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post #2671 of 8491
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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

Right now going straight from a blue player to the projector, just watch the movie Total Recall and seen a lot of rainbows, will try to calibrate the PJ in the near future, had a Mits DLP and hardly seen any rainbows on that system, still need to set up my new 3D receiver..

Has anyone posted there findings results when they calibrated the projector. as the numbers etc most thread on PJ someone post there findings and then we go from there.

Just came across this calibration site: http://www.projectorreviews.com/benq/w1070/calibration.php#colortemp

Just keep in mind how much RBE you see is partially related to the brightness. Get an ND filter to get the brightness under 20 fL and you should be ok.
post #2672 of 8491
W1080ST is on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/BenQ-W1080ST-1080p-Theater-Projector/dp/B00B11C6HW

Any try it?
post #2673 of 8491
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Originally Posted by corecracker View Post

Bought my W1070 in November 2012 and it just goes and goes, i have none of the problems that other owners have. The firmware is 1.02.

My W1070 sits about 4 feet above my head and I have no problems with the fan or pulsating light or any other problems.

Are you able to select ECO or Smart-ECO while in 3D or is it a feature added with FW 1.04 ?

A question to all 1.04 owners - how does the fan noise compare ECO vs. Smart-ECO vs. Normal ?

With 1.02 the Smart-ECO is comparable with Normal mode (but variable fan speed makes the noise more annoying) and louder than ECO...
post #2674 of 8491
There seems to be no appreciable difference in fan noise regardless of the setting.
post #2675 of 8491
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Originally Posted by geezerpl View Post

Are you able to select ECO or Smart-ECO while in 3D or is it a feature added with FW 1.04 ?

A question to all 1.04 owners - how does the fan noise compare ECO vs. Smart-ECO vs. Normal ?

With 1.02 the Smart-ECO is comparable with Normal mode (but variable fan speed makes the noise more annoying) and louder than ECO...


When I spoke to Benq a few weeks ago they told me that firmware 104 fixed the issue with the fan shutting off too early. I don't think it did anything with the to the fan speeds. I don't believe that with any firmware you can use Eco or Smart-Eco for 3D.
post #2676 of 8491
Question for everyone -

I just got mine in. Not hooked up to a source yet, still working on my media room.

I flipped it over to the test pattern to check with the screen placement in the room. Went into the menu/setup, and all the options on the Basic Picture setup are grayed out. Anyone know why?

What do I need to change in the menu settings to get it to where I can modify those settings? Or does it need some sort of source present before it will allow that?

Thanks.
post #2677 of 8491
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Originally Posted by Dallasite View Post

Or does it need some sort of source present before it will allow that?

Yes.
post #2678 of 8491
that's good info to know.
post #2679 of 8491
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Originally Posted by dzenc View Post

Yes.
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Originally Posted by Dallasite View Post

Question for everyone -

I just got mine in. Not hooked up to a source yet, still working on my media room.

I flipped it over to the test pattern to check with the screen placement in the room. Went into the menu/setup, and all the options on the Basic Picture setup are grayed out. Anyone know why?

What do I need to change in the menu settings to get it to where I can modify those settings? Or does it need some sort of source present before it will allow that?

Thanks.

Thanks dzenc!
post #2680 of 8491
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Originally Posted by Skylinestar View Post

W1080ST is on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/BenQ-W1080ST-1080p-Theater-Projector/dp/B00B11C6HW

Any try it?

I ordered one a few weeks ago but I'm still waiting for it to ship from Amazon. They billed my card finally so it should be here any day now.
post #2681 of 8491
Well I am surprised here.

For one of the rare times the price of an imported item is much cheaper in Australia than the US price, by hundreds of dollars (I paid AU$897) AND we get a 2 year in home warranty on the projector and the warranty is only 1 year in the US.

Just an observation.
post #2682 of 8491
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Originally Posted by blee0120 View Post

Finally got around to doing some blu ray watching on the W1070. I really like this projector. The W7000 is much easier to set up, much easier. The W1070 is a pain,but once up, its great. I thought I would lose a lot with my HP screen, much its still bright. Probably won't calibrate it until I pass 150 hours, but out of the box looks very good.

The fan noise some complain about, I didn't even hear it.

I watching movies from 9.5ft away from my 105in wide I screen don't see any pixels. I sit this close because of my jvc RS48 and 55 I had last year.

