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post #3361 of 8500
It's VERY likely that doing the firmware yourself will void your warranty so please keep that in mind.

Aside from that I do not think anyone has attempted it and reported it as working... be careful. wink.gif

Jason
post #3362 of 8500
DaGamePimp
On the Russian forum one person has successfully updated the firmware from version 1.02 to version 1.05 via miniUSB.
http://forum.ixbt.com/topic.cgi?id=62:20489-156#4628
post #3363 of 8500
Does the fan noise change when using echo, smart echo or normal?
post #3364 of 8500
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Originally Posted by Captain SHOK View Post

DaGamePimp
On the Russian forum one person has successfully updated the firmware from version 1.02 to version 1.05 via miniUSB.
http://forum.ixbt.com/topic.cgi?id=62:20489-156#4628

While that is encouraging it would be more so if I could read Russian or get an accurate translation, Google translate does not seem to work for me (IE10).

As I said previously it is highly likely this has voided his warranty and anyone else that does so on their own, anyone care to contact BenQ (hehe)?



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Originally Posted by tigerfan33 View Post

Does the fan noise change when using echo, smart echo or normal?

The fan noise changes with each mode, eco is the least noise on my unit.

Jason
post #3365 of 8500
when i contacted benq they said it wan not possible to update the firmware ourselves
post #3366 of 8500
From the documentation provided it seems that an upgrade is possible, but even without a warranty I'm not game enough to try it.
post #3367 of 8500
I may be wrong but I think the firmware must be updated through the serial port.
post #3368 of 8500
What is the latest update?? little confused1111111111
post #3369 of 8500
Thinking about getting this from Newegg since they have it with a $100 gift card right now. Any reason not to get it from them? For those that have gone through Newegg recently, what firmware have you been getting?
post #3370 of 8500
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Originally Posted by tza88 View Post

Thinking about getting this from Newegg since they have it with a $100 gift card right now. Any reason not to get it from them? For those that have gone through Newegg recently, what firmware have you been getting?


Someone posted that they ship in the original projector box, as long as you can return it if something is wrong, why not you saved $100 toward 3D glasses, right...........
post #3371 of 8500
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Burton View Post

I am confused DaGamePimp if you're in favour of Smart Eco of reduced power consumption or normal.

When I view a pure White image I see a kind of water flow type fluctuation in the bottom right of the screen.

I have seen this exact thing, looks like water flow or even seems like smoke coming off a fire. Thought I was seeing things but since someone else has seen it i wonder if it has something to do with heat dissapating from it.

I have a benq mw519 on the way and I am going to see if I see the same sort of thing from that unit.

I know that one is only 720p but i got it for $375 so if it has a good picture and I dont see the same type of noise and/or this water flow type image then i may stick with that.
post #3372 of 8500
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Originally Posted by dchabby View Post

I have seen this exact thing, looks like water flow or even seems like smoke coming off a fire. Thought I was seeing things but since someone else has seen it i wonder if it has something to do with heat dissapating from it.

I have a benq mw519 on the way and I am going to see if I see the same sort of thing from that unit.

I know that one is only 720p but i got it for $375 so if it has a good picture and I dont see the same type of noise and/or this water flow type image then i may stick with that.

The heat plume you may sometimes see is normal. It is not from inside the projector but from a heat source between the projector and screen, most common source is people! You can see this effect using any focused light source, most prominent in solid colors and more visible the brighter the colour.
post #3373 of 8500
I ended up exchanging my W1070 with the noisy fan for another one. Much much better!
post #3374 of 8500
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Originally Posted by AVooDoo View Post

I ended up exchanging my W1070 with the noisy fan for another one. Much much better!

Was your first machine noisy out of the box, or did the issue develop over time?
post #3375 of 8500
Just a heads up guys...

I ordered glasses from ebay seller estore009 and their ad claims 3-4 working days delivery via FedEx, it has been 6 days since I paid and my glasses are still sitting in China at a sort facility after being sent out yesterday (day 5).

Don't fall for their delivery claim of 3-4 days, I'll probably be looking at more like 10 days by the time they arrive.


This is stated right in their ad...


Shipping information

Item will be shipped within 1 working days from China, after full payment is received.Tracking number will be added in eBay system orders upon package shipment.

(1) For shipping from China to US our standard shipping method refers to FedEx Express .

