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post #11371 of 11397 Old 07-21-2015, 05:59 AM
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I was warned against the ones I got because they apparently aren't good at filtering out said red flash but I've seen nothing like that at all. Again, I'm not a videophile and something tells me I'm a lot less picky than most on here. No one noticed anything on my end so I'm happy either way.

Yeah agreed: we're a picky bunch. It's the 'Science' in 'AVS' to blame

That said, these are usually quite similarly priced - so most guys researching on these forums simply want the best bang for their buck. It's the reason many of us picked this particular projector!

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Yeah agreed: we're a picky bunch. It's the 'Science' in 'AVS' to blame

That said, these are usually quite similarly priced - so most guys researching on these forums simply want the best bang for their buck. It's the reason many of us picked this particular projector!
So with this attitude what are the best-buy glasses for the w1070?
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Quick question for the experts here: Which one of the fans is fan #3 ?
Here you can find a repair manual for w1070: http://www.scribd.com/doc/208363905/...-Manual#scribd According to the error messages Fan3 is the Blower Fan and you can a picture of it on P82.
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So with this attitude what are the best-buy glasses for the w1070?

Sure

These are probably considered the best combination of price/performance at present:
http://www.amazon.com/EStar-America-.../dp/B00CRN3D98

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Sure

These are probably considered the best combination of price/performance at present:
http://www.amazon.com/EStar-America-.../dp/B00CRN3D98
Thank you. As I see these have double the price of the ones from SainSonic. What are the main differences? Why does it worth the double?
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Thank you. As I see these have double the price of the ones from SainSonic. What are the main differences? Why does it worth the double?
I have two pairs of Sainsonic. The rechargeable batteries no longer seem to charge, and they color shift the image while not blocking the red.

I got two pairs of eStar glasses as well.

I put one pair of Sainsonics on my wife, then I switched her to the eStar glasses. She noticed immediately how much more color accurate the eStar glasses were.

They stayed in sync accurately, and they hold their charge, and recharge better than the Sainsonics. They also look much better.

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I can't say for sure. Someone on here with more knowledge will clarify. As for the Sainsonic's I bought these; http://www.amazon.ca/SainSonic-Recha...ords=Sainsonic

I too play games (Alien Isolation, Tomb Raider, Hitman etc.) and movies on these with zero issues. I prefer rechargeable. I plugged them in for like 5 minutes and got through a whole movie. Sure they won't hold a charge down the road but for the price you'll get a few years out of them.
I bought those glasses for my BenQ W1070. They definitely do not block out the red flash and blacks are rendered with a dark red tint.

I also bought some G15's. They do block the red flash perfectly. They are flimsy but the image quality is amazing.
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Okay guys, I got my i1D3 Colorimeter. I have the newest projector with the backlit remote. Definitely different than the projector central settings.

Here is cinema mode no calibration
http://imgur.com/ztXbvqo


Here is after calibration. All delta's except for the 100% are below 1 which is really tight.
http://imgur.com/IBiUYdA


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I first didn't realize I had brilliant color on and the top and bottom of chart looked a lot worse. I turned it off and started over and found better results. It was pushing off the grayscale at the ends for sure. If you use my settings make sure to leave it off. Color looked pretty good. I'm not going to post the chart but delta is under 3 for all colors. Red was at like 7 before some tuning and green was at 3.2 or so but they are both under after some mild tweaking.

I am very happy with the settings. If you make the changes make sure to put on a movie or something and pause a human face if you can. Make the color changes and you will see the picture change for sure. It is noticeable.

If enough people want it I will do it again with different lamp settings.

****These settings will not work with any other lamp setting. ***

Here are the settings

Mode - Cinema
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GGail - 100
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GOff - 249
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I know you posted this a long time ago but I would love for you to do this with SmartEco as well!
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I have two pairs of Sainsonic. The rechargeable batteries no longer seem to charge, and they color shift the image while not blocking the red.

I got two pairs of eStar glasses as well.

I put one pair of Sainsonics on my wife, then I switched her to the eStar glasses. She noticed immediately how much more color accurate the eStar glasses were.

They stayed in sync accurately, and they hold their charge, and recharge better than the Sainsonics. They also look much better.
Thanks. Are there any special glasses (smaller size) made for children? I have a 7 and an 11 years old kid. Does the normal glasses fit or shall I search for a smaller?
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Benq w1070 and sony bdp6200 bluray.
I'm new in this topic , I have big issues following fast movement images within movies.if object pass from left to right the edge of them are showed incorectly and image refresh rate (fps) is like 10/sec like a slow graphic card on great PC game. When the scenes in movies are slow its great.what to do? Its very unpleasant.
someone to help, please? Hdmi internal image procesor?
is on bluray is on automatic settings.
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Today only with a promo code they will provide, FRYS has a Benq W1070 on sale for $599 including on line orders per Slick Deals.

Their ad says in store only. Best price ever? Resist or bite?

Forum blocked my ad link
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Today only with a promo code they will provide, FRYS has a Benq W1070 on sale for $599 including on line orders per Slick Deals.

Their ad says in store only. Best price ever? Resist or bite?

Forum blocked my ad link
it has free shipping too - I bit but im not sure if I should go for the Epson hc3000 or the w1070 - anyone have thoughts?

