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Benq HT1075 and HT1085ST

Visual Apex has the replacements for the w1070 and 1080st listed on their site today. It looks like the new models for the US with be called the HT1075 and HT1085ST. They said they begin selling in September. No new info listed in the specs, though.
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Benq HT1075 and HT1085ST

Indeed judging by the full specifications sheet ( http://media.visualapex.com/products...ors/HT1075.pdf ), these look like the regional versions of the W1070+ and W1080+.

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Wireless "ready" with purchase of module.
A new menu system.
Horizontal keystone.

Identical performance by the looks of it.

They need to be careful not to sweeten the pot too much for $1000 or W7500 sales will tank.

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looks like the HT1085ST has vertical lens shift?

Projection offset: Vertical 110%-130%±5%
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I wonder if the firmware for that device will work on the w1070 and give us the new menu... I just dont want to be the first to try it.

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I wonder if the firmware for that device will work on the w1070 and give us the new menu... I just dont want to be the first to try it.

I definitely understand the temptation...

But since even the very, very (save for its lens) similar W1080 runs a different firmware tree to the W1070, I wouldn't risk it ;-)

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So I shouldn't run JVC firmware on my W1070 to get better black levels?
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So I shouldn't run JVC firmware on my W1070 to get better black levels?

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There's a piece of firmware called an "ND Filter" that in its version "2" guise is good for improving black levels - at the expense of brightness (so, just like a JVC, then? )

In seriousness though, improved blacks are the one (actually, only) thing I really wanted to see with this model - that appears not to be the case. Guess we're reaching the best DC3 DLP can do (without an iris, at least).
Ah well. Still looks like a fine machine.
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There's a piece of firmware called an "ND Filter" that in its version "2" guise is good for improving black levels - at the expense of brightness (so, just like a JVC, then? )

In seriousness though, improved blacks are the one (actually, only) thing I really wanted to see with this model - that appears not to be the case. Guess we're reaching the best DC3 DLP can do (without an iris, at least).
Ah well. Still looks like a fine machine.
Agreed. When I first got my W1070 the typical mediocre DLP black levels really grated on me. After 2000 hours of enjoying all its other virtues I have learned to live with it...though was still hoping for a noticable improvement for this new BenQ.

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That's going the wrong direction, though, for ceiling mount with a low ceiling. The screen would be even lower on the wall at 130%. For coffee table mount, I suppose it might be useful. Or rooms with high ceilings to keep giants from bumping their heads on the ceiling mounted projector.

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