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I'm pretty sure I'm about to pick up the HT1085ST, which I know is only a little bit better pic quality than the w1070. I have a Mitsubishi WD-82740 DLP tv now that I've been happy with picture quality and 3d-wise. My question is this, is the BenQ W1070/HT1085ST as good as or better picture quality-wise and 3D-wise as my Mits dlp tv? I can't seem to find much comparision or the likes between a nice DLP tv and nice DLP Projector. I'd really like some feedback on this. Not trying to thread high-jack but just use this same one as it's about the projector in question. Thanks so much,

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My idea is that their existing projector is not getting VGA, but component video through that VGA connection. It either breaks out to a 3-wire component cable, or is just run over VGA. I find it very unlikely that if hooked up to HD sources it is being converted from component video to VGA.

Still, you need to look at the full chain.
What sources are there (make/model)?
What connection is being made to those sources? Component video? VGA? Composite?
What A/V receiver is in use?
Is there a scaler in line between the sources and the projector? (make/model)

No offense, but 'high priced' customization companies should make it so that complex systems work properly and don't have long term headaches. The guys who know what they are doing come out and make a system work on the first try and then that system lasts for years. So, while you may be able to do them same, and you certainly could buy them a remote and program it, at the end of the day, they may have been using this system for years, and it still works well for them, which makes it worth some amount of money to have a truly reliable A/V system.

It should be noted, that an A/V professional who would come out to your home would tell you immediately why that VGA connection isn't working.

But, dig into it and let us know what connections are actually in use. Perhaps hook a component directly up to the projector.

Is there a HDMI cable in place between the head end and the projector already? What is the game plan to deal with HD video in a DHCP world?
Thanks for the response, AV Integrated.

I think you're right about them sending Component. I took some photos of it. It's definitely RGB into VGA, why would they do that, and how would that affect what I'm trying to do (Send that same VGA connection into the Benq)?

The feed is still the feed, right?

The VGA is connected by 3x BNC adapters, but the component cables are only female, no male, so I'd likely have to run over to get some BNC to RCA adaptors. Doubtful at this time of night

There are 2x HDMI cables spitting out of the in-house wiring, but they're not hot so I can't tie into them. The only thing set up is the dumb VGA/Component thing. No idea what the chain is from there.

I'm looking for a temporary solution, they have these people coming out in January to fix the front door security camera so they can re-do the HDMI and program the remote no problem. My parents have more dollars than sense. They have an Apple TV V1 plugged into it, but can't put in a new one without paying $120/hour for them to come replace it.

It's madness.

I will take pictures when I have a second!

SIDE NOTE, would an HDMI to VGA adapter work on this?
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How does the benq w1070 hold up to late 2014, early 2015 standards? Looking for a super budget pj for an attic, white walls and roof. One small wibdow that I can light control.

I do not have any idea about measurements, but pj will be directly over head (1 meter (3foot)), and about 3.5 meters to the screen. Thanks!
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My Benq on 1.07 firmware and was wandering what settings you guy's are using thanks.


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I just got this projector and love just about everything it does compaired to my sony 1272 crt projector except for the fact that i see "rainbows"... Is there any way to reduce the rainbow effect that i am seeing? Its not really bad (i love the picture this thing puts out) but if i look off the screen, blink my eye just right, turn my head while something fast and bright goes across the screen i see the rainbows.. Is there anyway to reduce this or am i going to have to return it and start looking at something like the epson 5030/sony hw40es
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I just got this projector and love just about everything it does compaired to my sony 1272 crt projector except for the fact that i see "rainbows"... Is there any way to reduce the rainbow effect that i am seeing? Its not really bad (i love the picture this thing puts out) but if i look off the screen, blink my eye just right, turn my head while something fast and bright goes across the screen i see the rainbows.. Is there anyway to reduce this or am i going to have to return it and start looking at something like the epson 5030/sony hw40es
If it's brand new give it 100 hours and run the bulb on Eco not smart Eco. Also if you can from your source feed it 60 vs 24p.
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yeah it is brand new, had it since monday and have about 30hrs on it. I am currently feeding it 1080i threw component from the cable box. I have an hdmi cable that is too short but i have hooked it up last night to see if there were any changes (yes i plan on hdmi connection) didn't notice too much change.. Maybe the run time and hdmi cable will help knock it down a bit.
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Did you wall mount this? I am shopping for one I can wall mount over a TV. I am wondering what the max distance between the wall and the screen is. Does it come with hardware for wall mounting?
Sorry for the late reply - I have been out of town.

