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post #2431 of 2452 Old 11-19-2014, 11:45 AM
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Is that the only way to turn down the light? What about the iris is there any tricks?
If you search this thread you'll find your way into the service menu where you can tame the brightness all you want... down to total darkness.

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If you search this thread you'll find your way into the service menu where you can tame the brightness all you want... down to total darkness.
Hi, yes I have been in the service menu and adjusted the DB setting but nothing "sticks" it reverts to standard after power cycle, plus I am not 100% sure which parameter to adjust.

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Hi, yes I have been in the service menu and adjusted the DB setting but nothing "sticks" it reverts to standard after power cycle, plus I am not 100% sure which parameter to adjust.
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Adjust Max to kill the brightness and Min to reduce the black level. As far as sticking I don't remember... just that the color wheel speed never stuck.

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Hi again, well I can't get the iris settings to "stick" but for now I live with it but another issue I have is the ISF settings, after calibration in the ISF menu it doesn't "load" the ISF profile after power cycle, is there any setting I have overlooked? Thank you in advance

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Can someone help me out? My bulb that I replaced recently blew and was still under warranty. I just got the replacement back in the mail, but I have misplaced the piece of paper telling me which side of the connector is positive. I have to install the bare bulb into the housing. I know the wire coming off the back of the bulb is the positive, I'm just not sure which wire coming from the black connector is positive and negative. The connector end only fits in one way, so I know it will be correct going from housing to PJ. I also had written down the orientation of the bulb within the housing, but I'm not sure if that matters or not.

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Can someone help me out? My bulb that I replaced recently blew and was still under warranty. I just got the replacement back in the mail, but I have misplaced the piece of paper telling me which side of the connector is positive. I have to install the bare bulb into the housing. I know the wire coming off the back of the bulb is the positive, I'm just not sure which wire coming from the black connector is positive and negative. The connector end only fits in one way, so I know it will be correct going from housing to PJ. I also had written down the orientation of the bulb within the housing, but I'm not sure if that matters or not.

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Do you have a link as to where you bought the bulb?

All BenQ lamps come with the housing included. The knock offs require you to install a bulb in the housing. BenQ lamps are 2year 2000 hour warranty on these W6000's there's docs still somewhere if you google indicating as such.

How much did you pay?? My genuine BenQ ones have been $263 Canadian, but I have had 2 that blew within 200 hours. My W6000 is currently around 12,500 hours. Would be interested in saving some money in the future.

As for your question, the polarity of the bulb should not matter as it is just 2 electrodes that arc to fire the gas inside the bulb then maintain a voltage to keep it illuminated. The electrodes do not physically touch or have a filament. In fact, I believe it is a high voltage AC current that runs the bulb so polarity really wouldn't matter in that case. They are very similar to HID head lights, just more precise and calibrated manufacturing for color and output.

How did these 'aftermarket' bulbs work compared to the original BenQ lamp? I typically see a noticable drop off in brightness at 1500 hours, and almost unusable past 1700 in Economy mode.
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Do you have a link as to where you bought the bulb?

All BenQ lamps come with the housing included. The knock offs require you to install a bulb in the housing. BenQ lamps are 2year 2000 hour warranty on these W6000's there's docs still somewhere if you google indicating as such.

How much did you pay?? My genuine BenQ ones have been $263 Canadian, but I have had 2 that blew within 200 hours. My W6000 is currently around 12,500 hours. Would be interested in saving some money in the future.

As for your question, the polarity of the bulb should not matter as it is just 2 electrodes that arc to fire the gas inside the bulb then maintain a voltage to keep it illuminated. The electrodes do not physically touch or have a filament. In fact, I believe it is a high voltage AC current that runs the bulb so polarity really wouldn't matter in that case. They are very similar to HID head lights, just more precise and calibrated manufacturing for color and output.

How did these 'aftermarket' bulbs work compared to the original BenQ lamp? I typically see a noticable drop off in brightness at 1500 hours, and almost unusable past 1700 in Economy mode.
So, it doesn't matter where I put positive or negative, or which way I have the bulb turned???

