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post #2101 of 8564
Dang this projector and for this price is really tempting me. I had been holding out on getting a projector but with the good reviews people have been mentioning are getting me to close to pulling the trigger.


The one plus side is the screen size that you can get with a short throw length is very helpful. I am looking at a 110' screen and would like to ceiling mount this projector. My room is 15' long and 17' wide with 9' ceiling height.

Also those are some nice pics. Hopefully I will join the club.
post #2102 of 8564
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Originally Posted by PerryH View Post

I just threw the test pattern on a wall and walked over to check it out up close.

Anyone else seeing green to the left of the vertical white lines and purple to the right? Green to the top of the horizontal white lines and purple to the bottom?

Since this is a DLP, it's not a convergence issue. So, I'm presuming this is due to the lens/optics (chromatic aberration, et al.?)

It's really not a big deal. You have to be right on top of it to notice. I have DSLR lenses that cost more than this projector and do worse. I was just wondering if my unit was consistent with everyone else's.

Yep, that's pretty consistent with other people's (and my) reports. I put it down to chromatic aberration in the lens, which should be expected at this price point. It's not enough to affect my enjoyment, since at the distance that's necessary to perceive it you'd be seeing other artifacts (e.g., individual pixels) anyway.
post #2103 of 8564
Got my from fedex via visual apex, the projector is too cold to turn on. No double boxing with these guys as they sent just the benq box

Edit: Sainsonic glasses just got here, man these things are not very comfortable like the epson glasses but better than the sony playstation ones
Edited by dbox1080p - 2/7/13 at 2:00pm
post #2104 of 8564
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Originally Posted by PerryH View Post

I just received mine - ordered from Amazon 2 days ago. Firmware version 1.04.

Thanks for the reply PerryH, that's certainly good news.
post #2105 of 8564
Received mine from VA - ordered on 2/4. Haven't had a chance to turn it on to verify firmware yet, but they guaranteed 1.04.

Anybody have a recommendation for 3d glasses that work with this pj that will fit over normal (prescription) glasses?
post #2106 of 8564
I finished my first tinker session with it. For the price there is definitely nothing to complain about. It seems the primary worthwhile advantage to paying more is getting deeper blacks.

My only (tiny) gripe is that I wish it had horizontal keystone correction. I knew it didn't have that when I bought it, but it just seems like that's a relatively easy to implement software function. I certainly wouldn't use keystone correction in a permanent/theater install, but this thing is so small/light that I may start taking it with me on road trips. Being able to shoot on a wall diagonally would make it much more versatile in that role.

The vertical lens shift doesn't get you much. I would say it is best reserved for fine tuning accidental offsets between the screen and mounted projector heights.

This is my first DLP, and I could force myself to see the infamous rainbows, but I really had to try hard to make that happen. E.g., I put up the brightness calibration pattern from the WOW Blu-ray, focused on the left white bar on the black background and then dropped my gaze down to focus on something below the screen. I could very briefly see red, green, and blue ghosts of the bar in my peripheral vision as my eyes were moving. That was very minor and I didn't notice anything at all playing actual video.
post #2107 of 8564
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Originally Posted by Solarbeat View Post

Received mine from VA - ordered on 2/4. Haven't had a chance to turn it on to verify firmware yet, but they guaranteed 1.04.

Anybody have a recommendation for 3d glasses that work with this pj that will fit over normal (prescription) glasses?

I just bought a load of these and got them today, they do fit over my prescription glasses nicely http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0085JBI6S/ref=oh_details_o03_s00_i00
post #2108 of 8564
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Originally Posted by Solarbeat View Post

Received mine from VA - ordered on 2/4. Haven't had a chance to turn it on to verify firmware yet, but they guaranteed 1.04.

Anybody have a recommendation for 3d glasses that work with this pj that will fit over normal (prescription) glasses?

There's a good thread here, http://www.avsforum.com/forum/newestpost/1448720 , about glasses. Not sure about fitting over your glasses though.
post #2109 of 8564
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Originally Posted by digitalsleep View Post

Reason I ask is players like stereoscopic / nvidia 3d vision player will input sbs and output frame packed over hdmi (but at 24fps). I switched advanced monitor settings to 1920x1080 30hz interlaced (1080i60 shows on the PJ) and I was able to engage 3D in SBS mode, no glasses as I mentioned but I could see both images overlaid with the red DLP Link flashes, I can check again by Friday when I get the glasses if you like, but I'm sure it will work.

Awesome !

