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post #6451 of 6625
I am one of the "lucky ones" - knock on wood. I have had no problems with my TV; I have over 5000 hours right now and about 3 1/2 years. Changed one light bulb. However, at this point I wouldn't buy another JCI product either.
post #6452 of 6625
I have a HD56fn97 and I'm wondering how do I disable this stupid channel lock?

I recently moved the TV, previously I had it connected through a cable box and no problems, but now that I connect it directly to the VHF/UHF in the back this annoying channel lock thing keeps popping up. I don't use this TV, it's pretty much in an area for people who come over to the house or are too intimidated by my Harmony remote in the movie room, they won't be able to figure out this channel lock BS.

Is there any way to disable it from coming up everytime the set gets turned back on?

nevermind, figured it out my self, didn't realize I had to go to Channel Summary and set the channels that are locked my self, what an amazingly useless feature....

sorry for the post.
post #6453 of 6625
Well after 3.5 years, I got the light engine failure (yellow blobs). Warranty company is trying to replace it wtih a Mitsubishi WD65638. Just wondering how the picture quality is on this, and if there are any big missing features if anyone has compared the two.
post #6454 of 6625
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Originally Posted by bondoo0 View Post

Well after 3.5 years, I got the light engine failure (yellow blobs). Warranty company is trying to replace it wtih a Mitsubishi WD65638. Just wondering how the picture quality is on this, and if there are any big missing features if anyone has compared the two.

Another one bites the dust. Sorry to here about you troubles. I was looking a the Mits. as well the 73738 as a replacement for my jvc. In the store it didn't look all that good to me but It would be interesting to here what others think. There is a reviews of the Mits. all thought is for the 82" step up model. Doesn't seem like anyone reviews DLP's anymore

http://hometheaterreview.com/mitsubi...-hdtv-reviewed
post #6455 of 6625
I moved from FL to TN in August and moved only what I could fit in my car. This meant I had to leave the JVC with my brother. I had every intention of going back to get it, plus some other stuff, but the cost of renting a truck to do it was so high that it almost seemed pointless. I guess this is the bad part of having such a large television. My brother decided to buy the television from me and basically gave me a little more then what the truck would have cost. Pretty cool of him. I'm going to miss the JVC. It was/is a great TV and probably the best I've had. I guess I didn't learn my lesson because I just ordered a Mits WD-60738. I just seem to like the hd images on rear projection monitors more then the newer LED ones. The images on LED just seem fake some how and the Lcos and dlp images seem more natural. Also wanted to say thanks to everyone in this forum for the tips and tricks over the years
post #6456 of 6625
Where are some places to get bulbs for these sets?
post #6457 of 6625
I've had no problems with my 3+ year old 70fh97, still using the original bulb.
now after warming up the picture starts to show a ragged electric looking cromatic circle on faces and other objects following the contours and color shadings. it's a little like the outline in photoshop when you do an auto selection of an object. it moves with the picture but on pause it's stable and it consists of pixel blocks. Anyone heard of this or knows what the cause us and solution to fixing this. thanks in advance.
post #6458 of 6625
Hello all I still have a jvc hd-70fh97 and i have replaced the light engine but i messed up my screen and I am looking to buy a parts tv, either a FH or a FN model
email me at pigeault@hotmail or call me at 905 384 6275 if you can help me...

I will gladly come pick up no matter where it is because I can not afford a new tv at this time
post #6459 of 6625
Replaced my HD61FN97 (on 3rd light engine) with a 73" Mits and loved it so much that I bought the same sets for my 2 sisters and my dad to replace their JVC's. Everybody's happy and the 3D is a nice bonus.
If you're a discriminating viewer, you'll never look back.
post #6460 of 6625
Was wondering like a couple others here where people order bulbs from? I'm still on my original bulb from (I think) Fall of 08 and would like to get a replacement. Currently trying to find a buyer for the set but until then I need to use the tv, tired of having such a large tv in my living room.
post #6461 of 6625
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Originally Posted by mach250 View Post

Was wondering like a couple others here where people order bulbs from? I'm still on my original bulb from (I think) Fall of 08 and would like to get a replacement. Currently trying to find a buyer for the set but until then I need to use the tv, tired of having such a large tv in my living room.

