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post #2131 of 3788
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post

No joke! I feel like I need to add 2 more projectors to my setup.......One for 3d and one for gaming. I would also like to join club Darbee....... It never ends! tongue.gif One thing is for sure, I need a better job to support my habbit.

You and me both. I had the W7000 first a few months ago, excellent 3D and very good 2D but my family didn't care to much for 3D so I sent it back and purchased the X3. No regrets there, the JVC in 2D is amazing, I added the Darbee which does add more depth to the image and now with the HP screen coming I should be content for awhile....... or until something else catches my eye. biggrin.gif
post #2132 of 3788
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Originally Posted by blee0120 View Post

Only if I made enough money to support this addiction too. I have to sacrifice just to have the big screen that I barely have time for because of work.

LOL, my wife was telling me the same thing last night. I have had the JVC for a little over a month and only have 25 hrs on it. I spend more time researching data and working than watching movies. With all the summer blockbusters starting to be released on blu's that should change though.
post #2133 of 3788
Can't wait for the Hobbit. I'm a bid fan of Tolkien and have recently become a fan of well done 3D movies like Hugo. The Hobbit may set the benchmark for 3D movies. Check
It out. http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57320959-1/peter-jackson-reveals-3d-secrets-behind-hobbit/?tag=mobile_social
post #2134 of 3788
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Originally Posted by rob47v View Post

...Is there any hot spotting or color shift issues with the HP screen? The bright grey screen does give me a slight advantage with black level, but as compared to my old Sony their is a difference.

No hotspotting. On a green ratings screen I might see a corner that's not quite as bright on the very edge but that may be install. The brightness is even across the screen.

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Originally Posted by dolphinc View Post

I have been looking at getting a Da-Lite 106" 2.4 gain screen but I am afraid that the reported viewing angle of 20 degrees is just to narrow. I have 4 recliners that sit in a row about 11' from the screen. I think the 2 outside recliners would suffer from such a narrow field. Still trying to figure this out.

I have 4 theater seats in the front row with the actual seating about 100" wide with a 119" screen about 9 feet from the screen and one of the seats (furthest from the projector) isn't as bright as the rest but it's only one seat out of 9 that isn't as good. The further back the seating is the less of an issue you'll have since the angle lessens as you move back from the screen. Personally, I can live with one seat not quite as good as the rest and there is still a gain. Every other seat is great. Besides, most that come over aren't as picky as I am so I just don't sit in that seat;).

What you really should do is call Dalite and ask for a 12" x 12" sample of the High Power material. I would specifically request that size or you'll get a much smaller sample.
post #2135 of 3788
Well blacked out most of my room today. It is almost completely covered in black fabric, very dark. Surprised to see how much better my 55in led looks. Just need to finish making my curtains for the entrance. Can't wait to get my screen. Question, is there a rule of thumb for sitting distance from a screen. Also is the goal to get the projector as close to vertical center as possible.Thank you.


Pats rule.
post #2136 of 3788
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Originally Posted by cardoski View Post

Well blacked out most of my room today. It is almost completely covered in black fabric, very dark. Surprised to see how much better my 55in led looks. Just need to finish making my curtains for the entrance. Can't wait to get my screen. Question, is there a rule of thumb for sitting distance from a screen. Also is the goal to get the projector as close to vertical center as possible.Thank you.
Pats rule.
Ideally you have a 36* angle from the screen to your sitting position. http://myhometheater.homestead.com/viewingdistancecalculator.html
post #2137 of 3788
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Originally Posted by Frosteh View Post

Ideally you have a 36* angle from the screen to your sitting position. http://myhometheater.homestead.com/viewingdistancecalculator.html

Thank you.
post #2138 of 3788
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Originally Posted by cardoski View Post

Thank you.

That said, 36* is only the visual acuity limit of a standard human. Having a screen larger than that isn't bad, it just means that you won't be able to have your eyes focused on the entire image at once since some of it will be in your periphery. However, having a much larger screen is typically OK because most of the action is in the middle two thirds of the frame any way. It's similar to going to a movie theater and sitting in the front row. If you like that experience, go bigger.
post #2139 of 3788
Ok, I think I will go with a 115in screen at 16 feet. My big concern right now is the height of my projector.If I don't use a hi gain screen do I have to have the projector lens level with top of screen?
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16 feet from a 115" screen seems pretty far. I used to sit about 16 feet away from my 130" and now I moved the seating to be around 12.5' and I like it a lot better especially for 3d. It feels a lot more immersive.

I have my w7000 ceiling mounted with the center of the lens about lined up with the top edge of the screen. I don't think it has to be that way. My screen is a dalite 1.0 gain.

