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teeger's Avatar teeger 04:55 PM 01-30-2013
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Originally Posted by sxyzo View Post

Should everyone with 1.3 get theres replaced even if it seems fine?

I've come from a pile of "bad luck" with Epson units - and I've come to the conclusion that if it ain't broke . . . I feel that if you have a good working unit and it's cooling for about 90 seconds or so at shut down and the pic looks great - you should be good.

If it turns out that 1.03 becomes a real issue (who knows?), you have recourse since it's what the gave you - and they'll fix it. My feeling is that if you send in a perfectly good unit, you might get one that will disappoint.

Just my two cents.

Ian

Nightingale's Avatar Nightingale 05:10 PM 01-30-2013
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Originally Posted by Fripp View Post

W1070 Now $899 at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A2T6X0K/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00

Enjoy! smile.gif

Edit: Note: The link changed to showing $1218 in stock at Erwin Comp, but you can still order from Amazon proper for $899, shipping in 1 to 3 weeks.

But why the delayed shipping times if it's in stock?
teeger's Avatar teeger 05:11 PM 01-30-2013
In addition to the post I just sent . . . if Benq are willing to replace units to correct something that can be remedied by a simple firmware update, I wish instead that they could give updates to the end-user to apply.

Someone suggested that maybe the firmware updates are more complicated than what you get with the common USB type file update. If so, it's best left to them. But if it is something that's as basic as what lot of electronics companies do to update their products, then it sure would be the way to go. No requests for RMA forms - no shipping - no replacements.

Ian
smokarz's Avatar smokarz 05:11 PM 01-30-2013
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Originally Posted by Nightingale View Post

But why the delayed shipping times if it's in stock?


They're out of stock.

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sxyzo's Avatar sxyzo 05:21 PM 01-30-2013
What/where can i find a good ceiling mount?
Ken McPherson's Avatar Ken McPherson 05:30 PM 01-30-2013
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Originally Posted by smokarz View Post

They're out of stock.

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Amazon is out of stock. So now a search for w1070 goes to Erwin Comp, which also sells w1070s on Amazon. But they are separate stores with separate prices. On the right side of the Erwin Comp page it says "More Buying Choices" and lists Amazon $899.99 as an option. That's the only way to get to the actual Amazon w1070 page that I can find.
Nightingale's Avatar Nightingale 05:32 PM 01-30-2013
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Originally Posted by smokarz View Post

They're out of stock.

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Usually Amazon lists "Not in stock" when not in stock. The delayed shipping might be a game they play to cover their "not in stock".
Ken McPherson's Avatar Ken McPherson 05:56 PM 01-30-2013
safe bobo's Avatar safe bobo 06:29 PM 01-30-2013
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Originally Posted by Singh007 View Post

today when I turned my projector on, the green light was just flashing. The projector did not turn on, the fan did not turn on. I tried pushing the power button again, but the green light just kept flashing. I had to unplug the power and then when I plugged it back in and hit the power button it started up. Anyone know why this happened? Firmware 1.02

Maybe it turned on and you just forgot to remove the lens cap??? Hopefully that's wut happened....
42Plasmaman's Avatar 42Plasmaman 06:32 PM 01-30-2013
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Originally Posted by Nightingale View Post

But why the delayed shipping times if it's in stock?
Not in stock but they usually replenish quickly.
Here's a complete list.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00A2T6X0K/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new
tasburath's Avatar tasburath 07:05 PM 01-30-2013
Got my W1070 today and I have to say I am blown away. It exceeded the expectations I had for it.

I haven't calibrated yet and projected a 13' image on a white painted wall and the picture was fantastic. Can't wait to get my screen and calibrate this thing.
rwestley's Avatar rwestley 07:09 PM 01-30-2013
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Originally Posted by teeger View Post

In addition to the post I just sent . . . if Benq are willing to replace units to correct something that can be remedied by a simple firmware update, I wish instead that they could give updates to the end-user to apply.

Someone suggested that maybe the firmware updates are more complicated than what you get with the common USB type file update. If so, it's best left to them. But if it is something that's as basic as what lot of electronics companies do to update their products, then it sure would be the way to go. No requests for RMA forms - no shipping - no replacements.

Ian

The update must be done with a null serial cable and a special update app. It is more complicated than doing it with a USB drive. If one is doing it from a laptop or computer without a serial port they also need a usb to serial adapter.
It may also be a two step update that would be complicated for many users. They could also be worried that someone would hack the firmware.
Singh007's Avatar Singh007 07:58 PM 01-30-2013
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Originally Posted by rwestley View Post

The update must be done with a null serial cable and a special update app. It is more complicated than doing it with a USB drive. If one is doing it from a laptop or computer without a serial port they also need a usb to serial adapter.
It may also be a two step update that would be complicated for many users. They could also be worried that someone would hack the firmware.

