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What is a JVC B-stock

What is a JVC B-stock
« on: October 22, 2016, 06:00:15 AM »
Often times I am asked what is a JVC B-stock projector. So I thought I would put it in a post. A B-stock JVC is a projector that was returned to JVC. We do not know why it was returned. It could be a customer return due to a problem. A customer return because customer thought he had a problem, which turned out to be caused from another piece of equipment and the projector got the blame. You would be surprised at how many times that happens. It could also be a projector that was used as a demo.

JVC puts these projectors back to factory spec and we buy them. When we get a JVC B-stock, we power all of them up, then once warmed up, we connect a test pattern generator and check focus and convergence. We also check the other controls. We also check the firmware and if it does not have the latest firmware, we load it into the projector. If it passes our inspection, we sell it, if not, it goes back to JVC to repair or dump. A B-stock projector will have 200 or less hours on the lamp, though most of the time we see between 3 and 60 hours. A B-stock carries the same manufacturer's warranty as a new JVC. Those interested in a B-stock should contact us and inquire. When we hear about B-stock availability, we will post in the forum.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2017, 07:09:47 AM by AVSMike »
Mike Garrett
AV Science Sales
585-671-2968
mike@avscience.com

JVC, Sony, Epson, Marantz, Denon, Yamaha, Onkyo, Stewart, Seymour, Screen Innovations, Screen Excellence, DNP, Carada, Da-Lite, Vutec, Triad, SVS, Martin Logan, Def Tech, RBH, M&K and many other brands.

Re: What is a JVC B-stock
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2016, 02:10:06 PM »
Thanks, Mike.

When they come with 0 hours, does that imply they have a fresh bulb, or just that the counter has been reset?

- Tim

Re: What is a JVC B-stock
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2016, 04:42:04 PM »
It means JVC put a new lamp in it. :)
Mike Garrett
AV Science Sales
585-671-2968
mike@avscience.com

JVC, Sony, Epson, Marantz, Denon, Yamaha, Onkyo, Stewart, Seymour, Screen Innovations, Screen Excellence, DNP, Carada, Da-Lite, Vutec, Triad, SVS, Martin Logan, Def Tech, RBH, M&K and many other brands.

Re: What is a JVC B-stock
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2016, 03:54:55 AM »
Thanks Mike.  Good to know.
JVC-4910, Samsung 64H5000, LG 60PA6550
Oppo 93, Oppo 83SE, DirecTV HR44-200, Roku 3
Marantz AV7702, Onkyo PR-SC5507, Onkyo TX-NR3008
Parasound A51, Parasound HCA-806A, Emotiva UPA-1s, Marantz MA-500s
Paradigm Studio V4s and V5s, Hsu subs X2

Re: What is a JVC B-stock
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2016, 12:07:35 PM »
I bought my only JVC projector so far, the RS45 b-stock and it has been phenomenal. The discount over MSRP was pretty great to boot.
Equipment list:
Video: JVC RS500, 138" Elite EZ Frame 2:35:1 Screen, Oppo UDP-203, DirecTV Genie,
Audio: Denon X4000, Mains: Paradigm Prestige 85F, Center: Paradigm Prestige 55C Sides: Paradigm Monitor 7 V6, Rears: Polk TSI100, Subwoofer: HSU VTF3 MK4.
Other: Monster Power HTS-5100, GIK Acoustic Room Treatments, HD Fury Linker

Re: What is a JVC B-stock
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2016, 12:56:40 PM »
Highly considering this...(especially if the current series JVCs didn't have such horrible input lag for gaming).  Keeping my eye open for a possible update to remedy this ;-) .  Also, does Epson do anything like this?

Re: What is a JVC B-stock
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2016, 03:01:06 PM »
Highly considering this...(especially if the current series JVCs didn't have such horrible input lag for gaming).  Keeping my eye open for a possible update to remedy this ;-) .  Also, does Epson do anything like this?

Yes. Need to call. :)
Mike Garrett
AV Science Sales
585-671-2968
mike@avscience.com

JVC, Sony, Epson, Marantz, Denon, Yamaha, Onkyo, Stewart, Seymour, Screen Innovations, Screen Excellence, DNP, Carada, Da-Lite, Vutec, Triad, SVS, Martin Logan, Def Tech, RBH, M&K and many other brands.

Re: What is a JVC B-stock
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2016, 06:26:00 PM »
My B-stock RS400, purchased through Mike, appeared indistinguishable from a new factory fresh unit.  From the double boxing to the enclosed detailed list of tests performed to its immaculate appearance it was clearly what I was hoping to see.  I actually think my B-stock was better than new because a new unit could have arrived with a mfg glitch (mechanical, convergence error, etc.)  But with the rigorous AVS exam detailed in the top post, no chance.  Eighty-eight hours in, I couldn't be more pleased. 

Re: What is a JVC B-stock
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2016, 12:34:05 PM »
Very, very good to know.  I would certainly consider this!

RM