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Some pleasant surprises ...
So ... I finally have my W1070 set up. I used settings posted here and then using the Disney WOW disc I tweaked the Conrast a bit.
It is actually sitting 2' from me on the couch next to me temporarily. The pleasant surprises are that I can't hear the fan in Smart Eco mode and I haven't noticed image flicker when going from dark to bright scenes. I am a bit surprised that in an indoor scene changing lamp power from Smart Eco to Normal makes no difference, as though even an indoor scene is bright enough to keep it in highest wattage.
Sharpness seems focused across the screen and brightness seems uniform with no stuck pixels or blotches. So far , so good.
It is filling my 122" Vutec matte white screen and I'm watching The Fifth Element.
Black levels will require masking for 2.40:1 content, but with that done, I don't know that I would be able to complain vs my JVC RS1. I can't compare them at the moment, as my JVC died the other night and a known-working lamp didn't help. That is what prompted me to pull the trigger on the W1070, since this is my only TV.
So the RS1 may never be available for the direct comparison I wanted to do; but there is a chance it is just a failed fan rather than a circuit board, and if that is all it is, then I'll have the dual projector setup I want.
BenQ W1070 VuTec 122" Screen
Harmon Kardon AVR 247 Parasound L&R Amp
Psycoustic Mark III L&R Towers, Boston Center
Energy Take 5 Surrounds, HSU Research Sub
Last edited by dreamer; 11-15-2014 at 06:58 PM.