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post #5461 of 8418
This model released in the US last Nov/Dec didn't it? Do we expect a W1090(?) successor around the same time?
post #5462 of 8418
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Originally Posted by X-Nemesis View Post

Can those of you using this projector also as your main PC tell me how the picture looks using Win7/8 at such a large screen size (100"+). My mind is telling me that it would be quite grainy?

Assuming you are using HDMI input, why would it look grainy?? If you had the output from the PC feeding the projector set correctly, i.e. 1080p then it will give a excellent picture. If on the other hand the graphics card in the PC is rubbish then that is what you will get ... simple. Of course, if you are using the 'PC' input it will be a different case. Remember GI-GO.
Edited by OZReddog - 7/12/13 at 8:16pm
post #5463 of 8418
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Originally Posted by Orta View Post

This model released in the US last Nov/Dec didn't it? Do we expect a W1090(?) successor around the same time?

Probably not, but who knows, my crystal ball is down for maintenance. They have recently released the W1500:

http://www.benq.com/product/projector/w1500/
post #5464 of 8418
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Originally Posted by Orta View Post

This model released in the US last Nov/Dec didn't it? Do we expect a W1090(?) successor around the same time?

My crystal trapezoid says it will be the w1086 and it will support augmented reality 3d over single 1.4 HDMI and have 11.2 surround sound on board. It will use a normal Christmas light bulb instead of that expensive lamp the w1070 uses and give one hell of a back rub. I've heard rumors that it will run for up to 5 years on a 9 volt battery, but I might have confused my carbon monoxide detector with the PJ on that rumor.
post #5465 of 8418
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Originally Posted by Cowboys View Post

Just got home from being out of town a whole week working. First thing I did was updating my pj to v1.06 and I was successfully completed the update. I did not get the timer count down from step 12 however. One question: I have my HTCP set to 1080p/24Hz since most of you recommend this but in 3D mode, I still have to manually select FP, TB, SBS. The Auto under 3D mode is gray out/unselectable. I though the pj automatically selects the correct mode when playing 2D, 3D TB and 3D SBS. Am I wrong that I still have to manually select the mode? Thanks again.

I believe this is the norm, certainly is for me anyway. The real hassle was having to adjust
the video output settings on your device each time, this is a simple and fast task comparatively.
post #5466 of 8418
Just got min e in today... Put it on the couch and turned it on. Man is it bright on my 134" Jamestown screen. Put on 2 Fast 2 Furious and it looked great. So far I have not gotten any headaches or seen any rainbows... I do remember years ago when DLP first came out getting sick watching though. It appears that they have gotten good enough not to bother me. Now I need to get it dialed in.
post #5467 of 8418
Hi

Is there someone who have seen this on their projector?

Mine is 447 hour old. I got it since day 1, somewhere in the beginning of december

20130712_232646.jpg 1798k .jpg file

What should I do? It's there on the 2 HDMI port.

It's like a rainbow at the bottom that is always there and it appears mostly when the image is white.


Thanks for your feedback
post #5468 of 8418
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Originally Posted by heed316 View Post

Does anyone have any insight on what I'm doing wrong...nearly every time I try to turn on my 360, I get a blank screen and searching for signal. It's not the HDMI cable as I've switched it with a known good one and it does the same thing. I literally have to turn the projector/360 on and off for about 10-15 minutes to get the handshake down correctly. There really is no rhyme or reason to why it finally does work. I've tried HDMI 1 and 2 and it does it on both. It is extremely frustrating! Does anyone have any idea on what the hell is going on with this?

Do you have a receiver in the mix? If I remember correctly when I had my xbox hooked up to my 1070 I had to start the projector then receiver the xbox to get the screen to come up. I could be wrong on the order but I do remember the 360 was harder to get working than everything else.
post #5469 of 8418
Has anyone had the opportunity to compare the projected image from both the BenQ W1070 and the Optoma HD25 (LV) in terms of image sharpness. Would be nice to get views from people out there who had the classic InFocus range of projectors who I think made use of better glass in their lenses.

Would be nice to hear from various forum members who, like me, appreciate a sharp projected image coming from a DLP engine.

My question does not necessarily imply or point to an in-built sharpness setting that can be turned up for edge enhancement. I remember reading a post where the poster mentioned that he ended up returning a new HD25 projector as he felt that the projected image was soft compared to an old InFocus projector that he was using.

Additionally, anyone out there using either of these projectors with a black diamond screen, would love to hear about their experience ?

Cheers,

Sam
Edited by Sam Ash - 7/12/13 at 11:16pm
post #5470 of 8418
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Originally Posted by Sam Ash View Post

Has anyone had the opportunity to compare the projected image from both the BenQ W1070 and the Optoma HD25 (LV) in terms of image sharpness.

