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post #9661 of 9676 Old 07-27-2014, 09:46 AM
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Made my own masking the other day, i used roll up / roll down curtain hanger ( manually ) using 8"H felt cloth for my 115" in PJ screen ( for the upper black border only and i change the x/y height to eliminate the lower black).

And use the excess felt cloth for the screen wall. Now, the PQ and contrast is much better w/ less reflections from side walls. Soon will be the ceiling near the screen :P


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I bought a 60" e class vizio to replace my living room tv and I tell u what my w1070 blows the vizio leds color and clarity away.
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I snagged a W1070 during the recent NeweggFlash sale, but noticed some characteristics in my projected image that I wasn't sure if they warranted an exchange. I took some photos as daylight was coming on and I don't have blackout curtains so excuse the quality. I'm also projecting on my textured wall until my blackout liner arrives Wednesday and I build a screen.



First, I noticed what I've come to learning is called "chromatic aberration", and seen some people cite it as normal at this price range, and even specifically shown it on a W1070. Is this something that would be virtually impossible to avoid and I should expect in any replacement?




Thirdly, I discovered black, white, and green clipping. This pic was taken when it was getting quite bright out so you can hardly see the blue but it's there. The green is a solid bright green - no steps of shade at all. I've seen only a couple people ask about black and white clipping that got vague responses about it possibly being the source, but earlier in this thread, I found a couple people talking about it. One said it was normal with this projector, I guess, and the other was reporting they they actually had no clipping (BenQ W1070 : DLP Full HD, 3D Ready with lens-shift for 1000$). I read elsewhere that this might be an Nvidia issue to which there might be some registry edit that could circumvent their glitchy controls. My source is my Windows 7 PC through a GTX 650 ti. Nobody else mentioned color clipping like my green, which further makes me wonder if my projector has a special problem beyond normal.



Lastly, I'm not sure if my walls are not level in my apartment or not, but the top of the projected image seems straight, and the right side seems pretty parallel to the right wall, but obviously the left side isn't. I put a level on the table I have the projector on and it reads level. Adjusting the angle and moving side to side always brings me to this position, so I guess it's square with the wall as can be...

So, does this all seem within typical/acceptable quality, or should I return for a replacement within the 30 day window from NeweggFlash? I'm new to projectors so I thought I could use opinions from an experienced community. Thanks.
Is your screen really that pink on white scenes? I'm coming from a Samsung 60F5300 plasma that has a pink tint problem, so I would hate to buy this and get the same thing, lol.
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Made my own masking the other day, i used roll up / roll down curtain hanger ( manually ) using 8"H felt cloth for my 115" in PJ screen ( for the upper black border only and i change the x/y height to eliminate the lower black).

And use the excess felt cloth for the screen wall. Now, the PQ and contrast is much better w/ less reflections from side walls. Soon will be the ceiling near the screen :P



Made my own version black screen wall plus roll up/roll down DIY masking, and black side walls for trials at the moment for my W1070

materials used
- 1 pc 1inch stainless tubular ( curtain hanger )
- 1 pc 1/2 inch stainless tubular ( curtain hanger )
- 2 pcs curtain hanger holder
- soft black felt cloth
- adhesive
- sewing thread



sample of 1/2 inch tubular


holder and 1inch tubular after installation


Closed up shot at mask rolled up


rolled up masking


rolled down masking 8" in height


no mask - lights on - full screen


no mask - lights off - full screen


no mask - lights on - 2.35 aspect ratio


no mask- lights on- adjust scale x 3 and height postion to eliminate lower portion of black letter box


mask down - lights on - ( same scale and height position )



and lights off. ( same scale and height )
and compared to no mask


mask rolled up - lights off -( Same scale and height)


mask rolled up - lights off - default aspect ( letter box )


DIY PJ SCREEN


BenQ 1070








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What are you using to scale the 2:35.1 material down on the screen?
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BenQ W1070 : DLP Full HD, 3D Ready with lens-shift for 1000$

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What are you using to scale the 2:35.1 material down on the screen?

its the xTreamer Sidewinder 3 (NMT PLAYER). if ur using HTPC, some players also have this features, i think it was MPC (?). the nice thing about this features is ur ideal screen image will be retained at ur preferred eye level distance.

