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post #4081 of 4219
Ok, got the Osram installed. Very vibrant! Love it so far. The only problem is that annoying replace bulb message still shows up! How domI get rid of that so it doesn't pop up every time I turn my projector on?
post #4082 of 4219
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Originally Posted by Gruson View Post

Ok, got the Osram installed. Very vibrant! Love it so far. The only problem is that annoying replace bulb message still shows up! How domI get rid of that so it doesn't pop up every time I turn my projector on?

You have to manually reset the bulb timer it doesn't know automatically. Let me know if this works for you.


Use your remote to press the following buttons, one after another: EXIT, ENTER, HIDE, then the DOWN ARROW. When you press the down arrow, hold the key down for at least two seconds. If you are successful, the Lamp and Standby/On indicators will blink alternately for three seconds, then the projector will return to standby mode.

Read more: How do I Reset a Lamp Counter on JVC RS1 Projector? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_6853479_do-counter-jvc-rs1-projector_.html#ixzz2BHBxt9Gf
post #4083 of 4219
Can someone recommend their settings? I have a 100% light controlled room and a 119" DaLite HP screen. Projector is about 20 feet back from it and projects from hp about 6 feet high. Some scenes just look too dark.
post #4084 of 4219
Thread Starter 
I posted some of my original settings on page 1. Try those.

Chris
post #4085 of 4219
For those of you who still have the RS2 ( me included) I would suggest getting an Lumagen Radiance and a Darbee Darblet. I orded the 4810, but 2 days ago I re-calibrated with the 3DLUT in the Radiance and a Darblet and the results are amazing. The RS2 is still a great projector, its a beast!


post #4086 of 4219
I have been wanting to try the Radiance 5x5x5 CMS, but have not upgraded Chromapure yet. There's always been some concern (from me) about some of the colors at low brightness levels -in particular people's faces in dark scenes. I am hoping the 5x5x5 will fix that.
post #4087 of 4219
I still have my FPJ1 and I was thinking how much I love that pj last weekend. But damn, I don't even know what a Radiance or Darbee is. January will make my current HT 9 yrs old. I'm falling out of touch with all this stuff.
post #4088 of 4219
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Originally Posted by limulus View Post

I still have my FPJ1 and I was thinking how much I love that pj last weekend. But damn, I don't even know what a Radiance or Darbee is. January will make my current HT 9 yrs old. I'm falling out of touch with all this stuff.

Do some research on the the Radiance and Darbee Darblet in the Video Processor forum. I will keep the RS2 in my setting room. I hoping that I get a significant improvement in overall PQ with the 4810, but as long as they keep making Lamps for the RS2 I' think I will keep it. Luckily I bought 2 new lamps when JVC had them on sale.
post #4089 of 4219
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Originally Posted by amt View Post

I have been wanting to try the Radiance 5x5x5 CMS, but have not upgraded Chromapure yet. There's always been some concern (from me) about some of the colors at low brightness levels -in particular people's faces in dark scenes. I am hoping the 5x5x5 will fix that.

Whoever is a huge movie buff, should invest in a video processor, meter and calibration sw. Getting the best quality out of the high price display is the reason we pay for them. I want say that it pays for it self, but I think it worth it. Once you start down the calibration path it becomes addicting. I've paid for a few meters and have both CP and CM and was luck to pick up a couple of Radiances at the time it didn't have 3DLUT calibration. The Radiances have payed for themselves because of the upgrade to the 3DLUT!! The great thing about the Radiance is that Lumagen upgrades these often. I'll will upgrade the Radiance processor when Lumagen comes out with a 4K scaler. It can be an expensive hobby, but it is fun.

Again the RS2 is a beast with a few upgrades! My recommendation would be to keep it until LED PJ's are affordable!
post #4090 of 4219
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Originally Posted by avsform1 View Post

Whoever is a huge movie buff, should invest in a video processor, meter and calibration sw. Getting the best quality out of the high price display is the reason we pay for them. I want say that it pays for it self, but I think it worth it. Once you start down the calibration path it becomes addicting. I've paid for a few meters and have both CP and CM and was luck to pick up a couple of Radiances at the time it didn't have 3DLUT calibration. The Radiances have payed for themselves because of the upgrade to the 3DLUT!! The great thing about the Radiance is that Lumagen upgrades these often. I'll will upgrade the Radiance processor when Lumagen comes out with a 4K scaler. It can be an expensive hobby, but it is fun.
Again the RS2 is a beast with a few upgrades! My recommendation would be to keep it until LED PJ's are affordable!

