Last week I wrote about my w1070 bad picture quality and apparently my seller is reading this forum and contacted me. I just received a replacement unit this morning and this one is a firmware 1.4 unit and from the first test that I just made, it is obvious that the first one had a bad circuit or something. Now (even with dayligth in the room) the picture quality and colors are on par with my old HC4000 and regular resolution feed from my shaw direct is quite watchable. Can't wait to watch a movie or two tonigth.
I also receive my fixed frame 1.0 gain screen yesterday and will mount it tonigth, it's a no name 100 inch screen that I paid 350$ on ebay, Imwould have love a elunevision gray screen but the shipping charge were higher than the screen itself, so for the next couple weeks I will settle for that cheaper screen. The screen I use now is painted on the wall and does have a little hot spotting as I used some ceiling primer that I already had on hand, but it was not that far from the screen-goo screnn that I had last year with my hc4000. Sadly I painted over the screen-goo this summer when I replaced the HC4000 with a 70" sharp TV that I hated so much that I sold it for 2500$ less than I paid 5 months before....
here is some pics of my mount, a universal mount that sells for below 20$ on ebay (seller lcd-mount) and it work very well with that projector, it include a 4" drop and 8 inch drop adapter in the same box, they can be cut and drill in less than 2 minutes if you need less drop, as low as 2" I would say.
The old setup that I hated (sharp 70" 3d lcd)
The new setup, back to projector ( 100 inch painted screen and the new fixed frame screen waiting to be installed)