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Hotspotting. You're either too close or your screen has too much gain. If a painted wall. It's got to much sheen.
Okay..
The screen is a 1.1 gain
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Hotspotting. You're either too close or your screen has too much gain. If a painted wall. It's got to much sheen.
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The screen is 1.1 gain Elite.

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Hi all,

I have bought a 1070 a while back and finally at the point of deciding on screen size. Room is 18ft long - thinking 16:9 120'' diagonal or possibly 135'' diagonal.

Looking Silver Ticket or Elite screens, room will be dark.

If I go with a 135'', how far back would I sit (eyes to screen)? I tried the testing it with a sheet today and couldn't decide.

Trying to figure out if I can get 2 rows of theater seating and exactly where the first row and riser would go.

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Hi all,

I have bought a 1070 a while back and finally at the point of deciding on screen size. Room is 18ft long - thinking 16:9 120'' diagonal or possibly 135'' diagonal.

Looking Silver Ticket or Elite screens, room will be dark.

If I go with a 135'', how far back would I sit (eyes to screen)? I tried the testing it with a sheet today and couldn't decide.

Trying to figure out if I can get 2 rows of theater seating and exactly where the first row and riser would go.

Thanks
I've got mine about 4 metres back and projecting a 120" screen size, that's just about fully zoomed in so can go bigger. Not sure on lumens at that throw but is plenty bright enough in darkened down room.

Hope that helps.
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Well, after more than 11,000 posts what is left to say?

We have been using the projector in a dedicated black pit of a room as our main video system.
Nightly viewing for the past two years has racked up 4800 hours on the original bulb.
Viewing on a 130" diagonal low gain (0.8) screen in "Dynamic Eco" mode to my eye gives the best compromise between black level and a bright, colorful image.
No operational problems at all. A new bulb and another 2 years should put me into reasonably priced 4K upgrade territory.
Fingers crossed.
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Hi all,

I have bought a 1070 a while back and finally at the point of deciding on screen size. Room is 18ft long - thinking 16:9 120'' diagonal or possibly 135'' diagonal.

Looking Silver Ticket or Elite screens, room will be dark.

If I go with a 135'', how far back would I sit (eyes to screen)? I tried the testing it with a sheet today and couldn't decide.

Trying to figure out if I can get 2 rows of theater seating and exactly where the first row and riser would go.

Thanks
I sit 11' from a 135" Elite screen with a 1070 - perfect distance for an immersive experience. That should give you plenty of room for a second row.
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I've got mine about 4 metres back and projecting a 120" screen size, that's just about fully zoomed in so can go bigger. Not sure on lumens at that throw but is plenty bright enough in darkened down room.

Hope that helps.
What distance from your eyes to screen?
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I sit 11' from a 135" Elite screen with a 1070 - perfect distance for an immersive experience. That should give you plenty of room for a second row.
Excellent, and you don't see any pixels? Is your screen CIH or 16:9?
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Excellent, and you don't see any pixels? Is your screen CIH or 16:9?
I sit about 9.5 feet from a 130" diagonal screen. At that distance I can make out pixel structure in bright areas of the image, even though the spandex I'm using tends to blur that level of detail slightly. Not really distracting and only noticeable if I'm looking for it. 4K will definitely be an upgrade.
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What distance from your eyes to screen?
Same distance, I don't have a dedicated room so the projector sits on a coffee table that's 45cm high next to my lounge seat.
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Hi all,

I have bought a 1070 a while back and finally at the point of deciding on screen size. Room is 18ft long - thinking 16:9 120'' diagonal or possibly 135'' diagonal.

Looking Silver Ticket or Elite screens, room will be dark.

If I go with a 135'', how far back would I sit (eyes to screen)? I tried the testing it with a sheet today and couldn't decide.

Trying to figure out if I can get 2 rows of theater seating and exactly where the first row and riser would go.

Thanks
I sit about 15' from a 161" diagonal screen.

