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post #3871 of 8562
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Burton View Post

Guys. may i ask what the Reference mode setting is for, and how it works?

Only time I recall seeing "Reference" in the menu/settings was in the User modes and there it is to use one of the factory presets as your starting 'reference' point.



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Originally Posted by tsegelke View Post

Accidentally started a new thread. Should have posted in here.

I had a few questions about a mount and wanted to see if anyone could help me.

In the diy screen section MississippiMan mentioned a Chief mount I should get for my w1070. Unfortunately I won't be able to get that one(got a $100 gift card for buying the w1070 at newegg so I need to buy the mount at newegg). Anyways I saw this mount

http://www.mounts.com/product?product=PBC-UMS

From my understanding this mount should work. I also wanted to know if this mount would work with pvc pipe extensions? Just wanted to get some clarification before I went ahead and bought this. Thanks!


Also, I'm still in my apartment but went ahead and turned on the projector to see what the image was like. Wow! The w1070 thrown on a wall was pretty impressive. Can't wait till I have my screen built in the new home!

I recently did an install on a JVC with that exact mount and while it is very sturdy it's kind of a pain in the arse to work with, although once set you could take a hammer to it.

I would instead suggest this one at the egg... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882733127

Jason
post #3872 of 8562
DaGamePimp,

Thanks for your help. Can I use an extension on that mount?
post #3873 of 8562
Yes it can be used with an extension.

Jason
post #3874 of 8562
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

Ralph,

It's not designed to 'improve' the image per say, it's designed to lower the light output without degrading the image.

It can improve black level but at the same level it lowers white and so contrast is not improved (nor degraded even though the end result is less vivid).

Usually people that use these with front projection it is simply to tame the lumen output for a multitude of reasons. I have used them previously and they work well if you get a quality filter (like a Hoya).

The w1070 has enough lumen's to use an ND2 for 2D viewing but this is not something one would want in place for 3D.

Jason


Jason is this the same filter www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/23320-REG/Hoya_A72ND2X_72mm_Neutral_De or is it a different one????? If not will order from Amazon, do not know if amazons are made out off glass.

Thanks

Ralph
Edited by zapper - 3/31/13 at 8:00pm
post #3875 of 8562
Today I had a really weird problem with my projector. My projector randomly turned off and made a sort of popping sound. I went to look at it and the power button was flashing red. What does this mean? I unplugged it and it is now working but it has me a little worried. I would assume this means that this is something to do with heat from the projector but mine is just sitting on a desk. No real blockage of the fan and in a good location for air flow. Has this happened to anyone else and is my projector fine or should I be worried?
post #3876 of 8562
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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

Jason is this the same filter www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/23320-REG/Hoya_A72ND2X_72mm_Neutral_De or is it a different one????? If not will order from Amazon, do not know if amazons are made out off glass.

Thanks

Ralph

That looks like the right one if 72mm is indeed the correct size. I only linked to the one that I did as an example based upon what others were stating regarding the size (I have not measured it). wink.gif



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Originally Posted by kingmatt811 View Post

Today I had a really weird problem with my projector. My projector randomly turned off and made a sort of popping sound. I went to look at it and the power button was flashing red. What does this mean? I unplugged it and it is now working but it has me a little worried. I would assume this means that this is something to do with heat from the projector but mine is just sitting on a desk. No real blockage of the fan and in a good location for air flow. Has this happened to anyone else and is my projector fine or should I be worried?

If you are within 30 days I would exchange it, it may be nothing and just a random oddity but then it could be a sign of more to come.

Best of luck,
Jason
post #3877 of 8562
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

Only time I recall seeing "Reference" in the menu/settings was in the User modes and there it is to use one of the factory presets as your starting 'reference' point.
I recently did an install on a JVC with that exact mount and while it is very sturdy it's kind of a pain in the arse to work with, although once set you could take a hammer to it.

I would instead suggest this one at the egg... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882733127

Jason
Ahh right. Like when you start the projector up the first picture preset that appears will be the one you selected in the reference mode?
post #3878 of 8562
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Originally Posted by marjen View Post

Ok I tried PS3 directly to the projector with a different cable. Same issue. So while i was playing around I connected back up my old projector. I do notice the same thing when i look closely but to a lesser extent. Much less noticable, maybe because its not as bright?

