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Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP > BenQ W1070 : DLP Full HD, 3D Ready with lens-shift for 1000$
CheYC's Avatar CheYC 10:43 AM 07-22-2013
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amazon has the Sony PlayStation 3 3D Glasses for $14...any idea if these are compatible? A bunch of reviewers reported that they worked with different Epson projectors.

http://www.amazon.com/PlayStation-3-3D-Glasses/dp/B00562O8U0

99% sure they do not work with this projector

THe_Flash's Avatar THe_Flash 11:47 AM 07-22-2013
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...although I had my plasma running in the background.
I have four pairs of these glasses. The only time I have ever had syncing issues is when a family member sitting next to me pulled out their iPhone in the middle of a film. I didn't realize what had happened right away. When I did, and asked them to do it again, I had the same result. I suppose if the plasma is close enough or bright enough if could have a similar effect.
mullet34's Avatar mullet34 12:00 PM 07-22-2013
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99% sure they do not work with this projector
They work on the Epson Powerlite projectors. Is this a different kind of tech than the W1070 uses?
jdejose's Avatar jdejose 12:28 PM 07-22-2013
The epson projectors have a VESA port, that you can hook up the IR emitter to, the BenQ doesn't have that port, it can only use DLP Link glasses.
CheYC's Avatar CheYC 12:35 PM 07-22-2013
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I have four pairs of these glasses. The only time I have ever had syncing issues is when a family member sitting next to me pulled out their iPhone in the middle of a film. I didn't realize what had happened right away. When I did, and asked them to do it again, I had the same result. I suppose if the plasma is close enough or bright enough if could have a similar effect.

Interesting... I'll have to re-try tonight with the TV off. The TV was very close to both the projector and screen.
vanylapep's Avatar vanylapep 12:54 PM 07-22-2013
Is 800$ before tax a good price for this projector as of July 2013?
Cowboys's Avatar Cowboys 12:58 PM 07-22-2013
^^
Bad price, just kidding. It is a steal even at a grand.
Auric's Avatar Auric 01:11 PM 07-22-2013
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although I had my plasma running in the background.

It is known that Plasmas (who do flash all the time) could jamming the Infrared Signals of a Remote Control, so this permanent red flashing of a Plasma could be the Reason for your Problem
vanylapep's Avatar vanylapep 01:40 PM 07-22-2013
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^^
Bad price, just kidding. It is a steal even at a grand.

Oups, 799$ was price for Refurb smile.gif
Cowboys's Avatar Cowboys 02:40 PM 07-22-2013
^^ I would skip it as you can get a new one for less than $100 more.
vagos1103gr1's Avatar vagos1103gr1 03:04 PM 07-22-2013
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Just received these guys: http://www.amazon.com/3DTV-Corp-DLP-LINK-Projectors-Mitsubishi/dp/B004G2VJM6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1368967045&sr=8-2&keywords=3d+Dlp+glasses

I'm having some pretty bad sync issues and when it finally does sync I'm getting some really obnoxious flashing of multiple colors. Then they'll be fine for a bit and either lose sync again or start flashing... Anyone have similar issues with these glasses or have any suggestions?

I have a similar problem with the same glasses that I mentioned before on this forum and nobody answered me. The left lens is blinking periodically. Is not the batteries cause I already changed. I guess is something with the power DVD that I play the movie cause when I play with other players the problem not exist?
CheYC's Avatar CheYC 05:54 PM 07-22-2013
Glasses synced up and worked fine with the TV off this time. Glad my projector wasn't jacked up.
terry2's Avatar terry2 07:59 PM 07-22-2013
Got my projector 30 days ago from Amazon. Only have 150 hours on it. Tonight the fan started to make a rattle loud enough to hear it several feet away. Mine has a May 2013 build date. I would have thought the fan problems would have been fixed by now. At any rate it's going back. Just wanted an exchange but they are out of stock. Guess I'll be without a projector for a few weeks.
iosifak's Avatar iosifak 02:34 AM 07-23-2013
Does w1070 support 1080p/60hz 3d?

If yes what cables do I need to do that?

I've been able to play my games at 720p/60 or 1080p/30 but the second one is really not suitable for gaming cause of the large amount of ghosting on fast motion scenes. Getting me really dizzy.

