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post #3841 of 3879 Old 11-12-2015, 04:54 PM
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manual for benq w 7000

I need a a service manual for a benq w 7000
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sorry I don't know how to navigate this site I need a service manual for this benq w7000 can anyone direct me to where I can possibly find one thank you
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sorry I don't know how to navigate this site I need a service manual for this benq w7000 can anyone direct me to where I can possibly find one thank you
The link below will get you to to a manual

www.manualowl.com/p/BenQ/W7000/Manual/150856

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Heard a big pop on startup then had red light

I ordered a replacement bulb. Would a blown lamp do that? Or is something more serious? I don't remember how many hours it had. 1200? Seems low but maybe I am misremembering.
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Seems my picture is suddenly out of horizontal square. I'm shooting on a 125" screen and one end is an inch and a half shorter than the other. I know the keystone adjusts the vertical square, but is there any way to adjust the horizontal?

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Hi,
after using my trusted W7000 for years, I would hope that from Benq (or someone else) meanwhile a brighter 3D DLP machine gets available.

Does anyone know about new models, e.g. introduced at CES? Thanks a lot for hints.

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I don't think anyone hangs out here anymore. It's become a lonely thread.

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I don't think anyone hangs out here anymore. It's become a lonely thread.
Thanks for caring... But a week ago someone other than you did a post here.

Anyway... Can you give me a hint how I can find out, whether something brighter than the W7000 has become introduced? But with otherwise similar features?

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Thanks for caring... But a week ago someone other than you did a post here.

Anyway... Can you give me a hint how I can find out, whether something brighter than the W7000 has become introduced? But with otherwise similar features?
Well, I know BenQ has a couple of newer models with higher lumens than the W7000. One is the HT1085ST model which is 2200. Can't remember what the other is. You could always get a higher gain screen, but you would sacrifice some dark levels in 2D.

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Well, I know BenQ has a couple of newer models with higher lumens than the W7000. One is the HT1085ST model which is 2200.
The W7000 has 2'000, so that isn't a real difference. And AFAIK only the 7000/7500 series do have full lens shift.
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You could always get a higher gain screen, but you would sacrifice some dark levels in 2D.
I'm using a High Power screen, so that should be as much gain as is reasonable for quality viewing.

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The W7000 has 2'000, so that isn't a real difference. And AFAIK only the 7000/7500 series do have full lens shift.

I'm using a High Power screen, so that should be as much gain as is reasonable for quality viewing.
How much are you willing to spend? There are plenty of brighter PJ's out there if money is no object. Or you could go duel PJ's. Omega Optical offers a 3D dual projection kit which allows you to use passive glasses that aren't as dark as active. I'm waiting on laser PJ prices to drop, which might be a while yet.

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How much are you willing to spend?
Not really much more than 2'000 bucks, and experiments like dual PJs have got out of my aging enthusiasm's reach. And I prefer DLP.

My W7000 is reasonable enough, but only with a fresh bulb, and I thought that after a couple of years there might have been some technology update. But apparently 3D now has got totally out of mainstream...

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Not really much more than 2'000 bucks, and experiments like dual PJs have got out of my aging enthusiasm's reach. And I prefer DLP.



My W7000 is reasonable enough, but only with a fresh bulb, and I thought that after a couple of years there might have been some technology update. But apparently 3D now has got totally out of mainstream...
You could use duel W7000's. You already have one, you would just have to buy one more! I can relate to DLP's... love'em for 3D, and I am a 3D enthusiast.

I see 3D as still alive and well. A lot of PJ's still support it and plenty of 3D movies being released. I think it still in it's infant stage and will only get better. Won't be too much longer and we'll see glasses free 3D. It's already in the works.

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The newer JVC's actually have brighter 3D than the Benq w7000, even though they are not brighter overall. The JVC RS-400/500/600 has reached a new pinnacle of 3D quality for any non-DLP, I think everyone now prefers the newer JVC over their DLP's for 3D easily.

The JVC beats any bright DLP in image quality hands down, I don't think you'd prefer a DLP over a JVC if you saw a new JVC. I seriously doubt it, but they are a bit on the pricey side, but the RS-400 isn't that much more than some of the Benqs were at one point in time.

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The newer JVC's actually have brighter 3D than the Benq w7000, even though they are not brighter overall.
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Thanks for jumping in. This has given me the opportunity of researching a little bit and making my mind of what I might really want.

I came to the conclusion that - other than in my ancient enthusiast's time - I don't really want to undertake efforts in changing my rusty setup, with which I still feel reasonably comfortable.

