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post #3181 of 3788
Coder or Zombie. I keep reading comments by users about the brightness in 3D mode on the W7000 not being bright enough. As you both know I've been using the W1070 and love the 3D including the brightness. Is the W7000 about the same in brightness, less or more? I'm starting to get a little worried.
post #3182 of 3788
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Originally Posted by JewDaddy View Post

Coder or Zombie. I keep reading comments by users about the brightness in 3D mode on the W7000 not being bright enough. As you both know I've been using the W1070 and love the 3D including the brightness. Is the W7000 about the same in brightness, less or more? I'm starting to get a little worried.
I haven't measured my w1070 yet. I'm using a da lite 2.4 and the W7000 appeared much brighter. Only because it was center mounted and I was getting more gain than I do with the W1070
post #3183 of 3788
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Originally Posted by blee0120 View Post

I haven't measured my w1070 yet. I'm using a da lite 2.4 and the W7000 appeared much brighter. Only because it was center mounted and I was getting more gain than I do with the W1070

That's good to hear. I thought the W1070 was plenty bright in 3D, so as long as the W7000 at least matches it in that respect, I'll be happy.
post #3184 of 3788
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post


From what I can tell it is uniform and not stronger in any one area. Are you getting different levels of this flickering in different parts of the screen?

 

Yes - I have seen this on at least four units (including the last three). It appears to almost be a pulse. Where the image jumps a bit and returns. If you break the image into three sections (table mount)... the left side doesn't do it or hardly at all. The middle does but it's not very noticeable. The right side is rather obvious if you are viewing from 6 feet or less. At normal viewing distances it's rather difficult to see but I think it reduces the sharpness per se.

 

BenQ's only guess was perhaps a defective light tunnel (which is located outside of the lamp itself). On one unit I removed the lamp, re-installed it and it was gone for a few minutes only to return.

post #3185 of 3788
Interesting, on my unit it is the left side and not the right I see it on. Maybe lens shift affects where we see it, who knows.
post #3186 of 3788
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Originally Posted by coderguy View Post

Interesting, on my unit it is the left side and not the right I see it on. Maybe lens shift affects where we see it, who knows.

 

Table mounted or inverted? I tried various lens shift positions and saw no difference. It hurt with one unit as it was super sharp (virtually no fringe around letters from a foot or so - just a hint with your nose on the screen)... much sharper than any W7000 (or W6000) I have seen and I had to throw it back.

 

 

 

 


Edited by Charles R - 3/26/13 at 12:13pm
post #3187 of 3788
Good point, I forgot mine is shelf mounted. That is why.
post #3188 of 3788
Well, one week into the new beast and so far so good! No complaints, only compliments. Projector is performing perfectly and continues to impress me. I’ve seen here that some of you have been experiencing a slight flickering or pulsing issue, so I’ve been keeping an eye out but have not seen anything like that so far. There was one point during a movie when I thought I saw some subtle brightness pulsing, but that has not been an ongoing issue. redface.gif
post #3189 of 3788
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Originally Posted by zombie10k View Post

Tom, that's good news about getting a quality sample. You can charge the glasses for about 1-2 hours for a quick charge that will get you through your first 3D movie.

benQ released a new pair of DLP link glasses i'm going to try when they are available.

http://www.benq.us/product/projector/3dglasses-d3/

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Hi Zombie just wondering if you had a chance to test the new Benq glasses because I picked up the unit today and it came with 2 free glasses and they are Benq's new ones and I would like to know if I should keep them or sell them on ebay.
post #3190 of 3788
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by sergio9412 View Post

Hi Zombie just wondering if you had a chance to test the new Benq glasses because I picked up the unit today and it came with 2 free glasses and they are Benq's new ones and I would like to know if I should keep them or sell them on ebay.

