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post #3241 of 3788
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post

6500k for 2d and I just use whatever the default is for 3d until I calibrate behind the glasses at which point this might change.

Anything above either 0 or 1 introduced ringing on the two 7000s I had here which is why I suggested 0 as far as sharpness goes. The 7000 is a very sharp projector in general and you should not need to boost the sharpness control (which again will introduce ringing). Make sure you have the focus fully dialed in and what exactly are you using to evaluate the sharpness?

Thanks. As far as sharpness goes, you might want to check your detail enhancement. If that's up too high, then any sharpness will introduce ringing. I've found sharpness at 2 and detail enhancement at 2 gives a very good crisp image with no side effects. I also hooked up my Darbee last night and it improves the edges and contrast even more to produce a great image. If I could only get better shadow detail out of this thing it would be perfect smile.gif
post #3242 of 3788
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Originally Posted by JewDaddy View Post

Thanks. As far as sharpness goes, you might want to check your detail enhancement. If that's up too high, then any sharpness will introduce ringing. I've found sharpness at 2 and detail enhancement at 2 gives a very good crisp image with no side effects. I also hooked up my Darbee last night and it improves the edges and contrast even more to produce a great image. If I could only get better shadow detail out of this thing it would be perfect smile.gif

Sounds good and thanks for the tip. I am very curious where my detail enhance is at and I am going to check this out next time I fire it up.

Agreed on the Darbee. I use it on both my projectors and love it. cool.gif
post #3243 of 3788
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Originally Posted by kwk2293 View Post

i was just wondering if it is in real or anamorpic in 3d have No way of checking it any one else have problens with 3rd generation benq glasses losing sync some time i have to turn them back on they wont resync no problems at all with monoprice glasses

I'll have to check on the 3d format, maybe in service menu?, whether real (likely preferred or anamorphic). Just be sure glasses are fully charged or new battery. Thought my zd201s were poor on sync from day one and finally relented as battery went fully dead and got a new battery and now seem to be difficult to lose sync. Also noticed my True depths now losing sync and starting going dark as need to be recharged. Had been very good on sync.
post #3244 of 3788
Iv tried 2 different pairs of benq 3rd generation glasses not only do they lose sync a lot of the time i have to turn them back on. I checked service menu didnt see any thang for aspect ratio also changing battery in glasses is first thang i tried didnt help thank im going to send them back
post #3245 of 3788
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Originally Posted by JewDaddy View Post

Thanks. I'll give that a try. How do you get into the menu to adjust the aperture position? Also, what are you using for your 2D and 3D temp settings?

for service menu go to information page arrow up arrow down arrow up arrow down arrow up arrow down enter arrow over to correct page, think menu saves as exits
post #3246 of 3788
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Originally Posted by kwk2293 View Post

Iv tried 2 different pairs of benq 3rd generation glasses not only do they lose sync a lot of the time i have to turn them back on. I checked service menu didnt see any thang for aspect ratio also changing battery in glasses is first thang i tried didnt help thank im going to send them back

Hmmm… I guess it must be the luck of the draw with BQ 3rd generation. I’ve had very good luck with them keeping synch. I’ve had to turn them back on when movie’s in pause mode for an extended period of time, but once on I have no problems.
post #3247 of 3788
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Steven414 View Post

Hmmm… I guess it must be the luck of the draw with BQ 3rd generation. I’ve had very good luck with them keeping synch. I’ve had to turn them back on when movie’s in pause mode for an extended period of time, but once on I have no problems.

I think they built in a buffer into these glasses, they are difficult to get out of sync compared to all of my other DLP link glasses.

The only issue is they are a bit too tight around the ears. I ended up heating the arms and bending them out a bit.
post #3248 of 3788
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Originally Posted by zombie10k View Post

I think they built in a buffer into these glasses, they are difficult to get out of sync compared to all of my other DLP link glasses.

The only issue is they are a bit too tight around the ears. I ended up heating the arms and bending them out a bit.

Did heating the arms work? I noticed they seemed a little tight at first too, but fortunatly the ear-peice has not been a problem for me.
post #3249 of 3788
Was wondering if any of my fellow Benq W7000 owners are using a Radiance Mini-3D Video Processor. If so are there any real benefits to the picture Quality of SD and HD channels. The CMS and calibration options seem worth it alone but was wondering how powerful the processor is. I have a DVDO edge green that is great for scaling and adds value to SD channels but lacks the calibration options of the Radiance. The Duo looks interesting but has the same processor as the Edge Green and not quite as good a CMS as the Radiance.But is cheaper.Any feed back would be appreciated.
post #3250 of 3788
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post

Sounds good and thanks for the tip. I am very curious where my detail enhance is at and I am going to check this out next time I fire it up.

