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post #3121 of 8551
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Originally Posted by blee0120 View Post

I tried all resolutions 720p/1080i, 1080p. I just gave up. Maybe ill try to figure it out later

Along with resolution frequency/fps need to be matched as well. 720P 60fps is listed as SBS and TB compatible, SBS and TB will need to be selected in the projector.

I have a issue with my Computer and Receiver that even though I have the computer set to output 720P 60fps the projector has a listed input of 1080P 60. Which I am trying to figure out what is at fault. It does do 720P 60 because my 360 and PS3 do 3D games just fine and my non 144hz dlp link glasses sync.
post #3122 of 8551
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Originally Posted by man4mopar View Post

Along with resolution frequency/fps need to be matched as well. 720P 60fps is listed as SBS and TB compatible, SBS and TB will need to be selected in the projector.

I have a issue with my Computer and Receiver that even though I have the computer set to output 720P 60fps the projector has a listed input of 1080P 60. Which I am trying to figure out what is at fault. It does do 720P 60 because my 360 and PS3 do 3D games just fine and my non 144hz dlp link glasses sync.

I'm aware of 720p, 1080i/p60, and 1080p24. Its the projector, not the resolution selected. The projector is just not recognizing my files as 3D. I'm sure my ps3 will work. My 2d-3d works on my Oppo 103 with no problems. 3D blu rays work. Its just when I tried my sbs files and tb files on my hdd, it was not recognized as 3D. So, since its only recognized as 2D, the 3D options are greyed out. I can force 3D with the Oppo, but the sbs and tb files will be in frame packing. Its not a big problem for me, I just don't understand why its not accessible.
Edited by blee0120 - 3/12/13 at 2:19pm
post #3123 of 8551
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Burton View Post

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.

I try to explain that Video Stuff (and the Benq is made for Home theater) is 16 to 235. The PS3 is probably able to deliver 0-255 but that is IMHO for Computer Displays only.
post #3124 of 8551
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Originally Posted by Stuntman_Mike View Post

Tried out a BD last night and it was great on the 110". Dark scenes looked good, while bright scenes looked phenomenal. I definitely miss the blacks of my Panny, and I will upgrade to a better PJ in a few years. I just wanted something that was great for the price for now, which this is, and then I'll get a 4k projector when they get into the $5k-6k range, instead of spending that much now and having to do it again a few years from now.

I wouldn't be surprised at all if 4k budget projectors arrive within a couple years, at a similar price, thanks to this very model on the market. The w1070 is going to kick so many other PJs off the charts, and it can only drive prices down across the board. With pico projectors and cell-phone projectors, companies like BenQ will have to offer us something substantially better each year to push us towards upgrading, and I think that's going to be 4k within two years, for maybe $2k.

anyway, I bought it on impulse and so glad I did. I sold my TV and never went back. As far as the blacks being LCD-like, I guess that's a very fair comparison. I used to loathe LCDs for that reason, but at least this dlp has great motion and little input lag and cross talk in 3D. So in those respects, it's closer to a plasma. Also, no viewing angle limitations either, bigger size for much cheaper...better bang for your buck...yep, definitely more a plasma type thing, except for blacks of course!
post #3125 of 8551
When I set up my BenQ, I bought:
BlueRigger HDMI cables from Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004GW25WY/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I'm running a 50' from my Yamaha receiver to my W1070. 3D is beautiful, so I know they're good quality cables. Totally lossless.

I bought a 25' from them as well, but it was too short for my run.
post #3126 of 8551
Well I picked one up, had to try it out.



Over-all it's pretty decent for the investment but it does have some shortcomings.

It's very bright, almost painful on a 1.0 gain at about 80 inches (have not mounted).

3D gaming is about the best I have seen on any 3D capable pj (can't test 3D blu ray yet as no 144hz glasses).

2D is good but needs some tweaks at the low end (have not done full calibration yet to see just how much it can be improved).

This also is one of the noisier DLP's that I have seen/owned, not meaning sound level from fans/colorwheel but image noise.

I can say it has set a new price/performance benchmark (based upon out of the box with basic settings adjusted so there is room to make it even better).


Was there a consensus on the best 3D glasses for this model?

Thanks,
Jason
post #3127 of 8551
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

Well I picked one up, had to try it out.



Over-all it's pretty decent for the investment but it does have some shortcomings.

It's very bright, almost painful on a 1.0 gain at about 80 inches (have not mounted).

3D gaming is about the best I have seen on any 3D capable pj (can't test 3D blu ray yet as no 144hz glasses).

2D is good but needs some tweaks at the low end (have not done full calibration yet to see just how much it can be improved).

This also is one of the noisier DLP's that I have seen/owned, not meaning sound level from fans/colorwheel but image noise.

