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post #3871 of 4435
Interesting.. Did you get a B stock? let us know what you think of it
post #3872 of 4435
I went with a brand new one, I will post my results together with room pics once all done.
post #3873 of 4435
Nice cant wait to see.. Did you not want to wait for the new models?
post #3874 of 4435
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Originally Posted by Holiday121 View Post

Nice cant wait to see.. Did you not want to wait for the new models?


Well I considered a few other models and the new Panny 8000u but there was something that returned me to the JVC which I've been researching for the past two months.

Arrives tomorrow but won't get mounted for at least another two weeks or so.

Good times! biggrin.gif
post #3875 of 4435
Looks like I probably will be in the same situation. When I receive mine later this year. I still need a screen and not sure which I want yet. So maybe I will have to mount and do the samples test
post #3876 of 4435
Does anyone use a JVC projector with a 200in or larger screen? Mine fills my 147in screen nicely, however in the next few years I will finally get to build a theater room from the ground up. With 4k now coming out in the newer models(upscaled or not), I am considering designing the room for a 200in hi power screen. Do JVCs output enough to produce a satisfying image at that size?
post #3877 of 4435
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Originally Posted by plissken99 View Post

Does anyone use a JVC projector with a 200in or larger screen? Mine fills my 147in screen nicely, however in the next few years I will finally get to build a theater room from the ground up. With 4k now coming out in the newer models(upscaled or not), I am considering designing the room for a 200in hi power screen. Do JVCs output enough to produce a satisfying image at that size?

Yep, it will work.
post #3878 of 4435
Watched Prometheus and Dark Shadows on the JVC this week. These are two movies that deserve the best on/off contrast a display can muster. The RS45 will not disappoint! Both movies look stellar on the RS45, showing great depth in the darkest of scenes without the muddiness seen at the local theaters.
post #3879 of 4435
I wanted to see Prometheus, how did you get Prometheus, isn't that not out yet?
post #3880 of 4435
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Originally Posted by coderguy View Post

I wanted to see Prometheus, how did you get Prometheus, isn't that not out yet?

It's not out in the U.S., but it has been released overseas. wink.gif
post #3881 of 4435
Ahh, you are a funny guy.
One of those interstellar imports from the former planet previously known as Pluto.
post #3882 of 4435
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Originally Posted by coderguy View Post

Ahh, you are a funny guy.
One of those interstellar imports from the former planet previously known as Pluto.

LMAO..you got it!
post #3883 of 4435
Interestingly Avengers BD was officially released in our city August 29.
post #3884 of 4435
technical questions about the FI on the RS45:

Does it do anything when I run 60fps material? I use a HTPC that does Frame Interpolation with a program called SVP Smooth Video Project so my content that s feed into my RS45 is already 23.976=>60fps. So I want to know what the JVC does when I enable FI.
post #3885 of 4435
You can turn it on or off in all modes. It doesn't automatically come on. If you are running something in the HTPC, that is a pre-processing algorithm, so my thought is that it is coming to the projector at 60hz and therefore JVC will just double it to 120hz (this is NOT FI, this is a pulldown mode). The doubling of the frames might be slightly noticeable in increasing the HTPC FI effect even when the JVC FI is OFF (but I have no idea if that were true).

If you turn on FI on the JVC while also having FI on the HTPC, yes that will most likely produce some weird results (double FI). I would imagine artifact city, but I also would imagine that would happen on any projector, not just a JVC.
post #3886 of 4435
Does the RS45 have similar bulb issues as the RS40 has?
post #3887 of 4435
Recent X30 where delivered with a new Firmware version.

Measurements show colorspace was optimized.

Last official version was:

Januar 2012:
Maintmenu: 201112161
Submenu: 2011.12.9.1-0
Switcher: 2011.10.20.1
DD: 0B100B
Driver 1: 600A
Driver 2: 7070

Recent unit came with:

Septemer 2012:
Mainmenu: 201205081
Submenu: 2012.3.9.1-O
Switcher: 2012.1.10.1
DD: 0C090B
Driver 1: 600A
Driver 2: 7070

Anyone heard of JVC releasing this new firmware also for the old X30s ?
post #3888 of 4435
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Originally Posted by Dizzyboy View Post

Does the RS45 have similar bulb issues as the RS40 has?

As I understand it yes, though the later V3 lamp might be an improvement and I'm likely taking a gamble on that myself soon. There's always something negative with any projector, but at least as a weekend only user I'll be some time before having to replace the lamp (I hope).
post #3889 of 4435
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Originally Posted by jcastle View Post

Just got finished helping a friend install a jvc rs45 and black diamond screen. What a picture! The SI screen really seemed to bring out the best of the JVC.
A quick demo of the rs45 at my house on a 16:9 106" Draper AT screen showed noticeable ghosting and 3D was dim , but watchable.
The BD screen was a HUGE improvement. 106" 2.40:1 BD 1.4 gain. 3D was bright with no noticeable ghosting.
The ghosting issue has been discussed at length here, and I assumed it was inherent in the projector. Any thoughts on why the BD screen would minimize/eliminate the ghosting. We tested the same titles (tangled, transformers, cars 2) Could the extra brightness of the 1.4 gain screen be helping? Maybe the SI screen properties help minimize the effect?
The BD screen was also better at reflecting the IR signal. At my house we got about 18 ft of signal, but off the BD we got almost 30ft before glasses lost sync.


