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# BenQ W1070 : DLP Full HD, 3D Ready with lens-shift for 1000$- Page 80 so we just found out about these 3dtv corp 3d glasses are compatible with the w1070??? Had a little hiccup just turning on the w1070 just now....pressed power on the remote....the power button was blinking the entire time...the lamp did not turn on...after a while I tried pressing the power again I was able to get it to turn on and I saw that message" press power button to turn off projecto"r....but it was upside down......I turned it off with the controller and tried to turn it on....i couldn't...so i unplugged the projector and now it's back to good. ### Gear mentioned in this thread: I got benq w1070 on monday, tried projecting a movie on the wall painted in yellow without any projector screen and it still looks,great. I have ordered a,screen and i am hoping it will be a great movie watching experience. What type of 3d glasses do i need for watching 3d content on this projector? I do not want to spend too much on glasses so an economical option will work best for me. Please share your ideas. It would be the Sainsonics, at around$26-30 each, it depends how many you need for kids etc, ( see the above posting )
Ceiling mount this but having trapezoid. My ceiling is quite short, under 7ft.

I need a ceiling mount that's really short, preferably flush to the ceiling.

Any suggestions?
Hello all, I just picked this projector up for under $1000 before taxes. I love this projector! Great picture! I do have one question though - does anyone have any really well-calibrated settings? I understand there are different screens, lighting and room conditions, but Id love somewhere to start. I have a decent picture out of this unit already, but I know it can go further. Thanks in advance! Quote: Originally Posted by sanm I got benq w1070 on monday, tried projecting a movie on the wall painted in yellow without any projector screen and it still looks,great. I have ordered a,screen and i am hoping it will be a great movie watching experience. What type of 3d glasses do i need for watching 3d content on this projector? I do not want to spend too much on glasses so an economical option will work best for me. Please share your ideas. read the last 10 or so post and you will get a good answer or check out this thread http://www.avsforum.com/t/1448720/benq-w1070-144hz-compatible-dlp-link-3d-glasses Quote: Originally Posted by half-fast Hello all, I just picked this projector up for under$1000 before taxes. I love this projector! Great picture!

I do have one question though - does anyone have any really well-calibrated settings? I understand there are different screens, lighting and room conditions, but Id love somewhere to start. I have a decent picture out of this unit already, but I know it can go further.

You can download a calibration disc from AVSForums, or you can buy Disney WOW BluRay which does a great job, or you can get a S&M Calibration Disc, either way you will want to calibrate yourself so you get what will look good for you in your own settings, as for a suggested setting well I say anything anyone gives you wont matter since its to their setup, just use the cinema setting thats in their by default until you get a calibration disc.
Has anyone watched vudu 3d on this projector?.I get a double image and I can't change the settings on the remote as its not highlighted .. Watched a 3d dvd movie on the player it looked amazing
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Originally Posted by rwestley

It seems that the Monoprice DLP glasses also work with the 1070

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10909&cs_id=1090903&p_id=9459&seq=1&format=2

Those appear to be the 3d corp glasses rebranded
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Originally Posted by Deadpool66

Those appear to be the 3d corp glasses rebranded

I though the same thing. One can often find Monoprice 10 or even 20% off coupons so they may be a good deal for some.
Just watched an entire movie last night on the W1070 (Casino Royale). The motion and colors were so smooth and accurate. It's as film-like as I've ever seen on a projector (I only had Optoma and Epson prior).

I had seen no evidence of RBE whatsoever. Unless you're one of those souls that are extremely sensitive to RBE, you won't have a problem with this projector.

Still, the lower left corner misalignment is killing me. My top line of the screen is aligned with the image. Both the left and right are aligned (with slight trapezoid, which could be fix with a lower profile ceiling mount), but the bottom left corner is completely out of wack. I got about an 1.5" gap where the image is not filling the screen. Could this be a defect with the projector?
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Originally Posted by smokarz

Ceiling mount this but having trapezoid. My ceiling is quite short, under 7ft.

I need a ceiling mount that's really short, preferably flush to the ceiling.

Any suggestions?

Any suggestions for low profile ceiling mount? I currently use the Mustang/Atdec mount.

Thanks
To bad that the Benq does not come with a lens cover to protect the lens from objects like dust & Grandkids..
I watched 007 last night too, the Shanghai night time scenes were beautiful and had pop and punchy contrast. The action was so smooth and beats out lcd for this kind of stuff, very impressive
Anyone else having problem ceiling mount this projector and have the image perfectly squared to your screen?

Anyone experience slanted or trapezoid image?
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Originally Posted by zapper

To bad that the Benq does not come with a lens cover to protect the lens from objects like dust & Grandkids..

