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I've always wondered why lens surrounds are often reflective silver, seems totally counterproductive. Just because it "looks cool"?
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On a separate note, I've noticed something odd. I have a W1070 with a Chief RSM mount with custom interface bracket mounted to a ceiling stud. I notice that when I fire up the cold projector, the image is always a little lower on my screen than it is by the time a film finishes and everything's warm. It moves about half an inch. I'm projecting a 119 inch diagonal 16:9 image from the max distance. Bizarre, frankly. The heat of the projector must be affecting the projector itself, the mount, or the ceiling drywall. Anyone experienced something similar?
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Anyone using a Harmony Ultimate? Please help... no matter what I do, the PJ won't turn off. I've tried what was suggested in this thread, but no luck. When I start an activity, the PJ powers on, but it won't power off. I've even gone into 'Devices' and tried 'PowerToggle', 'PowerOff' and 'PowerOn' and none do anything.

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Power off needs 2 clicks, so you need to program it as a sequence of 2 commands in a row.
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On a separate note, I've noticed something odd. I have a W1070 with a Chief RSM mount with custom interface bracket mounted to a ceiling stud. I notice that when I fire up the cold projector, the image is always a little lower on my screen than it is by the time a film finishes and everything's warm. It moves about half an inch. I'm projecting a 119 inch diagonal 16:9 image from the max distance. Bizarre, frankly. The heat of the projector must be affecting the projector itself, the mount, or the ceiling drywall. Anyone experienced something similar?
That's really strange , I would think it has to be something internal, because the projector shouldn't be capable of putting off enough heat to warp the stud the mount is attached to , and even if it could , it wouldn't go back to the previous location. Might be something in the adjustment in the mount I suppose, maybe put a precision mark on the adjuster that works the direction of change and check it again once the projector is warmed up and the image has moved?
To add to the strange issues list , I had my PJ sitting on a stool right by my seating position for the first week and change of having it , was not bothered by the fan noise at all. I got my ceiling mount a couple days ago , mounted the unit , and now the fan is far more noticeable . I double checked the fan settings to see if I somehow switched to high altitude but thats not the case , everything is exactly the same , other than the PJ is upside down. Luckily its not TOO annoying when watching things , but I can't figure out why it would be , or seem louder.

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Agreed, I'm pretty sure it must be internal to the projector. That plastic creaking sound we all get as the projector expands under heat must be deforming it enough to shift the image a little. Which also suggests that others should be experiencing this.

Re your fan noise, I suspect the issue is that it's very directional, and you're now sitting in its path.
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Agreed, I'm pretty sure it must be internal to the projector. That plastic creaking sound we all get as the projector expands under heat must be deforming it enough to shift the image a little. Which also suggests that others should be experiencing this.

Re your fan noise, I suspect the issue is that it's very directional, and you're now sitting in its path.
I don't think I'm experiencing the shift , but I'm projecting on a painted wall with no border , so I might not notice a subtle shift in height. I've experimented with moving around the room in case my noise issue was exactly what you mentioned , but it doesn't seem to be that I am now in the path of a noise source. the only option I haven't examined yet is placing a piece of carpet on the ceiling above the PJ . As when it was on the bench the floor below has rug and carpet , so maybe the bare ceiling is reflecting noise that was not getting reflected when it was closer to the floor. I'm also hoping the lack of ability to get uniform focus is because my wall is so wavy that the image is warping , might be picking up a Carada screen this week for a steal , if I can live with the frame almost touching the side walls, so that should tell me if I have to return for lens problem or not. If I do , I'll mention excessive fan noise so they check that too.

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Agreed, I'm pretty sure it must be internal to the projector. That plastic creaking sound we all get as the projector expands under heat must be deforming it enough to shift the image a little. Which also suggests that others should be experiencing this
Perhaps the Lens Shift mechanism?
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You can't get uniform focus, except perhaps when the projector is mounted close to the screen and zoomed out.

Lens shift might be moving as a function of temperature, but pretty odd. At least it's fairly subtle.
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ProjectorReviews has just awarded the BenQ W1070 its 2014 "best-in-class" award in the sub-$2000 price bracket.

Not a bad performance considering the projector is nearly two years old.
And that it's real-world pricing is only a little over a third of that bracket's maximum price.

http://www.projectorreviews.com/best...00-benq-w1070/

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ProjectorReviews has just awarded the BenQ W1070 its 2014 "best-in-class" award in the sub-$2000 price bracket.

Not a bad performance considering the projector is nearly two years old.
And that it's real-world pricing is only a little over a third of that bracket's maximum price.

http://www.projectorreviews.com/best...00-benq-w1070/
Waiting until October to buy, but I still haven't found a better deal under $2000. I went in with a $1,500 budget, I'm more than a little shocked I'm going to come in so far under budget.

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Waiting until October to buy, but I still haven't found a better deal under $2000. I went in with a $1,500 budget, I'm more than a little shocked I'm going to come in so far under budget.
It is certainly up to you (and your pocket book) but I wouldn't recommend just waiting around until October and then buying, I would watch the deals and sales and check the prices. You can even setup an account at CamelCamelCamel and be notified when the price drops.

I had planned to wait until I moved in October to buy it but I got such a good deal on a brand new one from Amazon in late May (around $650 including tax and shipping) that I just couldn't justify waiting a few months and then paying over $100 more.
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I get cash back from Amazon on my credit card in October, so there is the incentive. Of course, if something comes along that I can't pass up first I'll make the jump.

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Just wanted to add.. I have around 1800 hrs on my benq.. Still looks great. 120 screen. We use it to watch everything...we use it just like a req tv.

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I bought a refurb, which ended up having a loud, chirping, fan... so the replacement arrived today - much quieter, no chirping. BUT, it looks like there might be a problem with it.

Please see the images of both screens with test patterns...
first photo = replacement PJ with the lower-right side seems to be slanting inward - definitely not a keystone issue.
second photo = original PJ, no such issue - very even rectangle all around.

This is a unfixable defect or something I can correct easily?

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