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I'm looking to buy my first projector. I've seen the W1070 pop up a lot because of how good it is for it's price. A local best buy has an open box Sony HW30ES for about double what I'd be paying for a new W1070. The Sony is a little older than the BenQ but I was wondering if it would still be the superior projector? Any insight on comparisons between the two would be great. Thanks
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What is your room setup? Screen size and type, room dimension, throw distance, light control (wall/ceiling color, window treatments), seating distance, etc. It doesn't make sense to spend a lot more on a projector if the room won't allow you to see the difference.

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Hey all I just wanted to give a update on my projector that I guess got dust inside the lens. BenQ really did well by me they sent me a March 2014 projector with the latest firmware update. I wish they did this the first time but it was still easy to deal with them just my personal experience so others may vary I hope the same.

So happy to be back in action guys =)

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What is your room setup? Screen size and type, room dimension, throw distance, light control (wall/ceiling color, window treatments), seating distance, etc. It doesn't make sense to spend a lot more on a projector if the room won't allow you to see the difference.
I currently don't have a screen either. Looking at 120". I can get a screen with whatever gain I'll need for optimal results. Max throw distance would be about 18 feet if I were to set it on a back shelf. I can set it up on a table about 13 feet back as well. Seating distance is 11 feet. This will be in my family room so there is some light. All 3 windows have wooden blinds and direct overhead lighting will be off for all viewing. Light in the adjacent kitchen may be on for regular TV and sports viewing. Walls are a light beige.
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What have people discovered to be the best 3d glasses choice for this PJ? I know nothing about what to look for. Any suggestions?



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The electrical outlet is placed on the ceiling at about 14' from the screen wall.

...the largest screen my wall can handle is about 120"...
I'm just going to agree with others on this. The power connection is at the back of the projector, as is the HDMI connection. Since the 10' to 13' distance is based from lens to screen, and the projector is almost a foot deep. The outlet will be very close to where you need to plug it into.

Watch the lens offset though - the center of the lens must be about 2" to 5" above the top of the screen and dead center (left/right) of the screen.

You should be fine.


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What are picture setting you guys are using?

I am playing all my Movie from XBMCUBUNTU and the picture looks dark....

Sometimes i can't determine the difference a man wearing black suit with a dark scene.
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I haven't been able to find many, despite the popularity of this model. I think because it looks so good out of the box you don't have a lot of people tweaking. Above appear to be the choices but to tell the truth, beyond switching to Cinema mode, not sure I like the AVForum ones any better. I haven't tried the Sound And Vision ones yet. Bulb is also new so hard to hit a moving target right now. The actual viewing environment plays a part in the settings as well.

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I haven't been able to find many, despite the popularity of this model. I think because it looks so good out of the box you don't have a lot of people tweaking. Above appear to be the choices but to tell the truth, beyond switching to Cinema mode, not sure I like the AVForum ones any better. I haven't tried the Sound And Vision ones yet. Bulb is also new so hard to hit a moving target right now. The actual viewing environment plays a part in the settings as well.
I used the avs one for 2d and the S&V for 3d.
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I mounted and fine-tuned the W1070 last night. Temporarily. I am going to build a 110" screen to replace the 96" I currently have. When I do that i will be able to raise the W1070 about 6 inches, allowing me to get it up a comfortable distance. The ceiling is only 7'4" and it's hanging a little low right now. Pictures are of the W1070 with my old Optoma HD65 before taking the old one down. I'm using the Peerless PRG-UNV with a 4" extension and the Peerless ACC570 plate. When I raise the BenQ I will just eliminate the plate and extension. Second picture is my old PJ mount, a cheap satellite speaker mount. It was the perfect length and lasted 6 years.
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I haven't been able to find many, despite the popularity of this model. I think because it looks so good out of the box you don't have a lot of people tweaking. Above appear to be the choices but to tell the truth, beyond switching to Cinema mode, not sure I like the AVForum ones any better. I haven't tried the Sound And Vision ones yet. Bulb is also new so hard to hit a moving target right now. The actual viewing environment plays a part in the settings as well.
I have try both settings,but still the same issue.
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I have try both settings,but still the same issue.
It sounds like your gamma setting is too high. Try turning it down and see if that helps. Otherwise, I'd look into calibrating brightness/contrast with a disc like Disney's WOW or Spears and Munsil.