I've got a 10m HDMI cable currently.
utee05's Avatar utee05 02:58 PM 07-23-2013
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Got my projector 30 days ago from Amazon. Only have 150 hours on it. Tonight the fan started to make a rattle loud enough to hear it several feet away. Mine has a May 2013 build date. I would have thought the fan problems would have been fixed by now. At any rate it's going back. Just wanted an exchange but they are out of stock. Guess I'll be without a projector for a few weeks.

I just got my 1070 and it has a June 2013 build date with FW 1.04. I am going to test it out tonight to see how the fan noise is. Luckily I got it from BB so I can go in-store and swap it out if need be.

I will update on the fan noise if I run into any.
terry2's Avatar terry2 03:50 PM 07-23-2013
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I just got my 1070 and it has a June 2013 build date with FW 1.04. I am going to test it out tonight to see how the fan noise is. Luckily I got it from BB so I can go in-store and swap it out if need be.

I will update on the fan noise if I run into any.
The fan rattle (or whatever is causing the noise) just started and happens when the lamp is in Smart-Eco mode and the projector has been on for a while. I think it's heat related. It is quiet if I set the lamp to Economic. May or may not get worse over time. This projector has a good picture so hate to return it but not taking the chance. Will probably order another one after my refund is processed.
nzchurbro's Avatar nzchurbro 04:06 PM 07-23-2013
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The fan rattle (or whatever is causing the noise) just started and happens when the lamp is in Smart-Eco mode and the projector has been on for a while. I think it's heat related. It is quiet if I set the lamp to Economic. May or may not get worse over time. This projector has a good picture so hate to return it but not taking the chance. Will probably order another one after my refund is processed.

I had to have mine repaired after the fan rattled - was a January build. It was eventually replaced (after a month waiting for parts and then the repair centre put the fans in the wrong way!). I am very nervous about the fan noise and am wondering if I can already hear the begining of it with 100 hours on the clock - it's a May build but it could just be my paranoia!
smokenz's Avatar smokenz 04:58 PM 07-23-2013
when you had your fan replaced, did it make much difference?
nzchurbro's Avatar nzchurbro 05:10 PM 07-23-2013
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when you had your fan replaced, did it make much difference?
It would have made a difference f they hadn't put the fan in the wrong way. Instead of extarcting heat it was forcing the heat to stay in the unit. Muppets!. I complained and co sequently recieved a replacement projector
vanylapep's Avatar vanylapep 05:35 PM 07-23-2013
Guys I'm about to order one of these projectors for less than 1000$ tax included. Is the fan noise such a big deal that I should get another brand? I live in a quiet environment, so for sure I won't have the speakers blasting explosions..
smokenz's Avatar smokenz 05:45 PM 07-23-2013
I just got one on Sunday, replaced my old Infocus x9 that died.
The fan on this is definitely louder, and noticed during quiet moments. But in general it hasn't been as distracting as I would have first thought. It's more of a background fan sound.
But I guess it also depends on your sensitivity to noise. I live in the city, have air conditioning that runs, hear that constant murmur/hum that a city has during day and then at night . So I liken it to those kind of sounds, which although noticeable are not generally that bad or distracting. But may take some time to get use to.
b0gus's Avatar b0gus 06:02 PM 07-23-2013
@ vanylapep,

The fan is loud. No way around it. I feel kinda silly spending so much on sound proofing the room downstairs when this thing is on. What this is for me is a compromise, as I wasn't spending 1k+ for my first projector. The projector is cheap yet throws an awesome picture, but is by no means quiet.

If it's any consolation, the fan no longer bothers me as much as it did when I first put it up...kinda blends into the background during the movie. You can adjust settings (echo mode, etc) in order to mitigate the noise somewhat.

I think when the warranty is out on this unit I will try and replace the fan with another specifically designed with silence in mind (if possible).

Remember, this is only my opinion which may mean absolutely nothing to you as my threshold is most likely different from yours. As a comparison, I felt that the slim model PS3 was pretty loud, now it's the second loudest piece of equipment in my room.
vanylapep's Avatar vanylapep 06:13 PM 07-23-2013
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@ vanylapep,

The fan is loud. No way around it. I feel kinda silly spending so much on sound proofing the room downstairs when this thing is on. What this is for me is a compromise, as I wasn't spending 1k+ for my first projector. The projector is cheap yet throws an awesome picture, but is by no means quiet.

