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Hello, Here are some pictures of my screen with the test pattern on. Thanks for taking a look.
Per my post earlier on this.

Your projector needs to be tilted down a bit (you can use lens shift to bring it back up).

Your projector needs to be turned a tiny bit to the left - you will need to physically move the projector to the right to get the image back on screen properly.

The issue with needing to twist the projector to the left is one in which I would recommend you overshoot the screen by a half inch or so and use those black borders to suck up a bit of overshoot. You will still have the image very close to square, but if the screen is square (good recommendation above), then it's the position of the projector. And if you have the projector mounted, it will be a pain to move it an inch or two to the right.

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Thanks for the suggestions. I'm hoping to have some time to work on it once the kids are done using it.
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Projector is installed and working wonderfully! Only question I have is the top of the image is ever so slightly bowed inward, maybe a quarter of an inch vs the bottom of the image which is perfect to the screen, do I need to lower the pj a bit and the adjust my mount up? I have a peerless mount
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Thanks for the suggestions. I'm hoping to have some time to work on it once the kids are done using it.
AV is right on with his suggestions.

I would also overscan by at least a 1/4 of an inch, that's what I have. Depending on source it will fill the screen.
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Projector is installed and working wonderfully! Only question I have is the top of the image is ever so slightly bowed inward, maybe a quarter of an inch vs the bottom of the image which is perfect to the screen, do I need to lower the pj a bit and the adjust my mount up? I have a peerless mount
Your just the opposite of the other guy. You need to tilt the PJ up some then either lower the pj by the mount or if you have done lens shift left with the screw.

I have the peerless and it's very good at adjusting. Every now and then I throw in my Disney WOW to focus and align, I'm very picky.
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Is anyone using this W1070 with a CIH projector screen and are NOT using any add-on helper lens/glass?
How's it working out for you? Could you explain how you're making it work?

On the old projector I currently have, I just stand up and adjust the zoom dial to size the picture to my CIH screen. It works perfectly without needing to adjust the physical angle or position of the projector. I need a bit more zoom, but it's close enough.

Same deal on the W1070?

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Your just the opposite of the other guy. You need to tilt the PJ up some then either lower the pj by the mount or if you have done lens shift left with the screw.

I have the peerless and it's very good at adjusting. Every now and then I throw in my Disney WOW to focus and align, I'm very picky.
I have not used any lens shift, I will drop the PJ a little bit tomorrow and see if I need to use the shift to line it back up, elecrican is coming in the morning anyway to install an outlet in the ceiling so I will prob have to adjust the image anyway
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For anyone looking to buy the W1070 and wondering if your getting the newest hardware revision and firmware, I purchased from amazon on 10/27, received it 10/29. PJ is an August 2014 build date with 1.08 firmware.
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For anyone looking to buy the W1070 and wondering if your getting the newest hardware revision and firmware, I purchased from amazon on 10/27, received it 10/29. PJ is an August 2014 build date with 1.08 firmware.

Thanks! What's the Hardware Revision (HW REV) listed on the box? (It differs to software firmware version). Is it still 01-107?

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Thanks! What's the Hardware Revision (HW REV) listed on the box? (It differs to software firmware version). Is it still 01-107?
Give me a bit, still a bit early in the morning for me! Ill post it up when the electrician gets here to throw the outlet up for me.
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Thanks! What's the Hardware Revision (HW REV) listed on the box? (It differs to software firmware version). Is it still 01-107?
Hardware is the same 01-107
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BenQ W1070 : DLP Full HD, 3D Ready with lens-shift for 1000$

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Hardware is the same 01-107

Thanks... So it seems the actual hardware build hasn't changed at all this year since 01-107 was reported (here: BenQ W1070 : DLP Full HD, 3D Ready with lens-shift for 1000$ ) with January 2014 builds. Probably a good sign.

It also means that anyone thinking of going refurb should probably ensure it's that hardware revision.

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Kept losing sync watching Finding Nemo 3d bluray.
I think the movie has so much light blue on screen that it confused my highshock 3d glasses.
The scenes with the jellyfish and the whale would drop out of sync but the ending credits with all the light blue and white credits simply just wouldn't sync.
I've noticed a few times that bright white blue scenes will drop sync like the underwater scene in Life of Pi drops out as well.
I like the highshock glasses because they block the red sync and have zero cross talk but would like a pair that have better sync ability.
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Thanks... So it seems the actual hardware build hasn't changed at all this year since 01-107 was reported (here: BenQ W1070 : DLP Full HD, 3D Ready with lens-shift for 1000$ ) with January 2014 builds. Probably a good sign.

It also means that anyone thinking of going refurb should probably ensure it's that hardware revision.
I put six hours on the bulb yesterday making sure there are no issues, I dont suffer from any of the issues in this thread so far, everything thing seems perfect, fan is quiet and light output is even. On a side note Avatar in 3d is incredible!
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I put six hours on the bulb yesterday making sure there are no issues, I dont suffer from any of the issues in this thread so far, everything thing seems perfect, fan is quiet and light output is even. On a side note Avatar in 3d is incredible!
Oh absolutely. I'd hardly expect any issues with a brand new unit at this point. Seven revisions in, and it appears most issues common with early builds seem sorted: from the borderline deal-breaking (such as that old commonly-squeaking fan!) to the more moderate (PSU-hum/whine when in standby; uniformity); and even some nice-to-haves (the new back-lit remote, the fast source-detection - and better 3D performance - with new firmware, etc). It's nice that all of these seem addressed. Never a bad thing when a company listens to it's user-base.

