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post #421 of 8445
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Originally Posted by presenter View Post

I can't speak on when the BenQ W1070 will hit the US shelves, but I can tell you that last Thursday I received a W1070 for review.
I'm looking forward to reviewing it. Shows promise.

Sorry for OT, but this should be fixed as misleading.

http://www.projectorreviews.com/mitsubishi/hc7900dw/index.php
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In the Mitsubishi projector line-up, the HC7900DW is straddled by their new LCoS based HC8000D projector on the high end of performance, and the rather vintage (now under $1500) HC4000 on the low. The HC9000D won our Best In Class award last year, we have yet to review its replacement, the new HC8000D.

HC8000D is not HC9000D replacement, HC8000D is DLP, not LCoS.
Edited by Ilya Volk - 12/5/12 at 3:17pm
post #422 of 8445
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Originally Posted by presenter View Post

Right now I'm finishing up my review of the Optoma HD23 - a direct competitor.

What do you mean, a "direct competitor" to what? To W1070? HD23 is not 3D, so there are not much competition here.
post #423 of 8445
post #424 of 8445
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Originally Posted by Rew452 View Post

I called BenQ US today and they told me, for what it's worth, the US release should be at the end of this month!
Sure hope it is, as am looking forward to some more reviews from current users but it sure looks very promising.
Rew

If it's anything like the Canadian pricing it should be like $1,200 here then right?
post #425 of 8445
Since the W1070 can only play 3D side by side in 1080/60i,

anyone know how to force a 1080/24p 3D SBS mkv movie to run in 1080/60i in XBMC to be able to play it ?
post #426 of 8445
I was shopping for Glasses and was told that the SainSonic 144Hz 3D "I'm sorry to tell you it could be a little uncomfortable if this glasses wear on the normal glasses. You could wear contact lens when you watch the 3D movie."

Well I can't so is there any that are comfortable over normal glasses?

Rich
post #427 of 8445
Just wondering if anyone can confirm for sure or not if the RBE effect on these are better than the HC4000's? This is pretty much the only reason I didn't get one(hc4000). I'll likely jump on this one if it is for sure bettter in this department.
post #428 of 8445
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Originally Posted by racprops View Post

I was shopping for Glasses and was told that the SainSonic 144Hz 3D "I'm sorry to tell you it could be a little uncomfortable if this glasses wear on the normal glasses. You could wear contact lens when you watch the 3D movie."
Well I can't so is there any that are comfortable over normal glasses?
Rich

The BenQ glasses are comfortable over my prescription glasses.
post #429 of 8445
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Originally Posted by mekret View Post

The BenQ glasses are comfortable over my prescription glasses.

Received my benq (new model) but still waiting for the projector. I find them terrible, they seem extra wide but the frame ends up pushing quite a bit near the ears. Not impressed at all, hopefully 3D will be great. I may try the ZD201 that I received too but since they don't do 144Hz I'm thinking of simply selling them as "new"
post #430 of 8445
Are 3D glasses usually not so wide? If these weren't as wide as they are I'd have trouble getting em over my prescription glasses. I guess I do have kind of a big head though. :P
post #431 of 8445
I really don't get it,what is the difference between w1070 and w1080,w7000 and w7000+,am I missing something?
post #432 of 8445
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Originally Posted by mekret View Post

Are 3D glasses usually not so wide? If these weren't as wide as they are I'd have trouble getting em over my prescription glasses. I guess I do have kind of a big head though. :P

The nice thing about the glasses being so wide is that I think that both of my kids can fit behind a single pair..
post #433 of 8445
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Originally Posted by 3dprojector View Post

I really don't get it,what is the difference between w1070 and w1080,w7000 and w7000+,am I missing something?

The w7000 has other features like frame interpolation, horizontal and vertical lens shift, dynamic iris, etc. I think the 1080 is the short throw version of the 1070? The 1070 and 1080 seem more of a no frills projector that supports 3d but happen to have the new DC3 chip from TI.
post #434 of 8445
I got it, finally! gonna hook it up tonight. I'll take pics too if you guys want.

-Burnside
post #435 of 8445
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Originally Posted by RLBURNSIDE View Post

I got it, finally! gonna hook it up tonight. I'll take pics too if you guys want.
-Burnside

Yes please smile.gif
post #436 of 8445
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Originally Posted by ondaedg View Post

The w7000 has other features like frame interpolation, horizontal and vertical lens shift, dynamic iris, etc. I think the 1080 is the short throw version of the 1070? The 1070 and 1080 seem more of a no frills projector that supports 3d but happen to have the new DC3 chip from TI.

thanks
for the w1070 vs w1080st ,only the throw ratio
but for w7000 vs 7000+ ,I didn't see anything different as per benq site,they even have the same user manual,with no indications to any slight technical difference.
the question is,anything worth the upgrade?
post #437 of 8445
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Originally Posted by 3dprojector View Post

thanks
for the w1070 vs w1080st ,only the throw ratio
but for w7000 vs 7000+ ,I didn't see anything different as per benq site,they even have the same user manual,with no indications to any slight technical difference.
the question is,anything worth the upgrade?