Hi, I posted comments in this thread:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1434826/sony-hw50-benq-w7000-epson-5020-jvc-rs55-jvc-rs-46-jvc-rs4810-jvc-rs56-mini-shootout-2012-2013/3810#post_23087302

These glasses are definitely worth keeping. The only issue is they seem a little tight with the arms and I had to modify them to fit right.
post #3191 of 3788
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Originally Posted by zombie10k View Post

Hi, I posted comments in this thread:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1434826/sony-hw50-benq-w7000-epson-5020-jvc-rs55-jvc-rs-46-jvc-rs4810-jvc-rs56-mini-shootout-2012-2013/3810#post_23087302

These glasses are definitely worth keeping. The only issue is they seem a little tight with the arms and I had to modify them to fit right.

Ok great ill keep them, but for 2 more pairs what would you suggest, buy 2 more of these or go with the truedepth? which ones perform better? also how did you modify them cause I may need to do that since I wear glasses?
post #3192 of 3788
I tried yesterday a side by side test with w7000 and w1070.
The media player was western digital 3 live with movies at 24p.
I saw more judder in motion on w7000, w1070 less judder. (with f.i. off on 7000)

Is my 7000 defective unit or what. ?
The w1070 has better motion at 24p.
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post #3194 of 3788
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Originally Posted by nemos View Post

I tried yesterday a side by side test with w7000 and w1070.
The media player was western digital 3 live with movies at 24p.
I saw more judder in motion on w7000, w1070 less judder. (with f.i. off on 7000)

Is my 7000 defective unit or what. ?
The w1070 has better motion at 24p.

Hi, I have both projectors: The W7000 has 60Hz per eye in 3D mode, while the W1070 has 72Hz. As 72Hz is a multiple of the 24Hz movie framerate, there is is no additional judder (only 24Hz 'judder'). Because of the 60Hz per eye the W7000 has to use Pull-down 3:2 in 3D mode, which gives you a visible judder. If you use 'Frame-Interpolation' on the W7000 you can remove this judder. However it can lead to slight errors in difficult scenes (very fast camera-pans etc.). I don't recommend to use settings higher than 'low', which is a good compromise between smoothness and not having visible errors.
post #3195 of 3788
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Originally Posted by Mustang84 View Post

Hi, I have both projectors: The W7000 has 60Hz per eye in 3D mode, while the W1070 has 72Hz. As 72Hz is a multiple of the 24Hz movie framerate, there is is no additional judder (only 24Hz 'judder'). Because of the 60Hz per eye the W7000 has to use Pull-down 3:2 in 3D mode, which gives you a visible judder. If you use 'Frame-Interpolation' on the W7000 you can remove this judder. However it can lead to slight errors in difficult scenes (very fast camera-pans etc.). I don't recommend to use settings higher than 'low', which is a good compromise between smoothness and not having visible errors.

I'm talking about 2D, not 3D.
The w1070 has better telecine judder from w7000 at 24p (2d mode)
The motion in my 7000 is very bad at 24p. (i tried many players)
Please do some test to yours 1070/7000 if the judder is the same or not.
I must find out if i have problem with my 7000
Edited by nemos - 3/31/13 at 5:21am
post #3196 of 3788
What do you guys like better overall (discounting any motion issues), the w7000 or the w1070?
post #3197 of 3788
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Originally Posted by coderguy View Post

What do you guys like better overall (discounting any motion issues), the w7000 or the w1070?

I like the Benq W7000 more, because I can activate a brighter mode in 3D (not possible with the W1070): When disabling 'Brilliant color' in 3D-mode it switches into lamps native color, which is significantly brighter ( I don't know whether this should be like this actually or whether it is a 'bug' - a good one at least:)). In normal mode with brilliant color on, both the W7000 and the W1070 are about the same concerning brightness. Despite that, the W7000 has much better optics with less chromatic aberration, has lens shift and Frame Interpolation (the W1070 doesn't). The W7000 uses Darkchip 2, whereas the W1070 uses Darkchip 3. I'm not sure, but I have the impression the W1070 has slightly better contrast and blacks because of this. Overall, I like the W7000 more.
post #3198 of 3788
I believe it was Zombie that recommended I check out BenQ’s newest 3D specs with my new 7000. I just got them yesterday and tried them out last night.

