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post #6091 of 8500
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Originally Posted by ellisr63 View Post

When you use the XBOX is it seeing the projector as 3d? When I went into my PS3 after getting my 1070 it gave me all kinds of warnings about 3D... I then selected 3D and it works fine with the 1070.

Don't think so, I just enabled 3D inside the game. There is nothing in the xbox settings about 3D. According to this list (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Xbox_360_games_with_3D_support) some games require HDMI but not Crysis 2 which I have.
post #6092 of 8500
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Originally Posted by utee05 View Post

I have no clue on the texture on those screens. I have mainly looked at those for cost but open to suggestions on a screen, but need it to be electric.

Probably check in the screen forums to find out which electric is best, sometimes people forget but there is a dedicated screen category in here.

Here is an Elite Electric 100" for under $200, not sure how good the material is but people seem to rate it highly.
http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Screens-ELECTRIC100V-Spectrum-Projection/dp/B000MX07GC/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1377556942&sr=1-1&keywords=Elite+Screens+ELECTRIC100V

I don't know that much about really cheap screens, or which of the cheapies are the best. The only good cheapie I know of is the manual HP screens (sub $300 for a 100" to 110"), but if you want an electric they are far more expensive.
post #6093 of 8500
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Originally Posted by J0H4nN35 View Post

Don't think so, I just enabled 3D inside the game. There is nothing in the xbox settings about 3D. According to this list (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Xbox_360_games_with_3D_support) some games require HDMI but not Crysis 2 which I have.

The projector automatically switches to 3D if the game is outputting in frame packed 3D format. But you have to manually choose for other supported formats.

Did you update your firmware to latest version (1.06)? It adds support for additional 3D modes. Look at the following link for details:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1435626/benq-w1070-dlp-full-hd-3d-ready-with-lens-shift-for-1000/5400#post_23501894
Edited by imarun - 8/26/13 at 10:43pm
post #6094 of 8500
Thank you all for great reviews about benq w1070 as from yesterday ima proud user of one! smile.gif All i can say is OMG, this thing just killed all negative toughts that i had... like if it will be atleast close to my 37inch full hd TV experience and hell yes, picture quality is just awesome even tho i have a golden wallpapers on walls(not sure if its called right) So all white and very bright spots sparkling and kinda ruins picture a bit(will fix it tomorrow) But still its awesome. Had only few minutes to set up and go trough menu so used it almost as soon as i got it from the box.

Only thing thats concerns me is a heat that comes out of it..... that thing is very hot. I checked fast cooling option, but still... is it ok that heat what comes out of PJ is kinda hard to keep arm close for longer time, heat wont damage PJ? As when i turned it off, all fans turned off too, so that heated metal parts dont get cooled as that heat stays inside... is that ok?


All in all it was my one of the best things to do, my first PJ ever bought is godly(for that cheap money)

Sorry about my english tho! smile.gif
post #6095 of 8500
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Originally Posted by quickbot View Post

Thank you all for great reviews about benq w1070 as from yesterday ima proud user of one! smile.gif All i can say is OMG, this thing just killed all negative toughts that i had... like if it will be atleast close to my 37inch full hd TV experience and hell yes, picture quality is just awesome even tho i have a golden wallpapers on walls(not sure if its called right) So all white and very bright spots sparkling and kinda ruins picture a bit(will fix it tomorrow) But still its awesome. Had only few minutes to set up and go trough menu so used it almost as soon as i got it from the box.

Only thing thats concerns me is a heat that comes out of it..... that thing is very hot. I checked fast cooling option, but still... is it ok that heat what comes out of PJ is kinda hard to keep arm close for longer time, heat wont damage PJ? As when i turned it off, all fans turned off too, so that heated metal parts dont get cooled as that heat stays inside... is that ok?


All in all it was my one of the best things to do, my first PJ ever bought is godly(for that cheap money)

Sorry about my english tho! smile.gif

I have no idea what checking the quick cool option does, but I DID NOT check that option, as I want the projector to do whatever it needs to do to cool down. After I turn off my unit the lamp goes out, but the fan runs roughly 60 seconds before turning off. It your fan is going off immediately, then in my opinion, thats a problem. But the projector does run VERY hot.
post #6096 of 8500
Ill have to check it out more as i only got it yesterday. So at nigh i turned it off and couldnt turn it on for like 2 mins as what blinking red led on control panel where lens written on... so prolly was cooling off before it could start again. and thanks about heat, so atleast i know that PJs do heat up alot.... atleast i wont have problems at winter biggrin.gif
post #6097 of 8500
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Originally Posted by CheYC View Post

Would what you describe though only effect brightness and contrast? Greyscale/color should remain constant correct?

Contrast and brightness affects the greyscale. This is why you set them first before attempting a grayscale calibration, and why you should check them again after calibrating the greyscale. They work in tandem.

Changing them will affect your greyscale. It's not going to make your deltaE of 1 become a 7, but it will affect it slightly.

