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post #7021 of 10009 Old 12-21-2013, 09:39 AM
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Here is a Chinese review. Not a lot of info, but they do measure brightness and contrast. Not very impressive.

http://translate.google.com/translate?depth=1&hl=fr&rurl=translate.google.fr&sl=zh-CN&tl=en&u=http://projector.zol.com.cn/413/4135331.html

Full on/Full Off contrast of 7,902 for the W7500 ties that of the Epson 5020 (7,910) as measured by Sound and Vision magazine (Sound and Vision measured the W1070 contrast at 1,902, and the W7000 at 1,800). ANSI Contrast is a very different measure, and room-dependent, so I'd take their word for it that 423 is a good one - you cannot compare it to anything other than a measured ANSI contract for another projector in the same environment. Unfortunately, finding reliable measurements of ANSI Contrast is very difficult (I'd kill to see a good ANSI contrast number for a 5020/5030). The 5020/5030 may have a better iris (just speculating), but it looks like the native (non-iris-generated) contrast of the W7500 is comparable.

The brochuremanship for modern projectors means that manufacturer-reported contrast ratios are essentially useless, except for possibly comparing one projector against another in the manufacturer's line.

Also, 2198 "max mode" and 1171 "calibrated" lumens would be pretty good, and compares favorably with the Epson 5030. You should be able to get recommended 15 ft/l on a fairly large screen in a dark environment. It may not be the perfect projector for a living room, though.

I'd still like to see the Sound and Vision staff review the W7500 projector to get a direct comparison against a projector like the 5030, but from what I've seen so far, I'm still hopeful that the W7500 will be competitive in its price range.

http://www.soundandvision.com/content/epson-powerlite-home-cinema-5020ube-3d-lcd-projector-ht-labs-measures
http://www.soundandvision.com/content/review-benq-w1070-3d-dlp-projector-page-3
http://www.soundandvision.com/content/benq-w7000-3d-dlp-projector-ht-labs-measures
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Does anyone know if this is using a DC3 chip vs the DC2 the 7000 had?
I don't know, but I would guess that they wouldn't be able to get the improved contrast numbers vs. the W7000 without it.
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AFAIK, the successor to the W1070 is W1300 / W1400 / W1500, not W7500.
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There's a new v. 1.08 firmware available for the subj. Can anyone find the changelog?

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Well I give up. 'USB Error' trying to upgrade firmware on the windows 7 laptop. And 'Timeout looking for projector' on the XP laptop. Returning it since I need a projector that can do SBS 3D.

EDIT: I got it to work!!
I believe my problem was that I was using DLP Composer 9.2 which I found on softpedia.com
Used v11 from Roei and it worked smile.gif
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1435626/benq-w1070-dlp-full-hd-3d-ready-with-lens-shift-for-1000/6480#post_23812799

I updated from 1.04 to 1.07 today and had the same USB ERROR even tho I was using v11,turns out the problem was I had the proj on standby and connected to the lappy and kept getting the error so turned pj ON and then lappy picked up the drivers straight away,once they downloaded I had no more USB error and turned pj off ,then pulled plug then restarted in "update" mode and all was sweet.
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Well Visual Apex dropped the price on this projector another $100 so that was all I needed to pull the trigger and buy myself a nice Christmas present. Replacing a 7 year old Panny 900u so I'm sure the picture will be ridiculous compared to what I have now. I bought that and 4 pairs of the DVD Link glasses that everyone seems to recommend. Those were already delivered. My wife isn't too thrilled with how they feel over her regular glasses so I may need some recommendations on good 3D glasses that will work well for her. These seem to sit on the tip of her nose which she's not a fan of. Anyhow...can't wait to get this all setup.


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I received Dimensional Optics 3Active 3D glasses for my W1070 as a Christmas present. I have never watched 3D content at home before. Can anyone recommend a few 3D Blu-ray movies or documentaries that are great in 3D?
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I received Dimensional Optics 3Active 3D glasses for my W1070 as a Christmas present. I have never watched 3D content at home before. Can anyone recommend a few 3D Blu-ray movies or documentaries that are great in 3D?

wreck it ralph is great for 3d.

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All right, so I finally settled on this projector after returning an Epson, Viewsonic, and Optoma...

Now, the aggravation started... the remote works about 10% of the time. Do I just have a faulty one?? I can literally hold the remote an inch away from the ir receiver either on the top or the front and hit buttons and maybe 1 out of 10 times it registers.

Can someone comment on whether your remote works ok?

Thanks in advance!

