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Does anyone know of a good retailer where the BenQ W1070 may still be available at a good price compared to the W1075? It looks like supply of the W1070 is dwindling.
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To me yes.
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Does anyone know of a good retailer where the BenQ W1070 may still be available at a good price compared to the W1075? It looks like supply of the W1070 is dwindling.
I ordered my W1070 from NJ Accessory for $649 shipping included today. Good deals are still out there.
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I ordered my W1070 from NJ Accessory for $649 shipping included today. Good deals are still out there.
Have you ordered from them before? They have some negative reviews online and I was hesitant to click purchase yesterday. Let me know how that goes for you.
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Is it safe to buy a projector this late in its life cycle? I'm primarily worried that BenQ may stop support the projector or stop manufacturing bulbs for it. Does that ever happen?
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Can anyone here confirm if the W1070 can be calibrated with X-Rite i1 Display pro and how?
I did awhile back. You can just try my settings if you want to see if they work for you and save some money.

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Is it safe to buy a projector this late in its life cycle? I'm primarily worried that BenQ may stop support the projector or stop manufacturing bulbs for it. Does that ever happen?

The successor (HT1075) to this model uses the exact same lamp, so no worries here.

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Is it safe to buy a projector this late in its life cycle? I'm primarily worried that BenQ may stop support the projector or stop manufacturing bulbs for it. Does that ever happen?
It DOES happen, but it's extremely unlikely. In the last dozen years or so of digital home projection, there has never been a model like the W1070 which has stayed out in front of the competition for so long. I can't actually imagine that there is a model which has outsold it for the last few years, so I expect that parts will be available for years to come. The new W1075 is almost identical to the W1070, so there really is nothing to worry about. The low price means that IF you have an issue and IF it can't be fixed, it's not like you are out $3,000 or more.

I have a client who has a 10 year old projector that just cost $2,000 to be repaired. I was thinking he should have just gotten a new projector that was $2,000 instead.

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Have you ordered from them before? They have some negative reviews online and I was hesitant to click purchase yesterday. Let me know how that goes for you.
There are negitve reviews for every online retailer. I got the email saying my product has shipped. I didnt recieve any of the calls the negaitve reviews said happened to them with NJ calling and increasing the price. I did see however that since I placed my order yesterday they have raised the price $50 online. I will let you know once I get the projector though.
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I'm unsure if the HT1075 and W1070 have the exact same bulb... Would you recommend just buying the HT-1075 for future proofing concerns?
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I'm unsure if the HT1075 and W1070 have the exact same bulb... Would you recommend just buying the HT-1075 for future proofing concerns?

Exact same lamp part number for W1070, W1080, HT1075, HT1085:

http://shop.benq.us/replacement-lamp...0-w1080st.html

It's cheaper at ProVantage, though.

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Is low-200s an appropriate price for a lamp assembly? I'm thinking of buying one just to have in the future, but I'd prefer not to pay the full $250 that BenQ wants.

Alternatively, is there a reliable place in the U.S. that sells the bulbs as a standalone?
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Hi again guys,

Excuse me for quoting myself but I could not find the answer yet. Has anybody downgraded the firmware successfully? Do you have your PS4 working with the 1.08 benq firmware?

I am really disappointed with the projector since currently it only works with my WD live, and not always

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At first, I would like to say hello as this is my first post here.

The point is that I am having some troubles with my BenQ w1070 since I updated it from 1.02 to 1.08. Since then the HDMI ports are not working fine at all:

- HDMI 2 does not work, directly. I have tried to connect the PC, PS4 or WD TV live with no results. It says no signal, and that is all.
- HDMI 1 works on his own way. Depending on what I connect there it works or not. For instance, with my laptop there is no problem but when connecting the PS4 or the WD TV live there is no way to make it work. It says "detecting input", "input detected", "detecting input", ... and enters in an endless loop

Is there any way to downgrade the firmware from 1.08 to 1.07?

I'm not sure if I have broken it or if there is any solution :S

Thanks in advance for your help.

PS: Just mention that with the previous firmware it was working fine and detected the PS4 with no problem.
PS2: I have read some people in this thread with similar problems (but with xbox instead of PS4) but I did not find any solution
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Hi again guys,

Excuse me for quoting myself but I could not find the answer yet. Has anybody downgraded the firmware successfully? Do you have your PS4 working with the 1.08 benq firmware?

