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post #241 of 272 Old 07-14-2014, 02:24 PM
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Have had the BenQ W1500 for just over a month and am trying to familiarise myself with the many controls and menus over my previous projector a Optoma HD20, My comments so far and advice willingly sought: generally I am happy with the W1500 (Ser No.PVC9D02857000 S); my only comment so far on construction is the rather flimsy plastic cover over the vertical shift control which is quite poorly hinged and appears to be broken on the right hinge!

Light output is very good and I run in ECO mode for my current size screen (about 6ft wide 16:9). One aspect that puzzles is the reference by 'rakkid' to other firmware versions (mine is 1.01) as there is no reference to other firmware versions on the BenQ web site under product support so where are they listed as I have been unable to find any other reference to firmware.

So far I am using the wireless mode; 'when making a wireless connection' it takes some time to lock on to the video signal (especially in 3D mode) even though the Tx says it it connected. Sometime it fails to achieve lock on without shutting down and re-starting; to clarify I am using the transmitter from a new Sony STR-DN1040 AV Receiver with two HDMI Outputs. One output to the TV and the other has the TX fitted. After 'eventual' video lock the picture fluctuates between mono and colour for a few seconds before settling down. Is this normal?

I have not yet made any serious attempts to calibrate and have a Disney 'WOW' blueray disc which I used to calibrate my TV, think this will be suitable for the projector?
Comments and advice from the more experienced would be appreciated.
There are some instructions to update the firmware in this thread - however if you actually get them to work please let me know how. I've tried to use two different computers with 2 different versions of windows to no avail (I posted about it at the time). Coming from a 1080ST which I have successfully updated myself more than once, it's a very frustratingly different and more difficult process updating the W1500

That said, out of the box the W1500 is kind of like buying a 1070 or 1080ST with all of their neccessary firmware updates already installed and a few unique/extra features. Check the changelog for those projectors which had to be updated so many times just to get many of the other 3D modes added and to get rid of a strange green tint and faster source switching. Besides the wireless issues (I won't touch the wireless on the W1500 after I saw the noise it introduced) & the FI problem (which is still a problem after the latest firmware if I read Rakkid right) not a whole lot to fix on this PJ

As for the WOW disc, I did not have much success with it -my tv is much easier to calibrate via disc than a PJ. Find a good calibration on a professional review site, that's what I did and it's quite excellent

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Thank you for your response - will read your previous entry on the subject of firmware before any further comments on this subject. Out of the box I find that the colour balance is quite good (using USER 1) which is what I shall use for my own settings. Have not noticed any noise with the wireless mode nor any colour imbalance with 3D against using a HDMI cable connection to the source (Sony BDP-S470 with latest firmware - thinking of changing my blu-ray player but have not decided which model to go for.
Have gone through the previous inputs to this thread and although there are several references to firmware issues nowhere does it indicate where they can be accessed. If I go onto the BenQ website (UK) I find nothing in the Product Support to indicate there has been any change to the issue I have which is 1.01. Rather surprised there has been so little comment on my initial posting. Where O where are the firmware updates for UK 1500's if there are any! On the box the date of manufacture is specified as September 2013.

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I downloaded everything and followed his steps to the T. I hooked PJ up to laptop. Then unplugged the usb and unplugged power from the PJ. After it completely powered down I reconnected the usb and held the Right key while powering on. Got the red light no prob. Found device as Unknown located the folder with Windows side usb BUT no driver found. For some reason the .sys file for the driver will not show up...I am using a Windows 7 laptop


Just a reminder if anyone else has had this issue? I've been able to repeat exactly gamermwm's exact scenario. Windows 7 laptop is not able to complete the W1500 driver installation. It finds the initial file but then says it's missing a file during attempted install.

I'll try to do this on a Win 8 desktop and see if it makes any difference.
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I haven't had that issue. I did have some with Win8 laptop, then got it to recognize on a Win7 32bit laptop.. try rebooting the computer or re-downloading the side load usb drivers...