These guys seem to be reliable: http://www.rivervalleyelectronics.ne...earch=HD61FN97

Whatever you do, don't buy a Chinese knockoff, or anything called 'OEM compatible' no-name. Stick with Philips or Osram.
post #6462 of 6625
anyone have a burned out bulb&housing they'd be willing to sell/send (paypal) to me in a timely fashion?
post #6463 of 6625
I'm assuming the bulb burned out: While watching TV this evening, everything looked fine for quite a while, then there was a light "pop" and the picture went dark. The front panel blue power LED and warm up LED are both flashing about 2 to 3 times per second.

Is this just a dead bulb, or didn't something else die? If it is just the bulb, what are the advantages to buying the bulb preinstalled in a housing versus reusing the existing housing?

Thanks!
post #6464 of 6625
Not sure about the second question but yeah, that was the bulb blowing.
post #6465 of 6625
Thanks Manti5. I guess I'll go ahead and order the replacement bulb. I can't complain as I've owned this TV over 4 years (pretty much the first month they where available) and this is the first bulb to die. The "You need to replace your bulb" message came on a few months ago, so at least that appears to be pretty accurate!
post #6466 of 6625
I just watched a video on what is required to replace the lamp in the housing. It took about 30 seconds start to finish... $30 can buy that much of my time I think, so I just ordered the bare bulb.

Hopefully, it will get here before the weekend.
post #6467 of 6625
Hey guys, add me into the "yellow blob" club. I have two smallish yellow blobs starting up in the upper left and lower left corners. It's not so bad where it's distracting when watching content, but if the screen is all white.. you can tell they are there. I have the 61-FN97.

So reading this thread it seems like a common problem with the light engine? I don't have an extended warranty or insurance on this TV. Should I just keep using the TV until the blob gets worse?

If I wanted to get a quote to get the light engine repaired, who do I call? JVC? I'm not really sure.
post #6468 of 6625
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Originally Posted by punchx View Post

Hey guys, add me into the "yellow blob" club. I have two smallish yellow blobs starting up in the upper left and lower left corners. It's not so bad where it's distracting when watching content, but if the screen is all white.. you can tell they are there. I have the 61-FN97.

So reading this thread it seems like a common problem with the light engine? I don't have an extended warranty or insurance on this TV. Should I just keep using the TV until the blob gets worse?

If I wanted to get a quote to get the light engine repaired, who do I call? JVC? I'm not really sure.

JVC sold defective TVs and most all the light engines eventually go yellow-blob bad. The repair is about $2000. I know because I just had mine replaced through Sears (I have a Master Protection Service Contract) and the invoice was over $2K (including a new bulb) of which I paid $0. And Sears was well aware of the defect...they did not argue with me for even one second...they knew. My screen was about 75% dingy yellow and had a horrible picture...grayscale was utter trash. I got a like-new light engine right from JVC factory service. Now it's breathtaking and you couldn't pry the TV out of my hands. When working, these TVs are the absolute best big screen units ever made (mine is a 70").

It's your call but since you have a 61", I would say dump it and get a Sony 60" LED with full array backlight. At least that will provide you many years of reliable gorgeous eye candy.
post #6469 of 6625
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Originally Posted by JayJervey View Post

JVC sold defective TVs and most all the light engines eventually go yellow-blob bad. The repair is about $2000. I know because I just had mine replaced through Sears (I have a Master Protection Service Contract) and the invoice was over $2K (including a new bulb) of which I paid $0. And Sears was well aware of the defect...they did not argue with me for even one second...they knew. My screen was about 75% dingy yellow and had a horrible picture...grayscale was utter trash. I got a like-new light engine right from JVC factory service. Now it's breathtaking and you couldn't pry the TV out of my hands. When working, these TVs are the absolute best big screen units ever made (mine is a 70").

