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post #211 of 8562
For what its worth I called NCIX today and they will not ship this to the US from Canada. I talked to the Canadian side and the US side and they said they will just end up having to refund my money once the item comes into stock and is ready to ship, the US address will be a no go. They are working on getting this available for the US market but BenQ wont allow them to sell it to the US......bummer!!! This is definitely a HOT projector though as both guys I talked to knew what I was going to ask before I asked it when I referred to a projector, they both said it wasnt the first call.

Just thought I would pass along my relations with NCIX today....

Bummer too cause this is the projector I want....

Todd
post #212 of 8562
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Originally Posted by Thunder_God_Thor View Post

^^^^ this, cant wait. I hope he gets a review done very soon. Struggling wether to get this or not from ncix canada for $850. Im more curious to see how this PJ does in the 2D department against other sub $1k PJ's.
From the sounds of things it's the very next projector he's reviewing. You can always PM him and ask, he's on avs quite often.
post #213 of 8562
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Originally Posted by white59rt View Post

For what its worth I called NCIX today and they will not ship this to the US from Canada.

Blame Canada! But seriously, sorry to hear that. Usually it's the other way around, us Canadians always get screwed, so much for "free trade", we pay ~20-40% more for electronics even when it's made here! (Paradigm, I think Klipsch back in the day). And warranties, forget it. I tried ordering stuff from Amazon US and it always seems like exactly what I want is not shippable here.

I also hope the reviews come in before the ship date, so I can cancel if it's terrible. But I doubt it, I ordered it based on the stuff I read so far, so I'm not too worried.

FYI / From what I understand about playing Anamorphic, either you do the fiddling manually each time your source material changes from 16:9 to 2:40:1, and retract the lens to maintain maximum brightness, or you just zoom out more to get more screen real estate and you don't even need a special projector setting for that.

Perhaps on one of the digital outputs of my videocard, I can change the aspect ratio in some driver settings to squeeze 16:9 width-wise, so that the projector + lens stretches it back out to 16:9, so I'll have constant heigh that way, and no loss of brightness. Does anyone running HTPC in this forum know what software can accomplish this? I'll have to do some searches...
post #214 of 8562
They did add it to the US website, http://www.benq.us/product/projector/7/88 and http://www.benq.us/product/projector/w1070, so you would assume the projector will be available soon in the US.
post #215 of 8562
BAd news about shipping to the US. I can use a friends Canadian address and ship it there, but it might not be worth it with all the taxes... lets see what happens...
post #216 of 8562
How is the noise level if the projector will be mounted right on-top of my sofa on the ceiling?
post #217 of 8562
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Originally Posted by TurboTronix View Post

How is the noise level if the projector will be mounted right on-top of my sofa on the ceiling?
I'm interested in this too. The very short throw of the w1070 is one drawback, as it will have to be right above the seating in my theater (in between the front row and the second row actually) so if it's noisy as hell it might be annoying. Having said that, it's listed at around 32db in high lamp mode which is loud, but not crazy loud. So if that's the true figure it might be sweet.
post #218 of 8562
I ended up grabbing one for $850. Hoping it'll be a nice little upgrade from my HC1500.
post #219 of 8562
Still very interested in seeing one of these units in action, I hope they make their way to the USA soon.

Jason
post #220 of 8562
I'm happy to have ordered it friday. It is now back to 999$ !

Payment has been processed by NCIX yesterday, only need to ship it now!
post #221 of 8562
Canadacomputers.com is almost as cheap and today is the last day of their sale. FYI to those interested.
post #222 of 8562
Whats putting me off this is the fact that benq just returned a faulty projector back , i do'nt like companys that send the same faulty product back, pj was only 40 days old.
I know i'll not be buying this pj if this rma does'nt go through ok as it's allready failed once and was in rma for nearly 3 weeks.
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post #224 of 8562
Come on guys... Buy it. Use it. And share with us your impressions smile.gif
Edited by Yusuf.0088 - 11/27/12 at 7:20am
post #225 of 8562
What's the difference between W1070 and W1080ST except short throw?
post #226 of 8562
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Originally Posted by scotty144 View Post

Canadacomputers.com is almost as cheap and today is the last day of their sale. FYI to those interested.

Be careful with their RMA policy..
post #227 of 8562
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Originally Posted by DavidK442 View Post

What is the saying, "One man's poison is another's pleasure."?
This is the first shortish throw home theater projector ever (to my knowledge).
Perfect for my single seating row crammed up against the back wall. Finally, 1:1 viewing distance without the use of a 1st surface mirror. Yeah!!!

What is the difference between BenQ 1070 and 1080ST (short throw), if the 1070 is short throw?

I think the 1080 is short throw, are we sure of the differences between 1070 and 1080 models? I don't think 1070 is short throw, please be careful how you word that...thanks!