I don't understand where the video processor comes into play when playing a 1080P/24 bluray? I turn my video processing off in my Denon AVP-A1HDCI because there is nothing to convert or process in a 1080P -> 1080P movie was my understanding. Or are there calibrations and other things I'm unaware of?
post #4091 of 4219
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Originally Posted by pentium7 View Post

I don't understand where the video processor comes into play when playing a 1080P/24 bluray? I turn my video processing off in my Denon AVP-A1HDCI because there is nothing to convert or process in a 1080P -> 1080P movie was my understanding. Or are there calibrations and other things I'm unaware of?

All processors are not the same, just as some PJ as a better than others. I learned that going through ISF course to determine what processing video better... the display, the source or the processor. I am not familiar with the Denon you mentioned, but does it allow you to do 21pt grayscale, gamma and 3Dlut calibration. Maybe the 1st but definitely not 3Dlut. Trust me if you can get your RS2 calibrated with a Radiance you will not regret it.
post #4092 of 4219
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Originally Posted by Gruson View Post

Can someone recommend their settings? I have a 100% light controlled room and a 119" DaLite HP screen. Projector is about 20 feet back from it and projects from hp about 6 feet high. Some scenes just look too dark.

Never use someone else s setting, there setting is for their environment. Room lighting, screen type, sitting,, walls, ceilings, lamp life and etc. all play a part in getting the PJ set correctly. I could give my setting with a lamp that has 1500hrs on it while yours has 400 and the picture will be totally different.
post #4093 of 4219
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Originally Posted by toddious View Post

WOW. That was easier than expected!
New lamp installed and it looks great! Writeup and photos to follow soon. If anyone wants to get this project started, I ordered the lamp from the link above. It showed up in 2 days.

Toddious,

Are you saying that OSRAM lamp69471 is the same as P-VIP 200/1.0 P21.5 Lamp?
post #4094 of 4219
If this proves to be a long lasting solution for the RS2, I'll keep mine for ever. Even with a new PJ, the RS2 is a great PJ!
post #4095 of 4219
Damn, That lamp replacement is great news. I'm in New Zealand and our Lamp replacement price for a JVC is US$1100. eek.gif I think I will give this a go. I have a spare original housing anyway.

Ta Dono smile.gif
post #4096 of 4219
Just out of interest I opened up an aftermarket lamp that I didn't like and took out of the projector.

It is a Philips lamp.

Has a different code on it tho. AM200-150W P21.5

It looks absolutely identical to the Osram in the pics here and on Replacement Lamps web. Same look and crimp stations.

I only used this for 400 hours. As the others have said it was bright and flicker free.
However mine discoloured on white uniformatity. On the left side screen (my projector is inverted) White when cream down the edge. About 4%.

I couldn't handle it and got a JVC lamp. That has just done 1900 hours and also just started discolouring down the same edge.

I have ordered the Osram and decided to give it a go. However I think these alternatives should be taken with a warning. They might not stay white
uniformed over there used life.

I will keep you posted on how the Osram works out.

Ta Dono smile.gif
post #4097 of 4219
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Originally Posted by Badas View Post

Just out of interest I opened up an aftermarket lamp that I didn't like and took out of the projector.
It is a Philips lamp.
Has a different code on it tho. AM200-150W P21.5
It looks absolutely identical to the Osram in the pics here and on Replacement Lamps web. Same look and crimp stations.
I only used this for 400 hours. As the others have said it was bright and flicker free.
However mine discoloured on white uniformatity. On the left side screen (my projector is inverted) White when cream down the edge. About 4%.
I couldn't handle it and got a JVC lamp. That has just done 1900 hours and also just started discolouring down the same edge.
I have ordered the Osram and decided to give it a go. However I think these alternatives should be taken with a warning. They might not stay white
uniformed over there used life.
I will keep you posted on how the Osram works out.
Ta Dono smile.gif

Please do my lamp is @ 1400 hrs so I'm ready to get that Osram as well. Just was waiting for a couple more people to review it first. Also I thought lamp for RS2 was 200W?
post #4098 of 4219
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Originally Posted by pentium7 View Post

Please do my lamp is @ 1400 hrs so I'm ready to get that Osram as well. Just was waiting for a couple more people to review it first. Also I thought lamp for RS2 was 200W?

For what it's worth, I went ahead and got an osram, and it's easily the brightest bulb I've ever had in the rs2. Don't know how the lifetime is on it yet, but I've got probably a hundred hours on it and no complaints. Very easy to install, I already had the correct connectors on my old housing.
post #4099 of 4219
for the record my lamp blew up tonight. I have had no issues with the lamp, and tonight I blew a fuse in the house (girlfriend using hair dryer) and it shut the projector off. When I powered it back up, I heard a CRACK and knew right away it was the projector. WHen I pulled the lamp, it was shattered.