PS4 working my side with this projector via HDMI without issue on Firmware V1.08. No perceivable lag in online FPS multiplayer (CoD, of course ;-)

Sounds like something went wrong with the firmware upgrade process. One thing you might want to try before downgrading or contacting BenQ is do a 'reset all settings' in the second-last menu ('Advanced').

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PS4 working my side with this projector via HDMI without issue on Firmware V1.08. No perceivable lag in online FPS multiplayer (CoD, of course ;-)

Sounds like something went wrong with the firmware upgrade process. One thing you might want to try before downgrading or contacting BenQ is do a 'reset all settings' in the second-last menu ('Advanced').
Thanks for your answer! At least now I know that this firmware should work with my PS4.

Regarding the upgrade process, I did it twice: the first time I did it and one month later (in order to check if something went wrong the first time). The result was exactly the same.

Could it be that I have a corrupt firmware file? Maybe I am doing something wrong?

Can you share with me the files that you used and the tutorial that you followed? I am quite desperate with this issue..

Thanks in advance.
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I am thinking about buying a benq, but I don't know if I should buy the w1070 or the w1075. I have a 150 inch screen I want to use it to watch 2D and 3D movies, but I'm afraid that with such a big screen the 3D image will look too dim.
Can someone with a similar screen size tell me if I should buy the w1075 which will cost me 150$ more than the w1070, or I will have a bright image with the w1070?
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I had my W1070 ISF calibrated last night, but the calibrator was a bit unclear on how BenQ had setup the options, he was familiar with prior Samsung DLP/CCA menus, though. Can anyone confirm we used the proper method to calibrate the W1070 using the ISF CCA settings?

What we ended up doing was altering the brightness, white balance, left brilliant color enabled, and changing just the CCA desired color settings, leaving the measured and BC1/BC2 settings alone. What do the BC1 & BC2 settings do? While I haven't received the PDF report yet, I seem to recall red and blue having the highest color error, maybe 3-5% because the luminance was already maxed out but it needed more; the remainder of the colors were between 1-3% off.

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Is low-200s an appropriate price for a lamp assembly? I'm thinking of buying one just to have in the future, but I'd prefer not to pay the full $250 that BenQ wants.

Alternatively, is there a reliable place in the U.S. that sells the bulbs as a standalone?
Any thoughts?
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Check out provantage.com for OEM lamp; usually low 200's. Don't do bulb replacements so I can't help you there. I would recommend doing oem
as what you may save in doing a replacement can be lost with either damage to pj and/or short unpredictable life of lamp. Not that they are real predictable anyway but better performance overall with oem types.

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I am thinking about buying a benq, but I don't know if I should buy the w1070 or the w1075. I have a 150 inch screen I want to use it to watch 2D and 3D movies, but I'm afraid that with such a big screen the 3D image will look too dim.
Can someone with a similar screen size tell me if I should buy the w1075 which will cost me 150$ more than the w1070, or I will have a bright image with the w1070?
Someone out there with a 150 inch screen that can give a hand? Can you guys see 3D with such a big screen?
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Someone out there with a 150 inch screen that can give a hand? Can you guys see 3D with such a big screen?
I use the W1070 on a 161" diagonal screen with 1.3 gain. It certainly delivers acceptable 3D for my tastes at that size...

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Even have a thread about it since people sometimes aren't sure what to expect at that size.
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I use the W1070 on a 161" diagonal screen with 1.3 gain. It certainly delivers acceptable 3D for my tastes at that size...

W1070 With The Lights On - 161" Screen

Even have a thread about it since people sometimes aren't sure what to expect at that size.
I really thank you for your answer. I was a little lost because if I want to buy the projector I have to do it from an website and I can't try it, and was afraid it doesn't work with my screen size.
I will take a look at your thread because it really interests me. The bigger the better (if the image is acceptable).
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I had my W1070 ISF calibrated last night, but the calibrator was a bit unclear on how BenQ had setup the options, he was familiar with prior Samsung DLP/CCA menus, though. Can anyone confirm we used the proper method to calibrate the W1070 using the ISF CCA settings?

What we ended up doing was altering the brightness, white balance, left brilliant color enabled, and changing just the CCA desired color settings, leaving the measured and BC1/BC2 settings alone. What do the BC1 & BC2 settings do? While I haven't received the PDF report yet, I seem to recall red and blue having the highest color error, maybe 3-5% because the luminance was already maxed out but it needed more; the remainder of the colors were between 1-3% off.
Leaving Brilliantcolor enabled is what's causing the luminance errors.
Brilliantcolor boosts the brightness/luminance of peak-white and greyscale but cannot brighten primary colors, so their luminance ends up being imbalanced compared to the overly boosted white.