If it's any consolation, the fan no longer bothers me as much as it did when I first put it up...kinda blends into the background during the movie. You can adjust settings (echo mode, etc) in order to mitigate the noise somewhat.

I think when the warranty is out on this unit I will try and replace the fan with another specifically designed with silence in mind (if possible).

Remember, this is only my opinion which may mean absolutely nothing to you as my threshold is most likely different from yours. As a comparison, I felt that the slim model PS3 was pretty loud, now it's the second loudest piece of equipment in my room.

Thanks!

I have a PS3 Slim and never noticed the noise.. however, that's because I never paid attention.. now that I am "aware" of the issue, I'll be looking for it smile.gif damn AVS forums!! :P

Is there a similar alternative to this projector? If not, I would just take a risk and go with this one. I just hope it's not as loud as a Dell laptop fan :P
terry2's Avatar terry2 07:57 PM 07-23-2013
It's not the fan noise in general. I didn't notice the fan on mine even running until it started the rattle which sounds like the blades are hitting something. Mine was whisper quiet until then. I think some of the fans in this projector just don't handle the high heat this PJ puts out .
OZReddog's Avatar OZReddog 08:13 PM 07-23-2013
Just out of interest, are the units that have bad fan noise (I know this is subjective) ceiling mounted?

I am interested if it is the inversion of the projector or due to flexing of the 'body' of the projector due to being supported over a smaller area (3 bolt holes) vs the front and 2 back corners, with table / shelf mounting (i.e. supported over a larger area and on the extremes = less flex). Just a thought as the case is plastic and can warp / bend.
ellisr63's Avatar ellisr63 08:16 PM 07-23-2013
Mine is ceiling mounted and is as quiet if not quieter than my Epson 1080 was. I run the 1070 in Eco mode and I ran the Epson in low mode too.
heed316's Avatar heed316 08:20 PM 07-23-2013
Can anyone help me with this flickering issue I've been having? It's only on some TV stations and only with certain colors it seems. It's really annoying when it happens and I'm not sure what I can do to stop it. If you look at the videos, you can see what I'm saying. The Bond video shows it a little bit, but the Kill Bill one really displays the annoyance of the flicker. I don't have this issue on most content, it seems like it happens a lot on AMC and Encore. I'm using a HTPC to watch TV with WMC. Any help is appreciated.


aohus's Avatar aohus 11:42 PM 07-23-2013
I noticed that the fan is louder and has a slight rattling noise when playing content at 60hz (i believe color wheel runs faster compared to at 24hz).

I have it currently ceiling mounted. Did not notice the rattling until I ceiling mounted it. I don't notice rattling when playing content at 24hz though. It could be that the rattling starts when the projector is on for long period of time (2+ hours). Will keep you guys up to date on this issue. So far, it's a minor nuisance, and it doesn't always happen.
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Can anyone help me with this flickering issue I've been having? It's only on some TV stations and only with certain colors it seems. It's really annoying when it happens and I'm not sure what I can do to stop it. If you look at the videos, you can see what I'm saying. The Bond video shows it a little bit, but the Kill Bill one really displays the annoyance of the flicker. I don't have this issue on most content, it seems like it happens a lot on AMC and Encore. I'm using a HTPC to watch TV with WMC. Any help is appreciated.

That is pretty odd. I do not get flickering like that. It's pretty pronounced. Have you tried testing on a different source like a blu-ray? (but not using HTPC)
smokenz's Avatar smokenz 12:03 AM 07-24-2013
well for comparison, mine is actually shelf mounted upside down. so possibly there is some flex doing this, but i wouldnt think this would cause a fan to rattle.
and it may be a colour wheel thing, although they usually make higher pitched sound. my last projector died as the colour wheel eventually cracked. if i changed between 24hz, 50hz and 60hz, it would get noticeably louder, as if it was about to take off.

it's a shame it doesnt have a fan speed option.
Auric's Avatar Auric 03:03 AM 07-24-2013
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it's a shame it doesnt have a fan speed option.

It has.

The high altitude Settings will increase the fanspeed.

But I think you are looking for a slower fan speed,

That is impossible without the risk of damage because of overheating.

You can build a hushbox for the 1070 or trade it for a quiter probably bigger and more expensive projector.
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