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post #121 of 352
any settings you guys can post that own this projector? Are you using eco mode?
post #122 of 352
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Originally Posted by brzez View Post

dezau,

The red and green dots are due to your hdmi cable. I also have a 50ft hdmi run and had to go through five different cables before I found one that worked. I found that the thicker the cable the less dots in general. Microcenter (if you have one near you) has some good 50ft hdmi cables at good prices (make sure you get the thickest one).

As for the audio, this is a receiver issue in how it passes through audio information to the source (some receivers pass the audio porperties of the projector and some pass the audio properties of the receiver -- it can vary for different resolutions). Make sure your receiver has the latest firmware and is set up correctly for passthru -- in your case you only want vidoe passthru).

First of all, thanks brzez.

Funny, the dots are gone! Something to do with the bulb and circuitry run-in? I'm using the 50ft cable and the image is crystal clear and perfect.
And nope, I've been using the same settings as when the TV and Monitor was used. No audio passthrough was selected.

It got weirder, the sound issue worked itself out when I plugged the projector into my friend's Onkyo receiver.

But I found a way around the issue. Now I'm feeding the video of the PS3 by HDMI directly to the projector, and using SPDIF for the audio to the home theater, so I guess problem is solved for now.

Since I'm no expert of projectors and with the problems that I have, I decided not to write the comparison with the HD20 that I promised.

For future buyers, know this. That $100 bump is worth it over the HD20.

The clarity, sharpness, brightness, contrast, color accuracy and zoom range. Simply everything is better than the Optoma, but know this, I haven't run into any issues with the Optoma. So beware of the fact that you might run into issues with different brands of receivers or HDMI cables.

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Originally Posted by undersinjake View Post

any settings you guys can post that own this projector? Are you using eco mode?

and peeps, yep, please post settings.
and nope, I'm not running in eco mode. I figured... What the hell. The bulb's "only" 200 bucks, if I run into 2000 hours quickly, then so be it. It's only about $0.30 for every movie. Put in a quarter every time you watch a movie, and you'll have yourself a new bulb.
post #123 of 352
Guys,

My 2 cents on settings. This my first projector so bear with me
I've done this with Burosch test patterns and some settings off a French review.

Lamp: Eco
Reference: Cinema
Colour temp: Normal
Gamma: 2.8
Brilliant Colour: On
White Peak: 3

White Balance
R Gain: 3
G Gain: -1
B Gain: -3
R Bias: -4
G Bias: -4
B Bias: -4

3D Colour Management
R Gain: 134
G Gain: 82
B Gain: 137
C Gain: 160
M Gain: 126
Y Gain: 156

(White Balance and 3D Colour settings are from French review. 3D settings are listed under Luminance? Since theres no such setting I've gone for Gain - this may well be wrong?!)

In Post #95 I mentioned the different basic controls available depending on colourspace so I've included my YUV and RGB values.

YUV
Brightness: 57
Contrast: -15
Colour: -11
Sharpness: 0
Flesh tone: 3

RGB
Brightness: 55
Contrast: -17
Noise Reduction: 1
D Enhancement: 2

These settings don't provide the deepest black and I'm not 100% happy with Red/ Magenta but its a start......
post #124 of 352
i ordered http://www.amazon.com/Disney-WOW-Wor...8847670&sr=8-1 the other day, review seems to say this is the best calibration disc for noobs, so we'll see :P
post #125 of 352
Just FYI for those interested in purchasing the W1100. They now carry it on Walmart for slightly cheaper than Frys.

PP still carries it for least I've found:
http://www.projectorpeople.com/proje...p?itemid=26380

FYI also, just saw that PP is selling a demo unit for those who want a great deal on the W1100
post #126 of 352
Thanks for posting your settings shearer09! Hopefully more people will follow.