I've tried all of that. I wonder if the fact that mine is a 64 bit win 7 laptop could have anything to do with it.
So I've tried everything but am running into the same problem on a Win 8 64bit laptop and a Win 7 64bit desktop. Attached is the error message I get when I select the driver in the "Windows-side usb driver" folder.

I bet it won't work on any 64bit Windows.. let me see if I can find my old copy of WinXP..
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So I've tried everything but am running into the same problem on a Win 8 64bit laptop and a Win 7 64bit desktop. Attached is the error message I get when I select the driver in the "Windows-side usb driver" folder.

I bet it won't work on any 64bit Windows.. let me see if I can find my old copy of WinXP..
Good luck. I'm still hoping someone out there can crack this issue

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So I've tried everything but am running into the same problem on a Win 8 64bit laptop and a Win 7 64bit desktop. Attached is the error message I get when I select the driver in the "Windows-side usb driver" folder.

I bet it won't work on any 64bit Windows.. let me see if I can find my old copy of WinXP..
Couldn't find my copy of XP so I went to my parents house and borrowed their old, old Gateway Win XP 32bit laptop. Hahaha, it worked!!

One other issue I ran into was the "flash" button was greyed out, the instructions from Benq say to have the files you're flashing in the same directory/folder as Flashupgrader, copied those over and it allowed me to flash.

I just got my projector back from Benq today and for some reason they DOWNGRADED my firmware which is what lead me to this thread. This projector was made in Oct '13 and I had 1.02, when I turned it on today I had 1.01!

Thanks for the directions guys!!
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Couldn't find my copy of XP so I went to my parents house and borrowed their old, old Gateway Win XP 32bit laptop. Hahaha, it worked!!

One other issue I ran into was the "flash" button was greyed out, the instructions from Benq say to have the files you're flashing in the same directory/folder as Flashupgrader, copied those over and it allowed me to flash.

I just got my projector back from Benq today and for some reason they DOWNGRADED my firmware which is what lead me to this thread. This projector was made in Oct '13 and I had 1.02, when I turned it on today I had 1.01!

Thanks for the directions guys!!
Wow I finally got the update and am on 1.03. Thanks to your post I tried using Windows XP on an old piece of crap computer and it worked this time. I also had the greyed out 'flash' button problem in Flashupgrader but found the needed files in another folder and copied them into the same folder flashupgrader was in and it worked as you said - Thanks!

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Discontinued?

According to VisualApex the W1500 is discontinued. I'm not sure when that went into effect. Anyone have any info on that? I just picked mine up 3-4 months ago (my first projector) and have been pretty happy with it (except the fan noise is a little higher than I would like).
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According to VisualApex the W1500 is discontinued. I'm not sure when that went into effect. Anyone have any info on that? I just picked mine up 3-4 months ago (my first projector) and have been pretty happy with it (except the fan noise is a little higher than I would like).
Yeah they've got new models of all the previous Benq product line. There are topics here on AVS if you search for them, most are not at all big upgrades from the previous designs

And no, the FI problem has not been fixed, but I can confirm with the last firmware update it's a lot less of a hassle to deal with

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What is the current username and password for ftp benq? 1080 and password is not working.
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Hey guys, so my first projector I bought had dust in the optics and was replaced. My replacement has dust in it again. I called benq today to rma it and they said there was a new/improved/different optic system for this projector that is supposed to stop this from happening. Anyone heard about this? I asked if I could get a cross shipment but he said if I did that there was no grantee I'd get the new optics.
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What does it matter if theres no link to the firmware...or did I just miss it?


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any way you can update this info? the user/pass don't work anymore
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any way you can update this info? the user/pass don't work anymore
That sucks. I don't have the information, sorry but perhaps someone can help you out

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3D Issues

Hello all,

today I updated the firmware to 1.03 (I had to install Windows 7 32bit to an USB external drive just to be able to install USB drivers and run the updater as others mentioned, took about half an hour using WinToUSB for example).

