Official BenQ HT2050/W1110 Owner/Settings Thread - Page 3 - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 198Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools
post #61 of 1190 Old 01-24-2016, 01:32 PM
Member
 
Yuppers5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 74
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Liked: 23
With my new 2050 and me getting my first screen soon... what's the best method to make sure it can fit? I can easily do a 120", but would it be best to measure it out first on the wall and mark my edges/corners and then buy the screen second? Or just buy the 120" and then adjust from there?

Shouldn't be an issue either way as I should have enough horizontal and vertical movement to make it work, but just thought I'd ask some of you how you guys measured our your pull down/fixed frame screens to ensure you get the right size picture.
Yuppers5 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #62 of 1190 Old 01-24-2016, 01:36 PM
Senior Member
 
Savatage316's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 469
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 111 Post(s)
Liked: 42
You'll have a ton of wiggle room, just buy your desired size screen and you're set. This thing projects to about 180 I believe, so you can just adjust it as you need.
Savatage316 is offline  
post #63 of 1190 Old 01-24-2016, 08:38 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Tim Glover's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Monroe, LA
Posts: 1,591
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 120 Post(s)
Liked: 58
anyone here have this shelf mounted?
Tim Glover is offline  
 
post #64 of 1190 Old 01-25-2016, 03:31 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
kreeturez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,351
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 495 Post(s)
Liked: 387
Quote:
Originally Posted by AschMan View Post
I would have never found that, thanks!
No problem

I got this same thing as a surprise when I moved over to an rPi 2 as a media player: built-in CEC support means it automatically powers on my receiver (great!), sets the receiver's input source to itself (great!), allows me to control the receiver's volume directly from the media player (great!)... but also sends this same power-on signal to the projector (not great! ). Disabled that setting it on the projector and been fine since. I still keep CEC active on the receiver for the reasons above, though.


Quote:
Originally Posted by AschMan View Post
I enabled smart Eco and it really did not degrade brightness, still looks good.
SmartEco should be what everyone uses rather than Normal since it's rated at the same lamp life (well, slightly more) as Eco, adds a bit of dynamic contrast (since it dims the lamp in darker scenes whilst brightening the image; resulting in no visible loss in brightness), slightly improves black levels for darker scenes, and reduces power use.

But the lamp life is the real reason: you'd get nearly double the amount of lamp life as Normal mode, but with the same amount of brightness. (Running this mode took me to nearly 4000 hours on my W1070 before I even started to notice any dimming: and it could've probably gone for a few thousand more hours before a lamp change would've been required; though I wanted my brightness back so I replaced the lamp then).

So to new owners: change lamp modes from Normal to either SmartEco or Eco, depending on your brightness needs; avoid Normal if you want to maximize lamp life.

BenQ HT2050 Projector; Kodi (on Ubuntu, OpenELEC & S802) via Sony STR-DH540 AVR with Boston Acoustics SoundWare XS SE 5.1 Audio + Jamo 210 Sub. Emby for Mobile Streaming.

Helpful post? Click the 'Like' button!
kreeturez is offline  
post #65 of 1190 Old 01-25-2016, 08:49 AM
Advanced Member
 
bigrig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 769
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 30 Post(s)
Liked: 15
What kind of 3D glasses does this projector use? DLP Link?

Edit: Survey says - Yes! And no option for connecting an external IR or RF transmitter.

Last edited by bigrig; 01-27-2016 at 06:11 PM.
bigrig is offline  
post #66 of 1190 Old 01-25-2016, 09:08 AM
Senior Member
 
Savatage316's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 469
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 111 Post(s)
Liked: 42
Question guys, how do you know of eco mode is on or where do you turn it on at? I select on the controller where it says eco blank, but all it does is turn the screen off. And then back on when I select it, but doesn't notify me of anything.
Savatage316 is offline  
post #67 of 1190 Old 01-25-2016, 11:31 AM
Senior Member
 
Savatage316's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 469
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 111 Post(s)
Liked: 42
Ah silly me, i didn't see the advanced menu. Good stuff, yea the screen looks perfect even with eco on
Savatage316 is offline  
post #68 of 1190 Old 01-27-2016, 10:33 AM
Newbie
 
tfast500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 10
How does this projector compare to Epson 2040 has anyone tested both?

Reviews of better colors and brighter picture on the Epson 2040 are making me second guess my purchase. Don't get me wrong I am in love with the Benq 2050 but 100.00 cheaper and maybe just as good or better brighter picture depending on the room with the 2040. Debating if I should also purchase the 2040 to compare for myself.

What are your thoughts?
tfast500 is offline  
post #69 of 1190 Old 01-27-2016, 06:15 PM
Advanced Member
 
bigrig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 769
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 30 Post(s)
Liked: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by tfast500 View Post
How does this projector compare to Epson 2040 has anyone tested both?

