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post #8251 of 10148 Old 04-04-2014, 06:57 PM
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So do you guys recommend putting up screen first before projector?
The only time the screen shouldn't go up first is if that screen needs to be in a place which may not work with the height of the projector. The W1070 has limited lens shift, so ceiling mounting placement is crucial.

Just measure the height from the top of the mount to the center of the lens (about 7" or so) and make sure the top of the screen is about 2" lower than the center of the lens. If you WANT the screen lower, then put it lower and drop the mount the appropriate distance.
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I would say the Sony is clearly better in PQ but obviously not 3x better even though the Sony is 3x the cost of the BenQ. IMHO the Sony is about 10-15% better in PQ and I would guess that is much more apparent when you compare side by side.
Unless you're constantly watching Space Operas, I doubt if there's even that much difference.
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Unless you're constantly watching Space Operas, I doubt if there's even that much difference.
I expect there is that much difference. There certainly is between the JVC and the BenQ, or the Epson or Panasonic models. I've seen the Sony 600ES (4K) and it was the best looking image I've seen on screen. The JVC is comparable in black levels, but not overall quality. The BenQ isn't the same level. It's just not. The W1070 is a solid entry level projector, but the color, black level, and shadow detail of the JVC just is better.
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I expect there is that much difference. There certainly is between the JVC and the BenQ, or the Epson or Panasonic models. I've seen the Sony 600ES (4K) and it was the best looking image I've seen on screen. The JVC is comparable in black levels, but not overall quality. The BenQ isn't the same level. It's just not. The W1070 is a solid entry level projector, but the color, black level, and shadow detail of the JVC just is better.

Agreed. That 600 ES is just amazing...it's good to know that my next projector will be that awesome in a few years smile.gif.

BenQis very nice for its price. It's a simple question of can I live with this picture and the answer is "gladly!" For me. Still can't believe for $900, I can get a 110" picture like this.
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I'm hoping to have my Benq ceiling mounted with the Chief RPAU this evening. Will post some pics once complete!
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If it is ceiling mounted, how far down does the picture get displayed on the screen? The projector calc doesn't tell you that. On the W1080ST it shows 2 inches. But there is no measurement for the W1070.
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If it is ceiling mounted, how far down does the picture get displayed on the screen? The projector calc doesn't tell you that. On the W1080ST it shows 2 inches. But there is no measurement for the W1070.

I could be wrong on this, but I think there is probably less offset on the 1070 since the optical system is different between the two projectors. I actually own the 1080ST, not the 1070. But, I thought I would post in this forum regarding the Chief RPAU mount because there's been a lot of discussion about which mount is best and how to ceiling mount it.
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If it is ceiling mounted, how far down does the picture get displayed on the screen? The projector calc doesn't tell you that. On the W1080ST it shows 2 inches. But there is no measurement for the W1070.

At 10'6" throw and 120" screen I can adjust from about 1" below the lens to about 7" below.  Shorter throws and/or smaller screen sizes will have less adjustment.

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So I got my 1080ST mounted this evening using the Chief RPAU. I can say that this mount is solid as a rock. It doesn't budge...at all. I know the true test will be over time, but I have no concerns whatsoever. I will say this would be one hell of a job mounting this by yourself. I'm sure you could do it, but it's far simpler with an extra set of hands. Here are a few pictures of the projector mounted. I still need to finish painting the plywood, using some spackle over the screws, some sanding on the corners, etc.





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Man, look at that light leakage onto the ceiling.

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I expect there is that much difference. There certainly is between the JVC and the BenQ, or the Epson or Panasonic models. I've seen the Sony 600ES (4K) and it was the best looking image I've seen on screen. The JVC is comparable in black levels, but not overall quality. The BenQ isn't the same level. It's just not. The W1070 is a solid entry level projector, but the color, black level, and shadow detail of the JVC just is better.

Actually, the jvc is much better at black levels than the 600es and the pq is better on the jvc too
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Is it possible with the W1070 to fill up a 135 inch screen at a 11'8 ft throw?

I think I should go with a 120 inch screen. But my heart is set on a 135" incher. Zooming in doesn't hurt PQ does it?
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Is it possible with the W1070 to fill up a 135 inch screen at a 11'8 ft throw?

I think I should go with a 120 inch screen. But my heart is set on a 135" incher. Zooming in doesn't hurt PQ does it?

you can have a 135 inch screen at 11 feet 4 inches...
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I bought a elite screen 100H. Is it recommended to leave the screen down for a certain amount of time when you first open it? Also for the people that have elite screens do you have any issues with the screen when scrolling down making a knocking sound every few seconds?
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I bought a elite screen 100H. Is it recommended to leave the screen down for a certain amount of time when you first open it? Also for the people that have elite screens do you have any issues with the screen when scrolling down making a knocking sound every few seconds?

