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post #1951 of 8562
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Originally Posted by nappers View Post

Just wanted to get an opinion here folks as to either return my Benq W1070:

* Bought from Newegg. It arrived in the original box and the box was damp & a bit squishy on the bottom. Called Newegg, they asked me to open it and it seemed ok, but still disappointed that Newegg didn't pack it better. They said they would exchange it for a new one, but I think Newegg is out of stock. Could return it and get it from Apex, but then I loose the $50 coupon from Newegg.

* It has firmware 1.03 on it. Is firmware 1.04 any better or absolutely necessary?
I was going to return it to get one from Apex that has 1.04, but didn't know if it was worth it?

* I told the Benq rep about this and he thinks I should return it to Newegg and get another one.

What do you think?

Return it and ask for an exchange from Newegg. I would think that they will have new stock soon with the 104 firmware. 104 fixed a fan issue.
post #1952 of 8562
Well thought I might give VA a call today and order one to go along with my jvc. Amazon has sainsonic glasses that said 144htz, would these be the correct ones?

Here is a link for you guys in the know to give me conformation http://www.amazon.com/SainSonic-SSZ-200DLB-Rechargeable-DLP-Link-Projector/dp/B0085JBI6S/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1
post #1953 of 8562
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Originally Posted by enerizer39 View Post

Do you watch prefer watching with subtitles or do you just despise noise in general? Just asking because I've never even heard my fan until I shut it down......
No, I my ears can everything. When I am watching a quiet scene in a movie, I don't want to say damn, there' s that fan noise again. So is this fan on the 1070 really that quiet?
post #1954 of 8562
Having second thoughts about my to-ship-today projector. For those that have 100" screen or similar, what's your front of pj to screen distance? I might have to move the mount or make a bigger screen.
post #1955 of 8562
Anyone using a wireless HDMI setup?
post #1956 of 8562
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Originally Posted by reybie View Post

Having second thoughts about my to-ship-today projector. For those that have 100" screen or similar, what's your front of pj to screen distance? I might have to move the mount or make a bigger screen.

The Benq calculator was very accurate for my room. 120" diagonal at 10 feet.

http://benq.com/microsite/projector/throwratiocalculator/
post #1957 of 8562
Anyone else notice the issue of noise or pixelation on dark scenes? It's been mentioned a couple times and I am wondering if it's due to source or cable issues. I just pulled the trigger and ordered mine from VA so I am excited but wondering about this.
post #1958 of 8562
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Originally Posted by elgriego View Post

Well, that is impossible(the 500 lumens), because cinema mode gives about 1220 lumens and 880 in eco-mode and after the filter that is reduced to 305 lumens and 220 lumens respectively. With so low light you will definetily lose shadow detail to be honest I wouldn't be able to watch with such a dim picture. Maybe what you refer to as lose of sharpness is loss of showdow detail as your projector will crush the details contain in dark scenes. The quality of the filter will not help you get back shadow detail but an ND2 will allow more light through and will give you a better contrast and more details on dark scenes.

Hope you get it right.

There's no way I am watching only 305 lumens on my 120" screen. The picture is plenty bright. I am using Smart-Eco and the brightness is about the same as Normal mode. I had Epson 8500UB and Acer H9500 before (using eco mode) and the W1070 is no dimmer even with the ND4. Also the W1070 is mounted only 12 ft away. The picture is a bit softer and fuzzier now due the quality of the filter I believe. I will try the higher quality Hoya HMC. Bottom line is I am very happy with the projector now due to almost RBE-free picture.
post #1959 of 8562
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Originally Posted by Ranger View Post

There's no way I am watching only 305 lumens on my 120" screen. The picture is plenty bright. I am using Smart-Eco and the brightness is about the same as Normal mode. I had Epson 8500UB and Acer H9500 before (using eco mode) and the W1070 is no dimmer even with the ND4. Also the W1070 is mounted only 12 ft away. The picture is a bit softer and fuzzier now due the quality of the filter I believe. I will try the higher quality Hoya HMC. Bottom line is I am very happy with the projector now due to almost RBE-free picture.

