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post #121 of 2060
For those who have received theirs, would the 90 degree Monoprice "Port saver" work? I see that there's a bit of a lip in the photo above the port, but I wanted to use one of these since I might need a 24AWG cable.
post #122 of 2060
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Originally Posted by Gig103 View Post

For those who have received theirs, would the 90 degree Monoprice "Port saver" work? I see that there's a bit of a lip in the photo above the port, but I wanted to use one of these since I might need a 24AWG cable.

The plastic lip is 5/16" deep. And the HDMI port is further recessed another 3/16". So, as long as the port saver is at least 1/2" long, it should fit. From the pics, it's hard to tell if the Monoprice version is deep enough. And also make sure you order the correct orientation (I preordered the wrong one; haven't received it yet).
post #123 of 2060
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Originally Posted by Dragon Reborn View Post

The plastic lip is 5/16" deep. And the HDMI port is further recessed another 3/16". So, as long as the port saver is at least 1/2" long, it should fit. From the pics, it's hard to tell if the Monoprice version is deep enough. And also make sure you order the correct orientation (I preordered the wrong one; haven't received it yet).

Thanks Dragon. So that I don't make an assumption, do you mean you need 1/2" not including the actual length of the male portion of the connector? Monoprice confirmed for me that the length of the 90 degree connector is 1" from tip to bend.
post #124 of 2060
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Originally Posted by Gig103 View Post

Thanks Dragon. So that I don't make an assumption, do you mean you need 1/2" not including the actual length of the male portion of the connector? Monoprice confirmed for me that the length of the 90 degree connector is 1" from tip to bend.

Yes, minimum 1/2" length is needed from the silver metal case on the projector to the lip (and not including the male segment). If I get my (incorrect) port saver soon, I can confirm the length here.
post #125 of 2060
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Originally Posted by Dragon Reborn View Post

I may be missing something here, but what exactly is the point of having the RJ45 LAN port if I can control the JVC using the remote control? I've heard about an upcoming JVC iPhone app, but again, what would that do that the remote can't? Not trying to be a smart-*** about it, just genuinely curious. smile.gif

Yes, you can control your projector with IR but with a LAN port you can connect your JVC to your home network and control it with the iphone app or in my case I am using a custom application on my ipad to control my RS45 presently. Your remote control is what it is and you probably need your AVR remote and your DVD player remote as well. Similar but much better than a Logitech Harmony remote I can customize an interface on my iPad and put all the basic commands needed on one page for my JVC, Denon AVR, Panasonic Blu-Ray player, and my Insteon lighting. And in most cases direct control over IP works better than IR as there's no pointing of the remote involved. wink.gif
post #126 of 2060
My rs46 is out for delivery a day early per UPS. It is in the mid 30's today. I assume I should let it warm up to room temperature before starting it up. Is there anything else I should know or do?
post #127 of 2060
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My rs46 is out for delivery a day early per UPS. It is in the mid 30's today. I assume I should let it warm up to room temperature before starting it up. Is there anything else I should know or do?

That is funny. I saw your post so I went and looked and mine is also out for early delivery (today). Great News!
post #128 of 2060
I let mine sit in the room for about 2 hours before switching it on as there was condensation on the lens when I removed the cover and the case felt very cold when I lifted it into place. However, I'm also the sort of person who doesn't use more than 2/3 maximum revs until my engine has warmed up, so it's just my natural mechanical/electrical sympathy of an Engineer. smile.gif
post #129 of 2060
I'm excited for sure, but I'm surprised so few others have received their units. I expected to see a flurry of info and reviews earlier in the week, but so for, the info has been scarce state side.
post #130 of 2060
Mine came in yesterday. Expecting the mount today so will be installing it tonight This is my first projector, it's replacing a 50" Kuro.
post #131 of 2060
Wife just called and said I got a huge box from AVS! biggrin.gif RS46 was delivered a day early which is sweet but now how to get out early from work to go home and play.... Well, I'll just be throwing it up on a temporary wall for now to test it out and get an idea on what size screen I will do as my room to far from being done.
post #132 of 2060


Woot! Just got here.
post #133 of 2060
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Originally Posted by PurdueCanon View Post

I'm excited for sure, but I'm surprised so few others have received their units. I expected to see a flurry of info and reviews earlier in the week, but so for, the info has been scarce state side.