Reviews of better colors and brighter picture on the Epson 2040 are making me second guess my purchase. Don't get me wrong I am in love with the Benq 2050 but 100.00 cheaper and maybe just as good or better brighter picture depending on the room with the 2040. Debating if I should also purchase the 2040 to compare for myself.

What are your thoughts?
I've heard some say they prefer DLP sharpness over LCD. I had an Epson 2030 but returned it because I needed lens shift. I think the BenQ fans may be quieter.

"It's an invention, and it makes Non-Stop Rocking possible!"
bigrig is offline  
post #70 of 1190 Old 01-27-2016, 06:24 PM
Advanced Member
 
bigrig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 769
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 30 Post(s)
Liked: 15
I just ordered an HT2050, should get here Friday. I'm excited to get my home theater back in action, my previous Mitsubishi HC7900DW died last October.

Will be projecting on to a 110" Seymour XD screen from 10-11 feet. Here's my mockups that put the projector at the max offset of 8" above the screen.





Hopefully all goes well, I'll report back!
bigrig is offline  
post #71 of 1190 Old 01-28-2016, 06:06 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 99
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 39 Post(s)
Liked: 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigrig View Post
I just ordered an HT2050, should get here Friday. I'm excited to get my home theater back in action, my previous Mitsubishi HC7900DW died last October.

Will be projecting on to a 110" Seymour XD screen from 10-11 feet. Here's my mockups that put the projector at the max offset of 8" above the screen.


Hopefully all goes well, I'll report back!
Looks to me that you have room for a much larger screen Enjoy

Last edited by AschMan; 01-28-2016 at 07:15 AM.
AschMan is offline  
post #72 of 1190 Old 01-29-2016, 04:42 PM
Member
 
svortevik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 33
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by kreeturez View Post
But the lamp life is the real reason: you'd get nearly double the amount of lamp life as Normal mode, but with the same amount of brightness. (Running this mode took me to nearly 4000 hours on my W1070 before I even started to notice any dimming: and it could've probably gone for a few thousand more hours before a lamp change would've been required; though I wanted my brightness back so I replaced the lamp then).

I read that you should just change from smart eco to eco or normal when you notice dimming and you should have you`re brightness back

What picture settings are people using? Have you changed anything?
svortevik is offline  
post #73 of 1190 Old 01-30-2016, 11:11 AM
Member
 
sifu74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 24
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Just received the 2050. I am not thrilled with the 3D, it is as flat as the HT1075. The picture is great, but the 3D is what I am looking for in a front projector. This will be going back to Amazon. I guess I will need to stick with LCD to get the better 3D performance.
sifu74 is offline  
post #74 of 1190 Old 01-30-2016, 01:31 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
kreeturez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,351
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 495 Post(s)
Liked: 387
Quote:
Originally Posted by svortevik View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by kreeturez View Post
SmartEco should be what everyone uses rather than Normal since it's rated at the same lamp life (well, slightly more) as Eco, adds a bit of dynamic contrast (since it dims the lamp in darker scenes whilst brightening the image; resulting in no visible loss in brightness), slightly improves black levels for darker scenes, and reduces power use.
But the lamp life is the real reason: you'd get nearly double the amount of lamp life as Normal mode, but with the same amount of brightness. (Running this mode took me to nearly 4000 hours on my W1070 before I even started to notice any dimming: and it could've probably gone for a few thousand more hours before a lamp change would've been required; though I wanted my brightness back so I replaced the lamp then).

So to new owners: change lamp modes from Normal to either SmartEco or Eco, depending on your brightness needs; avoid Normal if you want to maximize lamp life.


I read that you should just change from smart eco to eco or normal when you notice dimming and you should have you`re brightness back
Sound logic - but SmartEco is already as bright as Normal (try it ). Just with higher lamp life as I mention in my post above.

The more typical approach is definitely what you've read: for most people, they should set up so that they're comfortable using Eco out of the box (which is the dimmest mode); and when the lamp does start dimming, only then swap over to SmartEco; which is brighter (by around 30% - about the same as Normal).

For me (on my 127" neutral-gain screen), I'm accustomed to the extra lumens since we tend to watch with some ambient light about. So when it started dimming, I needed to swap out - although neither the Mrs nor little ones could tell the difference either way

As an aside, I compared a brand new lamp to one with over 1700 hours on it and they were equally bright; so these lamps seem to maintain brightness pretty well.

BenQ HT2050 Projector; Kodi (on Ubuntu, OpenELEC & S802) via Sony STR-DH540 AVR with Boston Acoustics SoundWare XS SE 5.1 Audio + Jamo 210 Sub. Emby for Mobile Streaming.

