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Since everyone is playing together so nicely... I thought i'd interject a break... Anyone have definitive answers for the Costco.CA Conundrum. Is it in fact a BQ1070 and has anyone figured out a work around for us Amerikans that don't have family in Canada??
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Not sure how tall the mustang mount is (low, whatever the measurement is) but the benq calculator shows projector height for a given screen height in the room. Is in the lower right corner of the room, opposite side from all the other measurements. I think you can have the PJ mounted 3" or so above the top of your screen in your case but verify, I'm going off memory from playing with the calc.

Thanks for the response. Didn't notice that measurement in the right bottom corner. It does look like I'm going to have to raise the screen a bit to fit the mount properly. Does the lens have to be centered at the top of the screen or is it measured to the bottom of the lens? Will it look weird with the screen 4 ft from floor and only 1 foot from ceiling (9 ft ceiling with a 100 inch screen)?
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I'd think you'd want the screen a little lower . I don't know if mustang has extension rods , but have you looked at www.monoprice.com? They have a number of mounts , and extension rods and their prices are great.
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Since everyone is playing together so nicely... I thought i'd interject a break... Anyone have definitive answers for the Costco.CA Conundrum. Is it in fact a BQ1070 and has anyone figured out a work around for us Amerikans that don't have family in Canada??
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You can use a US Visa card on the CA website. If you are close to the border, find a canadian shipping receiving business and use that for the shipping address on the Costco order. If your not close to a border town then it is a lot harder unless a friend can help.
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When I search BenQ projectors at Costco.ca, the BenQ W1070 is not shown as an available item, There is a W1250 shown that looks exactly like the 1070 and it comes with 2 pair of glasses. The description of the W1250 is not complete but what's there is consistent with the W1070. I think only time will tell but these big box stores are notorious for selling an item that is similar but lacking a few features of a main stream product. I hope I am wrong.
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The W1070 was on the site recently so I guess they are waiting for new stock most likely.
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Thanks guys! I haven't given up hope on getting one of those wunderkinds at what would be a phenomenal price!
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Ok this is a stupid question I'm sure. But the test pattern rectangles are all meant to be the same height yes? Against my bare wall with the screen off my bottom Rectangle height is ~7cm and the top ~8cm. I know my wall is not level nor the projector. I'm going to have fun trying to get this right!

EDIT: Looks like the very bottom row are indeed not as tall as the rest. Definitely looks like less pixels if I could be bothered counting. Just gonna use the 2nd row to get my screen right.
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Really want to pull my trigger on this but want to wait for the Costco.CA deal coming in less than three weeks. Problem is no one knows for sure if it is the W1070. I guest I can wait three weeks to find out. Also want to know if my cousin in Canada can ship it to the US as a gift to avoid custom charge?
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Really want to pull my trigger on this but want to wait for the Costco.CA deal coming in less than three weeks. Problem is no one knows for sure if it is the W1070. I guest I can wait three weeks to find out. Also want to know if my cousin in Canada can ship it to the US as a gift to avoid custom charge?

Sounds like a gift to me! rolleyes.gif

The more I think about it now and see they have a model W1250 at $1100, I think this is the one that will be on sale most likely, so that drops to $900, which is not bad considering ncix has the W1070 with glasses package for $1160 right now. The W1250 is probably the model designation only for Costco, but probably identical inside, just so that other dealers might not get angry seeing the special deal if it was the W1070, but I'm just guessing because I did see the W1070 on the site recently too. We'll have to wait and see.
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Now I am still trying to decide between the W1070 vs Acer H6510BD which could be had here in Canada for 750 (after tax). The costco deal is around $1000 after tax, but with two pair of glasses. Which one should I go with? thanks
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From all reviews I've read and having seen the w1070 myself, I would go with the w1070 between those two. The Acer h9500bd and the w1070 might actually be a closer decision than the h6510bd, because the Acer 9500bd does better blacks but the 3D isn't as bright as the w1070. Some of these Acer's have had pixel mapping problems in the past, not sure which ones still do, though some Benqs also had the problem (but not the w1070).

$999 for Acer9500bd from Official Acer Outlet Store on Ebay
http://www.gosale.com/5801838/acer-h9500bd-3d-1080p-home?gclid=CMO88PuV0rcCFRDl7AodpFsABw

I would be wary of a refurb h9500bd unless you can get Acer to confirm it has the new FW.
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Now I am still trying to decide between the W1070 vs Acer H6510BD which could be had here in Canada for 750 (after tax). The costco deal is around $1000 after tax, but with two pair of glasses. Which one should I go with? thanks
Wait a minute, I thought the Costco deal was $799 after $200 off and it comes with 2 pairs of glasses?
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If you look at the costco.ca site, it has the W1250 package priced at 1099.99 (this includes 2 pair of glasses). Less $200 which starting Jun 24, it will be 899.99. After tax, it will be a bit over $1000.

http://www.costco.ca/BenQ-W1250-3D*-1080p-Full-HD**-DLP-Projector.product.100034723.html
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^^
Not much of the saving if that is the case plus the trouble of dealing with shipping and custom charges.
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Yeah, that blows. Wha happened to the $799.00 for Benq107 w/ glasses deal. The designation is not as important as it being the "same" projector. In either case $799.00 makes it a steal... $899.00 makes it a real good bargain but nothing more as the $900 threshold has been hit once or twice stateside (US) and the additional $120 glasses fee isn't worth the agita. And here I was so hoping to get to visit Niagara Falls, lol.tongue.gif
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Thinking about getting this and a screen to replace an old RPTV. This will be getting like 60hrs of use per week. I know that's a lot but no chance of having 2 devices. Can the w1070 handle that much use? I realize that I'll likely be replacing bulbs every 1.5yrs or so.

