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

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For those of you who use a PS4 with this projector I have a question: When you have the HDMI setting on Full RGB on the Playstation - what setting does it need to match that on the Benq? Would you have to set your Benq to "PC" on the HDMI level setting?

Does the "Auto" black level setting make the effective black level actually be set at "Low" or "Limited" therefore crushing blacks unless you put the PS4 on Limited RGB to match (instead of Full/Auto)?


Yup, you'd choose 'PC' to match the PS if you enable that setting on the PS.

Auto seems to default to limited.

Setting the HDMI Mode on the projector to 'PC' refers to full range (0-255).
Setting the HDMI Mode on the projector to 'Video' refers to limited-range (16-235). Usually this is the mode that Auto defaults to.

Getting it mismatched causes even the standard PS menu (at least on the PS3) to appear either washed out or too dim.

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

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Smart Eco is worth it, both for black levels and for bulb life.



Replacement bulbs can be bought for 80 bucks online and I'm at 4000 hours so far after two years of using it as my primary display on my PC, and trust me Smart Eco is light years better than both Eco and Normal. It's a performance feature, since when the signal is dimmer it dims the brightness automatically to suit it.



Kinda like a dynamic iris without the audible noise
Agreed: as long as the occasional dimming is unnoticeable (or noticeable but not irritating), it's a good mode to be in: full brightness coupled with long lamp life. Win.

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Yup, you'd choose 'PC' to match the PS if you enable that setting on the PS.

Auto seems to default to limited.

Setting the HDMI Mode on the projector to 'PC' refers to full range (0-255).
Setting the HDMI Mode on the projector to 'Video' refers to limited-range (16-235). Usually this is the mode that Auto defaults to.

Getting it mismatched causes even the standard PS menu (at least on the PS3) to appear either washed out or too dim.
Thanks a bunch. I've got the Benq set to Auto (Low) now and the PS4 to Limited to match. I tried it the other way but didn't like having to turn the proj back from PC mode when I wanted to use another device such as the Wii U which only outputs at Limited.

I hear this setting does not affect bluray playback as it is not using RGB range

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Smart Eco is worth it, both for black levels and for bulb life.

Replacement bulbs can be bought for 80 bucks online and I'm at 4000 hours so far after two years of using it as my primary display on my PC, and trust me Smart Eco is light years better than both Eco and Normal. It's a performance feature, since when the signal is dimmer it dims the brightness automatically to suit it.

As to the other comment about Smart Eco not working, that person has a busted projector or something. It works, and it's one of the best features of this projector.

Don't use Eco, it sucks. Watch the heck out of the projector. Bulbs are cheap. Enjoy!
Care to post a link to the $80 replacement bulb?
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Care to post a link to the $80 replacement bulb?



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Some bulb discussion here.


Bare Bulb replacemnet for Benq W1070
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Question for everyone, after doing all the math with my room and wall, I am going with a 100" inch screen (THX recommended size is 89" so it will be plenty large from my seating position at 11.5 feet back). Currently I have the screen masked out at 1 foot from the ceiling and it looks just about perfect, if not just a hair high. I am wondering what level the bottom of the screen should hold relative to the seating position? Right now the screen to floor is at 3'2" which when sitting back in the seating is almost level with your eyes if not a hair lower... should i drop the screen down a little bit more, say 6 inches so that it is 2'8" from the floor and a few inches lower then eye level from seating? Reason I hold off on doing this is my ceiling height is 8.25 feet and the projector, with the top of the screen 1 foot from the ceiling is showing at 9 inches off the ceiling via the benq calculator.
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I have a problem with a square picture out my BenQ 1070w. The test pattern shows the grid sloping up at the bottom and top, I hope the picture does my question justice... I've changed every setting on the menu and projector body and the slant/slope hasn't gone away;is this a problem with the lens?

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Looks like key-stoning? Do you have any keystone enabled in the menu?
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Question for everyone, after doing all the math with my room and wall, I am going with a 100" inch screen (THX recommended size is 89" so it will be plenty large from my seating position at 11.5 feet back). Currently I have the screen masked out at 1 foot from the ceiling and it looks just about perfect, if not just a hair high. I am wondering what level the bottom of the screen should hold relative to the seating position? Right now the screen to floor is at 3'2" which when sitting back in the seating is almost level with your eyes if not a hair lower... should i drop the screen down a little bit more, say 6 inches so that it is 2'8" from the floor and a few inches lower then eye level from seating? Reason I hold off on doing this is my ceiling height is 8.25 feet and the projector, with the top of the screen 1 foot from the ceiling is showing at 9 inches off the ceiling via the benq calculator.

