Originally Posted by descalabro
Yes, but that feature was almost pointless. The whole lens except the glass was already protected by the black rubber around it. Sure, some dust on the glass may seem like a big deal for such an expensive projector, but practically speaking it doesn’t affect image quality. The whole motorized cover system was too much compared to the effort of cleaning the front glass once or twice a year. Plus, it’s one less possibility of a malfunction that would have nothing to do with the normal functioning of the projector and yet would stop it from turning on. Not to mention there was something ridiculous about the noise it did when opening and closing.
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Without auto lens cover,
Yes, more dust on lens
Spiders creating their own viewing webs across the lens
The 'film' that accumulates.
I haven't had to clean/touch my lens in since i got my RS57 used over 2.5 years ago.
No more spider webs
Essentially no dust.
Yes it is noisy. I don't get why they couldn't figure that out, very strange.
> Possible malfunction?: I believe there's a manual override FWIR
Plus, you can also set the cover to always open by turning the off the auto cover in the menu--if you don't like the auto cover feature.
That being said, I've yet to see 1 post about a malfunctioning cover. I've read every post in the RS57/X700 thread and don't recall any cover issues there---other than the noise, which obviously is only during cover opening/closing.
So, "Pointless"? I really don't think so.
The less one has to touch the lens, the better. And with an auto cover, it reduces that need greatly IMO. An of course these JVC's are almost exclusively ceiling mounted, which makes getting to them more difficult. Especially if one puts the lens cap on after use (X500 models, etc).