This is my first bulb replacement in this one, I was told that genuine bulbs are pretty much all phillips or osram anyway so I thought I might as well just buy the bare bulb. Bought from Exclusivebulbs on amazon, they seem to have a good rep and good customer service.
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Can someone help me out? My bulb that I replaced recently blew and was still under warranty. I just got the replacement back in the mail, but I have misplaced the piece of paper telling me which side of the connector is positive. I have to install the bare bulb into the housing. I know the wire coming off the back of the bulb is the positive, I'm just not sure which wire coming from the black connector is positive and negative. The connector end only fits in one way, so I know it will be correct going from housing to PJ. I also had written down the orientation of the bulb within the housing, but I'm not sure if that matters or not.

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Looked at the housing from the plug side, bulb facing downward, the leads are on the right (which is also the side *without* the dust screen on the housing). The leads are different lengths, longer one obviously goes to the lamp tab furthest from the plug.

Also, looking at the housing in the same orientation, the short wire is on the left side of the plug. Maybe that's what you really needed? Both are black, dunno which is positive.

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Looked at the housing from the plug side, bulb facing downward, the leads are on the right (which is also the side *without* the dust screen on the housing). The leads are different lengths, longer one obviously goes to the lamp tab furthest from the plug.

Also, looking at the housing in the same orientation, the short wire is on the left side of the plug. Maybe that's what you really needed? Both are black, dunno which is positive.
Sorry can you explain that again? I'm holding the housing, bulb pointing to the floor, plug at 12 o'clock. Metal honeycomb thing is at 3 o'clock side. Would leads go to 9 o'clock side then? Thanks so much!
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Sorry can you explain that again? I'm holding the housing, bulb pointing to the floor, plug at 12 o'clock. Metal honeycomb thing is at 3 o'clock side. Would leads go to 9 o'clock side then? Thanks so much!
Yes, opposite side of the honeycomb.
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Hi again, well I can't get the iris settings to "stick" but for now I live with it but another issue I have is the ISF settings, after calibration in the ISF menu it doesn't "load" the ISF profile after power cycle, is there any setting I have overlooked? Thank you in advance

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Anyone able to adjust the iris setting and get it to stick? I want it at 75 but I have to manually set it every time I turn the projector on.
It reverts to 60 which I find is not clamping down enough.
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Anyone able to adjust the iris setting and get it to stick? I want it at 75 but I have to manually set it every time I turn the projector on.
It reverts to 60 which I find is not clamping down enough.
You are aware that it subtracts 13 after changing it and power cycling?
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I'm hoping someone here can help with what might be a stupid question...

I'm trying to disable the iris on my projector, at least temporarily for calibration purposes. I'm using the ISF menu to adjust my picture.

I have dynamic black turned off. However, when a movie is silent, I can hear a sound from the projector when the screen goes immediately to/from a light to dark scene. The best I can describe it is like the noise from a mechanical hard drive. Is this the iris or something else entirely? I seem to remember the iris being a high pitched sound, so I'm thinking it's something else.
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That's weird, it should be off but that is exactly what it sounds like. It can be disabled in the service menu too.
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That's weird, it should be off but that is exactly what it sounds like. It can be disabled in the service menu too.
Thank you! I disabled it in the service menu, and heard it open up to what I presume is the "off" position, I think that solves it for me if the setting sticks.
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Anyone here that uses his/her W6000 mostly for gaming and FPS games such as Battlefield, can elaborate on the input lag of this projector?

I am shopping around for a gaming 1080p projector and I have narrowed it down to the BenQ W6000 and Sony HW40ES. I can get a used W6000 for about $800 (less than 10 hours on lamp) and the Sony 40ES can be found used for ~$1500. Basically, I can save HALF by going with the W6000.

All I need to know is if the input lag on the W6000 is low. The Sony 40ES's input lag on game mode has been clocked at 24ms.

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Does anyone know what the model # of the Philips(?) bulb used in the W6000 is? thx
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If you search this thread you'll find your way into the service menu where you can tame the brightness all you want... down to total darkness.
Can someone PM me how to access the service menu to get to the various testing patterns
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Can someone PM me how to access the service menu to get to the various testing patterns
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on menu screen go to info menu last to the right and press up-down -up-down .be very carefull in there . good idea to shoot photos of original settings before change something.
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Has anyone replaced their bulb recently with one NOT from BenQ? Looking for an OEM bulb, but thinking I *might* be able to get it cheaper than the $300 BenQ is asking.
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