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post #6181 of 8551
^^
Thanks.
post #6182 of 8551
Anyone have any football settings for this projector?
post #6183 of 8551
I noticed in some avc converted movies that I have in my laptop, in some scenes, there noticeably picture noise like a snow. Is these from the quality of the movies? Or from the pj ?
post #6184 of 8551
Has anyone else had an issue with their 1070 where occasionally the projector turns on, the bulb is working but there is no picture at all? And I don't mean no picture from a source, the menus don't display either. The BenQ screen DOES display though but then nothing. It's happened 3 times in the past couple of months. In each case I turned off the projector, waited a few mins and turned it on again and everything was back to normal.
post #6185 of 8551
Did the red bulb light flash.
post #6186 of 8551
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Originally Posted by LFM2 View Post

Did the red bulb light flash.

Is that one of the lights on the top? If so no, I didn't see any red lights. I only have about 250 hours on the proj.
post #6187 of 8551
I had a situation where the bulb would just shut off but the red lamp would flash for a while. Turning off and then restarting a few minutes later would correct the problem. I contacted BenQ and a technician told me that removing and reseating the bulb solved these issues 90 percent of the time. He gave me the option of trying it myself or sending it back. I was assured that doing so wouldn't void my warranty and was given a name and number to call if it didn't help. I performed the reseat using the directions on the CD manual and it worked. As a side note, the blue flare that I had been seeing occasionally on some concert videos is almost completely gone. You can search this thread and find screen shots of this problem that others have noticed as well. Contact BenQ and start a case number and don't be afraid to try reseating yourself.
post #6188 of 8551
Is the firmware update to 1.06 difficult? I'm a bit nervous and not sure if I should do it as I haven't done it before. I would very much like to have the added 3D support but at the same time I don't want to destroy the pj and void the warranty. I have read all the post concerning the 1.05 to 1.06 upgrade as well. Is it actually possible to ruin the pj if you mess up? If so, is there anyway to reverse it?

thanks,
Edited by ringlo30 - 9/8/13 at 2:02pm
post #6189 of 8551
I have discussed the removal and replacement of the housing and lamp in another thread but here is what I posted, I have also included the section on replacing a 'bare lamp' for completeness (I got an Osram replacement lamp shipped for US$88):

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1480854/bare-bulb-replacemnet-for-benq-w1070#post_23646515

"To replace the housing is extremely easy. Unscrew one screw from the side of the projector to release the top cover, which then unclips. There is a clear plastic film shield over the opening to the lamp, I am told this is to keep out dust. Pull the plastic shield off using the tab. Take out one screw closest to the lense end and the housing pulls up via the handle. Put the new one in and push down to engage the electrical connection, replace the screw, replace the plastic shield, clip on the cover and replace the side screw .... done in less than 5 minutes!

Now with a 'bare lamp' replacement the additional steps are: With the housing out of the projector, unclip the two power leads noting the orientation of the lamp and which wire goes to which side (this may be unnecessary but a good precaution) you may want to label these. Next unscrew the holding screws around the lamp. There are a few of these around the perimeter. The 'bare lamp' should then simply slide out. Put the new replacement lamp back into the housing, noting the orientation so that the wires can be reclipped onto the lamp, i.e. the silver clips facing the same way as before. Put the retainers back and rescrew. Clip on the two power wires and the housing is ready to go back, follow the above steps to reinstall the housing."

So, it is a simple less than 5 minute job to remove and reseat the housing and less than 10 minutes to replace the lamp.
Edited by OZReddog - 9/8/13 at 3:35pm
post #6190 of 8551
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Originally Posted by ringlo30 View Post

Is the firmware update to 1.06 difficult? I'm a bit nervous and not sure if I should do it as I haven't done it before. I would very much like to have the added 3D support but at the same time I don't want to destroy the pj and void the warranty. I have read all the post concerning the 1.05 to 1.06 upgrade as well. Is it actually possible to ruin the pj if you mess up? If so, is there anyway to reverse it?

thanks,

As has been said before if you are NOT completely competent regarding upgrades then DON'T!

Yes it is possible to 'brick' any device during upgrade of the firmware!! SO be very careful. Technically the warranty is voided by doing it yourself. You can call Benq and send it in to be done, much safer from the bricking issue point of view but it does involve shipping the projector which has its own issues. Are there any competent members in your area that can assist??