For this reason, I saw that you mentioned to another poster that wanted to try your settings without a filter, increasing contrast and brightness would not be a good idea. Using someone else's settings isn't the best idea either, but I get that not everyone wants to spend money on equipment, but still want to try and do something to better the out of box picture.
post #6098 of 8500
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Originally Posted by Stuntman_Mike View Post

Contrast and brightness affects the greyscale. This is why you set them first before attempting a grayscale calibration, and why you should check them again after calibrating the greyscale. They work in tandem.

Changing them will affect your greyscale. It's not going to make your deltaE of 1 become a 7, but it will affect it slightly.

For this reason, I saw that you mentioned to another poster that wanted to try your settings without a filter, increasing contrast and brightness would not be a good idea. Using someone else's settings isn't the best idea either, but I get that not everyone wants to spend money on equipment, but still want to try and do something to better the out of box picture.

Good points, thanks for the correction.
post #6099 of 8500
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Originally Posted by quickbot View Post

Only thing thats concerns me is a heat that comes out of it..... that thing is very hot. I checked fast cooling option, but still... is it ok that heat what comes out of PJ is kinda hard to keep arm close for longer time, heat wont damage PJ? As when i turned it off, all fans turned off too, so that heated metal parts dont get cooled as that heat stays inside... is that ok?

Don't check the quick cooling option. Leave that unchecked and the projector will go through a more lengthy cool down period. About 90secs. This is what you want.
post #6100 of 8500
thank you!
post #6101 of 8500
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Originally Posted by J0H4nN35 View Post

I'm having some trouble with the 3D.. SBS via HDMI from PC works fine but not SBS via component nor vga from Xbox360. The signal is 1080i60Hz but I can't choose any 3D option in the menu. Any idea why?

Yes, crappy analog Signals.

Use HDMI with a 3D certificated Cable.
post #6102 of 8500
I tried this projector with my Apple TV, Android tablet and Laprop, and in all cases I get what looks like underscan (although it might be something totally irrelevant). A "border of light" about 1 inch around the projected image. Is this normal?
post #6103 of 8500
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Originally Posted by Zoom123 View Post

I tried this projector with my Apple TV, Android tablet and Laprop, and in all cases I get what looks like underscan (although it might be something totally irrelevant). A "border of light" about 1 inch around the projected image. Is this normal?

A border of very 'dark' light (equivalent of black output)? If so, yes AFAIK that's normal... Not sure why though :-)
post #6104 of 8500
Tried 3d for the first time on this projector - watched Wreck it Ralph with my kids. I have the dimensionaloptics glasses and they are great and comfortable too. All I can say is.....................WOW! I have never been a big fan of 3d but this was quite an imax type experience, but better IMHO. This pj is unreal for under 9 bills. Good colors and brightness and the depth is so good. Of course, regular blu-rays are unreal too with this pj.
post #6105 of 8500
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Originally Posted by kreeturez View Post

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Originally Posted by Zoom123 View Post

I tried this projector with my Apple TV, Android tablet and Laprop, and in all cases I get what looks like underscan (although it might be something totally irrelevant). A "border of light" about 1 inch around the projected image. Is this normal?

A border of very 'dark' light (equivalent of black output)? If so, yes AFAIK that's normal... Not sure why though :-)

 

It\s because the aspect ratio isn't 1.78:1 (which fills a 16:9 screen). There are various aspect ratios that are *almost* but not quite 16:9/1.78:1 - for example the common 1.85:1 - this is 16.65:9 so in order to show it the image will have a small border.

post #6106 of 8500
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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

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Originally Posted by kreeturez View Post

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Originally Posted by Zoom123 View Post

I tried this projector with my Apple TV, Android tablet and Laprop, and in all cases I get what looks like underscan (although it might be something totally irrelevant). A "border of light" about 1 inch around the projected image. Is this normal?

A border of very 'dark' light (equivalent of black output)? If so, yes AFAIK that's normal... Not sure why though :-)

 

It\s because the aspect ratio isn't 1.78:1 (which fills a 16:9 screen). There are various aspect ratios that are *almost* but not quite 16:9/1.78:1 - for example the common 1.85:1 - this is 16.65:9 so in order to show it the image will have a small border.


Yeah I know about letterboxing; but even a 'full' 1920x1080 resolution PC image (ie, the projector's native resolution) produces a tiny border on the output of the projector - it's on both the sides and the top/bottom of the image.
It's almost like the light surface is ever-so-slightly larger than the actual image, if that makes sense :-)
post #6107 of 8500
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Originally Posted by eah9 View Post

Tried 3d for the first time on this projector - watched Wreck it Ralph with my kids. I have the dimensionaloptics glasses and they are great and comfortable too. All I can say is.....................WOW! I have never been a big fan of 3d but this was quite an imax type experience, but better IMHO. This pj is unreal for under 9 bills. Good colors and brightness and the depth is so good. Of course, regular blu-rays are unreal too with this pj.