I can say it has set a new price/performance benchmark (based upon out of the box with basic settings adjusted so there is room to make it even better).


Was there a consensus on the best 3D glasses for this model?

Thanks,
Jason

I haven't been bothered by the noise at all, its very silent for me. But the true depths are the best I heard
post #3128 of 8551
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Originally Posted by Auric View Post

I try to explain that Video Stuff (and the Benq is made for Home theater) is 16 to 235. The PS3 is probably able to deliver 0-255 but that is IMHO for Computer Displays only.
if that is so then why can I fully see all bars using a test image in 0-255, but when I'm outputting 16-235 (with the BenQ set to video signal) it's actually clipping the below black, and above White. So that means bright scenes in movies will be clipped.

Just to clarify. When I'm outputting 0-255 I set the BenQ to PC Signal, and to video signal for 16-235 content.
post #3129 of 8551
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

It's very bright, almost painful on a 1.0 gain at about 80 inches (have not mounted).

There are brightness controls available via the menu.

Regarding suitable glasses for the W1070 please refer to the specific thread on this topic:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1448720/benq-w1070-144hz-compatible-dlp-link-3d-glasses/240#post_23073070

Early threads refer to some glasses which claimed to be 144Hz but were only 120Hz. Most, if not all, recently produced glasses will do 144Hz well, make certain they are for the D-Link and not RF. Obviously the Benq D3 glasses are the best but in short supply and expensive.

Look at the specs for each type of glasses and check to see that they are 144Hz, don't simply rely on the claims. If in doubt ask the supplier and check their returns policy. I have cheapies (Chinese under $25) and more expensive ones and there is NO difference for me in performance. All produce a very good picture. BUT I find the more expensive ones ($60) have a bigger lense and are more comfortable on the bridge of my nose (fully moulded bridge vs a plastic U shaped clip). The other factor in a partially lit room is that bigger side arms on the glasses block out the light coming in from the sides and makes viewing better in my opinion.
Edited by OZReddog - 3/12/13 at 6:27pm
post #3130 of 8551
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Originally Posted by blee0120 View Post

I haven't been bothered by the noise at all, its very silent for me. But the true depths are the best I heard

As I said I was not meaning fan/colorwheel noise. wink.gif

I have used the TrueDepth glasses with an Optoma HD33 that I calibrated and they were excellent (thanks for the suggestion).


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Originally Posted by OZReddog View Post

There are brightness controls available via the menu.

Regarding suitable glasses for the W1070 please refer to the specific thread on this topic:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1448720/benq-w1070-144hz-compatible-dlp-link-3d-glasses/240#post_23073070

Early threads refer to some glasses which claimed to be 144Hz but were only 120Hz. Most, if not all, recently produced glasses will do 144Hz well, make certain they are for the D-Link and not RF. Obviously the Benq D3 glasses are the best but in short supply and expensive.

Look at the specs for each type of glasses and check to see that they are 144Hz, don't simply rely on the claims. If in doubt ask the supplier and check their returns policy. I have cheapies (Chinese under $25) and more expensive ones and there is NO difference for me in performance. All produce a very good picture. BUT I find the more expensive ones ($60) have a bigger lense and are more comfortable on the bridge of my nose (fully moulded bridge vs a plastic U shaped clip). The other factor in a partially lit room is that bigger side arms on the glasses block out the light coming in from the sides and makes viewing better in my view.

Thank you for the link and info on your experience with the glasses. wink.gif

Are you using the Sainsonic 144hz by chance? I have the 120hz model and they work for gaming other than there is still a bit of red visible in full blacks.

Brightness control must be set properly and should never be used to decrease lumen output. I have already calibrated the basic settings and toned down Contrast a bit due to color shift. How about this, even on Eco (not smart-eco) at 80" on a unity gain screen it's still almost painfully bright. biggrin.gif

I am fully aware of how projectors function, maybe even a little too aware for some folks in this thread that may not appreciate all of my honest opinions. We'll see... smile.gif

Thanks again guys!
Jason
post #3131 of 8551
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

Brightness control must be set properly and should never be used to decrease lumen output. I have already calibrated the basic settings and toned down Contrast a bit due to color shift. How about this, even on Eco (not smart-eco) at 80" on a unity gain screen it's still almost painfully bright. biggrin.gif

Would be great to have your calibrated settings Jason. I know about differences in equipment, viewing conditions e.t.c, but would still be interesting to play with.
post #3132 of 8551
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Originally Posted by Nimoy View Post

Would be great to have your calibrated settings Jason. I know about differences in equipment, viewing conditions e.t.c, but would still be interesting to play with.

I'll post some stuff up when I have some definitive numbers.