Thanks
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I have been trying to determine which model of projector will be on sale at Costco.ca for some time. I want the W 1070 and am wary of the W 1250 for the reason that the W 1250 may lack some features of the W 1070. I'll just mention that the item# on the coupon is 877113 while the item# for the W 1250 is 877013. I think that this could be a misprint but I'm really hoping that it means they will be offering the W 1070. I have been so excited at the possibility of a $799 W 1070 that I've actually been thinking of buying 2 and stacking them which would be great for 3D.
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Thinking about getting this and a screen to replace an old RPTV. This will be getting like 60hrs of use per week. I know that's a lot but no chance of having 2 devices. Can the w1070 handle that much use? I realize that I'll likely be replacing bulbs every 1.5yrs or so.

I can't speak for the long term, but our W1070 has 945 hours after three months of use (mostly 2D), and that rate is expected to continue. So far, good as new in all aspects. I am continually convinced that this have been the best AV investment for some time.
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I am trying to figure out which one to buy W7000 or the W1070...
I recently had a Benq w7000 but sold it but now I am looking and don't really see anything better for the cost. I prefer DLP and these two seem to be my best options.
any opinions on which is better?
I watch football (NFL) and movies and I do like 3D.
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I asked the same question and folks recommend the W1070
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I can't speak for the long term, but our W1070 has 945 hours after three months of use (mostly 2D), and that rate is expected to continue. So far, good as new in all aspects. I am continually convinced that this have been the best AV investment for some time.

My goodness! Do you ever turn it off? oO
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Well I am about ready to throw in the towel on this projector.

I have spent a ridiculous amount of time working on this thing. The problem ... HDMI No Signal.

I have run every source I have to it with short cables, long cables, direct to the unit, through my AVR etc etc and it is so intermittent as to whether or not you will get a picture that I stand a better chance of winning the lottery vs. getting a picture.

Now today I have spent the last 4+ hours trying to get it to work and no luck at all.

I give up.

I guess I will have to look at going with the Optoma HD-25LV as that seems to the be the next closest equivalent projector.
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Have the W1070 added to Amazon card and still not sure which 3D glasses I should add to it. I did read the 3D glasses thread but still undecided. Any recommendation here from the W1070 owners? Are those 'after market' glasses as good as the one Benq is selling? Thanks a bunch.
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Have the W1070 added to Amazon card and still not sure which 3D glasses I should add to it. I did read the 3D glasses thread but still undecided. Any recommendation here from the W1070 owners? Are those 'after market' glasses as good as the one Benq is selling? Thanks a bunch.

There're reports of some of the 3rd party models not syncing L/R correctly all the time, as well as reports of them not fully blocking the red hue produced by DLP-Link. I own a single pair of original BenQ's and neither is a problem: actually they're rather good.

Only issues with the BenQ's are that they're pricey, and use watch batteries (non-rechargeable). Otherwise I'm quick to recommend them for one pair: Thereafter, you'll at least have a benchmark with which to compare to 3rd-party models such that you can tell if the after-market models are up to scratch...
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Have the W1070 added to Amazon card and still not sure which 3D glasses I should add to it. I did read the 3D glasses thread but still undecided. Any recommendation here from the W1070 owners? Are those 'after market' glasses as good as the one Benq is selling? Thanks a bunch.

Im using the 3D TV corp glasses and they are doing a great job.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004G2VJM6/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Im using the 3D TV corp glasses and they are doing a great job.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004G2VJM6/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The 3D TV glasses do work as well as the Benq's and the price is great. If you need or want rechargeable glasses I suggest the 3dActove from Dimensional Optics for $49.99 each. These also work well and come block the red flash. They also come with a nice case.

http://www.dimensionaloptics.com/Product.aspx?l=00010001000100100000&p=A1S01279

They will also send you a $10 coupon if you sign up for their email.
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$10.00 off, nice! I think I am going to give these a try as well.
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I think I have a bit of info on the costco.ca deal coming up that might be helpful. I did some research on the W1250 that Costco is showing on the website which appears to be identical to the W1070. I poked around on the Benq website and found a W1250 Manual.

while it's not shown as a model in the US or Canada, if you select Australia as your country and go under support/downloads, you can select the w1250 and find the pdf manual for download

The W1250 looks physically identical to the W1070.
The manual is virtually identical to the W1070/W1080st manual with a couple of very minor edits
- all reference to the 1070 and 1080st are removed for obvious reasons
- the remote control is different - this one is now back-lit - some buttons are added and some are removed (info, smart eco, digital zoom and CC are removed from the remote. A fine tune for color temperature has been added to the remote. the are now separate power on and power off buttons on the remote. There appear to be three new buttons which are not supported - Wireless, SRS and PIP)
- the height is listed a 104mm compared to 109.26mm in the 1070 manual
- the weight is indicated as 2.75Kg compared to 2.65kg in the 1070 manual

everything else appears to be identical-
same features, same lens
same throw, zoom, lens shift, color wheel, ISF mode, etc, etc, etc
menu system is identical

based on this, it seems the 1250 is a re-badged 1070 with a back-lit remote
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Im using the 3D TV corp glasses and they are doing a great job.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004G2VJM6/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Agreed. The 3DTV Corps are great. I also had the BenQs and would definitely say I prefer 3DTVs glasses.
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