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Originally Posted by Adamd View Post

Have you tried a variable nd filter? I have a nd2 and a nd4 coming but it would be nice be able to fine tune between a 2 and a 4.

Yep - - and so far, using "Minimum" has produced the best results. But it's pretty cool - - as you can see from the "Pic" (click on and "enlarge") - - I can dial in pretty much what I want and I set it up so I can see the settings from just below my projector.

Again - - thanks so much for all your great suggestions. The 67MM lens adapter ring really works the best - - at least for me. And it's very secure on the outside of my BenQ W1080ST projector - - even without any Silicone glue.

Now - - with really bright source material - - I can dial in between ND2 and ND4 to suit my tastes.

post #4172 of 8488
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Originally Posted by Ricoflashback View Post

Yep - - and so far, using "Minimum" has produced the best results. But it's pretty cool - - as you can see from the "Pic" (click on and "enlarge") - - I can dial in pretty much what I want and I set it up so I can see the settings from just below my projector.

Again - - thanks so much for all your great suggestions. The 67MM lens adapter ring really works the best - - at least for me. And it's very secure on the outside of my BenQ W1080ST projector - - even without any Silicone glue.

Now - - with really bright source material - - I can dial in between ND2 and ND4 to suit my tastes.


No problem I'm happy I could be some help. Mine fit very snug as well and did not need to use silicone but I thought why not. The only thing I was worried about with the variable was that its two pieces of glass and it might degrade picture quality. If I find I want darker then the nd2 but not so dark as the nd4 I will order the variable. Thanks
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Nobody can answer me about the keystone?
post #4174 of 8488
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Originally Posted by vagos1103gr1 View Post

One question. Because of my setup I have it to be straight to me screen with keystone of 6. Do you thing is gonna be affect me the 3 d image? I try it to put on the ceiling with one stupid videosonic mount from amazon but is not stable. So I put it in one rack on the wall. How affect the keystone to the image?

From everything I've read - - you usually try to avoid any "keystoning." But it sounds like you do not have any choice.

If the 2D image is acceptable with your "keystone" setup - - I do not see why the 3D should be any different.

Are you out of options for a ceiling mount? This is a very lightweight projector - - and a multitude of great mounting options. What distance from your ceiling to the center of your lens do you need to be?

If you can still "ceiling" mount - - that is what I would do. Otherwise - - trial and error - - see what the picture looks like with keystoning and if it is acceptable to you.
post #4175 of 8488
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Originally Posted by Ricoflashback View Post

Tigerfan33 (Is that the Detroit Tigers or LSU Tigers? Or some other Tiger?) smile.gif

Please see my write up a couple messages earlier. I have the W1080ST and the "Pics" are of my setup with the ND2 lens. Both the W1070 and the W1080ST share the same manual.

After reading about the ND2 filters on this thread and others - - I decided to take a chance and see if it would improve my PQ (especially black levels). I also read other AVS Forum debates on the topic - - specifically the cutting down of light and how it affects your projector. Lots of internal debate on the merits of using an ND2 filter.

As I said, I decided to see if this could help with my PJ - - and bought a 72mm FOTGA Slim Fader Variable ND Filter Adjustable ND2 to ND4 from Ebay for $17.29. I originally bought a 62mm to 72mm lens adapter ring (plastic) for $2.00 - - but after reading Adamd's post - - I moved up to a 67mm adapter - - and spent $12.00 at my local "Dave's Camera" shop to get a metal adapter ring - - metal to metal. I also think that glass is best for the lens - IMHO.

I bumped my brightness to 48 and gamma down to 2.0. Otherwise - - no other changes. SmartEco.

Net-net - - I couldn't be happier. Much better blacks with shadow detail. Better color saturation - - intense and vivid colors with the ND2 filter. Since the W1080ST is a short throw projector - - I think it even works better than on a W1070 - - due to the short throw rate to the screen. In my case - - it's 66" from a 100" Diagonal screen, 1.3 gain (16 X 9). Also less eye fatigue - - and plenty of light.

