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post #2761 of 8481
It is unusual that a PJ thread does not have someone stating the calibrations that have made and if the movie poped, every other PJ that have own their has been a posting and updates on better calibrations.
Just curious.
post #2762 of 8481
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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

It is unusual that a PJ thread does not have someone stating the calibrations that have made and if the movie poped, every other PJ that have own their has been a posting and updates on better calibrations.
Just curious.

Because Calibrations is based on Environment, unless your going to be at the same place the person Calibrated at it wont match your area, factors such as wall color, paint used, windows, ceiling height, type of screen being used, age of unit, bulb age, sitting location, distance from screen, how good is the persons eye sight the equipment being used to calibrate, I can go on and on on and on with the various factors that can change how it will look in different places, the best thing is to calibrate to your environment not someone else.
post #2763 of 8481
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Originally Posted by Daniel Chaves View Post

Because Calibrations is based on Environment, unless your going to be at the same place the person Calibrated at it wont match your area, factors such as wall color, paint used, windows, ceiling height, type of screen being used, age of unit, bulb age, sitting location, distance from screen, how good is the persons eye sight the equipment being used to calibrate, I can go on and on on and on with the various factors that can change how it will look in different places, the best thing is to calibrate to your environment not someone else.

I understand That Chaves also everyone has different eyesight but it is something to go by and then readjust the settings tour eyesight, look at other PJ thread someone has mentioned their calibrations usually the first posting.


By the way still having lousy Receiver issues so will look at that thread on the OnKyo TX-NR515.
post #2764 of 8481
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Originally Posted by Daniel Chaves View Post

well its been pretty much declared the the Saisonics are the worse tested thus far and the best being the BenQ followed in a tie by TrueDepth and MonoPrice followed by 3D Corp and then the Saisonics in last.

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Originally Posted by JoeBoy73 View Post

Thanks Daniel...looks like I may give he monoprice glasses a try!

I think the Monoprice glasses and the 3DTVCorp glasses are one and the same...
post #2765 of 8481
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Originally Posted by elmermccurdy View Post

I'm having some issues with my new TrueDepth glasses (every 5-10 minutes dropping sync or shutting off -- I can't tell which of these it is), but I've topped off the charge and am going to continue testing. More info soon. But when they work, they're pretty much flawless as long as you look through the center of the lens. If you look off-axis, through the edge of the lens you see a little red, but it's not really a problem for normal viewing.

Haven't seen any other TrueDepth glasses owners say this. Maybe they are defective?

I've always read that they are the best at keeping synch, is the only reason I am suggesting it.
post #2766 of 8481
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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

Just watched a 3D movie with my Saisonics and it looked great ..

I think a lot of people loved the Sainsonics until they tried others and saw how much worse the Sainsonics are at blocking the red flash in comparison. Just from reading. I don't have them.
post #2767 of 8481
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Originally Posted by Daniel Chaves View Post

Because Calibrations is based on Environment, unless your going to be at the same place the person Calibrated at it wont match your area, factors such as wall color, paint used, windows, ceiling height, type of screen being used, age of unit, bulb age, sitting location, distance from screen, how good is the persons eye sight the equipment being used to calibrate, I can go on and on on and on with the various factors that can change how it will look in different places, the best thing is to calibrate to your environment not someone else.


While parts of that are most definitely true (environment/screen) at the same time there are often common settings and factory pre-sets with every display that obtain better than OotB results.

For example with DLP there are often common brightness settings where the DMD dither vanishes and there is usually a common sharpness setting that is optimal without adding ringing/ee (providing a firmware revision has not changed these factors).

Contrast (color shift) can be very screen dependent but there is also often a common setting that most will likely find optimal with matte white screens (or those sharing a similar environment and screen, like white walls with an HP screen).

Now when it comes to CMS settings those can at times be shared and obtain better than OotB settings with projectors that are not initially accurate (unlike the w1070 which is claimed to be pretty good OotB) but these settings should ideally be done in the room and on the screen that the end-user will be viewing (for optimal results).

However with lamp based projectors this is mostly a moot point since there is drift as the lamp ages and even a highly accurate initial CMS calibration is not likely to be nearly as accurate just a few hundred hours later (often times even less).

My offer to calibrate a w1070 is still out there for anyone very close to the Portland Oregon area (at about 1/3 the standard ISF rate), you'll want to get some hours on that lamp before hand though.

* I see below that Doug offered up the same type of calibration and I think I can say that like me he does this for fun as a hobby and for the opportunity to view more projectors, I don't think either of us is looking to make this a career. wink.gif
If the cost of the ISF certified tech/calibration is not a factor then by all means hire a pro, they will have you seeing your display at its full potential.

