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post #3091 of 8508
Recently read that after 6 months our viewing will change on our screen where half of the screen will be OK and the other not so good, should had copied that article and posted it here, they said its common in the event get a extended warranty if you can.
post #3092 of 8508
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Originally Posted by Daniel Chaves View Post

I think then you better exchange it that way you gain another 30 days return and hopefully that solves the problem.

I am exchanging it, hope that its the issue if not everything is going back, lol since do not know what item is the problem, PS3, Onkyo 515 or the Benq, talked to BenQ support and the person that answer have never had a handshake issue but will contact headquarters in Taiwan to see if they had this issue.

Have had at least 3 prior PJ no issues at all????
post #3093 of 8508
Tried a stereoscopic 3D player on my htpc and no luck still. I really don't want to use my htpc to watch 3D files. Don't understand why I am not able to just choose the 3D formats myself. Seems odd to me. Never had this problem with any of my jvc projectors or the W7000.
post #3094 of 8508
Likely picking one of these up tonight.

Can always sell it to someone here after checking it out and calibrating it if it does not work out for me. wink.gif

Jason
post #3095 of 8508
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Originally Posted by blee0120 View Post

Tried a stereoscopic 3D player on my htpc and no luck still. I really don't want to use my htpc to watch 3D files. Don't understand why I am not able to just choose the 3D formats myself. Seems odd to me. Never had this problem with any of my jvc projectors or the W7000.

the W1070 is picky about 3D. . . my guess is, they intentionally gimped it this way to push people toward higher end models. Clearly the W7000 and JVC are NOT entry level models like the W1070.

For frame packing and over under 3D you have to input into the W1070 @ 1080p/24Hz or less.
SBS requires 1080i/50 or 60 Hz or less.

So. .. whatever you use to play your 3D files has to either meet those resolutions or convert the files into a format that works. Stereoscopic player will convert the input format to whatever output format you want but you still have to have the graphics on your computer setup properly. . . or whatever player you are using. Since bluray's standard is frame-packing @ 1080p/24Hz it works perfectly.

When using stereoscopic player you need to ensure you pick the proper "viewing method" and set your graphics card to 1080p/24Hz. . . . if the player doesn't have your graphics card in "viewing method" to automatically change the settings for you — all discussed on the page and previous page I linked to.

PowerDVD has worked for some as well as some media player devices like Roku. ..
post #3096 of 8508
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Originally Posted by CharlesZ7 View Post

the W1070 is picky about 3D. . . my guess is, they intentionally gimped it this way to push people toward higher end models. Clearly the W7000 and JVC are NOT entry level models like the W1070.

For frame packing and over under 3D you have to input into the W1070 @ 1080p/24Hz or less.
SBS requires 1080i/50 or 60 Hz or less.

So. .. whatever you use to play your 3D files has to either meet those resolutions or convert the files into a format that works. Stereoscopic player will convert the input format to whatever output format you want but you still have to have the graphics on your computer setup properly. . . or whatever player you are using. Since bluray's standard is frame-packing @ 1080p/24Hz it works perfectly.

When using stereoscopic player you need to ensure you pick the proper "viewing method" and set your graphics card to 1080p/24Hz. . . . if the player doesn't have your graphics card in "viewing method" to automatically change the settings for you — all discussed on the page and previous page I linked to.

PowerDVD has worked for some as well as some media player devices like Roku. ..
I only planned to use the W1070 for sports and TV, but the 3D should be available. Even though its an entry level projector, there is no reason for this to be a problem for 3D. Good thing for me, I was just interested to only see how those files look.
post #3097 of 8508
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Originally Posted by dzenc View Post

It will. It has to be centered AND parallel to the screen. If it is angled one way or the other (even slightly) then it will mis-align the image.
Oh, phew! panic over smile.gif
post #3098 of 8508
Amazon is amassing this afternoon requested to return my W1070 and it was approved and they will pick it up tomorrow and the new one will arrive tomorrow also, that is excellent service if you ask me, now have to keep my fingers crossed that it woks.
post #3099 of 8508
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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

Amazon is amassing this afternoon requested to return my W1070 and it was approved and they will pick it up tomorrow and the new one will arrive tomorrow also, that is excellent service if you ask me, now have to keep my fingers crossed that it woks.

Cool. I hope the replacement PJ fixes the issue for you. If it doesn't - I would look again at the cables. See if you can try with shorter cables (10' or less). Test each cable one by one by connecting it directly from the source device to the PJ with no receiver in the middle. Make sure everything is working the way you want it to. If possible, test 1080p/60hz. If that works with both cables, then try using those same two cables with the receiver in the middle and see what happens.
post #3100 of 8508
Thanks dzenc.
post #3101 of 8508
Would one of you gentlemen be so kind as to check your RGB values and report what the default and maximum settings are for this?
post #3102 of 8508
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Originally Posted by blee0120 View Post

I don't know if this has been discussed, but I can not get any SBS or TB files to be recognized as 3D. I ripped a couple of my 3D movies in those formats to see how ghosting look on my jvc projectors. My 3D blu ray discs work with no problems as they are frame pack. I tried the files with my Oppo 103 and AIOS HD Media Center. Both worked with the W7000 with no problems. I think if the W0170 could just choose 3D, I can select TB or sbs they would work. Is there anyway this is possible?

