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I will be purchasing a JVC DILA projector and plan to install it in a hushbox.


Accordingly, it appears to me that the only way I have to turn it on is to leave the main on/off switch of the projector on the on position and use an external swith to turn on and off the current. Of course I understand that I can not turn it off until the projector fans have stopped.


My question is, will I have any problem with the power supply of the projector using this solution?


In a previous projector I had (Sharp) I wound up frying the power supply by the surge caused when I turned the external switch on.


Has anyone had this experience?


Raymond


[This message has been edited by Raymond (edited 06-30-2001).]
 

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There are a number of approaches to powering up your D-ILA, but it is not optimal or possible with X10. The projectors standby mode allows the projector to be receptive to both IR and RS232 signals. When in a hush box the IR window will be covered, but you can use a xantech or niles IR distribution systems with an emitter attached to IR window of the projector inside the hush box. This will give you power control, but not discrete on/off control.


In order to realize discrete on and off control you can utilize the free features of Mark Hunter's very able Dilard software package. There are discrete on and off commands that can be executed from a computer. This will require a connection from the RS232 port of the projector back to a serial port of a computer. If you wish to control this with an IR learning remote, you will need to purchase an IR distribution system and an IR keyboard.


Good luck. If you have any problems, many have done this on the forum.


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I use an external switch and it works fine. I've been doing it for a year. The power supply is very robust. I've noted no problems; it's the easiest solution in my opinion. Of course, YM (and power supply) MV!


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Thank you all for the replies.


It appears that I now have a series of options. However, I would like someone to confirm to me that there is no harm to the projector leaving it on the standby mode for extended periods of time, say one year.


Thanks again,

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My Dukane 9015 (JVC G-15) has been in standby for 2 years. I think that is the preferred state. Just leave it in standby and use the IR remote. Works fine with a Whisperflow box. I recommend an optical glass exit port which to me would mean that the IR remote could always reach the projector sensor even with a box that blocks IR signals. I filter all air entering the box and use the Sears "tool triggered switch" to shut down the fans automatically after the projector cool down cycle completes. Works like a charm. Vince
 

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The Sears Current Sensing Switch that Vlubbers mentioned seems like the way to go. I'm going to order one for my Whisperflow. I believe that the Whisperflow website has a direct link to the Sears website. www.whisperflow.com


The basic idea is that the switch is kind of like a power strip. But with the added benefit that one of the outlets (to the Projector) has a current sensor in it. When the projector turns on and off it turns on and off the other outlets, one of which will be to the hushbox.


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Raymond,welcome to the club;you won't be disappointed. As far as leaving the projector in standby and then using the remote to turn it on and off,no problem. Jim the JVC rep who visits the site on occasion answered this question about a year ago and I think since then mostpeople always leave their Dilas in standby. Do a forum search on his name and it should come up. I can't remember what his name is so if anyone can help Raymond on this feel free.

Now for the neat part. The Dila has a molded front section that is raised about 1/2" from the flat front section. This raised section contains the lens and the remote sensor. I had the front cover of my hush box molded to fit perfectly around this part of the projector.This leaves the lens and the remote sensor exposed for easy use,looks neat and with the aid of a little weather stripping to make the perfect seal keeps all that noise just where it belongs. I know some claim that optical glass works great but I just don't feel comfortable having the picture go through any more glass than it has to. Add a Pananmorph and who knows how much degradation of picture the extra glass could cause. Thats my feeling anyway. Lots of luck.
 

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Thanks guys, you have all provided me with a wealth of information.


Just one last question. Does anyone know if the Sears current sensor works on 220 volts?


Thanks again,


Raymond
 

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Hi Martin,


His name was Jim Taylor.


By the way, I have had my D-ILA projector in "standby" mode continually since it arrived at the house (well, except when I am watching it!). About 18 months straight now. It appears to consume only a minimal amount of power in this hibernation mode, and is very convenient since it wakes up on command (either IR or RS232).
 

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The Sears unit is rated 125 v.


But check Bosch or another Euro tool company. They are frequently used on commercial tools. Porter Cable, also a US company I realize, has been using one on their dry wall vacuum/sander for years.
 

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Is it ok to leave a JVC DILA always in standby mode and just use the power-up on the remote to turn on and off the lamp. The hushbox I will be using will be clear so I think the remote will work, but I wonder if leaving the projector always in standby mode is problematic.
 
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