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post #2431 of 3788
The only regret with going too big is when your source is not the best. Bad HD looks like standard definition on some channels. On the larger screens everything is exaggerated, so bad becomes BAD.
Edited by Crabalocker - 10/29/12 at 2:20pm
post #2432 of 3788
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Originally Posted by TheGearbox View Post

Quick question for the group. Does anyone here have to focus the projector after a bit of use? It seems like my projector gets slightly unfocused after about a day or two of use. Is this normal? I do have a lot of bass going through the room, but wouldn't think it would make that much difference. Any thoughts or suggestions?
Thanks

I have the same trouble. The focus ring is very loose. For me it is from footfall from the floor above so I focus almost every day.

Willie
post #2433 of 3788
It is loose, I feel like its never focused in addition to not being able to have me eyes right at the screen to get it perfectly focused because its manual. My w10000 I never had to touch the focus again once dialed in. I still need to keep playing with the w7000 to get it perfect it is a damn good projector.
post #2434 of 3788
Note: These pics are taken with my Sony Xperia Phone.

Calibrated as close to 6500k as I could get it in Dynamic mode, colors look very accurate, still probably need a few adjustments. Using an ND4 filter.

Casino Royale





AVP2



post #2435 of 3788
I've been using user1 is dynamic mode the way to go? Do most of you guys use the w7000 only in dynamic mode?
post #2436 of 3788
what size screen are those bond and avp shots on? looks AWESOME.

and i too want to know if most use dynamic mode always. and why. thought this thing had enough lumens to run eco all the time.
post #2437 of 3788
Here are some quick comparison photos. The most dramatic being the OppO screen saver where the 8500Ub iris and ultra blacks are most noticeable.

The W7000 has more noticeable lumens than my dimming 8500Ub but you'll get the idea of how they look.

The first photo is from the W7000 and the second one my 8500Ub. All shots were taken with my Canon S95 with a 2 sec exposure and no editing done to the shots.

W7000




8500Ub



W7000




8500Ub



W7000




8500Ub




Notice the black bars below
W7000

8500Ub





And most dramatic

W7000




8500Ub



I'll try and make and post a few video's a little later.
post #2438 of 3788
The 8500 blacks looks very good in the last picture.
post #2439 of 3788
Crabalocker, very informative photos, we need more comparisons like this.
post #2440 of 3788
those photos are awesome. they might be swinging me toward the new epson though. the sharpness between the two seems very close, whereas the blacks don't. if I get a darbee I figure I can close the sharpness gap enough to make the epson the easy choice. I think . . .
post #2441 of 3788
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Originally Posted by j2037 View Post

Note: These pics are taken with my Sony Xperia Phone.

Calibrated as close to 6500k as I could get it in Dynamic mode, colors look very accurate, still probably need a few adjustments. Using an ND4 filter.

Any chance you can do comparisons between the ND4 and filter less?
post #2442 of 3788
The W7000 is noticeably sharper and the DLP look is awesome. For movies I think Blacks and the film look are the most important parts so I think the 5020 will be better for movies. When watching sports or regular television the BenQ outshines the Epson, IMO. The blacks while watching the W7000 seem fine there's just that grey glow to the deep deep blacks.
post #2443 of 3788
Also you have a chance of seeing crosstalk/ghosting and flickering on the Epson. I'm waiting for zombie10k review of the Epson 5020 which should be any day now.
post #2444 of 3788
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Originally Posted by j2037 View Post

Note: These pics are taken with my Sony Xperia Phone.
Calibrated as close to 6500k as I could get it in Dynamic mode, colors look very accurate, still probably need a few adjustments. Using an ND4 filter.
Hey, j2037, do you think you can post measurements of 0 IRE with and without ND4 filter? I realize the measurements will be only so much accurate (unless you have a 3000$ spectrophotometer).
post #2445 of 3788
I'm getting ready to order a W7000 but want to make sure it comes with the latest firmware. Where have you guys been ordering yours from?
post #2446 of 3788
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Originally Posted by tallnick View Post

great stuff. I'm not huge on 3D yet, because I've never had a 3D display, but I can only imagine avatar or transformers dark of the moon on a 140+ screen blowing my mind apart. I might go 130 just to get a few extra lumens. decisions decisions.
anyone regretted getting too large a screen? to small?

I would like to know this as well. I'm lookin at the Elite Ez Snap 135" 1.0 Acoustic Pro 1080 AT screen to go with the W7000 and my wife loves 3D. Should I go with the 120" instead to gain some lumens? My HT is a total black hole.
post #2447 of 3788
Hi,
Does anybody use this with 3dtvplay, if so how much added input lag is there in 3d compared to 2d, , alot, alittle ?
Thanks
post #2448 of 3788
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Originally Posted by Reddig View Post

I'm getting ready to order a W7000 but want to make sure it comes with the latest firmware. Where have you guys been ordering yours from?