How are you mounting the filter? I understood that the lens on the projector is not threaded.
post #1960 of 8562
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Originally Posted by Nimoy View Post

Can you compare the image - w1070 vs H9500? Considering the Benq myself.

H9500 has better blacks and much higher dynamic contrast (ultra high contrast) so the picture really pops. The W1070 has a more refined picture. The picture is cleaner, smoother, better colors, and more natural/ film-like. Also it has much less RBE. I prefer the W1070.
post #1961 of 8562
I have mine on exp mode to and noticed minima,l if any, brightness changes.
Here's a few live pictures I grabbed using my S3 phone during last nights pregame. ota tuner, component inputs, 106" screen.

post #1962 of 8562
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Originally Posted by elmermccurdy View Post

How are you mounting the filter? I understood that the lens on the projector is not threaded.

The filter is 77mm so it's a bit larger than the chassis ring. I used the masking tape to tape the upper and lower portions of the filter to the projector. Ghetto style for now biggrin.gif
post #1963 of 8562
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Originally Posted by Stuntman_Mike View Post

Anyone using a wireless HDMI setup?

I use a wireless HDMI transmitter from my Dish Hopper DVR in my family room to a receiver hooked up to my projector (actually through an HDMI-to-analog audio breakout box, with HDMI pass-through) in my living room. I'm on my second second-generation unit (not a typing mistake).

My first transmitter/receiver pair were a first-generation (meaning first-generation chipset) Brite-View (by Zinnet) model BV-2322, purchased in Oct 2010. They worked well, until they failed to establish connection to each other, in Apr 2012. As they were out of warranty, I paid a flat $100 to receive a replacement T/R pair (new, I believe).

As soon as I replaced the old T/R pair with the new, I began to experience loss of synchronization often, whenever I fast-forwarded, rewound, skipped-forward, or skipped-backward through a recording on my DVR that I was watching on my projector (for example, while fast-forwarding or skipping-forward through commercials). It's a nuisance when watching sports, but it's really not a big bother watching other recorded shows.

I contacted Zinnet customer service, and they were not aware of this problem, which, I explained to them, I never had with my previous T/R pair. I would note that my original T/R pair were housed in attractive, somewhat elliptically-shaped cases, whereas the replacement T/R pair were housed in more rectangular cases; same model number, though. They told me that the older T/R pair I had before was built with a previous-generation chipset, and that the replacement T/R pair I received has a new chipset. (BTW, the chips use a now-standard HDMI radio protocol that was invented and the chips developed by an Israeli company, Amimon.)

Zinnet has agreed to take back my replacement BV-2322 set and refund my $100, which was very nice of them. But, before I did that, I wanted to make sure I had a wireless HDMI system that worked satisfactorily. So I bought an IOGear wireless HDMI T/R pair from Costco, to try out. Well, the IOGear set loses sync too, on occasion, when I FF, etc., my DVR. If anything, it's performance is slightly worse than the replacement BV-2322.

So that's my experience -- I have no problem with wireless HDMI between my two rooms, as long as I watch continuously, without fast-forwarding, etc., my DVR. Oh, well. It could be worse -- some people report lack of ability to wirelessly transmit HDMI at all between rooms with these kind of devices. I have no problem, and mine transmit through 2 walls, though my straight-line transmission distance is no more than 30 feet, I'd say. My transmitter is sitting on the same table-top as my plasma TV, right behind it; my receiver is up off the ground about chest high, sitting on top of a CD shelving unit.

Hope this info helps.

p.s. I'm keeping the IOGear unit because it has 2 HDMI inputs whereas the Brite-View has only one, and I just bought a PS3 for the family room. If they each had the same number of inputs, I'd return the IOGear set and keep the BV-2322 set. As it is, I'm going to give the BV-2322 set to my nephew.
Edited by prfssr - 2/4/13 at 10:38am
post #1964 of 8562
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Originally Posted by dbox1080p View Post

Well thought I might give VA a call today and order one to go along with my jvc. Amazon has sainsonic glasses that said 144htz, would these be the correct ones?

