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post #2941 of 8564
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Originally Posted by elmermccurdy View Post

Here's all you need to do to enable 3D if it isn't enabled already: http://www.gamersworldbd.com/2010/11/how-to-enable-3d-display-on-your-ps3.html

I'll be interested to hear whether you have the same frequent flickers and sync dropouts I had. I think we have the same model PS3.

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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

Thanks for the info.


Tried it no help, I even called BenQ no help either, stuck between a hard place and a rock.
Isn't that the s---s mad.gif
post #2942 of 8564
I read here alot about problems with sbs 3d with htpc, but is that true 3d or jist a basic mkv? And say I have an external hdd with 3d .mkv hokked up to my blu ray player will the w1070 play? Does it have option for sbs?
post #2943 of 8564
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Originally Posted by albero67 View Post

Get the KDLinks HD700 on Amazon. Plays all 3D (and 2D) files you can possibly think off on the BenQ W1070. It solved all the problems I had trying to figure out how to play 3D MKV or ISO files via Xbox of HTPC. And you get the most amazing customers service I have ever seen for free with it.

Hmm, looks like a sweet streaming box! I think I may have to give this a try for $140.
post #2944 of 8564
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Originally Posted by albero67 View Post

Get the KDLinks HD700 on Amazon. Plays all 3D (and 2D) files you can possibly think off on the BenQ W1070. It solved all the problems I had trying to figure out how to play 3D MKV or ISO files via Xbox of HTPC. And you get the most amazing customers service I have ever seen for free with it.

Thanks. I've been looking for something to play 3D blu-ray ISOs, since XBMC can't play them. Looks like this is supposed to handle MVC format, so I will give it a try...
post #2945 of 8564
Just confirmed with Visual Apex that they should be getting more Benq w1070's in on March 6th. I'll be ordering the full 120" tensioned setup I think.
post #2946 of 8564
Hi, im having some troubles playing 3D content.
I have a strong gaming pc (i7, hd6970, 16gb ram).
i tried all kind of differnet tutorials but could get anything to work and i cant find what am i doing wrong.
im using the new version fo the true depth 3d glasses.
im using streoscopic player.
Playing a half SBS 1080P Video (IMAX.Dinosaurs.Alive.2007.3D.Half-SBS.1080p.Bluray.x264)
My desktop is set to 1080i/30HZ (my drivers wont let me force 50/60 hz) and i get the option to play SBS 3D on my Benq.

the problem is i get this picture:



what am i doing wrong ?

the current setting for the player are:
file->video properties->side by side right imagwe first
view->viewing method->software pagefilpping

would appreciate any help
Edited by repero - 3/4/13 at 5:46pm
post #2947 of 8564
Try using powerdvd 3d files play perfect for me using that player.
post #2948 of 8564
use vlc to play the SBS
post #2949 of 8564
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Originally Posted by repero View Post

Hi, im having some troubles playing 3D content.
I have a strong gaming pc (i7, hd6970, 16gb ram).
i tried all kind of differnet tutorials but could get anything to work and i cant find what am i doing wrong.

The W1070 3D options, for me, only come up when my HTPC graphics card is set to 1080p/24hz (or lower). This setting will allow you to play frame packed 3D (bluray) and top-bottom/over-under 3D 1080p. To play SBS 3D you need to set it to 1080i, which my graphics card will not do, so I have to use 720p for SBS 3D.

Some people have claimed that when switching their video player over to 3D that the options on the W1070 for 3D come up, I have had no such luck and I've tried just about every player. For me it is totally dependent on what my graphic card settings are — 3D options won't even come up if I have the graphic's properties higher than 1080/24Hz. Very annoying. . .

hope that helps
post #2950 of 8564
For everyone with HTPCs and having issues with 3D .mkv files... Give Stereoscopic Player a try. Works perfectly for me.

