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Inexpensive ceiling mount - Picked up a Chief/Dell C4504 P4RMK universal ceiling mount on ebay ($20, shipped); mounting plate fits the W1070 once you ream out the existing holes to accept M4 hardware (I used M4x16mm flatheads, with the (included) 5mm spacers).

Works, stable, downside of being cheap is the lack of screwdriver::vernier adjustments for the inveterate tweaker.

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Now I am ready to buy this pj with its price. Is it still the best pj on the market? +-300$ is not a problem.
I've been shopping for about a month now. In terms of picture quality this appears to be s good as you're going to get in the under $1500 (possibly $2000) category. I came in with $1500 to spend and I think for the first time since getting into this hobby I'm going to make a purchase and remain under budget.
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Hello friends!
Now I am ready to buy this pj with its price. Is it still the best pj on the market? +-300$ is not a problem.
I bought it and I love mine. It truly is a great picture with the only caveats being the black level and the noise.

If I could do it all over agian, I might stretch up to the Sony VW40ES for improved black levels and other nice options (lens shift, etc) but I don't know if I would be sacrificing things like 3D quality.

I'm still amazed at how good the w1070 is period. For the price I'm blown away.

/caveat: I haven't seen many recent projectors to compare it to, my experience is from projectors from 10 years ago.

It's hard to love Martin Logans and 2.35:1 CIH at the same time...
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Hey everyone,

I wanted to give a quick update about a company that I just dealt with: XPand. While they were short on information sometimes, they did something pretty awesome for me: they made a custom firmware so that the DLP-Link glasses can operate in dual-view gaming mode. What this means for me specifically is that my gf, who can't watch 3D, can switch the glasses to either Left-eye only or Right-eye only and watch without discomfort. The glasses weren't as cheap as others have been talked about, but they're battery-powered (2032 or whatever those little guys are) and come with several nose pieces. They also block the red-flash and seem really well put-together. I think a good experience with a company deserves some recognition, so I'm putting this here and in the BenQ W1070 3D glasses thread.

Here's to good 3D!!!

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BenQ W1070 1080P 3D DLP Projector, 82" 1.0 Gain Fixed Frame Screen, PS3, with Yamaha RX-V473, SVS PB-1000, a Definitive Technology ProCenter 1000, and 4 Definitive Technology ProMonitor 800s.
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I have an oppo 103d with a w1070. I leave it on 35 hi def all the time. It makes a subtle but noticeable change. Cranking it up too much looks unrealistic. Turning it off just looks like slightly softer focus.

It's pretty subtle at that setting.

I am not willing to say its better or worse, just a subtle change.
thanks for the info... looks like it is not worth the $ - based on % cost of the entire system for the % improvement provided. I've spent under $700 on W1070 & DIY 110" screen... and it looks great.

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Hello friends!
Now I am ready to buy this pj with its price. Is it still the best pj on the market? +-300$ is not a problem.
As others have stated, under $2000 you're not going to be able to find a better value/deal. It is a solid picture and so far for me i have had a very quiet unit. If you are in the sub $1K market, and your room allows, this is the one to get.
I'm actually going to be mounting mine a little in front of the viewing seating. I know it's recommended that you don't, but I think it will be necessary in my setup. So at 10 ft I'll still have my 120" screen, but can go smaller if necessary.
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thanks for the info... looks like it is not worth the $ - based on % cost of the entire system for the % improvement provided. I've spent under $700 on W1070 & DIY 110" screen... and it looks great.
The Oppo 103D is a GREAT player, but like you say for a total % cost of a system, if you want to keep it low, it doesn't make some earth shattering change vs say an $80 Sony BluRay player something. I was a little disappointed in the Darbee processing and wish it was more dramatic without damaging the image.

Part of the weakness, in my opinion, is the lens in the w1070 just isn't that good so you can't really, really, REALLY get it in focus anyway. If it could focus perfectly without chromatic aberration (which looks just like LCD misconvergence) it might benefit more from the Darbee processing, in my humble opinion.

It's hard to love Martin Logans and 2.35:1 CIH at the same time...
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...so far for me i have had a very quiet unit.
Is it really quiet? I'm seeing, in both Eco & Std, a consistent 33db at 3' distance... with it sitting on a table. I don't find this "quiet" and it is annoying when watching anything that has scenes with normal listening levels / dialog / etc

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Is it really quiet? I'm seeing, in both Eco & Std, a consistent 33db at 3' distance... with it sitting on a table. I don't find this "quiet" and it is annoying when watching anything that has scenes with normal listening levels / dialog / etc
I'm sitting with it next to my head watching movies and playing games. I can't hear the fans at all.
I have it in eco mode.
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