Auburn Tiger fan:)

Do you know where on the forum of pics with and without filters?
post #4176 of 8488
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Originally Posted by Ricoflashback View Post

From everything I've read - - you usually try to avoid any "keystoning." But it sounds like you do not have any choice.

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Are you out of options for a ceiling mount? This is a very lightweight projector - - and a multitude of great mounting options. What distance from your ceiling to the center of your lens do you need to be?

If you can still "ceiling" mount - - that is what I would do. Otherwise - - trial and error - - see what the picture looks like with keystoning and if it is acceptable to you.

he 2D image is acceptable with your "keystone" setup - - I do not see why the 3D should be any different.
First of all thanks for your replies.
My distance from the screen is 9.5 ft and now it's on the rack on the wall up to my bed in 4.5 ft. The screen is hanging on the ceiling (it's on electric cheap 100' with 1.3 gain) with a space from the ceiling 0.45 ft. I bought one ceiling mount vdeosonic from amazon but is really unstable and difficult to tune it to the right position. I am thinking to buy the expensive one the peerless for 90 from amazon.
post #4177 of 8488
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Originally Posted by tigerfan33 View Post

Auburn Tiger fan:)

Do you know where on the forum of pics with and without filters?

One page back - - my "Pics" shows with the lens on - - and another forum member's setup - - with no ND2 filter. Page 141.
post #4178 of 8488
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Originally Posted by vagos1103gr1 View Post

I am thinking to buy the expensive one the peerless for 90 from amazon.
I really didn't want to spend $100 on a mount either, but I also knew that if it spares me aggravation in the long run it would be worth it. I received the peerless mount on Friday and I'm pretty impressed. The ability to make pitch and roll adjustments that stick is fantastic.

The fact that my ceiling is problematic and switches from 8ft to 7ft almost dead center is another story. I ended up needing an extension to drop the projector a few more inches to avoid having the lower portion of the ceiling cut off the top left of the image.

Regardless, I don't think you'll be disappointed with the Peerless. It was pretty easy even for a projector newb like me.
post #4179 of 8488
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Originally Posted by vagos1103gr1 View Post

he 2D image is acceptable with your "keystone" setup - - I do not see why the 3D should be any different.
First of all thanks for your replies.
My distance from the screen is 9.5 ft and now it's on the rack on the wall up to my bed in 4.5 ft. The screen is hanging on the ceiling (it's on electric cheap 100' with 1.3 gain) with a space from the ceiling 0.45 ft. I bought one ceiling mount vdeosonic from amazon but is really unstable and difficult to tune it to the right position. I am thinking to buy the expensive one the peerless for 90 from amazon.

I've got a cheapie screen as well - - a $164.00 FAVI Electric 100" - 16 X 9. So far, a great value!

Do you know how far down the center of the lens of your projector needs to be to give you the best picture? In my case, I have a very short basement ceiling - - and I needed as close a flush mount as I could.

So - the middle of my lens (center point) is around 5 1/2 inches from the ceiling - - and to accomplish that - - I used an RPA Chief Mount (flush mount) - - which worked out great. It's much lighter than the Peerless (which is a fabulous mount - - if you need the vertical drop down distance) but it's much heavier. If you can swing a Peerless mount - - I believe that have a little bit of play, horizontally, which can help with your setup. I had to be very exact with the W1080ST - - as it has no vertical lens offset (or horizontal, for that matter!)

I was able to use basic anchors into my drywall ceiling with the projector AND projector mount weight being approx. twelve pounds - - not very much!
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Thanks for the help, I am gonna order it, what screws you are using for plasterboard ceiling? Maybe anchors?
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It's 130 on amazon this mount I am gonna stick with the peerless. But I don't know if I am gonna need extension to put it more down from the ceiling.
post #4182 of 8488
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Originally Posted by Ricoflashback View Post

I've got a cheapie screen as well - - a $164.00 FAVI Electric 100" - 16 X 9. So far, a great value!

Do you know how far down the center of the lens of your projector needs to be to give you the best picture? In my case, I have a very short basement ceiling - - and I needed as close a flush mount as I could.



