Originally Posted by Tailslide
My W1070 and BenQ glasses came yesterday.
Got this to replace my old Optoma HD70 which FINALLY had it's bulb go with something like 6000 hours on it.
At the same time I picked up a Sony BDP-S590 (?) to go with it, Costco is also carrying I think the same thing with different model number.
Tried out the Sony streaming off the media server on my NAS onto my LED TV and for some reason the picture looks way better than
my other media player boxes. Seems to handle everything except ISO's of course.
My first time ordering with NCIX and I am really impressed. Well packed, prompt shipping, seems like they have a good system for notifying you about your orders.
Anyways first impressions.. very bright compared to my old projector. Too bright on 2d even in econo mode, 3d is plenty bright in a dark (not light controlled) room.
Seems quieter but don't have it on the ceiling mount yet. I have a 96" screen but planning on maybe going to a 120" as this can throw a bigger screen from the
same distance compared to my old projector hopefully that will help with the brightness.
3D is kind of interesting to get going. The Sony player has some very nice hidef frame packed streaming 3d demos available if you have > 10Mb internet.
They worked great out of the box along with the 2d->3d conversion feature on one of my blu-rays (also nice as the projector doesn't convert)
3D seemed a little underwhelming at first but it seems to depend a lot on the source content. Some things looked fairly flat and others
jumped out at me. I think maybe a more light controlled room would help without all the visual clutter around the screen.
Where it gets interesting is when you are dealing with other 3d sources. So.. for example to view SBS video on youtube or the internet video search feature
you need to set the player to output 1080i or lower otherwise the SBS option is not available on the projector. That said, the resolution SBS 3d provides
is just not enough for a screen this big. It's like watching video off the internet 10 years ago. Will try it with some SBS mkv files, the streaming
is probably aggravating things although I do regularly achieve 40+ Mbps off the net.
-- update: SBS mkvs are quite watchable about DVD quality which is about what I would expect. Not sure what the deal is with the online content
When I use the DLNA feature to play my MKV files off the media server turning on the 2d->3d conversion on the player gave the projector fits
until I lowered the resolution down to 720p then all was well. Seems like maybe projector needs 720p for top and bottom and this is what the
converter outputs ?
Anyways took me a couple hours to figure it all out and it's kind of a pain to switch your resolution back and forth like that but it all works.
Maybe when I get around to running everything through my receiver I will be able to configure it to switch resolution with a button press but more likely
I will just have more issues. Thought I'd share and maybe save everyone some time fiddling.
Looking forward to someone posting some nice calibration settings to start with.. I think the default settings need some tweaking.
Also I am interested in maybe picking up a filter depending how things go... not sure what size I need?