from what benq have told me there is no difference between the 7000 and 7000+ other than finalized firmware and supposedly a "fixed" iris. They were unclear what that meant but people with new w7000's (the w7000+) seem to be saying the iris is quiet whereas before there were complaints of a high pitched whine when the iris was working on earlier models. Again, they were unclear whether that has truly been fixed or not.
post #438 of 8445
Hoping to see Arts review soon, maybe just the gaming review. I was wondering if anyone else had some time to do some more indpeth review, would be nice if someone had access to an HD33, H9500db or even the w7000 to compare too...
post #439 of 8445
I'll finally be setting mine up tomorrow and will probably watch 3d movies all weekend using the D3s, but I don't think I'll be doing any sort of review. :P
post #440 of 8445
Any one in U.S who ordered from Canada got their projectors yet? My projector is stuck at U.S customs in Seattle since Monday and still not released. UPS told me they don't know why.
They didn't even ask UPS any documents or anything but not releasing it.
post #441 of 8445
This thing is SICK!!!! omg. I love the pic on my plasma tv, with the colours and contrast, and thought to myself, hmmm, maybe do I really need to upgrade? Yes, yes I did. I am blown away by this 120" screen. I can hear it a little (noise isn't bad, on normal non-eco mode) as it's on a suspended customized metal mount that's actually a kickboxing rig, like 4 feet above my head sitting down on the couch here, but I am definitely impressed.

It is so big and awesome. It took me a while to get my ATI video card with HDMI out and 3 dvi outs to handshake with the 7.1 audio through my receiver (well, my TV's input is connected to the receiver out, and my second display output is connected via a DVI-> HDMI thingy directly to the projector, which doesn't need no extra lag or audio). Only sucky thing about that setup is when I want to switch to PS3 to play blurays, I gotta plug the projector to the receiver. Not sure why my setup didn't work the other way, i.e. TV hooked up to the DVI->HDMI, and PJ -> HDMI out on receiver, so I can switch HDMI inputs on the receiver from PS3 to my PC's HDMI out including audio....sometimes when I turn off the TV, I lose audio entirely even though it's upstream, other times the receiver will stutter for a sec but then I get audio again. Stupid hdmi handshaking issues. Why can't I tell it to use the HDMI even if it's just the audio and the upstream display is off...it's a hit or miss proposition now.

Anyway, off to enjoy more vids. I LOVE this thing!!! No 3D glasses yet but I'll order a pair tomorrow probably. And yeah, I'll post some pics of my setup. It's very amateurish but tbh I might be leaving this place so it's temporary anyway. It really helps having a huge amount of space. a ten food wide image, that's quite bright and good blacks too. sick sick sick

ps I can't see any type of rainbow stuff, thank god
Edited by RLBURNSIDE - 12/6/12 at 7:24pm
post #442 of 8445
Took a bunch of pics of the Avengers at 1080p. Incredible. I also have this wmv of 1080p/60hz IMAX footage from this old film called "Speed", that is Sooooo smooth on this. The constrast isn't as good as my plasma, but it's not bad, not bad at all. I'm sure with a SILVER screen instead of just straight on my white wall it'll be even better. But straight out of the box it's really nice.

I can't believe I own this for the price I paid. 850, jeez, it costs half of what I paid my 46 inch plasma back in 2008. I definitely enjoy having both though, for casual viewing of 16:9 tv shows I'll probably still use my plasma a lot, to preserve lamp hours. I have a big weekend of gaming ahead of me. The motion at 1080p/60hz video is sweeeet. Count me in for higher refresh movies. I'm a techno freak and say bring it on. Higher fps = better in my book. Now while I'll probably never get to see 48hz/3d The Hobbit on this due to the 3d limit of 24p, I can for sure at least watch it in 2D at the higher refresh rate.

I'll post some choice pics tomorrow, somehow. Time for bed! This projector : SMASH. I honestly can't tell a single thing wrong with it. Maybe in 5 years I'll upgrade to something with better contrast, but this is way good enough. Especially for the price. I don't know how I could possibly justify paying any more than the absolute steal I got it for. Now if only there were 144hz 3d glasses that are good and super cheap so I can have a lot of guests over watching 3d at the same time. I'm ordering the BenQ glasses tomorrow.
post #443 of 8445
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Originally Posted by JiMmY912 View Post

Any one in U.S who ordered from Canada got their projectors yet? My projector is stuck at U.S customs in Seattle since Monday and still not released. UPS told me they don't know why.
They didn't even ask UPS any documents or anything but not releasing it.

