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Hi,


perhaps somebody can advise. I have the opportunity to get hold of a G11 demo unit for the price of 5000 US$. I don't know yet how old it is and how many hours are on it, but I will get a new or almost new bulb with it. Mint condition and 6 months JVC warranty.


I will take a look at it sometime later this week.


What do you say?


Thanks

Mike
 

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Even if it has a few (mine has 2-4, but I almost never see them, as in twice per year for a 3 sec interval) and if the lamp is a second lamp (a spare) then I think it is a very good deal. Watch video with it before pitching it out because of any pixels. If it is a demo unit, maybe you can demo it for a week and see for yourself.


How did you calculate the six month warranty?


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Yes, this is a good deal. Do you know if its calibrated or not? If it is, then its an even better deal. Make sure it has low hours on the lamp. A new lamp would set you back about $800 and that would make the deal not as good.


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How did you calculate the six month warranty?


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I could get it directly from JVC in Germany. I was quoted the 6 months. Apparently they offer this kind of warranty on all types of demo units they sell.
 

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Yes, this is a good deal. Do you know if its calibrated or not? If it is, then its an even better deal. Make sure it has low hours on the lamp. A new lamp would set you back about $800 and that would make the deal not as good.


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I seriously doubt it to be calibrated. I may have the chance to get it - at a price of course :rolleyes:


I was promised low lamp hours. There must be some kind of lamp counter, right? Is this easily accessible for verification?
 

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Mike,


As long as it doesn't have any bad pixels, it sounds like a very good deal.


Good luck,

-Dean.
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Sounds great, thanks! I hope this is THE opportunity to rid myself off my trusted old W400 that was with me for almost 3 years. :)


How do you check a D-ILA for bad pixel - are they sometimes stuck as on a regular LCD panel or just dead?
 

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Pixels stuck in an "off" position are not really noticable. Worry about stuck "on" pixels -- visible when the projector is in "video mute" as a speck of light on the scren -- red, green or blue.


A worse problem, though less common, is to have misaligned panels. This means that when showing a white grid on black background, you see some lines which correctly display pure white and then the pixels immediately next to these are black. With a misaligned panel, you will see color fringes rather than white and black.
 

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First of all, thanks a lot to everybody's helpful comments.


Now, I have taken the journey to D-ILA country. Last night I drove to JVC Professional in Germany, which is about 50 miles from home theater.


The lamp hat 127 hours and the panel features 4 dead pixels, two of which are directly adjacent to one another. Since they are dead (as in constantly off) they are very hard to spot from a distance.


I will run a few tests now and promise to let you know on this forum on how my setup performs after this upgrade.


Thanks again

Mike
 
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