Your last sentence is exactly what it is. I think, if anything, they are worried about leaking secrets to other manufacturers. Firmware updates may contain important information that other companies could use to develop, and improve upon their own projectors.
johnsmith808's Avatar johnsmith808 08:07 PM 01-30-2013
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johnsmith808's Avatar johnsmith808 08:11 PM 01-30-2013
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Originally Posted by rwestley View Post

Give BenQ a call 1-866-600-2367. That should speed up the process. As for a quick replacement and for a prepaid return label.
It seems that when the made the small changes from 102-103 they created a fan shut off problem I would also suggest than any one with firmware 103 and even 102 check your units immediately to be sure your fan stays on for about 90 seconds after you shut it off.

Thanks for the number. I will definitely call them.
chexi1's Avatar chexi1 08:56 PM 01-30-2013
Doesn't AVS sell Benq now (again)? Call them.
cosmickc's Avatar cosmickc 09:09 PM 01-30-2013
Got mine today. Just did a quick 3D test with a sony 3d blu-ray player. I don't have my 3d glasses yet but the projector detected the 3D signal. HOWEVER! When i went to play the movie in 3D, without glasses, the image had a nasty red tint. Is this normal when not using glasses? I tried it again and it did the same thing.

The picture is outstanding. No rainbows that i could detect. I just also got the Epson 3020 and to my eyes the w1070 beats it. (Needless to say I'm returning the 3020 if the 3D on the w1070 is equally amazing?)

Fan shuts off properly, around 90 seconds. Although I asked Projector people if these units were shipping with 1.04 firmware? They said yes. Mine came with 1.03. Has a December 2012 build date.

Thanks everyone for the feedback!

Kelly
mekret's Avatar mekret 10:09 PM 01-30-2013
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Originally Posted by cosmickc View Post

When i went to play the movie in 3D, without glasses, the image had a nasty red tint. Is this normal when not using glasses? I tried it again and it did the same thing.

A decent pair of glasses will get rid of the red tint. My D3s do.
jmalto's Avatar jmalto 10:33 PM 01-30-2013
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Originally Posted by cosmickc View Post

Got mine today. Just did a quick 3D test with a sony 3d blu-ray player. I don't have my 3d glasses yet but the projector detected the 3D signal. HOWEVER! When i went to play the movie in 3D, without glasses, the image had a nasty red tint. Is this normal when not using glasses? I tried it again and it did the same thing.

The picture is outstanding. No rainbows that i could detect. I just also got the Epson 3020 and to my eyes the w1070 beats it. (Needless to say I'm returning the 3020 if the 3D on the w1070 is equally amazing?)

Fan shuts off properly, around 90 seconds. Although I asked Projector people if these units were shipping with 1.04 firmware? They said yes. Mine came with 1.03. Has a December 2012 build date.

Thanks everyone for the feedback!

Kelly

Went through the same thing with PP and the W7000 firmware.
JoeBoy73's Avatar JoeBoy73 11:08 PM 01-30-2013
Curious...I've got some trapezoid action going with my setup. I was wondering if using -4 keystone a bad thing? I can get the PJ level (cause of the trapezoid) to correct the problem, but the image is below the screen and lens shift won't help much. I'm currently using a 22" ext pole. I also have a shorter extension pole I can use that is only 10" Thoughts anyone?
empinball's Avatar empinball 11:12 PM 01-30-2013
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Originally Posted by JoeBoy73 View Post

I have the exact same build as you...I will have to double check my shutdown process this evening. I only had the pj on for about 45min last night and shutdown only once...

Mine showed up today, things looked good for a couple of hours running until it shut down showing 2 red lights(temp) and no fan cycling.....
safe bobo's Avatar safe bobo 11:20 PM 01-30-2013
Okay I have 0 experience with 3D......

so if I am using my HTPC with this projector 99% of the time....If I am to get a bluray rip of a 3d movie. Is 144hz irrelevant for me? Would I just need 60hz or 120hz for watching the movie? Or does the screen have to change to 144hz @ 1080p for watching movies? And I cannot get just sony 3d glasses or nvidia 3d glasses and use them? It must be DLP LINK and theres like only 4 that are known to work with the projector at the moment?

