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I have a w1500 mounted 10'6 away projecting onto 120 in 16:9 screen. Its my first projector so I have nothing to compare it to. Very sharp image, sometimes a little noisey.image depending on your video sourse, but very sharp from corner to corner Focus uniformidy is perfect! The lens shift worked perfect for me I only.needed about 4 inches of drop. the whdi works great, I dont game so lag doesnt matter to me. however it doesnt work well with my.sony av receiver. It doesnt handshake properly when switching sources. So for the time being I manually plug it into whatever device I want to use. FI works good on movies but not so good on cable or live sports. Thats my 2 cents. Oh and its very quiet in eco mode and more noticable in standard.
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FI works good on movies but not so good on cable or live sports.

FI not good on live sports? I thought that this was supposed to be used for...live sports.

Why it doesn't look good? Even if it's in HD?
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Bad choice of words on my part. It looks great but the frame interpolation will shutter every so often like its trying to catch up. It doesnt do it with 1080p 24 but I notice it on 1080I 60 its not to distracting but its there. And I have yet to see a rainbow on this thing.. I love it!
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For gamers just buy the W1400 with standard HDMI
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For gamers just buy the W1400 with standard HDMI

Do you have any info on W1400 lag times? Unfortunately, the W1400 isn't available in the US at this time.

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Not sure but every Benq has low lag so should be fine
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Not sure but every Benq has low lag so should be fine

Not sure I agree with your comments


"The W1500 measured 66ms of lag using a wired HDMI connection and a whopping 118ms of lag using WHDI, while the W1070 measured 24ms over HDMI."

It remains to be seen what lag times are with the W1400 but its reasonable to speculate they would be same/similar to the W1500.

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Obviously not the W1500!!!!!!!!! That's what were all talking about!!

That due the WHDMI

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For gamers just buy the W1400 with standard HDMI

Why W1400 and not W1070?

Frame interpolation it's not for games, so why W1400?

One question that I can't find the answer to, on the Benq site: W1070 has DC3 DMD chip like W1300 W1400 and W1500 have?

Right now I have only two options for good value projectors in Europe: DLP Benq W1070 and LCD Epson 2030 that is 100€ more than Benq.
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Obviously not the W1500!!!!!!!!! That's what were all talking about!!

That due the WHDMI

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Did you read the wired lag time of the W1500?

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For gamers just buy the W1400 with standard HDMI

Please elaborate why you believe the W1400 lag times will be much different from wired W1500 lag times?

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As I tested them as I have one
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As I tested them as I have one

Thank you, that is welcome news. Are you able to provide any lag times from your testing?

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Why W1400 and not W1070?

Frame interpolation it's not for games, so why W1400?

One question that I can't find the answer to, on the Benq site: W1070 has DC3 DMD chip like W1300 W1400 and W1500 have?

Right now I have only two options for good value projectors in Europe: DLP Benq W1070 and LCD Epson 2030 that is 100€ more than Benq.

Avoid the epson if you can. Image clarity scrapes the barrel bottom in it's price class.
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Anybody got 3d working through WHDMI? I cannot get it to work

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Mevnet - I'm on my 4th W1070 unit now in hopes of getting a unit that does not have this persistent subtle rattling noise you can find in this video I posted to YouTube

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During your review, especially during the menu portion of it, I noticed the same faint fan rattle going on in the background noise. Was that the fan of the projector? The only reason I'm considering replacing my W1070 has to do with the rattle of the fan... its not that loud... its just that the high pitched rattle overpowers everything on quiet scenes and drives me NUTS. Whats even more frustrating is that it only seems to present itself after about 100 hours on each projector so far. I have three questions for you and for anyone else with the W1500....

1) would you say the fan noise in the W1500 is quieter in general than the W1070
2) does the W1500 fan noise have a similar subtle rattling pattern as the video I provided?
3) Does the W1500 project similar light leakage as the W1070 found in my picture here?