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3D questions

i've never been that interested in 3D at home but now that i have the Benq W1070, i'm curious. i figured that i would have to buy a new receiver, blu ray player and glasses and wasn't really wanting to spend that much since i'm very happy with my current equipment. but i read an article that says you don't have to a 3D capable receiver...all you needed was a 3D blu ray player (3D blu rays are the only 3D i would be interested in) and 3D glasses....that you could go hdmi out from the 3D blu ray player straight to the projector for video AND either optical, hdmi or analog outputs from the blu ray player to the receiver for audio. is this true? if that's the case then i'm thinking i could get a $60 3D blu ray player and some glasses to try it out. thoughts or suggestions? i would like to just dip my toe in the 3D waters to see if i like it if that's possible.
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i've never been that interested in 3D at home but now that i have the Benq W1070, i'm curious. i figured that i would have to buy a new receiver, blu ray player and glasses and wasn't really wanting to spend that much since i'm very happy with my current equipment. but i read an article that says you don't have to a 3D capable receiver...all you needed was a 3D blu ray player (3D blu rays are the only 3D i would be interested in) and 3D glasses....that you could go hdmi out from the 3D blu ray player straight to the projector for video AND either optical, hdmi or analog outputs from the blu ray player to the receiver for audio. is this true? if that's the case then i'm thinking i could get a $60 3D blu ray player and some glasses to try it out. thoughts or suggestions? i would like to just dip my toe in the 3D waters to see if i like it if that's possible.
Correct, video doesn't necessarily have to go through the receiver.
A bluray player - with, say, an Optical out for audio to your receiver (assuming the receiver has an input for it - most do) - and a pair of 3D glasses (see this thread) is all you need. Estar 144Hz DLP-Link glasses seem the best value at present.

Then the simplest cabling solution would be to wire HDMI straight from the player to HDMI-2 on the projector (for video); and optical from the player to the receiver (for audio). Done.

You also get BR players with analog outs for the surround (which is a less-preferable option, sound-quality wise); as well as those with two HDMI outputs (one usable for video, one for audio).

Be warned: it might also signal the last time you ever visit an actual cinema.
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Correct, Bluray player - with, say, an Optical out for audio to your receiver (assuming the receiver has an input for it - most do) - and a pair of 3D glasses (see this thread) is all you need. Estar 144Hz DLP-Link glasses seem the best value at present.

Then the simplest cabling solution would be to wire HDMI straight from the player to HDMI-2 on the projector (for video); and optical from the player to the receiver (for audio). Done. Be warned: it might also signal the last time you ever visit an actual cinema.
awesome! as for going to the cinema, the last two times i went were to see Gravity and Star Trek Into the Darkness at IMAX so yeah, you may be right about that
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kree really nails it on that post. That's exactly the way to use your existing gear, and get the highest quality from the audio possible, along with delivering a great 3D experience for not a lot of cash.

Everyone who has a front projector should have a Blu-ray player. A PS3 works just as well. But, short of ensuring you have lossless MKV 1080p files, the odds are good that you are looking at some recompressed 1080p which doesn't come up at the same level that BD delivers.

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For 3D with an older reciever.

I ran my w1070 for about 7-8 months with hdmi directly to the pj while optical to the reciever.

Then I bought my Oppo 103d and used hdmi 1 to feed the pj and hdmi 2 to feed the reciever PCM audio uncompressed. This was really great for the last few months making use of my older Denon reciever.

This past weekend I upgraded to a new Denon reciever and now run everything thru it. With the latest audessey and everything I'm blown away now.
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So after many years of wanting a projector and many months of lurking through this thread, I finally decided to get myself a BenQ w1070 projector!

I'm am so impressed and my family is totally in love with it. Movie nights are happening a little too often now but that's okay.

I took the DIY approach for a screen. Made from redwood 2x2s and spandex.

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Haven't been able to get the picture to align with the screen, but it gets closer and closer each time I mess with it.

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And of course, I have some examples of what my projector throws out with lights on, as well as lights off.

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AVENGERS!!!!!

Any advice on aligning the screen or anything in general is appreciated! Thanks!

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I am considering purchasing this for my projector. I would like to watch football as well as movies. Do you guys zoom back and forth or just setup on 16x9 screen and deal with horizontal bars for movies in ultra wide? I am a newbie but my room is almost done.....putting the carpet down in a week or so.
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I am considering purchasing this for my projector. I would like to watch football as well as movies. Do you guys zoom back and forth or just setup on 16x9 screen and deal with horizontal bars for movies in ultra wide? I am a newbie but my room is almost done.....putting the carpet down in a week or so.
The zoom lens on the W1070 does not have quite enough range to fully zoom out. A projector needs at least 1.33 zoom to expand a scope movie and eliminate the black bars completely. 1.3*1.78=2.31

If you can mount the projector so it slides back forth on the ceiling by 6" or so, you would have enough range combined with the zoom lens to do it.

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