It will take 1 business days Handling time + 2-3 business days Shipping time = 3-4 business days Delivery time to USA.
( Do not include weekends )



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&clk_rvr_id=460427907796


I ordered Sainsonics from a different seller that was also in China and they arrived within 5 days.

Now I am not complaining here as the shipping is cheap considering the distance but they are not being honest in their ad, so just wanted to make others aware before they order and expect to see them within 3-4 business days. wink.gif

Jason
Edited by DaGamePimp - 3/19/13 at 10:28pm
post #3376 of 8500
Well I just ordered (1) BenQ D3 Glasses from Visual Apex, this will be the pair I use for myself and then for everyone else I will probably get TrueDepths once that buzzing noise has been dealt with, dont want to chance on getting those and having that issue.. Im creeping ever closer to being able to order the projector ^_^ lol by the time I order I will probably get firmware 1.05
Edited by Daniel Chaves - 3/19/13 at 11:50pm
post #3377 of 8500
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

Just a heads up guys...

I ordered glasses from ebay seller estore009 and their ad claims 3-4 working days delivery via FedEx, it has been 6 days since I paid and my glasses are still sitting in China at a sort facility after being sent out yesterday (day 5).

Don't fall for their delivery claim of 3-4 days, I'll probably be looking at more like 10 days by the time they arrive.


This is stated right in their ad...


Shipping information

Item will be shipped within 1 working days from China, after full payment is received.Tracking number will be added in eBay system orders upon package shipment.

(1) For shipping from China to US our standard shipping method refers to FedEx Express .

It will take 1 business days Handling time + 2-3 business days Shipping time = 3-4 business days Delivery time to USA.
( Do not include weekends )



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&clk_rvr_id=460427907796


I ordered Sainsonics from a different seller that was also in China and they arrived within 5 days.

Now I am not complaining here as the shipping is cheap considering the distance but they are not being honest in their ad, so just wanted to make others aware before they order and expect to see them within 3-4 business days. wink.gif

Jason

Why not order them from a US seller. Several have them in stock. On another note I just received a pair of Benq glasses which I got from B&H in NY. They are the best I have tried so far but I found them tight fitting. I used a heat gun for a few seconds to make the adjustments on the fit.
post #3378 of 8500
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Originally Posted by rwestley View Post

Why not order them from a US seller. Several have them in stock. On another note I just received a pair of Benq glasses which I got from B&H in NY. They are the best I have tried so far but I found them tight fitting. I used a heat gun for a few seconds to make the adjustments on the fit.


Well these were suggested by another AVS'er and I liked the size of the lens and the almost total wrap around coverage of the frames, looks like they will block out most everything else.

Obviously had I known this was going to happen I would have searched for similar glasses shipped within the USA.

However even some that were shipping only a few states away from me claimed they would arrive later than the ones that I mentioned ordering above.

I fell for their dishonest delivery claim and hope that nobody else does. wink.gif

Sorry for the derail, let's get back on topic. biggrin.gif

Jason
post #3379 of 8500
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Originally Posted by Captain SHOK View Post

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


Thanks for posting the firmware. I was away last week and missed this. The update is more complicated than I though., It seems there are two ways to do it. I have to read this over a few times to be sure. I updated an Epson in the past using the serial port with a similar procedure.
post #3380 of 8500
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

I fell for their dishonest delivery claim and hope that nobody else does. wink.gif

Sorry for the derail, let's get back on topic. biggrin.gif

Jason

A bit late to advise me! LOL.

Just paid for one yesterday. A different frame. They did advise that shipping to me could take 10-15 days.
post #3381 of 8500
DaGamePimp Im looking forward to your indepth with lots of photos ^_^ review of these, if they end up working great then I will probably end up ordering like 4 for guest smile.gif
post #3382 of 8500
What kind of image could I get @ 11 feet or so, ceiling mounted? I ask because I want to know what other people got in reality!
post #3383 of 8500
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Originally Posted by half-fast View Post

I have one question that I simply couldnt read through every page in this thread to look for and searching turned up negative and incomplete results.

