Originally Posted by dougri
Considering these two projectors... I understand that both do an excellent job with 3D, with the W7000 using frame interpolation and the W1070 144Hz (has triple-flash been confirmed?). This will be my primary PJ for watching HDTV (lots of sports) in a non-dedicated environment... would I be right to assume that the W7000 would look better for sports giving the advantages of FI, or is it a poor implementation for 2D and thus not worth the extra $ for that feature? For that matter, is FI on a DLP even necessary for 60Hz content?
I have actually found the w7000 FI to be ok in 2d for SOME things (after now having put 200 hours on my Benq w7000).
I don't like the soap opera effect for 2D, but let me explain:
With Netflix streaming, I started using FI on low for some things, because the Netflix compression scheme is sometimes dropping frames and makes motion so so choppy, enabling FI at LOW helps just a little (not that much), and it doesn't add the SOAP opera effect in this scenario really since the Netflix MOTION is so choppy to being with at times that the FI just offsets it (not sure if I was using it at 24p or 60hz from the Netflix signal, forgot to look).
I think the FI should work fine for sports in 2D on the w7000. Also, I do think with tweaks the dynamic IRIS will work ok once the lamp is dim enough on the w7000, and I suspect that the w7000 might have a slightly better image than the w1070 overall, but impossible to say without an A/B. My favorite feature of the w7000 though is being able to use the IRIS as a manual IRIS and lowering brightness to exactly the correct levels for 2D as needed, without an ND filter. This is really very nice at this price point, my JVC also does this. My biggest issue with the w1070 would be not being able to control the brightness like the w7000 can, so in that case most are going to need ND filters for the w1070.
Given the greater placement flexibility of the Benq w7000 with center-based lens shift, the better throw range (don't have to mount it as short throw as the 1070), and the adjustable IRIS, and the FI, I think it's worth it to me. Also, keep in mind even IF the w1070 is slightly brighter in 3D mode than the Benq w7000 (unconfirmed), for those of that use Da-Lite High Power screens, we still get brighter 3D from the w7000 because of the HP's center-based gain.