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Just thought of sharing this

i was able to connect google chromecast to benq w1070 and projected my mac screen 

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Well, I raised my PJ and used the vertical shift all the opposite way. I fine tuned everything and looks great. It's nice to have the PJ higher up so you can walk in front with less shadowing.

One thing I noticed tonight while using the wow disc, I have a half halo or something in the lower right of the screen. You can see it on bright images or the wow test patterns. I'm going to keep an eye on it. Warranty is one year right?
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This projector is $750 at NCIX.com right now.

Just bought it, first time with NCIX, but I know they are a big store in Canada.

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Here's a crappy photo but you can see it here.

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Hi all,

I have changed my shared Firmware file location from Dropbox to MediaFire, here is the new link https://www.mediafire.com/folder/k5bv0z9ze0wm7/BenQ_W1070_Firmware_Update will keep this updated as new Firmwares etc. come out, thanks.
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Hi all,

I have changed my shared Firmware file location from Dropbox to MediaFire, here is the new link https://www.mediafire.com/folder/k5bv0z9ze0wm7/BenQ_W1070_Firmware_Update will keep this updated as new Firmwares etc. come out, thanks.

Woot! And it has instructions there! Thanks!
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Hi all,

I have changed my shared Firmware file location from Dropbox to MediaFire, here is the new link https://www.mediafire.com/folder/k5bv0z9ze0wm7/BenQ_W1070_Firmware_Update will keep this updated as new Firmwares etc. come out, thanks.

Thanks again for providing the new link. If you have the service manual you might want to included it. If you don't have it I could send the PDF to you,.
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Just want to say that I have been using this PJ since May 2013 with version 1.05 with NO problems whatsoever. I love this PJ.
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Do you use it ceiling mounted? If so, do you notice,any brightness difference between left and right, especially visible on subs. Asking this because I had issues with mije and sold it but now thinking it was just a 'bad' one.
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I actually plug it in when I watch something and it sits in front of us on the coffee table. No issues at all. When we ar done we unplug it and put it up on a shelf.
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Thanks again for providing the new link. If you have the service manual you might want to included it. If you don't have it I could send the PDF to you,.
Just added 2 service manuals to the Manuals folder, if anyone has any files they would like to add that I don't have let me know and I will get them off you and put them in the cloud.
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Finished my hard wire through the attic and to my battery backup. I connected my electric screen and pj to the backup. I also ran 2 hdmi cables through the attic. I have another 3 ft cable coming as one was defective. So I will have both inputs used.

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Ok, I posted a YouTube video of my anamorphic setup with explanation http://youtu.be/jzgqvTP5338 - hope this helps to provide the information you are looking for. All of the photos were taken from the same tripod location so you can see the actual aspect ratio changes. Remember the screen I have is a 2.35:1 format.

THE NEXT THREE PHOTOS ILLUSTRATE HOW YOU WOULD HANDLE AN ANAMORPHIC SETUP EXCLUSIVELY WITH THE W1070, PANAMORPH CINEVISTA LENS, AND ELITE LUNETTE 115" CURVED 2.35:1 SCREEN:

BenQ "Auto" aspect ratio. This is what you get when you introduce an anamorphic lens when displaying the widescreen movie (top/bottom black bars) normally on the screen. The original image with top/bottom black bars is simply stretched horizontally by the lens.


BenQ "4:3" aspect ratio: This takes an original 16:9 image and compresses it for display in its expected aspect ratio. The compression is necessary because the anamorphic lens is stretching the image horizontally - making everything look short and fat. If you were watching standard HDTV 16:9 content, this is what you would have to do with a fixed anamorphic lens.


BenQ "Letterbox" aspect ratio: Think of this as the BenQ electronically stretching the image shown in the first photo vertically to not only remove the black bars - but also to restore the display to its correct "widescreen" format - removing the short and fat factor.