My short review? Best dam 3D specs I‘ve used to date! Was it my imagination or did the 3D content seem to have more depth and brightness? I’m not sure. I’ll have to try a side-by-side comparison tonight. I give them 4 stars out of 5. I have to hold back 1 star for the tighter than usual earpiece.

Good call Zombie!
Edited by Steven414 - 3/31/13 at 4:28pm
post #3199 of 3788
Hey Guys. I've had my W7000 for a week now and finally got my media room finished (well, almost finished. Still have some finishing touches and decorations to put up) Loving the projector so far!!! I have a 120" Elite Frame Screen, 7.1 surround sound setup with Onkyo Receiver, HSU Research Sub and Axiom Audio Speakers. No more going to the movie theater for me smile.gif

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post #3200 of 3788
I'm in the hunt for a projector for a new home theater I will be building later this year as part of a new home build.

I will have a 132" wide 2.35 CIH screen. So, it will be 56" high, and then 100" wide 16:9 and 132" when 2.35. The screen will have a gain between .85 - 1.0 depending on which one I go with. Also, it will be an AT screen.

Looks like to use the W7000 I would need to go with a throw of about 19', which is a couple feet shorter than I was hoping for, but I can live with it.

Anyone, using a 1 gain screen, or lower, and projecting a 132" wide screen using an anamorphic lens? If so, have you taken any light measurements? How does it look?

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post #3201 of 3788
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Originally Posted by Steven414 View Post

I believe it was Zombie that recommended I check out BenQ’s newest 3D specs with my new 7000. I just got them yesterday and tried them out last night.

My short review? Best dam 3D specs I‘ve used to date! Was it my imagination or did the 3D content seem to have more depth and brightness? I’m not sure. I’ll have to try a side-by-side comparison tonight. I give them 4 stars out of 5. I have to hold back 1 star for the tighter than usual earpiece.

Good call Zombie!

What are those 3D specs? Very interested!
post #3202 of 3788
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Originally Posted by Mustang84 View Post

What are those 3D specs? Very interested!

I'm pretty sure these are the glasses he's talking about : http://shop.benq.us/ProductDetail.aspx?id=205
post #3203 of 3788
This morning I had an issue with my W7000. I was watching Total recall (The Mind Bending Edition) and during one of the dark scenes, the screen turned black and would not change. It seemed like the image was very dark but can barely be seen. If I hit the Menu button which brings the Settings menu (which is fairly bright) on top of the picture, the picture would show properly but when I exit the menu it would turn dark again. I turned dynamic black off and on and the it worked fine till the end of the movie. Is this something that anyone else experienced. I am about to the end of the 1 year warranty so if it is something I need to worry about, I need to do it now. Any help would be appreciated.

PS: My W7000 has about 400 hours with firmware v1.03. It is an April'12 build.
post #3204 of 3788
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Originally Posted by Mustang84 View Post

What are those 3D specs? Very interested!

Sorry. Guess I could have left more detail about the glasses.

Yes, Mustang84. The glasses are the link that JewDaddy posted with his reply.
post #3205 of 3788
Can someone help me with the color calibration on this projector?
I did what I could with an older version of Digital Video Essentials but I'm having trouble with the color of red.
Red looks too dark, it's more of a burgundy pinkish color. This also results in anything that is supposed to be orange to also be off, anything orange almost looks like what red is supposed to look like.
I've tried playing with the red gain but it doesn't seem to help, just changes the saturation. Any suggestions?
post #3206 of 3788
Hi, I am looking into getting a new projector (currently have a Epson 6100 that has the infamous banding problems (blue band on top, pink on bottom). Way out of warranty of course, so I have to get a new PJ it seems.. I think the BenQ W7000 looks intriguing for various reasons, but I am not sure I follow the whole lens-shift placement. My 6100 is extremely adjustable both in terms of zoom and lens shift and works well, but it seems most DLP's would not work for me - though the BenQ MIGHT be different.