There is a ton of personal preference involved in this, but you really can go with any size you feel comfortable with. I think the rule is about 6' between seats, so back row at 18' puts the front row at 12'. A 135" diagonal would probably be my recommendation. I have people sitting 9' from a 134" image on one of my installs and they are happy.

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Excellent, and you don't see any pixels? Is your screen CIH or 16:9?
No pixels at 11', 16x9 135" diagonal. Just a big, beautiful, immersive picture.

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Hello There
New to vpr

About to pick w1070+ or w2000 ( not yet decided ) ,
Having 2 major questions

1- if it's too big screen or not in case I have 120" screen from 10,6 feet distance . Would like to hear about the screen size experience ; If its ok or should pick 106" instead . Pls note that I also watch lot of foreign movies so will have subtitles most of the time

2- vpr room Will be already dark even in day time , wonder I should get the contrast gray or mat white screen.

Whichever selected it will be a fixed frame screen .

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BenQ w1070

Hi all,

Sorry guys, I know this has been probably asked a hundred times on this forum but forgive me because there are so many posts so it's easy to get sidetracked.
Anyway I'd appreciate if someone can re-cap and answer some of my questions regarding w1070 because that's the one I was looking at.

So I was looking for a nice projector for around 600$ and saw w1070
Let me just say that I really don't care about 3D or gaming on it but I'm a huge filmophile and I'd like to get the best possible projector for movies for that price.
Considering there's a lot of buzz around w1070 and its 3D and all, is the same projector still much superior to everything else for that price(~600$) quality wise?(for movies)
As I already said I don't care for 3D and gaming but I do care for picture quality of the movies and its sharpness, textures, contrast etc etc
So is there any other projector that has the same quality but lacks 3D, so that might be even cheaper?

If not I'd like to ask few questions to the owners of the w1070 if that's ok:
1. Are you experiencing any rainbow effect?
2. How good are darker scenes in movies. Could they compare to big 1080p TV's?
3. I hear some people complained about short life of the bulbs? Did you have any issue with that or 3500hours is what I should expect before changing another one?

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So is there any other projector that has the same quality but lacks 3D, so that might be even cheaper?

If not I'd like to ask few questions to the owners of the w1070 if that's ok:
1. Are you experiencing any rainbow effect?
2. How good are darker scenes in movies. Could they compare to big 1080p TV's?
3. I hear some people complained about short life of the bulbs? Did you have any issue with that or 3500hours is what I should expect before changing another one?

Thanks
Other manufacturers may have caught up to the W1070 but I don't believe you will find anything noticeably better for the money. Certainly not for less. If my BenQ died tomorrow I would likely buy the same thing (or it's W1075 replacement).
1. No one in my family sees rainbows with the W1070. My old Acer dlp used to give my wife headaches. Still, very sensitive people might be distracted.
2. Dark scenes are generally as good or better than decent low end LCD flat panels, but can't hold a candle to higher end sets. Contrast costs money. The BenQ is acceptable for the price.
3. My original bulb is heading for 5000 hours on Smart Eco. I wouldn't be too concerned about bulb life (though it is irksome to pay almost half as much for the lamp as for the entire projector).
My belief is that people buy and return the W1070 for one of two reasons. Either they are super sensitive to dlp rainbows or they get all excited, build unreasonable expectations and click the "BUY" button before asking wifey if there was room on the Visa.
The rest of us are amazed at the picture quality for the price and accept the few inevitable shortcomings of a sub $2000 projector.

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Great, thanks for the quick reply.
That's more or less everything I needed to know and it's good to hear that your bulb is lasting that long.

It's a shame I don't have one in my country, we have all these other 4:3 benq at even bigger price.
So can you explain to me how for example benq MX722 (999$) can be more expansive than w1070(699$) considering it has native resolution of only 1024 x 768 and w1070 has 1920 x 1080?
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Great, thanks for the quick reply.
That's more or less everything I needed to know and it's good to hear that your bulb is lasting that long.