The best deal that I know of right now is $995 shipped. I ordered one day and got a UPS tracking email within a couple of hours. Called them to order and was very impressed. Seems like a small company that cares about the customer. They have great reviews on ResllerRatings too. I'll post more when I actually receive the PJ

http://www.audiogeneral.com/BenQ/widescreen.php
post #127 of 352
yep, that's where i ordered too. very pleasant expereince.
post #128 of 352
Purchased the W1100 today and I'm pretty excited about getting it set up. Can anyone recommend a ceiling mount for it?
post #129 of 352
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Originally Posted by KennyLSU View Post

Purchased the W1100 today and I'm pretty excited about getting it set up. Can anyone recommend a ceiling mount for it?

I hear monoprice has good prices on celing mounts. I put mine on a table so I don't know a specific model to recommend. I know you will enjoy this projector.

I have about 500hrs on my W1100 now in just 3 months of owning it. It' still pretty bright. I use it way too much, everyday and turning it on and off twice a day.
post #130 of 352
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Originally Posted by Davidt1 View Post

I hear monoprice has good prices on celing mounts. I put mine on a table so I don't know a specific model to recommend. I know you will enjoy this projector.

I have about 500hrs on my W1100 now in just 3 months of owning it. It' still pretty bright. I use it way too much, everyday and turning it on and off twice a day.

Thanks. What are some recommendations for prolonging the life of the projector? I've heard keeping it powered but keep the lamp off?

I will primarily use it for movies and games. I'm going to have a cable box hooked up but I'll only use it for Saturday and Sunday in the fall.
post #131 of 352
please post some pre-calibrated setting for this awsome projector ! If anyone has a calibration software, and done the math with this baby, not hasitate to share the settings ! PLZ PLZ
post #132 of 352
There has to be more BenQ owners here.
post #133 of 352
I will be a Benq w1200 owner soon, maybe two days to go, and after a whole week of seeking desperately for a good detailed calibration settings, i had no luck !!! there has to be somewhere, but i couldn't find it.Yet.....
post #134 of 352
The $12 monoprice universal projector mount works good on this pj.
There really aren't any secrets... the more you use it, the sooner you'll have to replace the bulb. using it in eco mode prolongs the life.
as far as the PJ itself, just make sure you aren't blocking the fans and don't have it in a spot where its going to run hot.
post #135 of 352
Thanks for posting. I went with the monoprice mount with an extension just in case.

I've read that out of the box the calibration isn't the best. Any recommendations on how to calibrate it?
post #136 of 352
Anybody ? there are no good pre-settings all over the world ? PLZ help ! Im so disappointed.....
post #137 of 352
So my unit arrived at yesterday.I hadn't enough time for try it right then, but today at last, turn on this beautyful baby.And....its so frustrating !!!!! it freezes 3 times in 5 minutes, the remote controller isn't working, the projector not responding anything.I had to turn it off with my fingers keeping on the power button for five seconds.Is this normal with a brand new unit ???? I am absolutely disappointed right now, and considering returning the whole thing. Anybody some solutions for this problem ???? HELP!!!
post #138 of 352
post #139 of 352
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Originally Posted by flowika View Post

So my unit arrived at yesterday.I hadn't enough time for try it right then, but today at last, turn on this beautyful baby.And....its so frustrating !!!!! it freezes 3 times in 5 minutes, the remote controller isn't working, the projector not responding anything.I had to turn it off with my fingers keeping on the power button for five seconds.Is this normal with a brand new unit ???? I am absolutely disappointed right now, and considering returning the whole thing. Anybody some solutions for this problem ???? HELP!!!

It happaned to me as well. But later the freezes were gone.
post #140 of 352
Me too. I satisfied now.It's really sharp and clean picture. but nowhere a good calibration settings around the web.
post #141 of 352
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Originally Posted by dezau View Post

First of all, thanks brzez.

and peeps, yep, please post settings.
and nope, I'm not running in eco mode. I figured... What the hell. The bulb's "only" 200 bucks, if I run into 2000 hours quickly, then so be it. It's only about $0.30 for every movie. Put in a quarter every time you watch a movie, and you'll have yourself a new bulb.