Thx man, very appreciated.
post #2110 of 8564
Hi guys. I've had the projector a week or so and initially my mount set it 5" from the ceiling. My screen is about 6-8" down, and about a foot off the ground. I am getting a bad focus, say, windows desktop...the clock on the bottom right will be clear and the top left/center is a bit blurry. I though maybe it wasn't mounted low enough, so I received an extension to put it 10" down. I was thinking at 5" the keystone was at -3, the 10" would help bring that down. It did nothing. Still have to have it -3... Do I need to un mount it from the ceiling and move it left/right? I have tried and tried to put my dimensions into the benq calculator, but everytime I set one area and go to set another, it throws something into negative red. Do I need a drastic drop from the ceiling to almost put it to the center of the screen to get the keystone to 0? I also tried lenshift all the way up, bend the pj up/down, lenshift all the way down...nothing works...keystone has to be at -3 no matter what.
post #2111 of 8564
3dtv corp glasses came today, I could see a bit of flicker in the corners but the picture looked sexy watching Hugo and Prometheus, I also fired up Assassins Creed and Dead Space 2 over 3dtv play, very happy, worked fine with rear projection. I should have D3 to compare soon ...I will try the SBS 1080i60 again with them tomorrow, had plans tonight... saw almost no crosstalk, which made me happy smile.gif
post #2112 of 8564
Woohoo! My replacement came in today -- hardware revision 1.03, firmware 1.04. Fan runs like it should, and the HDMI cable seats a lot better. Only trouble so far is minor -- the cover to the lens-shift is quite loose, and doesn't "click" when closed, so it will slide back when the projector is tilted. No biggie, certainly not enough to send the projector back. The picture is AMAZING for the price. Glad I pulled the trigger on this one.
post #2113 of 8564
Since this PJ only comes with one year warranty, what do you suggest , getting a 3 year extension from benq, or square trades or BB. Or not getting any extended coverage?
post #2114 of 8564
Just got done watching resident evil in 3D and as an epson 5010 owner I can say that the benq was way better. The epson 5010 and my jvc x30 has a punchy contrast but the benq has a smoother frame rate thats flicker free. Out of the box settings with the epson make the 3D more accurate. I hope I can find a way to dial in color in 3d on the benq as it really needs it. Pop out effect in Under the sea bluray was so solid and sharp with amazing clarity because of the zreo ghosting
post #2115 of 8564
I am having a problem with a remote conflict with this PJ and my monoprice HDMI switcher. Whenever I hit the menu button on my PJ remote, it changes the input on my monoprice switch. Any idea how I can combat this? I have tried a harmony remote, and it does the same thing.
post #2116 of 8564
I am new here and to projector stuff.
I've been following this thread since the beginning and finally took the plunge and ordered this.

I was considering a shelf mount, but I realized the projector has to be inverted if it is to be placed above the projector screen.
So I was wondering if the projector will stay steady and straight or it will be tilted to a side when placed on a shelf.
Would it be a better idea to wall mount this? If so, could you suggest some wall mounts that would work with this
Ceiling mount is not possible in my room with the false ceiling and some other reasons.

Appreciate any help, thanks.
post #2117 of 8564
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Originally Posted by smokarz View Post

Ahh, what the heck....

Just placed an order with Amazon for $899.

Should get it by Friday with 2-day Prime shipping. Looks like they'll also include a $50 giftcard (Prime members with Amazon card).

That sounds amazing! Could you please provide a link to that purchase? I can only find the short throw version and at $899 I really want to scoop that deal up! Are you in the USA?
Thanks!

EDIT: Sorry false alarm here it is! It is strange that the w1070 doesn't show up normally in the amazon search.
http://www.amazon.com/BenQ-W1070-Theater-Projector-Silver/dp/B00A2T6X0K
Edited by ambiguousphoton - 2/8/13 at 6:03am
post #2118 of 8564
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Originally Posted by Singh007 View Post

I am having a problem with a remote conflict with this PJ and my monoprice HDMI switcher. Whenever I hit the menu button on my PJ remote, it changes the input on my monoprice switch. Any idea how I can combat this? I have tried a harmony remote, and it does the same thing.

Had the same thing happen last night on a 4X2 matrix switcher i got from Monoprice. What's weird is that I've had the projector and matrix for a week and last night was the first time it happened.
post #2119 of 8564
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Originally Posted by rgtaa View Post

Since this PJ only comes with one year warranty, what do you suggest , getting a 3 year extension from benq, or square trades or BB. Or not getting any extended coverage?


