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post #3811 of 4435
So I am in a dilemma, I have a line on a rs45 at a great price, but I am only half way through my build, eta of finished build maybe spring 2013. Should I jump on the good deal or wait to see if something better comes out?
post #3812 of 4435
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Originally Posted by cdika17 View Post

So I am in a dilemma, I have a line on a rs45 at a great price, but I am only half way through my build, eta of finished build maybe spring 2013. Should I jump on the good deal or wait to see if something better comes out?

I'd wait. There is a chance they could improve on the 3D in the new models and there are always deals out there to be had..
post #3813 of 4435
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Originally Posted by cdika17 View Post

So I am in a dilemma, I have a line on a rs45 at a great price, but I am only half way through my build, eta of finished build maybe spring 2013. Should I jump on the good deal or wait to see if something better comes out?

I'm also about half way through my theater room build, with completion about 4-5 months away. I'm going to wait until the new models are released and there are at least a few reviews out. I'm not holding my breath for any major improvements on the new models, but I am hoping on at least some kind of improvement in 3D performance, as well as a little push in the contrast and brightness areas.
post #3814 of 4435
10-4 rubber ducks, all I needed to know. It's always good to wait till near completion when buying equipment I've found, never know what could be upgraded and how long completion actually takes!
post #3815 of 4435
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Originally Posted by Joesyah View Post

Watched "The Avengers" on the RS45 last night..the movie looks amazing on this projector!

WOW!!! I just watched The Avengers on the RS45 in 3D.
First of all, what a great movie and it's really funny!
There's some really nice scenes.
3D effect is alright.
Ghosting is there (@#$%^!^)
Contrast is simply amazing with this projector!

Oh ya...watch till the end credits are over...there's a secret scene.
post #3816 of 4435
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Originally Posted by Fatshaft View Post

WOW!!! I just watched The Avengers on the RS45 in 3D.
First of all, what a great movie and it's really funny!
There's some really nice scenes.
3D effect is alright.
Ghosting is there (@#$%^!^)
Contrast is simply amazing with this projector!
Oh ya...watch till the end credits are over...there's a secret scene.

I saw it too. I didn't see it at the theater because I refuse to pay to see bad 3D. Didn't see it on a JVC projector but on my Benq W7000. The last fighting seen was amazing. About an hour of non stop fighting and action. Ghost free on my w7000. Plus, 3d makes my screen always look 50% bigger than it does in 2D
post #3817 of 4435
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Oh ya...watch till the end credits are over...there's a secret scene.

(almost) all of the Marvel movies have a secret scene in them at the end of the credits, or in the middle, but usually at the end. If you haven't seen them, go back and watch. They usually just elude to the "next" movie in the franchise, but are neat nonetheless...
post #3818 of 4435
What's everyone using to protect your jvc's? I plan to powerbridge to my rack then plug into some sort of ups and then into its own dedicated 15amp circuit. 
post #3819 of 4435
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Originally Posted by cdika17 View Post

What's everyone using to protect your jvc's? I plan to powerbridge to my rack then plug into some sort of ups and then into its own dedicated 15amp circuit. 

I use a APC UPS unit http://www.amazon.com/APC-BR1000G-Back-UPS-Uninterruptible-Supply/dp/B0038ZTZ3W/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1346105476&sr=8-6&keywords=apc+ups
post #3820 of 4435

Into the battery backup plug?
post #3821 of 4435
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Originally Posted by phisch View Post

I'm also about half way through my theater room build, with completion about 4-5 months away. I'm going to wait until the new models are released and there are at least a few reviews out. I'm not holding my breath for any major improvements on the new models, but I am hoping on at least some kind of improvement in 3D performance, as well as a little push in the contrast and brightness areas.