What is the difference between buying the 144hz sainsonic from USA stock vs the one directly from CHINA? Other than more peace of mind and shipping time reduced....oh and does it matter if I buy the optoma 144hz sainsonic or the acer one? Aren't they all the same?
RLBURNSIDE's Avatar RLBURNSIDE 11:31 PM 01-30-2013
I bought my Sainsonic ones from China and they took a few days to arrive, very quick and effort free. I wouldn't bother with anything that doesn't support 144hz, especially when you can get some for 25$ bucks each, just in case you ever do want to watch an actual frame packed 24p 3D Bluray and not a rip. FYI the rips I've seen are nowhere near as good as the originals. In frame packed, I dare say it's very smooth and flicker free. Get the right ones, it's the Right Thing to do (tm).
rgtaa's Avatar rgtaa 01:23 AM 01-31-2013
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Originally Posted by JoeBoy73 View Post

Curious...I've got some trapezoid action going with my setup. I was wondering if using -4 keystone a bad thing? I can get the PJ level (cause of the trapezoid) to correct the problem, but the image is below the screen and lens shift won't help much. I'm currently using a 22" ext pole. I also have a shorter extension pole I can use that is only 10" Thoughts anyone?

Can you play Batman Dark Knight Rises on this PJ, how does the dark scenes look. Thanks
johnsmith808's Avatar johnsmith808 03:57 AM 01-31-2013
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Originally Posted by JoeBoy73 View Post

Curious...I've got some trapezoid action going with my setup. I was wondering if using -4 keystone a bad thing? I can get the PJ level (cause of the trapezoid) to correct the problem, but the image is below the screen and lens shift won't help much. I'm currently using a 22" ext pole. I also have a shorter extension pole I can use that is only 10" Thoughts anyone?

You will lose resolution the more you use keystone. You may not notice it when watching video but might with text.
johnsmith808's Avatar johnsmith808 04:15 AM 01-31-2013
Today when I shut down my pj the fans stayed on for a minute or so (first time it didn't). I have firmware 1.03. This time I made sure to turn eco cooling off. I thought I did that the first time but maybe I didn't.

Still didn't have a chance to test 3d yet. By the way, the red flash doesn't light up my room as much as the white flash on other dlp's do.

Dlp's really excel at cgi movies. The picture just pops! I use it with my Darbee and the results are ridiculous with movies like Toy Story. The pj's lack of contrast (in comparison to my JVC RS40) comes into play with dimmer lit scenes with no highlights. But overall a very nice 2d image that ranges from amazing down to decent.

By the way is anyone else having trouble with the pj searching for sources? My Playstation 3 with this pj seems to take forever when I go from the home screen to a movie and back.
Oprea George's Avatar Oprea George 04:48 AM 01-31-2013
Hi
Can please somebody tell me if this projector will work at 3.5 meter distance? what size of the screen it will display at this distance?

Regards
nikolz's Avatar nikolz 05:20 AM 01-31-2013
I have just spoken to BenQ UK and then have advised me that the W1080ST is not available until 2nd half of 2013 frown.gif.

Does anyone else have any more information?

Here is a link to the W1070 and W1080ST Manual.
rwestley's Avatar rwestley 05:49 AM 01-31-2013
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Originally Posted by johnsmith808 View Post

Today when I shut down my pj the fans stayed on for a minute or so (first time it didn't). I have firmware 1.03. This time I made sure to turn eco cooling off. I thought I did that the first time but maybe I didn't.

Still didn't have a chance to test 3d yet. By the way, the red flash doesn't light up my room as much as the white flash on other dlp's do.

Dlp's really excel at cgi movies. The picture just pops! I use it with my Darbee and the results are ridiculous with movies like Toy Story. The pj's lack of contrast (in comparison to my JVC RS40) comes into play with dimmer lit scenes with no highlights. But overall a very nice 2d image that ranges from amazing down to decent.

By the way is anyone else having trouble with the pj searching for sources? My Playstation 3 with this pj seems to take forever when I go from the home screen to a movie and back.

I think your short review is very accurate regarding how it looks compared to the JVC. I have the RS45 which is very similar to the 40 and I feel the same way. I do find the searching for sources rather slow with the W1070. I have been able to speed things up by separating the video and audio with a matrix switch. I send video only to the projectors and audio to the receiver. I also have changed the cables to high speed and things seem a little better.
I would love to see Benq work on this with a firmware update.
Stuntman_Mike's Avatar Stuntman_Mike 08:06 AM 01-31-2013
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Originally Posted by Oprea George View Post

Hi
Can please somebody tell me if this projector will work at 3.5 meter distance? what size of the screen it will display at this distance?

Regards

http://www.benq.com/microsite/projector/throwratiocalculator/

Great resource to plan out your setup ahead of time.
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