How do I update the W1070? I have firmware 1.3 and would prefer to have the latest. Thanks in advance for any answers smile.gif

It's in the thread, someone ripped the firmware updater and the 1.5 firmware, but it fixes only minor things. I wouldn't update it myself unless there was a good reason to (i.e. if it ain't broke, don't fix it), and I'm one of those guys who hacks the bios of his graphics cards and updates the firmware on everything. I'm waiting for 1.6/1.whatever that fixes the stuff I want fixed in it, before considering it. But due to the wiggly HDMI ports, I think my HDMI 1 is blown and I'd rather send it in for repairs and get them to do the updates while it's there. Damn loose hdmi ports, be careful when adjusting / moving the projector around while it's on. I taped it into HDMI 2 so I wouldn't have both ports blown.
post #3384 of 8500
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Originally Posted by vivithemage View Post

What kind of image could I get @ 11 feet or so, ceiling mounted? I ask because I want to know what other people got in reality!

I'm also interested in knowing this since I will have around 10 feet of distance mounting it behind the seats from the roof. I guess I could maybe squeeze 11 as well but I am debating on whether to go with this one or the ST version (1080ST) so I can get a screen of 110-120-130" viewing from about 7.5 - 8 feet away rolleyes.gif
post #3385 of 8500
I am in the same boat about doing the firmware update myself. It seems easy from the instructions but I don't know if it is worth it at this time. I have also updated firmware on nearly everything. I have downloaded the files but have decided to wait. I did find out that the only difference between 104 & 105 is a fix for using the Swedish language setting.
Edited by rwestley - 3/20/13 at 12:04pm
post #3386 of 8500

I'm looking for a projector mounted in the ceiling of a media room, BenQ W1070 is on the top of my short list. Using the projector calculator, it shows that for 125" screen, with 10ft ceiling, 2'8" from floor to screen bottom, the projector should be mounted at 10'5" from the screen at 1x zoom, which is right above the front row seat where I'll be sitting. the room is 17ft long with pre-built conduit and outlet for the projector, which is closer to 14ft from screen. If I mount the projector 13ft from screen to avoid longer exposed cable and power cord, and to avoid noise from the projector right above my head, to get the same size picture, I would need to use 1.25 x zoom of the projector (the max zoom is 1.3). Would that degrade image quality (by pushing zoom almost to its max)?

 

thanks,

 

Jason

 

post #3387 of 8500
I just received the 3D Active DLP glasses from Dimensional Optics. They are the same as the True Depth but are $20 cheaper for two. The glasses even have the same model number on them. They also come with a nice hard case and with AC USB power adapters with a case. The True Depth's do not include AC adapters or cases. If anyone is interested in these glasses I suggest that you call Dimensional Optics directly and ask for the new 144K version. Also ask for free shipping on two or more pairs. Amazon also sells them but they may still have the old ones that does not support 144K . Dimensional Optics just received the new ones on Monday I was told.

I have briefly compared them to the Benq glasses and they are very close in blocking the red flash. They also seem to hold the sync quite well in my dark room and are about half the price of the Benq's. They are much more comfortable over glasses that other pairs I have tried especially the Benq's So far I like them the best and I have tried 5 brands so far. They cost $99.95 for two pairs shipped priority mail but the quality difference and comfort are worth the difference for me compared to the Sansonic or OKBA I highly recommend them.
Edited by rwestley - Today at 5:51 pm
Edited by rwestley - 3/20/13 at 11:17am
post #3388 of 8500
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Originally Posted by Dj_Frost View Post

I'm also interested in knowing this since I will have around 10 feet of distance mounting it behind the seats from the roof. I guess I could maybe squeeze 11 as well but I am debating on whether to go with this one or the ST version (1080ST) so I can get a screen of 110-120-130" viewing from about 7.5 - 8 feet away rolleyes.gif

I have the W1080ST and it's really a great projector. But remember - - no vertical lens offset on the short throw - - which you can work with as long as you nail your measurements to the screen properly (vertical and horizontal).
post #3389 of 8500
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Originally Posted by Ricoflashback View Post

I have the W1080ST and it's really a great projector. But remember - - no vertical lens offset on the short throw - - which you can work with as long as you nail your measurements to the screen properly (vertical and horizontal).

Ahh, vertical lens offset is the vertical lens shift? I wasnt aware that the ST didnt have it, good to know.

Do you think the size I'm looking for is possible with 10-11 feet distance on the 1070? Ive used both the BenQ and other calculator but I am always confused on the amount of info it throws and would love to hear from real life experiences.
post #3390 of 8500
So the firmware update can be completed via USB. What I'm wondering is what exactly the service tool does? The documentation talks about a program called service tool reading and writing data to the main board, and to do this before and after updating the firmware. That part requires a RS232 cable. Does anybody know if this is just for things like user settings?
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