Helpful post? Click the 'Like' button!
kreeturez is offline  
post #75 of 1190 Old 01-30-2016, 01:44 PM
Senior Member
 
bjhess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 204
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 25 Post(s)
Liked: 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by sifu74 View Post
Just received the 2050. I am not thrilled with the 3D, it is as flat as the HT1075. The picture is great, but the 3D is what I am looking for in a front projector. This will be going back to Amazon. I guess I will need to stick with LCD to get the better 3D performance.
Bummer. I'm planning to buy this projector. I'm not a 3D person at all, really, but I had hoped with my projector purchase to give 3D one more try. As with audio, I was hoping that I just haven't seen it in a well-configured theater and maybe I would actually like it if I controlled delivery.

Maybe I'm destined to be disappointed in the 2050's 3D performance. Any other opinions?

Barry
bjhess is offline  
post #76 of 1190 Old 02-01-2016, 08:25 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by sifu74 View Post
Just received the 2050. I am not thrilled with the 3D, it is as flat as the HT1075. The picture is great, but the 3D is what I am looking for in a front projector. This will be going back to Amazon. I guess I will need to stick with LCD to get the better 3D performance.
I don't see how you expect more depth with LCD 3d. The 2 images are coded on the bluray and can't be altered. It's not like games where you can tweak convergence and depth. I suspect they would look the same just with more crosstalk. I got this one because every 3d LCD i've used had horrible crosstalk. I notice a little on the ht2050 in high contrast scenes but it's as low as anything else I've tried. But DLP is not "zero crosstalk" like some people claim. True zero crosstalk is impossible outside of separate screens like VR, but I'm sure you could get it down to imperceptible levels if you're willing to spend enough. Either way I'm happy with the 3d on this machine, especially with TriDef. Crosstalk is rare and very subtle unlike every 3d LCD I've tried.


On a side note I used the W1070 calibration settings from here:

"BenQ W1070 Reviewer’s Recommended Best Settings"

I can't post links but just google it.

The picture is much much better. The skin tones are no longer green and everything just looks much more natural. Be careful trying this. It seems the scales for the color management are different. The w1070 runs from 0 to 100, while the HT2050 runs from 0 to 400, so multiply those numbers by 4. Also the order is different. They list it as Hue/Saturation/Gain whereas the 2050 is ordered Hue/Gain/Saturation, so switch the 2nd and 3rd numbers after multiplying by 4. But it looks great to me. Not ideal I'm sure but very good to my eyes, especially compared to the green skin I was seeing before.
_thedude_ is offline  
post #77 of 1190 Old 02-01-2016, 08:36 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 0
I think just some Blu-Rays are filmed with higher separation.

Check this thread for some blu rays with deeper 3d.

"3D Depth: Do you prefer strong 3D or conservative 3D?"
_thedude_ is offline  
post #78 of 1190 Old 02-01-2016, 08:51 AM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked: 0
Sorry I had that backwards. The w1070 is ordered Hue/Gain/Separation while the HT2050 is ordered Hue/Saturation/Gain. Either way multiply all the color management numbers by 4 and switch the last 2 numbers for each color.
_thedude_ is offline  
post #79 of 1190 Old 02-01-2016, 04:21 PM
Member
 
netbugwang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 27
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Liked: 14
Btw, isf password,up,down,up,down,left,right. Can somebody with pro level equipment share their isf cal settings


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
busahaya likes this.
netbugwang is offline  
post #80 of 1190 Old 02-02-2016, 10:57 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 99
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 70 Post(s)
Liked: 16
Got both 2050 and 3050 yesterday. Will post a side by side comparison soon.
tfast500 likes this.
tearfalls is online now  
post #81 of 1190 Old 02-02-2016, 06:06 PM
Member
 
perkele's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 80
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Liked: 26
If i put high altitude ON, will the lamp last longer due to it being cooler? I can take the noise and im not required to use high altitude mode, this would be solely to extend lamp life?
perkele is offline  
post #82 of 1190 Old 02-02-2016, 06:33 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 99
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 39 Post(s)
Liked: 9
I think the directions say to not do that as it will unnecessarily run the bulb cooler than designed.
AschMan is offline  
post #83 of 1190 Old 02-02-2016, 06:35 PM
Member
 
perkele's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 80
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Liked: 26
Ok, good to know.
perkele is offline  
post #84 of 1190 Old 02-03-2016, 07:18 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
khaberst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
Liked: 17
What do you guys have the noise reduction set at? Looks like it's 7 by default.
khaberst is offline  
post #85 of 1190 Old 02-03-2016, 09:48 PM
Member
 