I'm not seeing what they are seeing. I have everything at 0 including Detail Enhancement, if I bump the Sharpness to + 1 for HTPC text viewing, it makes the text thinner, to me this is a form of ringing (or pre-ringing) even if you don't see obvious edge bleeding (it's still overly altering the edges of my text). If I set the sharpness to 0, the text looks a bit blurry and at +1 the text is changed too much. So it is basically either heavily altered text or text that looks blurry are the two choices. I still think the Benq's sharpening algo is a poor algorithm (at least for text), unless it's my HTPC settings or clear-type setup, but I doubt it since my HTPC text looks near-perfect on the JVC. As for sharpness in videos, I do think it has the edge on other PJ's I've seen. Perhaps the sharpening just works better in video and sux for text.

I guess I am spoiled with a perfectly converged LCOS, and IMHO a perfectly converged LCOS is sharper looking at close seating distances than a 0.65" DLP for text because the pixel fill is tighter/higher which makes the text appear to have less edginess to it.
Edited by coderguy - 4/23/13 at 12:33am
post #3251 of 3788
That is interesting Coderguy and thanks for the description. I am going to pay extra attention to this when I check it out which will be in the next day or so. I will report back on what I notice with my unit.
post #3252 of 3788
Check it on HTPC text as well if you can, let me know if you find similar results.

BTW, how many hours on your RS-45 bulb :P
I made it to 1,500 before it went poof.

Edit:
Text still looks really good on the Benq with +1 sharpness btw, better than other DLP's I've seen, but it's altering it too much to get there. I'm nit-picking.
Edited by coderguy - 4/23/13 at 12:29am
post #3253 of 3788
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Originally Posted by coderguy View Post

Check it on HTPC text as well if you can, let me know if you find similar results.

BTW, how many hours on your RS-45 bulb :P
I made it to 1,500 before it went poof.

Edit:
Text still looks really good on the Benq with +1 sharpness btw, better than other DLP's I've seen, but it's altering it too much to get there. I'm nit-picking.

Your bulb blew on your 45? Bummer! Which bulb version was it? I got 600 hours out of my first bulb at which point my power supply blew and I sent it in for repair. When it went in for repair, they gave me a new bulb for some reason. I have close to 450 hours on this bulb now, but high lamp mode flickers non stop so this might be a sign that it is ready to blow. I have a spare flapper v3 bulb on tap if I need it.

Do you have a new lamp on the way?

I will check out some text off my laptop and see how it looks on the 7000.
post #3254 of 3788
I have a spare already, but haven't opened the lamp chassis yet. Yup the lamp failed entirely at 1500 hours exactly. I've only had two lamps ever fail outright on me in the history of all my projector viewing. An Epson 8500ub lamp failed a few days after I bought the PJ (hah), and now this JVC lamp at 1500 hours. I've actually put 6000 hours on an old Sanyo z5 bulb once, and I put 3000 on a Viewsonic bulb. I did have a Sony lamp fail on an LCOS RPTV (years ago) at just over 10,000 hours, and that was funny because it was rated at exactly 10,000 hours (they built a self-destruct mechanism into that one).
post #3255 of 3788
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Originally Posted by coderguy View Post

A bit unrelated question (I know I can google it, but just curious), when you guys ZOOM in while viewing HTPC text (and this has nothing to do with the Benq), does it bolden the text in Windows 7, or do I have my ClearType settings wrong?

I can zoom in once or twice, but too much zoom and Windows bolds the text.
I'm not sure what browser you are using, I use Opera. I can zoom to 400% and it does not bold the text. At least not in the fonts I was viewing at the time. Perhaps different fonts act differently too because from memory, I have seen what you're talking about.
post #3256 of 3788
Ok, I’m stumped guys. I’ve read posts here explaining how to get to service menu through information screen etc, etc, etc… to check and/or tweak aperture settings. But I cannot find anything through menu pages pertaining to ‘information screen.’ What am I missing here? confused.gif
post #3257 of 3788
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Originally Posted by Steven414 View Post

Ok, I’m stumped guys. I’ve read posts here explaining how to get to service menu through information screen etc, etc, etc… to check and/or tweak aperture settings. But I cannot find anything through menu pages pertaining to ‘information screen.’ What am I missing here? confused.gif
The rightmost menu is the information menu.
post #3258 of 3788
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Originally Posted by K-Spaz View Post

The rightmost menu is the information menu.

