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post #331 of 3788
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Originally Posted by SOWK View Post

Same here... They have a sale once it's out.

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Originally Posted by jmalto View Post

Any word on the firmware? I am really wanting to give this projector another go.

My God. I am so glad you guys asked. Without these questions I would never think to post the latest.

There is no news on when new firmware will be available or on the procedures for updating machines with version 1.0 with it.
post #332 of 3788
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Originally Posted by AV Science Sales 4 View Post


Yes. It, both native and DB assisted, is in Tom Huffman's review.

The review is not posted...
post #333 of 3788
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Originally Posted by SOWK View Post

The review is not posted...

And for those not in the know who is Tom Huffmann and where do I find his website?!?
post #334 of 3788
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Originally Posted by WynsWrld98 View Post


And for those not in the know who is Tom Huffmann and where do I find his website?!?

http://chromapure.com/default.asp

He's is a very well know calibrator and software designer of extremely easy to use calibration suite ChromaPure
post #335 of 3788
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post #336 of 3788
Tom posts his reviews on line on his display calibration site, not his Chromapure site. His display calibration site is

www.displaycalibrationonline.com

Tom has not yet posted the review for the Benq W7000. We finished the calibration and measurements Sunday night.
post #337 of 3788
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Originally Posted by svosteve View Post

I talked to BenQ on Tuesday about how I couldn't get the bottom right side of my 150 screen to come in focus while I had it ceiling mounted. They said it should be a defective optic system. So they gave me a RMA number and fedex picked it up yesterday no charge. They said that I will be getting a new W7000 by next week. Hopefully this unit will have the new Jan. FW ?

BenQ did a great job with customer service for me so far. I'll let you know next week what the FW is.

I received my new w7000 today. The picture is more sharper in all four corners and the bottom part of a 2:35 movie doesn't have the line that looks like a level going back and forth. It also look like the black levels are much darker. The FW is still 1.00 and it still takes a long time to go in and out of 3d but I'm much happier with my new projector then the one I returned.
post #338 of 3788
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Originally Posted by jmalto View Post

Any word on the firmware? I am really wanting to give this projector another go.

Me too! The last post Art made on projectorreviews.com is in a blog update 3, dated Jan 2nd so still waiting but his words are encouraging - "Finally, as some of you know, BenQ has provided a small first shipment of projectors to dealers. My understanding is that those units do not have all of the issues above addressed.

And that raised this big question: What about the folks buying the early (late Dec.) projectors, in terms of getting the new firmware.

Good news there, too: The written word from BenQ: We will provide the FW upgrade service for those customers who buy the first batch projectors. Not a problem.

(Hooray!) I expected no less, of course."

http://www.projectorreviews.com/blog...update-part-3/
post #339 of 3788
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Originally Posted by svosteve View Post

I received my new w7000 today. The picture is more sharper in all four corners and the bottom part of a 2:35 movie doesn't have the line that looks like a level going back and forth. It also look like the black levels are much darker. The FW is still 1.00 and it still takes a long time to go in and out of 3d but I'm much happier with my new projector then the one I returned.

Very good news! The black level especially.I am waiting on PP to send me the info on returning the unit for repairs. A firmware update is not going to be enough for me either. I have the same problem with focus so hopefully they will replace the unit with a more recent run as well. It appears to have been fixed in the later runs.
post #340 of 3788
What about the rainbow effect on this projector?
I have read in projectorreviews that the Color wheel is 6 segment, but only 4X speed.

Thanks.
post #341 of 3788
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Originally Posted by fpr View Post

What about the rainbow effect on this projector?
I have read in projectorreviews that the Color wheel is 6 segment, but only 4X speed.

Thanks.

I don't believe this to be a 4x color wheel.

I think it is 6x with a 60htz source.

And either a 4.8x or 6x with a 24htz source.

4.8x if they run 24htz at a 4:4 pull down.

