Originally Posted by JVoth
Yeah guys I took out the filter, cleaned it and dried it and stuck it back and the projector still shuts off on me. I was able to get in touch with JVC and recreate the problem over the phone, which kind of shocked me, and it's gonna have to be sent in for service. I'm hoping I can get this fixed for under a grand or I may have to buy a Sony 40es from some shady unauthorized dealer for $1500. Or, this may be the time I go ahead and redo some things in there and truly get this room the way I want it. I'm very close to that now, but there are things that I want to do in there such as build panels for the walls instead of stretched fabric, add another HVAC supply in the front of the room along with a better return air system (I'll get an inline fan to pull the PJ's hot air out the room), possible ATMOS or DTS:X upgrade (really want this to happen), redo the screen wall completely. The speaker shelf would come down, I would purchase and build something from DIY sound group for my LCR's but I would more than likely make them an active crossover design, and I will move the PJ back a 2 feet or 18 inches and get a 10 foot wide screen which would be the max for this room width, and last but not least, sell my SVS cylinders and build some 18 inch Filthy McNasties. I'm pondering all of this because it cost some money and I'm no longer going to buy any of this stuff on credit anymore, so therefore it will take some time to save some money to get done what I want done. I could always keep all of my speakers since they are pretty damned good and save money that way, but I really want to DIY some stuff.
So what did they think the problem was with the projector if it could be recreated? Did a board or sensor fail? Was there any dust in the air flow path or did you only check the filter?
I'm with you on the credit vs. cash thing. I find if I buy the new equipment it's hard for me to motivate and sell off the old. Probably a severe genetic flaw. I have to sell the old stuff first so it maintains my urgency to get it gone and repurpose funds into the new.
When I talk to my wife about these purchases I speak in 'delta dollars'. If you sell your SVS subs and go with some sort of Dayton woofer through a Parts Express DIY, you could be at even money or have a few extra bucks left over to put toward the next thing. Same for the screen and your existing branded LCR. If the total "delta" to transition speakers, subs, screen and projector is just 2 grand, then that's all the new money you are spending.....not the $4k-$5k you are actually spending, less the proceeds from your used equipment sale. The way I rationalize it is that everyone has a hobby or interest. For my wife, that's new clothes, going out to dinner and Starbucks coffee. Add that up in a year and I'm sure it's well over 2 grand (I am in denial about the real number
). I kick in a bit every year toward my electronics. Over time it adds up to something very substantial without much pain on the budget. That being said, I'm bleeding from my eyes with the Stonewater Cinema....and I have yet to purchase a projector, preamp or the forest of African Mahogany it will take to get everything put together. Start lining up carpet, star ceiling illuminator, 6 Atmos speakers, decorative acrylic panels, custom metal work, soundproof door, fabric and fabric track.....and I start to plug my ears. I can't hear you.
New dollars are always a tougher sell than delta dollars. Recovery on the preamp would be low and you're adding multiple brand new speakers...that's where the pain comes in IMHO.
Hopefully the projector is a cheap fix and you'll buy yourself more time without getting hooked into the theater snowball turning into an avalanche!!