS45. Thanks to Mike at AVS I received mine about a month ago (with the most recent firmware update). To borrow the line from Spinal Tap, the focus on my RS45 now goes up to '11'. It improves the picture on both SD and HD material, but the better the original source, the more improvement you'll notice. A lot of folks on this thread and on the dedicated thread in the "Processors" forum have written that they are setting their Darblet at between 40-50 on the HD menu. It was, then, very surprising to read Gary Reber's review in WSR in which he states that he set it at 70. Knowing how particular Reber is, I tried his settings and like it. Particularly on prime source material you can push the Darblet without inducing any noticeable artifacts. For $250-$280 this is really a bargain device. Anyone with an RS45 should consider it.
Currently my RS45 is throwing a bright, sharp image onto a 110" (16x9) Vutec Bright White screen (1.3 gain). The room is light controlled, and we sit about 9' from the screen. Our viewing is strictly 2D material, mostly Blu-Ray, but also SD-DVD, DirecTV HD, and some streaming via a Roku. Obviously the SD-DVD and the streaming video are the poorest in quality, but even they are helped by the Darblet.\
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Good Viewing,
John G

You're killing me!

I've been stalling on getting the Darblet since it first came out. There is an estimated $30 price increase coming mid-September, and AVS will have them back in stock in a day or so. Trying to hard to resist due to an unforseen $450 expense that pretty much wiped out my slowly building "fun fund" with the massive crash of my (only) PC. Normally I would have a little more in that fund, but I am coming off of an overbudget whole basement (including theater) finish, so it is taking a while...
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You're killing me!
I've been stalling on getting the Darblet since it first came out. There is an estimated $30 price increase coming mid-September, and AVS will have them back in stock in a day or so. Trying to hard to resist due to an unforseen $450 expense that pretty much wiped out my slowly building "fun fund" with the massive crash of my (only) PC. Normally I would have a little more in that fund, but I am coming off of an overbudget whole basement (including theater) finish, so it is taking a while...

It is one of those purchases that you don't mind making as soon as you see the product in action. Get one, you won't regret it.
post #3802 of 4435
I just got the RS45 today. I changed from an Epson 5010. I love the JVC. My unit has softare 25.051. There is a new software version out. Should I go ahead and install it? The unit seems perfect to me. Do I need to connect an ethernet cord to my router or can I connect an ethernet cord to my laptop to install the software update? Thanks for the help.
post #3803 of 4435
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I just got the RS45 today. I changed from an Epson 5010. I love the JVC. My unit has softare 25.051. There is a new software version out. Should I go ahead and install it? The unit seems perfect to me. Do I need to connect an ethernet cord to my router or can I connect an ethernet cord to my laptop to install the software update? Thanks for the help.

My opinion on updates. If it is not broke don't try to fix it. Now if the update adds a feature that you want or need then do so. I am using my RS45 with the same software you have and I see no reason to update it.
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post #3804 of 4435
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Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5 View Post

My opinion on updates. If it is not broke don't try to fix it. Now if the update adds a feature that you want or need then do so. I am using my RS45 with the same software you have and I see no reason to update it.

Thank you.. I appreciate the advice. I will hold off on installing the new software update.
post #3805 of 4435
Do any of you guys put the lens cap on all the time when your projector is not in use since it doesn't have the lens cover like the RS55/X70, RS65/X90?
post #3806 of 4435
Yep, I miss the auto lens cover from the rs40!
post #3807 of 4435
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Originally Posted by jslaw81 View Post

Do any of you guys put the lens cap on all the time when your projector is not in use since it doesn't have the lens cover like the RS55/X70, RS65/X90?

I don't use the cover at all, doesn't make an ounce of difference really. Once a month I wipe the lens with lens cleaner if it appears dusty. Watched "The Avengers" on the RS45 last night..the movie looks amazing on this projector!
I also use the original software installed. No need to install unless you're missing something.
post #3808 of 4435
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Originally Posted by mapaz1 View Post

My dla-x30 is intermittantly freezing and locking up. So far it recovers when I pull the plug. Just before this occurs, there is some vertical jitter in the picture and thin white lines appear in the outline of the scene. Please HELP.mad.gif

Mine did the same thing about 6 months ago. JVC replaced a motherboard causing the issue. It has worked perfectly since then. Turn around time was less than two weeks, most of that was transport time since I'm on the East coast.
post #3809 of 4435
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Originally Posted by Joesyah View Post

I don't use the cover at all, doesn't make an ounce of difference really. Once a month I wipe the lens with lens cleaner if it appears dusty. Watched "The Avengers" on the RS45 last night..the movie looks amazing on this projector!
I also use the original software installed. No need to install unless you're missing something.

How'd you get the Avengers so early? wink.gif
post #3810 of 4435
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How'd you get the Avengers so early? wink.gif

LOL..there's always a way if you want it bad enough.smile.gif
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