It's a shame I don't have one in my country, we have all these other 4:3 benq at even bigger price.
So can you explain to me how for example benq MX722 (999$) can be more expansive than w1070(699$) considering it has native resolution of only 1024 x 768 and w1070 has 1920 x 1080?
Yes I can, if you can explain to me why a dump truck is more expensive than a minivan considering it only has two doors.

They are totally different beasts. The MX722 appears to be a high lumen presentation projector while the W1070 is lower output and engineered for home entertainment.
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Yes I can, if you can explain to me why a dump truck is more expensive than a minivan considering it only has two doors.

They are totally different beasts. The MX722 appears to be a high lumen presentation projector while the W1070 is lower output and engineered for home entertainment.
Hehe Yeah I just saw the difference in ANSI, originally I only saw bigger resolution on w1070.
I didn't know that the difference between 2k and 4k lumens is huge.
I'm just starting to learn all these stuff about projectors
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Has anyone ever had the LAMP indicator keep flashing red after replacing the lamp with a new legit one?

My lamp indicator came on a couple weeks ago. I ordered a bare bulb lens as a potentially cheaper replacement. I installed it and it still didn't work. The seller suggested it might be a problem with my projector so I ordered a legit full replacement with housing and everything. I just got it today and installed it with the same error occurring. I power it on, power flashes green for 5 seconds and makes noise from fans etc. Then LAMP flashes red for a minute before the fans stop and I'm left with a solid red LAMP.

Not sure what the problem could be...any suggestions?

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I seemed to have had the same problem when I changed my bulb a year or so back. Follow my saga for the next few pages here to see what I did.

3500 hours already on my 2nd bulb.

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Has anyone ever had the LAMP indicator keep flashing red after replacing the lamp with a new legit one?

My lamp indicator came on a couple weeks ago. I ordered a bare bulb lens as a potentially cheaper replacement. I installed it and it still didn't work. The seller suggested it might be a problem with my projector so I ordered a legit full replacement with housing and everything. I just got it today and installed it with the same error occurring. I power it on, power flashes green for 5 seconds and makes noise from fans etc. Then LAMP flashes red for a minute before the fans stop and I'm left with a solid red LAMP.

Not sure what the problem could be...any suggestions?

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I sit about 15' from a 161" diagonal screen.

There is a ton of personal preference involved in this, but you really can go with any size you feel comfortable with. I think the rule is about 6' between seats, so back row at 18' puts the front row at 12'. A 135" diagonal would probably be my recommendation. I have people sitting 9' from a 134" image on one of my installs and they are happy.
Since my room length is 18', I thinking I might need to go with 120'' then otherwise my back row would more or less be up against the back wall.
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Can anyone suggest a mount (preferably black) for my 1070? the ceiling is about 8ft.
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Can anyone suggest a mount (preferably black) for my 1070? the ceiling is about 8ft.

I purchased a black peerless mount from Amazon and I love it. Very easy to make slight adjustments
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I purchased a black peerless mount from Amazon and I love it. Very easy to make slight adjustments
Thanks for the fast response, happen to know the model number?
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Thanks for the fast response, happen to know the model number?
Same one I have, it's great.

http://www.amazon.com/Peerless-PRGS-...rojector+mount

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Okay.

Got this Benq, how far away should i hav the projector for the screen (100 inches)

I Got this on it,what it is,and what can i do with this.
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Okay.

Got this Benq, how far away should i hav the projector for the screen (100 inches)

I Got this on it,what it is,and what can i do with this.
lens can be anywhere from 8 1/2 to a little over 10 1/2 feet away.

http://www.projectorcentral.com/BenQ...ulator-pro.htm
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Guys, i have a question

I have been using my BenQ W1070 mostly on Eco and some Smart Eco, NEVER on normal

My Equivalent lamp hours is up to 2300

Now is this number a conversion to the equivalent 'normal' hours ? so when it reaches 3000-3500 i can expect to need to change my lamp ?

and are you guys changing lamps when you get the messages ? or waiting until your bulb blows ?

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