I got mine Monday, but really can't provide an accurate review since my theater isn't complete. I set it up and projected an image on a gray primer wall to ensure the projector was working. I was blown away by the image quality, but can't provide an accurate assessment based on the situation.

One positive thing I can say for certain about this projector - it has motivated me to complete my theater!

Nick
post #134 of 2060
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Originally Posted by xb1032 View Post

Yes, you can control your projector with IR but with a LAN port you can connect your JVC to your home network and control it with the iphone app or in my case I am using a custom application on my ipad to control my RS45 presently. Your remote control is what it is and you probably need your AVR remote and your DVD player remote as well. Similar but much better than a Logitech Harmony remote I can customize an interface on my iPad and put all the basic commands needed on one page for my JVC, Denon AVR, Panasonic Blu-Ray player, and my Insteon lighting. And in most cases direct control over IP works better than IR as there's no pointing of the remote involved. wink.gif

Re: iPad consolidation ... good idea. Probably even better with the iPad Mini, size-wise. smile.gif Thanks for the info.
post #135 of 2060
Ok, so I also opened this baby up tonight and projected onto one of my living room walls. Wall color is a tan with a very slight purple hue (yeah, I know - it's not my color of choice but it was there when we bought the house and just haven't decided to paint yet). I turned off the lights, wife still had the tv on, and was able to project a 115" 16:9 image with about a 12' throw and put up a few movies for a quick test drive (Up, Avatar, and Pirates of the Caribbean 4). I didn't really mess with the settings too much as it is by no means in any kind of permanent location but I do have to say it looks awesome and can't wait to get this into my theater room (whenever it gets done). Very impressed with my first look.
post #136 of 2060
Mine showed up Wednesday, a full day earlier than UPS originally estimated. Thankfully "MyUPS" informed me of this last night so I was able to use Amazon Prime "Local Express Shipping" to get the needed 35 foot HDMI cable on time.

Out of the box, the projector looked awesome and I can't wait to see what it looks like when it is actually calibrated. I did notice that after focusing the center, the edges on the built in test pattern weren't as sharp. If I focus based on the left edge, then the right side isn't as sharp.

What I have to do some testing on next is determining if I should have my Panasonic Blu Ray player upconvert DVD to 1080p, or have it output 480p and let the projector do the work.
post #137 of 2060
Also, the IR Database from Universal Remote (for the MX-850) has a DLA-RS35, DLA-RS40, and DLA-RS50. Which do you all think is closest to the new RS-46?
post #138 of 2060
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Originally Posted by NGiovas View Post

I got mine Monday, but really can't provide an accurate review since my theater isn't complete. I set it up and projected an image on a gray primer wall to ensure the projector was working. I was blown away by the image quality, but can't provide an accurate assessment based on the situation.
One positive thing I can say for certain about this projector - it has motivated me to complete my theater!
Nick

I have a feeling thats how my experience will be. The room is sticks and subfloor right now, but I'm still ordering next month (not sure which pj I'm going with yet though). I have a feeling I'll be projecting on a sheet or drywall out of the gate.
post #139 of 2060
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Originally Posted by Gig103 View Post

Mine showed up Wednesday, a full day earlier than UPS originally estimated. Thankfully "MyUPS" informed me of this last night so I was able to use Amazon Prime "Local Express Shipping" to get the needed 35 foot HDMI cable on time.
Out of the box, the projector looked awesome and I can't wait to see what it looks like when it is actually calibrated. I did notice that after focusing the center, the edges on the built in test pattern weren't as sharp. If I focus based on the left edge, then the right side isn't as sharp.
What I have to do some testing on next is determining if I should have my Panasonic Blu Ray player upconvert DVD to 1080p, or have it output 480p and let the projector do the work.

Make sure that the projector is firing square onto the screen as this can cause uneven focus. I did have this once on a Panasonic projector, but not come across this on a JVC (my X35 being sharp all over). Hopefully it's just a set up issue.
post #140 of 2060
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Mine showed up Wednesday, a full day earlier than UPS originally estimated. Thankfully "I did notice that after focusing the center, the edges on the built in test pattern weren't as sharp. If I focus based on the left edge, then the right side isn't as sharp.
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Originally Posted by Kelvin1965S View Post

Make sure that the projector is firing square onto the screen as this can cause uneven focus. I did have this once on a Panasonic projector, but not come across this on a JVC (my X35 being sharp all over). Hopefully it's just a set up issue.