FYI: I have an Oppo 103 that I actually use to perform the vertical stretch of the image, even though the BenQ obviously provides this ability. The reason is that the BenQ leaves an extra inch of black bars top and bottom where the Oppo does not. If you compare this image to the one directly above, you might see a subtle difference in the height.


A couple photos of the CineVista lens and the projector.


So basically, here is my video equipment list:
- BenQ W1070 projector
- Panamorph CineVista Anamorphic Lens
- Elite 115" Lunette 2.35:1 Curved Screen (Curve235-115W)
- Oppo 103 Blu-Ray Player

Very nice thanks for the detailed explanation with pics!
Do you notice and chromatic aberration (CA) colour fringing towards the edges of the screen? I believe the lens doesnt have CA coatings is that correct?
If so is it noticeable watching films?
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Very nice thanks for the detailed explanation with pics!
Do you notice and chromatic aberration (CA) colour fringing towards the edges of the screen? I believe the lens doesnt have CA coatings is that correct?
If so is it noticeable watching films?

Let me start out by saying that my configuration is not optimum by any means. My throw ratio is 2.35 (lens distance from screen / height of screen) which as you probably know, is below the 2.5 minumum (3.0 optimal) stated by Panamorph. But my personal opinion on screen size is that bigger is better - I strive for total immersion and an Ultrawide 2.35:1 display. I'm pushing well outside the optimal limits of the lens to achieve this. I have a 115" Elite Lunette Curved screen (image 45" tall) with a lens distance of 106". I could have improved the result by going with a screen height of 35"-40", but that would not produce the cinematic experience I was looking for.

You are correct about the lens not having CA coatings. The CA towards the edges of the screen are significant in my setup - obvious with test patterns, grids and the like. When watching films for the experience, and not to critically analyze or obsess the technical aspects of the setup, my experience is the CA is rarely noticed (if at all) by me or anyone else watching the movie.

I'm a real stickler for detail, a tweeker at heart, but honestly CA doesn't impact my enjoyment of the movie. To be honest, I am more influenced by the pincushion effect given my short throw ratio (not a fault of the lens) than I am the CA. I'm hoping in time I'll be able to recreate the theater in a much larger space - which will improve upon these issues.
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Hi what distance from your screen are you for the 100 inch image
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I'm sitting 106" from the screen directly beneath the projector
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Do you use it ceiling mounted? If so, do you notice,any brightness difference between left and right, especially visible on subs. Asking this because I had issues with mije and sold it but now thinking it was just a 'bad' one.

anyone?
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I have W1070 which is superior to Mitsubishi HC8000 ( and HC7900 ) for my setup as I reviewed earlier in this thread. My W1070 is great but I want to buy an extra one that is uniformly sharp and no CA, anyone wants to sell his?
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Hi what distance from your screen are you for the 100 inch image

I'm sitting screen to eyes is 9 ft. My projector is 10'11" from screen and is maxed out.
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anyone?

I notice it very little but not enough to not enjoy the projector. If no one here mentioned it I would not even noticed.
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Not sure about CA, but I notice on the top-right to mid-right of the screen it sometimes appears as though you're viewing the screen through water. Sounds silly, but I'm not sure how else to describe it. This often goes away after the projector has been on for 15-20min though. It's very apparent on a solid color background. Anyone know what causes this or what the correct terminology is?
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anyone?

Mine is slightly dimmer on the right side (ceiling mounted).  It's not noticeable in movies, but sometimes I can see it if I have a white screen up like a browser window or something.  I don't ever use subs so can't comment on that.

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I would recommend that everyone at least create removable velvet masks for their projector to cover the black bars during movies. I just did it for my w1080 and its a massive difference. The blacks in film are OK but the black bars are horrid grey, the makes them deep black and makes the image pop out.