Also how do I anable 3D? I figured while i was bypassing the AVR I would try 3d mode. I pop in hbbit and it says it does not detect a 3d display? Is there anything special i need to do?

EDIT: Forget it, I figured out 3d, holy crap it looks awesome!!

Your problem could be with the screen you are using. You are probably correct that the difference is in the brightness you are seeing. What kind of screen are you using?
post #3879 of 8562
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Your problem could be with the screen you are using. You are probably correct that the difference is in the brightness you are seeing. What kind of screen are you using?

I am using SMX material. I think it is the screen. If I put the screen at an angle i can see the problem go away. I think the material needs to be rotated. Well it looks like 2013 is really the year of the theater upgrade. rolleyes.gif First the projector, which lead to needing a new receiver and now new screen, lol. My wife is going to disown me.
post #3880 of 8562
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Originally Posted by Ricoflashback View Post

I tried "Normal" and I think you're right! I'm pretty open to suggestions and am not locked in to any setting - - I'll gladly change as long as it looks good to my eyes.

Is there a "break-in" period with a projector? The reason I ask is that "Standard" doesn't look very good right now! I'm at 64 hours on my lamp. Smart Eco.

Standard isn't very accurate out of the box either. Use Cinema, User1, or User2, they are all the same mode, use Normal temp, go into CMS and increase saturation for every color by a bit, and you will be closer to Standard than you could ever really wish to be considering the price of the PJ and the small amount of adjustments that you need to make.
post #3881 of 8562
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Originally Posted by rwestley View Post

Sorry you missed my post. I suggested that anyone interested in the 3DActive glasses order them direct from Dimensional Optics. They told me that the Amazon stock was old. Dimensional Optics just got the new ones and it will take a while to get them to Amazon and other dealers.
I have to say there service has been great and the new Glasses are the same as the True-Depth at a lower price. The 3D Active ones even come with a case. I have both the new 3D Active and the 3DTV glasses and they are both great.

No I saw it. Just took a chance.

I have an Amazon card and am a Prime member. Didn't know how long Dimensional Optics would take to ship, so I took a chance that Amazon had the new glasses meaning I'd get them super quick, knowing if they didn't have the new glasses, I could return them no muss no fuss. I also wanted to try them out for comfort before going with another brand.

They will probably have them when the last few pairs that they said they have left are gone. Maybe I'll get them down the road. For now, I ordered the 3DTV Corps. I'm sure I'll like them, though for me personally, non-rechargeable glasses are an annoying prospect. At least they are $40 cheaper and block red flash just as well.
post #3882 of 8562
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Burton View Post

I'm used to flat screens and usually with those, warm is closest. Thanks for letting us know.

Same here. First thing I did when I got the PJ was put it on Warm. Wasn't till I actually measured about 2 weeks later that I saw how bad Warm was and how near perfect Normal was. But with it on Warm all that time, I thought that the pic looked pretty good.

Just goes to show you can't trust your eyes when it comes to display color.
post #3883 of 8562
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Originally Posted by Lotter01 View Post

Anyone knows why ''position'' to adjust the image from left to right and up and down is not highlighted in the menu and why i cant use it?...thx .

Those controls don't really exist on this projector, just like digital zoom.

My guess is that BenQ basically has one service menu for all their projectors from low to high end, and that on the high end models that actually have those features, they are not grayed out.

Just a guess though as I've never owned another projector, let alone another BenQ.
post #3884 of 8562
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Originally Posted by marjen View Post

Thanks guys it is going through an AVR, my pioneer 1018. I know it cant do 3d, but dont expect it to impact in any other way? ALso the "noise" is reduced when placing a piece of white paper over the screen which is why I thought maybe moire. BUt I would expect that with my last setup if it was an issue.

I think the moire would be more visible with the BenQ because it is much brighter than the Mits. People usually notice moire on a white screen.
post #3885 of 8562
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I think the moire would be more visible with the BenQ because it is much brighter than the Mits. People usually notice moire on a white screen.

I am thinking the same thing. I think i might look into the seymour xd material and redo the screen. Hell with this 3D image I might go bigger as well!

Think i found my new receiver, pioneer 1522-k is $599 at costco. I know where I am spending my lunch hour.
post #3886 of 8562
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Originally Posted by marjen View Post

I am thinking the same thing. I think i might look into the seymour xd material and redo the screen. Hell with this 3D image I might go bigger as well!

