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post #3961 of 4435
Hi Kelvin, I haven't really applied any lens shift, well maybe very minor lens shift if any. I don't think putting the projector higher in my case will be beneficial with my HCHP screen but I'm willing to try and lower the projector about a foot and raising the screen up some and see if that alleviates the problem. Thanks so much for the help. smile.gif
post #3962 of 4435
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Originally Posted by Joesyah View Post

Sure sounds like it needs a trip back to the dealer or to the service center. Mine did the same, it was a bad motherboard.

Has anyone had any luck sending a US unit from Canada back to the US for Warranty repair? The AVS'r doesn't have the original bill of sale (since it was a warranty replacement for a RS40), wouldn't JVC USA have the serial on file? I"m just not sure how to move forward with a warranty claim as there seems to be issues with projectors going from Canada into the US warranty system.........

Any help would be greatly appreciated, 1 hour on the RS45 was definately not enough.........

Thanks

Brad
post #3963 of 4435
Hi guys! Happy to join this thread as my X30 just arrived :-D
post #3964 of 4435
ok, so far I am very happy about my X30. Even out of the box colors and sharpness is great. It was so easy to set up and the remote control of lens is just awesome.


A few questions have arisen though:

1. For some reason, I do not see much difference in brightness/blacklevels with the lens aperature at -15 compared to 0.

2. there is a slight birght corners issue - what can I do about it???
post #3965 of 4435
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Originally Posted by Webmonkey View Post

ok, so far I am very happy about my X30. Even out of the box colors and sharpness is great. It was so easy to set up and the remote control of lens is just awesome.
A few questions have arisen though:
1. For some reason, I do not see much difference in brightness/blacklevels with the lens aperature at -15 compared to 0.
2. there is a slight birght corners issue - what can I do about it???

1. It is noticeable to me, although not day and night so to speak.

2. if I am correct this is a known issue, I have it on mine as well but you won't notice any of that once a movie gets going

Enjoy.
post #3966 of 4435
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Originally Posted by breadvan View Post

1. It is noticeable to me, although not day and night so to speak.
2. if I am correct this is a known issue, I have it on mine as well but you won't notice any of that once a movie gets going
Enjoy.


yes, I really only notice it on total black screens, watched The Woldman last nght and it all looked great.

But just wondering, if it could be reduced by lowering light output - I will start to tweak settings this weekend - been 2 years now since I parted with my Barco 808 :-D


Now, when it comes to calibration and tools for it - what is THE one to get? Spyder or this Calman?? Do any of them have OS X software? And what is THE calibration/test BD disc to get currently??
Edited by Webmonkey - 10/26/12 at 4:37am
post #3967 of 4435
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Originally Posted by Webmonkey View Post


Now, when it comes to calibration and tools for it - what is THE one to get? Spyder or this Calman?? Do any of them have OS X software? And what is THE calibration/test BD disc to get currently??

What is your budget? Do you want to buy everything as a bundle, or get a meter and use free software?
post #3968 of 4435
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Originally Posted by nickbuol View Post

What is your budget? Do you want to buy everything as a bundle, or get a meter and use free software?

I geuss my budget would be around 500$ total. It would be nice, if the meter could also be used for my desktop computer monitor. I could start with free software, if it is good. I have OS X at home, but Windows 7 on work laptop.
post #3969 of 4435
After much back and forth and countless hours reading I took the plunge and ordered the RS-45 from Mike @ AVS (B-Stock), I should receive it next week! I asked him to make sure they fire it up and check it before shipping for anything like dead pixels. I know it will be right when I receive it. Mike your the Man. Thank you again. Replacing an LG 181 LCos in HT and moving that on to Outdoor 16' x 9' Screen. These black levels from the JVC better not disappoint. lol (Joking)
Thanks to all those that have contributed valuable input here in helping me and others make this purchasing decision.
Chris
post #3970 of 4435
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Originally Posted by Webmonkey View Post

yes, I really only notice it on total black screens, watched The Woldman last nght and it all looked great.
But just wondering, if it could be reduced by lowering light output - I will start to tweak settings this weekend - been 2 years now since I parted with my Barco 808 :-D
Now, when it comes to calibration and tools for it - what is THE one to get? Spyder or this Calman?? Do any of them have OS X software? And what is THE calibration/test BD disc to get currently??

I don't think reducing light output would fix that, and you probably want to keep certain foot lamberts for your picture anyway.