6x if they run 24htz at a 5:5 pull down.

*A engineer from BenQ would be smart to follow there products on the forum...
post #342 of 3788
Well I got tired of waiting for BenQ to get their act together and ordered the H9500BD. At least Acer pays for shipping on warranty repairs from what I have read so far. If someone from BenQ reads this thread they can tally one sale lost due to poor customer support. Yes I have called their support and they acknowledged nothing problemwise and told me I would have to pay shipping for any FW update.
post #343 of 3788
Just got my W7000 sample, (definitiv model and not pre-serial), review will follow in a few days :











post #344 of 3788
Kraine, would you please measure the closest throw you can get a 16:9 picture 92" wide from the back of the projector to the screen? I'll buy you a beer next time I'm in France.
post #345 of 3788
Great, I've been waiting for this and some contrast measurments.
post #346 of 3788
Thread Starter 
Kraine - those glasses look different than the pair I was using. These were made in June 2011, so I am guessing they were for a different DLP link 3D projector.

The pair you have looks more like the press photos I saw. looking forward to your compare against the 9500. thanks!

post #347 of 3788
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Originally Posted by trgraphics View Post

I just heard from PP that the firmware will be available next week. The unit has to be shipped to Benq for the upgrade. I don't understand why every other tv manufacturer can do firmware upgrades at home. Kinda sucks if in another few months there is another firmware update.

So is it available?
post #348 of 3788
I was told yesterday that it became available 1/18. I have yet to receive an RMA from PP. To be honest, I am disappointed with PP's customer service.
post #349 of 3788
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Originally Posted by zombie10k View Post

Kraine - those glasses look different than the pair I was using. These were made in June 2011, so I am guessing they were for a different DLP link 3D projector.

The pair you have looks more like the press photos I saw. looking forward to your compare against the 9500. thanks!


Those glasses look an awful like the ViewSonic PGD-250

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA300_.jpg
post #350 of 3788
Hi Mark,
I heard you used a ND filter with the projector and was wondering if you mind sharing what filter it was and how you attached it to the housing? Thanks already.
post #351 of 3788
I posted this in the shootout thread but will repost here since I am strongly leaning in this direction:

I am currently using a Mitsubishi WD-73C9 DLP 3D RPTV. Prior to that, I had a Sony KDS-60A3000 LCOS, and before that an HD CRT. I feel the Mits is by far the best and most filmlike of all of the sets I've owned thus far, I noticed a weird smearing on the 60A3000 on fast action that made it look "digital" in nature. Probably any of the pieces I buy will look far better than what I have.

My next move will be to buy a projector in March. I basically have boiled the decision down to one of the following:

Benq W7000 (likely)
Epson 5010e (possible)
Sharp XV-Z30000 (if Sharp surprises us)
Sony is not an option for me as though I'm usually brand-neutral I've been very distrustful of Sony's business practices lately. In addition, my Sony KDS-60A3000 died literally 2 months after warranty and required a $700 repair that made it not worth fixing.

I feel that DLP gives the best combination of 2D/3D, filmlike quality, and comfort - at least from my experience.

This projector will not only be used by me, but also my friends, and I want to get something that gives the least eyestrain as possible in all modes including 3D content - which I will be watching quite a bit of.

From what I've read, the EPSON 5010e has made huge strides in making 3D on LCD watchable. I still have some concerns though - there does still appear to be noticable ghosting from what I've seen, although it is dramatically less than most LCD/LCOS projectors. Also, I would think that regarding refresh it is probably still not as comfortable on the eyes as DLP 3D. I also already have 8 pairs of DLP-Link glasses which helps a bit

Any thoughts on this? The Benq W7000 looks like it will be the best under $5k in the march timeframe unless Sharp pulls a miracle. I am concerned with having to send the projector back to Benq for a firmware upgrade, that is not how things should be done these days unless there is a hardware defect that needs to be corrected.