They use the same chip so I guess they'd be equivalent. When I compared them side-by-side I didn't notice issues with sharpness in either one. I didn't specifically compare sharpness, but being only a few feet away from the screen I didn't notice it glaring at me, so the assumption is that they're equivalent (see my earlier review w/video's & pics).
Edited by ///3oris - 7/13/13 at 1:13am
post #5471 of 8418
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Originally Posted by Sam Ash View Post

Has anyone had the opportunity to compare the projected image from both the BenQ W1070 and the Optoma HD25 (LV) in terms of image sharpness. Would be nice to get views from people out there who had the classic InFocus range of projectors who I think made use of better glass in their lenses.

Would be nice to hear from various forum members who, like me, appreciate a sharp projected image coming from a DLP engine.

My question does not necessarily imply or point to an in-built sharpness setting that can be turned up for edge enhancement. I remember reading a post where the poster mentioned that he ended up returning a new HD25 projector as he felt that the projected image was soft compared to an old InFocus projector that he was using.

Additionally, anyone out there using either of these projectors with a black diamond screen, would love to hear about their experience ?

Cheers,

Sam

First off, there has been a comparison, believe it's on projector central.

Second......Black Diamond.......possible, but highly improbable at this price point.
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I'm away for a few days and now I see I've missed the 1.06 update! Some of the features look like great news. Question for those who have done it: I've been reading people say to go through and write down all the settings... if I'm using factory default settings do I need to do this or do those get wipes out?

Additionally, has this firmware solved the handshaking issues with HDMI where it keeps rescanning at times when pausing/rewinding/switching content? It happens to me all the time in WMC and sometimes w/AppleTV w/XBMC.

Thanks!

EDIT: Nevermind, just upgraded mine to 1.06... that was pretty easy. Took like 10-15 mins to figure out what to do, but got it all done. Will report back about HDMI issues...
Edited by ///3oris - 7/13/13 at 12:01am
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Seems to be fixed! I can't recreate the problem... wow, love this firmware. It locks onto signals faster and no longer drops the signal... WOOOOHOOOO!! Still other bugs they need to fix, especially related to sound, but those are easier to live with than HDMI problems.

I've updated my HD25 vs W1070 review a bit as well...
Edited by ///3oris - 7/14/13 at 5:19pm
post #5474 of 8418
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Originally Posted by BradP View Post

Can anyone recommend an affordable HDMI splitter that will work with 1 2D-Only (Panny Plasma) and 1 3D-Only (W1070) connected to it?

I thought I was covered with the cheapest Monoprice offering, but it appears that when I have my Panasonic 2D TV connected to the splitter as well as the 3D W1070, it won't allow the W1070 to see that it's 3D-capable.

I don't know if you obtained a solid answer on this but this splitter from monoprice does exactly what you are wanting to do, I use one to do the same thing.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10113&cs_id=1011306&p_id=7522&seq=1&format=2

You just have to get it to see the 3D display first and it stores the EDID info from that display until a loss of power (unplug the 2D displays HDMI and power it back up with only the 3D display connected, then re-connect the 2D display).

It allows me to send 3D anytime I like even though my 2D hdtv is also connected.

Jason
post #5475 of 8418
Hi Everyone. I was just a half second away from ordering the W1070 to replace my old Optoma DV10 but I decided I'd better check out the Benq calculator first.

According to their calculator, I'd have to place the projector about 9' 10" away from my wall in order to get the max 120" image that I want. Problem is, that would basically mean the projector would have to be in my lap on the couch. In comparison, I used to be able to place my Optoma behind the couch on a 3ft stand anywhere from 12 to 14 feet away from the wall with no problems.

Does this mean I should be looking at other projectors with longer throws and more adjustments than the W1070? I was really trying to stay under $1000 but I"m willing to pay a little more if necessary. Also, I really don't care too much about 3D so that's not a big consideration for me.

I'd appreciate any advice you guys can give me. smile.gif
Edited by plasma-black - 7/13/13 at 1:51am
post #5476 of 8418
I'm setting mine up for 120" and it tells me I can place it 10-12' back (moving zoom around) but I am ceiling mounting mine
post #5477 of 8418
Best buy online has them for sale thru today for 860.00
post #5478 of 8418
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Originally Posted by Nicholasp27 View Post

Is there any brand with a "low profile" hdmi cable that has less plastic around the connector so it'll fit into the projector's recessed hdmi port better than standard cables?

I'm using the wirelogic HDMi cables that are actually akin to audioquest's warehouse club brand.

they have very small connectors and are listed as individually tested and uses solid connectors that aren't hand soldered .

they are full high-speed with ARC and ethernet and since I have a costco membership I can get them there retentively cheap and have a really small connector I just keep buying them when I need HDMI cables.

I did have a extra generic HDMI that came with my comcast box I was using initially with the w1070 I picked up a week ago and had the same issue of the Benq's HDMI port being very "touchy" to any movement of the cable ,s os whilethe wirelogic cable doesn't fit a whole lot tighter , it is a lot smaller and should put less stress on the connection.

there are also PPC brand "perfect path" locking HDMI cables that "lock" into the HDMI port better without using a retention screw modification but they will probably cost more
post #5479 of 8418
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Originally Posted by bighvy76 View Post

I'm setting mine up for 120" and it tells me I can place it 10-12' back (moving zoom around) but I am ceiling mounting mine

Thanks for the tip. I didn't adjust the zoom ratio before. Now the calculator says I can move the projector as far back as 13 feet if I set the zoom ratio to 1.3. I'm going to double and triple check to make sure this is right before I buy it, though.