My setup
post #2141 of 3788
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Originally Posted by cardoski View Post

Ok, I think I will go with a 115in screen at 16 feet. My big concern right now is the height of my projector.If I don't use a hi gain screen do I have to have the projector lens level with top of screen?

The Benq can either be level with the top of the screen or anywhere between the vertical screen dimensions (bottom, middle, top), however do keep in mind the angle of projection as that might not clear some seating. Usually it is better to mount the PJ as high as possible for the most angle (unless using a retro-reflective screen like the High Power), because when people walk in front of the PJ and what not it can be annoying. Also if you have kids, you need to be careful because kids tend to sometimes look into the projected light directly with their eyes, and in this case you do want the projector as high as possible generally to reduce the temptation for them to stare into the projector's light beam (unless your kids are older).

As a new projector user, many people will feel the screen is too big at first, but that only lasts maybe a week or two usually. 12 feet to 14 feet back is probably about right for a 115" for most people, 16 feet is too far back. If you are used to watching a TV, at first it is hard on your eyes to watch a projector because your eyes will try to focus in on the entire image at once, but eventually most peoples' eyes adjust to the larger image and learn how to just focus on the main content.
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Thanks coderguy. I have my projector centered in my room 15 feet from where my screen will be, it is on a shelving unit . My couch and recliner will be 12 feet away. Just waiting for my screen which should be here tomorrow. I have no kids and there will only be one row of seating.This is the screen I ordered ,115" EluneVision Reference Studio 4K White Fixed-Frame Screen - 1.0 Gain. Now if only my Darbelet would show up I ordered it on the 1st. Darn Canada post is real slow.
post #2143 of 3788
Hi guy,

is http://www.thefinalclick.com/ website reliable for purchased projector screen and shipping international order?

Thanks
Edited by squall12 - 9/13/12 at 8:24pm
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I have my PJ and screen set up, I can now die a happy man words are just not enough to describe the total awesomeness. Boobies and giant home screens make me a happy boy.Thanks to all for advice, now it is time to watch my Star Wars box set.
post #2145 of 3788
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Originally Posted by cardoski View Post

I have my PJ and screen set up, I can now die a happy man words are just not enough to describe the total awesomeness. Boobies and giant home screens make me a happy boy.Thanks to all for advice, now it is time to watch my Star Wars box set.

Congratulations! I am ecstatic every time I'm watching a movie. it never gets old! Enjoy!
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by cardoski View Post

I have my PJ and screen set up, I can now die a happy man words are just not enough to describe the total awesomeness. Boobies and giant home screens make me a happy boy.Thanks to all for advice, now it is time to watch my Star Wars box set.

that's funny! enjoy the projector and big screen
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I have a small issue, I was reading text from a website when I noticed the right side of my projected image is blurry.Any ideas, I suspect I did something wrong.
post #2148 of 3788
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Originally Posted by cardoski View Post

I have a small issue, I was reading text from a website when I noticed the right side of my projected image is blurry.Any ideas, I suspect I did something wrong.
Never mind I fixed it. rolleyes.gif
post #2149 of 3788
Hi all,
So, I am having a problem with my W7000 where the lens shift lever drifts... a lot.

I read in the manual you are supposed to be able to twist the lever counterclockwise to unlock, clockwise to lock. Well, mine does move around nicely but it does not appear to twist/lock. If I try to twist there is resistance, it only twists a tiny little bit and its clear its not locked. Is there some other way to lock lens shift or may I have a hardware problem? Thanks.
post #2150 of 3788
Thread Starter 
This sounds like hardware. I just checked mine and turning it clockwise gets very tight. It can't be moved when it's this tight.

Something must have happened to the locking mechanism. I'm sure BQ will swap it out under warranty.
post #2151 of 3788
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Originally Posted by zombie10k View Post

This sounds like hardware. I just checked mine and turning it clockwise gets very tight. It can't be moved when it's this tight.
Something must have happened to the locking mechanism. I'm sure BQ will swap it out under warranty.

Okay, so based on this and the manual I agree it looks like hardware.

However, I already sent the unit back to BenQ for FW and wanted to avoid sending it again for a number of reasons if possible.

So, I applied some heavier pressure in the clockwise direction and after a few moments the wheel seemed to get "unstuck" and can now be fully tightened and loosened.

When loosened you can move it all around. When tightened, if you push on joystick it still moves a little but maybe only 5% and then it won't go any further. Is this normal operation? I am wondering because in one of the W7000 reviews it mentions that when the lens shift is fully tightened it still moves around a bit, and this is what I can see on my unit. Not a ton, but maybe around 5%.