Think i found my new receiver, pioneer 1522-k is $599 at costco. I know where I am spending my lunch hour.

One of the main reasons I went with an HP screen, even though I don't benefit from 2.4 gain with a ceiling mounted setup, is that the material "disappears."

I will probably always have a projector as my main display now. Can't go back to 60", and I don't think a 110" TV will ever be affordable. So the investment in the screen, even for such a cheap projector, was worth it, as I'll have a 4k PJ some day that will probably afford me the ability to better utilize the screen's gain. In the meantime, I'm enjoying the invisible material, and the 1.3 or what ever gain I'm actually getting.
post #3887 of 8562
Quick question regarding mount positions. Based on throw distance and wood joist locations, I have two options for where i can mount this to get the 120inch screen size - 11'1" and 12'5". Seems like I have a little more flexibility to get the size perfect with the 11"1" since its more in the middle of the zoom(1.11x) range where the 12'5" is close to the end(1.24x).

Optically, is one better than the other?
Edited by tza88 - 4/1/13 at 8:54am
post #3888 of 8562
From what I've read countless times in researching projectors, in many threads more in the middle is the way to go. It gives you more adjustment range and better pq from what I've gathered.what does the throw calculator say is the optimal placement? If it doesn't match up with your joist you could mount a piece of plywood on the suds spanning the distance, then mount the pj to that as long as you use 3/4" or so it will be plenty sturdy to hold the weight. BTW, anyone thinking about this projector might want to look at amazon today they lowered the price.
Edited by acras13 - 4/1/13 at 9:41am
post #3889 of 8562
I have pored over and searched these 135 pages and cannot find the post that contained the entire set of settings from Projector Reviews. Someone had commented that Art had removed a substantial part of his settings and another AVS member posted the missing parts. Could someone point me to that post?
post #3890 of 8562
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Originally Posted by Stuntman_Mike View Post

Those controls don't really exist on this projector, just like digital zoom.

My guess is that BenQ basically has one service menu for all their projectors from low to high end, and that on the high end models that actually have those features, they are not grayed out.

Just a guess though as I've never owned another projector, let alone another BenQ.
Thx Mike..i guess you are right! ..rolleyes.gif
post #3891 of 8562
@TZA88
Not really any noticeable difference, but technically farthest back does give a contrast and/or sharpness boost while reducing brightness, but not so much with only 1 foot of difference. Some projectors could have different sweet spots with sharpness and possibly be sharper near the middle of the zoom, but more than likely they would be sharpest at farthest throw.

If worried about brightness, look into the Da-Lite HP screen as a Photon Booster. Even with the mounting if a projector being just over the top of the screen, depending on seating position, you can still get 1.5 gain out of an HP, and that 1.5 gain from an HP is cleaner than most LOW-COST gain screens (less side effects), even when you aren't center-screen shelf-mounting. 1.2 to 1.3 gain is probably the least gain you would get unless sitting away from the middle.

I'm sure someone will take my Photon booster comment literally and follow up and try to tell me I'm looking at photons all wrong smile.gif
post #3892 of 8562
@coderguy

Thanks for that info. I am mounting the projector in a couple days(if not sooner) so I am trying to gather all my info ahead of time. It didnt seem to make much of difference in brightness, it just seemed a little harder to dial in the screen size at the 12'5" mark.

In regards to the screen, i plan on going the DIY route. I will be posting over there but the plan is to go with a 120" Sintra Screen painted with Silverfire v2.5 3.0. I already have all the materials and paint except for the piece of Sintra.
post #3893 of 8562
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

That looks like the right one if 72mm is indeed the correct size. I only linked to the one that I did as an example based upon what others were stating regarding the size (I have not measured it). wink.gif
I.

Best of luck,
Jason

Jason if I understood you correctly, you really don't recall the size of the lens, perhaps some one could chime in and post the size of filter for the BenQ and should buy it from Amazon it cannot be a plastic filter it does not make sense


Ralph..
post #3894 of 8562
Thanks for those mount setup pics. Really helpful.

What is the best screen size i can go with? I'm planning to buy the elite 125inch?? Is it too big or small? I seen on this forum people go with 100inches?

I can place my projector from 10-15inches away from screen (will be on ceiling). Can i buy a 155+ inch screen and project whatever size i like?