Same thing here, stuck since Tuesday. I was hoping it was only tracking issue.
post #444 of 8445
Got mine yesterday and tested it. On a 120" (electric mustang from costco), wow! So much better than my old NEC LT240K. It's day and night. I then managed to get 3D working and I have to say that it is quite underwhelming. The 3D doesn't look too bad but I found the eye strain to be annoying and am not sure that I could watch a whole movie.This was for SBS MKV's displayed in 1080i using xbmc and the new BenQ 3D glasses. I may try the ZD201 before returning them (since they don't do 144Hz) in case they are much better but honestly, so far, I'm thinking of returning the BenQ as well and simply sticking with the ebay cheapo glasses since I don't see myself using 3D often. The 2D however, wow. I'm really pleased. Fan noise isn't bad. Present, but not bad and I'm sitting right under. Didn't care (or notice) the light leaking from the enclosure. At the price I paid, I don't see how it could be better. biggrin.gif
post #445 of 8445
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Originally Posted by mart242 View Post

This was for SBS MKV's displayed in 1080i using xbmc and the new BenQ 3D glasses

how did you make XBMC display at 1080i ? you have to go in the XBMC options before each 3D movie or is there a way for XBMC to detect that it's a 3D movie so it can switch automatically ?
post #446 of 8445
Per the US customs question, mine for stuck for a day. They needed to know the manufacturers address for some reason. My shipping guy took care of it, and it looks like its on its way for next wednesday.

Good luck.
post #447 of 8445
and so you know all the steps it has to get through before getting to the US here is the tracking data. Good luck!

Redmond, WA, United States 12/06/2012 3:08 A.M. Departure Scan
Redmond, WA, United States 12/05/2012 10:39 P.M. Arrival Scan
Seattle, WA, United States 12/05/2012 10:12 P.M. Departure Scan
12/05/2012 5:08 P.M. UPS is processing shipment for future submission to the Food/Drug Admin and/or dept of AG PPQ. / Brokerage released shipment. Shipment is submitted to Clearing Agency for further clearance.
12/05/2012 3:48 P.M. Package data processed by brokerage. Waiting for clearance.
12/05/2012 3:48 P.M. Package data processed by brokerage. Waiting for clearance. / Released by Clearing Agency. Now in-transit for delivery.
12/05/2012 3:48 P.M. Registered with Clearing Agency
Seattle, WA, United States 12/03/2012 7:00 P.M. Import Scan
12/03/2012 4:58 P.M. Registered with Clearing Agency
12/03/2012 4:58 P.M. UPS is processing shipment for future submission to the Food/Drug Admin and/or dept of AG PPQ.
12/03/2012 1:58 P.M. Registered with Clearing Agency
12/03/2012 9:49 A.M. UPS is processing shipment for future submission to the Food/Drug Admin and/or dept of AG PPQ.
12/03/2012 9:46 A.M. UPS is processing shipment for future submission to the Food/Drug Admin and/or dept of AG PPQ.
12/03/2012 9:30 A.M. Arrival Scan
Seattle, WA, United States 12/01/2012 11:26 A.M. Registered with Clearing Agency / Shipment submitted to Clearing Agency
Richmond, BC, Canada 12/01/2012 4:28 A.M. Departure Scan
Richmond, BC, Canada 11/30/2012 8:02 P.M. Export Scan
11/30/2012 8:02 P.M. Origin Scan
Canada 11/30/2012 8:38 P.M. Order Processed: Ready for UPS
post #448 of 8445
I am going to order from Canada and am in the States. Where is the best place to order?

Thanks,
S
post #449 of 8445
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Originally Posted by mdorion View Post

how did you make XBMC display at 1080i ? you have to go in the XBMC options before each 3D movie or is there a way for XBMC to detect that it's a 3D movie so it can switch automatically ?

I set XBMC to 1080i and did not set the "change resolution to match video" (in a different tab)
post #450 of 8445
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Originally Posted by mart242 View Post

Got mine yesterday and tested it. On a 120" (electric mustang from costco), wow! So much better than my old NEC LT240K. It's day and night. I then managed to get 3D working and I have to say that it is quite underwhelming. The 3D doesn't look too bad but I found the eye strain to be annoying and am not sure that I could watch a whole movie.This was for SBS MKV's displayed in 1080i using xbmc and the new BenQ 3D glasses. I may try the ZD201 before returning them (since they don't do 144Hz) in case they are much better but honestly, so far, I'm thinking of returning the BenQ as well and simply sticking with the ebay cheapo glasses since I don't see myself using 3D often. The 2D however, wow. I'm really pleased. Fan noise isn't bad. Present, but not bad and I'm sitting right under. Didn't care (or notice) the light leaking from the enclosure. At the price I paid, I don't see how it could be better. biggrin.gif

Can xbox output 1080i/24hz? if not then try 60hz instead of 50hz so your glasses flicker less and eyes strain less but motion is not so good either 50hz or 60hz and that can be annoying too...
If this thing actually can do 144hz 3D at 24p then flickerin should not be an issue anymore for most of us and motion should be smooth as it can get.

Edit. Is there a reason not to output 1080p/24hz from xbox?
Edited by JaMiR - 12/7/12 at 7:34am
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