I expected that some of those 3D issues would finally be solved, but still no. I still have two issues, one minor and easy to work around, the other is more trouble to work around and happens almost each time I run the movie:

1) Occasional tear line that others already explained here (in my case it is almost in the half of the screen, vertical, seen while the camera is panning) which can be solved quickly by switching the interpolation to "off" and then back to "middle" for example. This workaround works almost always for me and the issue happens only in about one in five cases when starting the movie.

2) The issue of 3D being somehow jerky and hard to watch - best described at the review of 3D issues for this projector by "John Black" (I cannot add links). I have not found a workaround that would work in all cases. When I notice that the 3D is kind of strange, I try to switch between (OFF-AUTO-FRAME PACK) back and forth until the 3D motion is finally fluid and natural to watch.

What is strange is that the projector info tab sometimes shows the output as 1920x2205/24Hz and sometimes as 1080p/24Hz, no matter if the results looks good or not, using the same movie.

I would like to know if there are more users that experience these issues even on the 1.03FW.

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please could you send me the firmware the link doesn't work.
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Hi,

I updated using these files :

pan.baidu.com/share/link?shareid=2618947505&uk=4113832675#path=%252F

No problem updating.
But still having issue with my wireless hdmi, the source is not found, a first it used to work most of the time requiring some reboot, but now, it's not working anymore, and trying to resync the wireless dongle using steps from page 27 in manual, seems that my rear IR sensor is not working anymore, can't get any changes and the Select Video Source menu is not showing up.

Can anyone help me ?
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Im tryn to find the firmware files but to no avail :/

Anybody know where to get them?

Also I see some people doing the firmware update from the w1070 is it the same firmware? or will it take away certain features like the WHDMI?
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So I've got a strange problem. I was playing around with 2D-3D conversion while watching a movie with my wireless headphones. I guess there was interference between them and the glasses and I'm not sure what happened but the picture went to funny colors and was split for a moment

I was worried about it and turned off the projector. When I turned it back on the picture was there but in a weird Pinkish/Purplish hue. Switching inputs on my Denon receiver made it go back to normal though. Now this happens everytime when I turn on the PJ and I have to toggle inputs back and forth

Complicating things further is that this only happens on the 'Cab/Sat' input on my Denon. If I turn the PJ on while on another source such as 'DVD' picture comes on fine and isn't pinkish/purple at first. When this happens I made sure in the menu that it's not coming on in a weird 3D format and that is not the case at all it is 2D

On top of that, I'm running through a splitter which goes to my Denon and also to the headphones. I changed all the hdmi cords and the splitter out so I can rule those being defective out

I then unplugged the splitter from the setup and the problem is gone. The PJ turns on fine on the 'Cab/Sat' source when it's not going through the splitter. So the conclusion is that whatever happened caused the PJ to not play nice with that specific source when going through any sort of splitter. This doesn't happen on any other source when going through the same splitters so I know that this is the case and it's just Cab/Sat when a splitter is there

I'm on the last firmware to be released btw. Perhaps when a new one is released and I update it the problem will go away

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Wow I wish they would hurry up and release the successor / followup to the W1500 (if they ever do). I love the features but I really, really wish it had horizontal lens shift to go along with vertical lens shift. I see that the newer Benq projectors have horz shift (W1075, W1085, W7500) and it would have saved me from having to patch unneccesary holes in the ceiling from when I installed a slightly larger screen and had to physically move the projector and screen to get it to align

I would look at the W7500 but don't want to pay that much, and given the size of the room I can't afford to lose the big zoom feature which is excellent and the only reason I'm not using the short throw 1080ST any longer

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Wow I wish they would hurry up and release the successor / followup to the W1500 (if they ever do). I love the features but I really, really wish it had horizontal lens shift to go along with vertical lens shift. I see that the newer Benq projectors have horz shift (W1075, W1085, W7500) and it would have saved me from having to patch unneccesary holes in the ceiling from when I installed a slightly larger screen and had to physically move the projector and screen to get it to align

I would look at the W7500 but don't want to pay that much, and given the size of the room I can't afford to lose the big zoom feature which is excellent and the only reason I'm not using the short throw 1080ST any longer
So did they ever release a new firmware to fix the 3D Frame Interpolation issues? The only reason I am looking at this to upgrade from my W1070 is that I cannot get 3D to work with SVP (htpc interpolation) and I REALLY would love that for 3D , specially for Pixar stuff and the likes.
If not, I will have to keep looking for alternatives.