It does have a lens cover.
In the process of sending mine back to BenQ to (hopefully) correct the weird fan noise I'm getting. (sounds like a film projector)

I wish I could hear another unit to see if it's a noise that's normal for the unit, but it isn't anything I've heard from the other projectors I've owned and/or worked with.
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Originally Posted by Stuntman_Mike

For those that are ceiling mounting your projectors in a living room and not a dedicated theater room or basement, how are you handling the power cord and HDMI situation?

If you are building out a space for a theater specifically, you could use drop ceilings or outlets in the ceiling, but those are both tough in a living room.

Any elegant solutions for covering these things on living room ceiling?

I ordered some cable raceways on eBay, there is a lot of types and colors available, just search for "cable raceway" on google. Here a picture of the results, not perfect but still better than hanging cables.

*edit ; If you go the raceway route, never use the same raceway for both power and hdmi unless you have premium shielded hdmi cables, wich are very expansive. Both cable enclosed in the same raceway will introduce noise patern or weak signal in the picture.
Edited by YouFermont - 2/15/13 at 1:19pm
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Originally Posted by dbox1080p

I watched 007 last night too, the Shanghai night time scenes were beautiful and had pop and punchy contrast. The action was so smooth and beats out lcd for this kind of stuff, very impressive

It was fun to watch Skyfall on both a JVC RS 45 and the W1070. The blacks reach another level with the RS45 but to my surprise the results on the W1070 are quite good. You will not get the ultra blacks from this projector but most people would be very satisfied.
The picture is bright and sharp with very good focus. The shadows and highlights are also good. It is much better than I expected from a sub $1000 projector. I got it mainly for 3D because the JVC shows a lot of ghosting and I find myself using it for regular tv viewing and sports. I use the JVC mostly for 2D movies because of the high lamp cost. Quote: Originally Posted by smokarz Anyone else having problem ceiling mount this projector and have the image perfectly squared to your screen? Anyone experience slanted or trapezoid image? I have the same problem...and I had it on my viewsonic pro8200. Although it's a lot better on the benq...I'm beginning to think it's my screen or the wall...not being completely flat. I'm not sure... Quote: Originally Posted by zapper To bad that the Benq does not come with a lens cover to protect the lens from objects like dust & Grandkids.. What are you talking about? Of course it does. Last week I wrote about my w1070 bad picture quality and apparently my seller is reading this forum and contacted me. I just received a replacement unit this morning and this one is a firmware 1.4 unit and from the first test that I just made, it is obvious that the first one had a bad circuit or something. Now (even with dayligth in the room) the picture quality and colors are on par with my old HC4000 and regular resolution feed from my shaw direct is quite watchable. Can't wait to watch a movie or two tonigth. I also receive my fixed frame 1.0 gain screen yesterday and will mount it tonigth, it's a no name 100 inch screen that I paid 350$ on ebay, Imwould have love a elunevision gray screen but the shipping charge were higher than the screen itself, so for the next couple weeks I will settle for that cheaper screen. The screen I use now is painted on the wall and does have a little hot spotting as I used some ceiling primer that I already had on hand, but it was not that far from the screen-goo screnn that I had last year with my hc4000. Sadly I painted over the screen-goo this summer when I replaced the HC4000 with a 70" sharp TV that I hated so much that I sold it for 2500$less than I paid 5 months before.... here is some pics of my mount, a universal mount that sells for below 20$ on ebay (seller lcd-mount) and it work very well with that projector, it include a 4" drop and 8 inch drop adapter in the same box, they can be cut and drill in less than 2 minutes if you need less drop, as low as 2" I would say.

The old setup that I hated (sharp 70" 3d lcd)

The new setup, back to projector ( 100 inch painted screen and the new fixed frame screen waiting to be installed)

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Originally Posted by JoeBoy73

I have the same problem...and I had it on my viewsonic pro8200. Although it's a lot better on the benq...I'm beginning to think it's my screen or the wall...not being completely flat. I'm not sure...

Can you take a pic so I can see how bad it is?

I think my is pretty bad, I'll try to post some pics tonight.
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Originally Posted by YouFermont

Last week I wrote about my w1070 bad picture quality and apparently my seller is reading this forum and contacted me. I just received a replacement unit this morning and this one is a firmware 1.4 unit and from the first test that I just made, it is obvious that the first one had a bad circuit or something. Now (even with dayligth in the room) the picture quality and colors are on par with my old HC4000 and regular resolution feed from my shaw direct is quite watchable. Can't wait to watch a movie or two tonigth.