Ok... I'll check it out. Thank you! wink.gif
post #3259 of 3788
Ok, I found information menu (which I have been to before but forgot rolleyes.gif) and in information menu I have (from top down) Current System Status, Source, Preset Mode, Resolution, Equivalent Lamp Hour and Firmware Version. This is only information to see as I cannot highlite or move into any of those options. My 7000 is a newer model and now I'm wondering this menu section is different than the older models in that respect. Or is it me? I swear, I'm really not computer Illiterate... honest! biggrin.gif
post #3260 of 3788
When you get to the info tab I believe you just hit up, down, up, down, up, down, enter. Don't worry about the other selectable items.
post #3261 of 3788
Yes, I have tried that. But hitting up, down does not do a thing in the info tab on my unit. Unlike the other tabs, I cannot move into anything. There are no available options to move up or down. That's why I'm wondering if the newer 7000's might be set up differently.
post #3262 of 3788
there's nothing to select in that menu, you won't see any movement. it's like entering an old school cheat code into a video game. just hit up down up down up down enter and it'll open up the other menu.
post #3263 of 3788
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Originally Posted by flyingmunkey View Post

there's nothing to select in that menu, you won't see any movement. it's like entering an old school cheat code into a video game. just hit up down up down up down enter and it'll open up the other menu.

Ok... I didn't realize I was supposed to be entering a code to sneak in through a back door. That did it. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
post #3264 of 3788
I received a refurbished replacement from benq today and i was not impressed. They sent me a unit made in 01/12 with the 1.03 firmware. my unit was made in 04/12. The lamp shows 58 hours. I have a couple of questions
1. Do the older units have higher failure rates?
2. Is the 58 hour figure accurate or could it have been reset? I find it hard to believe the unit has just 58 hours with the amount of wear it is showing.
post #3265 of 3788
1) There is no way to know that for sure.
2) Could have been reset, but I doubt they sent you a very old lamp on a refurb, but anything is possible if they didn't change it according to their own internal policies.
post #3266 of 3788
Just received W7000 today, after research for a few months, leaning a lot on coderguy...so thanks first. First thing I did was plug in a check firmware, which was 1.00 on information menu. Manufactured Nov 2012, so not seeing 1.03 was kind of surprising.

What is best way to go about a firmware update? Is 1.00 in the Information Menu all I need to look for?

I can send off to BenQ for an update, but do I get exact pretty new projector back? I still have option of returning to retailer...and still waiting to hear if they can send one with 1.03 version. I'm about month and change out from completion of HT, so no real rush.

Is any firmware prior to 1.03 'better' than 1.03?

Thanks for any help. First projector and HT foray, and some of this overwhelming sometimes.
post #3267 of 3788
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Originally Posted by dusdau View Post

Just received W7000 today, after research for a few months, leaning a lot on coderguy...so thanks first. First thing I did was plug in a check firmware, which was 1.00 on information menu. Manufactured Nov 2012, so not seeing 1.03 was kind of surprising.

What is best way to go about a firmware update? Is 1.00 in the Information Menu all I need to look for?

I can send off to BenQ for an update, but do I get exact pretty new projector back? I still have option of returning to retailer...and still waiting to hear if they can send one with 1.03 version. I'm about month and change out from completion of HT, so no real rush.

Is any firmware prior to 1.03 'better' than 1.03?

Thanks for any help. First projector and HT foray, and some of this overwhelming sometimes.

any projector in the 2nd half or so of 2012 switched over to the new firmware versions. so 1.00 == 1.03. myself and several others on here have confirmed that with benq techs, so you should be good to go. my latest unit is an oct 2012 build and has the 1.00 firmware.
post #3268 of 3788
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Originally Posted by flyingmunkey View Post

any projector in the 2nd half or so of 2012 switched over to the new firmware versions. so 1.00 == 1.03. myself and several others on here have confirmed that with benq techs, so you should be good to go. my latest unit is an oct 2012 build and has the 1.00 firmware.

That's great to hear. I found some of the talk about it in the thread. You like yours so far? BenQ disabling dynamic iris in 3d mode that huge of a deal?

Dustin
post #3269 of 3788
Can i store the 3x wheel speed in service menu?
i have problem with 4x speed.....with benq w1070 i haven't problem.
Thanks
post #3270 of 3788
Yes you can, but I am not sure if it the setting will hold forever (should), you might have to re-store it occasionally (but maybe not). I know I've had the Benq lose settings once or twice, mostly it only happens if you are changing modes a lot back and forth so it appears. Overall you will be ok, note that the projector is VERY noisy in 3x/6x mode.
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