I will be ordering another OSRAM, as I think it's the power issue not the lamp that caused the failure. Just a warning though, as it could be due to overheating of the lamp itself. Although I have used the lamp daily for 3 months now without issues.
post #4100 of 4219
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Originally Posted by toddious View Post

for the record my lamp blew up tonight. I have had no issues with the lamp, and tonight I blew a fuse in the house (girlfriend using hair dryer) and it shut the projector off. When I powered it back up, I heard a CRACK and knew right away it was the projector. WHen I pulled the lamp, it was shattered.
I will be ordering another OSRAM, as I think it's the power issue not the lamp that caused the failure. Just a warning though, as it could be due to overheating of the lamp itself. Although I have used the lamp daily for 3 months now without issues.

Yeah.. the PJ didnt have a cool down period by the fan. maybe thats the price of using the Osram. The JVC lamp I guess can take a few hits like that. May want to put a UPS on it..
post #4101 of 4219
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Originally Posted by toddious View Post

for the record my lamp blew up tonight. I have had no issues with the lamp, and tonight I blew a fuse in the house (girlfriend using hair dryer) and it shut the projector off. When I powered it back up, I heard a CRACK and knew right away it was the projector. WHen I pulled the lamp, it was shattered.
I will be ordering another OSRAM, as I think it's the power issue not the lamp that caused the failure. Just a warning though, as it could be due to overheating of the lamp itself. Although I have used the lamp daily for 3 months now without issues.

Definately highly recommend you get that projector on a UPS asap preferably a APC SmartUPS or another true sinewave UPS. This is fairly high end equipment and for me I have every single piece of electronics in my home on UPS batteries (2200VA, 2x1500VA) the only items I don't have on UPS is my Velodyne 1812 sub and my POA-A1HDCI (amplifier) they are on a dedicated 20A circuit which they are connected to a Furman Elite 20PFI http://www.furmansound.com/product.php?div=02&id=ELITE-20PFi&red=ELITE-20PF

I also use a Furman Elite 15 PFI which is plugged into a APC SmartUPS 1500VA (980W) UPS perhaps overkill but I have an HD Radio antenna on the roof and it has protection for lightning strikes through the coax (satelite too). I run my Denon Master Bedroom AVR-5308CI receiver through it no problem with an AVP-A1HDCI pre-amp and 2xDVRs hooked up with cooling fans etc and of course the projector.
post #4102 of 4219
FYI,

My OSRAM lamp also overheated and blew. frown.gif

I am going to try and get them to send a replacement since it was only used for a couple of months.

I would recommend going with the official OEM lamp though.
post #4103 of 4219
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Originally Posted by Gruson View Post

FYI,
My OSRAM lamp also overheated and blew. frown.gif
I am going to try and get them to send a replacement since it was only used for a couple of months.
I would recommend going with the official OEM lamp though.

Just when I felt safe getting one of these two reports of blown up bulbs frown.gif

One was of a power issue but this one seems to just be a bad bulb.
post #4104 of 4219
I am not too sure what happened to mine. The projector was working fine for a couple of months and then it just wouldn not come one, it would only make a clicking noise.

I opened it up and all of the wiring around the bulb was black, like it had got too hot. Not sure but I need a new assembly too now so just ordered from JVC.
post #4105 of 4219
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Originally Posted by Gruson View Post

I am not too sure what happened to mine. The projector was working fine for a couple of months and then it just wouldn not come one, it would only make a clicking noise.
I opened it up and all of the wiring around the bulb was black, like it had got too hot. Not sure but I need a new assembly too now so just ordered from JVC.
Burned wire insulation is caused by a loose connection: either the screws or crimp connections came loose. Standard crimp connectors are too soft to hold a tight connection at high temperatures. Special crimp connectors made for high-temp use are thicker, stiffer, nickel coated, and require a special crimp tool for a connection that will last.

--Dan
post #4106 of 4219
Got my new Osram lamp.

The good:

Replacement lamps delivered to the New Zealand in 9 days during Christmas rush. eek.gif 10/10

It took me 10 minutes to install. Soooo easy.

Brighter. Wow a lot brighter.

The Bad:

Got 4 hours on the clock. White scale looked fantastic when first started up. However it got creamish / dirty looking again when warmed up. left hand side (projector inverted). Not terible but noticable. I was able to clear up my JVC lamp by putting it in Hign lamp mode for two movies and after another 2 movies in normal mode. White uniformatity was near perfect. So if the Osram lamp does this I will try it again. I didn't notice any extra heat. I was checking with my hand against lamp door.

Now got me worried about the crimp. I just did tight. However not too tight. Think I will check every 50 hours or so.