Probably will not be until the weekend though. wink.gif

Jason
post #3133 of 8551
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

As I said I was not meaning fan/colorwheel noise. wink.gif

I have used the TrueDepth glasses with an Optoma HD33 that I calibrated and they were excellent (thanks for the suggestion).
Thank you for the link and info on your experience with the glasses. wink.gif

Are you using the Sainsonic 144hz by chance? I have the 120hz model and they work for gaming other than there is still a bit of red visible in full blacks.

Brightness control must be set properly and should never be used to decrease lumen output. I have already calibrated the basic settings and toned down Contrast a bit due to color shift. How about this, even on Eco (not smart-eco) at 80" on a unity gain screen it's still almost painfully bright. biggrin.gif

I am fully aware of how projectors function, maybe even a little too aware for some folks in this thread that may not appreciate all of my honest opinions. We'll see... smile.gif

Thanks again guys!
Jason
oops, didn't read the image noise part
post #3134 of 8551
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post


Are you using the Sainsonic 144hz by chance? I have the 120hz model and they work for gaming other than there is still a bit of red visible in full blacks.

No, not Sainsonic (Sainsonics have been updated to 144Hz as well now) but sold by the same Chinese vendor. I think they are very similar but cheaper. At AU$22.50 you can't beat them for visitors and kids. See the ebay listing:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/130837560875?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

The same vendoor has these glasses for not much more and I think they are closer to the VIP 3D ones below:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/144Hz-3D-IR-Active-Shutter-Glasses-For-BenQ-W1070-W700-W710ST-DLP-Link-Projector-/130859096852?pt=US_Video_Glasses&hash=item1e77cf5b14

My others are Consignia VIP 3D, see:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/130827722094?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
Edited by OZReddog - 3/12/13 at 6:33pm
post #3135 of 8551
What's the color brightness rating for this projector? Can't find it anywhere. That's different from lumens rating.
post #3136 of 8551
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Originally Posted by levy07 View Post

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.

What screen are yiou using?
post #3137 of 8551
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 #3138 of 8551
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Originally Posted by Davidt1 View Post

What's the color brightness rating for this projector? Can't find it anywhere. That's different from lumens rating.


Try this this site it will tell you everything about the Pj.


http://www.projectorcentral.com/benq_w1070_3d_home_video_projector_review.htm
post #3139 of 8551
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

Well I picked one up, had to try it out.



Over-all it's pretty decent for the investment but it does have some shortcomings.

It's very bright, almost painful on a 1.0 gain at about 80 inches (have not mounted).

3D gaming is about the best I have seen on any 3D capable pj (can't test 3D blu ray yet as no 144hz glasses).

2D is good but needs some tweaks at the low end (have not done full calibration yet to see just how much it can be improved).

This also is one of the noisier DLP's that I have seen/owned, not meaning sound level from fans/colorwheel but image noise.

I can say it has set a new price/performance benchmark (based upon out of the box with basic settings adjusted so there is room to make it even better).


Was there a consensus on the best 3D glasses for this model?

Thanks,
Jason



S]say DaGamePimp, what glasses are you going with, have the sainsonic seems Ok but if their is a big improvement with the $60 a pair will get the last two to have a total of 4 3D glasses.
post #3140 of 8551
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Originally Posted by OZReddog View Post

No, not Sainsonic (Sainsonics have been updated to 144Hz as well now) but sold by the same Chinese vendor. I think they are very similar but cheaper. At AU$22.50 you can't beat them for visitors and kids. See the ebay listing:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/130837560875?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

The same vendoor has these glasses for not much more and I think they are closer to the VIP 3D ones below:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/144Hz-3D-IR-Active-Shutter-Glasses-For-BenQ-W1070-W700-W710ST-DLP-Link-Projector-/130859096852?pt=US_Video_Glasses&hash=item1e77cf5b14

My others are Consignia VIP 3D, see:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/130827722094?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

Thanks for all the info, will check them all out. wink.gif


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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

S]say DaGamePimp, what glasses are you going with, have the sainsonic seems Ok but if their is a big improvement with the $60 a pair will get the last two to have a total of 4 3D glasses.

Don't know for sure just yet, will probably order the $25 144hz Sainsonic initially since I am not certain about keeping the w1070 (that will depend on how well it looks post calibration).

Jason
post #3141 of 8551
Man I was really panicking a moment ago. Momentarily I saw White dots on a black background, there gone now after I wiped the projector over. Weird. I still havnt got my screen yet, taking some time so right now I have it on a stool.
post #3142 of 8551
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

Thanks for all the info, will check them all out. wink.gif
Don't know for sure just yet, will probably order the $25 144hz Sainsonic initially since I am not certain about keeping the w1070 (that will depend on how well it looks post calibration).

