I wanted to share my experience with the combination of a BenQ W1070 projector and the True Depth 3D glasses
I had never heard of True Depth until I read some reviews a couple weeks ago on Amazon, and then I emailed them (like many of us have) to double check the compatibility of these glasses with the W1070. Daniel told me they are compatible, but since then, he has been completely open about the current issue Kelvin has had with the noise interference and directed me to this link. Even with this isolated case (as far as I know so far) he wanted to be sure he does not hide anything from his customers. True Depth's customer support alone took away any reservations on giving these a try... they obviously want their customers happy and keep extremely good, open communication with them.
For the projector. after a couple weeks for searching reviews, specs and prices, nothing hit the perfect sweet spot like the BenQ W1070. I ordered through Amazon and received it just a week ago. I am not disappointed at all! I am using it with a 100" 16:9 screen and the picture is beautiful! When first shopping for a projector, I really had no intention of getting one that supports 3D. I'm a big fan of it (I have a 55" 3D LCD Toshiba) but with my current TV I experienced quite a bit of ghosting so the fun wore off quick. Once I saw the W1070 included 3D, I became more and more interested in seeing 3D on, not only a huge screen, but also in DLP.
I thought all of my researching headaches were gone, but now I found myself going through all this research again, only this time it was for glasses. I decided not to go with BenQ's glasses, mainly because of their price. The reviews were all "hit and miss" but when I came across True Depth, I found the same balance of price, quality and features that I seemed to have found with the W1070. And the reviews all seemed very good. So I ordered 4 pair and they came just 3 days ago.
Here is my review of True Depth 3D
(used with the BenQ W1008
I love the style of True Depth! I compared them to my Toshiba 3D glasses (that's all I had to go by) and they actually look stylish for 3D glasses compared to the ridiculous looks of the Toshiba.COMFORT:
True Depth is much more balanced than my other brand and spreads out the grip in a larger area around the ears to eliminate painful pressure points, and because of this firm hold, it takes almost all of the weight/pressure off the nose and makes them very comfortable to wear. Very well balanced, stay in place perfect without any fear of them falling off. With the addition of 3 different size nose pieces, I imagine most ages/sizes will have a similar experience. Watch about 3 hours of video with no discomfort or any marks left on my face.CONVENIENCE:
They're rechargeable! What more could you say or want!VIEWING:
They have excellent contrast, but they do not make the picture too dark. They seem to allow more of the light from the picture to come through when the shutter is open, so the picture is brighter. The colors even seemed richer looking through the glasses, with good shadow detail which brings out the depth even better! I did not see any uniformity issues with mine and the red tint on the screen the projector produces turns black with no hint of red when the glasses are on.SYNCING:
The most important feature is how well they sync. I have a family of 4 and with all of us wearing them, they never lost sync once. Although it was in a completely dark room, but that's the only way I would ever watch a 3D movie anyway
Most important... I noticed ZERO crosstalk on these glasses! I was able to look around the screen at different depths and actually focus in on what I was looking at, without the "out of focus", blurry confusion that crosstalk causes. This was a treat, because I always dealt with this issue with the Toshiba and that's why 3D movies have taken a backseat until now. Also, using the DLP technology is a step up in quality 3D compared to LCD in my opinion. I highly recommend watching the IMAX 3D Blu Ray, Grand Canyon Adventure. The slow motion water bubbles that come out of the screen are amazing in 3D! I actually ordered this from True Depth too. On a side note: My 11 year old son has always got headaches from our other 3D TV, with this set up he did not. May have to do with faster shutter speed and no crosstalk I would imagine.
These are just well designed glasses and do not feel cheap. And the piece of mind that they are backed with what appears to be wonderful customer support, from everyone's feedback, is worth tons.
I am very curious what this issue could be with the humming sound Kelvin is experiencing. Like a couple others, I too listened to mine in a very quite room and held my ear up to ever surface and I could not hear anything.
I heard that a few months ago there was a firmware issue with the W1070 that had to do with the remote control not able to communicate sometimes with the projector. That was a concern, but I made sure that before I ordered I was receiving the most up to date firmware. Which it is, and this was just manufactured in January 2013. Is it at all possible that this could be an issue with the projector and somehow a firmware issue (with syncing?) also is causing this feedback noise??? I ordered my glasses straight from True Depth, to also make sure I have the latest firmware there too.
The only other thing I could think of was other electronic interference. But it sounds like Kelvin already tried to eliminate all of this (maybe short of trying it in a different home/building/etc.??). It would be interesting to try those same glasses with a different W1070 to get some more insight, because 3 pair seems to pretty much rule out a defective pair.
I'm glad they are working together it sounds like to get to the bottom of this, but at the same time I am glad I did not delay ordering because I'd be missing out right now
I really love them and I do wish I had other brands to compare them to for curiosity sake, but for happiness sake, I made the right choice!
I hope this has helped those in my shoes trying to make the same decisions I was a couple weeks ago and I'll keep checking in just in case you have any specific questions for me.