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Wow I wish they would hurry up and release the successor / followup to the W1500 (if they ever do). I love the features but I really, really wish it had horizontal lens shift to go along with vertical lens shift. I see that the newer Benq projectors have horz shift (W1075, W1085, W7500) and it would have saved me from having to patch unneccesary holes in the ceiling from when I installed a slightly larger screen and had to physically move the projector and screen to get it to align

I would look at the W7500 but don't want to pay that much, and given the size of the room I can't afford to lose the big zoom feature which is excellent and the only reason I'm not using the short throw 1080ST any longer
So did they ever release a new firmware to fix the 3D Frame Interpolation issues? The only reason I am looking at this to upgrade from my W1070 is that I cannot get 3D to work with SVP (htpc interpolation) and I REALLY would love that for 3D , specially for Pixar stuff and the likes.
If not, I will have to keep looking for alternatives.
You can go back and check the earlier posts regarding the changes from the last patch we got. There has been no new patch since. But yes, there is still an issue/error when you switch from 3d back to 2d without turning off the FI first. It's not as annoying and can be corrected more easily now with latest firmware by just turning it off and switching 3d mode on and off one or two times
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Well I just ordered this guy, replacing my BenQ W1070 which I loved very much but, I bought an Elite Series Screen and well I thought I bought a 120" as thats what was listed but was shipped a 135" so yeah that was awesome and an even better deal lol, so since Im bumping up, I needed a bit better throw ratio and a bit more brightness and was about to buy this guy for a grand so I figured why not. Looking forward to playing around with it.

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Love the projector so far, came with firmware 1.02, not sure if I should go through the trouble to update to 1.03... I do have a small issue, I have this small orb of light on the screen coming from the projector, not sure if its a smudge or dust, is this more common to be something with the bulb? what you guys recommend to address this?

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Considering there's no real W1400 thread I thought I'd post here, they're essentially the same projector anyway aside from the one obvious feature.
So, I've had a 3 LCD 3D projector for the last few years, a Panasonic AE7000. In 2D it's great, in 3D it exhibits terrible ghosting/crosstalk in cold weather which seems to be getting worse as the lamp ages so I thought I'd try a full HD DLP for 3D viewing.

Firstly I have to say the setup is a pain in the neck, the Panny was so much easier. I have my projector mounted on a bookcase behind my seating so it points directly at the center of the screen. Unfortunately I had no idea that this projector projects upwards at about a 45 degree angle! So I've had to tilt it quite severely downwards and then employ some serious keystone adjustment to get it looking even remotely decent.

Anyway, the first problem I encountered is that the 3D glasses were DOA. This seems to be a common problem with this particular model of glasses (DGD24 or 5J.J7L25.002) with a lot of unhappy Amazon customers reporting it. The workaround is to plug it into a laptop via the USB cable and turn the glasses on while it's plugged into that. So with that problem (kinda) solved I started up a 3D movie, the glasses synched fine after a few seconds waiting for the signal to be detected by the projector. First thing I noticed is that the image looked very soft, even though I had turned up the sharpness to the max in 2D mode so I checked the sharpness setting and sure enough it was still set to the max. Turning it back a level then going back up kicked the sharpness back to where it should be. Weird, and it happens pretty much every time the projector synchs to another source, both 2D and 3D. The difference between one level and the next is huge too, going from very soft to tack sharp. To me that's a minor problem, I could live with that but what I'm really unhappy about is the motion in 3D. It's hard to describe but it appears as if the left/right synch is inverted (or perhaps it looks more like the depth is inverted, if that makes sense). Basically, in any scene with even a small amount of movement and especially in fast action scenes the picture is a mess, it looks terrible. I also get black 'flashes' when the movie transitions between scenes. I have had some periods where it seems to almost fix itself, it at least gets rid of the black flashes but the motion still isn't great but once I move to another source and the projector resynchs it happens again..........as well as the sharpness problem returning. The glasses are definitely not inverted as I've tried that and it doesn't fix the problem. Now this issue sounds an awful lot like what trustedreviews reported when they reviewed the W1500:

