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Already have the D3s. smile.gif
Just ordered ZDs, thanks.

Good. Let us know how they fare. I'm tempted to get a set of D3 just to compare.. but the $$$ adds up quickly!
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What is your impression of D3 glasses?

Nice, although pretty useless until I get the projector. :P
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First impressions: Awesome, mostly! My projector was delivered today from NCIX. I have pretty limited experience with projectors, but the picture is pretty comparable to the Acer H5360 it's replacing, except 1080p.


The good:

Black levels and contrast are a little better but not a class above the Acer (which is also darkchip3).
Sharpness is great and I can't see any lines between pixels from where I sit (~8 ft from a 100" screen).
No RBE to my eyes.


The bad:

Smart eco seems to enable the dynamic lamp and it's horrible! The brightness increases and decreases in steps instead of smoothly. It's very distracting.
I couldn't get smooth playback of 23.976 content by setting my HTPC display to 23(.976)hz. There was noticeable judder, and I had to set the refresh rate to 24hz and use reclock to get smooth playback.
48hz seems to render incorrectly, the image is over contrasted with VERY crushed blacks.


The indifferent:

The picture out of the box was a green tinted, but looks good after some quick adjustment. 
Blacks are crushed at 50 brightness. 51 brightness is perfect.
The 3D sync seems red flash not white flash.
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Firmware 1.02. 3D glasses should come tomorrow, I bought BenQ glasses but they were not shipped together.
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Firmware 1.02. 3D glasses should come tomorrow, I bought BenQ glasses but they were not shipped together.

looking forward for your 3D test.
Here is Kraine's settings you may try, firmware was 0.8, but it may work:
red
grade: 39
gain: 68
54 saturation
green
grade: 51
gain: 61
53 saturation
blue
grade: 53
gain: 53
52 saturation
yellow
grade: 60
gain: 55
47 saturation
cyan
grade: 56
gain: 54
52 saturation
magenta
grade: 66
gain: 59
60 saturation

RGB levels
51 red gain
Green gain 49
blue 50 gain
Red Shift 254
Green Shift 256
blue shift 253
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And were off to the races, can't wait to hear more! biggrin.gif
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First post!

I think I'm ready to get this projector! It's been a good four years with my trusty Sanyo PLC-XW50 but it's time to move on from 1024x768.
I'm skipping 720P and moving straight to 1080P.

So, where is cheapest place to get this projector now?
I'm in the UK.

Projectorpoint is showing as £706
http://www.projectorpoint.co.uk/projectors/BenQ_W1070.html

Computeruniverse is EUR 754 = £612
http://www.computeruniverse.net/products/90491948/benq-w1070-3d.asp?ac=true&searchname=benq%20w10

And Amazon claims to be unavailable
http://www.amazon.co.uk/BenQ-Deutschland-GmbH-9H-J7L77-17E-W1070/dp/B009SJB6F2/ref=wl_it_dp_o_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3KX8RSBIV4U2Z&coliid=I39RVGYHC7N7DZ

Can anyone do better?
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First post!
I think I'm ready to get this projector! It's been a good four years with my trusty Sanyo PLC-XW50 but it's time to move on from 1024x768.
I'm skipping 720P and moving straight to 1080P.
So, where is cheapest place to get this projector now?
I'm in the UK.
Projectorpoint is showing as £706
http://www.projectorpoint.co.uk/projectors/BenQ_W1070.html
Computeruniverse is EUR 754 = £612
http://www.computeruniverse.net/products/90491948/benq-w1070-3d.asp?ac=true&searchname=benq%20w10
And Amazon claims to be unavailable
http://www.amazon.co.uk/BenQ-Deutschland-GmbH-9H-J7L77-17E-W1070/dp/B009SJB6F2/ref=wl_it_dp_o_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3KX8RSBIV4U2Z&coliid=I39RVGYHC7N7DZ
Can anyone do better?

UK retailers are starting to get stock, but it's slow. Some big differences in cost, when in the USA can be had between £620-650, and I know we have 20% VAT, but it sucks.

ProjectorPoint appears the best price atm, £706+£9 shipping. Computeruniverse is a great price, but that would attract 20% VAT?
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First impressions: Awesome, mostly! My projector was delivered today from NCIX. I have pretty limited experience with projectors, but the picture is pretty comparable to the Acer H5360 it's replacing, except 1080p.
The good:
Black levels and contrast are a little better but not a class above the Acer (which is also darkchip3).
Sharpness is great and I can't see any lines between pixels from where I sit (~8 ft from a 100" screen).
No RBE to my eyes.
The bad:
Smart eco seems to enable the dynamic lamp and it's horrible! The brightness increases and decreases in steps instead of smoothly. It's very distracting.
I couldn't get smooth playback of 23.976 content by setting my HTPC display to 23(.976)hz. There was noticeable judder, and I had to set the refresh rate to 24hz and use reclock to get smooth playback.
48hz seems to render incorrectly, the image is over contrasted with VERY crushed blacks.
The indifferent:
The picture out of the box was a green tinted, but looks good after some quick adjustment. 
Blacks are crushed at 50 brightness. 51 brightness is perfect.
The 3D sync seems red flash not white flash.

