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post #11821 of 11846 Old 05-07-2016, 03:06 PM
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Just got my w1070 refurb from Benq on ebay for under $500. Loving it so far! Glad to find this thread for info.
Congrats on the projector. Also, don't forget to check this thread out Bare Bulb replacemnet for Benq W1070

Now's the time to get at least one extra bulb in case the original bulb dies an untimely death. You never know with bulbs.
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what do you guys use for PJ mounts with this projector?
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what do you guys use for PJ mounts with this projector?
Since this was my first projector bought in september 2015, I looked around for a quite some time for one. Came across this Loctek PT3 LCD/DLP Projector Ceiling Mount
on Amazon for $26 a couple of months later think it was in November. There were no reviews for it at the time so I took a chance because it's a long one
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. Just what I was looking for. There's a few reviews for it now. IMO it's a nice piece of hardware for the money. Nothing seems cheap about it. I haven't put in a text review for it on Amazon yet but did rate it 5 stars.
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Best mount.

http://www.amazon.com/Peerless-PRGS-.../dp/B000TXNS6G

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I would second this. Love mine.
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Hearing lots of votes for the Peerless. Thanks.

what's the diff between the "S" model and the normal model?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D06NFLC/...SIN=B00D06NFLC

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The Chief RPMAU mount is better than the Peerless by a bit. It's a more solid overall construction and the universal bracket it comes with is simply second to none.

It carries a price premium with it, but it is the last mount that you would ever buy, even if you went up to a JVC (25+ pound) projector.

They come up on eBay about once a month in deals which can get you one for well under $100. They also have 'custom' mounts, which can be pretty easily modified to fit the BenQ models.

This is a decent price with the older style universal interface bracket:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RPMA000-Chie...sAAOSw~oFXMNdx

Cheaper - Same thing...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chief-projec...gAAOSwiYFXLjlA
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chief-RPM-Se...UAAOSw2GlXF5eZ

That's $50 for a $150 mount that is top shelf.

Another good buy - In silver, smaller version:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chief-RSMAUS...4AAOSw2GlXDy~7

In white - full size version:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CHIEF-MFG-RP...IAAOSwqRdXMhN~

Yes, the Peerless is still a good mount, but after using both, I know that the Chief is a better mount, especially that last one which has the tubular universal bracket.

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Where can I find the 1.08 firmware update and instructions. I can't find it anywhere on the web and all the old links are broken. Can you please help me?
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Hi everybody, just one quick question. Which setting will give me longer lamp life, Economy or SmartEco?
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Hi everybody, just one quick question. Which setting will give me longer lamp life, Economy or SmartEco?
SmartEco according to the BenQ.
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QUESTION: I have the w1500, I have 1275 hours on the bulb and has been in SmartEco since day one, Im not sure if it is a glitch, I just shut off my projector and will check in a little bit but all of a sudden the brightness is cut in half, almost like its on Eco or even darker than that so is that an indication that my bulb may be about to go out? I always thought a bulb gets brighter just before it pops.

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QUESTION: I have the w1500, I have 1275 hours on the bulb and has been in SmartEco since day one, Im not sure if it is a glitch, I just shut off my projector and will check in a little bit but all of a sudden the brightness is cut in half, almost like its on Eco or even darker than that so is that an indication that my bulb may be about to go out? I always thought a bulb gets brighter just before it pops.

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Mine got significantly dimmer, like half, less than 10 hours before the bulb blew. I keep mine on SmartEco all the time and my bulb had about 5,700 hours on it when it blew.
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Well, my bulb just went POP while watching TV. I am disappointed in that I am pretty sure it was still under 4,000 hours and I have always run my W1070 in Smart ECO mode. I was hoping to get 6,000 hours.

I purchased a bare bulb a year ago so I would have it on-hand. I guess it is time to see how difficult the re-lamping is and hope there are no glass shards down inside the projector jamming the lower blower as some people have had happen.

The projector case is cool after 20 minutes, but I think I'll wait until morning anyway. I'll report back then.

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Is there a way to operate the 1070 through an iPad app?


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Well, my bulb just went POP while watching TV. I am disappointed in that I am pretty sure it was still under 4,000 hours and I have always run my W1070 in Smart ECO mode. I was hoping to get 6,000 hours.

I purchased a bare bulb a year ago so I would have it on-hand. I guess it is time to see how difficult the re-lamping is and hope there are no glass shards down inside the projector jamming the lower blower as some people have had happen.

