Originally Posted by teeger
Hit the info button on your remote to see what firmware version you are running. If you are running f/w version 1.03, this is likely the cause of the flicker. If you have firmware v. 1.04, then the flicker is likely due to some other cause.
BenQ replaced my first unit due to the flicker . . . they couldn't tell me on the phone whether the flicker might be putting stress on the lamp or not . . . so . . . they shipped me a new unit in exchange (instead of shipping mine back for a f/w update) for the one running 1.03. Everything with firmware 1.04 seems stable and good!
Thanks for the information. I have firmware v. 1.02. Purchased from that large Canadian retailer about two weeks ago. Have played around a bit more with settings and have found that the flicker was only in smart-eco mode, it now seems to have vanished completely.
Overall very happy. The colour is absolutely fantastic with very few adjustments required. I can see why Art from projectorreviews was so impressed regarding colour accuracy. Skin tones are very natural. Definitely sharper than the Mitsubishi HC4000 and the Acer H9500BD. Motion is handled exceptionally well. Very good overall 2D image quality and imo stronger than the Mits and the Acer.
I also had the opportunity the test 3D last night. Compared to the Acer it's a good deal brighter and certainly presents a more stable image; there are also far more options to play with in the 3D mode. I'm using the 3DTV corp glasses and did detect some green tint in the image, but nothing major.