It's your call but since you have a 61", I would say dump it and get a Sony 60" LED with full array backlight. At least that will provide you many years of reliable gorgeous eye candy.

Any idea who I would even call to get this TV looked at by a tech? I'd need a quote to justify the purchase of a new set to the wife.

This is not good news.
post #6470 of 6625
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Originally Posted by punchx View Post

Any idea who I would even call to get this TV looked at by a tech? I'd need a quote to justify the purchase of a new set to the wife.

This is not good news.

Call Sears (1-800-424-2047). They'll come look at it and give you a quote.

http://services.sears.com/televisions/repair
post #6471 of 6625
On the bright side, I'm back in business. The new bulb came today and has been installed and I am partway through rough calibrating it. I'm really surprised at how bright it is now. You just don't notice the very gradual decline in output until you put a new bulb in.
post #6472 of 6625
well extended warranty guy was here today, showed him the dark splotch, explained the light pulsing issue i was having (brightness would oscillate having nothing to do with iris, which is turned down, or scene changes) and showed him pictures of the green sparkle lines i was getting increasingly (couldn't duplicate it while he was here) he said he'd put in an order for a new light engine, didn't know if the insurance would be able to find one or if they'd just say to trade it in for new display

there's a 60" sharp quattron at bb for 100 more than what i paid for this jvc but i've red a small percentage of the reviews say its subject to 'flashlighting' from the led backlight
post #6473 of 6625
Green sparkle lines are usually an hdmi / hdcp issue when you change inputs - say from a dvd player to a sat or cable box when both are connected via hdmi. For some reason, you don't get a clean changeover, and you get those green squiggly lines that come and go. The only solution I have found is to power the TV off and on.
post #6474 of 6625
Some guy is complaining about the yellow blob issue on JVC's Facebook page, might be a real good idea for everyone experiencing the same problem to also chime in and post their displeasure. http://www.facebook.com/jvcusa

If enough people complain maybe there will be a response.
post #6475 of 6625
I commented but I very much doubt it will compel JVC to do anything. Guess I'll be in the market for a new TV in a year or 2 when my replacement light engine goes bad.
post #6476 of 6625
I see he has uploaded a pic of the yellow blob today. It may not make any difference but it is a good chance to get your complaints out in the open if a bunch of people get on there and post their blob stories.

http://www.facebook.com/jvcusa
post #6477 of 6625
I am not a Facebook user, so I haven't posted there.
Has anyone had any success with JVC getting a repair or replacement like Sony is doing with its RPTV's?
post #6478 of 6625
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Originally Posted by jedclampit View Post

I am not a Facebook user, so I haven't posted there.
Has anyone had any success with JVC getting a repair or replacement like Sony is doing with its RPTV's?

I have posted on their Facebook site and have initiated an email thread with customer service. I am not expecting much however. Will keep everyone posted.
post #6479 of 6625
well the warranty company found a light engine, so i guess no new 60" quattron lcd for me lol
they came and replaced it the other day, it is literally a night and day difference.
i didn't have the guy take a part the light path to see if there was any damage, but compared to this new core my old one was completely dingy yellow across the whole screen with the same settings.
unfortunately they had sent out the wrong bulb so i'm still on the original one. the tech said he would try to get them to just send me out the assembly in the mail to swap out myself rather than setting up a van roll just for that.
post #6480 of 6625
What company is your warranty thru?
What is the repair company and cost, if I may ask? Send private message, if you prefer.
From what I have been able to find, the light engines are not available (obviously they are!) ....and cost of repairs in the $1700-1800 range.
Is the light engine new or refurbed?
Hope I can get mine back to making non-yellow, whites again.
I (sorta ) remember back when this set was new, and had a drop dead, gorgeous picture output.
When you get your new bulb, you may need sunglasses, again!
Thanks
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