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Samfield's Avatar Samfield 02:26 PM 02-06-2013
Have any recent buyers of the W1070 from Amazon confirmed that they are receiving units with the updated 1.04 firmware? Thanks.

Stuntman_Mike's Avatar Stuntman_Mike 03:02 PM 02-06-2013
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Have any recent buyers of the W1070 from Amazon confirmed that they are receiving units with the updated 1.04 firmware? Thanks.

I don't think they have really shipped any yet. Up until today it's said shipping in either 1-2 weeks or 5 days. I've had one saved in my amazon cart for a while now and check it frequently.
digitalsleep's Avatar digitalsleep 03:14 PM 02-06-2013
Ordered on Thursday from Visual Apex and got it Saturday, I'm so in love with this thing!

My living room is a strange configuration with a low hanging ceiling fan blocking optimal positioning and I'm not going to invest money in hardware for the room since I intend to move in a few months. For now I'm doing a poor mans rear projection screen (white Walmart shower liner / ceiling hooks / dowel rods & gorilla tape). It's not optimal, but even with daylight spilling in though the vertical blinds behind the screen (blackout pending), with my living room and kitchen lights on, projecting an 80" picture through a $5 sheet of PEVA it still looks absolutely gorgeous and everyone that has seen it is impressed. My free dust cover and calibration disk from VA came in the mail today.

I just hope the 3D glasses will be able to pick up the DLP-Link pulses through the cheap material I used or it will be back to the cheap screen construction drawing board, I'm crossing my fingers. I will be trying a 3DTV corp pair of glasses until my backordered D3 pair arrives. Does anyone know if I will get any kind of tracking information on those when they drop-ship from BenQ? I ordered from B&H.
Solarbeat's Avatar Solarbeat 04:22 PM 02-06-2013
Ordered mine from VA -- they mentioned that the PJ itself will be drop-shipped directly from BenQ (in southern california)... BenQ corporate is practically across town from me smile.gif

Does anyone know how long it actually takes from the time you place an order with VA to the drop-shipment leaving BenQ?
jbpj's Avatar jbpj 04:34 PM 02-06-2013
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Ordered mine from VA -- they mentioned that the PJ itself will be drop-shipped directly from BenQ (in southern california)... BenQ corporate is practically across town from me smile.gif

Does anyone know how long it actually takes from the time you place an order with VA to the drop-shipment leaving BenQ?

Mine shipped 2-day Fedex. Sent on a Friday and I received it the next Tuesday.
elmermccurdy's Avatar elmermccurdy 05:42 PM 02-06-2013
Talked to BenQ today about my return, and the guy said they're out of stock, so my replacement wouldn't ship until Friday at the earliest, when they expect new units to arrive. frown.gif He said they were planning to just upgrade the one I'd sent back with new firmware, so I'm glad I caught them, since I suspect it's a combination hardware/firmware issue. I politely impressed upon him that I was counting on a new one. I can wait a couple of extra days for that.
dbox1080p's Avatar dbox1080p 05:48 PM 02-06-2013
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Mine shipped 2-day Fedex. Sent on a Friday and I received it the next Tuesday.

I had to pay $32 for the 2 day shipping from VA
wildchild22's Avatar wildchild22 05:49 PM 02-06-2013
Anyone know if there is a sheet describing the rs232 protocol?

As I would like to control the projector from irule.
smokarz's Avatar smokarz 06:01 PM 02-06-2013
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Ahh, what the heck....

Just placed an order with Amazon for $899.

Should get it by Friday with 2-day Prime shipping. Looks like they'll also include a $50 giftcard (Prime members with Amazon card).




Well, it's shipped. PIcked up in AZ.

That's pretty darn fast. Always amazed with Amazon Prime.
acidmanvl's Avatar acidmanvl 06:14 PM 02-06-2013
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Hi guys, I would really appreciate if some1 could try to play these two 60fps sbs videos on the w1070.

Make sure you use 1080i as output resolution. (you could also try 720p output in a second test)

Here are the Files:

LG 3D Demo 1080p Half-SBS AC3_60fps.mkv (208.1 MB)
https://mega.co.nz/#!ZQFXRApD!UKOYd3uj9HCj2oYqGr_Gr0Rt-s0Q36gmjT7cOETaous

AND

LG 3D Demo 720p Half-SBS AC3_60fps.mkv (103.2 MB)
https://mega.co.nz/#!xAEiyaxK!CN0ewXyiT2fbqN347aWGWXOXV9A455J9x58H9J-RWYo

Will be really appreciated.