Sharp OTOH looks like it is tweaking their business projectors for use with the home. The upcoming Sharp XV-Z30000 looks like a aesthetical clone of the Sharp XG-SV100W/XG-SV200X except without the rotating piece. Now while aesthetics are pretty much a non-player for me, my concern is that the overall design will be a compromise as a result which many felt was the case with the XV-Z17000.

So have all had a good experience with BenQ lately? Anyone have direct experience on RBE on the Benqs vs say the Mits RPTVs? I can detect RBE on the Mits at times but it does not bother me as I feel the less digital look of the picture compared to other digital tech I've owned makes up for it. The Epson looks tempting but I'd prefer a more comfortable 2D/3D picture than one which looks nice but may give people eyestrain in 3D. Thoughts?
post #352 of 3788
Can no one post contrast numbers? There is one single review out on the web, and even that is not complete. Does BenQ really not want to sell this unit?
post #353 of 3788
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Originally Posted by kraine View Post

Just got my W7000 sample, (definitiv model and not pre-serial), review will follow in a few days :

Any update?
post #354 of 3788
Yep the waiting on any news from Benq or anyone with a unit is painful.
I've given up worrying over the throw issues and my room. I think what I will do is find some strips of black felt and 'shrink' my screen to fit whatever the projector can't fill.
Now I just need to keep myself from spending the projector money till new news is available.
post #355 of 3788
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Originally Posted by SOWK View Post

Any update?

Yes review will be online this wenesday.

Here are some contrast measurements :

Lampe low brilliant color off : 1428 lumens Contrast 1544:1
Lampe high brilliant color off : 1318 lumens Contrast 2184:1
Dark measurement high lampe : 0.34
Dark measurement low lampe: 0.19 lux
Dark measurement low lampe with iris : 0.04 lux
3D Brithgness behind glasses : 381 lumens ( BenQ Glasses) 414 lumens (Acer Glasses)
Dynamic Contrast : 10375:1
post #356 of 3788
Laughing at all the problems people are having.

Oh but wait! Just wait for a firmware update, that will fix everything (so your return period runs out).

I warned everyone with my posts about this projector, but was threatened to be sued if I didn't remove them.

I guess ya'll learn'n the hard way.
post #357 of 3788
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Originally Posted by kthejoker20 View Post

Laughing at all the problems people are having.

Oh but wait! Just wait for a firmware update, that will fix everything (so your return period runs out).

I warned everyone with my posts about this projector, but was threatened to be sued if I didn't remove them.

I guess ya'll learn'n the hard way.

Weren't you complaining about the Panny as well when you first got it?
post #358 of 3788
Kraine, those are outstanding numbers behind the glasses, wow!
post #359 of 3788
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Originally Posted by kraine View Post


Yes review will be online this wenesday.

Here are some contrast measurements :

Lampe low brilliant color off : 1428 lumens Contrast 1544:1
Lampe high brilliant color off : 1318 lumens Contrast 2184:1
Dark measurement high lampe : 0.34
Dark measurement low lampe: 0.19 lux
Dark measurement low lampe with iris : 0.04 lux
3D Brithgness behind glasses : 381 lumens ( BenQ Glasses) 414 lumens (Acer Glasses)
Dynamic Contrast : 10375:1

I think your lumen measurements are backwards.

Should it look like this?:

Lamp HIGH:
Lumens - 1428
Contrast - 1544:1

Lamp LOW:
Lumens - 1318
Contrast - 2184:1

couple of questions...

The contrast numbers are native with iris off?
The lumens are calibrated to D65?
The lumens are with brilliant color OFF?

The contrast in 2D with iris ON is?:

10375:1
post #360 of 3788
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Originally Posted by Joesyah View Post

Weren't you complaining about the Panny as well when you first got it?

Nope, NOT AT ALL. Not even once. In fact, I LOVE MY PANNY.

Best PJ I have ever owned.
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