Smart Eco appears to be useless, unless you can tame the brightness pops in the settings.
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So I suppose contrast measurement in Kraine test was done in Smart Eco mode, which explains the high number (~4247:1). http://www.audiovideohd.fr/tests/344-Benq-W1070-5.html
So there's no revolution here, but 2900:1 native is still decent.

Red flash is good news.

I think W1070 can now be officially considered as the HD33 killer. Competition is a great thing smile.gif
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OMG...all these posts...can´t wait to get mine biggrin.gif Should arrive next week. My new 90" screen is put up, 3D glasses and ceiling mount ordered....good Christmas this year!!
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By the way, Kraine reports minimal brightness is 1216 lumens, which is too high, I believe.
So, perhaps W1070 can benefit from ND (2 or even 4) filter for 2D movies? Nayr what do you think?
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when is this coming to the US?

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Would there be any problem if I bought in the US and brought it back in my luggage?
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Would there be any problem if I bought in the US and brought it back in my luggage?

You would need to declare the goods & certainly have to pay customs duty, VAT etc. http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/arriving/arrivingnoneu.htm

Might be best to join avforums website and start a thread to see how many are interested in the w1070, for a possible 'group' discount with the best competitive EU/UK retailer, eg. +10 order might attract a nice discount.
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You would need to declare the goods & certainly have to pay customs duty, VAT etc. http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/customs/arriving/arrivingnoneu.htm
Might be best to join avforums website and start a thread to see how many are interested in the w1070, for a possible 'group' discount with the best competitive EU/UK retailer, eg. +10 order might attract a nice discount.

Thanks for the link. Why avforums website, and not here? Is that one more UK-centric?
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By the way, Kraine reports minimal brightness is 1216 lumens, which is too high, I believe.
So, perhaps W1070 can benefit from ND (2 or even 4) filter for 2D movies? Nayr what do you think?

Yes, I think it would benefit. I tried some of the darker scenes in "Cowboys and Aliens", and the black levels were bright enough to be distracting. That said, it's better than the Acer I had and the few other budget projectors I've seen.
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can you measure the diameter of lens and the cavity around it please. I plan to order one now. When I bought Hoya ND2 filter for Benq W7000, it improved the haloes and sharpness. and made the picture more watchable.
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can you measure the diameter of lens and the cavity around it please. I plan to order one now. When I bought Hoya ND2 filter for Benq W7000, it improved the haloes and sharpness. and made the picture more watchable.

But then do you have to run the projector in "normal mode" instead of eco? On the W1070, this could turn out to be quite noisy..
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But then do you have to run the projector in "normal mode" instead of eco? On the W1070, this could turn out to be quite noisy..
In W7000 with ND2 filter on eco mode it was bright enough. I even watched 3D with ND2 filter and picture still great, but it needed calibration.
W7000 3D mode measured 400 lumens though glasses, and people still think its 3D is the best and bright enough.
In W1070 you are supposed to get 600 lumens with ND2 filter.
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Another peson Used ND4 filter with W7000 on 135" screen and he loved it.
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Bad news, a newer owner said ZD201 glasses dont work, it must be 144hz glasses
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Bad news, a newer owner said ZD201 glasses dont work, it must be 144hz glasses

Crap. Just what I needed. I guess that I'll order a pair of BenQ's just in case. frown.gif

What waste of money that was (ZD201 + 2 other paids that are 120Hz on Ebay). I'll have to put them for sale.
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Glad I waited then, looks like it'll be the Benq glasses for me in the end after all.
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Bad news, a newer owner said ZD201 glasses dont work, it must be 144hz glasses

Thanks for heads up. Managed to cancel my order.
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I have ordered these 144Hz Sainsonic here at £24.99. I will report back if they are any good.
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Thanks for the link. Why avforums website, and not here? Is that one more UK-centric?

It is yes, also a good source for av reviews........ http://www.avforums.com/
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Where can i buy this projector in the US? thanks
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Yeah, me too, but I need it by Christmas. So who is selling this in the US? It won't let me order it from the NCIX site. Is Runco still repackaging BENQ projectors and selling them for triple? My Runco 710 just gave up the Ghost. It would cost way more to fix than this projector is new.

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Is Runco still repackaging BENQ projectors and selling them for triple?

really? Runco? I thought they were a quality company, I guess you never know these days.
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