"The most alarmingly bizarre thing about the W1500’s 3D pictures though, is their borked depth handling. They frequently seem to get 3D depths wrong, with some background objects seeming to exist in the foreground and vice versa. This makes the sense of space inconsistent and proves hugely tiring on your eyes, which are forever trying to refocus themselves to get things in the perspective your brain knows you should be seeing.
We hoped that adjusting the image’s 3D Sync Invert setting might fix the problem, but no; if anything our eye ache got even worse."


People have suggested that this reviewer used the wrong glasses, that he used 120hz glasses instead of 144hz. From what I've read, my glasses are 144hz yet it appears I'm experiencing exactly what this reviewer experienced with his projector. The firmware on my unit is 1.02 but I can't seem to find any updates for the W1400, only the W1500. I have to return the glasses anyway due to the problem outlined above and I'll probably get a pair of TrueDepth glasses which I know for sure are 144hz. I'm hoping these will make a difference. Until then, has anyone had similar issues with their W1400/W1500 and does anyone know if the firmware updates for the W1500 are compatible with the 1400?

I do like the 3D image on this projector when it displays properly, there's almost no ghosting which gives the image a much more solid look compared to 3LCD 3D.
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Love the projector so far, came with firmware 1.02, not sure if I should go through the trouble to update to 1.03... I do have a small issue, I have this small orb of light on the screen coming from the projector, not sure if its a smudge or dust, is this more common to be something with the bulb? what you guys recommend to address this?
What glasses are you using and do you have a link to BenQ firmware updates?

DLP projectors have a completely sealed light path so you shouldn't be getting any dust in there.
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This PJ does have a bug in 3D mode. Maybe that is what he is talking about. When you have FI turned on in 3D, and then switch back to 2D before turning it off - the next time you boot up 3D mode it will be off. If you have a fast moving scene in 3D you can sometimes make out a line from top to bottom on the screen. The only way to avoid the problem is to always make sure you turn off frame interpolation before you exit 3D mode. If you think you have the problem go into 3D mode, turn on/off FI, exit 3D mode and go back to 2D: And remember that people have said with certain versions of the firmware you may need to do this process multiple times to make it go away.

The only other problem I can think of is that certain 3D glasses actually turn on inverted when you power them on - with each eye seeing the opposite of what they are supposed to. I have had cheap and more expensive glasses do this, and I've written about avoiding them on the 144hz 3D glasses thread

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I've read about that tearing problem, my issue definitely wasn't related to that and it's not a left/right invert issue

Anyway, I've managed to temper it somewhat, it's still there but not as bad. As I mentioned, I had the keystone adjustment at about +12 as I usually have my projector sitting on the top of a bookshelf, I decided to place it on a coffee table instead which let me take the keystone back down to 0. I put my Panasonic AE7000 back on the bookshelf and decided to do a comparison between the two, switching back and forth while playing Avatar through both projectors. This particular movie doesn't exhibit much crosstalk on the LCD projector, at least any obvious instances, so I thought it was a fair comparison. It's rated at 2000 lumens and has about 1000 hours on the lamp. The BenQ is much brighter in 3D, the colors are more natural while the sharpness is amazing. Even though the movie still looks great on the LCD, it's utterly jaw dropping on the BenQ. There's just something about the DLP image in 3D that's more lifelike, probably due to the lack of crosstalk even in areas with very fine detail whereas an LCD might struggle in this regard, the ghosting might be imperceptible but it does make a big difference, everything just looks more solid, for want of a better word. I'd say the difference between the two pictures is almost like comparing a 720p image to a 1080p image. I was left shaking my head, I couldn't believe how incredible it looks. After turning off the LCD I tested a number of other bluray 3D titles, movies that I knew had some pretty bad crosstalk on the LCD but it's just non existent on the BenQ. Again, absolutely amazing picture quality but the motion issue did pop it's head up a few times here and there..............I'm hoping a properly working pair of glasses will make a difference here.