I keep my desktop at 1920x1080@60p and movies play at 1080/24 with frame packing 3D. Keep in mind that ALL my 3D mkv movies are 1080 while some are SBS and others are OU.

When you first run the movie through Stereoscopic Player, the program will ask you what type of movie is it and give you options to choose from. Once you select the correct format (sbs, ou, etc), you MUST close the program and restart it for the change to take effect. This is a one time thing for each movie.

Like I said, ALL my mkvs play at 1080/24 doing the above. The pj will play them in frame packing regardless whether they are sbs or ou. Don't ask me why it does that, I'm not complaining. Hahaha

3D looks TERRIFIC!

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
post #2951 of 8564
I also found the solution for 3D SBS MKVs...I play them with my PS3 and I use PS3 Media Server. It works perfectly with no crosstalk.

Of course, I can't use any subtitles, but who needs them?
post #2952 of 8564
Does anyone know of some calibrated settings, or mind posting their own? It has to be for the firmware versions that have the RGB gains defaulted at 98/95/93 instead of 50/50/50

I could find plenty of settings for the older versions, but not a single one with the newer.
post #2953 of 8564
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Originally Posted by Singh007 View Post

I also sold my 60" Panasonic 3D Plasma to get the w1070. This PJ is excellent, and i tried the viewsonic pro8200, mits hc4000, and this one. I would say the w1070 is the closest to the plasma. Don't expect it to match the plasma in terms of image quality. My plasma looked amazing, but the w1070 is also very nice. Not as good as the plasma of course, but of the 3 PJs i had, its the closest. But, once you go to 110" you will find it hard to watch a movie on a 60" plasma, no matter how high quality the image is.

I'm sure I'll love it. I'm realistic. I know that the blacks are not going to be up to my plasma's level, but I think color accuracy will be slightly better and the big screen experience will make up a lot for my black level blues lol. My TV doesn't even have 3D so that is another added bonus.

I remember earlier in the thread you were having issues with your PJ. Did you finally get all that squared away?
post #2954 of 8564
No matter what i do it just doesnt work.. The benq keeps showing the pictures side by side with flickering image as shown in the photo from previous post... I have no idea what else to do, tried vlc stereoscopic, powerdvd and 3 others...
Any chance someone make a step by step tutorial? Or perhaps a youtube video? Im so frustrated
post #2955 of 8564
Well my projector arrived today but can't mount it yet. I'm waiting for the mount. Until then, I have to rub the kiss marks I left on it tongue.gif
post #2956 of 8564
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Originally Posted by repero View Post


what am i doing wrong ?

the current setting for the player are:
file->video properties->side by side right imagwe first
view->viewing method->software pagefilpping

would appreciate any help

I don't need stereoscopic player I recently discovered, for sbs or ou.
For ou or standalone bluray player set desktop to 1080p/24Hz
For sbs set desktop to 1080i/60Hz, yes that's interlaced.
Playback the mkv using any media player like mpc-hc. It will show the sbs or ou file in that format
Bring up the 3D menu and switch into the format your playing and it will merge the two images to 3D.

That software pageflipping from SP is not what you want. Use the above instructions. The only reason to get SP for me is to playback a 3D bluray direct from the disk using the ssif file but lately I don't even need to do that. I can convert a 3D bluray to an ou mkv in about 40 minutes and play it like I described above. Doom9.org has the instructions, start reading from here in this thread -

http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?p=1596672&highlight=BD3D2MK3D#post1596672

On my W1070, ou is visually better quality than sbs. It's very close to the original bluray disc and has improved 3D depth compared to sbs.
Edited by tyee - 3/5/13 at 8:55am
post #2957 of 8564
Hey all,

Just thought I would chime in as I just got my SainSonic 3D Glasses today, got 4 pairs on eBay for AU$109 shipped free via DHL.

I read some bashing regarding these so I wasn't expecting them to be as good as my brand name ones I used on my previous setup which were AU$150 a pair but I'm quite impressed with them and for their price I simply cannot look past them.

