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post #3331 of 3794 Old 05-08-2013, 02:14 PM
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In case anyone wants to know, I spoke to "Big River" and "V/A" and they would not price match.

"PP" will! PM me if you want the contact info for who I spoke with.

Anyone bought through pcrush? They have squaretrade for the extended warranty.

PP has Warrantech.

Searched the forums but nobody has posted anything regarding Warrantech in a few years best I could find. The threads I did see seemed to be positive.

Squaretrade seems to have some positive reviews as well.

Anyone have anything different to say about either of them?

Didn't get an extended warranty, but did purchase through PP and they price matched another big store's price on the latest BenQ 3D glasses, so not entirely surprised that they would be so accommodating with regards to the projector itself. I'm just sorry I didn't know about PCCrush before I placed my W7000 order with PP about a month ago. Oh well. Good find!
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what glasses are recommended with w7000?
Has anyone tried these?

http://www.amazon.com/3DTV-Corp-DLP-LINK-Projectors-Mitsubishi/dp/B004G2VJM6/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1368081107&sr=1-1&keywords=dlp+link+3d+rechargable+glasses
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Has anyone put a ND filter on and can say how much it improved blacks?

Have they compared it to other projectors?

Or how much it drops the light output?
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Well, for about three weeks I've read as many forums as I could before my head exploded. That's now fixed due to my extended warranty with the hospital, which I highly recommend purchasing at birth. At this point I'm sold on dlp as I had it in my 73" Mitsubishi that died (see want ads tongue.gif ), and we love 3d so I wanted the best for that format. Have a throwdown 50" Samsung to watch everything else on....sooo small.....and will enlarge that a bit in the future. Also, I gave up convergence when my tube Hitachi projector went away, been there, done that so the Epson was out, and don't want to spend any more money than that.

Which brings me to my 7000 question. The room I have to use is big, 20 x 12 by so high of a ceiling it has it's own weather up there, and until it gets dark, probably only 80% dimmed with all the shades that can be closed. So mounting has to be either in front of the sofa in the 7 to 9 foot range, or behind it and a walkway, at 18 feet. I've been trying to figure out how to wedge a 1080st or 1070 with some type of permanent mounting to the coffee table and it can be done, but will look really bad, and I dread trying to make the wiring that runs to it look okay on the short nap carpet. But it would be bright.

I'd prefer to mount it on the back wall, but it will be just about 18 ft which, from what I've read, is okay but dims the image quite a bit. Since it's all about 3d goodness at our house, will the 7000 have enough oomph to give us punchy 3d in a very darkened room from that distance on a 1:1 white screen 110"? (at least as bright as the Mitsubishi did?) We know we can't have a decently bright picture during the day. And if by chance it does, would it make more sense to wait for the w1500 to come out instead of buying the olderish technology 7000?

Or, would it be better to kludge some kind of setup with a 1080st/1070?

We did have a brief hope with the Sharp 30000, until the light output info, and all hopes dashed there.

I know this is a broken record question, but even with all the forum information, especially Zombie's comparos, in the end it seems like every person's situation has some kind of unique twist to it. Thanks for any information and light that can be shed!

Nice post, I appreciate the writing skill.
We are coming from a high end Benq (PE8720) and considered a W7000.
We went with the Sharp Z30K for build quality, powered lens controls and contrast. We shoot from an elevated cathedral ceiling mount at about a 17 foot throw, close to your set up.
However, we have a 110" High Power (2.8) screen. We watched Prometheus in 3D last night. Visually spectacular, OK movie.
We use the "Stage" setting for 3D and it's very bright. For 2D we go to a movie setting, because otherwise it's too bright.
With your rear shelf mount, the High Power screen is a "no brainer". I guaranty you will have more brightness than you need.
FWIW, if 3D contrast and overall DLP "pop" are important to you, then consider that Zombie just switched out his W7000 for A Z30K. Also Art at PR rated it the best "value" projector <$2K.
Go High Power either way...
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I hope Benq releases W8000, with DLP chip DC3 or DC4 in a bigger chassis like the W5000 which was very quiet.

Any word on a new Benq projector? I'm pretty much sold on the W7000 but I was frustrated to read that it is Louder than my W5000. I run the W5000 in eco and it's VERY quiet.

A W8000 with 20ms input lag (like the Benq W1070) and quieter operation would be my preference.

My W5000 has been an absolute champ other than black levels and gaming. The input lag is brutal.
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I was leaning strongly toward the W7000. Unfortunately, now that the price is coming down, I'm finding myself moving away from it. A big reason is that its stuck with a DC2 DLP chip. My long-in-the-tooth Infocus 7210 uses a DC-3 panel. I think it is inexcusable to use such an old chip in a new projector, particularly one priced near $2K. Of course part numbers don't matter as much as performance but when I read a review that states that the W7000 has the worst contrast numbers the reviewer has tested, I hesitate.

IMO, the newer shorter-throw Benqs are much better value, if they work in your set-up. Unfortunately, I really prefer a longer throw, so I'm still evaluating my options.
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Pretty much the same here, I missed the part where the w7000 has a 4x color wheel instead of a 6x, and the chip is an old one. So I'm going to wait for the W1500. Hopefully it will arrive sooner than later.
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It is 4x by a default setting, it can be changed to 6x in the service menu. In Dynamic mode it is always running at 6x I believe, whether you change the value or not.