So - the middle of my lens (center point) is around 5 1/2 inches from the ceiling - - and to accomplish that - - I used an RPA Chief Mount (flush mount) - - which worked out great. It's much lighter than the Peerless (which is a fabulous mount - - if you need the vertical drop down distance) but it's much heavier. If you can swing a Peerless mount - - I believe that have a little bit of play, horizontally, which can help with your setup. I had to be very exact with the W1080ST - - as it has no vertical lens offset (or horizontal, for that matter!)

I was able to use basic anchors into my drywall ceiling with the projector AND projector mount weight being approx. twelve pounds - - not very much!

What settings you have for 3d ? And for 2d. Me I am little confused.
post #4183 of 8488
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Originally Posted by vagos1103gr1 View Post

What settings you have for 3d ? And for 2d. Me I am little confused.

2D - Normal lamp mode, SmartEco, Cinema, Brilliant Color "On" (some folks don't like it but it provides more "pop" for me), Brightness at 48, Contrast at 45, Sharpness at 7.

But my settings will differ - - somewhat, since I am using the ND2 filter and also have the Darbee Darblet (which really enhances the picture detail and sharpness). (I also have the W1080ST - short throw, so probably a brighter picture being closer to the screen)

Lots of info on this thread about settings. See what works best for you.

I really do not use 3D since the fan noise is a little loud for my ears.
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post #4185 of 8488
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Originally Posted by tigerfan33 View Post

Do you know where on the forum of pics with and without filters?

Man, are you lazy or what?

Please do some reading and use the search function. First you ask what the N2 filter does and this has been covered multiple times in this thread and then you ask for pictures with and without filters and this is one page back.

Have some courtesy for others here and do some research and don't expect to be spoon fed all the way. Why should we bother giving tips etc when you can't be bothered doing the basic work. Don't just ask for every thing when some answers are obvious. Use the search box at the top of the page and also 'google' or 'yahoo' things to get answers as well.
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So a forum member sent me Art of Flight 3d Bluray... thanks for that by the way... and OMG WOW... this is my new go to disc to show off audio and 3d video, it has full color range, great presentation of white and black levels, as well as contrast, depth and pop out effects, it has the whole package, not to mention the footage is outstanding. Yup its my new standard for testing systems. smile.gif Highly recommend.
post #4187 of 8488
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Originally Posted by OZReddog View Post

Man, are you lazy or what?

Please do some reading and use the search function. First you ask what the N2 filter does and this has been covered multiple times in this thread and then you ask for pictures with and without filters and this is one page back.

Have some courtesy for others here and do some research and don't expect to be spoon fed all the way. Why should we bother giving tips etc when you can't be bothered doing the basic work. Don't just ask for every thing when some answers are obvious. Use the search box at the top of the page and also 'google' or 'yahoo' things to get answers as well.

I'm suppose to use the search box for pics of filter in use and pics not in use? LOL

People like you are the reason many leave:)
post #4188 of 8488
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Originally Posted by Daniel Chaves View Post

So a forum member sent me Art of Flight 3d Bluray... thanks for that by the way... and OMG WOW... this is my new go to disc to show off audio and 3d video, it has full color range, great presentation of white and black levels, as well as contrast, depth and pop out effects, it has the whole package, not to mention the footage is outstanding. Yup its my new standard for testing systems. smile.gif Highly recommend.

i wasnt aware the 3D version was out! yes, it is total audio/video demo material.
post #4189 of 8488
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Originally Posted by brian6751 View Post

i wasnt aware the 3D version was out! yes, it is total audio/video demo material.

State side no not yet, overseas yes well sorta it was released in a very limited quantity so very hard to snag but general release is very close.
post #4190 of 8488
The "Art Of Flight 3D" is only available in Australia according to someone on the over $3000 projector thread. It should be released in 3D in the US in a few months.
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Originally Posted by Adamd View Post

Hey guys I was wondering if those of you with around 300 to 500 hours on there bulb have you noticed it dimmer in 3d since it was new.