I also receive my fixed frame 1.0 gain screen yesterday and will mount it tonigth, it's a no name 100 inch screen that I paid 350$on ebay, Imwould have love a elunevision gray screen but the shipping charge were higher than the screen itself, so for the next couple weeks I will settle for that cheaper screen. The screen I use now is painted on the wall and does have a little hot spotting as I used some ceiling primer that I already had on hand, but it was not that far from the screen-goo screnn that I had last year with my hc4000. Sadly I painted over the screen-goo this summer when I replaced the HC4000 with a 70" sharp TV that I hated so much that I sold it for 2500$ less than I paid 5 months before....

here is some pics of my mount, a universal mount that sells for below 20$on ebay (seller lcd-mount) and it work very well with that projector, it include a 4" drop and 8 inch drop adapter in the same box, they can be cut and drill in less than 2 minutes if you need less drop, as low as 2" I would say. The old setup that I hated (sharp 70" 3d lcd) The new setup, back to projector ( 100 inch painted screen and the new fixed frame screen waiting to be installed) Looks great, and I got a question. It looks like the middle of projector's lense is at least about 6-8" from the ceiling. While the top of your screen looks like it's about 4-6" from ceiling. Don't you need at least a 6-7" offest, assuming you have a 100" screen? Quote: Originally Posted by rwestley It was fun to watch Skyfall on both a JVC RS 45 and the W1070. The blacks reach another level with the RS45 but to my surprise the results on the W1070 are quite good. You will not get the ultra blacks from this projector but most people would be very satisfied. The picture is bright and sharp with very good focus. The shadows and highlights are also good. It is much better than I expected from a sub$1000 projector. I got it mainly for 3D because the JVC shows a lot of ghosting and I find myself using it for regular tv viewing and sports. I use the JVC mostly for 2D movies because of the high lamp cost.

I would have watched it too on my jvc x30 but its going in for repair. I am in the same boat as you bud, I bought this for 3D and it does not disappoint
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Originally Posted by smokarz

Looks great, and I got a question.

It looks like the middle of projector's lense is at least about 6-8" from the ceiling.

While the top of your screen looks like it's about 4-6" from ceiling.

Don't you need at least a 6-7" offest, assuming you have a 100" screen?

Yes, the painted screen is about 4 inch too high and i need keystone correction this way, I will mount the fixed screen lower to remove the keystone, I painted the screen using wrong calculation from the canadian benq website. For a 100 inch screen at 10' throw distance, the projector has to be 3 inch higher than the screen for zero keystone and shift.
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Originally Posted by smokarz

Can you take a pic so I can see how bad it is?

I think my is pretty bad, I'll try to post some pics tonight.
Sure can! One thing I read that can help with the trapazoids is to get your PJ as level as you can and then use lens shift. That is one of the things I like about my peerless mount...it allowed a lot room for adjustment. It has up\down and left\right tilt adjustments. A little expensive but well forth it to me: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000TXNS6G/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Originally Posted by YouFermont

I ordered some cable raceways on eBay, there is a lot of types and colors available, just search for "cable raceway" on google.

*edit ; If you go the raceway route, never use the same raceway for both power and hdmi unless you have premium shielded hdmi cables, wich are very expansive. Both cable enclosed in the same raceway will introduce noise patern or weak signal in the picture.

I would maintain it's not necessary to separate the cables in different raceways. After all, the minimum bandwidth of HDMI v1.0 is 165 MHz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI). It's trivial to filter out 60 Hz with no impact on the digital signal. Not to mention, we have AC power line ethernet transceivers (which I use in my own home), in which the digital signal coexists on the same conductor as the 60 Hz line. Even one of these sets that is only good for 1 Mb/s has a transmission frequency of at least 1 MHz. It's much easier to filter 60 Hz line interference from an HDMI signal than from a power line ethernet signal. Also, the HDMI transmission scheme is differential, so it is not particularly susceptible to electrostatic pickup (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transition-minimized_differential_signaling). Regarding inductive pickup, such as would occur from a nearby AC line, from what I can glean from looking at the construction diagrams of numerous HDMI cables, the industry standard (it may be required -- I couldn't find that info, quickly, anyway) appears to be that each differential signal wire pair is twisted and individually electrostatically shielded. The twisted pair construction would greatly suppress AC line inductive pickup. So, I'm skeptical of the advice that it's necessary to separate the HDMI cable from the AC line run. In my own home theater room (my living room), I have made no attempt to separate my HDMI cable and AC line cord. They both run close to each other on the floor, along the wall, for more than 25 feet, the last 6 feet within the same cable raceway. I have no problems with video transmission. Just sayin'.
Edited by prfssr - 2/15/13 at 2:41pm
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Originally Posted by smokarz

Anyone else having problem ceiling mount this projector and have the image perfectly squared to your screen?

Anyone experience slanted or trapezoid image?

I had this and guessed that my problem was that the projector was not 100% perpendicular to the screen. I rotated the projector so that BOTH left and right sides showed identical trapezoid tendencies, then rotated the projector along the horizontal (lens up and down) until everything was square.
Everyone, here's a tip for making those final adjustments to the image; instead of tweaking with the mount, try tightening or loosening the screws that attach the mount to the projector.

I've been doing this for years as necessary and it gives you extremely fine adjustment capability. I'm talking no more than a turn or so - any more than that and you are too far off with the mount adjustment settings.
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