I have Chromapure and CALMAM although I mainly use Chromapure, you can check bundle pricing on their website, should find something you like.
post #3971 of 4435
Is firmware 29.058 the latest version? On the JVC-Kenwood site, I see a version 28.056 - this is very confusing - so I assume the firmware my X30 came with is newer than this, but where do they keep the latest firmwares for download??
post #3972 of 4435
I've had my RS45 for 11 months and already have 1300 hours on it wink.gif Around 1000 hours I started seeing a random flicker (Low lamp mode). I put the RS45 in High lamp mode for 50 hours and then returned to Low lamp. The flicker was gone until I reached 1300 hours. I'm now seeing the flicker again, even in High lamp mode. Time to change the lamp? I ordered a replacement, but I'm curious if anyone else has had a similar experience with their RS45. The new lamp is confirmed to be a version 3.
post #3973 of 4435
That's concerning on the V3 bulb. What that is is lamp arcing. My old Panny was famous for that. I'd go from low to high and back to low and it would fix it for a bit. Try flipping it back to high for a bit longer.
post #3974 of 4435
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Originally Posted by bass addict View Post

That's concerning on the V3 bulb. What that is is lamp arcing. My old Panny was famous for that. I'd go from low to high and back to low and it would fix it for a bit. Try flipping it back to high for a bit longer.

I agree...this is concerning.

I just read in the JVC lamp measurement thread that Mnn1265 just went to 3000hrs on his RS45
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RS45
service menu white field
3000 hours
lamp was only (and still is) used in Normal mode
Lens Aperture setting "0"
Warm-up time between powering-on projector and measuring brightness = 2 hours
Measurement of brightness = 62 lux center reading

Screen size 140"
Throw distance = 15'

They are both with the 003 model...I hope I do 3000hrs!!!
post #3975 of 4435
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Originally Posted by bass addict View Post

That's concerning on the V3 bulb. What that is is lamp arcing. My old Panny was famous for that. I'd go from low to high and back to low and it would fix it for a bit. Try flipping it back to high for a bit longer.

I have the V2 in my RS45. It's original. I will have the V3 on Friday smile.gif

UPDATE #1: Just took delivery of the V3 lamp and a Darbee, so tonight I'll be "refreshing" my RS45.

UPDATE #2: Installed the V3 lamp and did a quick calibration. Lots of light output and the projector seems to focus better/tighter (not sure why?). The Darbee at HD 45% adds just enough "pop" without introducing artifacts. I'm impressed! Also, I'm using Low lamp mode and -15 lens aperture setting.
Edited by Bitwize - 11/5/12 at 6:52am
post #3976 of 4435
While watching a movie today, the picture from my RS45 went dark. The three LED's on the front are lit up: the outside ones are solid red and the middle is orange and blinking.

Does that mean my projector just died or could it just be that the bulb is burnt out?

I'm on my original bulb; bought the RS45 from AVS Forum December 2011. I do use it heavily, though I'm assuming the bulb would normally go dim before going completely out?
post #3977 of 4435
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Originally Posted by Steve Tack View Post

While watching a movie today, the picture from my RS45 went dark. The three LED's on the front are lit up: the outside ones are solid red and the middle is orange and blinking.
Does that mean my projector just died or could it just be that the bulb is burnt out?

Update: I had originally tried unplugging and then plugging the RS45 back in, but that didn't help. A few hours later, I tried it again, but left it unplugged for about a minute. Then I was able to turn it on again. It's weird, I've had it for 11 months and it's never done that.
post #3978 of 4435
I have been thinking of using a ceiling mounted shelf like this for my X30.

hyloft ceiling storage.jpg 63k .jpg file

once installed, it will be in exactly the same position as it is now with my current (cheap and flimsy) ceiling mount. The only difference is that it will not be inverted. The lens will be 4 to 5 inches above the top of the screen. Are there any disadvantages to using this method?

thanks

atabea
post #3979 of 4435
Anyone have a used, high-hour lamp they'd be willing to part with cheaply? My RS45 unit has an issue and I'd like to eliminate the lamp as a potential problem. The color's all splotchy no matter what I content source I use, but it's not a problem with my RS1.
post #3980 of 4435
Anyone know how long the 'lock-up issue' repair takes? How long before it is online for tracking? I bough my RS45 about 9 mos ago, only 147H on lamp and started getting the lock up issue. No buttons worked, not HDMI issue, only way to turn off was pull cord. I live in VA and just sent it back last week, it arrived per FEDEX Monday at 9:21AM. Really not happy about it breaking down and then having to travel so far so soon. Anyway - how long is the repair typically and do they actually enter it into the online system for tracking? Is this repair permanent or a recurring issue?