Gig103, I agree with Kelvin that (regarding the highlighted sentence above) it sounds like the projector is not perfectly square with the screen. But your first sentence kind of throws this theory for a loop ... are all edges blurry when the centre is in focus?

Perhaps lens shift is to blame? Were you using any?
post #141 of 2060
I am using vertical lens shift to bring the image down (so I can mount the JVC up high) but no horizontal shift. Thanks for the advice on checking that it's perpendicular to the screen, that makes a lot of sense and could definitely be the case.
post #142 of 2060
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I am using vertical lens shift to bring the image down (so I can mount the JVC up high) but no horizontal shift. Thanks for the advice on checking that it's perpendicular to the screen, that makes a lot of sense and could definitely be the case.

I'm also using near-max vertical lens shift (with about 3" to spare on a 100" screen), and no horizontal shift ---> good uniform focus. And prior to ceiling installation, I had tested focus with no lens shift just to be sure, and it was good, edge to edge to edge. smile.gif
post #143 of 2060
Mine is set up using a fair amount of vertical shift and no horizontal shift and I still get a sharp image, but I think my long throw helps too as I don't have to use any zoom.
post #144 of 2060
Mine just arrived, also a full day early. One hole in the outer box, but inner box is untouched. Thank goodness for double boxing. I've read many impressions about how big this thing is and I've looked at all the dimensions before, but let me still say wow, this thing is huge. Haven't had a chance to turn it on yet.

Is there a built in pattern on the projector to test focus, uniformity, and convergence or do I need to use the AVSHD709 disc?
post #145 of 2060
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Mine just arrived, also a full day early. One hole in the outer box, but inner box is untouched. Thank goodness for double boxing. I've read many impressions about how big this thing is and I've looked at all the dimensions before, but let me still say wow, this thing is huge. Haven't had a chance to turn it on yet.
Is there a built in pattern on the projector to test focus, uniformity, and convergence or do I need to use the AVSHD709 disc?


Good job with the double box! Mine had only the original, but showed up in good shape.

No built in patterns. I'd use the AVSHD709 which works well (I used the MP4 downloads).
post #146 of 2060
Any word on the firmware?
Don't watch 3D but am concerned about resale value.
post #147 of 2060
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Originally Posted by jcorbin View Post

Mine just arrived, also a full day early. One hole in the outer box, but inner box is untouched. Thank goodness for double boxing. I've read many impressions about how big this thing is and I've looked at all the dimensions before, but let me still say wow, this thing is huge. Haven't had a chance to turn it on yet.
Is there a built in pattern on the projector to test focus, uniformity, and convergence or do I need to use the AVSHD709 disc?

I had the same feeling about the size. I have seen plenty of JVC units suspended from the ceiling in local HT shops, but that did not give the proper perspective to judge their size.
Even though I had reenforced the mounting area while finishing the room, I still held my breath for a second after attaching the unit to the ceiling mount.
post #148 of 2060
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Any word on the firmware?
Don't watch 3D but am concerned about resale value.

No official word from JVC Canada yet. And my dealer also has not received any info yet.

But, I'm in the same boat...don't plan to watch 3D and don't have my glasses yet either, so no rush. Still disappointed that it won't be DIY. frown.gif
post #149 of 2060
My X35 arrived and its amazing. Will watch some movies tonight to confirm this :-)
I have the 3D fix installed and it really is great with virtually no ghosting in Sammy. I do see flickering in bright scenes, but saw it just the same on the HW50.
2D is very silent and 3D as loud as my old Panasonic, and since it hangs in a tech room I hear nothing :-)
post #150 of 2060
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Originally Posted by Xood View Post

My X35 arrived and its amazing. Will watch some movies tonight to confirm this :-)
I have the 3D fix installed and it really is great with virtually no ghosting in Sammy. I do see flickering in bright scenes, but saw it just the same on the HW50.
2D is very silent and 3D as loud as my old Panasonic, and since it hangs in a tech room I hear nothing :-)

Can you tell us more about the 3D fix?

What region did you get yours from?

What firmware does it show now?

What is your serial #? (general range, no specifics needed)

Thanks.
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