My setup is as follows: 16/9 screen, 126" diagonally. Low ceiling so the top of the screen is flush with the ceiling. Room is about 19-20' deep, so projector lens is probably around 18'-18.5' back from the screen. It is horizontally centered, but vertically it is about 31" lower than the top of the screen. In front of the projector I have two rows of seats (rear level is on a platform). To make it even harder, there are drop down ceilings in most of the room, but about 2 feet in front of the projector, there is a paneled duct that drops down about 8"-10" compared to the drop down, so I cannot put the projector much higher than it is - meaning I cannot even get it to be flush with the top of the screen. Bottom or below bottom is out for obvious reasons, unless I could find a pj that has extreme short throw, less than 5' to fill that screen...

Can the BenQ be placed lower than the top of the screen (and how much)?

Thanks!
post #3207 of 3788
Yup, the Benq can be placed VERTICALLY anywhere within the area of the screen or a few inches above or below.
You will have no issues with the Benq's placement, also you can place the projector anywhere between about 15' to 22' back with that screen size.

That said, what are your main reasons for choosing the Benq, you might also give AVS a call and see if they have any B-STOCK Sony or JVC's available. I mean the Benq is great at what it is good at, but if you are mainly looking for something to play movies, you might find something else at a comparable price that would beat the Benq in this area (though you won't beat it's 3D and best mode brightness).

Hope that helps...
post #3208 of 3788
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Originally Posted by coderguy View Post

Yup, the Benq can be placed VERTICALLY anywhere within the area of the screen or a few inches above or below.
You will have no issues with the Benq's placement, also you can place the projector anywhere between about 15' to 22' back with that screen size.

That said, what are your main reasons for choosing the Benq, you might also give AVS a call and see if they have any B-STOCK Sony or JVC's available. I mean the Benq is great at what it is good at, but if you are mainly looking for something to play movies, you might find something else at a comparable price that would beat the Benq in this area (though you won't beat it's 3D and best mode brightness).

Hope that helps...

Thanks a lot - that is great to hear! I was surprised how few options there are for my room! smile.gif I like the 3D feature (though it is not a must), plus I expect it to get better black levels than say an Epson 8350 which seems to be one of the other few choices in the price-range. Good tip on Sony/JVC b-stock though! I'll definitely ask - my priorities is (and completely light controlled room by the way) - 1. movies, 2. games (3. 3d, but not a must)
post #3209 of 3788
Send Zombie10k a PM about the Sharp z30000, it's not as sharp as the Benq, but it does have better black levels. Ask him what he think, would he go for the Sharp instead if 2D were a priority, even though the Sharp isn't as SHARP. Now part of how sharp the sharp is (gets old huh), might be sample variances, though I would caution that Sharp has a history of not making the sharpest projectors lately...

You have quite a few options:

DLP = Sharp z30,000 or Benq w7000
LCOS = B-stock Sony or JVC (though Sony might be close to running out of room, I'd have to run the numbers, but I think you are ok)
LCD = Panny or Epson

If it were me with your priorities, I'd probably see if you can find a B-stock or used Sony hw30 maybe, or if you are not into LAG-sensitive gaming (FPS), then try a JVC B-stock. Also you could go for the Epson 5010 or a refurb 5010 or 5020.
post #3210 of 3788
Just curious what some of you are using for your color temp settings. I can't seem to find one that I'm in love with yet. I notice that you can pic a temp setting of warm, cool, standard etc.. But you can also adjust the color temps individual colors as well. I've kinda decided on one for 2D, but not so much for 3D. Would love some suggestions. Thanks
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