I used cardboard + velvet + tape+ staples + Velcro to attached them to my drop down screen for easy removable.
All this costs $18 in Canada so I would assume the states would be much cheaper to do.
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So I'm following this guide for some suggested setting on the w1070 and I get to a point that seems to make no sense:

"To try these, open the menus, and from the Image menu, select Cinema mode. Then go down to Advanced. Open it, then select RGB. Place these number in, replacing the defaults. The improvements should be pretty obvious. We recommend you then save your settings under User 1."

http://www.projectorreviews.com/benq/benq-w1070-projector-calibration-and-settings-2/

The problem is, Under advanced> settings there is NO RGB settings as they've listed. In fact, I can find no where in the menu where I can change the IRE settings as shown on that guide. Anyone have any suggestions?
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I would recommend that everyone at least create removable velvet masks for their projector to cover the black bars during movies. I just did it for my w1080 and its a massive difference. The blacks in film are OK but the black bars are horrid grey, the makes them deep black and makes the image pop out.

I used cardboard + velvet + tape+ staples + Velcro to attached them to my drop down screen for easy removable.
All this costs $18 in Canada so I would assume the states would be much cheaper to do.

I did the same.I was horrified by the gray bars,when I first install my 1080ST.After creating the masks I couldn't believe the difference.

Watching it on 120" 16-9 white screen.


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The black bars on my w1070 look black to me; not grey at all....

135" 1.1gain 16:9 display here

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Thanks for link. I have some reading to do
is MadVR an addition to svp? If so where can I get that?
I have an HTPC with quad core AMD 4100 CPU and Radeon 6670 video card. I am currently using mediabrowser and play movie with WMC. Jriver MC19 sounds nice. I like mediabrowser the way it pulls in artworks from my mkv ripped movies. Can I still be able to use mediabrowser with jriver, svp and madVR installed? Sorry as I said I have some reading to do. Thanks.

You wouldn't normally use SVP frame interpolation and MadVR frame smoothing together. SVP also needs ffdshow decoding which is included with Jriver.
You wouldn't use mediabrowser with Jriver as Jriver already has the same functionality built in.
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3D1080p 60 SBS is only useful for PC playback or on a player than can convert framepacked 3D 1080p 24 to 3D 1080p SBS 60 on the fly. Native 24p playback is smoother if your display supports that framerate (which the projector does), otherwise you need frame interpolation or frame smoothing on the player (PC or BD player) to make 60hz any "better" than 24p at 24hz. "better" is a rather subjective thing to each individual. As I said I prefer native 24p for just about everything compared to the motion blur(ghosting) and unusual movement and artifacts that Frame interpolation or smooth motion causes. When it comes to PC games however 3D 1080p SBS @ 60 is way better than 3D 1080i SBS @60 or 3D 1080p @24.

Native framepacked 3D 1080p 24 is also higher resolution than 3D 1080p 60 SBS.
I've had no luck getting 1080p SBS @ 60 Hz working on 1.08. When I have a 1080p60 source going to the W1070 through HDMI, the only 3D option available is Top-Bottom. I've tried both PS3 and AppleTV as a source, and played with the RGB output (high/low) with no luck. Any ideas how to get SBS enabled under the 3D menu? It works fine when I feed in 1080p24, of course.
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Not sure about CA, but I notice on the top-right to mid-right of the screen it sometimes appears as though you're viewing the screen through water. Sounds silly, but I'm not sure how else to describe it. This often goes away after the projector has been on for 15-20min though. It's very apparent on a solid color background. Anyone know what causes this or what the correct terminology is?

MIne too. Top right is very soft compared to the rest
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I've had no luck getting 1080p SBS @ 60 Hz working on 1.08. When I have a 1080p60 source going to the W1070 through HDMI, the only 3D option available is Top-Bottom. I've tried both PS3 and AppleTV as a source, and played with the RGB output (high/low) with no luck. Any ideas how to get SBS enabled under the 3D menu? It works fine when I feed in 1080p24, of course.

You will need to force the appleTV and PS3 to output at 60hz and in RGB mode to get the projector to recognise the signal. The projector will also need to be in RGB mode.
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