How does the W1070 compare to the W7000? Can you describe the pros and cons of the picture and motion management in 2D as well as 3D. It seems like they are overlapping quite a bit from the specs.

Thanks.
post #2683 of 8491
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Originally Posted by dlouw View Post

How does the W1070 compare to the W7000? Can you describe the pros and cons of the picture and motion management in 2D as well as 3D. It seems like they are overlapping quite a bit from the specs.

Thanks.
Been watching the Benq w1070 a lot. Its basically the W7000 without FI. I don't use it at all, so its the exact projector to me. The one thing I like better is the shorter throw. I like to use my jvc at shortest throw on my HP screen to get the best contrast. So, the throw for the W7000 wouldn't work for me. The W7000 is a lot easier to set up, but the W1070 is brighter with a much longer bulb life. I prefer the W1070. I only watch a little 3D. No FI in 3D as well, but I have never used it since the W7000 was so easy on the eyes. The W1070 is the same way. I prefer 3d on the W7000 because I can mount it low for the HP screen and get more gain than ceiling mounting it. Since I paid $2000 for the W7000 and only $900 for the W1070, I think overall, the W1070 is the winner to me after having both
post #2684 of 8491
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Originally Posted by coderguy View Post

Just keep in mind how much RBE you see is partially related to the brightness. Get an ND filter to get the brightness under 20 fL and you should be ok.



Thanks for the reply,

Somewhere on this thread read that the PJ has no threads to put a filter and where do you find a filter and what size & kind of filter ??????? so far watched the Movie Total Recall in BD and seen more rainbows in half of the movie that have seen so far in my entire life and I am in the 60s.


Update: to be fair watched private Ryan & Pirate of the Caribbean in Blue ray and did not noticed any rainbows., so the rainbows must be on Action movies I suspect and most of my watching is Action movies,

Correct me if you think that I am wrong.
Edited by zapper - 2/25/13 at 7:05pm
post #2685 of 8491
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Originally Posted by blee0120 View Post

Been watching the Benq w1070 a lot. Its basically the W7000 without FI. I don't use it at all, so its the exact projector to me. The one thing I like better is the shorter throw. I like to use my jvc at shortest throw on my HP screen to get the best contrast. So, the throw for the W7000 wouldn't work for me. The W7000 is a lot easier to set up, but the W1070 is brighter with a much longer bulb life. I prefer the W1070. I only watch a little 3D. No FI in 3D as well, but I have never used it since the W7000 was so easy on the eyes. The W1070 is the same way. I prefer 3d on the W7000 because I can mount it low for the HP screen and get more gain than ceiling mounting it. Since I paid $2000 for the W7000 and only $900 for the W1070, I think overall, the W1070 is the winner to me after having both

Would you say that they are similar in terms of image sharpness?
post #2686 of 8491
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Originally Posted by Nimoy View Post

Would you say that they are similar in terms of image sharpness?
I would say the same. Although, I'm used to using the Darbee. That made the W7000 sharper and I'm sure its doing the same to the W1070
post #2687 of 8491
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Originally Posted by blee0120 View Post

I would say the same. Although, I'm used to using the Darbee. That made the W7000 sharper and I'm sure its doing the same to the W1070


Excuse my ignorance but what is the Darbee?
post #2688 of 8491
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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

Well making progress with the BenQ one of my problems while testing the PJ was that could not get it right on my screen and it was solved by using a smaller table, finally installed on the ceiling but now and then the PJ states no video source on either HDMI 1 or 2 and have to reconnect the cable or after 30-45 seconds the video comes on?????

Have noticed that a lot of menus are grayed out how in the heck do we get in there???????

There is a setting to auto connect, same menu page as source. Make sure that is turned off. I had the same issue and noticed source was always set to s-video. When i unplugged the hdmi and plugged it back in, the benq found the signal. Turned that off and it seems okay now.
post #2689 of 8491
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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

Excuse my ignorance but what is the Darbee?

Quick review on it, it does better on projectors then other types of media displays but you get the idea smile.gif

http://interestingreviews.com/index.php/reviews/ir-reviews/home-audio-video/267-darbee-visions-darblet
post #2690 of 8491
Guys, I keep seeing the Darbee getting mentioned a lot. Is this really recommended for the w1070? What are the pros/cons of using one with the w1070?