I'd guess the BC1/BC2 could possibly be lower settings of Brilliantcolor which might not create a measurable upset in luminance balance...otherwise, a proper DLP calibration should always be performed with Brilliantcolor OFF or at its lowest in order to achieve the best color-luminance accuracy.

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Thanks for your answer! At least now I know that this firmware should work with my PS4.

Regarding the upgrade process, I did it twice: the first time I did it and one month later (in order to check if something went wrong the first time). The result was exactly the same.

Could it be that I have a corrupt firmware file? Maybe I am doing something wrong?

Can you share with me the files that you used and the tutorial that you followed? I am quite desperate with this issue..

Thanks in advance.
Be careful when resetting all settings, I believe my posterization issues started when I did that after I replaced my bulb and after that it was using limited range RGB instead of full range from my PC, wreaking havok on banding in typical shows. I think the best setting for that is auto, but the default after a reset is limited. Unless I'm mistaken.
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Total noob question here - I thinking about using this projector with an anamorphic lens and a 2.35 screen that is 150" wide for movies. For TV I would mask it with side panels down to 16x9 and the screen would be 112" wide.

1) Will this projector in low lamp mode be bright enough in a room with total light control and dark dark walls/ceilings?

2) How do I handle the switch between 2.35 and 16x9? The anamorphic lens is on a manual sled. But what about the projector settings? Is it possible to NOT have to endlessly fiddle with the settings on the projector to make it easy to switch between the two viewing options?
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Be careful when resetting all settings, I believe my posterization issues started when I did that after I replaced my bulb and after that it was using limited range RGB instead of full range from my PC, wreaking havok on banding in typical shows. I think the best setting for that is auto, but the default after a reset is limited. Unless I'm mistaken.

I've actually done Reset All Settings a few times without issue... (I run a combination of YUV and RGB sources; some limited and others full-range).

Funny thing is, when I updated from 1.03 to 1.07 a year or so again, my HDMI inputs actually also stopped working - a 'reset settings' is how I sorted that out. (I even posted on this thread about it back then). Been fine ever since. I know that HDMI gain was increased in the update (making source searching much quicker); so perhaps it relates to that.

No issue when moving from 1.07 to 1.08, though.

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I've actually done Reset All Settings a few times without issue... (I run a combination of YUV and RGB sources; some limited and others full-range).

Funny thing is, when I updated from 1.03 to 1.07 a year or so again, my HDMI inputs actually also stopped working - a 'reset settings' is how I sorted that out. (I even posted on this thread about it back then). Been fine ever since. I know that HDMI gain was increased in the update (making source searching much quicker); so perhaps it relates to that.

No issue when moving from 1.07 to 1.08, though.
Kreeturez, thanks for your answer. I thought all settings were reset when upgrading the firmware since I found all my personal settings back to default values. However, this evening I will try what you proposed and tell you back. If it does not work, as last resort, I will try to cut a little bit the hdmi connector case, as someone suggested me a few posts ago.

On the other hand I have contacted BenQ Customer Support and I am quite disappointed. I live in Spain and, as my projector is out of guaranty (it expired 2 months ago), they told me I have to send it to Madrid and I have to pay the shipment. Then they will evaluate the problem and give me the cost of repairing. If I accept it, it is ok, they will repair it. If not, I have to pay 50€ plus taxes in order to have it back...

I have no experience with this kind of issues, but I find it quite expensive, don't you think so?
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Total noob question here - I thinking about using this projector with an anamorphic lens and a 2.35 screen that is 150" wide for movies. For TV I would mask it with side panels down to 16x9 and the screen would be 112" wide.

1) Will this projector in low lamp mode be bright enough in a room with total light control and dark dark walls/ceilings?

2) How do I handle the switch between 2.35 and 16x9? The anamorphic lens is on a manual sled. But what about the projector settings? Is it possible to NOT have to endlessly fiddle with the settings on the projector to make it easy to switch between the two viewing options?
1) Yes, it will be bright enough.

2) There is no "endless fiddling". There is just an "Aspect" button on the remote that you cycle through the various modes to get from Auto to Letterbox. 6 presses to go from Auto to Letterbox and 1 press to get back to Auto.

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