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9 hours ago, oztheatre said:

 

Al, have you changed out your hdmi cable? If you have a powered one?

I can assure you its not the cable...

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well good timing as a new N7 arrived in time for moving on my x7000     UNPACKING Firstly I have to say JVC have VERY much beefed up the packaging on this new JVC series the polystyrene

Got it up but holy smoke it was heavy....... Currently running 1.18 firmware and needed 1 click red and blue to align. Colors are so bright and the blacks look so good. N7 must be bloody amazing. Pl

Another happy N7 owner here. Got mine about 6 weeks ago upgrading from a HD350. Absolutely blown away with the out of box performance. Bought mine aware of potential issues but have been a happy

Guys I'm seeing an aweful lot of HDMI cable queries and potential issues.

 

Have any of you thought of getting rid of the long HDMI run and simply running the signal through Cat 6 cable?

 

I'm just completing a HT setup and my installer used a Blustream HEX100CS-TX transmitter which transmits the signal over Cat 6, full 4K signal up to 70m.

 

About $1000 for the kit which is close to what some of these fancy HDMI cables are selling for in long lengths.

 

HDBaseT™ CSC Extender Set Supporting HDMI 2.0 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 up to 70m (1080p up to 100m), Bi-directional IR & RS-232, EDID Management, HDMI Loop Out, Audio Breakout, Bi-directional PoC, HDCP 2.2

 

Anyway, I thought with the cable issues mentioned this might be worth a try.

 

It works perfectly.

 

https://avaustralia.com.au/blustream-hex100cs-4k-uhd-hdmi-2-0-csc-hdbaset-extender-kit-70m/

 

Hope this may help someone.

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19 hours ago, homerlovesbeer said:

Guys I'm seeing an aweful lot of HDMI cable queries and potential issues.

 

Have any of you thought of getting rid of the long HDMI run and simply running the signal through Cat 6 cable?

 

I'm just completing a HT setup and my installer used a Blustream HEX100CS-TX transmitter which transmits the signal over Cat 6, full 4K signal up to 70m.

 

About $1000 for the kit which is close to what some of these fancy HDMI cables are selling for in long lengths.

 

HDBaseT™ CSC Extender Set Supporting HDMI 2.0 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 up to 70m (1080p up to 100m), Bi-directional IR & RS-232, EDID Management, HDMI Loop Out, Audio Breakout, Bi-directional PoC, HDCP 2.2

 

Anyway, I thought with the cable issues mentioned this might be worth a try.

 

It works perfectly.

 

https://avaustralia.com.au/blustream-hex100cs-4k-uhd-hdmi-2-0-csc-hdbaset-extender-kit-70m/

 

Hope this may help someone.

 

 

Fibre optic HDMI cable appears to be the best solution currently  - no need for transmitters etc since everything is built in to the cable.

 

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1 hour ago, TP1 said:

 

 

Fibre optic HDMI cable appears to be the best solution currently  - no need for transmitters etc since everything is built in to the cable.

 

 

Rightyo.....  I just thought this may help somebody who already has a CAT6 run of considerable length and wants to use HDMI..... no need to rip walls apart and rewire. 

 

Cheers

 

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1 hour ago, homerlovesbeer said:

 

Rightyo.....  I just thought this may help somebody who already has a CAT6 run of considerable length and wants to use HDMI..... no need to rip walls apart and rewire. 

 

Cheers

 

hi it all comes down to length... basically under 9.2 m there are passive premium certified cables can use and quite affordable at max cost between $12 and $59. am using one of the 9.2m premium certified ones and also a 10m passive uncertified thats also affordable at $69 and passes all tests and off every device i have. the uncertified one is system dependant ... there are some systems it wont work in... eg yamaha aVR with apparently weak hdmi output likely not work... but for years its been fine in my system . at 10m and over really fibre is the go... and there are ruipro for instance where a 10m one os $245... to 20m one for $309. so we are well catered for cable wise :) 

 

re ripping walls apart ... there isnt a need usually. not everyone might have cat6 running between avr and projector... but its good you have made folks aware of the option of cat 6 and sure folks looking for solutions will also consider this amongst other solutions  :)

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1 hour ago, TP1 said:

 

 

Fibre optic HDMI cable appears to be the best solution currently  - no need for transmitters etc since everything is built in to the cable.