There is no way of reversing the upgrade as far as I know, perhaps someone can confirm this.
post #6191 of 8551
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Originally Posted by ringlo30 View Post

Is the firmware update to 1.06 difficult? I'm a bit nervous and not sure if I should do it as I haven't done it before. I would very much like to have the added 3D support but at the same time I don't want to destroy the pj and void the warranty. I have read all the post concerning the 1.05 to 1.06 upgrade as well. Is it actually possible to ruin the pj if you mess up? If so, is there anyway to reverse it?

thanks,

As far as I'm aware in this thread, there are only 2 people messed it up. Both are using the incorrect block size. One was me! But I was able to reflash successfully the second time. You could say I reversed it, but I just did not fire it up and immediately did a second reflash. The other person appears not so lucky. He basically bricked the projector and has never posted back, so I guess it does indeed bricked.

So far only the block size has caused problems, all other posters have succeeded. So yes, there is a risk in there.
Edited by hotjt133 - 9/8/13 at 6:25pm
post #6192 of 8551
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Originally Posted by THe_Flash View Post

I go with OU personally. The full resolution across the horizontal axis seems to make the picture look better than halving it with SBS. It's a similar concept shared with SVCDs back in the day, which shared the same horizontal res as a DVD.

Interesting theory. But I just wonder, in SBS, you still have 960 horizontal pixels. In OU, especially the majority of content is 2.35:1, you only have 400 vertical pixels. So the vertial resolution is poorer than horizontal resolution.

It is all subjective. What I found more important is the file size, bit rate, and the quality of encoding. Sometimes a well encoded 4GB content looks better than 6-8GB poorly encoded ones. So I am less worried about whether SBS or OU. I mainly look for the encoding quality of each individual content.
post #6193 of 8551
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Originally Posted by hotjt133 View Post

As far as I'm aware in this thread, there are only 2 people messed it up. Both are using the incorrect block size. One was me! But I was able to reflash successfully the second time. You could say I reversed it, but I just did not fire it up and immediately did a second reflash. The other person appears not so lucky. He basically bricked the projector and has never posted back, so I guess it does indeed bricked.

So far only the block size has caused problems, all other posters have succeeded. So yes, there is a risk in there.

ok, I wont make that mistake as I have already set it to 32 kb. Didn't he set it to 64 and you 16? I have combined all the guides and read them like 10 times as well as having read the service manual a bunch of times but say that I do manage to follow the guide correctly, any chance of messing it up then? I mean, don't BenQ themself follow that guide/ do the same thing if they want to upgrade the fw?
post #6194 of 8551
i seem to have reduced rbe when playing 60fps content, and lots of rbe with 24fps film. the rbe was also helped when i used mirillis splash to play a regular film with interpolated frames.

is there a player that will just double frames instead of interpolation? the faster frequency alone might help.
post #6195 of 8551
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Originally Posted by ringlo30 View Post

ok, I wont make that mistake as I have already set it to 32 kb. Didn't he set it to 64 and you 16? I have combined all the guides and read them like 10 times as well as having read the service manual a bunch of times but say that I do manage to follow the guide correctly, any chance of messing it up then?

Looks like you have prepared well. In that case, I would say the chance of messing up is extremely low. The only other thing to consider is power quality. If you lose mains power during that 5 minutes, or your kids/dog stepped over your power extension cord, then it will be a mightmare. So lock them up smile.gif
Edited by hotjt133 - 9/8/13 at 11:53pm
post #6196 of 8551
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Originally Posted by wasure View Post

is there a player that will just double frames instead of interpolation? the faster frequency alone might help.

Just use a PC and set refresh to 60hz. I used MPC-HC and play back 24hz content on 60hz settting. It worked very well and I hardly noticed any pull down shudders.

The only major issue is using 60hz to play back 25hz content (such as Doc Martin). It was a hell of shudders and I have to lower the refresh rate to 50hz to make it watchable. XBMC seems double it to 50hz automatically and played back nicely. But it will force 24hz content to 24hz playback.
Edited by hotjt133 - 9/8/13 at 11:59pm
post #6197 of 8551
I have a few questions but first, is this the complete upgrade guide?



0.5 - The projector needs to be turned ON before you start.

1. Write down all your settings before starting an update. (If you do not you will loose all your settings)

2. I suggest that you create a new folder on your desktop called 1070 firmware in the new folder.

3. Download the download tool and unzip it to the new folder.

4. Download the new separate 106 img file to the same folder from the link above.

5. .Install the download tool. It is called DLP composer. Also download the Flash Device Parameters file (It was included in the download already).
5A ! Copy the Flash Device Parameters.txt file to the DLP composer program file (It is under programs x86 DLP Composer on your C drive.) Use Copy and paste. The folder you want to paste this file to will be on the c drive after you install DLP composer.

