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post #2311 of 3788
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Originally Posted by Crabalocker View Post

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?

Its a good 2D projector. Most negative comments are by people who don't own the projector. Unless you compare it to the black levels of a JVC, I find it hard to believe it will disappoint. Plus, it has the best 3D and sports are very crisp and bright.
post #2312 of 3788
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Originally Posted by Crabalocker View Post

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?
Given that you are upgrading from 8350 & 8500UB, you will be very pleased & satisfy with the W7000 performance
post #2313 of 3788
I just watched Avengers 3D, OMG. Mind blowingly good. One thing I noticed, wearing the ZD201's while watching 2D, greatly improved the blacks, dulled the image slightly, I am guessing this will be the same effect as introducing a ND2 filter over the lens.

I really hope a Black Widow screen is not going to affect 3D to much, might have to do some small test panels first for comparison.
post #2314 of 3788
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Originally Posted by blee0120 View Post

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Originally Posted by Crabalocker View Post

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?

Its a good 2D projector. Most negative comments are by people who don't own the projector. Unless you compare it to the black levels of a JVC, I find it hard to believe it will disappoint. Plus, it has the best 3D and sports are very crisp and bright.

Mine will be here today. Hoping to add this to my RS45 just for sports and some 2D.

Blee. On your two projector setup are using a particular type of hdmi splitter to go to your av system?
I'm also using a Darby and wondering if you can split that between the two projectors.
Only concern I have is my throw distance. I'll be about 11.5' away hoping to get to my 106" 16:9 HP screen.
post #2315 of 3788
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Originally Posted by tigerfan33 View Post

Mine will be here today. Hoping to add this to my RS45 just for sports and some 2D.
Blee. On your two projector setup are using a particular type of hdmi splitter to go to your av system?
I'm also using a Darby and wondering if you can split that between the two projectors.
Only concern I have is my throw distance. I'll be about 11.5' away hoping to get to my 106" 16:9 HP screen.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B007YNFO2U/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=A2BUXD0L1W5AKG
post #2316 of 3788
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Originally Posted by Terrell78 View Post

Just a quick question. I'm looking at getting a w7000, but was wondering since it doesn't have the blacks of a JVC or Sony if anyone used a grey screen in a dedicated home theater.? Is a gray screen better than using ND filters to lover the black levels?

Would this be a better question in the screen area?
post #2317 of 3788
Thanks for the responses, I'm sure I'm gonna really like this projector. I know the black levels won't be near what the 8500Ub can produce but hoping it will be better than the 8350.

My wife doesn't like watching TV in low /no light and the living room modes on both Epson's create some weird color look. I know the BenQ will blast out the lumens and still have a nice color look to it and decent blacks, or so I have read (art's, review from projector reviews).

I'm really looking forward to watching sports and playing video games on a DLP, not that I found the 3LCD's all that bad but hear the DLP's are just that much better.
post #2318 of 3788
if you are not RBE sensitive, you are going to love the brightness & razor sharpness of this pj
post #2319 of 3788
I'm also getting my Benq W7000 on Thursday. What settings are you guys using for TV watching and movies. What will be a good test for RBE on Benq W7000. If I have a problem seeing it then I'll be getting the Epson 5020.
post #2320 of 3788
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Originally Posted by jsil View Post

I'm also getting my Benq W7000 on Thursday. What settings are you guys using for TV watching and movies. What will be a good test for RBE on Benq W7000. If I have a problem seeing it then I'll be getting the Epson 5020.

My advise to you is...if you are not sensitive about RBE, just don't intentionally looking for it. Because as I was told once you know the present of the RBE, you will see it for the rest of your life. I am one of the luckiest persons who's never encountered with the RBE on the DLP projectors and wound like to stay that way.
post #2321 of 3788
I am sensitive to RBE, in 2D I have to use dynamic mode, which takes advantage of 6x wheel, RBE then disappears.

