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Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-28-2015, 07:32 AM
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I am surprised. I was starting to think I was...

I am surprised. I was starting to think I was crazy for not sticking with the multi-row "theater" arrangement, but the first person to comment is for "Arc" seating.

I have built a prism based...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-28-2015, 02:59 AM
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Multi-Row or Arc seating ?

Hello all.

I am having third or fourth thoughts on arranging my family room for my W1070 and a 60" x 144" 2.40:1 screen. The family room is 18' long but adjoins the kitchen whose peninsula leaves...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   01-27-2015, 10:48 PM
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Posted By dreamer
Do you have a link for this "10 Duck" fabric that...

Do you have a link for this "10 Duck" fabric that comes more than 67" wide ? You consider this a good substrate for painting ? If wrapped over a flexible frame, would it bend into a curved screen...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   01-27-2015, 10:45 PM
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That wasn't me, it was Debonaire.

That wasn't me, it was Debonaire.
Forum: DIY Screen Section   01-27-2015, 10:18 PM
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I imagine a caveat would be to not stretch the...

I imagine a caveat would be to not stretch the flexiwhite very much when attaching to the frame ? A retractable screen doesn't change dimensions when rolling up and down, after all. Do you think a...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   01-27-2015, 08:45 PM
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MM, I can't recall seeing anyone ask this before,...

MM, I can't recall seeing anyone ask this before, so here goes:

When SF is properly sprayed on a substrate like flexiwhite, how brittle/flakey is it ? If it was sprayed while the flexiwhite was...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-27-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 65
Posted By dreamer
The 1075 adds nothing except cost compared to the...

The 1075 adds nothing except cost compared to the 1070.

Why are you limited to 77" wide ? For an 85" image, I'm not sure I'd bother with a projector. If you can find a place for a more...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-27-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 364
Posted By dreamer
OK. Unless you have a focus issue, you should...

OK. Unless you have a focus issue, you should not be having trouble viewing a much larger screen. Maybe you are sensitive to color wheel rainbow effect without realizing it. When you go to a...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   01-27-2015, 07:03 PM
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Posted By dreamer
" The rest were all taken while things were...

" The rest were all taken while things were playing."

Ah. That is really tough to do unless you have a camera that is very fast. The W1070 has a "Freeze" button in the middle of the lowest row...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-27-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By dreamer
With a projector where a new lamp costs such a...

With a projector where a new lamp costs such a huge fraction of the total projector price, you're lucky if you don't lose half its value as soon as you turn it on, for just the reasons I listed. ...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   01-26-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 65
Posted By dreamer
The ProjectorCentral calculator doesn't "suggest"...

The ProjectorCentral calculator doesn't "suggest" 11'7", that is just in the middle of the zoom lens range. It can be anywhere from 10'2" to 13'4". The W1070 doesn't suffer from much brightness...
Forum: DIY Screen Section   01-26-2015, 10:09 PM
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Posted By dreamer
I find it is really tough to get a good pic...

I find it is really tough to get a good pic unless you set the camera down and use the timer function.

Is it my imagination or do the blacks lack shadow detail in the scene of Bane on the airplane...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-26-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 364
Posted By dreamer
What projector and screen are you using ? How...

What projector and screen are you using ? How close you can comfortably sit has a lot to do with the resolution, sharpness, and brightness of the projector as well as the gain and smoothness of the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-26-2015, 09:39 PM
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Views: 364
Posted By dreamer
Having a screen bottom 4.5' off the floor must be...

Having a screen bottom 4.5' off the floor must be very uncomfortable. Typical seating height places your eyes between 3' and 3.5' off the floor and your eyes should be about 1/3 of the way up from...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-26-2015, 05:29 PM
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Posted By dreamer
Posterization or other artifacts from DirecTV...

Posterization or other artifacts from DirecTV would be a deal breaker for me as I use my projector as my TV. The W1070 looks great with DTV HD channels, so I wonder how Benq could mess this up with...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-26-2015, 05:19 PM
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Posted By dreamer
The AC/DC power supply plugs into a regular...

The AC/DC power supply plugs into a regular electrical outlet just like a phone charger or anything else. The easiest way to switch it at the same time as the projector is to plug both it and the...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-26-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By dreamer
Fools.

Fools.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-26-2015, 12:43 AM
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Views: 75
Posted By dreamer
There is no real measured brightness difference...

There is no real measured brightness difference between the 1070 and 1075. The 1075 adds MHL for wireless connectivity to phones and google chromecast, but it also added a lag time so gaming is not...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-26-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By dreamer
Don't expect to get more than $400 for the W1070....

Don't expect to get more than $400 for the W1070. The new owner won't have a warranty and no way to confirm the number of hours on the lamp or even that it has the original lamp and not a cheap...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-26-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 57
Posted By dreamer
I wondered if that was the reason. Not to worry....

I wondered if that was the reason. Not to worry. There are mounts that will hang from the ceiling or a wall but telescope the actual projector out almost 5' further forward.

This one is a wall...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-26-2015, 12:12 AM
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Posted By dreamer
Most people just hang the projector from the...

Most people just hang the projector from the ceiling, not the sofa, tables, lamps, etc.
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-26-2015, 12:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 196
Posted By dreamer
Depends on the mount. Some have a plate that is...

Depends on the mount. Some have a plate that is specific to the particular projector, some are universal. The universal ones have multiple arms that can be rotated so the holes on the arms can fit...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-25-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 196
Posted By dreamer
Your first screen always seems huge because you...

Your first screen always seems huge because you are mentally comparing to a "TV".

Instead, the next time you are in a movie theater, pace off how wide the screen is compared to how far back your...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-25-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 57
Posted By dreamer
The Epson 8345 will fit that throw and screen...

The Epson 8345 will fit that throw and screen size for <$1000, but unless you like to watch in pitch black, it might not be bright enough.

If you aren't in a hurry, you can wait for reviews and...
Forum: Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP   01-25-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 196
Posted By dreamer
If he is sitting directly under the HD20 which...

If he is sitting directly under the HD20 which has a minimum 11' throw for a 100" screen, then his 100" screen is too small anyway. So if he mounts the W1070 there, he can just spend the extra $100...
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