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5A. The txt file mentioned comes packaged with the download tool installer file. After Download tool was installed you have to copy the file to the installation directory of the download tool software.

6. Open the DLP Composer tool and go to edit-->preferences.

7. When the window opens go to communication and set it to USB

8. Close this window and click on flash loader on the opening screen. A window will open.

8. Put a check beside "Complete Image Download" Also check "Skip Boot loader" Change from default 16kb to 32Kb

9. On the top of the flash loader hit the browse button and go to your folder 106 img file (the actual firmware file in your desktop folder).

10. ! Insert the USB cable in the min plug on the projector and into your computer. (Wait for the drivers to load. This should take a minute with windows 7 or 8

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10. For Windows being able to detect the projector and install the driver it must be switched on before connecting usb. After driver was installed, keep the USB connected and switch off the projector using the power button.

11. ! Unplug the projector by removing the power cord. Now, push the "power" and "auto" buttons at the same time. Plug in the projector power cord while holding the buttons. The LED on the projector will turn red if you are in download mode (It must turn red to install the firmware. If it turns orange do this again until you only get the red led) This is very important.


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11. Before pressing and holding the power and auto buttons you need to unplug the projectors power cord and wait for the LEDs to turn off. Then press and hold the two buttons while plugging the power cord back in. This should bring the projector to download mode indicated by the red LED.

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You unplug the projector from the AC and leave the USB connected when putting the projector in the download

3:
you need to hold the power & auto button down about 15 seconds after you plug it in

12 Click the Reset Bus and Start Download in the DLP Composer program. The upgrade process should take a few minutes. A timer will start telling you how long it will take.

13. Do not unplug anything during the process. When everything completes the LED on the projector will turn to standby orange.

14. Unplug the USB cable and turn the projector on

15 You will have to put all your settings back in and turn source select to auto

16. Instructions are also available in the service manual PDF you downloaded to your folder.

17. Only do this upgrade at your own risk and if you are familiar with doing firmware updates..

18. You do not need the service tool to do the firmware update the firmware and write down your settings

I already downloaded Projector_cdr_20130123_085245_DDP442X Download_Tool_Ver1.0, unrared it, installed it
post #6198 of 8551
Yes, if you follow the above line for line you should have zero problems.
post #6199 of 8551
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Originally Posted by CheYC View Post

Yes, if you follow the above line for line you should have zero problems.

Ok, thanks that's great smile.gif

I just have these following questions and would greatly appreciate it if someone could help me answer them

1. How many files are in the DLP folder? 17 with the txt-file right?

2. On step 10: You turn the pj off by pressing the power button before you unplug the cord and go into download mode, I assume?

3. Is the service tool really not needed? In the service manual it says " After download FW, make sure the adjusted values are written to projector by Service Tool."
post #6200 of 8551
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Originally Posted by hotjt133 View Post

Sometimes a well encoded 4GB content looks better than 6-8GB poorly encoded ones. So I am less worried about whether SBS or OU. I mainly look for the encoding quality of each individual content.
Encoding quality? Can you elaborate a bit of how to determine one is better? thanks.
post #6201 of 8551
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Originally Posted by heed316 View Post

Every time I switch inputs from my HTPC (HDMI 2) to my Xbox360 (HDMI 1) the sound on the projector turns itself back on. It always stays muted on HDMI 2, but whenever I switch to HDMI 1 I have to re mute. It is just a minor annoyance, but the setting never seems to stick. I've tried turning the volume down and muting, but both settings never save. I never have the issue on the HTPC, only on the 360. Does anyone have a solution to this? I updated the firmware in hopes that would help, but it still does the same thing.

Anyone have any ideas on this?
post #6202 of 8551
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Originally Posted by ringlo30 View Post

Ok, thanks that's great smile.gif

I just have these following questions and would greatly appreciate it if someone could help me answer them

1. How many files are in the DLP folder? 17 with the txt-file right?

2. On step 10: You turn the pj off by pressing the power button before you unplug the cord and go into download mode, I assume?

3. Is the service tool really not needed? In the service manual it says " After download FW, make sure the adjusted values are written to projector by Service Tool."