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Looking to replace my W1000 with this for 3D and just to update my projector. Anyone come from a w1000?
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Posted in wrong spot.

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Is your screen really that pink on white scenes? I'm coming from a Samsung 60F5300 plasma that has a pink tint problem, so I would hate to buy this and get the same thing, lol.
Sorry for not getting back sooner. The pink is definitely from my crappy smartphone, actually. I remember clearly not seeing any of that when I was assessing the picture quality - just uneven brightness that I was posting about. I sent it in for a replacement and am actually getting that Thursday, so hopefully I really had a dud and the picture quality is more impressively consistent normally. I'll also have a DIY screen built from blackout liner.
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I am looking to replace an old Optoma 720P DLP projector (the lamp has just failed) and like the specs and reviews of the BQ W1070.
It will be used with a ceiling mount about 20 feet from my screen of 126 inches.
I won't be using the inbuilt speakers as have my own 5.1 system in place.


Some basic questions.


I presume there is a menu to deactivated these small speakers?
Will I need to run an Ethernet line to it (one time) to check and get updated firmware?
Any other issues I should be aware about during setup etc.?
Thanks.

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I am looking to replace an old Optoma 720P DLP projector (the lamp has just failed) and like the specs and reviews of the BQ W1070.
It will be used with a ceiling mount about 20 feet from my screen of 126 inches.
I won't be using the inbuilt speakers as have my own 5.1 system in place.


Some basic questions.


I presume there is a menu to deactivated these small speakers?
Will I need to run an Ethernet line to it (one time) to check and get updated firmware?
Any other issues I should be aware about during setup etc.?
Thanks.
The speakers can be disabled by simply dropping volume to zero; although many AVR's won't pass audio to the display by default anyway.

For firmware upgrading, this needs to be done via USB (there isn't an ethernet port). I've done a few updates before and it's not too complicated, but care needs be taken when following the steps to do so - the procedure is discussed earlier in this thread.

However, if you buy new, you'll almost certainly get the most recent firmware (1.08) in any case. This can be checked in the menu.


Your throw distance is an issue, though. The BenQ has a relatively short throw that means at your current 20ft mounting distance, you're going to end up with a mimimum of 184" of screen size!

You'll need to move your mounting position a bit closer. The official calculator indicates that the furthest the projector can be from a 126"-diagonal screen is 13'9".

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Wow I am surprised at the short throw issue as I thought there was an "ST" designated model for this kind of short run and that the normal model would accommodate my positioning.
I would really want to try to avoid getting cable extensions and patching ceilings

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Wow I am surprised at the short throw issue as I thought there was an "ST" designated model for this kind of short run and that the normal model would accommodate my positioning.
I would really want to try to avoid getting cable extensions and patching ceilings
The normal one is really closer to a traditional short throw, and the ST version is like ridiculously short throw.

It's hard to love Martin Logans and 2.35:1 CIH at the same time...
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The normal one is really closer to a traditional short throw, and the ST version is like ridiculously short throw.

So which BenQ is the NON short throw model then as both are ST whether marked as such or not?

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BenQ W1070 : DLP Full HD, 3D Ready with lens-shift for 1000$

Indeed the throw is quite a bit shorter than normal.

For first-time projector owners it usually makes no difference: but for upgraders, it can add a bit of complexity.
(Although often when upgrading, something's gotta give because many projectors have differing projection throw angles - or their lens positioning on the projector itself may differ and the lens needs to be precisely mid-screen).

That said, the shorter throw can be hugely useful for people with smaller rooms.


Take a look at the W1500 which has a more traditional throw if you're attempting to keep the mount in a similar place; it may be closer to what you're after... But it's pricier.

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If you have the projector ceiling mounted (upside down), does the projector account for this when doing the lens shift adjustment? Does up mean up and down mean down still? Or does up mean down and down mean up?

Also how far above the screen does the projector have to be mounted? Is it universal at all ranges, or not? I think when I was mounting the PJ at my college house I aimed for the center of the lens to be about an inch above the screen because that's what a calculator told me, now I fear that may be too low.

Does this projector's keystone correction involve digital correction or optical? Is using keystone really all that bad?

Edit: Also what kind of lens shift does the 1070 have? Does it include optical correction for keystone?

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