Here is a link for you guys in the know to give me conformation http://www.amazon.com/SainSonic-SSZ-200DLB-Rechargeable-DLP-Link-Projector/dp/B0085JBI6S/ref=lh_ni_t?ie=UTF8&psc=1

These look like the correct ones. The only issue is the price. Once can get them on Ebay for about $25 shipped from a US supplier. Some of the reviews are for the old models of the glasses so be careful.
post #1965 of 8562
Ranger.. pls pls... review your point of view between W1070 vs H9500BD.. especially in 3D comparison... appreciate it truly!!
post #1966 of 8562
To those complaining about noise why not make a muffler? Its not hard to do, you get some acoustic foam make a box and inside the box have a few 90 degree bends in it and wrap the whole inside with the foam, I did 3 total bends (of course this was back in the day when I had a PSU for my computer that used 80mm fans and was pretty noisy but I figure the same principle applies here) and then attach it to the exhaust port of the projector, it wont stop the noise leaked around the unit but the primary source of the noise will be reduced without effecting cooling.
post #1967 of 8562
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Originally Posted by enerizer39 View Post

Then you somehow got the wrong ones. I thought maybe your setting were off but they're not from what you explain.

These work at 144hz and I prefer them to the SainSonic.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-DLP-LINK-Glasses-for-Mitsubishi-Samsung-DLP-TV-or-DLP-Link-Projectors-/150882700373?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item23214f4c55

I like the looks of these and how the sensor is on the side... I wonder if this effects people who are on the far side of the screen where the sensor is closest to the wall?
so you like them and they work at 144 huh? I may have to get one and try it out.
post #1968 of 8562
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Originally Posted by Ted99 View Post

NewEgg sale W1070 just deliverd. Dec 2012, F/W 1.02. be a couple of days before it's set up

evidently, when the box said ver1-02, it's not the F/W version. In the setup menu, it had F/W 1.03. However, the fan cooldown runs for 90 sec so I don't seem to have that problem. With an upside down mounting, the focus on the left side (using the built-in grid) is not quite as good as the right side. PJ is perpendicular to the screen, so I lay this to a $1000-price point lens. It's a real light cannon. Boy, does this thing have a short throw. I have no idea what someone would use the ST version for--table mount 5' in front of the screen?
post #1969 of 8562
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Originally Posted by enerizer39 View Post

You're asking the wrong person. I 'd say no..... Your other one is 25db, this ones 30. 5 db's is minuscule but if 25 bother you, this will bother you about 16% more.
Thanks.....Maybe the next gen Optoma's or Acers will work . So for now I'll just keep on reading and dreaming!
post #1970 of 8562
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Originally Posted by enerizer39 View Post

I haven't noticed a drop off in performance no matter where I am. I have an open concept home and even from the kitchen, 20 feet away at a 140 degree angle, the signals stays good.

If you compare these to BenQ's newest model (D3)'s, they're very similar..... Both have the sensor on the right side and take batteries.... For all I know, they come off the same assembly line.

What is the brand in the link that you posted that you prefer to the Sainsonic?

Sorry, but ebay is blocked at my work so I can't follow the link.
post #1971 of 8562
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Originally Posted by Ezzelin View Post

I see the same aberration on my new W1070 as well. Does anyone have a W1070 with corners free of this issue? Could they take a picture? It's not viewable from a normal viewing distance, but I was just wondering if mine is defective. Also, I've noticed a few other things:

2. When the projector is off, I notice a high pitched whine coming from the projector. It's pretty annoying, but I guess I can just unplug it or put it on a smart surge protector.

I would return it for exchange if I was you. Mine wasn't nearly as bad as this.... My previous 720p Acer H5360BD had similar aberration.

As for the high pitched whine when off - the surge protector does not help.