Edit: do I have the wrong remote??
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All right, so I finally settled on this projector after returning an Epson, Viewsonic, and Optoma...

Now, the aggravation started... the remote works about 10% of the time. Do I just have a faulty one?? I can literally hold the remote an inch away from the ir receiver either on the top or the front and hit buttons and maybe 1 out of 10 times it registers.

Can someone comment on whether your remote works ok?

Thanks in advance!

Edit: do I have the wrong remote??

You have the new remote and it should work fine even pointing it at the screen. I would first try new batteries to see if that helps. Often the batteries that come with remotes are not great. If that does not help it could be the remote or something in the projector.
I have never had this problem with this projector and have found the remote to be very responsive.
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This is probably going to sound harsher than intended, so I will apologize right at the start.

I read through a few of your previous posts to understand why this W1070 is your 4th projector.
Without wasting too much time, it seems like a lack of research on your part has lead you down this path.
The "Buy now, think later" attitude really irks me. I appreciate companies that have generous return policies, but I feel there is always an onus on the purchaser to make an attempt to get it right the first time. Yes, I understand that with projectors especially there is very little opportunity to preview before buying. There are however a ton of resources out there from professional reviews to placement calculators that should give everyone a fighting chance of getting the right projector first time...or at least on the second attempt. Sure, no one can tell if they are going to be DLP rainbow sensitive or if the noise level is going to be an issue until you set it up at home. Most other aspects should be well understood long before hitting the "Buy" button. The costs associated with multiple returns are ultimately passed on to the rest of us through restrictive policies and increased costs.

OK. Hopping down off my soap box now.

I hope you enjoy the little BenQ. It throws a beautiful image for the price once you come to terms with a few engineering compromises.

Thanks, DavidK442, for the lecture. I hope you feel better. I have never owned a projector before, and made my decisions on impulse and little research points here and there that I read on this and other forums. In the end, the reason I ended up with Benq had ONLY to do with the fact that the price dropped to $799 and that I felt I could get better "support" and higher quality product if I ran into problems. I couldn't get much information online for the Viewsonic PJD7820HD, which was the only one I had actually opened (the other 2 I ended up returning without opening even the shipping box they came in). Truthfully, I couldn't tell the difference in picture quality between the Viewsonic one and the Benq. I guess I fall into the category of "wow, I've got a theater in my living room" category of people more so than "this projector has better shadow details than that one" category.

Anyways, that was OT...

So, back to the actual problem at hand - did Benq put in the incorrect remote control in with the W1070?

Thanks
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You have the new remote and it should work fine even pointing it at the screen. I would first try new batteries to see if that helps. Often the batteries that come with remotes are not great. If that does not help it could be the remote or something in the projector.
I have never had this problem with this projector and have found the remote to be very responsive.

Hmm. I can try different batteries...

Thanks for the response.

Edit: nope... it's not the batteries. Ugh. Guess will be calling VisualApex tomorrow...
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$750 now at Amazon, bought 3 days ago at 800 and just got $50 credit back.
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I received Dimensional Optics 3Active 3D glasses for my W1070 as a Christmas present. I have never watched 3D content at home before. Can anyone recommend a few 3D Blu-ray movies or documentaries that are great in 3D?

Fry's Electronics have some 3D titles on sale for $12.99 each including Hugo, Imax Under The Sea, Yogi Bear, Legends of the Guardians, etc. Come back and tell us how well these glasses work.
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$750 now at Amazon, bought 3 days ago at 800 and just got $50 credit back.

Fry's has it for the same price. To buy local or Amazon? That's the question.
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Ugh. I wished the Benq 1080ST would dip in price, too. It shot up to over a grand! This is an unbelievable price for a projector of this quality. If my room could tolerate it, this would be an absolute no-brainer.
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One reason for the price drop is that the 1300 is coming out soon.


http://www.benq.com/module.php?i=product&action=compare&pl_id=1
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When is the Benq 1300 supposed to be released?
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I received Dimensional Optics 3Active 3D glasses for my W1070 as a Christmas present. I have never watched 3D content at home before. Can anyone recommend a few 3D Blu-ray movies or documentaries that are great in 3D?
I liked Pacific Rim
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I received Dimensional Optics 3Active 3D glasses for my W1070 as a Christmas present. I have never watched 3D content at home before. Can anyone recommend a few 3D Blu-ray movies or documentaries that are great in 3D?
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Got mine today they work great. Charged them up and they went rite to working. Look great. My first set. Despicable me 2 looks great
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All right, so I finally settled on this projector after returning an Epson, Viewsonic, and Optoma...