In a totally dark room with lots of black the red frame packing can be seen but I would say 80% is blocked out and as soon as some image appears the red washes out and looks black anyway I got use to it within 5min and couldn't notice it, colours look good also, these glasses work flawless on PS3 games, replaying Crysis 2 again now in 3D and it's amazing, another good thing is they are rechargeable whereas most high priced pairs use replaceable batteries in them which I always found annoying with messing with screwdrivers or coins to open battery compartments and the old CR2032 batteries ain't the cheapest things either.

Sure there will be better glasses out there but I believe the cost ratio would make these the better option, I am about to order my second set so hope this helps in some way.
Edited by sojourner353 - 3/5/13 at 8:52am
post #2958 of 8564
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Originally Posted by ERuiz View Post

For everyone with HTPCs and having issues with 3D .mkv files... Give Stereoscopic Player a try. Works perfectly for me.

I keep my desktop at 1920x1080@60p and movies play at 1080/24 with frame packing 3D. Keep in mind that ALL my 3D mkv movies are 1080 while some are SBS and others are OU.

When you first run the movie through Stereoscopic Player, the program will ask you what type of movie is it and give you options to choose from. Once you select the correct format (sbs, ou, etc), you MUST close the program and restart it for the change to take effect. This is a one time thing for each movie.

Like I said, ALL my mkvs play at 1080/24 doing the above. The pj will play them in frame packing regardless whether they are sbs or ou. Don't ask me why it does that, I'm not complaining. Hahaha

3D looks TERRIFIC!

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2

Cool I will check it out smile.gif
post #2959 of 8564
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Originally Posted by tyee View Post

I don't need stereoscopic player I recently discovered, for sbs or ou.
For ou or standalone bluray player set desktop to 1080p/24Hz
For sbs set desktop to 1080i/60Hz, yes that's interlaced.
.
I dont have the option for 1080/60 only 1080i/30
post #2960 of 8564
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Originally Posted by sojourner353 View Post

Hey all,

Just thought I would chime in as I just got my SainSonic 3D Glasses today, got 4 pairs on eBay for AU$109 shipped free via DHL.

I read some bashing regarding these so I wasn't expecting them to be as good as my brand name ones I used on my previous setup which were AU$150 a pair but I'm quite impressed with them and for their price I simply cannot look past them.

In a totally dark room with lots of black the red frame packing can be seen but I would say 80% is blocked out and as soon as some image appears the red washes out and looks black anyway I got use to it within 5min and couldn't notice it, colours look good also, these glasses work flawless on PS3 games, replaying Crysis 2 again now in 3D and it's amazing, another good thing is they are rechargeable whereas most high priced pairs use replaceable batteries in them which I always found annoying with messing with screwdrivers or coins to open battery compartments and the old CR2032 batteries ain't the cheapest things either.

Sure there will be better glasses out there but I believe the cost ratio would make these the better option, I am about to order my second set so hope this helps in some way.

On Amazon in the US, these glasses are $30. The TrueDepth's are 2 pairs for $120. If I needed 4 pairs, I could definitely see how tempting these would be, but I would personally pay an extra $30 to have no red flash and not deal with fiddling with the synch buttons on the Sainsonic. The lenses on the Sainsonics are pretty small too at least from pictures.
post #2961 of 8564
Guys. What kind of 3D glasses do I need to look for? Ones that are specific for projectors or are they all compatible with each other?
post #2962 of 8564
There's a long thread about glasses for this projector

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1448720/benq-w1070-144hz-compatible-dlp-link-3d-glasses
post #2963 of 8564
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Originally Posted by repero View Post

I dont have the option for 1080/60 only 1080i/30

I think it may be the same thing. It's either 60 fields/second or 30 frames/second. Depends on what your GPU card calls it. I see you have tried it but use my instructions. If the 3D menu gives you the sbs option it has to work. Use a basic player first and see if it works before adding in stereoscopic player to the mix.
post #2964 of 8564
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Originally Posted by repero View Post

I dont have the option for 1080/60 only 1080i/30

That's the problem, every graphics card will be different. For some, they might get one of the players to work and send 1080p/24Hz directly and/or convert whatever they are playing to frame packing. Where others, like myself, the graphics card will only send what it is set at.

