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Contrary to the common wisdom, I tried YCbCr using a few posted calibration setting and the color is worse than RGB (white in particular). But I think that's only me and only on a PC with ATI graphics card. My eye may have problems. Maybe I should hire a professional calibration but can't justify the cost. So end of the day happy with RBG limited color space.
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Just wondering, is there any benefit to using SBS at 60hz? If the source is at 24hz, is there an inherent advantage in forcing the display at 60hz? Just curious.
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Just wondering, is there any benefit to using SBS at 60hz? If the source is at 24hz, is there an inherent advantage in forcing the display at 60hz? Just curious.

You will get the crappy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-two_pull_down :roll eyes:

and concerning the question RGB vs YUV

Blu ray movies are 24 fps and YUV so get the right disks and a 75$ 3D Bluray Player and enjoy

or spend hours and hours playing with a PC to get something worse.
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New remote getting sent out by BenQ.

Just to close the loop on this... I received a new remote, and everything works great now. biggrin.gif
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I am about to purchase some glasses to use with my W1070. For those who have tried both, why should I pay $20 more for the 3ACTIVE glasses?

3ACTIVE glasses are $50 (Amazon)
3DTV CORP glasses are $30 (eBay)

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Just wondering, is there any benefit to using SBS at 60hz? If the source is at 24hz, is there an inherent advantage in forcing the display at 60hz? Just curious.

I will make the mouse movement on the desktop faster. I can't tolerate 24hz refresh rate.
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I will make the mouse movement on the desktop faster. I can't tolerate 24hz refresh rate.

Fair enough, but why not use a software like PowerDVD 13? It changes the refresh rate of the desktop based on the source material, and when you exit the program, it sets it back to whatever it usually is.
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Just bought w1070 from Best Buy today. Should receive it in a week. This is our first projector and going to be setup in our living room for now. It will be used at night for movies only. I'm going to test it out on a white sheet hung in front of our Sony 60 inch to see how big we can go. I will be 9 feet from screen so any advise would be welcomed. Been looking at some of the powered elite screens 100 and 92 inch. I'm going to build a custom wall unit so the screen is hidden in the top bridge. So the screen will be lowered in front of the Sony.

But I'm going to play around with the projector first and if it doesn't suit us I will return it. I hope it works out and hopefully in a year it will be moved to a dedicated room.


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You can do that, and XMBC as well. It will take a few seconds of blank screen for the switch so it will annoy someone, especially if you watch more shorter contents like 20min episode. So keep it permantly in 60hz has its merits, plus, I don't see much pull-donw or jadder problem when playing back 24hz content - had this discussion before but I still see no issue.
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I am about to purchase some glasses to use with my W1070. For those who have tried both, why should I pay $20 more for the 3ACTIVE glasses?

3ACTIVE glasses are $50 (Amazon)
3DTV CORP glasses are $30 (eBay)

I would buy neither of those, at least not from ebay.

 

I own 2 pairs of each of the first two items on this page, either one is good.  They are both $58 for a pair.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=3dtv%20corp%203d%20glasses

 

The first one has non rechargeable batteries which can be handier to just replace when dead.

 

The 2nd one fits over prescription glasses better but has rechargeable batteries so you have to kind of pay attention and keep them charged.

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If I wish to save all settings prior to a firmware update using the service tool, can I use an RS232 to USB cable or will the program have a problem with that?

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If I wish to save all settings prior to a firmware update using the service tool, can I use an RS232 to USB cable or will the program have a problem with that?

If you have the proper RS232 to USB cable you can both update the firmware and use the service tool to copy and then put back your settings. Many people do not have USB to 232 cable and prefer to write down the settings before the update. If you use the USB update the settings will be returned to factory default. I found it easier to just use the USB cable and write down the settings. It only took a minute to put them back in. I think it would take just as long to use the Service Tool. That being said if you have a special calibration the Service Tool could be handy.
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Just got my tracking number and it should be here tomorrow.