3D Immortals was horrendous RBE, lots of black backgrounds and light objects, but with Avengers 3D there was no RBE at all.
post #2322 of 3788
I agree with X-2001. I did not notice rbe on my w7000 out of the gates, but once I did, it could not be un-noticed.

For me though it was never to the point of being overly distracting and did not make me nauseous or anything, as I've heard can happen to some.

Enjoy the pj. It's a great unit.
post #2323 of 3788
Thanks guy's will do that. Also did anyone use Art's settings for the W7000.
post #2324 of 3788
Rbe sensitive...?? I've had a benq 8700, and the w10000 for a long time and my wife and I have watched countless movies, sporting events, tv shows. Had parties and guests over for games and movies countless times...and nobody...EVER...has mentioned any rainbows or artifacts or anything other than complimenting the picture quality. EVER. So I always laugh about all the discussion lol. Anyway tomorrow it looks like I'm ordering the W7000 and a Darbee...it's time I become one with my theater again biggrin.gif
post #2325 of 3788
Very nice projector.
Only thing the zoom does not fit my screen fully. Missing about 3" top/bottom/sides. Still may keep it.
Very bright. FI is very smooth.
post #2326 of 3788
What 3d glasses should I be looking for to use with W7000.
post #2327 of 3788
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by jsil View Post

What 3d glasses should I be looking for to use with W7000.

These are a little pricey, but the Optoma ZD201's are the best performing glasses that work with the W7000. They do a great job of blocking the red flash signal that triggers the shutter glasses.

http://www.expansys-usa.com/optoma-zd201-3d-glasses-dlp-link-217282/

an alternative is the True Depth 3D, these perform nearly as well as the ZD201's and are a bit less expensive. Also larger and great for those with prescription glasses.

http://www.amazon.com/True-Depth-3D-DLP-LINK-Rechargeable/dp/B0053T5QPW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350446406&sr=8-1&keywords=true+depth+3D
post #2328 of 3788
Hi zombie10k,
I read your review about the 3D glasses, but was wondering if there are other glasses that can be used. So it looks like Benq W7000 uses 3D DLP-LINK glasses.
post #2329 of 3788
I jumped on the costco.ca W7000 deal and waiting for it to arrive. Wasn't planning on an upgrade but the deal was too good, Anyhow have a 110" high power
with the mount slightly below the top of the screen at 14ft. Not dead center so not taking advantage of the HP full capabilities. Suspecting the BQ will be
blistering bright so investigating how to attach an ND2 filter. Don't think the filter can be threaded on, so how are folks doing it?
post #2330 of 3788
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Originally Posted by mattr6 View Post

Rbe sensitive...?? I've had a benq 8700, and the w10000 for a long time and my wife and I have watched countless movies, sporting events, tv shows. Had parties and guests over for games and movies countless times...and nobody...EVER...has mentioned any rainbows or artifacts or anything other than complimenting the picture quality. EVER. So I always laugh about all the discussion lol. Anyway tomorrow it looks like I'm ordering the W7000 and a Darbee...it's time I become one with my theater again biggrin.gif

Good for you, doesn't mean rbe doesn't exist. I first saw it after replacing the bulb in a Samsung tv and watching rattle and hum which is black and white and has loads of contrast. This was after having a hd70 projector for three years and not seeing it once. Even if someone sees it they might not recognize what it is and may not mention it.
post #2331 of 3788
hdefjunkie,
Check page # 76 post #2279 for your answer hope it helps.
post #2332 of 3788
so i ordered a w7000 from amazon.. it came with a smudge on the lens and a manufacture date of 11/2011.. didn't feel good about that so i returned it. i talked to benq tech support (chat) and they said i'd definitely get a newer dated one if ordering directly from them.. which makes sense. so i ordered it from benq and it just arrived with... 11/2011 manufacture date! i think this has the 1.03 firmware but i'm not happy that i've seen others with may 2012 and newer dates on theirs. from reading this forum it seems like they MIGHT have updated actual hardware on newer manufactured ones. should i care about this or am i just being OCD?
post #2333 of 3788
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Originally Posted by hdefjunkie View Post