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I setup this last week, I used the BenQ mount model number BenQ 5J.J4N10.001. I paid $55 for it on amazon, works fantastic, super easy to dismount if needed. Room is still a work in progress, i painted the ceiling and projector wall flat black and the other 3 walls flat dark blue. More work this weekend.


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I setup this last week, I used the BenQ mount model number BenQ 5J.J4N10.001. I paid $55 for it on amazon, works fantastic, super easy to dismount if needed. Room is still a work in progress, i painted the ceiling and projector wall flat black and the other 3 walls flat dark blue. More work this weekend.


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I used the settings from projector central and haven't looked back. Huge improvement. I also use mine in eco mode.

As mentioned above, the W1070 has extensive color controls and calibrates very well. Our settings for Cinema mode look like this:
Gain R3 G-3 B0 Offset R-7 G1 B9 Those adjustments give the W1070 a near-perfect 6500K grayscale across the board.

http://www.projectorcentral.com/benq...ge=Performance

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Because this 'new' forum format, is actually very old technology. In other words - It sucks.
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Because this 'new' forum format, is actually very old technology. In other words - It sucks.
Well if everyone stands on their head then they can see my photo the right way.
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It sounds like your gamma setting is too high. Try turning it down and see if that helps. Otherwise, I'd look into calibrating brightness/contrast with a disc like Disney's WOW or Spears and Munsil.
Thanks!

Will try when i go home.
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I used the settings from projector central and haven't looked back. Huge improvement. I also use mine in eco mode.

As mentioned above, the W1070 has extensive color controls and calibrates very well. Our settings for Cinema mode look like this:
Gain R3 G-3 B0 Offset R-7 G1 B9 Those adjustments give the W1070 a near-perfect 6500K grayscale across the board.

http://www.projectorcentral.com/benq...ge=Performance
Is that their full complete settings?

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Is that their full complete settings?
Yes. You can verify by clicking on the link I provided.

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I used the settings from projector central and haven't looked back. Huge improvement. I also use mine in eco mode.

As mentioned above, the W1070 has extensive color controls and calibrates very well. Our settings for Cinema mode look like this:
Gain R3 G-3 B0 Offset R-7 G1 B9 Those adjustments give the W1070 a near-perfect 6500K grayscale across the board.

http://www.projectorcentral.com/benq...ge=Performance
I don't understand where to put these numbers in. All the RGB type numbers are in the 50 or 100 range as starting points in the menus. Are these numbers how much to bummp them up (+) or down (-)?

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I don't understand where to put these numbers in. All the RGB type numbers are in the 50 or 100 range as starting points in the menus. Are these numbers how much to bummp them up (+) or down (-)?
Oh man.... it's been a while since I've put them in, and not in front of my PJ. If you still don't have it figured out in a couple days (out of town till then) PM me as a reminder and I will help you out!

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I don't understand where to put these numbers in. All the RGB type numbers are in the 50 or 100 range as starting points in the menus. Are these numbers how much to bummp them up (+) or down (-)?
It must be as there are no negative numbers possible.

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I was just about to reply to your picture and ask why you mounted the projector on the floor. Good thing I read your next post. lol
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I've seen this happen on other forums and on eBay. If one uses the OS to rotate the thumbnail image then the image may not stay rotated when uploaded. The image must be opened in a program that allows "re-saving" the image after rotation. Something as simple as Windows Photo Viewer/Editor will work.
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It looks like I will be purchasing a Benq w1070 have managed to find a good deal for a brand new one on craigslist. Is there any advice or tips on what to look for (e.g. state of packaging) to give me confidence it is brand new and not a refurb
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Hello All,

I am trying to setup a home theater myself to save some cash . i have the speakers/sub/receiver setup. Got the benq w1070 projector as it's highly rated and a 135" screen. The room has no windows and a dark paint.

I am hoping someone can help me with the questions i have --

1) What do i mount first, projector or screen ? I am guessing it will be projector that needs to be mounted first.

