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post #3541 of 3788
I know CEDIA is around the corner but what other DLP projectors are out there that are on par or better than the Benq? I really need 3D and a vesa 3D sync jack.
I will post a review in the next week or so but I have been using the Volfoni Smartcrutal pro 3D polarization modulator with the benq and I am very impressed.
post #3542 of 3788
So far I think Optoma has a Vesa sync jack. Do not know which model BenQ you are using right now with the Volfoni but the Optoma HD25 is comparable to the BenQ W1070.
post #3543 of 3788
I'm curious as to your impressions of the volfoni Curtis?
post #3544 of 3788
I am hoping someone can please help me here.I just picked up a refurbished unit for $1200,but the sales person said this sale is final unless i can find something wrong with the unit.I don't have much time to play with it unfortunately with too much going on,but without 3d glasses and no 3d input if you force it into 3d mode I dont get that traditional 3d blurry ghosting look,but I get some bizzare looking scene with the overlap half the screen apart.Is this normal or something i need to be concerned about?Unfortunately I dont have 3d glasses or a source to check it out at this time.
post #3545 of 3788
think so,If you have any 3D movies you want me to test let me know. thanks kUuE
post #3546 of 3788
Could someone please confirm if these glasses would work with the w7000?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/181136880127?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
post #3547 of 3788
I recently purchased a w7000 and am having an issue with SBS 3d.

3d blu rays play fine, as do other frame packing sources (i.e. Netflix), but when I try any SBS content, I get a weird shimmering effect whenever there is any sort of fast pan. It's practically unwatchable.

Does anyone know of any way to fix this? I tried playing with various frame interpolation settings, but none seemed to help. I'm sure that it's the projector and not the content that's the issue because when I play the same content on my 3d plasma tv, everything looks fine.
post #3548 of 3788
I think I have the same issue with SBS 3D, I narrowed it down to a timing issue between left and right channels, so during static scenes you won't notice it, when there's movement on screen I could see a tearing effect either at the top or bottom of the screen, but only in one eye.

I contacted Benq support about this issue as my previous 3d projector an acer 3650 had no problem doing the 3D sbs conversion itself, but was told that the w7000 doesn't support sbs content at 24 fps, which if you look in the tech specs is true.

A bit annoying but my solution was to get a mede8er media player which outputs the 3d sbs content as frame packed 1080 i.e. as far as the projector can tell just like a 3D BD. using hdmi 1.4 spec 3d. As well as perfect 3d another benefit is that the projector will automatically switch to 3d mode, it's pretty good solution and compared with the cost of the projector the mede8er is pretty cheap. You can also use it to play any 3d BD backup's, as other users on here may well tell you, you can fairly easily have all your blu rays sitting as images on a server which is pretty cool.
post #3549 of 3788
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Originally Posted by dfarina View Post

Could someone please confirm if these glasses would work with the w7000?http://www.ebay.com/itm/181136880127?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

I have a different model from the same with the same specs as those and they work great.

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post #3550 of 3788
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Originally Posted by digitalanalogue View Post

I think I have the same issue with SBS 3D, I narrowed it down to a timing issue between left and right channels, so during static scenes you won't notice it, when there's movement on screen I could see a tearing effect either at the top or bottom of the screen, but only in one eye.

I contacted Benq support about this issue as my previous 3d projector an acer 3650 had no problem doing the 3D sbs conversion itself, but was told that the w7000 doesn't support sbs content at 24 fps, which if you look in the tech specs is true.

A bit annoying but my solution was to get a mede8er media player which outputs the 3d sbs content as frame packed 1080 i.e. as far as the projector can tell just like a 3D BD. using hdmi 1.4 spec 3d. As well as perfect 3d another benefit is that the projector will automatically switch to 3d mode, it's pretty good solution and compared with the cost of the projector the mede8er is pretty cheap. You can also use it to play any 3d BD backup's, as other users on here may well tell you, you can fairly easily have all your blu rays sitting as images on a server which is pretty cool.

Thank you for the reply! Unfortunately, I don't have a pc directly connected to my projector. Instead I stream my video files from a network drive using either a PS3 or WD live. Would you happen to know if there is any way to convert a SBS file to frame packed? I know that AVISynth can do all sorts of conversions, but have no idea how to write a script to do that.
post #3551 of 3788
The W7000 lens shift is a match made in heaven for the HP screen. thank you kUuE
post #3552 of 3788
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Originally Posted by dfarina View Post

I am hoping someone can please help me here.I just picked up a refurbished unit for $1200,but the sales person said this sale is final unless i can find something wrong with the unit.I don't have much time to play with it unfortunately with too much going on,but without 3d glasses and no 3d input if you force it into 3d mode I dont get that traditional 3d blurry ghosting look,but I get some bizzare looking scene with the overlap half the screen apart.Is this normal or something i need to be concerned about?Unfortunately I dont have 3d glasses or a source to check it out at this time.