I have around 1300 hours on it so far and the damn thing is still as bright as ever.
post #4192 of 8488
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Originally Posted by mekret View Post

I have around 1300 hours on it so far and the damn thing is still as bright as ever.

Wow, you are putting this projector to use.
post #4193 of 8488
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Originally Posted by mekret View Post

I have around 1300 hours on it so far and the damn thing is still as bright as ever.

I'll have that many hours.........in about a year!
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Originally Posted by mekret View Post

I have around 1300 hours on it so far and the damn thing is still as bright as ever.



You must be using the PJ as a TV also to be able to accumulate that much hours???????
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I'm at 845 hours and it's still very, very bright. No need to own a TV, this is it.

RE: Board etiquette. If you ask a question and nobody answers, it's because nobody cares to. Simple as that. On the other hand, if you spend time to answer, only to say the person is lazy and contributes nothing to the forum and should use the search function, that could be seen as just being spiteful. I once made the mistake of asking what screen people were using here and got told to use the search function as well. Not a huge deal, either way, but it's silly to feed trolling by trolling, and pointless. If you feel like helping someone out, help them, if not, don't. OTOH don't whine when people ignore your posts, nobody owes you service we are not your employee or your butler.
post #4196 of 8488
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Originally Posted by tigerfan33 View Post

I'm suppose to use the search box for pics of filter in use and pics not in use? LOL

People like you are the reason many leave:)

You miss my point as you don't read properly do you. I did not suggest that you use the search for 'for pics of filter in use and pics not in use' I was referring to the purpose of the filter. Just remember you are the one who hasn't done the right thing by the rest of us, so don't be obnoxious as you will not get assistance. It gets you nowhere being a smart ass.

You didn't even acknowledge or thank the members here who did give you the requested information.

You have not read even the last page of this thread, that is very very poor on your part. Lift your game or please do leave. No loss, as you have not added anything to this discussion, I have so ......

I get fed up with people asking the same questions over and over because they do not read up or research first.
Edited by OZReddog - 4/14/13 at 9:21pm
post #4197 of 8488
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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

You must be using the PJ as a TV also to be able to accumulate that much hours???????

I use it as a monitor.
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What about this mount http://compactportable.com/pcmd-projector-ceiling-mount-for-benq-w1070/B00ABUFCCK.html did anybody try it ? I don't know if a low profile mount is gonna be good for me. My screen hanging and has space 0.45'' from the ceiling. Now my distance is 9.5 '' .
post #4199 of 8488
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Originally Posted by vagos1103gr1 View Post

What about this mount http://compactportable.com/pcmd-projector-ceiling-mount-for-benq-w1070/B00ABUFCCK.html did anybody try it ? I don't know if a low profile mount is gonna be good for me. My screen hanging and has space 0.45'' from the ceiling. Now my distance is 9.5 '' .

Don't know much about this mount but the Mustang low price mount and the Pearless mouth have gotten great reviews. The Mustang is less expensive and the Pearless has been called the best and is only a few dollars more than the link above. I have the Mustang which I got from Amazon and it works fine.
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Originally Posted by RLBURNSIDE View Post

I'm at 845 hours and it's still very, very bright. No need to own a TV, this is it.

RE: Board etiquette. If you ask a question and nobody answers, it's because nobody cares to. Simple as that. On the other hand, if you spend time to answer, only to say the person is lazy and contributes nothing to the forum and should use the search function, that could be seen as just being spiteful. I once made the mistake of asking what screen people were using here and got told to use the search function as well. Not a huge deal, either way, but it's silly to feed trolling by trolling, and pointless. If you feel like helping someone out, help them, if not, don't. OTOH don't whine when people ignore your posts, nobody owes you service we are not your employee or your butler.

Great point. I often see posts by people who often fail to do a basic search for answers. I do realize that the thread is long and often try to answer questions especially from new members since I know it is often had to do a search for a specific answer. When I have questions I try to do a search first. In some cases I admit I missed an answer but there is never a reason for anyone to get nasty or expect anything if one does not get an answer immediately or even at all.
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