2) I got the following mount from amazon - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009CWJRWY
The power outlet is around 13' from the wall. What i wanted to know is whether there is an exact distance i need to attach the mount at ? Or i attach it near the outlet on a joist and then turn on the projector and mount the screen accordingly.

3) I think the top of the mount that attaches to the ceiling is a little to wide and i can not attach all 4 screws in the joist, do you guys think that 2 screws will hold the load ? Or i should attache the other two will dry wall anchors ?

4) Any other things that experts here think i should keep in mind before i start creating holes in the ceiling ??

Thanks a lot ..
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1) What do i mount first, projector or screen ? I am guessing it will be projector that needs to be mounted first.
You mount the screen first when possible at a height that you are comfortable with, then line the projector up to hit the screen properly.

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2) I got the following mount from amazon - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009CWJRWY
The power outlet is around 13' from the wall. What i wanted to know is whether there is an exact distance i need to attach the mount at ? Or i attach it near the outlet on a joist and then turn on the projector and mount the screen accordingly.
Well, you got really lucky on this (I'm guessing) because the W1070 MUST have the lens between 11'4" and 14'9" from a 135" diagonal screen. So, you can mount it to any joist, with the lens on center to the screen, with the lens about 2"-4" above the top of the screen and you will be able to fill a 135" diagonal screen.
http://www.projectorcentral.com/BenQ...ulator-pro.htm

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3) I think the top of the mount that attaches to the ceiling is a little to wide and i can not attach all 4 screws in the joist, do you guys think that 2 screws will hold the load ? Or i should attache the other two will dry wall anchors ?
Two quality screws will hold several hundred pounds of weight. You are fine with two heavy duty screws. Not cheap drywall screws.

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4) Any other things that experts here think i should keep in mind before i start creating holes in the ceiling ??
What wiring did you run to your projector? You have multiple HDMI cables at it? Cat-5e/6 cables? Is the screen a roll down/up screen or a fixed frame screen? Dark paint on the ceiling as well? Dark carpet? That all helps. With low ceilings, that mount may need to be very close to it for good results.

I can be really critical of all of this, but only to give you ideas and make suggestions, take it as you will.


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It looks like I will be purchasing a Benq w1070 have managed to find a good deal for a brand new one on craigslist. Is there any advice or tips on what to look for (e.g. state of packaging) to give me confidence it is brand new and not a refurb
You ask why they are selling it. Bring a HDMI cable and a source with you to SEE it work. You should go to the person's home to buy it so you know where they live in case there is an issue. Warning signs are people that won't conduct business personally, in their home. If they won't, then you want to go to a place where you can test it, see it work, go through the menus, and hook up a HDMI source (camcorder, iPhone, etc.) to the projector directly and see it work properly on a wall. Buyer beware on this type of stuff. Since the projector is available for under $750 brand new online, buying it used is a gamble that's entirely up to you to take. I would never do it personally.
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You mount the screen first when possible at a height that you are comfortable with, then line the projector up to hit the screen properly.
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Well, you got really lucky on this (I'm guessing) because the W1070 MUST have the lens between 11'4" and 14'9" from a 135" diagonal screen. So, you can mount it to any joist, with the lens on center to the screen, with the lens about 2"-4" above the top of the screen and you will be able to fill a 135" diagonal screen.
http://www.projectorcentral.com/BenQ...ulator-pro.htm
I ordered the screen after checking the distance on benq and projector central. 135 is the size that was suggested to me there also. Only posting in this thread since this seems specific to the proj i bought.

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What wiring did you run to your projector? You have multiple HDMI cables at it? Cat-5e/6 cables? Is the screen a roll down/up screen or a fixed frame screen? Dark paint on the ceiling as well? Dark carpet? That all helps. With low ceilings, that mount may need to be very close to it for good results.

I can be really critical of all of this, but only to give you ideas and make suggestions, take it as you will.
I have a hdmi cable and cat5e cable running to the projector, next to the cables there is an empty pipe going from projector outlet to component closet, any clue what this is for ?

Ceiling has dark paint but carpet is not that dark (kina like khaki color). The screen is fixed frame.

On another note, the builder didn't even put rj45 connectors on the cat 5 cable .. more work for me

Thanks for all your help ..
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