Edit: do I have the wrong remote??

If your on firmware 1.06 (might be 1.05 can't remember) or above that's the right remote, I just use my harmony works great.As was mentioned point at screen rather than right above pj and see if that works better.
BTW a good way to test remote look thru the camera on your mobile phone at the end of the remote and push any button you want to test ,you will see the infa red light at the end of remote light up if that button works.
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It was released long time ago in europe, priced around 250$ higher than W1070. Kraine says W1300 maybe similar to W1070 , but W1300 is definitely better than W1400 and W1500 in A/B comparison.
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Hello every, and merry Christmas !

I have been watching the telly for too long, started back in 1963 with the Gunsmoke show wink.gif
Now, my hometheater is quite "perfect" with a somewhat decent 7.2 setup (psb speakers and two SVS subs) on a marantz 5006, I feel its time to plunge into the real world
--- buying a projector and a screen.

My friends are trying to to talk me into buying a epson tw9100. I really dont have all that money. Since I am only viewing movies at night (7pm to 11 pm) in my living room with my dog and occasionaly mum, with a throw length of max 4 meters, and dark only at nights, movies like Pacific rim --- Ridick -- Star trek -- Cloud atlas, all just for fun, to relax from a hard day in the fields., I might not need such an advanced projector at all.

But I really really need lensshift. It will not be easy to get this projector in the place it really needs, I need lensshift to proper adjust it

So I am now about to decide -- will I be happy with this Benq 1070 ??

A problem is that the hdmi cable will be about 20 meters long, so a kind of "wireless hdmi" would be nice...

The screen -- looks like I will be just buying a Dreamscreen V2 automanual,

I do buy a 16:9 screen yes ? not a cinemascope ratio one no? And I have calculated tha a 106 " screen size will be just fine on my 3.0 to 3.5 throw l. -- OK?

havent decided on whether white with 1.1 gain (that Brightwhite) OR the 1.0 gain grey DynaGrey. What do you think on a Benq 1070, in my living room with 3.5 throw length with white walls and ceiling and almost no light control (it will get dark in them long winter evenings in Norway, and I am not in a city, there is no light from the streets into my windows...)
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DavidK442:

a) I have tried that calculator and thats why I am asking about BenQ, seems to fit my living room best

b) My 50" Samsung 2011 serie 6 plasma has a superbly sharp picture, but I really should like a much larger image yes.

c) I dont watch TV, I almost exclusively watch blurays (on my Pana 500 bluray player)

d) Theh calculator gives 102" the closest they have in my store is 106"

e) The projector I plan to put on a shelf on the wall just behind me, approx 35 cm from the ceiling, OK ? (have noe possibility to mount it in the ceiling, sorry)
(I also reckon this shelf will dampen the fan noise from the proj, at least more than mounted in the ceiling)



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The BrightWhite
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the Grey Screen ??
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If u have no outside light issuse. Go with the white screen
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If u have no outside light issuse. Go with the white screen


I am unsure about this..
As I am living in the land of Norway, we have 24 hours of daylight from, say 15th of April until 15th of August. To watch any telly, is difficult, maybe I should buy some black damping curtains, but I have windows on three sides, so there will be very very much light in my living room at summer time

In the winter however, say from Nov. 1 st to March 1 st, its pitch black from 4 pm :-)

So white one and some heavy dark curtains
or
the grey one.

I guess thats what I need to get an answer to now,
since my order of Benq w 1070 wil be place very soon :-)
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I am unsure about this..
As I am living in the land of Norway, we have 24 hours of daylight from, say 15th of April until 15th of August. To watch any telly, is difficult, maybe I should buy some black damping curtains, but I have windows on three sides, so there will be very very much light in my living room at summer time

In the winter however, say from Nov. 1 st to March 1 st, its pitch black from 4 pm :-)

So white one and some heavy dark curtains
or
the grey one.

I guess thats what I need to get an answer to now,
since my order of Benq w 1070 wil be place very soon :-)

It will be difficult to use the projector with daylight even with the grey screen. It may help but will not make things that might better. A grey screen also has hot spots and limits viewing angles. I would suggest a white 1.3 white screen and try to get dark curtains and control the light in some other way.
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It was released long time ago in europe, priced around 250$ higher than W1070. Kraine says W1300 maybe similar to W1070 , but W1300 is definitely better than W1400 and W1500 in A/B comparison.

About 3 or 4 months ago. The same pattern that they released the 1070 in the US.,
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is 1.08 out?

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