Regards,
Jason
Edited by DaGamePimp - 2/27/13 at 3:27pm
post #2768 of 8481
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post



My offer to calibrate a w1070 is still out there for anyone very close to the Portland Oregon area (at about 1/3 the standard ISF rate), you'll want to get some hours on that lamp before hand though.

Jason

I also offer the same type of high quality Enthusiast calibration like a pro would do, if you are on the other coast in Philadelphia PA. I purchased the gear and spent the time learning to keep my own projector calibrated as the lamp ages. 3000+ hours and it looks wonderful!
post #2769 of 8481
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Originally Posted by geezerpl View Post

The advantages (for some) might be:

2D-3D conversion
3D SBS 1080p/60 (unlike 1080i in Benq)
3D in ECO mode possible
Acer brighter than Benq (especially important in 3D)

I seen your comment. . . and was curious about the 3D SBS 1080p/60 on the Acer H6510BD, so I hunted down the manual.

From what I get out of the manual (page 36) it's the same as the w1070.




1080p/24 for ou & fp
1080i/50-60 for SBS
just like the BenQ

bummer. . .
post #2770 of 8481
Question we cannot change the colors & tint setting on our projector??????
post #2771 of 8481
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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

Question we cannot change the colors & tint setting on our projector??????

Those adjustments are really only valid in analog video. With HDMI there should be no need to alter them in fact they do not exist. For marketing purposes the manufactures put them in to the firmware for everyone who think they should be there. Same thing goes for sharpness and Cell light on a plasma.. I have an HC3000 from 2005 .. no color or tint when using HDMI.. component, yes they are there but not HDMI.
post #2772 of 8481
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Originally Posted by airscapes View Post

Those adjustments are really only valid in analog video. With HDMI there should be no need to alter them in fact they do not exist. For marketing purposes the manufactures put them in to the firmware for everyone who think they should be there. Same thing goes for sharpness and Cell light on a plasma.. I have an HC3000 from 2005 .. no color or tint when using HDMI.. component, yes they are there but not HDMI.


Still have a Sanyo PJ 1080P with HDMI and I could change the colors etc, so do not know where you received your information.
post #2773 of 8481
post #2774 of 8481
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Originally Posted by Daniel Chaves View Post

VisualApex has the projector at $999 with extras so not to bad

http://www.visualapex.com/BenQ/Projector-Specifications.asp?For-The=W1070&SE=GoogleShopping&KW=W1070



Those extras are useless. Get it from Amazon for the same price, plus a $50 giftcard.
post #2775 of 8481
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Those extras are useless. Get it from Amazon for the same price, plus a $50 giftcard.

Maybe but for me I rather support a smaller company and one that takes the time to respond to all my emails.
post #2776 of 8481
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Originally Posted by airscapes View Post

Those adjustments are really only valid in analog video. With HDMI there should be no need to alter them in fact they do not exist. For marketing purposes the manufactures put them in to the firmware for everyone who think they should be there. Same thing goes for sharpness and Cell light on a plasma.. I have an HC3000 from 2005 .. no color or tint when using HDMI.. component, yes they are there but not HDMI.
Really? So projectors have no need for Color and tint controls?

I was told that the reason Color, tint and other controls are there, is because the TV did some kind of YCBCR processing inside the TV, thats why there there, to decode the YCBCR. Or do projectors not do this?
post #2777 of 8481
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Originally Posted by Daniel Chaves View Post

Maybe but for me I rather support a smaller company and one that takes the time to respond to all my emails.


I have dealt with VA before Excellent people and they back up everything for a limited time.
post #2778 of 8481
Well here is a stupid question do we have to have all HDMI 4 for every input our output on the BenQ or just from the receiver to the PJ?
post #2779 of 8481
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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

Well here is a stupid question do we have to have all HDMI 4 for every input our output on the BenQ or just from the receiver to the PJ?

depends if your receiver can re-sequence the signal from the other sources to then be sent out through the HDMI, if it cant convert the signals then you would need to hook up out for each source type. At least thats my understanding, I want to say that Component and HDMI work with each other just fine, its the composite and svideo that probably need their own outs to the projector but I could be wrong on this since I havent tried that myself since evrything runs HDMI on my AVR.
post #2780 of 8481
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Originally Posted by ERuiz View Post

Does anyone know what type of fan is inside the w1070? I was wondering if it's a PC type fan which could probably be swapped out with a quieter one...


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Anyone?

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
post #2781 of 8481
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Originally Posted by ERuiz View Post

Anyone?