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For what it's worth I used to see rainbows all the time with the W6000 and even if I go looking for them with the W7000 they are extremely hard to find.

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It is 4x by a default setting, it can be changed to 6x in the service menu. In Dynamic mode it is always running at 6x I believe, whether you change the value or not.

When you switch to 3X (6X actual@120hz) in the Menu, don't you have to live with it locked into "high fan" mode as well?

Living the HT Dream...now in 4D.
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I am not sure if the FAN goes into high, I guess, didn't really pay attention, but yah the NOISE is quite loud in 6x mode for sure. It will bother quite a few. I would say this PJ in 6x mode is probably the noisiest PJ I've had here if I had to guess. You can definitely change the fan speeds as well, but I definitely would not do so, there might be a reason the fan goes into high (if it does).

I think it is the color wheel I am hearing so loud more than the fan, I can test it later by switching 24p to 60hz and see if that was the color wheel or the fan, probably the wheel.


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guys new benq W7000 is here with me. pls point me to the set of things I should check?
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guys new benq W7000 is here with me. pls point me to the set of things I should check?

Hook’er up, plug-er in, fire’re up, set the PJ to fit your screen, set your zoom & focus and you should be good-ta-go.

I got my new W7000 a couple of months ago and it worked and looked great right out of the box. Had to do a little calibrating with brightness and contrast (according to personal taste), but not much.

Also, here's a helpful hint someone posted: when in 3D mode, go to the Picture Advanced menu and turn off the Brilliant Color. It will actually brighten the picture.

Enjoy!

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it is version 1.0. should I return? or is there a way to upgrade it myself? or take it to a local benq shop/ service stn. will check 3d and movies when I get a longer cable. for now just connected to the laptop and everything seems ok. but do give me a list of things to check.
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it says effective lamp hours 0
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it is version 1.0. should I return? or is there a way to upgrade it myself? or take it to a local benq shop/ service stn. will check 3d and movies when I get a longer cable. for now just connected to the laptop and everything seems ok. but do give me a list of things to check.

If it was made in late 2012, then 1.0 is up to date.

No you can't update it yourself.

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wow that sounds great. how to find out the manufacturing date?
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Mine had it clearly labeled on the box. Probably on the projector too. Mine is the original style which I think was made in 12/2011 (which of course came with old firmware and needed an update to 1.03). I think all the ones made at least from the fall of 2012 should be the new style and hence not require any update (I don't think any update exists for them at this point).
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on the projector, it says Nov 2012, Rev 00-100. So it has latest fw, even if the menu says 1.0, I guess. Checked it with some ambient light and it works very well. I am happy with the purchase.
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Has anyone put a ND filter on and can say how much it improved blacks?

Have they compared it to other projectors?

Or how much it drops the light output?

Anybody?
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In the few first pages of the thread, I believe several folks experimented with different ND filters. There was some discussion on how to mount them, overall results, etc.

You can also cut down the light output by closing down the iris in the service menu. I'll reply back to your PM's today.
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In the few first pages of the thread, I believe several folks experimented with different ND filters. There was some discussion on how to mount them, overall results, etc.

You can also cut down the light output by closing down the iris in the service menu. I'll reply back to your PM's today.

Thanks Jason. I must have missed those posts. I'll go back and try to find them now.
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Perhaps a minor point, but given the current price of the W7000, should this thread be moved over to the 'under-$3,000' projector forum?
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It is based on MSRP not street price,


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It is based on MSRP not street price,

Understood - but the MSRP as identified by BenQ is now $2499.
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The under 3K forum doesn't get the same traffic as the 3K+ forum. This projector (when new) was closer to the price / feature set of the 3K+ MSRP models than many of the ~1 - 1.5k projectors being discussed in the other forum.

The wealth of information in this particular thread would not here had it been started in the under 3K forum.

Since prices have changed quite a bit over the last 2 years, it should probably be split between 2500+ and 2500-
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This projector (when new) was closer to the price / feature set of the 3K+ MSRP models than many of the ~1 - 1.5k projectors being discussed in the other forum.
Since prices have changed quite a bit over the last 2 years, it should probably be split between 2500+ and 2500-
MSRP on this projector was less than 3 grand when it was first released.

See post 6 of this thread.
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my reasoning for putting this thread in the 3K+ forum still stands. it was close enough to the price category & there would not have been nearly 250k views and the wealth of information present in this thread if it was in the under 3K thread.
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how to tell if this is w7000+ or w7000? Manufacturing date Nov 2012 and in menu version is 1.0
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my reasoning for putting this thread in the 3K+ forum still stands. it was close enough to the price category & there would not have been nearly 250k views and the wealth of information present in this thread if it was in the under 3K thread.
Well, as a newb to the W7000, I can say that when I got mine, and before I got it for that matter, I bet I spent over a week doing searches in the sub3k forum for info on this projector. It strikes me it was by accident that I did a search and included all the forums and found that this thread was in here. Given the gestapo methods of the mods around this forum, I would never have thought to look here.

I don't mind either way, just pointing out that it damn sure ain't intuitive for people looking for info.
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