I am also curious about this - I seen the X30 on a Studiotek 130 and a JLP Affinity - on the Affinity (1.1) the image was much dimmer than on the 1.3 Studiotek. Likewise, there was no flicker and very little ghosting on the Studiotek, but plenty of flicker on the Affinity.... confused.gif

After looking at the 3D screens thread, there seem to be a connection when it come to a screens ability to retain polarization....
post #3890 of 4435
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Originally Posted by ravenous View Post

Recent X30 where delivered with a new Firmware version.

Measurements show colorspace was optimized.

Last official version was:

Januar 2012:
Maintmenu: 201112161
Submenu: 2011.12.9.1-0
Switcher: 2011.10.20.1
DD: 0B100B
Driver 1: 600A
Driver 2: 7070

Recent unit came with:

Septemer 2012:
Mainmenu: 201205081
Submenu: 2012.3.9.1-O
Switcher: 2012.1.10.1
DD: 0C090B
Driver 1: 600A
Driver 2: 7070

Anyone heard of JVC releasing this new firmware also for the old X30s ?

 

Also interesting would be to find out what has changed since the last f/w.

____

Axel

post #3891 of 4435
There's usually a change log that goes with every new firmware that will tell you what has been changed/fixed.
post #3892 of 4435
The firmware its not officially available, so there is no change log.
post #3893 of 4435
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Originally Posted by Dizzyboy View Post

Does the RS45 have similar bulb issues as the RS40 has?

Yes, same lamp and power supply. JVC has changed both of these in their new models coming out. That should tell you something about the current models....
post #3894 of 4435
I thought the later V3 lamp was supposed to be a bit of an improvement (though the new models have gone over to a (different) DC lamp and power supply as you said). There are some good deals in the UK on the X30 right now and I'm on the brink of picking on up myself to replace a HD350, it took me 3.5 years to hit 1000 hours so even if I have to replace the lamp during the next 3.5 years still seems a worthwhile upgrade (not interested in 3D, so purely 2D purchase).
post #3895 of 4435
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Originally Posted by Kelvin1965S View Post

I thought the later V3 lamp was supposed to be a bit of an improvement (though the new models have gone over to a (different) DC lamp and power supply as you said). There are some good deals in the UK on the X30 right now and I'm on the brink of picking on up myself to replace a HD350, it took me 3.5 years to hit 1000 hours so even if I have to replace the lamp during the next 3.5 years still seems a worthwhile upgrade (not interested in 3D, so purely 2D purchase).

Very few reported issues for version 3 lamps.
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post #3896 of 4435
My RS45 has started flashing error codes at startup: three simultaneous flashes on both the Warning and Lamp LEDs.

According to the manual this means "abnormal electrical circuit". The projector is plugged into a UPS, so it's getting clean power. I tried disconnecting power, reseating the bulb, and then replacing the bulb, no change.

The original bulb exploded spectacularly a few months ago. The current bulb probably has about 100 hours on it, but of course I have no way to check.

I bought the projector new from another AVS member who had preordered it, so I have no warranty. Before I pay for out-of-warranty repair, any suggestions for something I might try first?

This is the LED behavior when I power it on:
  • Standby/On LED turns from red to green
  • Projector lamp comes on
  • Lamp turns off, Standby/On LED begins to flash red
  • Warning and Lamp LEDs flash three times simultaneously
  • Standby/On LED goes steady red after cooldown

Although I love the blacks of the RS45, I must say my AE4000 was much more reliable, still on the original bulb after three years...

Thanks for any advice.
post #3897 of 4435
1) Turn the projector completely off, unplug all cables (including all power and HDMI), wait 30 seconds, plug power back in, then see if the projector comes on with no cables plugged in (no hdmi).
2) If # 1 did not work, try reseating the lamp even though it is giving an electrical error code...
3) Also why do you not have a warranty, how would JVC know it is not the original owner, if so just tell them it was a gift or something?
post #3898 of 4435
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Originally Posted by coderguy View Post

1) Turn the projector completely off, unplug all cables (including all power and HDMI), wait 30 seconds, plug power back in, then see if the projector comes on with no cables plugged in (no hdmi).
2) If # 1 did not work, try reseating the lamp even though it is giving an electrical error code...
3) Also why do you not have a warranty, how would JVC know it is not the original owner, if so just tell them it was a gift or something?
Thanks coderguy, I did try all those things. I even bought a third bulb eek.gif to ensure that wasn't the problem.

I don't have any paperwork on the projector, I assume JVC needs proof of purchase for repair under warranty. The seller didn't respond to my last two emails, so I think he's out of the picture.
post #3899 of 4435
You could contact Mike @ AVS and see if he would do you a favor by pulling the receipt if you give him the serial number?
Just a thought...
post #3900 of 4435
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Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 5 View Post

Very few reported issues for version 3 lamps.

Can one actually purchase Version 3 lamp when bulb needs to be replaced?
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