vater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Liked: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by tearfalls View Post
Got both 2050 and 3050 yesterday. Will post a side by side comparison soon.
Nice!! Way to take one for the team! I'm anxiously waiting to hear your thoughts, as I'm currently torn between the 2050 & 3050. Also considering the Epson 2040, but leaning more toward BenQ.
vater is offline  
post #86 of 1190 Old 02-04-2016, 12:31 PM
Advanced Member
 
bigrig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 769
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 30 Post(s)
Liked: 15
Got my HT2050 up and enjoying it so far - bought some 3D glasses to try it out. It looks about the same as my Mits HC7900DW which used IR glasses - except the DLP link glasses make it look like my LED strip lighting around the room is flickering, it's very distracting. Just gotta watch in the dark, I guess.

On another note, does anyone know the bare bulb used in the HT2050 lamp module?

"It's an invention, and it makes Non-Stop Rocking possible!"
bigrig is offline  
post #87 of 1190 Old 02-04-2016, 01:49 PM
Member
 
vater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Liked: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigrig View Post
Got my HT2050 up and enjoying it so far - bought some 3D glasses to try it out. It looks about the same as my Mits HC7900DW which used IR glasses - except the DLP link glasses make it look like my LED strip lighting around the room is flickering, it's very distracting. Just gotta watch in the dark, I guess.

On another note, does anyone know the bare bulb used in the HT2050 lamp module?
Got this from an amazon review:

"Bulb
Benq has a pretty good bulb reputation. in this case the bulb is rated at 3500 hours in normal, or 6000 in eco. if you watched an average of 3 hours a day, every single day, that's a minimum of 3 years of use. The replacement bulb is 5J.JEE05.001 . Some searching does not yield much results, so it looks to be a new bulb type, and one retailer has it listed for around $250. The brightness difference between my HD65 and the HT2050 is dramatic, but the HD65 has a lower lumen rating, and is a very old bulb." -Darren Levine
vater is offline  
post #88 of 1190 Old 02-06-2016, 07:58 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Rew452's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,087
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 113 Post(s)
Liked: 65
Finally made the decision to purchase the HT2050 to replace my three-year-old W1070, which still works great but don't want to replace the lamp again.
Should be here Monday, will post back after I get it installed and do some checking.

Rew
Vizio P75-C1 | OPPO UDP-203 | Samsung UBD-K8500
Denon AVR-X4300H00 | Nvidia Shield Android TV | C =Axiom VP150 |FL/FR =Axiom M60 |SL/SR =Axiom QS4 |TFL/TFR =Bose 161 | TRL/TRR =Bose 161 |Sub =Reaction Audio S-15 500W SEALED SUBWOOFER
Rew452 is offline  
post #89 of 1190 Old 02-08-2016, 07:13 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Rew452's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,087
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 113 Post(s)
Liked: 65
Does anyone know what the latest firmware number is?

Rew
Vizio P75-C1 | OPPO UDP-203 | Samsung UBD-K8500
Denon AVR-X4300H00 | Nvidia Shield Android TV | C =Axiom VP150 |FL/FR =Axiom M60 |SL/SR =Axiom QS4 |TFL/TFR =Bose 161 | TRL/TRR =Bose 161 |Sub =Reaction Audio S-15 500W SEALED SUBWOOFER
Rew452 is offline  
post #90 of 1190 Old 02-08-2016, 02:26 PM
Member
 
tr808's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Portland, ME
Posts: 40
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked: 11
Pretty happy w my 2050 so far... Projecting onto a 120" Silver Ticket screen. That is an absolute no-brainer after trying some of the diy "paint-your-wall" approaches - picture is clearer (impossible to eliminate all of the texture on painted drywall in my experience), it is only $200 (way less than projector, and should work w future projectors, too) and having the black borders allows you to adjust the picture slightly overscanned - the black eats the overscanned portion and means a picture that's ever so slightly out of square isn't noticeable.

Do wish I could mount a little closer to the ceiling to maximize height... My mount places the lens about 6" down and with my lower ceilings it'd be nice to get about 4 of those back. Tried some DIY mounting options but found it extremely difficult to engineer something that yields a perfectly square image; being able to fine tune like you can on a "real" mount is very useful. (If only the bottom of this projector was flat it would be a lot easier!)

Haven't tried 3D yet; thinking the glasses with my Samsung plasma might work based on what I've read... If not I'll grab some from Amazon.

Need to do some calibration... Are the Disney BDs the best thing to use or is there something better out there I should look for?

Also: I'm used to switching on "game mode" on my plasma to reduce latency... On this projector do I need to use the "game" picture setting to get lowest latency, or is it the same regardless of picture modes?
vater likes this.
tr808 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP

Tags
HT2050/W1110

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off