What output resolution and frequency/FPS are you sending the projector?

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post #3103 of 8508
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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

Amazon is amassing this afternoon requested to return my W1070 and it was approved and they will pick it up tomorrow and the new one will arrive tomorrow also, that is excellent service if you ask me, now have to keep my fingers crossed that it woks.

Hope it does work. What HDMI cables are you using now?
post #3104 of 8508
hello guys, im new to pj's this is going to be my first one just placed order with favi 120" electric. may not be the best but this is a starter project.
my first ? is
1 - for a 120" screen how to get the best picture should i place it 10' with no zoom or 11'7" with 1.15 x zoom ?
i have 15' to work with i just dont know anything about zoom is it good or bad?
post #3105 of 8508
hello guys, im new to pj's this is going to be my first one just placed order with favi 120" electric. may not be the best but this is a starter project.
my first ? is
1 - for a 120" screen how to get the best picture should i place it 10' with no zoom or 11'7" with 1.15 x zoom ?
i have 15' to work with i just dont know anything about zoom is it good or bad?
post #3106 of 8508
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Originally Posted by man4mopar View Post

What output resolution and frequency/FPS are you sending the projector?

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I tried all resolutions 720p/1080i, 1080p. I just gave up. Maybe ill try to figure it out later
post #3107 of 8508
Hmm. Yesterday I tried using a calibration disc called DVE to set it up the best I can and noticed this projector was clipping below black bars in the image. Has anyone here noticed this to if they have a calibration disc? My BD player is the PS3 Slim. It also clips the Whiter than White too.

It's totally fine with 0-255 content.
post #3108 of 8508
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Originally Posted by man4mopar View Post

Hope it does work. What HDMI cables are you using now?


Have the new BenQ just sitting and will try it of a table to make sure it works, as far as cables a 15' and a 24' will try both the 15 is somewhat better built but a cable is a cable.biggrin.gif
post #3109 of 8508
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Burton View Post

Hmm. Yesterday I tried using a calibration disc called DVE to set it up the best I can and noticed this projector was clipping below black bars in the image. Has anyone here noticed this to if they have a calibration disc? My BD player is the PS3 Slim. It also clips the Whiter than White too.

It's totally fine with 0-255 content.

Probably that will help

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1090642/0-255-vs-16-235-on-htpc-trying-to-understand-what-is-going-on

http://www.audioholics.com/tweaks/calibrate-your-system/hdmi-black-levels-xvycc-rgb
post #3110 of 8508
Hi I too need to know about the zoom ratio. I'm new here, been trawling these great forums and you have all helped me so much gaining knowledge for my first HT.

I am about to pull the trigger on the W1070, my first projector, it's the final link to go with the oppo 103 and Pioneer lx75.

I have to put the projector 330 cms back from the screen ceiling mounted. After I put everything into the calculator it says that at 330 cms I will need to zoom to the maximum 1:30 to throw to a 100" screen.

Ideally I only want a 92" screen as i'm not far from the screen, about 3 metres but if my calculations are correct then the projector is too far away for this size screen.

I would appreciate a little help in this as I live in Thailand and if anyone knows here, it is incredibly difficult to find anyone who knows their profession inside out, i'm getting all kinds of different answers, it's also $600 more than it costs in Europe, Oz or the U.S and i'm being fobbed off with 120hz Asus glasses !

So does it sound about right that at 330cms from the screen, I could not have 92" and can only have 100" if zoomed right in and as per the post above, zooming like that, does it affect quality at all?

I wonder if there is a bracket for it that is telescopic and has depth also, like an L shape, to get it nearer to the screen?

Many thanksAshampoo Snap 3.30
post #3111 of 8508
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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

but a cable is a cable.biggrin.gif

Not true. Especially for high speeds over long lengths. And HDMI is one of the fastest protocols generally available right now.

What IS true is that price almost never equates to quality when it comes to cables.

What you need to look for is mostly wire gauge (AWG), which translates to resistance. Lower numbers = thicker wires = less resistance = better cable. Also, number of twists per inch (for balanced lines) and the quality of the sheilding will make a difference.

Unfortunately, most cable vendors don't provide this information, so you are left to think either (a) all cables are alike or (b) the more money I pay, the better the cable I will get. Neither is true.

Below 6-10', you may be OK, but once you step up to longer cables, cable quality becomes a much bigger issue.
post #3112 of 8508
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Originally Posted by dzenc View Post

Below 6-10', you may be OK, but once you step up to longer cables, cable quality becomes a much bigger issue.

This is why you always test long run cables before fishing or placing them in the wall.
post #3113 of 8508
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Originally Posted by dzenc View Post

Not true. Especially for high speeds over long lengths. And HDMI is one of the fastest protocols generally available right now.