A question to all FW1.04 owners - what build & which revision (label on the box) were your units ? January 2013 ?
post #1972 of 8562


Thanks for that.

I had heard good things about the 3DTV's. Do the rechargeable ones work as well?

You like these over the Sainsonic because of comfort, or better red flash blocking, or some other reason?
post #1973 of 8562
hi Guys- I've been following this thread with great interest too. I currently own the EP5920 which says W1060 when I bring up projector info in the menu. The picture is beautiful on this unit and i'm just trying to figure out if this is basically a W1070 with a 5000 contrast and not able to do 3D? They also both have 6 segment color wheels and if you can do without 3D, which I can, is $200 less. I'm still thinking about swapping this out at Amazon, please let me know you're thoughts? Here's the comparison link:
http://www.benq.com/products/comparison.cfm?session_compare=0,2055,1866&session_comparePlid=8
post #1974 of 8562
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Originally Posted by spoll View Post

hi Guys- I've been following this thread with great interest too. I currently own the EP5920 which says W1060 when I bring up projector info in the menu. The picture is beautiful on this unit and i'm just trying to figure out if this is basically a W1070 with a 5000 contrast and not able to do 3D? They also both have 6 segment color wheels and if you can do without 3D, which I can, is $200 less. I'm still thinking about swapping this out at Amazon, please let me know you're thoughts? Here's the comparison link:
http://www.benq.com/products/comparison.cfm?session_compare=0,2055,1866&session_comparePlid=8

IMO, if 3D is out of the equation AND one already owns a similar performing 2D projector, there isn't much reason to pay extra to get the W1070 just for 2D. 3D is pretty much the only compelling reason to get the W1070, imo.

And, I really doubt that the EP5920 (or W1060) uses the same DarkChip3 chipset. Looks to me that TI has packed most of the DSP for 3D content onto the same chipset (DLP chip + driver chip) so it doesn't make sense to just use the DLP chip without 3D capability.
post #1975 of 8562
What settings do you guys use for a dark room? I watched a horror the other day with a lot of dark scenes and the blacks were almost unbareable. Everything is set to 50/51 bright / contrast.. but overall the picture seems black with a beige light being shone on it.
When watching futurama I noticed bright colorful picture and the girl 's black hair was ink black. What's happening?
I briefly owned a gt750 that I threw at a wall and I don't remember it being this bad. My 1070 is beaming on a 120" blackout cloth frame.
post #1976 of 8562
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Originally Posted by reybie View Post

Having second thoughts about my to-ship-today projector. For those that have 100" screen or similar, what's your front of pj to screen distance? I might have to move the mount or make a bigger screen.


Mine is 11.6' with a Sanyo the BenQ states 9.6" Il probably pass this one by, it would had been my Third Projector.
post #1977 of 8562
for me with this kind of price u cant ask too much of it and just enjoy it.
post #1978 of 8562
The optoma gt 750 is a horrible projector and no where near the performance of the w1070. We all know the w1070 is not ultra high contrast but it certainly is not a cheapo either. I am curious Davidk442, what projector do you own to fashion your opinions on the w1070
post #1979 of 8562
I have the saisonics and the 3dtv ones, the red blocking is about the same ( in fact some pairs of the same manufacturer are better than others so it is most likely a quality issues)

the 3dtv ones are slightly larger lenses and sync faster. On the saisonics you have to hit the button a couple of times to get the correct eye sync and frequency, the 3dtv ones pick it up right away when they are on. No big deal, but easier when you have a bunch of guests with no clue. I end up having to setup all the saisonics myself then hand them over.

The 3dtv ones I have are NOT the rechargable ones.

Still waiting on feedback of the new trudepth 144hz ones, on either thread...
post #1980 of 8562
Thanks for that info. I just ordered a pair of the true depth. I will definitely report my findings.

On a side note, I find it rather confusing why their are no Benq D3 glasses for sale anywhere. Did they underestimate the demand?
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