Jason

Hi Jason,

Can I suggest you consider these, I am about to order some. They are around the same price as the Sainsonic (2 for $57.58 or $28.79 each) BUT they have the large side arms AND fast FREE shipping to the USA (3-4 days). They are very very close to my Consignia VIP 3D glasses but less than 1/2 the price shipped:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2X-New-144Hz-Tech-for-BenQ-Optoma-Sharp-Acer-Dell-3D-DLP-Link-Projector-Glasses-/310611988342?pt=US_Video_Glasses&hash=item4851eacf76

Just a thought.
post #3143 of 8551
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Originally Posted by OZReddog View Post

Hi Jason,

Can I suggest you consider these, I am about to order some. They are around the same price as the Sainsonic (2 for $57.58 or $28.79 each) BUT they have the large side arms AND fast FREE shipping to the USA (3-4 days). They are very very close to my Consignia VIP 3D glasses but less than 1/2 the price shipped:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2X-New-144Hz-Tech-for-BenQ-Optoma-Sharp-Acer-Dell-3D-DLP-Link-Projector-Glasses-/310611988342?pt=US_Video_Glasses&hash=item4851eacf76

Just a thought.

Hmmm...

Those look decent for the $, I would order right now if they offered 1 pair (will think about it though). Thanks once again for the link. smile.gif

Funny thing is the box they show is the EXACT box that my white 120Hz Sainsonics came in (I think most of these cheap import glasses are being built at the same place).

Jason
post #3144 of 8551
Hey all - I am a first time projector owner, picked up the Benq W1070 after trying out the Optoma HD66 (which I got for a pretty good price) but once I compared the picture there was no turning back !

Anyway, just watched my first movie on the weekend (a ripped bluray playing on my laptop) and noticed a slight flicker on white backgrounds. I have noticed something similar previously on plasma tv's which was unfortunate because I really liked the picture on a plasma but that is another story !

Has anyone else noticed something similar ? Is there a setting that I need to change somewhere to help get rid of this flicker ?

The only setting I changed on the pj out of the box was to put it on eco mode. I have to admit that I am not very tech savvy and dont really yet understand when everyone is talking about all the frequencies and stuff so could use a little help on where I might need to change things.

Thanks !!
post #3145 of 8551
Yeah image noise is a little more apparent than with the other DLPs I've owned (mits hc4000, hc3800, Acer HD9500BD). The BenQ is also a good deal sharper however, and consequently shows more source noise, if present. Haven't tried increasing the noise reduction setting as yet.
post #3146 of 8551
Well I got my screen in today I still need to adjust it and hide the cable but wont do any of that until I have enough saved up for the projector, if your curious its Visual Apex Vapex 16:9 Motorized 100" Screen.

http://youtu.be/uMdWAjqfmig
post #3147 of 8551
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Originally Posted by OZReddog View Post

Hi Jason,

Can I suggest you consider these, I am about to order some. They are around the same price as the Sainsonic (2 for $57.58 or $28.79 each) BUT they have the large side arms AND fast FREE shipping to the USA (3-4 days). They are very very close to my Consignia VIP 3D glasses but less than 1/2 the price shipped:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2X-New-144Hz-Tech-for-BenQ-Optoma-Sharp-Acer-Dell-3D-DLP-Link-Projector-Glasses-/310611988342?pt=US_Video_Glasses&hash=item4851eacf76

Just a thought.

* Ordered the 2 pair in the link above (decided to toss my 120Hz Sainsonics in on my LG PA70G sale).

Thanks again for the link, hope they work well.
wink.gif



This appears to be the same model but sold as a single pair of glasses...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/3D-Active-Shutter-Glasses-For-Samsung-Optoma-Benq-Acer-NEC-DLP-Link-TV-Projector-/281071009864?pt=US_Video_Glasses&hash=item4171234048

Jason
Edited by DaGamePimp - 3/13/13 at 3:21am
post #3148 of 8551
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Burton View Post

Man I was really panicking a moment ago. Momentarily I saw White dots on a black background, there gone now after I wiped the projector over. Weird. I still havnt got my screen yet, taking some time so right now I have it on a stool.

Dots, or sparkles? Sparklies can be from a hdmi cable/weak signal.
post #3149 of 8551
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Burton View Post

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.

My guess: You need to have "Super White" enabled on the PS3 ... If that doesn't work, then it's probably the W1070 doing the clipping.
post #3150 of 8551
Hello! Sorry for my english, I'm from Russia. No one has yet tried to update the firmware to version 1.05? ftp://62.141.76.120/driver/projectors/w1070 or https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B_xTFybwtlbvU1oxdHRNcWd3LTQ/edit
Edited by Captain SHOK - 3/13/13 at 5:38am
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