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Originally Posted by cardoski View Post

I have a 72mm X2 ND filter. I use putty to attach my filter.At first I had a x4 filter but found it was to dark..

What brand? Searching Amazon...
post #2282 of 3788
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Originally Posted by Gjlloyd View Post

it appears that amazon (or anyone else for that matter) isn't selling the ZD201's anymore. anyone know why? do they have a newer model?

I just bought 4 from http://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B004J457JC/ref=ox_ya_os_product and it cost me around $75 per glasses shipped. The thing that really amazed me was I ordered them on Thursday and they were sitting on my doorstep on Tuesday.
post #2283 of 3788
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Originally Posted by TSO View Post

COLOR SMEARING AND POSTERIZATION
Okay, I've spent three days looking for a previous post I thought I read on this, complete with photos, but I can't find it, so bringing this up here.
I've discovered that my W7000 does some pretty serious posterization and color blocking with Brilliant color ON. I am using a new Panny 500 for source, and in using the spears calibration disc had to turn down contrast a click on the player to get all of the grey scale bars. Once done, it seemed to calibrate fairly nicely.
That being said - I've noticed some serious blocking of colors, mostly blue and red, on highly saturated images.
People faces in the olympics will have red posterized blotches on them, and where I really realized the issue was when watching "Up". In the opening menu, all of the clouds and the blue sky were posterized, including the blue pop up menu, which was supposed to be a subtle gradient.
A little fiddling around and I found that ALL the noise and posterization goes away when brilliant color is turned OFF. Subsequent tests on HD broadcast imagery showed that the red posterization was also now gone. I can just about replicate the good image by lowering contrast pretty significantly and leaving brilliant color ON, but this produces a less pleasing image than just turning BC off.
QUESTIONS - was this discussed earlier in the forum? Where?
Is there a setting somewhere I am missing that is out of whack, thus not allowing the use of Brilliant color?
I want my BC back! If you take away the blocking, I think the image WITH BC has more pop and detail, but evenutally a bright, saturated scene will kill it with the posterization.
Could someone see if they can replicate the posterization on "Up".? It's not subtle, at least on my Panny 500/W7000?2.8 High Power combo.
Or, maybe suggest a setting that I am overlooking?
THANKS

I tried lowering contrast as suggested to me a few posts ago. Works, but not as pleasing a picture. Does anyone have another idea on how to rectify this?
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Originally Posted by SEARCH1990 View Post

What brand? Searching Amazon...
Dolica CF3-ND77 77mm 0.3ND 2X Neutral Density Filter.
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Originally Posted by cardoski View Post

Dolica CF3-ND77 77mm 0.3ND 2X Neutral Density Filter.

Thanks!
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I'm thinking of replacing my Marantz 11S2 w/ the W7000. Do have a few questions though:

Am using a ceiling mount with the lens centered on the top edge of a 120" scope screen 14.5' away. I assume there is enough vertical shift to accommodate this arrangement.

Can the projector be run in letterbox mode while running 3D? I currently use a Prismasonic 5000 w/ vertical stretch for scope use.

Thanks,
John
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Do the Optoma ZD201 glasses work straight out of the box with the W7000, or do you need an emitter or something?

Is there a setting on the W7000 to activate the glasses or is it Auto sync?


Anybody got ATI Tridef or IZ3D to work with TMT5? (on the W7000)
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I keep reading that black level is the w7000's weakness, but has it been improved or is it better than my w10000?? I've always been totally happy with the black level on my calibrated w10000. Also I've read the optoma glasses are the best for this unit, but these are not the same model that's been discussed here?? http://www.amazon.es/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=avsforum00-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.es%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2FB004J457JC%2Fref%3Dox_ya_os_product Anyway who wants a mint condition w10000? biggrin.gif
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Here's the link that I meant that was posted a few lines up.
http://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B004J457JC/ref=ox_ya_os_product
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I got them from that site and they are the ZD201. I see the price went up and now you can get them at a lower prrice from http://www.amazon.co.uk/Optoma-ZD201-DLP-Link-3D-Glasses/dp/B004J457JC
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Originally Posted by j2037 View Post

Do the Optoma ZD201 glasses work straight out of the box with the W7000, or do you need an emitter or something?
Is there a setting on the W7000 to activate the glasses or is it Auto sync?
Anybody got ATI Tridef or IZ3D to work with TMT5? (on the W7000)

It's OK, I now have IZ3D working for Frame Sequential, WOW, the depth, the crispness, the ghost free image, nice.

If anybody wants to know, you must start TMT5 first then enable the AMD 3D DLP Driver (checkerboard) in IZ3D, otherwise TMT5 will crash.