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Dude seriously! stop stressing and turn the volume up. Why people worry over fan noise so much baffles me! Turn the volume up louder!!
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Dude seriously! stop stressing and turn the volume up. Why people worry over fan noise so much baffles me! Turn the volume up louder!!
To each their own, man. It's not the volume of the fan noise, rather, the rattling pattern of the fan noise. Big difference. I can handle volume if it is low and constant... how it should be... not when it's rattling and irregular.
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scottyroo, I wonder if the noise is caused by an imbalance of the fan blade due to dust accumulation. I had a problem with my projector and BenQ tech support gave me the option of removing and reseating the bulb myself to try and cure an unrelated situation. I had a look around inside with the bulb out. That noisy fan is really accessible and you might try blowing the dust off with some canned air. I think the design is flawed because the fan must draw very hot air over itself to exhaust it.
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scottyroo, I wonder if the noise is caused by an imbalance of the fan blade due to dust accumulation. I had a problem with my projector and BenQ tech support gave me the option of removing and reseating the bulb myself to try and cure an unrelated situation. I had a look around inside with the bulb out. That noisy fan is really accessible and you might try blowing the dust off with some canned air. I think the design is flawed because the fan must draw very hot air over itself to exhaust it.
Not a bad idea. I started thinking more about it and It seems that the rattle started after the projector turned itself off from overheating. After being on for several hours the air at the top of the room gets hot and probably doesn't do a great job of cooling. That, and I like to run it on SmartEco which doesn't push as much air through. My thought is the lubrication in the fan bearing thinned and burnt out from the heat. Thoughts?
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The heat is the issue. I am sure of that. I tried to enclose my projector in a hush box to protect it from dust. I tried several designs but had to give up on the idea. The projector would circulate hot air and eventually shut off. In one iteration of the design, I fabbed a manifold that had a 12 volt computer fan in it which attached to the front and covered the exhaust vents. It dumped the exhaust up into the ceiling. It worked quite well until the fan got cooked from the heat and stopped working. I couldn't believe just how hot that manifold got. I think you should try setting the fan speed to the high altitude setting for a while to see if that might blow any dust off the blades or possibly reflow the lubrication.
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The heat is the issue. I am sure of that. I tried to enclose my projector in a hush box to protect it from dust. I tried several designs but had to give up on the idea. The projector would circulate hot air and eventually shut off. In one iteration of the design, I fabbed a manifold that had a 12 volt computer fan in it which attached to the front and covered the exhaust vents. It dumped the exhaust up into the ceiling. It worked quite well until the fan got cooked from the heat and stopped working. I couldn't believe just how hot that manifold got. I think you should try setting the fan speed to the high altitude setting for a while to see if that might blow any dust off the blades or possibly reflow the lubrication.
Its not the dust... the rattle/grind happens until the last second... the last slow movements the fan makes. I also examined it from the outside and the blades are fine. The fact that the fan is making noise at such slow revolutions as it is powering off leads me to one conclusion: metal on metal grinding on the fan cylinder. There are loads of articles on the internet to fix this. I'm going to open it up and do something like this tonight http://www.techrepublic.com/article/quiet-noisy-computer-fans-with-a-drop-of-oil/. Adding graphite to the lube sounds like a long term fix too : http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/repair-your-noisy-cpu-and-system-fans.52936/
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Would you take some pics of the opened up projector. I am very curious to find out the airflow pattern of the 3 cooling fans. I still would like to build a box that recirculated filtered air through the projector and need that info. This is my third projector. The first, a Sanyo, acquired dust blobs that I could never get rid of. The second, a Sharp DLP, was enclosed in a box and was flawless for ten years. I had to abandon that box due to the different focal length of the BenQ. The Sharp wasn't as bright and didn't generate nearly the heat of the 1070. I think that the fan problem has to be solved by someone as I'm sure its just a matter of time before they all get noisy.
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Would you take some pics of the opened up projector. I am very curious to find out the airflow pattern of the 3 cooling fans. I still would like to build a box that recirculated filtered air through the projector and need that info. This is my third projector. The first, a Sanyo, acquired dust blobs that I could never get rid of. The second, a Sharp DLP, was enclosed in a box and was flawless for ten years. I had to abandon that box due to the different focal length of the BenQ. The Sharp wasn't as bright and didn't generate nearly the heat of the 1070. I think that the fan problem has to be solved by someone as I'm sure its just a matter of time before they all get noisy.
Will do... this will be my project of the night. I'm going to take the advice of the forum I posted above and put a small amount of oil AND graphite powder for a long term fix that won't dry out. I'll let you know how it goes and document the process along the way.
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Hi there,

Great thread on the W1500! One question I have is, is it possible to trigger my motorized screen to lower itself when the W1500 is powered on? I'm currently running cat5 wiring between my projector ceiling location and the screen location.

If not, with what other projectors in the W1500's quality and price point could I achieve screen triggering?
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I would imagine the 1500 should have 12V trigger out? Even the 1070 has one. So just use connect the trigger to your screen using whatever cable. Just need 2 wires.
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Mevnet - I'm on my 4th W1070 unit now in hopes of getting a unit that does not have this persistent subtle rattling noise you can find in this video I posted to YouTube

During your review, especially during the menu portion of it, I noticed the same faint fan rattle going on in the background noise. Was that the fan of the projector? The only reason I'm considering replacing my W1070 has to do with the rattle of the fan... its not that loud... its just that the high pitched rattle overpowers everything on quiet scenes and drives me NUTS. Whats even more frustrating is that it only seems to present itself after about 100 hours on each projector so far. I have three questions for you and for anyone else with the W1500....
1) would you say the fan noise in the W1500 is quieter in general than the W1070
2) does the W1500 fan noise have a similar subtle rattling pattern as the video I provided?
3) Does the W1500 project similar light leakage as the W1070 found in my picture here?

Hi there, I would say that:
1. W1500 is about as quiet as the W1070, but it hard for me to say for sure as I do not have the W1070 any more to compare side by side
2. Must admit that I did not notice the subtle rattling. But it can be from the lower rotational speed in eco mode, in which case the fan receives a modulated voltage, kind of like very quick on/ off to reduce the speed. Do you hear that with the fan on normal?
3. Light leakage seemed less on the w1500. Here is a pic



and a short video
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This thread died down quick. Anyone else purchase the W1500 yet?
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Classic BenQ W1500 projectors graphic and focusing range are good as compare similar series of this projector.I have when I am connect my projector to computer the error message are create you path selection is incorrect lot of time i will correct but after shut down same problem are occur continuously.  

 


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i have w1500

no visible eye lags in 2D or 3D, lags only with interpolation, but we know interpolation not for games, interpolation with bluray - beautiful
not see any lags with normal mode

2 month used

but i need calibration... have any instruction?
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