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Just got my tracking number and it should be here tomorrow.

congrats! mine is being delivered today! (short throw). nervous and excited; never bought a tv or pj without seeing it in person before, and the black levels concern me, and have no experience with short throw, but we'll see!
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We hear so much talk about black levels and I agree they are important. That being said other things are just as important such as shadow detail, brightness, color accuracy. I own both a JVC RS45 which is great for 2D movies that have jet black details. I also have the Benq 1070 which I bought mainly for 3D because the JVC shows ghosting. To my surprise I use the Benq for most tv viewing and some movies. I reserve the JVC for films with lots of black detail such and Skyfall, Pacific Rim, parts of Planet Earth, and the Dark Knight. . Properly set up the Benq has excellent color, good shadow detail, great sharpness,good brightness, and great 3D with no ghosting.. It is also much cheaper to operate compared to the lamp costs of the JVC. One cannot expect to get a $5,000 projector for under $1,000 but I have not found any other projector yet that provides more value for the money and I don't worry about using it because of the cost of lamps.
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guys pls help. I'm new here and from Philippines. Loving my BenQ W1070 til I got worried with the recent issue I encountered. The lamp went off (black screen ). Lamp LED indicator is RED but power LED is green. After a few minutes, I press the power and it's back to normal. Happened 3x this week and I'm a bit concern. Here's the pics btw,

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on the manual, if power is off and the lamp is RED, it's for lamp replacement. But on my case, the power is Green! Hoping u can help me guys.
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guys pls help. I'm new here and from Philippines. Loving my BenQ W1070 til I got worried with the recent issue I encountered. The lamp went off (black screen ). Lamp LED indicator is RED but power LED is green. After a few minutes, I press the power and it's back to normal. Happened 3x this week and I'm a bit concern. Here's the pics btw,

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on the manual, if power is off and the lamp is RED, it's for lamp replacement. But on my case, the power is Green! Hoping u can help me guys.

How old is your machine and where did you get it. I would suggest that if you bought it in the US call Benq support. It sounds like a lamp or fan issue.
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congrats! mine is being delivered today! (short throw). nervous and excited; never bought a tv or pj without seeing it in person before, and the black levels concern me, and have no experience with short throw, but we'll see!

I never buy without seeing either. I figured with Best Buy if its no good then it can be returned to store, win win. But I'm positive that all these other reviews and people cannot be false.

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We hear so much talk about black levels and I agree they are important. That being said other things are just as important such as shadow detail, brightness, color accuracy. I own both a JVC RS45 which is great for 2D movies that have jet black details. I also have the Benq 1070 which I bought mainly for 3D because the JVC shows ghosting. To my surprise I use the Benq for most tv viewing and some movies. I reserve the JVC for films with lots of black detail such and Skyfall, Pacific Rim, parts of Planet Earth, and the Dark Knight. . Properly set up the Benq has excellent color, good shadow detail, great sharpness,good brightness, and great 3D with no ghosting.. It is also much cheaper to operate compared to the lamp costs of the JVC. One cannot expect to get a $5,000 projector for under $1,000 but I have not found any other projector yet that provides more value for the money and I don't worry about using it because of the cost of lamps.

That's great to hear. I have heard for the money it can't be beat.

I'm going to see how it does first and how big I can handle in the living room. If it's good then I need a screen, 3D player, and glasses.


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I never buy without seeing either. I figured with Best Buy if its no good then it can be returned to store, win win. But I'm positive that all these other reviews and people cannot be false.
That's great to hear. I have heard for the money it can't be beat.

I'm going to see how it does first and how big I can handle in the living room. If it's good then I need a screen, 3D player, and glasses.

I strongly considered BB too, but ended up going with Amazon for the same price. They have always been really good about returns. But the deciding factor was that I saw some posts saying that the unit they had recently bought off Amazon had the most recent firmware, so I figured that increased my odds of getting that.

btw, how do you check the firmware version?
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The firmware version appears on the main menu, last item, easy to find.