 

Yes ;there is also the issue of length and how much bandwidth is being sent ; this cat6 extender may well be affected by extra metadata like 12bit dolby vision  - if your sending to a led panel not a projector..

 

HDMI 2.0 4 Port Extender Over Cat 5E/6 with 4 Receivers (auselectronicsdirect.com.au)

 

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Extend the signal transmission distance up to 35 meters at the resolution of
4K2K@60Hz, 50 meters at 4K2K@30Hz, 60 meters at 1080P@60Hz via a
single CAT6/6a/7 cable

 

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2 hours ago, homerlovesbeer said:

 

Rightyo.....  I just thought this may help somebody who already has a CAT6 run of considerable length and wants to use HDMI..... no need to rip walls apart and rewire. 

 

Cheers

 

Nothing wrong with suggestions mate. That's how we learn. There's more than one way to skin a cat.?

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I've only put a few hours on my projector whilst the cinema room is getting painted, if anyone in Sydney knows someone who doesn't charge an eye watering amount to install the projector in the roof, build and mount a screen on the wall please let me know.

 

 

 

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So I've finally had a bit of time today to unpack the N5 and just make sure it fires up and throws a picture.

Other than focus I haven't played with any settings, and it's throwing onto a cream coloured wall (in the temp rental I'm in, for hopefully only a few more weeks) with no light control and it's a 1080p bd i have in, but I have to say the pq is great none the less.

 

Pics are just off my phone so not 100%.

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17 hours ago, srsly2 said:

I've only put a few hours on my projector whilst the cinema room is getting painted, if anyone in Sydney knows someone who doesn't charge an eye watering amount to install the projector in the roof, build and mount a screen on the wall please let me know.

hi srlsly, any handy man likely help. ? most specialist stores have someone they use... just matter of asking....probably rely on you as 2nd pair of arms ? but likely thats fine by you ? to get things up ? probably simplest cheapest option and will get the job done :) 

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tonight my N7 when paused on a bluray came up with the purple vertical bars similar to the photos that DrummerBoy posted. The unit is just over a year old and this is the first instance. Restarting the projector rectified the issue.

 

From what I have read it appears to be a known issue, and I am guessing that its likely to happen again.

 

Have others had experience just out of warranty and what has JVC's response been?

 

 

 

 

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9 minutes ago, Jonoht said:

tonight my N7 when paused on a bluray came up with the purple vertical bars similar to the photos that DrummerBoy posted. The unit is just over a year old and this is the first instance. Restarting the projector rectified the issue.

 

From what I have read it appears to be a known issue, and I am guessing that its likely to happen again.

 

Have others had experience just out of warranty and what has JVC's response been?

 

 

 

 

I am afraid its VERY common with the JVC "N" series.......the ONLY fix is to send the PJ in for repair and replacement of the DD ( Digital Drive )  mainboard..  

 

Yes it will re occur again....more and more frequent as time goes on.. ☹️

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Jonoht said:

Have others had experience just out of warranty and what has JVC's response been?

 

 

 

 


Should be a 3 year warranty in Australia. 

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2 minutes ago, cindernat said:


Should be a 3 year warranty in Australia. 

 

Yep !! 

 

BTW... i would  be offloading any of the "N" series BEFORE the 3 yr period is up !! ?

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45 minutes ago, wooferocau said:

 

Yep !! 

 

BTW... i would  be offloading any of the "N" series BEFORE the 3 yr period is up !! ?

 

Sadly, and this is the only company I know of that does this.. JVC warranties are not transferable. I was shocked to find that out.

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13 hours ago, oztheatre said:

 

Sadly, and this is the only company I know of that does this.. JVC warranties are not transferable. I was shocked to find that out.