http://www.jvcservice.com/service/RepairTracking.asp?PgReq=DspDta
post #3981 of 4435
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Originally Posted by ltowne View Post

Anyone know how long the 'lock-up issue' repair takes? How long before it is online for tracking? I bough my RS45 about 9 mos ago, only 147H on lamp and started getting the lock up issue. No buttons worked, not HDMI issue, only way to turn off was pull cord. I live in VA and just sent it back last week, it arrived per FEDEX Monday at 9:21AM. Really not happy about it breaking down and then having to travel so far so soon. Anyway - how long is the repair typically and do they actually enter it into the online system for tracking? Is this repair permanent or a recurring issue?
http://www.jvcservice.com/service/RepairTracking.asp?PgReq=DspDta

Did you update the firmware? I had mine lock up twice, but since I updated the firmware it has never done it again.
post #3982 of 4435
I did update the firmware, took forever too because it kept locking up. That was my first attempt at a homegrown solution. I wrote it up and Lorenzo White in tech online support said to send it in. Hated doing that, this is football and movie season!
post #3983 of 4435
Gary-

Do you know what the latest firmware version is (and how I can check for it on JVC's site)?

I have an RS45 which I bought last December so I'm assuming there is a more current version.

How exactly did you perform your update? I'm a little worried that I might screw it up so I wanted to make sure I talked to someone who's done it successfully?

Thanks for the help
post #3984 of 4435
I also bought in December. I did the firmware update a long time ago with information I learned from this thread. A search should find it but I couldn't retrieve it quickly.

I also recall that I had to hook my laptop up to the projector to do the update.
post #3985 of 4435
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Originally Posted by jbn008 View Post

Do you know what the latest firmware version is (and how I can check for it on JVC's site)?

Here
post #3986 of 4435
Hey guys,

I've had the x30 for a month or so, around 300 hours of lamp time. Woke up one morning and the three lights where red, with the middle one blinking.
Took it to the jvc repair store, they told me I had to replace lamps. Kind of angry but I've read it has happened to some of you too.

Anyways, hope it doesn't happen to any of you, but I was wondering if anybody has tried a philips lamp, like this one:
http://www.projektoren-datenbank.com/lampen/index-en.php?gclid=CLKtvs3Xv7MCFSTLtAodFy8ALQ

It is 1/3 the price and I would really like to use these instead of the JVC ones, for obvious monetary reasons.

Have a good day!
Karim
post #3987 of 4435
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Originally Posted by karimsabet View Post

Hey guys,
I've had the x30 for a month or so, around 300 hours of lamp time. Woke up one morning and the three lights where red, with the middle one blinking.
Took it to the jvc repair store, they told me I had to replace lamps. Kind of angry but I've read it has happened to some of you too.
Anyways, hope it doesn't happen to any of you, but I was wondering if anybody has tried a philips lamp, like this one:
http://www.projektoren-datenbank.com/lampen/index-en.php?gclid=CLKtvs3Xv7MCFSTLtAodFy8ALQ
It is 1/3 the price and I would really like to use these instead of the JVC ones, for obvious monetary reasons.
Have a good day!
Karim

Is the 300 hour lamp original to the X30? If so, JVC should replace it under warranty. Did you buy a previously owned X30?
I would avoid anything but JVC approved lamps. The version 3 lamp for the X30 is improved over the version 2 your X30 probably shipped with.
post #3988 of 4435
I'm considering this projector for my next 2D exclusive usage movie machine but have quick question on it's CMS system. My understanding is that it has limited CMS controls...correct? If in fact it has limited controls, which ones does it have and are there any issues getting a good colour out of the unit?

Thanks in advance.
post #3989 of 4435
The RS45/X30 doesn't have a CMS, the next model up does. However, it does have a choice of picture modes that can be used. I believe that 'Standard' is closest to rec709 though it may be slightly undersaturated (this can vary by example too). If you have an external CMS then generally you would use one of the modes that gives oversaturation so that the CMS can 'reign' it in.

With no CMS then just use the closest mode to rec709. In any case you would need a meter and software to confirm, so maybe without all you can do is read the original reviews to pick the nearest to rec709 mode, to confirm if it is 'standard'. This mode doesn't suffer the gross oversaturation of the older RS1/10/15 models and is subjectively good judging by the reviews I read at the time.

There is a CMS in the service menu, but it is for factory use and doesn't seem to help much with calibration IIRC.
post #3990 of 4435
Up until now, CMS's haven't worked on most projectors anyways. It will be interesting to see if the new crop have addressed these issues.
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