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2

yeah I had the same thoughts but Im sure many dont want to risk loosing the warranty to find out.
post #2782 of 8481
Would this be a decent projector for an outdoor theatre setup (132")? I'm looking for the best 3d 1080p projector for an outdoor theatre under a grand. I will also use this in my bedroom when not using it outdoors. Any input would be greatly appreciated!
post #2783 of 8481
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Originally Posted by Daniel Chaves View Post

depends if your receiver can re-sequence the signal from the other sources to then be sent out through the HDMI, if it cant convert the signals then you would need to hook up out for each source type. At least thats my understanding, I want to say that Component and HDMI work with each other just fine, its the composite and svideo that probably need their own outs to the projector but I could be wrong on this since I havent tried that myself since evrything runs HDMI on my AVR.


Would not be using component strictly HDMI, so must it be a HDMI 4 for all of them.?
post #2784 of 8481
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Originally Posted by Daniel Chaves View Post

Maybe but for me I rather support a smaller company and one that takes the time to respond to all my emails.


That's great. I purchased my Epson 8100 from them, great people and would definitely deal with them again.

I am also a regular shopper with Amazon. Fast shipping, easy return, never had a problem with Amazon.

But price wise, Amazon currently has the best price for this projector (with their current giftcard offering).
post #2785 of 8481
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Originally Posted by elmermccurdy View Post

I'm having some issues with my new TrueDepth glasses (every 5-10 minutes dropping sync or shutting off -- I can't tell which of these it is), but I've topped off the charge and am going to continue testing. More info soon. But when they work, they're pretty much flawless as long as you look through the center of the lens. If you look off-axis, through the edge of the lens you see a little red, but it's not really a problem for normal viewing.

Okay, did a little more testing tonight. Same problem on two different sets of TrueDepth glasses. All the lights were out in the room, so interference can be ruled out. The glasses will periodically drop sync for a few seconds, and then recover by themselves, every 10 minutes or so during a movie. My player is a PS3 with up-to-date firmware. Is anyone else seeing this issue? I have no idea whether the problem is with my projector, my glasses or my PS3.
Edited by elmermccurdy - 2/27/13 at 8:02pm
post #2786 of 8481
Hello,

I recently came across this pj and waiting just like for the next price drop. ncix has is for $949, http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=77677&vpn=W1070&manufacture=BenQ&promoid=1302, I ordered but then backed out because of their poor return policy.

The reason it is staying at the current price might be most of the retailers do not have this in stock. Might be the new firmware is causing the delay so the new stock will defintely be on 1.04.

I have to mount this on a vaulted ceiling and would like to know if this will work http://www.amazon.com/Vantage-Point-CGUPM12-B-Universal-Projector/dp/B00067OR6K/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1362020998&sr=8-3&keywords=projector+mount+vaulted

Thanks
post #2787 of 8481
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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

Would not be using component strictly HDMI, so must it be a HDMI 4 for all of them.?

oh I guess thats part Im loosing you at, for the most part I have the Onkyo 616, well I have the Home Theater in a box 990 or something like that but its pretty much the 616, so when you say HDMI 4, do you mean as an output? my AVR only have one HDMI output and all the other HDMI inputs are labeled as Sat, Game, and so on so do you mean like HDMI input number 4 if we were counting from left to right? or do you mean the forth HDMI in the link is your output to the projector? Could you take a picture of the back of your AVR might help figure out a few things.
post #2788 of 8481
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Originally Posted by poochg3 View Post

Would this be a decent projector for an outdoor theatre setup (132")? I'm looking for the best 3d 1080p projector for an outdoor theatre under a grand. I will also use this in my bedroom when not using it outdoors. Any input would be greatly appreciated!

Yes, it's the best 3D projector under a grand, as there are no other 1080p 3d projectors under a grand that have this many features, and only recently has Optoma and Acer released competitors. The Acer and Optoma options do not look as good as the Benq IMHO, as far as everything you get with this (this sucker is loaded for the price).
post #2789 of 8481
300 hours into it so far with no problems. Only issue I have is the focus on one side or the other, my choice... it sucks but it's a keystone thing... very irritating to me, but no one else notices it and its only an issue with pc browsing and such...can't see it with video playing...
As far as fan noise, it sits right above my head and I can't hear it at all with even the slightest volume, and in quiet scenes i can, but only if I focus on it.

One thing I am still confused on is the eco settings... is smart eco that much better than eco? For messing around on the computer and such? It's clearly as bright as normal with darker websites lowering the lamp power automatically, but would keeping it on eco mode (dim all the time) be more beneficial?
post #2790 of 8481
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Originally Posted by Daniel Chaves View Post

VisualApex has the projector at $999 with extras so not to bad

http://www.visualapex.com/BenQ/Projector-Specifications.asp?For-The=W1070&SE=GoogleShopping&KW=W1070

I'll take the Amazon gift card over that.

Dust cover is pretty much worthless since most will mount the PJ.

Disney disc is nice I guess, but I like the AVS test disc.

Good find though. Nice to see that VA actually has a set date for shipping again.
Edited by Stuntman_Mike - 2/28/13 at 12:07pm
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