I would wait for the next generation. Moving to RF for the 3-D would be enough for me. When the room is flooded with IR, not many of my remotes can penetrate.
post #3822 of 4435
New rs45 projector set up (new as in finally done with set up). Seymour 125” screen. smile.gif

http://www.blu-ray.com/community/gallery.php?member=Reference_head
post #3823 of 4435
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Originally Posted by Reference_head View Post

New rs45 projector set up (new as in finally done with set up). Seymour 125” screen. smile.gif
http://www.blu-ray.com/community/gallery.php?member=Reference_head
I just got a chuckle from your link... The second to last photo with the lights on and the screen down. Look at the poster on the wall for Megamind...

It also relates to your screen...

"It's big for a reason"

So true isn't it?

Congrats on your setup.

Be aware that your picture brightness will fade quickly at that large of a screen. Not sure if you have 2.4:1 or 2.35:1 but that width is reallt close to my 138" 1.76:1 (thus the projector has to send about the same image for wide material to your screen as it does to mine. After about 300 hours, I am noticing a dimmer image. I've recently spent many "fun filled hours" doing my first, and second calibration (first to learn, and second to do it again to make sure it was correct) and I still wish the image had the "pop" that it did when it was new. Since I have a fixed screen wall, I can just add masking panels to frame down the image if I need too, but with a powered screen, that won't be as easy.

Darn this AT stuff. It is awesome, but I wish we could get a higher gain. Seymour has about the highest gain, at least in spec on their website, which is why I went with them too.

Good luck.
post #3824 of 4435
It's that time again to sell my JVC 45. can you guys tell me what a good asking price for a 45 with 80 hours on it?
post #3825 of 4435
Begs the question: Why?
post #3826 of 4435
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Originally Posted by Willie View Post

Begs the question: Why?

+1
post #3827 of 4435
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Originally Posted by Willie View Post

Begs the question: Why?

Makes sense if you got in on the pre-order price and can max your sale right now before all the new models hit..........you loose the least amount of $$$ selling every year if you do it right, that is why. The other nice benefit is you stay current as far as the technology progress goes. I sold my RS40 last year and moved up to a RS45 for next to nothing. IF there is something good this year from JVC or somebody else that will work for me, my RS45 will get sold as well.
post #3828 of 4435
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post

Makes sense if you got in on the pre-order price and can max your sale right now before all the new models hit..........you loose the least amount of $$$ selling every year if you do it right, that is why. The other nice benefit is you stay current as far as the technology progress goes. I sold my RS40 last year and moved up to a RS45 for next to nothing. IF there is something good this year from JVC or somebody else that will work for me, my RS45 will get sold as well.

Projectors always have issues when first released so I am more of the watch and see type of guy. Read all the reviews, demo if possible, wait for the manufacture to fix the issues then make the purchase. If I lose an additional 20% or so I am fine with that. Less headaches the better. biggrin.gif
post #3829 of 4435
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Originally Posted by dolphinc View Post

Projectors always have issues when first released so I am more of the watch and see type of guy. Read all the reviews, demo if possible, wait for the manufacture to fix the issues then make the purchase. If I lose an additional 20% or so I am fine with that. Less headaches the better. biggrin.gif

I can certainly understand that line of thinking as well. wink.gif Good and bad no matter which way you go as with anything.
post #3830 of 4435
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post

I can certainly understand that line of thinking as well. wink.gif Good and bad no matter which way you go as with anything.

I just bought my first JVC less than a month ago and I am just blown away at the image. My plan is to keep it for at least 2 years then get a higher end JVC. I have read for years owners gushing about their JVC projectors and now I know why. Very happy camper right now. smile.gif
post #3831 of 4435
So what was the "magic time window" last year for those selling their RS40 to jump to an RS45 (or greater)? When new model specs are announced? After CEDIA? I am on the fence. I really like the RS45, but throwing it on a large 138" 1.2 gain AT screen, even in a light controlled room, is hard. It does it, but I would love to see some more brightness out of it. While 3D isn't a big deal for me, if some of the 3D issues could be resolved, I'd buy JVC again...
post #3832 of 4435
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Originally Posted by dolphinc View Post