Ta Dono smile.gif
post #4107 of 4219
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Originally Posted by avsform1 View Post

For those of you who still have the RS2 ( me included) I would suggest getting an Lumagen Radiance and a Darbee Darblet. I orded the 4810, but 2 days ago I re-calibrated with the 3DLUT in the Radiance and a Darblet and the results are amazing. The RS2 is still a great projector, its a beast!



It is a sad day...... I sold my Rs2. The new 4810 looks so nice and the ball and chain said I cannot keep all the RS2. frown.gif And had a spare lamp with zero time on it!
post #4108 of 4219
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Originally Posted by avsform1 View Post

It is a sad day...... I sold my Rs2. The new 4810 looks so nice and the ball and chain said I cannot keep all the RS2. frown.gif And had a spare lamp with zero time on it!

I'm kinda interested in the new models. I don't know what the specs are for the 4810.

Does it have the new E-Shift thingy?

How do you like the new model? Plus and minus over the RS2?

I always found the RS2 loses it's focus a little while warming up and the picture posistion adjustment is a real pain. Have you found this improved on the new model?

Okay going back to the Osram lamp.

White uniformamity has smoothed out. Very close to perfect. It just needed some extra hours on it. I have never found a digital projector with 100% white uniformamity. However this new lamp is close enougth for me (Mr Fussy). Let's hope it holds. The Philips went way off at 400 hours.
A trick I have picked up from the JVC lamps (I have used 2) is to stick it in high lamp mode for 2 movies (or 4 hours) and then put back to normal lamp mode. After another 3 movies (or 6 hours). White smoothes right out to perfect again. However it does take about 10 hours to get right.

Speaking of 10 hours. I ran the Osram for 11 hours solid yesterday. No faults. Perfect. No overheating.

Now got 25 hours on it. All great. I'm loving the extra brightness. I think this is the best images from this projector yet.

I checked the Crimps. Still really tight. Gave it just a little more of a tweak. Will check at 100 hours.

Ta Dono smile.gif
post #4109 of 4219
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Originally Posted by Gruson View Post

I am not too sure what happened to mine. The projector was working fine for a couple of months and then it just wouldn not come one, it would only make a clicking noise.
I opened it up and all of the wiring around the bulb was black, like it had got too hot. Not sure but I need a new assembly too now so just ordered from JVC.

Does sounds like you didn't have the wires crimped good enough. I usually just put the wires under the screws, and that is a good connection, or pull a plug from a generic housing.

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Originally Posted by toddious View Post

for the record my lamp blew up tonight. I have had no issues with the lamp, and tonight I blew a fuse in the house (girlfriend using hair dryer) and it shut the projector off. When I powered it back up, I heard a CRACK and knew right away it was the projector. When I pulled the lamp, it was shattered.
I will be ordering another OSRAM, as I think it's the power issue not the lamp that caused the failure. Just a warning though, as it could be due to overheating of the lamp itself. Although I have used the lamp daily for 3 months now without issues.

I've seen some Osram lamps in these PJ's over a year old now and still working OK. I have also had the power go off once on one I was watching and it started back up fine. But I waited over a hour before trying. But anyone that has every messed with replacing a lot of lamps know a few will be defective and some last longer.

Also, regular Osram lamps has a year manufactures warranty. If anyone is buying from somewhere that don't honor that then should look for one that does. Neolux, a chearper Osram is 6 months but I don't believe they build this lamp in a Neolux version. Also Neolux is stamped on the bulb.
Edited by Larry J - 12/29/12 at 3:43pm
post #4110 of 4219
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Originally Posted by Larry J View Post

Does sounds like you didn't have the wires crimped good enough. I usually just put the wires under the screws, and that is a good connection, or pull a plug from a generic housing.

I've seen some Osram lamps in these PJ's over a year old now and still working OK. I have also had the power go off once on one I was watching and it started back up fine. But I waited over a hour before trying. But anyone that has every messed with replacing a lot of lamps know a few will be defective and some last longer.
Also, regular Osram lamps has a year manufactures warranty. If anyone is buying from somewhere that don't honor that then should look for one that does. Neolux, a chearper Osram is 6 months but I don't believe they build this lamp in a Neolux version. Also Neolux is stamped on the bulb.

Can you recommend the best place to buy from that you feel is the most reputable if you could copy a link to it that would be great so I can make sure I don't accidentally get the wrong one for my RS2.

I'm very close to convinced to go this route as I have 2 spare JVC housings to use. Bulb is 14 months old now with about 1300 hours and just feels like it is fairly dim. I also run on high lamp mode to get extra brightness from day 1. We don't use the PJ as much since we got a high end 3d plasma 63" for bedroom a year ago so we try to use that as much as possible except for any scope movies.

Thanks
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