The projector case is cool after 20 minutes, but I think I'll wait until morning anyway. I'll report back then.
Well, the old lamp was in shards of glass, some in the lamp bay but most trapped within the lamp module. Am running the projector now and we'll see if it shuts down due to overheating -- I think that is the only way to find out if some glass shards got sucked into the lower blower. The exploding bulb left quite a divot on the front glass of the lamp module, but it does not appear on screen.

This replacement bare bulb is definitely dimmer than the original. It may be dimmer than mine just before it popped with 3963 hours on it. This is the one I purchased and I can't recommend this source:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It did not have the "coil" in the base of the lamp. If someone has a good source for bare bulb that is a genuine OSRAM with the coil base, I'd appreciate a link.

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Really surprised you gave it a two-star rating on Amazon. None of these cheap knock-offs that come nowhere close to the performance of a genuine OEM lamp deserve any stars. But I guess it doesn't matter how low you rate it because people will keep buying them anyway.
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Really surprised you gave it a two-star rating on Amazon. None of these cheap knock-offs that come nowhere close to the performance of a genuine OEM lamp deserve any stars. But I guess it doesn't matter how low you rate it because people will keep buying them anyway.
Yes, maybe too generous. It does function, though, which is better than some generics I've tried for my JVC.

Obviously BenQ is not paying $100 for the "correct" lamp when they are selling a projector with a street price under $700, so it is not unreasonable to hope that their original supplier would be selling somewhere to the public for under $100. Hope springs eternal for people who don't relish spending 30% of the projector cost for a new lamp -- it feels too much like spending $10,000 for a new set of tires for your car. Besides, BenqDirect doesn't even sell them anymore, and I have no confidence that ProVantage and B&H who do show them in stock are selling the real thing.

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... I have no confidence that ProVantage and B&H who do show them in stock are selling the real thing.
I paid a lot to get my last genuine OEM replacement lamp for my Panasonic projector from ProVantage and it was the real thing. I hate paying so much for a replacement lamp but the alternative of trying to find a legitimate inexpensive replacement in a minefield of cheap knock-offs is even less appealing to me.
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So my original bulb just popped. It went 3590 hrs. I put in a replacement bulb and now there is some light coming thru on side. I can see it reflecting off the edge of the lens housing. Do I not have bulb in right? I have removed and reseated it but it still does this. It shows as a large blob on screen either dark or light depending on background. Uhh!


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Here's a picture of issue. Alignment is off or something. It shows up on screen. I don't know if it's the new bulb, it looks exactly the same. I went ahead and pulled the old bulb loose from original housing, but I replaced it with a new bult and housing. Maybe there is something different with new housing causing alignment issue. I might try swapping the new bulb out and putting in original housing.
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Has BenQ announced a replacement for the W1070? I'm looking to buy a new PJ and wanted to get this one but it's been discontinued by BenQ.
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Has BenQ announced a replacement for the W1070? I'm looking to buy a new PJ and wanted to get this one but it's been discontinued by BenQ.
The ht2050, ht3050, and ht4050 are the successors to the w1070 as far as I know. The ht2050 and ht3050 are closer to the price range of the w1070 when it came out. The ht4050 is more and mostly for if you need really good offset numbers for odd placements.

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The ht2050, ht3050, and ht4050 are the successors to the w1070 as far as I know. The ht2050 and ht3050 are closer to the price range of the w1070 when it came out. The ht4050 is more and mostly for if you need really good offset numbers for odd placements.
I see in your sig that you used to own a W1070 (and some other projectors), would you say that HT3050 is a good upgrade or is it more or less the same? Just for curiosity's sake - I think my next upgrade will probably be to something UHD, but that's a few years out.

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I see in your sig that you used to own a W1070 (and some other projectors), would you say that HT3050 is a good upgrade or is it more or less the same? Just for curiosity's sake - I think my next upgrade will probably be to something UHD, but that's a few years out.
See my thread on the shootout between the w1070, ht3050 and hc2045 that I made last week. Should give you all your answers.

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See my thread on the shootout between the w1070, ht3050 and hc2045 that I made last week. Should give you all your answers.
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Epson hc2045, BenQ w1070 and ht3050 shoot-out

I'm happy to still stick with my W1070.
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My W1070 started flickering with wonking colors tonight. I assume the color wheel is bad. Where can I find a new one and how difficult is it to replace?

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Pretty sure you have to take the lens housing out to remove/replace color wheel. When I had mine apart there's 2 or 3 screws and I think they were on the side to the back, no way to get at it. Plus the ribbon cable which you can't get to either. It doesn't look like a cheap part, found one on ebay for 109 shipped from China.

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