I bought mine from Amazon, and I confirm that the unit that they've sent to me has the 1.07 firmware.

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^thanks! I'm getting the 1080st, which I thought was 1.04 firmware, but now it seems it's up to 1.05. I'll let people know what I end up with in case they're considering Amazon...

EDIT: mine arrived with 1.04
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I have a question I didn't find here:

Theoretically, is there any difference in the picture quality as the size goes bigger? 
Is 100" better than 120"?

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I have a question I didn't find here:
Theoretically, is there any difference in the picture quality as the size goes bigger? 

Is 100" better than 120"?

No, not at that size. You begin to start running into picture degradation once you move into the 250-300". But it also depends on the makeup of room, light control, projector lumens, etc. That's at least with these budget projectors. As you've noticed, projectors in theaters have no problem with a huge image, but those also cost thousands, thousands, and thousands of dollars.
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And may I add that this is very encouraging that this PJ has been hovering at the $799 price point on Amazon for quite some time. Only wish my room could accommodate it. Now we just need for the 1080ST to start lowering in price. I did hear somewhere that there were replacements of these models along the way. Anyone know when this will be happening?
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^I was waiting for the 1080ST to lower it's price too, but then I figured it probably doesn't sell near as many as the other, so the price may not drop as much...

And for the new models, I would think they would be at least a month or two away and then with the first runs there are always issues that need to be worked out. Since so many people and reviews have been positive I just went ahead and ordered it. Good luck!
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First post. I just got the BenQ W1070 from Amazon about a week ago. I've put it on a table and plugged it in to test it out, but want to get the ceiling wiring and screen painting done before mounting it to the ceiling. First time getting a projector so I don't have anything to compare it to. Not sure how to check which firmware version it is yet and haven't mucked around with the settings much yet either.

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First post. I just got the BenQ W1070 from Amazon about a week ago. I've put it on a table and plugged it in to test it out, but want to get the ceiling wiring and screen painting done before mounting it to the ceiling. First time getting a projector so I don't have anything to compare it to. Not sure how to check which firmware version it is yet and haven't mucked around with the settings much yet either.

It's in the Menu settings, I believe the last tab. It will tell you which firmware it's running.
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^I was waiting for the 1080ST to lower it's price too, but then I figured it probably doesn't sell near as many as the other, so the price may not drop as much...

And for the new models, I would think they would be at least a month or two away and then with the first runs there are always issues that need to be worked out. Since so many people and reviews have been positive I just went ahead and ordered it. Good luck!

Oh. Did you order the 1080ST? I had it in my house for a few weeks from Best Buy. But...I had to return it because "we need some other things before we need a projector" says the wife. I saw it's at $899 today on Amazon. My hunch is that it won't go much lower than that.
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guys pls help. I'm new here and from Philippines. Loving my BenQ W1070 til I got worried with the recent issue I encountered. The lamp went off (black screen ). Lamp LED indicator is RED but power LED is green. After a few minutes, I press the power and it's back to normal. Happened 3x this week and I'm a bit concern. Here's the pics btw,

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on the manual, if power is off and the lamp is RED, it's for lamp replacement. But on my case, the power is Green! Hoping u can help me guys.

I think there are 2 possibilities:

- if lamp housing is little loose, open the upper cover and tighten the housing
- if you loose power while it was running, when power comes back, it has to cool down lamp because you can turn it back on,
i know your situation is little different but i cannot think of anything else
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Oh. Did you order the 1080ST? I had it in my house for a few weeks from Best Buy. But...I had to return it because "we need some other things before we need a projector" says the wife. I saw it's at $899 today on Amazon. My hunch is that it won't go much lower than that.

hey, thanks for the heads up! the price dropped since I ordered it, so I called Amazon and just got credited $54! I agree that is a pretty good price and I doubt it will get much lower.

sorry to hear you had to take yours back frown.gif
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