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post #2691 of 8491
Improved contrast and sharpness with the darbee and no negatives at all, it seems to be a must have as it makes every display better
post #2692 of 8491
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Originally Posted by Daniel Chaves View Post

Quick review on it, it does better on projectors then other types of media displays but you get the idea smile.gif

http://interestingreviews.com/index.php/reviews/ir-reviews/home-audio-video/267-darbee-visions-darblet


Not really, I have used it on all the various tech with both projection and HDtv's with great success, I was very skeptical and actually pretty shocked at what it did for an already great image on my calibrated Sharp 60" HDtv.

I have used it on about 10 different displays thus far and each has shown an additional level of clarity with the Darblet in the mix. It has to be adjusted to suit each display and sometimes a combination of settings between projector/HDtv and Darblet is required to see it at its full potential (maximum benefit). The level at which it enhances each display does vary, obviously each of us will have a different opinion of what we enjoy watching and how much of an investment makes this little device worthwhile so as always YMMV.

If you want an inexpensive way to bump your existing display up a notch by adding a new level of clarity and perceived sharpness then the Darblet can deliver that experience.

Jason
post #2693 of 8491
Yes it can...I got mine last week and it has definitely made a big difference in my viewing experience. It really adds a lot of detail to the picture! I leave it on all the time now...around 60% HD.
post #2694 of 8491
Anybody try darker movies like "Dredd" on the Benq W1070?

Mine still looks grainy and low quality on darker scenes and even in some lighted ones, you notice a lot of noise. It's not crystal clear.

Yet on animated blu rays (like How to Train Your Dragon, etc.), it looks great.

Anyone have this issue or is that just the way projectors are?
post #2695 of 8491
Dredd looked very grainy on my LED LCD as well.
post #2696 of 8491
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Originally Posted by nappers View Post

Anybody try darker movies like "Dredd" on the Benq W1070?

Mine still looks grainy and low quality on darker scenes and even in some lighted ones, you notice a lot of noise. It's not crystal clear.

Yet on animated blu rays (like How to Train Your Dragon, etc.), it looks great.

Anyone have this issue or is that just the way projectors are?

What you are seeing is just part of Dredd's transfer/look and has nothing to do with your projector. Looks the same on my RS45 (calibrated) and BenQ 7000 as well.
Edited by Toe - 2/26/13 at 9:22am
post #2697 of 8491
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Originally Posted by blee0120 View Post

Been watching the Benq w1070 a lot. Its basically the W7000 without FI. I don't use it at all, so its the exact projector to me. The one thing I like better is the shorter throw. I like to use my jvc at shortest throw on my HP screen to get the best contrast. So, the throw for the W7000 wouldn't work for me. The W7000 is a lot easier to set up, but the W1070 is brighter with a much longer bulb life. I prefer the W1070. I only watch a little 3D. No FI in 3D as well, but I have never used it since the W7000 was so easy on the eyes. The W1070 is the same way. I prefer 3d on the W7000 because I can mount it low for the HP screen and get more gain than ceiling mounting it. Since I paid $2000 for the W7000 and only $900 for the W1070, I think overall, the W1070 is the winner to me after having both

Is the motion the same between the 1070 and 7000 in 3d with FI off on the 7000? I personally find motion in 3d with FI off on the 7000 to be a bit choppy and distracting which is solved by putting FI on low for me. I would not want to be without FI now since I use low on everything 3d.
post #2698 of 8491
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Originally Posted by nappers View Post

Anybody try darker movies like "Dredd" on the Benq W1070?

Mine still looks grainy and low quality on darker scenes and even in some lighted ones, you notice a lot of noise. It's not crystal clear.

Yet on animated blu rays (like How to Train Your Dragon, etc.), it looks great.

Anyone have this issue or is that just the way projectors are?
Dredd looked terrible on my RS48, so I had to watch it in 3D.
post #2699 of 8491
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post

Is the motion the same between the 1070 and 7000 in 3d with FI off on the 7000? I personally find motion in 3d with FI off on the 7000 to be a bit choppy and distracting which is solved by putting FI on low for me. I would not want to be without FI now since I use low on everything 3d.
Maybe I'm used to it, but motion looked ok for me without FI. I never use it on any projector.
post #2700 of 8491
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Originally Posted by Ikari Warrior View Post

Dredd looked very grainy on my LED LCD as well.
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Originally Posted by Toe View Post


What you are seeing is just part of Dredd's transfer/look and has nothing to do with your projector. Looks the same on my RS45 (calibrated) and BenQ 7000 as well.

Thanks for your replies! Feel much better! biggrin.gif
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