I had it mounted to the ceiling, so that it drops about 1' in front of the TV. All hardware included.

I didn't even attempt to figure out the distance for the TV and screen from the wall, and hired a local contractor to do this. Watching him take all the measurements to ensure the TV, screen and Proj were all aligned correctly was well worth the cost to me.
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I think you're right about them sending Component. I took some photos of it. It's definitely RGB into VGA, why would they do that, and how would that affect what I'm trying to do (Send that same VGA connection into the Benq)?
They would do that because the existing projector may not have had a true component input but the VGA input on that model accepted component video over VGA.

The W1070 has a dedicated component video input. So, yes, get BNC to RCA adapters and plug into the component video input on the W1070.

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The feed is still the feed, right?
Well... sure. Maybe. Depends on what the feed really is. The feed certainly isn't VGA if there are only 3-cables connected to that VGA connection. It most likely is component HD, which is different than 'RGB'. Component video typically uses three cables colored red, green, and blue, but RGB is actually a video format term, and rarely used in residential installations.

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There are 2x HDMI cables spitting out of the in-house wiring, but they're not hot so I can't tie into them. The only thing set up is the dumb VGA/Component thing. No idea what the chain is from there.
Someone will need to figure out the HDMI solution for this setup at some point. It's not a requirement though. If component HD is in place, and works well, you can stick with it for as long as necessary.

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I'm looking for a temporary solution, they have these people coming out in January to fix the front door security camera so they can re-do the HDMI and program the remote no problem. My parents have more dollars than sense. They have an Apple TV V1 plugged into it, but can't put in a new one without paying $120/hour for them to come replace it.
Would you say the same if they were paying an electrician or a car mechanic? Kind of rude to those who really know A/V well and can program systems to work properly for the long term. The professional A/V industry has some really poor technicians, but the good ones can setup systems which have reliability which lasts for years. Most of my car repairs don't last anywhere near that long.

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SIDE NOTE, would an HDMI to VGA adapter work on this?
No.

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They would do that because the existing projector may not have had a true component input but the VGA input on that model accepted component video over VGA.

The W1070 has a dedicated component video input. So, yes, get BNC to RCA adapters and plug into the component video input on the W1070.


Well... sure. Maybe. Depends on what the feed really is. The feed certainly isn't VGA if there are only 3-cables connected to that VGA connection. It most likely is component HD, which is different than 'RGB'. Component video typically uses three cables colored red, green, and blue, but RGB is actually a video format term, and rarely used in residential installations.


Someone will need to figure out the HDMI solution for this setup at some point. It's not a requirement though. If component HD is in place, and works well, you can stick with it for as long as necessary.


Would you say the same if they were paying an electrician or a car mechanic? Kind of rude to those who really know A/V well and can program systems to work properly for the long term. The professional A/V industry has some really poor technicians, but the good ones can setup systems which have reliability which lasts for years. Most of my car repairs don't last anywhere near that long.


No.
Thanks again for the reply. Your responses are excellent and I appreciate it.

You're right about the fee to come out. It's just annoying to not be able to do it myself when I'm otherwise fully capable. I wanted to buy them an Apple TV and can't because of the insane amount of wiring going on. They spent over $100K on their 'smart house' wiring and it's hard to buy them a gift for something like this when it comes with an extra 1-3 hours on top of the present. Having said that, they have been here five years now. Time flies, so this is the first upgrade that they're really getting...not a big deal in the grand scheme of things.

I found a place locally (I'm up in Canada for the holidays) that sells female BNC to RCA and I'm going to try and pick them up tomorrow so I can install it. Hopefully that works, and bypassing the strange VGA adaptor will give me a proper feed.

The current set up has the RGB to a VGA output, it's really strange. I've never seen anything like it. I wish that they had spent an extra $1000 for something 'current' rather than accept the donation from my aunt.

Oh well. With Christmas here and gone (I set up the projector temporarily on their ottoman for the 'reveal, surprise!' and it worked well. They have a great sound set up and I'd love to have been able to tie into it but the projector has shockingly good speakers for what it is. So I've been able to use it a little bit already.

Anyway, thanks again so much for taking the time to respond in full. Sorry about the snark regarding what you guys do, I wasn't putting it into proper perspective (as well as forgetting just how long they've been in this house!).

Cheers and happy holidays!
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