How do the dimensional optics work for your kids? Ages? Thanks
post #6108 of 8500
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Originally Posted by kreeturez View Post

Yeah I know about letterboxing; but even a 'full' 1920x1080 resolution PC image (ie, the projector's native resolution) produces a tiny border on the output of the projector - it's on both the sides and the top/bottom of the image.
It's almost like the light surface is ever-so-slightly larger than the actual image, if that makes sense :-)
I had to increase the overscan on my PC video card to get rid of the border. This pj has an over scan in one of its menu that I remember seeing. Not sure if it is the same as adjusting the over scan from my PC.
post #6109 of 8500
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Originally Posted by kreeturez View Post

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Originally Posted by Zoom123 View Post

I tried this projector with my Apple TV, Android tablet and Laprop, and in all cases I get what looks like underscan (although it might be something totally irrelevant). A "border of light" about 1 inch around the projected image. Is this normal?

A border of very 'dark' light (equivalent of black output)? If so, yes AFAIK that's normal... Not sure why though :-)

 

It\s because the aspect ratio isn't 1.78:1 (which fills a 16:9 screen). There are various aspect ratios that are *almost* but not quite 16:9/1.78:1 - for example the common 1.85:1 - this is 16.65:9 so in order to show it the image will have a small border.


Yeah I know about letterboxing; but even a 'full' 1920x1080 resolution PC image (ie, the projector's native resolution) produces a tiny border on the output of the projector - it's on both the sides and the top/bottom of the image.
It's almost like the light surface is ever-so-slightly larger than the actual image, if that makes sense :-)

 

How is it with the PJ test pattern?

post #6110 of 8500
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Originally Posted by farleyville View Post

How do the dimensional optics work for your kids? Ages? Thanks


I have 4 boys. The 10 and 15 year old used them. not sure if I will let my 5 year old use them due to the warnings about it. They are high quality and comfortable.
post #6111 of 8500
Due to the logistic of my room and because it's not a stable location for me, I'm considering to use my Benq to project on the wall. My wall is now painted dark gray and the projection is already fine because the pj is very bright on a relativerly small screen (~100'').

What if I'll color the projection area light gray leaving the dark gray as a frame? Is it normal conventional paint already good?Specific paints are a bit expensive (as a good screen), do you have some product/site to suggest?

Thanks in advance
post #6112 of 8500
I would go into the DIY screen forums area instead, there is a dedicated area for this question. Though you may get an answer in here, you will get better answers in the screen forums. Mississippi Man is the poster that has done the most DIY screens, ask him what paint to get.
post #6113 of 8500
Thanks, good advice I agree that is off topic here, I'll check there. Coming back to the Benq W1070 I just received my pj back from the service with the updated 1.06 fw and SBS 3d is now working perfectly.
post #6114 of 8500
I was going to send mine in to get updated. I received mine 2 weeks ago with 1.5.
I did the firmware update as the guys here and went fine.
It is definitely better and able to play SBS fine now.
Its locking in better on the signal--very happy now.
post #6115 of 8500
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Originally Posted by imarun View Post

The projector automatically switches to 3D if the game is outputting in frame packed 3D format. But you have to manually choose for other supported formats.

Did you update your firmware to latest version (1.06)? It adds support for additional 3D modes. Look at the following link for details:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1435626/benq-w1070-dlp-full-hd-3d-ready-with-lens-shift-for-1000/5400#post_23501894

No I haven't updated but that ought not to solve the problem since it already is capable of receiving a SBS signal at my resolution and frame rate.

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Originally Posted by Auric View Post

Yes, crappy analog Signals.

Use HDMI with a 3D certificated Cable.

My xbox doesn't have that frown.gif
post #6116 of 8500
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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

How is it with the PJ test pattern?

The same - 'black' border... I'm assuming this is by design :-)
post #6117 of 8500
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Originally Posted by J0H4nN35 View Post

No I haven't updated but that ought not to solve the problem since it already is capable of receiving a SBS signal at my resolution and frame rate.
My xbox doesn't have that frown.gif

Bad Luck.

get one with a HDMI Port

Imagine what happend if the SBS Picture is horizontal shiftet, only for a few Pixels eek.gif

The 3D Image would be totally crap.

with a digital HDMI signal the Frame will fit perfect and the Software in the PJ is able to split the Frame exactly in half and stretch an show both new Frames correctly.
post #6118 of 8500
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Originally Posted by Auric View Post

Bad Luck.

get one with a HDMI Port

Imagine what happend if the SBS Picture is horizontal shiftet, only for a few Pixels eek.gif

The 3D Image would be totally crap.

with a digital HDMI signal the Frame will fit perfect and the Software in the PJ is able to split the Frame exactly in half and stretch an show both new Frames correctly.

I was wrong about the PJ being able to receive a SBS signal over Component. Tried VGA instead, at a resolution of 1680*1050 which is the highest the PJ can receive a SBS signal (over VGA). But now the game says it need the resolution to be 1920*1080 for 3D to work. frown.gif
post #6119 of 8500
150 hours on the pj and now I realized that is not equal the brightness on the screen. On the half left of the screen is more bright but is not noticeable on the films. I don't know if to live with this and to forget it since its 3rd replacement from amazon.
post #6120 of 8500
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Originally Posted by vagos1103gr1 View Post

150 hours on the pj and now I realized that is not equal the brightness on the screen. On the half left of the screen is more bright but is not noticeable on the films. I don't know if to live with this and to forget it since its 3rd replacement from amazon.

This is normal; probably been like this since you got it! See here...
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