I left mine down for a few days to get rid of the smell and to straighten out some. I do still have some waves but cannot see them 99% of the time viewing. I do know if I have it up for a week or so then put it down I get the side curling on the black border only. After a few hours it goes almost away.

I get a slight click when the screen goes up and down. Not bad for the $179 I paid.
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I left mine down for a few days to get rid of the smell and to straighten out some. I do still have some waves but cannot see them 99% of the time viewing. I do know if I have it up for a week or so then put it down I get the side curling on the black border only. After a few hours it goes almost away.

I get a slight click when the screen goes up and down. Not bad for the $179 I paid.


I have read on Amazon reviews the there screen is perfectly quiet. I wonder if the knocking or clicking sound is then same like yours. Anymore elite owners screen willing to chime in on this one? I want to know if only need to return it.
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I have read on Amazon reviews the there screen is perfectly quiet. I wonder if the knocking or clicking sound is then same like yours. Anymore elite owners screen willing to chime in on this one? I want to know if only need to return it.
If it is not perfectly quiet and all the reviews say it is perfectly quiet... I would return it to Amazon and get a new one. If it is defective you pay no shipping fees.

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If it is not perfectly quiet and all the reviews say it is perfectly quiet... I would return it to Amazon and get a new one. If it is defective you pay no shipping fees.



Yes I know I think I am going to do that.
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So do you guys recommend putting up screen first before projector?

I think it's easier to install the projector first and then the screen. The W1070 only has vertical lens shift, so if you put the screen up first positioning of the projector is critical. If you are off, even an inch, your picture will not be perfectly square and you're going to have to go back and move the projector. On the other hand if you mount the projector first you can get it aligned just by shining it on the wall or something, then you can position the screen exactly where it needs to go.

The only time I would install the screen first is if the screen has to go in a fixed position, with no real flexibility. Then you might as well set it up first.
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Thats my fear is gegetting projector aligned correctly. I have read people place projector on table first set it up there before ceiling mount. My question is when doing it this way do flip the projector upside down on the table? Cause it's going on the ceiling like that. Correct me if I am wrong.
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Thats my fear is gegetting projector aligned correctly. I have read people place projector on table first set it up there before ceiling mount. My question is when doing it this way do flip the projector upside down on the table? Cause it's going on the ceiling like that. Correct me if I am wrong.

I think when people put it on a table first, they are just trying to get an idea of where the projector will need to be for a given size screen. If you want to test it out on a table first... Do not set the projector as "ceiling", and just look at the picture the way it is. Don't forget that the BenQ w1070 does not have much of a lens shift, so you would most likely be better off putting it on the floor or maybe a very short table (if you are going for maximum size).

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Is there any really good video tutorial on getting this set up as easy as possible? I have my screen up just waiting on projector.
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Hi all,
A few months back someone had posted a pictorial that showed dis-assembly of the w1070 to clean the dust out of the light engine. I had it bookmarked but have somehow lost it.
Does anyone have the link?

Thanks
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Is there any really good video tutorial on getting this set up as easy as possible? I have my screen up just waiting on projector.

Are you referring to the screen or a mount?

Edit: Just realized you said you have your screen up. So setting up the projector in terms of settings, or getting the mount up?
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This projector is pretty amazing for the price. I had a PT-AE7000U since 2011 and the bulb was going out. I attempted twice to replace the bulb, but each replacement looked super DIM and I was frustrated. I decided to look around at the new projectors and landed on this one due to the gaming lag or lack thereof. I purchased the projector last week and got it mounted it up on the ceiling. WOW the picture is bright and looks just as good if not better than the 7000U IMO. I was floored at the response time and how clear the picture was when hooked up to my PC, literally night and day. For example in XBMC I also had a ton of mouse lag, etc. When I booted up XBMC I couldn't believe how much faster it was. Needless to say, I am selling my 7000U and not looking back. Not to mention the 3D performance blows the Panny out of the water!
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I have a question. Does the PJ handle 1080p 24 natively? The reason I ask is it shows it in the upper corner what it's receiving but it can be changing it to 1080p 60. I also notice some jitter at 24 vs turning it off on my blu ray player. Then it feeds it 1080p 60.
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I have a question. Does the PJ handle 1080p 24 natively? The reason I ask is it shows it in the upper corner what it's receiving but it can be changing it to 1080p 60. I also notice some jitter at 24 vs turning it off on my blu ray player. Then it feeds it 1080p 60.

yea it can support 24fps natively. smile.gif

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Curious to know who is using 4:4:4 color with HDMI set to PC Signal, as was recommended in an online review. I've calibrated my greyscale with 4:4:4 on both PC and Video. While PC does seem to give better shadow details, the blacks on video appear to be a little darker. Just wondering what everyone else is using.
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Got my projector now the exciting part starts. Hopefully I can get it set up right. I bought the refurbished one and the packaging looks brand new.
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