If you read the manual for the W1070 you can find all resolutions that will for the different 3D formats.

Essentially, as I stated in the last post, the best options are:
over-under & frame packing: set at 1080p/24hz
Sibe-by-side: set at 1080i/50 or 60Hz or use 720p (my card only has 50Hz & 60Hz for 720p, but it works, and I don't have any interlace options thus 720p is all I can use for SBS 3D.)

I was *never* able to get stereoscopic player or power dvd to work as some have suggested. The projector always read my output as whatever I had the graphics card set to.

I use potplayer, generally. Once my graphics card is set properly then I hit the 3D button on the remote and I get the 3D options — SBS is always grayed out for me except when I go to a lower resolution than 1080p — my graphics card does not have interlace options. Therefore, I use 720p for SBS, which with a full SBS 720p will give as good if not better resolution than half SBS 1080p.

You have to have the projector on and hooked up to your computer before making the settings — most cards will default the projector to 1080p/60Hz.
Once it is up and running then you should see it in your graphic card settings. If you are using Windows, that is. If you have Windows set to "projector only" then it will be the only option, if you have "extended" or "duplicate" set then you will see both the projector and your monitor.

On Win7 I just right click the desktop and select "graphic properties", then select the projector (not my monitor), and change the settings.
This is the easiest way I've found to get things working properly for 3D with my computer.

If you have a device (receiver, bluray, etc) that does up converting you might be able to set things there.
post #2965 of 8564
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Originally Posted by tyee View Post

I think it may be the same thing. It's either 60 fields/second or 30 frames/second. Depends on what your GPU card calls it. I see you have tried it but use my instructions. If the 3D menu gives you the sbs option it has to work. Use a basic player first and see if it works before adding in stereoscopic player to the mix.

No, it's probably not the same. I have 24Hz, 25Hz, 30Hz, 50Hz, and 60Hz settings. Only 24Hz works for over-under and frame-packing.
and SBS *must* be 50Hz or 60Hz @ 1080i, according to the manual. The BenQ W1070 is very picky, if it isn't being sent the correct resolution at the correct Hz then it won't even bring up the 3D options.

However, if you have a player that works properly and converts SDB & OU to frame packing then you can leave things set to 1080p/24Hz — stereoscopic player and power DVD did NOT work for me. . . don't know why but they were terrible — maybe because my graphics are POS intel.
post #2966 of 8564
Just my 2 cents.

Got mine 2 Fridays ago from Amazon (mad I missed the sale, but couldn't wait any longer), but didn't set it up till last Saturday. It took me so long to set it up because I was having severe buyers' remorse and was seriously thinking of returning it because I didn't think it could do much better then what I was upgrading from which is the Marantz VP4001 (same as the Sharp XVZ-3000) which is a 720p projector that I loved (past tense) except for fan noise, lamp life and OEM lamp cost. I do not mount it, I put it on a little table in the middle of the room is my normal viewing method. I recently enlarged my screen from 96" to 110" diagonal in 16:9 (shoud have done it years ago!)

I decided to inaugurate my projector with one of my favorite movies: the blu-ray of "Star Trek-The Motion Picture" (a movie not known for the best picture quality, but I think it's WAY under rated in this regard) and I just wanna say: This picture BLEW MY BALLS OUGHTA THEIR SOCKETS!!! [eyeballs, I mean] I thought my Marantz picture was hard to beat, but this thing was like seeing HD for the first time. Now you may say that is because I am upgrading from 720p (which is true), but in the last 2 years I have watched approx. 60 HD movies at my buddies on his Epson Pro Cinema (2-3 years old?) and this kicks the crap outta' his (1080p) picture. Of course the brightness compared to my previous is off the charts and all the new detail that is visible (mistakes and hidden movie detail) is so much fun. It's WAY quieter on full brightness then my previous projector was on "eco" (which I had to keep it set on due to the loud fan noise on normal setting).