What IS true is that price almost never equates to quality when it comes to cables.

What you need to look for is mostly wire gauge (AWG), which translates to resistance. Lower numbers = thicker wires = less resistance = better cable. Also, number of twists per inch (for balanced lines) and the quality of the sheilding will make a difference.

Unfortunately, most cable vendors don't provide this information, so you are left to think either (a) all cables are alike or (b) the more money I pay, the better the cable I will get. Neither is true.

Below 6-10', you may be OK, but once you step up to longer cables, cable quality becomes a much bigger issue.


Recently read a Cnet review of cables and they basically stated all cables are equal as long as you get the right one for your display, 1.3 or 1.4.ans so forth.
post #3114 of 8508
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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

Recently read a Cnet review of cables and they basically stated all cables are equal as long as you get the right one for your display, 1.3 or 1.4.ans so forth.

I wouldn't bet on it. If the cables actually meet the required specifications AT A GIVEN LENGTH, then that's certainly true. If two cables both meet the same specs (in other words, they both pass a certification test at a given bandwidth), then -- for the purposes we're talking about -- they're equally as good. The problem is that the longer the cable, the harder it is to meet the specs, and it's not necessarily true that the cables that you buy are tested to spec at the lengths they are shipped.

http://www.bluejeanscable.com/articles/certified-hdmi-cables.htm
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Now, there's a complicated sort of "kicker" here. The HDMI Adopter Agreement specifies that compliance testing is required only for a manufacturer's first product in a product category. So if one is a manufacturer of cable, all that has to be done is to meet compliance testing, once, for a single batch of cable. After that, no external compliance testing is required by the HDMI Adopter Agreement. One can build, for example, a 3-foot long 24 AWG cable with PE dielectric and bare copper conductors, have compliance testing done on it, and then go on to build a cable of a completely different length and design--say, a 25-foot long polyolefin dielectric cable with 28 AWG tinned copper conductors--and do no compliance testing at all. The HDMI Licensing organization has taken steps toward changing this situation, and has inserted into the Compliance Testing Specification some language indicating that a cable cannot be deemed "compliant" and therefore eligible to bear the HDMI trademarks unless it's been shown compliant up to the length being sold. However, these provisions presently may not be enforceable because they arguably conflict with the Adopter Agreement; whether they are enforceable or not, unfortunately, they are routinely ignored.

Unfortunately, the most practical way to find out is typically to test the cable yourself -- at the length you want to use -- using the application that you intend to use it for. This is why I suggested you test each cable individually. And start with lengths <= 10'. wink.gif
post #3115 of 8508
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Originally Posted by dzenc View Post

I wouldn't bet on it. If the cables actually meet the required specifications AT A GIVEN LENGTH, then that's certainly true. If two cables both meet the same specs (in other words, they both pass a certification test at a given bandwidth), then -- for the purposes we're talking about -- they're equally as good. The problem is that the longer the cable, the harder it is to meet the specs, and it's not necessarily true that the cables that you buy are tested to spec at the lengths they are shipped.

http://www.bluejeanscable.com/articles/certified-hdmi-cables.htm
Unfortunately, the most practical way to find out is typically to test the cable yourself -- at the length you want to use -- using the application that you intend to use it for. This is why I suggested you test each cable individually. And start with lengths <= 10'. wink.gif

I've bought expensive and inexpensive cables. I need a 20 foot cable for the run for my W1080ST projector. I looked at "RedMere" technology - - supposedly great for longer distances - but they started out at thirty feet.

I figured a twenty foot cable would be better than thirty feet - - and purchased an inexpensive, 1.4 HDMI, ARC, 3D, high bandwidth, yaddy ya, "Menotek" cable from Amazon for around $12.00 bucks. I tested it on my TV upstairs and it works fine - - lightening fast - - at least with my Amazon streaming. Insulated well, too. And it connects solidly to the HDMI port.

I don't think you really know until you test the cable out on your specific system. I am concerned about the HDMI handshake - - but my Pioneer SC65 receiver has been excellent so far, so we'll see how it is with the BenQ projector since I'll be running Satellite, Bluray and my Media Player all out of HDMI2.
post #3116 of 8508
Got this projector on Friday and watched a few blu rays. Picture was very sharp with darby @ 60 in cinema mode. Vey good 3d but I did notice some red with the sainsonics. Calibrated last night on user one using eye one and color hcfr and the picture is very natural looking, not far from crt or plasma. Very happy.
post #3117 of 8508
Think that I need to go back tp projector 101 class, so far nothing on my screen, will recheck the set up, back to the manual and will try a regular DVD .eek.gif
post #3118 of 8508
Thanks for the links but I'm not quite sure what you're trying to explain here. I don't get it. When I watch anything film or TV I switch the projector back to video levels and the PS3 back to limited.
post #3119 of 8508
Finally, finally able to watch my PJ 100%
post #3120 of 8508
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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

Finally, finally able to watch my PJ 100%

Good news! What fixed it?
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