I just bought my first JVC less than a month ago and I am just blown away at the image. My plan is to keep it for at least 2 years then get a higher end JVC. I have read for years owners gushing about their JVC projectors and now I know why. Very happy camper right now. smile.gif

I hear ya! smile.gif I am on my 3rd JVC and I absolutely love them for 2d movies. Looking for a better 3d/gaming projector, but for movies the JVC is hard to beat.
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Originally Posted by nickbuol View Post

So what was the "magic time window" last year for those selling their RS40 to jump to an RS45 (or greater)? When new model specs are announced? After CEDIA? I am on the fence. I really like the RS45, but throwing it on a large 138" 1.2 gain AT screen, even in a light controlled room, is hard. It does it, but I would love to see some more brightness out of it. While 3D isn't a big deal for me, if some of the 3D issues could be resolved, I'd buy JVC again...

As far as maxing your profit, before Cedia would be ideal. Once the new models get announced and especially released, there seems to be a wave (to some degree) of previous models that go up for sale and it is harder to get as much. If you are serious about selling, I would do it ASAP. Of course if you dont have a 2nd projector to use as backup, you might want to wait so you dont have to go without for the next few months (if you plan on another JVC which will most likely release end of Nov/Dec).

I am going to wait until the Cedia announcements to see if there is even anything that excites me enough to sell my RS45. Right now I am leaning toward just keeping the RS45 for another year as my 2d movie projector and adding a BenQ 7000 for 3d/gaming (or a different DLP depending on what gets announced at Cedia).
Edited by Toe - 8/29/12 at 5:08pm
post #3833 of 4435
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Originally Posted by cdika17 View Post

What's everyone using to protect your jvc's? I plan to powerbridge to my rack then plug into some sort of ups and then into its own dedicated 15amp circuit. 

Furman AC-210

post #3834 of 4435
I sell every year early so it does not hurt too bad. I like the idea of being current and a new bulb.
post #3835 of 4435
Maybe these new bulbless projectors will be nice that are coming out?
post #3836 of 4435
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Originally Posted by Reference_head View Post

Maybe these new bulbless projectors will be nice that are coming out?

Like what?
post #3837 of 4435
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Originally Posted by nickbuol View Post

I just got a chuckle from your link... The second to last photo with the lights on and the screen down. Look at the poster on the wall for Megamind...
It also relates to your screen...
"It's big for a reason"
So true isn't it?
Congrats on your setup.
Be aware that your picture brightness will fade quickly at that large of a screen. Not sure if you have 2.4:1 or 2.35:1 but that width is reallt close to my 138" 1.76:1 (thus the projector has to send about the same image for wide material to your screen as it does to mine. After about 300 hours, I am noticing a dimmer image. I've recently spent many "fun filled hours" doing my first, and second calibration (first to learn, and second to do it again to make sure it was correct) and I still wish the image had the "pop" that it did when it was new. Since I have a fixed screen wall, I can just add masking panels to frame down the image if I need too, but with a powered screen, that won't be as easy.
Darn this AT stuff. It is awesome, but I wish we could get a higher gain. Seymour has about the highest gain, at least in spec on their website, which is why I went with them too.
Good luck.

I showed my gf your post and she got a good chuckle as well. I never put that together tell I read your post (not sure if you posted on my gallery too?). That is funny and so true. biggrin.gif
I only have 85hours on it so far so we shall see. I use my tv (70” sharp) for normal watching so hopefully I don’t lose too much pop to soon.
post #3838 of 4435
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Originally Posted by fleaman View Post

Like what?
Panasonic has a new one coming out next year? Not sure on date and model but I read about it a few months ago when I was in the market for a projector. Something like 10,000 hrs not sure.
post #3839 of 4435
Yes, I posted it in the gallery too. smile.gif
post #3840 of 4435
Anyone using an A-lens w/slide with their X30? I plan to make a DIY slide, but figured that it need to be very wide to get the lens clear of the air exhaust? How much clearence is necessary in front of the exhaust? My plan was to use the guts from a scanner. Alternatively I have to make a lift, but that would be more complicate.

Gunnar
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