I have not tried 3D yet (need a player).

The Minuses:

-On my previous projector, I very rarely noticed a rainbow and with time I seemed to notice them less and less. Can you get used to them? On the 1070W, I am seeing occasional rainbows again, more frequently in dark scenes I believe, but only a few movies watched so far, but not anywhere near a deal killer for me, but people with extreme rainbow sensativety may want to proceed with caution.

-The HDMI "handshake" takes a LOT longer with the 1070W then my previous projector and the HDMI input is very sensative to the slightest bumps on the HDMI cable while plugged in. You will wonder why you lost picture, jiggle or reinsert the HDMI.

-The focus/zoom is way touchier (sp?) then my VP4001 in that adjusting one, knocks the other off. Not a problem for those mounting it, but for me putting it on a table in the middle of the room and I also expand the zoom when I switch from a 16:9 movie to a 2.35:1 movie (I project on a big piece of laminate) to maximize my image size, it can be a little tricky and time consuming if you're watching with guests, but manageable.

- The glossy, white cabinet causes lots of reflections if it is in front of the viewer.

- The main MINUS: I have to watch ALL my blu-ray movies over again to see them in all their HD glory! biggrin.gif


Conclusion: A KEEPER!
Edited by Nightingale - 3/5/13 at 2:36pm
post #2967 of 8564
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Originally Posted by CharlesZ7 View Post

No, it's probably not the same. I have 24Hz, 25Hz, 30Hz, 50Hz, and 60Hz settings. Only 24Hz works for over-under and frame-packing.
and SBS *must* be 50Hz or 60Hz @ 1080i, according to the manual. The BenQ W1070 is very picky, if it isn't being sent the correct resolution at the correct Hz then it won't even bring up the 3D options.

However, if you have a player that works properly and converts SDB & OU to frame packing then you can leave things set to 1080p/24Hz — stereoscopic player and power DVD did NOT work for me. . . don't know why but they were terrible — maybe because my graphics are POS intel.

I can't get any 3D menu when I set the desktop to 720p. Absolutely nothing. I'm using i7-3770k with hd4000 intel graphics also. Any suggestions??
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ok after trying about 6 players i tried using media player classic HC and.... it works!!!! looks great!! thank you all for your help and special thanks to Tyee for mentioning it! im finally happy with it and can enjoy my 3D library!

so easy, simply drag and enjoy the 3D... couldnt be happier with my Benq!!!
post #2969 of 8564
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Originally Posted by tyee View Post

I can't get any 3D menu when I set the desktop to 720p. Absolutely nothing. I'm using i7-3770k with hd4000 intel graphics also. Any suggestions??

Once I set my graphic card settings for the projector to 720p I get all 3D settings available, I also get them when I set the projector's resolution via right click on the desktop, screen resolution, and selecting the projector to 720p, though I usually go through the "graphics properties" and not "screen resolution." Via "screen resolution" you will most likely not have an option to change Hz, though the BenQ @ 720p will accept any Hz for 3D as far as I know.

Please make sure you are changing the projector's settings and not your desktop/monitor — changing your desktop/monitor will not do anything for the projector.
post #2970 of 8564
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Originally Posted by repero View Post

ok after trying about 6 players i tried using media player classic HC and.... it works!!!! looks great!! thank you all for your help and special thanks to Tyee for mentioning it! im finally happy with it and can enjoy my 3D library!

so easy, simply drag and enjoy the 3D... couldnt be happier with my Benq!!!

Are you leaving your graphics properties @ 1080p/60Hz and still getting SBS to play?
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