People will have differing opinions on this, but I've seen too much info on this that would suggest that extended warranties are almost never worth it.

If something goes wrong with a device, it is usually within the first year of it's life. If it makes it past that, it's almost always fine.

All you need to know is that people that sell extended warranties make a killing on them, because the over, over, overwhelming majority of things that people buy extended warranties on, never need servicing. Big box stores care more about selling you a warranty than just about anything else.

I don't buy them, and have only actually been in need of it once in my life. You might say that makes the case for them, but I've owned an s-load of gear in my time, and all the money I saved by never buying an extended warranty dwarfs the one time I needed it by epic proportions. I think that would be most people's experience unless they are mistreating their electronics in some way.

My $0.02.
Edited by Stuntman_Mike - 2/8/13 at 7:55am
post #2120 of 8564
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Originally Posted by Stuntman_Mike View Post

People will have differing opinions on this, but I've seen too much info on this that would suggest that extended warranties are almost never worth it.

If something goes wrong with a device, it is usually within the first year of it's life. If it makes it past that, it's almost always fine.

All you need to know is that people that sell extended warranties make a killing on them, because the over, over, overwhelming majority of things that people buy extended warranties on, never need servicing. Big box stores care more about selling you a warranty than just about anything else.

I don't buy them, and have only actually been in need of it once in my life. You might say that makes the case for them, but I've owned an s-load of gear in my time, and all the money I saved by never buying an extended warranty dwareves the one time I needed it by epic proportions. I think that would be most people's experience unless they are mistreating their electronics in some way.

My $0.02.



Put it on an AmEx or Discover card, and you'll automatically get an additional 1 year warranty.

I never purchase extended warranty myself. Not on electronics, not on appliances. If something is to break, it's likely going break within the year, or even the first month or so of usage.
post #2121 of 8564
Look at what the FedEx man just brought on this stormy Northeast day.

Manufacture date of Jan 2013, Hardware Rev 1.03. Likely FW version 1.04 (I have to fire this up to confirm).





post #2122 of 8564
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Originally Posted by smokarz View Post

Look at what the FedEx man just brought on this stormy Northeast day.

Manufacture date of Jan 2013, Hardware Rev 1.03. Likely FW version 1.04 (I have to fire this up to confirm).

Very Nice!

I was thinking really hard about ordering for Saturday delivery since I'll likely be in doors all weekend, but with the weather, they probably won't deliver it by tomorrow anyway rolleyes.gif

I'd also like to have my screen situation squared away. Thinking about an Elite, but very tempted to get a Da-Lite HP screen. Thing that's holding me back is the screen costs more than the Projector eek.gif

Still have time to pull the trigger thanks to Amazon Prime. Decisions, decisions lol.

Looks like you have a great weekend ahead of you. Enjoy!

biggrin.gif
post #2123 of 8564
And here's the $50 Giftcard promotion that Amazon is currently running.

So you essentially getting this projector for $850.

Coderguy, where you at?







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Edited by smokarz - 2/8/13 at 8:37am
post #2124 of 8564
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Originally Posted by PerryH View Post

I just threw the test pattern on a wall and walked over to check it out up close.

Anyone else seeing green to the left of the vertical white lines and purple to the right? Green to the top of the horizontal white lines and purple to the bottom?

Since this is a DLP, it's not a convergence issue. So, I'm presuming this is due to the lens/optics (chromatic aberration, et al.?)

It's really not a big deal. You have to be right on top of it to notice. I have DSLR lenses that cost more than this projector and do worse. I was just wondering if my unit was consistent with everyone else's.

Yes
post #2125 of 8564
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Originally Posted by sri072 View Post

I am new here and to projector stuff.
I've been following this thread since the beginning and finally took the plunge and ordered this.

I was considering a shelf mount, but I realized the projector has to be inverted if it is to be placed above the projector screen.
So I was wondering if the projector will stay steady and straight or it will be tilted to a side when placed on a shelf.
Would it be a better idea to wall mount this? If so, could you suggest some wall mounts that would work with this
Ceiling mount is not possible in my room with the false ceiling and some other reasons.

Appreciate any help, thanks.

I have a similar mounting issue and ended up mounting upside down from a board extended from the shelf of a bookcase at the rear of the room. Tried it first on the underside of the shelf, but had to extend the PJ about a foot to get the projected size of the picture small enough to fit on a 48 x 87 screen on the opposite wall. The PJ has an adjustable foot for the front and one for the rear, so it's easy to properly level the PJ.
post #2126 of 8564
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Originally Posted by Stuntman_Mike View Post

Very Nice!