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Smart Eco is worth it, both for black levels and for bulb life.

Replacement bulbs can be bought for 80 bucks online and I'm at 4000 hours so far after two years of using it as my primary display on my PC, and trust me Smart Eco is light years better than both Eco and Normal. It's a performance feature, since when the signal is dimmer it dims the brightness automatically to suit it.

As to the other comment about Smart Eco not working, that person has a busted projector or something. It works, and it's one of the best features of this projector.

Don't use Eco, it sucks. Watch the heck out of the projector. Bulbs are cheap. Enjoy!
Eco sucks? My impression was many users in light controlled rooms were using Eco, precisely because this projector is a light cannon and no, brighter is not always better. Are you suggesting Smart Eco somehow has better black levels than Eco (how?) or just that you like the brightness in brighter scenes?

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All I know is that Eco and Normal both lose out on the dynamic "iris"-like behavior that greatly increases the apparent contrast of the projector. In dark rooms you can always lower brightness or raise gamma, or install an ND2/4 filter for 5 dollars and get the best of both worlds, lower overall brightness as well as a greater luminance range that enhances (temporal) contrast.
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I have a problem with a square picture out my BenQ 1070w. The test pattern shows the grid sloping up at the bottom and top, I hope the picture does my question justice... I've changed every setting on the menu and projector body and the slant/slope hasn't gone away;is this a problem with the lens?

Thanks in advance
I used a laser pointer, a level, and my girlfriend's help to get my projector aligned properly. It's much easier to do it when one person moves the projector around and the other can stand really close to the grid to see if the lines are flat / vertical and at 90 degrees at the corners.
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I have a problem with a square picture out my BenQ 1070w. The test pattern shows the grid sloping up at the bottom and top, I hope the picture does my question justice... I've changed every setting on the menu and projector body and the slant/slope hasn't gone away;is this a problem with the lens?

Thanks in advance
Your projector is not square to the wall.

It definitely needs to be pointed down some, and it looks like it needs to be spun a bit to the right.

You need to adjust how the projector is pointed at the wall until the left and right sides are the same length, and the top and bottom are the same length.

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All I know is that Eco and Normal both lose out on the dynamic "iris"-like behavior that greatly increases the apparent contrast of the projector. In dark rooms you can always lower brightness or raise gamma, or install an ND2/4 filter for 5 dollars and get the best of both worlds, lower overall brightness as well as a greater luminance range that enhances (temporal) contrast.
yeah, you can do those things if smart eco is too bright. my problem with smart eco is the fan noise. eco looks pretty good so that's what i've been using.

question: what levels are you guys using for the noise reduction and sharpness settings? i've noticed (especially watching football) there's quite a bit of noise around fast moving objects.
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yeah, you can do those things if smart eco is too bright. my problem with smart eco is the fan noise. eco looks pretty good so that's what i've been using.

question: what levels are you guys using for the noise reduction and sharpness settings? i've noticed (especially watching football) there's quite a bit of noise around fast moving objects.
Noise Reduction and Sharpness set to 0 actually produces the best picture, IMO. Before, with either setting at higher than 0, I saw artifacts in fast motion that I didn't see when reducing both settings.

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Noise Reduction and Sharpness set to 0 actually produces the best picture, IMO. Before, with either setting at higher than 0, I saw artifacts in fast motion that I didn't see when reducing both settings.
thanks for the reply. i will play around with it this weekend. plenty of games on to test it out
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I use the settings linked here, looks great to me

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should i drop the screen down a little bit more, say 6 inches so that it is 2'8" from the floor and a few inches lower then eye level from seating?
I have mine set low so as my eyes are 35% up from the bottom of the screen and find that much better.

Basically, if your screen was say, 6ft x 8ft, then your eye level when seated should be 2ft above the bottom of the screen/image, which equates to a 1/3rd up/into the screen/image.
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I'll have to mask that off and see how I like it, with my equipment setup I may not be able to go that low it'll be almost on the floor but can you post a pic? I'd love to see how you have it set up.
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The bottom of my screen is about 28-30 inches from the floor.
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mine is 29-1/2" off of the floor
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bluer101 and voodoo2crue, how big are your screens?
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bluer101 and voodoo2crue, how big are your screens?
110" 16:9 format
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practically, you want to mount your screen just high enough so that your feet don't interfere with the viewing area when your reclined. depends on your setup. sometimes things like speakers prevent you from mounting as low as you might want to. not really a big deal though.
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