Originally Posted by THE DU3C3
Would there be an improvement for 3D with the updated firmware? I plan on using the projector for 3D only and I don't really want to go through the hassle of boxing up my projector and shipping it to Benq for the update. I'm happy with the picture right now so I guess it depends on if there would be an advantage to upgrading. Why can't they develop a PC application that allows users to update the software at home?
I would sent it back. I wasn't certain at first if the issue was also affecting 3D, but it does appear sharper in 3D after the HDMI update.
Originally Posted by Elix
OK, thanks! And by the way, what black levels can I expect with this projector? Reviews never mentioned measurements. I'm talking ftL
here, on a 0 IRE or ANSI pattern (if it's not too much to ask...)
I have the patterns downloaded, I should be able to test them tonight. What other front projectors have you seen? it will be easier to give a frame of reference how the W7000 compares. I did about 4 hours of A/B between the W7000 and the Sony HW30 last night. The blacks in general are better on the HW30.
Originally Posted by Ron Jones
Have you tried the older (more readily available & at a lower price) Optoma ZD101 glasses with the W7000? Is the overall 3D image quality equal to the ZD201. I know several people have commented that the ZD201 are smaller, lighter and overall preferred. I'm just wondering if a W7000 owner purchases a couple pairs of ZD201 for their primary viewing, what are the choices for lower prices DLP-Link glasses for the occassional additional viewers. Perhaps the older Optomas (but still about $70/pair from Amazon) or perhaps Ultra Clear DLP-Link Glass
(about $60/pair at Amazon) or perhaps some of THESE
really low cost models.
Ron, i've tried all the glasses in the photo I posted, the original BenQ, True Depth, VIP and the ZD201's. 1 particular thing stands out on the ZD201's - the ability to completely block the red flash. On each of the other glasses (including the BenQ) there is some red flash leaking through the right eye. it's subtle and will likely go unnoticed unless you had a pair of the ZD201's for reference. Both lenses are perfectly balanced and block the red flash equally.
I haven't tried the ZD101, they look similar to the BenQ which are quite uncomfortable compared to the 201's. The Optoma's are possibly my favorite glasses i've tested so far in regard to performance and comfort. I would say the relatively inexpensive True Depth were the runner up. They are comfortable to wear and only a bit of the red flash gets through, so they are a good affordable choice.
The ZD201's are available from at least 1 reputable US website, but they aren't cheap. Maybe AVS can contact Optoma to start selling them?
Edit: A member from Denmark posted these a few weeks ago. These are the BenQ glasses I saw when the W7000 was first announced. I am going to try and find a pair since they look pretty nice and hopefully perform better than the original BenQ pair I tested.