Just curious to see others have to say here. Since the unit is excellent in every other reguard, if this is not completely out of whack I'd prefer to keep it.
post #2152 of 3788
I was wondering why the film mode option is grayed out, default is on. Even when playing blu-rays. Also has anyone had their Benq professionally calibrated. So far happy with this projector, compared to my LG LED the blacks are good, I do not notice a real strong Soap Opera effect but the colors seem great and the size makes me giggle.My black ire is also grayed out.
Edited by cardoski - 9/17/12 at 11:55am
post #2153 of 3788
So I have 2 issues:
1. I notice a studdering. It is really noticable on text at the bottom of the screen like tickers on CNBC, CNN or ESPN and when panning such as football games with panning when a pass is thrown down the field. It seems to get fixed when I turn the projector off and on sometimes jus once and sometimes 2-3 times. it is frustrtating and have noticed it on 3 W7000's so far.
2. I see issues when watching football and I look at the players and while the picture is sharp it looks like around the players it is fuzzy. Its still crisp just fuzzy on long shots.

Anyone else have these issues or a fix?
post #2154 of 3788
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Originally Posted by curtishd View Post

So I have 2 issues:
1. I notice a studdering. It is really noticable on text at the bottom of the screen like tickers on CNBC, CNN or ESPN and when panning such as football games with panning when a pass is thrown down the field. It seems to get fixed when I turn the projector off and on sometimes jus once and sometimes 2-3 times. it is frustrtating and have noticed it on 3 W7000's so far.
2. I see issues when watching football and I look at the players and while the picture is sharp it looks like around the players it is fuzzy. Its still crisp just fuzzy on long shots.
Anyone else have these issues or a fix?

I am also noticing this "fuzzy" issue. To me it looks more like compression. I'm thinking that it has something to do with my Hopper/Joey set up. HD content such as blu-ray looks fantastic, but semi hd 1080i on dish looks pixelated.
post #2155 of 3788
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Originally Posted by TheGearbox View Post

I am also noticing this "fuzzy" issue. To me it looks more like compression. I'm thinking that it has something to do with my Hopper/Joey set up. HD content such as blu-ray looks fantastic, but semi hd 1080i on dish looks pixelated.

I did add a power conditioner (manly for spikes since there is a fridge on the circuit) and that seemed to help the quality a little.
post #2156 of 3788
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Originally Posted by curtishd View Post

So I have 2 issues:
1. I notice a studdering. It is really noticable on text at the bottom of the screen like tickers on CNBC, CNN or ESPN and when panning such as football games with panning when a pass is thrown down the field. It seems to get fixed when I turn the projector off and on sometimes jus once and sometimes 2-3 times. it is frustrtating and have noticed it on 3 W7000's so far.
2. I see issues when watching football and I look at the players and while the picture is sharp it looks like around the players it is fuzzy. Its still crisp just fuzzy on long shots.
Anyone else have these issues or a fix?

So with further experimenting I see that I can get the stuttering to go away by switching between 3d channels and regular channels on directv instead of shutting it off and then back on. I watched a few minutes of Avatar and it was great in 3D with no ghosting or at least nothing obvious while looking for it. Then I tried a few action sequences inTransformers 3D and noticed an unusual static around some images and on people faces. I scrolled through my settings and tried changing a few things like BC and FI but no change. Anyone else notice this?
post #2157 of 3788
I haven't had any of the problems that you have had watching football this weekend. Lots of text during football, with no studdering. I also haven't noticed any fuzziness around the players. Just the opposite. Super sharp. I watched the 3rd Transformers in 3D about a week ago, and I don't remember any of the artifacts that you mentioned. I've left the 3D mode in its default settings, which seem to work well in my situation.
post #2158 of 3788
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Originally Posted by neurorog View Post

I haven't had any of the problems that you have had watching football this weekend. Lots of text during football, with no studdering. I also haven't noticed any fuzziness around the players. Just the opposite. Super sharp. I watched the 3rd Transformers in 3D about a week ago, and I don't remember any of the artifacts that you mentioned. I've left the 3D mode in its default settings, which seem to work well in my situation.

Are the football games your watching in 3d? Or is this a 2d reference? I am only able to test 2D on my end, but I seem to have a lot of fuzziness and some dirty pixels (don't know how to say it) around objects such as players. This seems to be sporadic and based on the quality of the channel, but I have yet to see anything that really blows me away on the dish joey (except Hugo the other day). I keep hearing how sharp these projectors are, and on bluray mine looks excellent, but on the dish joey it looks very sub par. I am still trouble shooting, and my next step is to switch the Hopper and Joey around.

On a side note, it does seem that I can't quite focus the projector correctly, images look great, but not razor sharp. I am new to projectors, so this may just be the case with them.

For all the above, I have the sharpness set to full and the clarity setting set to 3. Anything below and the screen just looks fuzzy.
post #2159 of 3788
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post #2160 of 3788
Thanks for the heads up Ruined.
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