Where did you find a replacement bulb for the W1100 for $200?
post #142 of 352
Hey guys, I received mine yesterday but something weird is happening. When I use the trapeze correction my image start to show some weird horizontal stretchy line every 5/10 secondes.
But if I put the setting back to 0 degrees it's working properly.Is it normal or i get a faulty product.
Thanks, i only have 6 days to give it back now.
post #143 of 352
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Originally Posted by onizukadesuka View Post

Hey guys, I received mine yesterday but something weird is happening. When I use the trapeze correction my image start to show some weird horizontal stretchy line every 5/10 secondes.
But if I put the setting back to 0 degrees it's working properly.Is it normal or i get a faulty product.
Thanks, i only have 6 days to give it back now.

I don't believe it's normal, did you try calling BenQ? Or did you send it back?
post #144 of 352
I have just purchased and BenQ W1200 project from Amazon. Whilst this may be good projector I have found a serious problem with video delay.

When I present a synchronised video/audio stream via HDMI to the W1200, I observer there to be approximately 200 to 300ms of delay in the video channel. This means wholly unacceptable lip-sync probelms using the BenQ W1200 internal speakers (so what are they for then?) You can clearly feel the lag in projection if you connect the W1200 to your computer and mouse around the screen too (a significant fraction of a second!)

As a test, plugging the same source into my flat screen TV shows no observable lip-sync issues.

The problem is always there irrespective of any video processing options being on or off, although switching on frame interpolation may marginally exacerbate the problem.

I have since contacted BenQ and they advise that I send back the projector for a firmware upgrade, however they are unable to tell me what the maximum delay in the video channel can be.

HERE IS THE RUB

If the BenQ W1200 does have a video delay in excess of 200ms, it means that many AV receivers will not have insufficient audio delay to compensate!

For instance Marantz NR1602, NR1402, NR1401,NR1601, Dennon Cara all have maximum audio delays of 200ms!

As yet I have not purchased an AV receiver, but you can see why this delay information is critical to my choice of AV receiver. I consider it unfortunate that this information is not in the W1200's technical specification. I consider it reprehensible that the information cannot be provided when asked for!

My W1200 is running version firmware 1.0.2 I understand the current version in 1.0.4 but again BenQ decline to tell me what has changed!

Overall, not a happy bunny!

As an aside, I am considering writing an iPhone app that could accurately measure video projector delays. I'd be interested to know if anyone would pay a few quid for such a thing (I know i would)
post #145 of 352
A few years back I had an Optoma HD73, but sadly, I suffered from some eyestrain.
I was never really sure why, because I don't see rainbows, but I did often wonder if it was due to judder or blur. I've always loved the look of DLP and now with the W1200 having frame interpolation, I'm thinking this may just be the ticket. Can anyone comment on how good/bad it is?
thanks!
post #146 of 352
I have firmware update for W1100 V1.04
Thanks to support Benq
post #147 of 352
Someone who are willing to post some videos or pictures from the w1200 in action. Would love to compare it with HC4000.
post #148 of 352
I decided the problem with black levels
LL
post #149 of 352
I just bought mine last friday through Amazon UK.
Let's see how it comes, and some cal settings would be much appreciated, but I think that everyone in here just simply do it by trial and error on naked eye.

Mine, the W1200, would be to take abroad, since I cannot take my LCD with me to watch my series and movies.

Any ideas on a foldable screen?

Regards
post #150 of 352
Does anybody have a w1200 instrumental/calibration settings? I have a big room with white walls, but the windows have shutter!

My best image setting:

Image: Normal

Brightness: 49

Contrast: 2

Color Temperature: Normal

Color Temperature fine tuning. RGB R: 95 G: 81 B: 90 White Balance: R:2 G:-1 B:4 R: -4 G:-8 B:-8

GAmma: 2.2

Brillant Color: ON

White Peaking: 2

Important!!! 3D Color Management: R: (Hue)18, (Saturation)105, (Gain)105 G: 20, 115, 120 B: 7, 125, 123 C: 0, 95, 95 M: 8, 104, 116 Y: 8, 98, 100

(ISF Code: up,down,up,down,left,right)

But does anybody have other great/best setting/calibration?

Big thanks from Hungary!
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