Originally Posted by markmon1
SO if you have a room full of 8 people watching a movie and half way through it gets blue bars you're fine with it? You'll have to power off projector, wait for the 2 minute red flashing light and fan to power down the projector in the lamp cool down. Then when that's done you'll have go get up and go unplug the projector for 30 seconds or maybe longer to be sure. Then you'll have to power on and go through a quick warm up cycle before you can resume your movie. If that happened here I'd be super embarrassed of my equipment.
I have been strongly considering one of these new JVC's, but this blue bar issue is concerning. I agree with
that even if the blue bars are rare, this is a major issue. I've been using projectors for over 15 years and have never had any projector randomly malfunction and require a restart.
-Having the blue bars happen during a movie event is embarrassing and disrupts the mood, but maybe even worse would be during a live sporting event. It's 4th and goal with 10 seconds left, the QB drops back to pass and .... blue bars with the interception. Yes, we all have dvr's so we can rewind, but one halftime per game is enough.
-Even if the blue bars only happen on average every 100-200 hours, it could happen 20 minutes or 2 hours after the last incident. So it's not like you can watch worry-free for 100 hours after it happens.
Hopefully JVC can fix this soon and releases a public notice (could be simply in firmware notes) so we know it was diagnosed and fixed. If it turns out to be a hardware issue, that sounds like a really complicated problem that might involve a total recall (not the movie). Until we hear from JVC though, we don't know how easy or hard this problem will be to fix or if they even know how to fix it. That makes it hard to pull the trigger on a purchase.