Originally Posted by jandk4014
I've got me elite fixed 110" screen installed and now I've got my w1070 setup on a ladder roughly 10' 5" (the throw range from BenQ's site). At that distance the image doesn't fit the screen. I'm sure that was however it came from the factory and that's why they have lens shifting to make it fit.
My question is that by doing lens shifting do you loose clarity of the picture? Will and HD image not appear to be HD if you're at the right throw range but had to do a lens shift to make it fit? Should my lens shift be as tight as possible and I move the projector back? If I do that then my throw rate is out of range and that goes against what BenQ suggets.
I'm a little lost and could use some help. Also, this thread is huge and am wondering if anybody could quickly point to some calibration tips to get the most out of this BenQ w1070? I've got a room with a bit of ambient light and will be attempting to do 3D in the future. For now it's running movies from my Windows Media Center computer, Xfinity & Netflix streams. My internet connection is 7MB down.
Thanks for the insight everyone!!!
Lens shift is something else. That moves the image up or down or left and right. Only up and down on this projector though. I think you mean zoom.
From what I remember from using the BenQ calc, as I also have a 110" screen, is that the placement from the screen was 9'2" or something very similar. Don't know where you get 10'5" from. In any event, you could use the zoom and make the image fit from that distance... probably. Don't have the calc up to verify.
Use the zoom and see if you can make it fit from this range.
As to whether you are adversely affecting the image, I don't think so, but again, not sure if you would be at max zoom, mid zoom, or what zoom from that distance. Either way, if the image looks uniformly focused, I wouldn't worry about it.
As for out of box settings:
Use Cinema, User1 or User2. They are all the same.
Use Normal color temp.
Download the free AVCHD test disc from AVS and adjust your Brightness and Contrast properly. Taking a guess, your Contrast will be around 55-60 and Brightness at 50.
Turn down Clarity noise reduction to zero and sharpness to 6 or 7.
Go into the CMS and increase saturation for each color to 55 or 56. (all six colors, not just primaries).
Put lamp on SmartEco.
I prefer 2.2 Gamma, as 2.4 doesn't do anything about improving black floor, but adversely affects shadow detail, but you may like 2.4. Try it out and see what you like best.
Should be very good for very little work, and no money spent on calibration.