This is my first ever projector, so sorry for this questions..

Thanks
post #3895 of 8562
I'm selling my D3 glasses used twice still have box and everything for $60 shipped within the US or plus shipping outside of the US send me a pm if interested.
post #3896 of 8562
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Originally Posted by Daniel Chaves View Post

I'm selling my D3 glasses used twice still have box and everything for $60 shipped within the US or plus shipping outside of the US send me a pm if interested.

Guess you really like those 3DTV Corp's lol. Glad I picked up 2 pairs.
post #3897 of 8562
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Originally Posted by DaGamePimp View Post

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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

Jason is this the same filter www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/23320-REG/Hoya_A72ND2X_72mm_Neutral_De or is it a different one????? If not will order from Amazon, do not know if amazons are made out off glass.

Thanks

Ralph

That looks like the right one if 72mm is indeed the correct size. I only linked to the one that I did as an example based upon what others were stating regarding the size (I have not measured it). wink.gif



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Originally Posted by kingmatt811 View Post

Today I had a really weird problem with my projector. My projector randomly turned off and made a sort of popping sound. I went to look at it and the power button was flashing red. What does this mean? I unplugged it and it is now working but it has me a little worried. I would assume this means that this is something to do with heat from the projector but mine is just sitting on a desk. No real blockage of the fan and in a good location for air flow. Has this happened to anyone else and is my projector fine or should I be worried?

If you are within 30 days I would exchange it, it may be nothing and just a random oddity but then it could be a sign of more to come.

Best of luck,
Jason

The projector shuts itself off when it's overheating. Replacing it will only get him a new one with exactly the same "oddity", I think.

It happened to me the first day I had it, then once again, both times were heat-related (the first time I had something blocking the exhaust vent, and the second, my apartment was just way too hot). I believe I also hear a snap or pop the first time, I thought I blew the bulb or something, but it's still working fine 4 months later, not a single issue.
post #3898 of 8562
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Originally Posted by JackB View Post

I have pored over and searched these 135 pages and cannot find the post that contained the entire set of settings from Projector Reviews. Someone had commented that Art had removed a substantial part of his settings and another AVS member posted the missing parts. Could someone point me to that post?
here
http://www.projectorreviews.com/benq/w1070/calibration.php
post #3899 of 8562
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Originally Posted by Stuntman_Mike View Post

Guess you really like those 3DTV Corp's lol. Glad I picked up 2 pairs.

Yeah i really do and they fit my face batter then the D3 when I'm wearing my glasses and well to be honest with my eyes i barely see the difference between the two so i figured i would sell them to someone who would enjoy them then to have them sit on my glasses stand and get used.
post #3900 of 8562
marjen,

Increased lumen's can indeed make screen anomalies more obvious and as I recall that screen is known to have 'issues'.



The HiPower suggestion is an excellent one if it works in your set-up (not AT) as it is very 'clean' even when not getting the full gain benefit. The Carada screens are very 'clean' as well, almost no texture.


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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

Jason if I understood you correctly, you really don't recall the size of the lens, perhaps some one could chime in and post the size of filter for the BenQ and should buy it from Amazon it cannot be a plastic filter it does not make sense

Ralph..

Ralph,

I was basing the size on what others have reported (some confusion of 67 - 72mm) so I do not know the best fitment, as you said hopefully others will chime in that have an ND on their w1070 and say how it fits since the BenQ is not threaded.


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Originally Posted by Daniel Chaves View Post

I'm selling my D3 glasses used twice still have box and everything for $60 shipped within the US or plus shipping outside of the US send me a pm if interested.

Are those the latest BenQ glasses Daniel?


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Originally Posted by RLBURNSIDE View Post

The projector shuts itself off when it's overheating. Replacing it will only get him a new one with exactly the same "oddity", I think.

It happened to me the first day I had it, then once again, both times were heat-related (the first time I had something blocking the exhaust vent, and the second, my apartment was just way too hot). I believe I also hear a snap or pop the first time, I thought I blew the bulb or something, but it's still working fine 4 months later, not a single issue.


Yes if it was an overheat situation based upon environment and not the pj then replacing it would be of little use, my point is that we simply do not know and he seemed to indicate there was no external reason.

I make it a habit of replacing/exchanging items that have issues right away, just seems like the logical thing to do when it can be done but obviously YMMV. wink.gif


Jason
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