*Edit* bought a pair of Estar ESG601 glasses last night, gonna take a couple of weeks to get to Oz though!

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I got my new Estar glasses today. First thing I noticed is that the motion issue was still evident so it wasn't the fault of my previous pair of glasses. It's definitely a fault in the projector. Having said that though it's a relatively simple fix. All I need to do is to go into the 3D options and choose frame packing, the picture resynchs and the 3D corrects itself. So again, not the glasses but also probably nothing to do with the keystone adjustment that I mentioned in my previous post. It also seems that doing this once fixes the 3D for any subsequent movies played during the session.
As for the Estar glasses, I posted a quick review on the 1070 compatible glasses thread. In short, they're noticeably better than the D4's - lighter, brighter, no green tinge and they completely block the red tint. I'm impressed with them so far.
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I got my new Estar glasses today. First thing I noticed is that the motion issue was still evident so it wasn't the fault of my previous pair of glasses. It's definitely a fault in the projector. Having said that though it's a relatively simple fix. All I need to do is to go into the 3D options and choose frame packing, the picture resynchs and the 3D corrects itself. So again, not the glasses but also probably nothing to do with the keystone adjustment that I mentioned in my previous post. It also seems that doing this once fixes the 3D for any subsequent movies played during the session.
As for the Estar glasses, I posted a quick review on the 1070 compatible glasses thread. In short, they're noticeably better than the D4's - lighter, brighter, no green tinge and they completely block the red tint. I'm impressed with them so far.
Yes well most 3D content on bluray is frame packed. That would chalk up to a settings issue, while you were blaming the projector/glasses. Also, you shouldn't be using the digital keystone AT ALL as it distorts the image and causes issues that have been widely reported especially over on the Benq 1070 thread. Just do a quick search or ask someone there. Having a keystone of +1 or 2 is bad but +12 is crazy man!

If you can't get the PJ setup in a good place, then maybe looking into one that also has horizontal lens shift would be the way to go, not digital keystone which is terrible. This PJ does have vertical lens shift so use that as much as possible for vertical image positioning and avoid the digital keystoning.

From Projector People's website:

"While keystone correction is a handy feature for road warriors and other portable projector users, it does not produce an ideal picture quality. Scaling inside the projector creates a slightly distorted image, particularly at the sides of the screen. In a long-term installation, lens shift is preferred to keystone correction"

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Yes well most 3D content on bluray is frame packed. That would chalk up to a settings issue, while you were blaming the projector/glasses. Also, you shouldn't be using the digital keystone AT ALL as it distorts the image and causes issues that have been widely reported especially over on the Benq 1070 thread. Just do a quick search or ask someone there. Having a keystone of +1 or 2 is bad but +12 is crazy man!

If you can't get the PJ setup in a good place, then maybe looking into one that also has horizontal lens shift would be the way to go, not digital keystone which is terrible. This PJ does have vertical lens shift so use that as much as possible for vertical image positioning and avoid the digital keystoning.

From Projector People's website:

"While keystone correction is a handy feature for road warriors and other portable projector users, it does not produce an ideal picture quality. Scaling inside the projector creates a slightly distorted image, particularly at the sides of the screen. In a long-term installation, lens shift is preferred to keystone correction"

http://www.projectorpeople.com/resou...correction.asp
I guess I didn't put it very clearly. I know that bluray 3D is frame packed, the projector is supposed to automatically detect the 3D format, there is no way to make it default to frame packed. Having to manually correct it every time I put a 3D bluray on, while not the end of the world, isn't really ideal and is a bit of a nuisance
Thanks for the info on keystone correction, the setup in my theater room is ideal for 3LCD projectors which point directly at the screen but not for DLP projectors which point upwards. I didn't know this when I bought the DLP projector so I guess my only choice is to get a ceiling mount.
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