So my best chance is to more often change bulbs, for getting the initial brightness which is sufficient even in 3D. In 2D I have plenty of brightness, and thus for my relative rare 3D viewing I can swap a second alternative lamp module with a fresh bulb.

But perhaps someone can point me at the hidden risks of getting a sub-par non-original bulb. Where do I get the cheapest original bulb? Not the complete W7000 lamp replacement module, but just an original bulb. Phillips or Osram or such. Thanks for any hint.

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You can get them on Amazon or Ebay, but you have to be careful that you are buying the real thing.
You should be able to get a used JVC RS-400 in a year or two for around $2200 or so with a square trade warranty.

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You can get them on Amazon or Ebay, but you have to be careful that you are buying the real thing.
Yeah, that's exactly why I'm asking. From you as a JVC guy I cannot expect experience with W7000 bulbs, but maybe some W7000 owner here can chime in?

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Yeah, that's exactly why I'm asking. From you as a JVC guy I cannot expect experience with W7000 bulbs, but maybe some W7000 owner here can chime in?
lol, I own the w7000 as well. A lot of the IRIS posts and measurements in this thread were done by yours truly.
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lol, I own the w7000 as well.
Uups, sorry...

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Not sure if anyone will respond, but where exactly can you get updated firmware (and how do you install)?

My Google-fu is failing me at the moment.
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Not sure if anyone will respond, but where exactly can you get updated firmware (and how do you install)?
My own experience may be outdated, and it may not be valid for your country. But I had several Wx000 PJs, and one couldn't do a firmware update by oneself. Instead after calling Benq service and getting an RMA number I had to ship it to a service station, where they updated the firmware. Free of charge, but shipping to the service station was mine.

This applied only to situations, where Benq considered the firmware update as essential for good operation. But that was always the case.

I doubt however, that the W7000 has got a firmware update since some eternity...

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Not sure if anyone will respond, but where exactly can you get updated firmware (and how do you install)?

My Google-fu is failing me at the moment.
Kuebler is correct. No new updates available for W7000.

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Kuebler is correct. No new updates available for W7000.
I may have version 1.00 firmware and I'm trying to make sure I get 1.03. I need to figure out how that process works, since I couldn't find any downloads online.
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I need to figure out how that process works, since I couldn't find any downloads online.
Just 3 posts back...

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I may have version 1.00 firmware and I'm trying to make sure I get 1.03. I need to figure out how that process works, since I couldn't find any downloads online.
I cant' remember exactly where it's at off the top of my head, but there's a way to see what firmware version you have in the menu. I do remember it's not hard to find. Just scan through menu and you should find it.

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Just 3 posts back...
I did see that. Thanks for the response!

I was actually hoping that the procedure was different in the US.

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I cant' remember exactly where it's at off the top of my head, but there's a way to see what firmware version you have in the menu. I do remember it's not hard to find. Just scan through menu and you should find it.
It does show 1.00 in that menu, I just read elsewhere that what it says might not be accurate in some cases (you might actually have 1.03 and see the same thing, for example).
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I did see that. Thanks for the response!

I was actually hoping that the procedure was different in the US.



It does show 1.00 in that menu, I just read elsewhere that what it says might not be accurate in some cases (you might actually have 1.03 and see the same thing, for example).
If u have a benq w7000+ the firmware should be 1.00 if u have a benq w7000 the firmware should be 1.03 u need to check and see which model u have
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FWIW: W7000 astonishingly sturdy...

Today my 2 children played running around my W7000 installation, and suddenly a big crash took me in shock: they had thrown the PJ in free fall 4 feet down to the floor.

After I had explained them in some detail my opinion about this , I inspected the PJ. Some parts of the plastic housing were seriously broken, and the thing didn't look promising at all. Such that I contemplated, which new PJ to buy...

Then I dismantled the whole thing in 2 hours of work, and put it together again.

It works... Really hard to believe...

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FWIW: W7000 astonishingly sturdy...

Today my 2 children played running around my W7000 installation, and suddenly a big crash took me in shock: they had thrown the PJ in free fall 4 feet down to the floor.

After I had explained them in some detail my opinion about this , I inspected the PJ. Some parts of the plastic housing were seriously broken, and the thing didn't look promising at all. Such that I contemplated, which new PJ to buy...

Then I dismantled the whole thing in 2 hours of work, and put it together again.

It works... Really hard to believe...
Awesome piece of machinery. Takes a lickin and keeps on tickin. Pushin 4000 hrs on mine and never had a stitch of trouble.

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It is starting to get a bit dim at 2600 hours. Can anyone recommend a good bulb? What do I search for and how do I know if it is OK?
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