Some1 is trying ?
digitalsleep's Avatar digitalsleep 07:16 PM 02-06-2013
acidman, what do you want them played on? a pc or bluray player, if PC what software / video card? I don't have any glasses yet, my D3 are backordered but I should have a working pair by friday.
acidmanvl's Avatar acidmanvl 08:29 PM 02-06-2013
On the PC, I'm a bit newb right now about playing 3d content(I'm not sure if we can just display sbs content on the hdmi scrren, if that is gonna be detected as 3d by the PJ) anyway any directshow player would be great that mean mpc-hq, stereoscopic player, pot-player etc. Any video card I guess there is no difference.
digitalsleep's Avatar digitalsleep 09:11 PM 02-06-2013
Reason I ask is players like stereoscopic / nvidia 3d vision player will input sbs and output frame packed over hdmi (but at 24fps). I switched advanced monitor settings to 1920x1080 30hz interlaced (1080i60 shows on the PJ) and I was able to engage 3D in SBS mode, no glasses as I mentioned but I could see both images overlaid with the red DLP Link flashes, I can check again by Friday when I get the glasses if you like, but I'm sure it will work.
accordex's Avatar accordex 02:22 AM 02-07-2013
I have tried all kinds of 3d so far .... no glasses... don't want to get into that right now except BUY FROM AMAZON NOT EBAY....
Anyways, from what I have tested so far here is the deal.

Playing a 1080p sbs mkv sample via windows media player,xbmc ect... will not work until you either set your pc output to 1080i or turn your receivers video convert on then simply, again set it to 1080i ,in which case it's a simple remote click, to allow sbs without having to change your pc settings.

Over under will work but the receiver(my pioneer 1021) does not have fps options so you have to put your htpc into 1080p 24hz mode...for some reason in this mode playing an ou mkv, the pj will actually allow you to hit the 3d button and select either top/bottom AND frame packing and either one seems to be putting out a 3d image...

Keep in mind I do not have glasses. Yet...

Now, using power DVD ultra and im sure other software, you simply leave your htpc, on 1080p 60hz , play the video, be it sbs or over under, and click the 3d button and the pj will blank out, find source come back on with info of 1080p 24hz 3D on using frame packing...

That's my input so far not having glasses... hope it helps...

I do have a question for those of you with glasses tho : )
When I play a 3d movie via media player it looks nice and bright and colorful... as soon as I hit the 3d button and select the mode it begins to flash the picture producing a rainbow flash for a few seconds and finaly settles producing a 3d pic...leaving the colors dull and brightness low... is this normal and will look better with the glasses?
Got mine from va and seem to be the only one with 1.03 from them...everyone else got 1.04 ...not sure if that's the issue... those of you that have glasses, could you leave them off and play a video and turn on 3d and let me know if you see the weird rainbow flashing till it sets into 3d? I would appreciate it...
rwestley's Avatar rwestley 04:18 AM 02-07-2013
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Originally Posted by accordex View Post

I have tried all kinds of 3d so far .... no glasses... don't want to get into that right now except BUY FROM AMAZON NOT EBAY....
Anyways, from what I have tested so far here is the deal.

Playing a 1080p sbs mkv sample via windows media player,xbmc ect... will not work until you either set your pc output to 1080i or turn your receivers video convert on then simply, again set it to 1080i ,in which case it's a simple remote click, to allow sbs without having to change your pc settings.

Over under will work but the receiver(my pioneer 1021) does not have fps options so you have to put your htpc into 1080p 24hz mode...for some reason in this mode playing an ou mkv, the pj will actually allow you to hit the 3d button and select either top/bottom AND frame packing and either one seems to be putting out a 3d image...

Keep in mind I do not have glasses. Yet...

Now, using power DVD ultra and im sure other software, you simply leave your htpc, on 1080p 60hz , play the video, be it sbs or over under, and click the 3d button and the pj will blank out, find source come back on with info of 1080p 24hz 3D on using frame packing...

That's my input so far not having glasses... hope it helps...

I do have a question for those of you with glasses tho : )
When I play a 3d movie via media player it looks nice and bright and colorful... as soon as I hit the 3d button and select the mode it begins to flash the picture producing a rainbow flash for a few seconds and finaly settles producing a 3d pic...leaving the colors dull and brightness low... is this normal and will look better with the glasses?
Got mine from va and seem to be the only one with 1.03 from them...everyone else got 1.04 ...not sure if that's the issue... those of you that have glasses, could you leave them off and play a video and turn on 3d and let me know if you see the weird rainbow flashing till it sets into 3d? I would appreciate it...