 

Wow that's pretty appalling :no:

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Hey guys, when watching HDR, which colour profile are you on? Bt2020 normal or wide? Can one even achieve proper HDR in normal?

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3 hours ago, scottrichardson said:

Hey guys, when watching HDR, which colour profile are you on? Bt2020 normal or wide? Can one even achieve proper HDR in normal?

hi scott, if you go normal it doesnt engage the WCG (wide colour gamut filter) to appreciate the wider colour gamut 4k uhd has to offer. selecting wide pulls in the wide filter... will hear it moving into place. 

 

on the JVCs we only loose in order of 10-15% luminance with filter in place so well worth using unless very desperate for output. particularly on the N series with the HT optimiser you can get very decent 4k HDR result with as little as 22-23FL :) as takes into account projection parameters like output setting, lamp life and throw and such :) so yeah use it if can :) once select it for 4k uhd material it will always come on as default for those. so its set forget.

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3 hours ago, betty boop said:

hi scott, if you go normal it doesnt engage the WCG (wide colour gamut filter) to appreciate the wider colour gamut 4k uhd has to offer. selecting wide pulls in the wide filter... will hear it moving into place. 

 

on the JVCs we only loose in order of 10-15% luminance with filter in place so well worth using unless very desperate for output. particularly on the N series with the HT optimiser you can get very decent 4k HDR result with as little as 22-23FL :) as takes into account projection parameters like output setting, lamp life and throw and such :) so yeah use it if can :) once select it for 4k uhd material it will always come on as default for those. so its set forget.


I had my projector calibrated last week and without the filter I was only getting 21fL with peak white. Projector is about 4.8m from the screen and my screen is a 165” scope screen. So about 130” for 16x9 stuff. 
 

Sadly he didn’t calibrate the system with the wide/filter enabled. Only without it as he prefers this method. He said my SDR output post-calibration was the best he’s seen. And I agree it does look amazing. However most of what I watch is HDR. 

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I had my projector calibrated last week and without the filter I was only getting 21fL with peak white. Projector is about 4.8m from the screen and my screen is a 165” scope screen. So about 130” for 16x9 stuff. 
 

Sadly he didn’t calibrate the system with the wide/filter enabled. Only without it as he prefers this method. He said my SDR output post-calibration was the best he’s seen. And I agree it does look amazing. However most of what I watch is HDR. 

 

hi scott if running a 165" scope screen.. thats actually a 175" 16:9 screen ! projected that are zoom for scope....which is huge and so the 21FL achieving is understandable and makes sense in that case if calibrator has done so without filter....

 

id leave as is .... :) 

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13 hours ago, betty boop said:

 

hi scott if running a 165" scope screen.. thats actually a 175" 16:9 screen ! projected that are zoom for scope....which is huge and so the 21FL achieving is understandable and makes sense in that case if calibrator has done so without filter....

 

id leave as is .... :) 

 

I do use an anamorphic lens. No zoom required. But still I hear you.

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Good morning all,

 

I thought I would let everyone here know the outcome of my noisy DI issue. As you may or may not remember, the first authorised repairer couldn't find the issue (or, if you asked me, didn't have the time to spend finding it) and had me pick it up without even opening it up. After some more liaising between myself, my retailer and JVC, JVC asked me to take it to another place out the other side of town. I did so and they were able to observe and record the DI behaviour/fault, and sent the issue off to JVC requesting lens replacement. Had to come from Japan but only took 2 or so weeks. Had it back within 2.5 weeks but had to wait another 2 weeks for my AV guy to be available to put it back up for me. That was yesterday. Projector is now working like a charm, so a great outcome (finally).

 

Urge anyone with noisy DI problem to get this sorted before warranty runs out. Can recommend the place I ended up taking it to in Melbourne.

 

Thanks to all who offered input and a shoulder to cry on ;)

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7 minutes ago, cindernat said:

Urge anyone with noisy DI problem to get this sorted before warranty runs out. Can recommend the place I ended up taking it to in Melbourne.

hi cinder, good to know problem eventually resolved :) good the part from japan fix etc didmd take too long ! covid considering !