The files you need are the Setup for DLP Composer, the Flash drive parameters and the 106 firmware which you download from a different source. Forget firmware 103 which is in the zipped folder.
post #6203 of 8551
About to order from Visual Apex,.I did a search couldn't find any answers.Does their stock have the latest firmware?
post #6204 of 8551
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Originally Posted by hotjt133 View Post

What I found more important is the file size, bit rate, and the quality of encoding.
Yeah, I think that goes without saying. I was trying to escape with the short answer. Another advantage of OU seems to be that it looks better on a passive setup, which I will often stream to in addition to the BenQ.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1364877/top-bottom-3d-vs-side-by-side-on-passive-display
post #6205 of 8551
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Originally Posted by heed316

Every time I switch inputs from my HTPC (HDMI 2) to my Xbox360 (HDMI 1) the sound on the projector turns itself back on. It always stays muted on HDMI 2, but whenever I switch to HDMI 1 I have to re mute. It is just a minor annoyance, but the setting never seems to stick. I've tried turning the volume down and muting, but both settings never save. I never have the issue on the HTPC, only on the 360. Does anyone have a solution to this? I updated the firmware in hopes that would help, but it still does the same thing.

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Originally Posted by heed316 View Post

Anyone have any ideas on this?


I have set all inputs/pre-sets to mute during the calibration process and they still tick back on here and there, I would say it's a bug.

Jason
post #6206 of 8551
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Originally Posted by Cowboys View Post

Encoding quality? Can you elaborate a bit of how to determine one is better? thanks.

You probably need to ask this in another forum. From my limited understanding, the type of codec, many settings of the codec, number of passes all affect image quality. A lazy encoder may just do one pass to save time, but multiple passes are better.

How to determine? No idea. Sometimes I need to try several copies. And the encoder's reputation also worth check... But I think I'll soon cross the lines so I stop here.
post #6207 of 8551
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Originally Posted by THe_Flash View Post

Another advantage of OU seems to be that it looks better on a passive setup, which I will often stream to in addition to the BenQ.

True, passive setup may show more advantage on OU. But for the Benq 1070, I don't see much difference on similar quailty contents.

When we compare their half resolution part, the SBS has resolution of 960x800 (horizontal is close to 1024x768), while OU is 1920x400 (vertial is close to 640x480). I'm mainly talking about 2.35:1 contents.

However, maybe the human eye perceive horizontal and vertial resolutions differently. Maybe this stems from the old CRT interlaced days when vertial resolution is extremely poor. So people accepted this behaviour and become more tolerable to poor vertial resolutions.

Another theory is 3D is relying on the difference between left and right eyes, and because our eyes resides horizontally, it reqire more horizontal resolution to perceive 3D effect. This may give OU a slight edge.
Edited by hotjt133 - 9/9/13 at 5:36pm
post #6208 of 8551
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Originally Posted by qibohuall View Post

I'm considering getting a Darblet, but I'm tired of my 1080p videos being choppy using SVP because my GPU isn't fast enough, and thinking it might be cheaper to buy an outboard device.E7jva

The Darblet is nice but the difference are subtle. Getting a GPU should really help with the choppy videos.
post #6209 of 8551
Ahhhhh. I finally ceiling mounted and turned on my w1070. I'm shooting it on a black wall (waiting for my Jamestown at 120" screen). Wanted to make sure I can get 120" from 10' back.....and I can smile.gif picture looks good (even on a black wall) fan is quiet smile.gif...my question is does everyone leave the power hooked up to there projectors or do you unplug it till u use it? Will I loose my settings if I unplug it?
post #6210 of 8551
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Originally Posted by bighvy76 View Post

Ahhhhh. I finally ceiling mounted and turned on my w1070. I'm shooting it on a black wall (waiting for my Jamestown at 120" screen). Wanted to make sure I can get 120" from 10' back.....and I can smile.gif picture looks good (even on a black wall) fan is quiet smile.gif...my question is does everyone leave the power hooked up to there projectors or do you unplug it till u use it? Will I loose my settings if I unplug it?

Congrats on the pj and the future 120" screen! It will only get better with the screen. I used a wall for a week or so and thought it was good but the screen really makes it complete... I only have 100" but watching MNF on it with friends over was a complete blast. Totally different experience. Amazing.

It wouldn't think unplugging it would reset everything. Just write down the important settings and try it one time. Unplugging doesn't usually reset audio equipment. I keep mine plugged in - unless I am going on vacation or something - but haven't since I got the pj a couple of months ago.
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