IZ3D is free for ATI users, definitely the way to go, Nvidia is nothing but trouble.
Edited by j2037 - 10/12/12 at 4:31pm
post #2292 of 3788
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Originally Posted by schkube View Post

I picked up a W7000 from Amazon, while I was setting it up I checked the lens and noticed a fingerprint on the outside, using a camera lens cleaner I was able to get that; however, while doing that I noticed a "smudge" on the inside of the lens (i.e. I could see it was on the other side of the glass and no amount of cleaning modified the smudge.)
Coming from an Epson 8500UB and Panasonic PT-AX200U prior to that, I had not noticed something like that before. With the Epson, they were very good at exchanging due to a convergence issue, and was curious if I could expect the same from Benq. I realize that the "smudge" might only really impact contrast, and potentially a very minor halo, I was surprised to see that on a new unit.
I did order direct from Amazon on Monday and the unit I received was a Dec 2011 with 1.00 on the box, but 1.03 running on the unit.
Thanks!

curious as to what you did with this unit that had a smudge on the lens? i just got mine from amazon, also with 12/11 as the date with version '00 - 100' on it.. although the firmware says 1.03.

just a crazy thought that if you sent it back to amazon.. they sent it back out to me frown.gif

anyway i'm not sure if this is a surface smudge or deeper.

for others who got theirs recently, what was the manufacture date on the box?

thanks!
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Just got mine from Costco, date was May 2012.
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Originally Posted by rob4321 View Post

Just got mine from Costco, date was May 2012.

Costco has these?
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Originally Posted by Fatshaft View Post

Costco Canada has the 7000 on sale till Oct. 14th.
Well under 2 G's...shipping included.
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Only on sale until tomorrow.....pressure lol. Question, I have a custom hdmi cable oh about 15 ft or so run to my W10000 and the cable is about 5 years old. Will I need to upgrade my hdmi cable to a newer one for the 3D??
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If you existing cable handles 1080p, then it should handle 3D. A standard HDMI cable was only designed for 720p and 1080i, but you don't see those cables much after bluray came out, so I suspect you already have a highspeed HDMI cable that will work.
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Thanks Isorensen.
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Problem! Just convinced myself to get it and costco.ca doesn't ship to U.S.?? And of course customer service closed mad.gif
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Originally Posted by mattr6 View Post

Problem! Just convinced myself to get it and costco.ca doesn't ship to U.S.?? And of course customer service closed mad.gif

 

Costco

4411 Walker Road
Windsor, ON N8W 3T6

 

From Lakewood, Ohio 169 miles.  Drive time, 2 hours and 55 minuets according to Google Maps.

 

A nice Sunday drive along the lake shore.

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Originally Posted by b curry View Post

Costco
4411 Walker Road

Windsor, ON N8W 3T6

From Lakewood, Ohio 169 miles.  Drive time, 2 hours and 55 minuets according to Google Maps.

A nice Sunday drive along the lake shore.

I'm pretty sure it's online only.
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I would much rather drive all day Sunday! Instead I have to go to a browns game:)....I'll call costco tomorrow and see what's up.
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I watched Lawrence of Arabia last night. Has been my fav movie sine I was a kid, watching it on this PJ made me love it even more.It was the first time I watched it in 2:35 format, stunning. Used VLC player to get the format. I also used my NDX2 filter and found that the black bars at the top and bottom, were nice and black. Not plasma black, but better then my LG LED. Sorry no pics yet.
Edited by cardoski - 10/14/12 at 11:35am
post #2304 of 3788
Is anyone aware of a location near Portland Oregon who has the BenQ7000 setup for a demo?

Thank you,
post #2305 of 3788
Pissed. Can't order, or speak to anyone about ordering via costco.ca....today is last day of sale and you cannot speak to a human??
post #2306 of 3788
I'm looking at one to and also would like to see a demo of the Benq W7000 in San Jose, CA thanks.
post #2307 of 3788
OMG, watched Men in Black 3D last night, lol, how is the time travel jump from the top of the building. The 3D is very good on this projector, and the frame interpolation in 3D, WOW. This is really good tech at an affordable price, pity about the crushed blacks in 2D. Really need to get those blacks a bit better, severely punishes crap quality Flicks, like Matrix Rev, horrible. I am waiting for my ColorMunki, need to seriously do a calibration and a grey screen is what I am hoping for to get those blacks up a notch, oh and a ND filter.

Anyone used Black Widow with the Benq?


RBE is getting worse for me, can only watch some movies using Dynamic, this reduces the effects of RBE because the W7000 uses a 6 color wheel in Dynamic mode. Lets see if Dynamic mode can be calibrated to Rec709
Edited by j2037 - 10/15/12 at 2:08am
post #2308 of 3788
I just bought the W7000 and should be here by next week.

I've read a lot of posts where people are saying the blacks are crushed and not really that good in 2D but I am a bit confused from Art's review, from projector reviews, where he says it' has really good blacks and qualifies for an ultra high contrast projector http://www.projectorreviews.com/benq/w7000/index.php

Is he using a different firmware than everyone else?
post #2309 of 3788
He got paid to say it, lol.
post #2310 of 3788
I don't believe that's all true.....I hope.
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