Yes, four different settings for the different 3d formats. Think you did side by side. Can change in menu by entering 3d so should be able to get all types like frame packing, etc. Is a great price you got.
post #3553 of 3788
Thanks,can this projector create a simulated 3d effect on non 3d feeds.Not something I would use much,just curious
post #3554 of 3788
No a lot of newer blueray playes can thou
post #3555 of 3788
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Originally Posted by padlock View Post

Thank you for the reply! Unfortunately, I don't have a pc directly connected to my projector. Instead I stream my video files from a network drive using either a PS3 or WD live. Would you happen to know if there is any way to convert a SBS file to frame packed? I know that AVISynth can do all sorts of conversions, but have no idea how to write a script to do that.
I too have a wdtv live but that's not capable of outputing a frame packed 3d signal. The mede8er 600x is a hardware media player a bit like the wdtv, I use that now instead of the wdtv.
post #3556 of 3788
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Originally Posted by digitalanalogue View Post

I too have a wdtv live but that's not capable of outputing a frame packed 3d signal. The mede8er 600x is a hardware media player a bit like the wdtv, I use that now instead of the wdtv.

Ok, got it. For some reason, I had assumed that mede8er was a software player. I'll look into getting one. Thanks.
post #3557 of 3788
Greeting all. I'm in the process of researching some projector options. I'm currently using an Epson 8350 (got it about three weeks ago) which I love the picture and everything, especially the price. But I've since read about all sorts of problems that I should expect, including the unit overheating, the bulb life being far less than what Epson advertises.

I'm looking at either a Ben Q W7000 or a SP890 or SP891.

Are there any consistent issues with the W7000 that I should be aware of?

Any suggestions on whether the W7000 or one of the SP models?

I'm using all of my projectors for projection mapping animations, not for a home theater.

Thanks in advance for any input.
post #3558 of 3788
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Originally Posted by fmonaky View Post

Didn't get an extended warranty, but did purchase through PP and they price matched another big store's price on the latest BenQ 3D glasses, so not entirely surprised that they would be so accommodating with regards to the projector itself. I'm just sorry I didn't know about PCCrush before I placed my W7000 order with PP about a month ago. Oh well. Good find!

What is "PCCrush"? I searched this thread and your post is the only one that mentions it?
post #3559 of 3788
I have gone through most of this thread,can't seem to find an answer to this.My W7000 was purchased 2 weeks ago(refurbished) and has a firmware 1.00 Aug 16 2012 I am fairly confident this is the "new 1.00" and not the "old 1.00". Could someone please confirm??smile.gif
post #3560 of 3788
Hi Guys

Having an issue with my Benq W7000, solid bands of colors horizontally along the screen. It can appear with the hdmi cable plugged or unplugged. Sometimes it may disappear for a brief 1min or 2 but always reappears.

Hoping this doesn't have to go back as that would be my second replacement.

Attached pic.

Thanks
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post #3561 of 3788
You have the new 1.0 firmware. I have purchased two BenQ W7000 this year, one was manufactured January 2013 and the other manufactured March 2013, and both have Aug 16 2012 1.0 as the firmware smile.gif
post #3562 of 3788
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Originally Posted by tonymaxbirt View Post

You have the new 1.0 firmware. I have purchased two BenQ W7000 this year, one was manufactured January 2013 and the other manufactured March 2013, and both have Aug 16 2012 1.0 as the firmware smile.gif
Thanks:)
post #3563 of 3788
Where is the best place to get an OEM replacement bulb?For cost reasons i would prefer to get the bulb only without the housing,did that previously with my 52" DLP TV and it was a simple process.
post #3564 of 3788
The iris failed on every single unit ... i returned my unit more than 4th time now... so i keep my last one with the same problems... Turn the dynamic black option on OFF ... compromise..
post #3565 of 3788
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Originally Posted by TimShadler View Post

I'm curious as to your impressions of the volfoni Curtis?

The Volfoni is really nice. Maybe I will post a video today with a review.
post #3566 of 3788
I bought my W7000 in Nov 2012, and the unit was manufactured in Sep 2012 with the "new" 1.0 firmware. It is sparingly used, so I was only up to 200 hrs when all of a sudden yesterday, the PJ refused to turn on. The power led glowed orange and the lamp led came on red - the temp led stayed off. According to the manual, this is either a improperly seated or a damaged lamp. I took the lamp out and put it in again, but that didn't help. Has anyone experienced this? Is it truly a lamp failure or something else? The lamp would be out of warranty, while the PJ is still under warranty, so I'm loath to plunk down $300 for a new lamp just yet. Any advice is appreciated.
post #3567 of 3788
Well was the lamp damaged?
post #3568 of 3788
How do I tell without buying a replacement? It looks fine to me, but then, I wouldn't know what a damaged lamp looks like
post #3569 of 3788
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Originally Posted by sugatam View Post

How do I tell without buying a replacement? It looks fine to me, but then, I wouldn't know what a damaged lamp looks like

Cracked glass or burned filament. Maybe one the wires came off the housing.
post #3570 of 3788
has anybody tried the new optoma 3d glasses {zd301 &zd302 } with the 7000 and can say how they compare with others esp benq,s
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