I jumped on the costco.ca W7000 deal and waiting for it to arrive. Wasn't planning on an upgrade but the deal was too good, Anyhow have a 110" high power
with the mount slightly below the top of the screen at 14ft. Not dead center so not taking advantage of the HP full capabilities. Suspecting the BQ will be
blistering bright so investigating how to attach an ND2 filter. Don't think the filter can be threaded on, so how are folks doing it?[

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/6/Tools/HomeRepairMaintenance/TapeGlueSealants/PRD~0676064P/Mounting+Putty.jsp?locale=en, I used this it works great. Just go to your local hardware store and ask for a putty that doesn't harden.
post #2334 of 3788
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Gjlloyd View Post

so i ordered a w7000 from amazon.. it came with a smudge on the lens and a manufacture date of 11/2011.. didn't feel good about that so i returned it. i talked to benq tech support (chat) and they said i'd definitely get a newer dated one if ordering directly from them.. which makes sense. so i ordered it from benq and it just arrived with... 11/2011 manufacture date! i think this has the 1.03 firmware but i'm not happy that i've seen others with may 2012 and newer dates on theirs. from reading this forum it seems like they MIGHT have updated actual hardware on newer manufactured ones. should i care about this or am i just being OCD?

There are no hardware changes that were made since their original production run, all changes were done in the 1.03 firmware. I have this information direct from their engineers in CA.

as long as it looks good and the lens is sharp, enjoy the projector.
post #2335 of 3788
heh.. Good old crappy tire. Think I might try to fab. something that hangs over the proj. lens somehow which could be easily removed after bulb age.
Proj. is directly above my head and can imagine with heat, upper floor joist movement etc.. plunk right on the top of your head
post #2336 of 3788
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Originally Posted by hdefjunkie View Post

heh.. Good old crappy tire. Think I might try to fab. something that hangs over the proj. lens somehow which could be easily removed after bulb age.
Proj. is directly above my head and can imagine with heat, upper floor joist movement etc.. plunk right on the top of your head


Ah yes just noticed you are from Ottawa. I spent a few summers across the river in Aylmer. And my father lives in Carleton, nice area of the country. I have my PJ on a shelf so not worried about it falling. Although it has never come off, I understand your concerns.
post #2337 of 3788
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Originally Posted by hdefjunkie View Post

I jumped on the costco.ca W7000 deal and waiting for it to arrive. Wasn't planning on an upgrade but the deal was too good, Anyhow have a 110" high power
with the mount slightly below the top of the screen at 14ft. Not dead center so not taking advantage of the HP full capabilities. Suspecting the BQ will be
blistering bright so investigating how to attach an ND2 filter. Don't think the filter can be threaded on, so how are folks doing it?

What Costco.ca deal?. I checked out the site and can't find the w7000. Would love to get one of these to compliment my X30 for 3D.

thanks
post #2338 of 3788
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Originally Posted by atabea View Post

What Costco.ca deal?. I checked out the site and can't find the w7000. Would love to get one of these to compliment my X30 for 3D.
thanks

costco.ca deal has since expired on Oct 14. Was < $2K
post #2339 of 3788
Until october 14th 2012, costco.ca was offering the W7000 for $1799 canadian, which they claimed was $400 less than they intend to normally carry it at.

It would appear it is not on the website anymore. Maybe they ran out and took it down until they get more stock. Maybe the deal was that good and they got a huge backlog of orders. smile.gif

I got mine in june from NCIX with pricematching against hookbag (whoever they are) which was the cheapest place I found it in canada at the time, and I just got my free bulb from the mail in rebate yesterday. Yay. Sure I paid a few hundred more than the costco deal, but I have had it a few months too.
post #2340 of 3788
Thanks guys for clarifying that. Just gonna have to keep my eyes open for any future canadian deals.
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