I want to die in my sleep like grandpa... not kicking and screaming like the people in his car.
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I tried but it will not give me the option to ship, only ship to store? Is there a way around that?
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Just bought this from frys last week for 689, so I will purchase another to guarantee a price match with promo code, lol.

Now to use that money to purchase a 4 year extended warranty,
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mack-4-Year-...item2edbd92ef0
1040 @ $39
and 2 bulb 3 year warranty from mack.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mack-3-Year-...item46312ca580
1065 @ $115

or should I consider a square trade warranty, mack was very good for me on my sharp bulb warranty, but my projector lasted 7 years and i never got to use the extended warranty.

During a convo with the local repair shop the repair guy told me these projectors are throw away's, as in they do not repair them, because parts are not made available to them.

Thats what I like about the extended warranties, if it can not be repaired or replaced they refund you the purchase price.

At least that is what i am led to believe,
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Just bought this from frys last week for 689, so I will purchase another to guarantee a price match with promo code, lol.

Now to use that money to purchase a 4 year extended warranty,
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mack-4-Year-...item2edbd92ef0
1040 @ $39
and 2 bulb 3 year warranty from mack.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mack-3-Year-...item46312ca580
1065 @ $115

or should I consider a square trade warranty, mack was very good for me on my sharp bulb warranty, but my projector lasted 7 years and i never got to use the extended warranty.

During a convo with the local repair shop the repair guy told me these projectors are throw away's, as in they do not repair them, because parts are not made available to them.

Thats what I like about the extended warranties, if it can not be repaired or replaced they refund you the purchase price.

At least that is what i am led to believe,
Keep in mind that if you don't want 2 of these , Frys charges a 15% restocking fee on PJ's , at least they did around a year ago , thats why I didn't buy from them. Don't know if they will refund the difference between what you paid and the sale price like other retailers (BB) will.

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Today only with a promo code they will provide, FRYS has a Benq W1070 on sale for $599 including on line orders per Slick Deals.

Their ad says in store only. Best price ever? Resist or bite?

Forum blocked my ad link
Anyone with an unused promo code for this?
Can someone pm me, thanks.
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Keep in mind that if you don't want 2 of these , Frys charges a 15% restocking fee on PJ's , at least they did around a year ago , thats why I didn't buy from them. Don't know if they will refund the difference between what you paid and the sale price like other retailers (BB) will.
Frys was doing some dumb stuff yesterday, because when I was in the store last weekend they only had one unit unopened that I bought with the price match to beach camera, $689. They tried to even get out of doing the price match, but I know the drill and got it done. When this popped up for 599 I ordered for instore pickup because they said they had stock, but all three where canceled at 3 different stores. SO I just went down there and had them return and repurchased at 599 with the promo code and it was all good. According to the customer service manager the policy has been changed to 30 days return, and no restocking fee on projectors. In fact it does not stipulate these conditions on the receipt and can not be enforced. I have no intention of returning it anyway as my other projector broke. Now to get the warranties and sit back and enjoy.
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I just got this bad boy! Can't wait to fire it up!
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What's the best calibration settings for this projector?
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To 1070 owners, are UPS recommended for our PJ?
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To 1070 owners, are UPS recommended for our PJ?
I don't think it's recommended but more of a personal preference. I run one but I already had it before I got my PJ.
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To 1070 owners, are UPS recommended for our PJ?
I have one due to Florida with its many thunderstorms, FPL doing its flicker and flash and the suicidal squirrels out there.
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To 1070 owners, are UPS recommended for our PJ?
I think it is imperative to have a battery backed supply of power to your projector.

If the power fails when you have your projector is on, the cooling fans will not be running to cool it down enough to prevent damage.

It happened to me, and if I had not had the bulb warranty, it would have cost me a replacement.

So now when the power goes out, the power is still on to allow me to shut it down.

The ups also helps prevent brown outs which can cause problems for your electronics.

I have a ups on my component rack, All my components are plugged into it to prevent power loss, brown outs and surges and spikes.

I added a separate wall plug that I wired in the wall that runs up into the ceiling to power the projector, looks like a regular 120vac wall plug except one blade, is horizontal, - |, instead of | | so that no one can put a load to it because it is in fact just an extension cord to the projector.

It is insurance and protects your valuable electronics.

Hope this helps save you a bulb
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Just go my Benq W1070. Just got 2 questions.

Is using a Surge Protector Recommended and Also Is it okay after shutting down the projector to switch it off at the Power Point?
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Just go my Benq W1070. Just got 2 questions.

Is using a Surge Protector Recommended and Also Is it okay after shutting down the projector to switch it off at the Power Point?
Yes, use a surge protector and for unplugging that's not nessesary.
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Just go my Benq W1070. Just got 2 questions.

Is using a Surge Protector Recommended and Also Is it okay after shutting down the projector to switch it off at the Power Point?
I use an UPS for surge and the ability to properly turn off & cool the projector during a power outage.
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Just go my Benq W1070. Just got 2 questions.

Is using a Surge Protector Recommended and Also Is it okay after shutting down the projector to switch it off at the Power Point?
Do not shut it off at the power point. It will run the cooling fans for several minutes after shutting down via remote. Don't cut power until that cooling cycle is finished.

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