I was thinking really hard about ordering for Saturday delivery since I'll likely be in doors all weekend, but with the weather, they probably won't deliver it by tomorrow anyway rolleyes.gif

I'd also like to have my screen situation squared away. Thinking about an Elite, but very tempted to get a Da-Lite HP screen. Thing that's holding me back is the screen costs more than the Projector eek.gif

Still have time to pull the trigger thanks to Amazon Prime. Decisions, decisions lol.

Looks like you have a great weekend ahead of you. Enjoy!

biggrin.gif



Do it. Do It. Just Do it!
post #2127 of 8564
I cant believe how sharp this projector is for the price. I put my darbee dvp into the mix and in 3D it really makes it look like the most awesome 2d image I have ever seen. One thing that made me sell my epson 5010 was the blurring on fast motion in 3D as it was soft and got separated so it really never felt like real 3D. I was hesitant at first when buying as it did not have frame interpolation and worried me that I would not get the full 3d experiance. This is not the case and now I am even thinking that maybe FI would take away from the natural 3D experience I got when watching the 1070

On the cod fish in under the sea the detail was staggering because of the dlp ghost free image and the smoothness. One thing I get from the 3d now is that its all one depth, on the epson 5010 I felt like there was layers to the 3D image that likens that of a childrens pop up book that just gave you a few layers of an image to make it 3d. On resident evil corridors and far out panning scenes just stretched the image to an infinity I have never experienced before. I was happy with the brightness and I cannot wait to start watching more 3D movies. I had a concern about Kraine saying something about it not popping as mutch but as an optoma gt750, jvc x30 and previous epson 5010 owner I have no idea of what he is talking about so squash that rumor. The jvc has the best native contrast so it should in theory pop out more than the 1070 but I never found this to be true

For sure this has to be the best bargain out there and in 3D with glasses on you wont think of it as only 10,000:1 contrast youl think of it as clean and sharp with great power in the punchy image. Any one on the fence here should get over it and do your self a favor and just plonk down the beer money for this modest price tag of $899 cool.gif
post #2128 of 8564
Set mine up yesterday and the picture was much better than my HD65 even more so with the lights on.



Are there any glasses that work from Bestbuy or Microcenter I want to test the 3D tonight.
post #2129 of 8564
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Originally Posted by dbox1080p View Post

I cant believe how sharp this projector is for the price. I put my darbee dvp into the mix and in 3D it really makes it look like the most awesome 2d image I have ever seen. One thing that made me sell my epson 5010 was the blurring on fast motion in 3D as it was soft and got separated so it really never felt like real 3D. I was hesitant at first when buying as it did not have frame interpolation and worried me that I would not get the full 3d experiance. This is not the case and now I am even thinking that maybe FI would take away from the natural 3D experience I got when watching the 1070

On the cod fish in under the sea the detail was staggering because of the dlp ghost free image and the smoothness. One thing I get from the 3d now is that its all one depth, on the epson 5010 I felt like there was layers to the 3D image that likens that of a childrens pop up book that just gave you a few layers of an image to make it 3d. On resident evil corridors and far out panning scenes just stretched the image to an infinity I have never experienced before. I was happy with the brightness and I cannot wait to start watching more 3D movies. I had a concern about Kraine saying something about it not popping as mutch but as an optoma gt750, jvc x30 and previous epson 5010 owner I have no idea of what he is talking about so squash that rumor. The jvc has the best native contrast so it should in theory pop out more than the 1070 but I never found this to be true

For sure this has to be the best bargain out there and in 3D with glasses on you wont think of it as only 10,000:1 contrast youl think of it as clean and sharp with great power in the punchy image. Any one on the fence here should get over it and do your self a favor and just plonk down the beer money for this modest price tag of $899 cool.gif

You guys are making my mouth water. I am beginning to think what the hell and bore a hole into my star ceiling and put this baby up. Damn throw distance or else I would have it by now.
post #2130 of 8564
^ ditto, every time I come back to this damn thing I think about how ridiculous (and subject to an accident) it would be hanging from the 7 foot ceiling in my living room. Oh, if only the zoom had a slightly bigger gas tank!

Still, very happy for everyone picking this up! smile.gif

Anyone using this using this at or near max zoom? I cannot go any bigger than 90" and it's (the benq calculator) is telling me 9' 10" which is getting very near doable.

thanks

James
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