I got mine from Amazon last week. Built Feb 2012 and it has firmware 1.03
post #2449 of 3788
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Originally Posted by j2037 View Post

Note: These pics are taken with my Sony Xperia Phone.
Calibrated as close to 6500k as I could get it in Dynamic mode, colors look very accurate, still probably need a few adjustments. Using an ND4 filter.
Casino Royale


AVP2

nice pics.. which ND4 filter are you using and how do you mount it?

 

thanks

post #2450 of 3788
I picked up a W7000 a couple of weeks ago. Finally yesterday the True Depth 3D glasses arrived. I guess I must be missing something because I am unable to get the glasses to sync to the projector driven by TMT5 with an nVidia 560.

The W7000 manual indicates I should be at a 120Hz refresh rate, however the generic monitor driver does not give me that option. What am I missing?

Thanks,

Willie
post #2451 of 3788
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Originally Posted by chevychad View Post

I got mine from Amazon last week. Built Feb 2012 and it has firmware 1.03

Thanks chevychad!
post #2452 of 3788
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Originally Posted by Willie View Post

I picked up a W7000 a couple of weeks ago. Finally yesterday the True Depth 3D glasses arrived. I guess I must be missing something because I am unable to get the glasses to sync to the projector driven by TMT5 with an nVidia 560.
The W7000 manual indicates I should be at a 120Hz refresh rate, however the generic monitor driver does not give me that option. What am I missing?
Thanks,
Willie

What 3D format is the playback set to use? What does it support?
What is your 3D mode set to on the projector? on, off or auto?
What 3D format do you have it set to? It according to the manual has: frame sequential, frame packing, top bottom, and side by side.

According to one place I would, it claims it only does 1280x720 frame sequential at 120Hz from a PC, but I wonder if that was on the VGA input or something. That sounds wrong.

I unfortunately haven't tried hooking it up to a PC yet, so I don't know. It may simply not be auto detecting the format if the source isn't flagging it in just the right way.
post #2453 of 3788
Admittedly, I have only tried 1 title, Despicable Me; I am not sure of its 3D format. The W7000 is set to Auto. I will try some other titles this evening. The Sony HW30 setup and implemenetation was pretty seamless, so I guess I thought this would be equally trouble free. Pretty sure I missed something.

Thanks,

Willie


Updated: Problem turned out to be my Denon 1610 AVR. Swapped it out for a Denon 391 I had at my office and Voila! 3D. Gotta' say. It is as adverstised. Very nice.
Edited by Willie - 10/30/12 at 4:26pm
post #2454 of 3788
Well as far as I know it is quite common to have to manually pick the 3D mode when dealing with cable boxes in many cases, so having to do it for a PC wouldn't surprise me that much. Bluray players seem to be the best at sending the right information.

But that is just what I have gathered from reading about it. I have only tried with an oppo 93 so far myself.
post #2455 of 3788
3D is automatic for me using either directv 3d or Oppo 103 player direct to the w7000 through a darbee. However, there is a bug running directv 3D through the Oppo 103 it won't work
post #2456 of 3788
mattr6,
Does 3D on Directv work on all 3D channels.
Edited by jsil - 10/30/12 at 2:07pm
post #2457 of 3788
I think so, I could check again. There are not very many channels though unfortunately. The Oppo does 2D to 3D though so checking that as well.
post #2458 of 3788
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Originally Posted by j2037 View Post

Note: These pics are taken with my Sony Xperia Phone.

Calibrated as close to 6500k as I could get it in Dynamic mode, colors look very accurate, still probably need a few adjustments. Using an ND4 filter.

Casino Royale





AVP2




Did you change lamp to economic or keep it on normal?
What other settings did you change from the Dynamic preset mode?
post #2459 of 3788
any advice on where to get a ND4 filter for the benq? because I can get it so much cheaper than the epson here in nz I'm thinking with the lens it might be the way to go.
post #2460 of 3788
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Originally Posted by tigerfan33 View Post

Did you change lamp to economic or keep it on normal?
What other settings did you change from the Dynamic preset mode?

Economic mode for sure, forgot to mention if anybody was thinking the black bars top and bottom are the projectors image, there not. I made temporary black wool strips that velcro onto a velcro border on the screen. I take them off when viewing 16:9.

Dynamic preset was calibrated with a ColorMunki and HCFR. The settings are complicated and really only work accurately with the projector it is calibrated on. You need to adjust the grayscale first, to see benefits in color reproduction.

Note: To anyone thinking of buying a ColorMunki, you should know that it doesn't work with any third party software, I made this mistake only to find out it doesn't work with Calman or Chromapure. However it still works with the free HCFR software.
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