 

do post place ended up taking too that recommend,. its always good for folk to know good repair / service outlets for things :)

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hi cinder, good to know problem eventually resolved :) do post place ended up taking too that recommend,. its always good for folk to know good repair / service outlets for things :)

 Good point Al, it was Pro Tech Hifi in Ringwood (Stuart). Almost an hour from me (and on tenterhooks driving with the projector in the back!) but it was worth it in the end.

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ps there is a v3.52 firmware update, according to Mike G on AVS its only just a touch up for autocal... which I no longer use so no need to update. it still has the 3.5 advisory about making note of all your settings before applying... which i tend to do with every update on anything these days :D 

 

https://www3.jvckenwood.com/english/download/dla-nx9_dla-nx7_dla-nx5_dla-n7_dla-n5_dla-n11_dla-n8_dla-n6_dla-rs3000_dla-rs2000_dla-rs1000/dl.html

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i see a couple of folk doing the update from v3.5 to v3.52 and saying it hasn't wiped anything, all menu and settings etc all stay ....

 

additionally there appears to be a hdmi switching fix which apparently occasionaly can catch out in some circumstances... not that am  having any of those either ... :) 

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8 hours ago, cindernat said:

 Good point Al, it was Pro Tech Hifi in Ringwood (Stuart). Almost an hour from me (and on tenterhooks driving with the projector in the back!) but it was worth it in the end.

Ah good stuff Nat, glad you got it sorted. I’ll  gave to do mine sooner or later so I’ll try and go to these guys. 
 

I assume they kept the projector whilst waiting for the new lens?

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8 minutes ago, Hansel said:

I assume they kept the projector whilst waiting for the new lens?

Hi Hansel. He said I was welcome to pick it up again but I wasn’t going to trek that far & also have to get my AV guy out (who often can’t come out for 1-2 weeks) only to have to take it back again. 
 

Yep worth getting it fixed for sure. 

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On 23/03/2021 at 11:48 AM, betty boop said:

if a yam, then yes forget the comsol. 

 

yes with any cable ... make sure try first (even ruipro - ezyhd suggest this)and id do it over a month ! pump as much as can over all sources can. try push the limit. eg with gemini man on 4k uhd doing 4k 50/60, same off apple tv 4k

 

units like xbox one x, appletv 4 and pana 4k uhd player, oppo 203/5 all have cable test. so can select highest band width signal and test the cable and drop back if doesnt work. 

 

once tested and happy then run the cable through walls etc. otherwise its a pain to have to replace ...

 

Thanks for the help. The Audioquest HDMI is doing the job quite nicely at the moment :) 

Out of the box, the colours and contrast are quite good.

 

I have the JVC Calibration util downloaded ready to go, but have not yet acquired a SypderX or X-Rite. 

Where are people getting them from, or anyone in outer east Victoria have one to sell or borrow please?

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45 minutes ago, gwavz said:

 

Thanks for the help. The Audioquest HDMI is doing the job quite nicely at the moment :) 

Out of the box, the colours and contrast are quite good.

 

I have the JVC Calibration util downloaded ready to go, but have not yet acquired a SypderX or X-Rite. 

Where are people getting them from, or anyone in outer east Victoria have one to sell or borrow please?

hi gwavz, great the cable is working !  and its pretty decent out of box.

 

sorry i know quoted me but i cant help with regards spyder or xrite. I used to once own both and used spyder on last gen jvc and write on gen before. but have since moved on to pro calibration. I dont think an autocal = calibration. it really only whips gamma into shape back to factory so not much point doing an autocal on a brand new out of box unit i would suggest.

 

if wanting a full calibration with xrite its quite a steep learning curve. so unless planing on taking that up, can heartedly suggest a pro calibration....probably cost you same by time buy both meters !  some good calibrators around and some of us have used Tony at clarity when he comes around melbourne way, had mine done late last year and was over the moon with the result :)

 

 

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