I also have the rainbow flash but the picture does settle down and the 3d is normal. I thing it might be a switching thing. When I checked the menu it states 3D FP and the lamp is set to normal instead of Smart Eco which I use for 2D.
Deadpool66's Avatar Deadpool66 08:42 AM 02-07-2013
Mine should be arriving today!
reybie's Avatar reybie 08:47 AM 02-07-2013
Sheesh, I forgot Amazon started collecting tax in AZ effective 2/1 :/
Solarbeat's Avatar Solarbeat 09:55 AM 02-07-2013
Ordered mine on 2/4 from VA... still waiting for it to ship...
dbox1080p's Avatar dbox1080p 09:57 AM 02-07-2013
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Sheesh, I forgot Amazon started collecting tax in AZ effective 2/1 :/
Yep they do that here in ND and it sucks big time so thats why I got mine from VA. My 1070 arrives today with the 1.4 firmware and 6 pairs of 3D glasses so I have taken the day off. I have been saving my pleasure of watching resident evil in 3D for this pj, congrats to everyone here on the thread that also has the 1070 arriving today
FifteenElbows's Avatar FifteenElbows 10:55 AM 02-07-2013
Got my projector setup temporarily and finally fired it up last night with some amazing results. I couldn't be happier and just had this s***-eating grin on my face the whole time I was playing Battlefield 3. And this is projected on an off white wall with no calibration and settings right out of the box, save for setting it to Smart-Eco mode! The pictures are taken on an iphone 5 camera. I couldn't be happier with my first projector so far and can't wait to get this thing mounted and get a screen to go with it!

Here are a couple pictures. I am sitting 10 feet from the wall and the wall it is projected on is also 10 feet wide. A 120" image:

http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/1920/img1995r.jpg
http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/5603/img1994kb.jpg
jbpj's Avatar jbpj 11:31 AM 02-07-2013
That's impressive Elbows..enjoy!
PerryH's Avatar PerryH 11:31 AM 02-07-2013
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Have any recent buyers of the W1070 from Amazon confirmed that they are receiving units with the updated 1.04 firmware? Thanks.

I just received mine - ordered from Amazon 2 days ago. Firmware version 1.04.
dbox1080p's Avatar dbox1080p 11:35 AM 02-07-2013
Hey elbows, was that BF3 taken from a console or pc. Looks great my friend and glad your loving it
FifteenElbows's Avatar FifteenElbows 11:45 AM 02-07-2013
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Hey elbows, was that BF3 taken from a console or pc. Looks great my friend and glad your loving it

That was taken from my Xbox 360.
Vanderloop's Avatar Vanderloop 11:45 AM 02-07-2013
Nice GB Packers blanket! I can't wait for mine to show up on Tuesday.
FifteenElbows's Avatar FifteenElbows 11:45 AM 02-07-2013
And one more thing I should note. I could not sense a single bit of input lag! Seems to be a great pj for gaming as well.
FifteenElbows's Avatar FifteenElbows 11:46 AM 02-07-2013
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Nice GB Packers blanket! I can't wait for mine to show up on Tuesday.
Right on! Go Pack!
PerryH's Avatar PerryH 11:58 AM 02-07-2013
I just threw the test pattern on a wall and walked over to check it out up close.

Anyone else seeing green to the left of the vertical white lines and purple to the right? Green to the top of the horizontal white lines and purple to the bottom?

Since this is a DLP, it's not a convergence issue. So, I'm presuming this is due to the lens/optics (chromatic aberration, et al.?)

It's really not a big deal. You have to be right on top of it to notice. I have DSLR lenses that cost more than this projector and do worse. I was just wondering if my unit was consistent with everyone else's.
FifteenElbows's Avatar FifteenElbows 12:14 PM 02-07-2013
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I just threw the test pattern on a wall and walked over to check it out up close.

Anyone else seeing green to the left of the vertical white lines and purple to the right? Green to the top of the horizontal white lines and purple to the bottom?

Since this is a DLP, it's not a convergence issue. So, I'm presuming this is due to the lens/optics (chromatic aberration, et al.?)

It's really not a big deal. You have to be right on top of it to notice. I have DSLR lenses that cost more than this projector and do worse. I was just wondering if my unit was consistent with everyone else's.

Ill look when I get home today and let you know.
andyVE's Avatar andyVE 12:26 PM 02-07-2013
Man...have one on order since 7/1 and again got a message it is delayed (europe).
New date is 28/2. :'(

This will be my first projector and am eager to see the result. Already installed an electric 1,2 gain 86" screen since I had time on hand (not much space left for a larger one)

Small question though...with no lens shift it is already diplaying the image 10% above the projector (table mount), and you can shift it another 10% higher (height of the image) right?
That is how I understood it at least?

Good thing that when it arrives it will already include a couple of 3D glasses (ordered at the same time).

Andy
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