EDIT: The calculator doesn't make sense. I would think the picture would get bigger if you increase the zoom but the calculator shows the opposite. I definitely need to get this sorted out before I buy. Any suggestions?
Edited by plasma-black - 7/13/13 at 4:54am
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Thats true. Why would moving the zoom up.. 1.3 allow u to move it back??? U think it would make it bigger. I'm confused also
post #5481 of 8418
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Originally Posted by plasma-black View Post

Hi Everyone. I was just a half second away from ordering the W1070 to replace my old Optoma DV10 but I decided I'd better check out the Benq calculator first.

According to their calculator, I'd have to place the projector about 9' 10" away from my wall in order to get the max 120" image that I want. Problem is, that would basically mean the projector would have to be in my lap on the couch. In comparison, I used to be able to place my Optoma behind the couch on a 3ft stand anywhere from 12 to 14 feet away from the wall with no problems.

Does this mean I should be looking at other projectors with longer throws and more adjustments than the W1070? I was really trying to stay under $1000 but I"m willing to pay a little more if necessary. Also, I really don't care too much about 3D so that's not a big consideration for me.

I'd appreciate any advice you guys can give me. smile.gif
Mine is ceiling mounted 11' away from my 110" diagonal screen. So for your 120", it can be further than 11'.
post #5482 of 8418
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Originally Posted by CHIA View Post

I believe this is the norm, certainly is for me anyway. The real hassle was having to adjust
the video output settings on your device each time, this is a simple and fast task comparatively.
The hassle of adjusting the video output on my HTPC is taken care of with version 1.06. I keep it at 1080p/24Hz for all sources (2D, 3D FP, TB and SBS).
post #5483 of 8418
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Originally Posted by Morkeleb View Post

Do you have a receiver in the mix? If I remember correctly when I had my xbox hooked up to my 1070 I had to start the projector then receiver the xbox to get the screen to come up. I could be wrong on the order but I do remember the 360 was harder to get working than everything else.

There is a receiver, but it just has optical input. I think that might be some of the issue there. For the 360, I have the HDMI going directly to the projector, and then the other connector that goes into the 360 just has the optical going out. I never had an issue with this using a TV, so I don't know what the problem is now. I've tried various ways of turning the devices on, and it really doesn't seem to make a difference. I'm going to try updating the firmware today and see if that solves the issue.
post #5484 of 8418
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Originally Posted by mdorion View Post

Hi

Is there someone who have seen this on their projector?

Mine is 447 hour old. I got it since day 1, somewhere in the beginning of december

20130712_232646.jpg 1798k .jpg file

What should I do? It's there on the 2 HDMI port.

It's like a rainbow at the bottom that is always there and it appears mostly when the image is white.


Thanks for your feedback

I quote myself, anyone have an idea what I can do. Is it a case for the Benq technical support ?
post #5485 of 8418
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Originally Posted by mdorion View Post

I quote myself, anyone have an idea what I can do. Is it a case for the Benq technical support ?

Here is a photo that we see more the problem

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Originally Posted by mdorion View Post

Here is a photo that we see more the problem


that looks more like an issue with the screen than the projector itself. can't really tell from that photo.
post #5487 of 8418
Is anyone else using these 3D settings? I'm currently happy with them but am curious on how I can make it better. (I'm using SainSonic glasses.) I've read here how turning up the saturation for all 6 colors can create more pop. But would I need to change my current RGB gain along with that? Can anyone share their complete 3D setting? I've also read that the SainSonic glasses let in too much red. What can I do to adjust that?

Also, I am currently using this screen on my egg shell colored wall. Like I said, I've been impressed with the image, especially 3D. But how much better would the picture be if I got this Elite screen? What would I notice?

Thanks!
post #5488 of 8418
Greetings:

Have a question from a senile member (me) trying to update the W1070 and currently have 16 items under the program X86 dlp composer, does this seem right???? if so how do I get the file into my W1070, I am aware that need a Mini USB to connect my laptop to the projector and then just open the DLP Composer file ?

Would appreciate your help.

Thanks

Ralph
post #5489 of 8418
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Originally Posted by aohus View Post

that looks more like an issue with the screen than the projector itself. can't really tell from that photo.

If I move the projector, the color bar moves with the projector so its not the screen...

It's the first thing I tried when I saw this..frown.gif
post #5490 of 8418
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Originally Posted by zapper View Post

Greetings:

Have a question from a senile member (me) trying to update the W1070 and currently have 16 items under the program X86 dlp composer, does this seem right???? if so how do I get the file into my W1070, I am aware that need a Mini USB to connect my laptop to the projector and then just open the DLP Composer file ?

Would appreciate your help.

Thanks

Ralph

16 Items is correct. Open DLp composer and hit flash loader on the left. Browse to the place where you downloaded the 106 firmware file and follow the rest of the posted directions.
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