Read the reviews here (1070 vs 1080ST). The ST does a larger image much quicker, I would not put the attribute "short throw" on the 1070, although it looks to be a good projector as well:
http://www.techreleased.com/big-screen-3d-fun-with-benqs-projectors/
post #228 of 8562
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Originally Posted by elmalloc View Post

What is the difference between BenQ 1070 and 1080ST (short throw), if the 1070 is short throw?
I think the 1080 is short throw, are we sure of the differences between 1070 and 1080 models? I don't think 1070 is short throw, please be careful how you word that...thanks!
Read the reviews here (1070 vs 1080ST). The ST does a larger image much quicker, I would not put the attribute "short throw" on the 1070, although it looks to be a good projector as well:
http://www.techreleased.com/big-screen-3d-fun-with-benqs-projectors/

the w1070 is shortish throw 1:1, so a 150" screen can be projected from just 150" away. The short throw w1080 can throw that same size image from roughly half the distance. So it's VERY short throw!
post #229 of 8562
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Originally Posted by Ilya Volk View Post

What's the difference between W1070 and W1080ST except short throw?
У w1080st, в отличие от w1070, не имеется функция сдвига объектива wink.gif
post #230 of 8562
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Originally Posted by elmalloc View Post

I don't think 1070 is short throw, please be careful how you word that...thanks!
Read the reviews here (1070 vs 1080ST). The ST does a larger image much quicker, I would not put the attribute "short throw" on the 1070
I guess he meant w1080st is short throw version of w1070. And asked about difference between them.
post #231 of 8562
BenQ W710ST
BenQ W8010ST
I'm pretty sure "ST" means Short Throw
post #232 of 8562
That's kind of rude, considering it's obvious there are many people in this thread who are not from USA and English is not their main language (scroll up). You will confuse them by saying short throw. My 2 cents. Shortish is definitely a word....whose definition could be applied to anything (sarcasm). I guess this 1070 will work well for you anyway. makes me wonder of the PQ difference the 1080 will have in comparison since it's truly a ST, it will probably not be as good.

There are some of us who are looking for a true short throw 1080p solution for a multi projector setup; yes those of us are few and far between and don't belong in this under 3K forum - and most of them are not American...
Edited by elmalloc - 11/27/12 at 1:48pm
post #233 of 8562
stopped in to ncix Markham brick and mortor, the women let me know they dont have any in stock and that they are now showing Dec 3rd for an arrival date. She did say that may be for new orders...

She was at the interent order pickup desk, and said that if they had any I would be able to pick one up there with my interent order. I plan to try again tomorrow before heading back to the states...
post #234 of 8562
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Originally Posted by elmalloc View Post

That's kind of rude, considering it's obvious there are many people in this thread who are not from USA and English is not their main language (scroll up). You will confuse them by saying short throw. My 2 cents. Shortish is definitely a word....whose definition could be applied to anything (sarcasm). I guess this 1070 will work well for you anyway. makes me wonder of the PQ difference the 1080 will have in comparison since it's truly a ST, it will probably not be as good.
There are some of us who are looking for a true short throw 1080p solution for a multi projector setup; yes those of us are few and far between and don't belong in this under 3K forum - and most of them are not American...

Is there is definition of what short throw is or is it just your opinion?
post #235 of 8562
didn't mean to open up a whole can of worms here. I'm not sure if there's a specific ratio to define "short throw" but I consider any projector that can project a larger image than the projector's distance to the screen as short throw. So if a projector can throw a 100" image from less than 100" away, it's short throw. Since the w1070 can "only" throw its largest image at a 1:1 screen to distance ratio, I called it "shortish." Totally made the term "shortish" up. Sorry if that confused anyone or pissed anyone off.
post #236 of 8562
also, in case you haven't seen it, Art at projector reviews says the w1070 is "heading to Pete - for a gaming projector analysis, full review to follow Optoma HD23." And he's working on optoma hd23 right now.
post #237 of 8562
Ok, well this is all disapointing news for those of us that ordered from the U.S. Is anyone else wondering how long it's going to take to get our money back?
post #238 of 8562
Anyone have any recommendations for compatible glasses?
post #239 of 8562

so I was really hoping a lot from the ISF menu but apparently it's impossible to move the primaries to Rec.709? I posted in the W5k thread because there are CCA experts in there but I guess I've got my own answer: http://www.avsforum.com/t/957897/benq-w-5000-little-test/5100_100#post_22635093

 

It would appear that apart from Joe Kane's pj's, rolling gamuts is impossible on consumer grade pj's? frown.gif

post #240 of 8562
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Anyone have any recommendations for compatible glasses?

The Optoma ZD201 are apparently the ones to get. I bought a pair and picked up some cheapos from ebay for the kids. I thought about the benq ones (D3) but couldn't find a review online.
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