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post #6481 of 8446
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Originally Posted by Daniel Waller View Post

Thanks for the reply EAH9 smile.gif

i understand, was slacking for a moment haha

have you tested 1080p 60hz and works?, even my samsung D7000 led 3d tv cant do it, only 24hz lol

I have only used 1080i at 60hz.
post #6482 of 8446

ah well according to posts previous on this topic it is now supported 1.06 onwards :), test it out

post #6483 of 8446
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Originally Posted by 04rex View Post

Hey guys, what calibrations are most people using for pic quality?

These are by far the best I've found but they don't work well with all models. Give them a try.

http://www.avforums.com/forums/projectors/1761516-benq-w1070-reviewer-s-recommended-best-settings.html
post #6484 of 8446
Guide + Firmware 1.07 Download Link + all Software have fun smile.gif


https://mega.co.nz/#!EU8AyZBT!V3lYeChjFCHPqkD9Sc3CWEpF-TU4SQvTkak2zEckxso
post #6485 of 8446
Hey fellas, I've been trying to get my 1070 to turn on by trigger or hdmi and neither is working. I contacted BenQ and after quite some time, was told that it needs a 12vAC signal. All my devices output a 12VDC trigger signal.

Any way to get around this? I also tried using the CEC feature (HDMI turn-on?) and that didn't work either.

Thanks for any help!
post #6486 of 8446
I have an activity "turn projector on" programmed into my harmony remote no need to use the 12v trigger.I hit the button proj comes on,screen drops down,Do you have a universal remote with activities or macros?
post #6487 of 8446
unfortunately I do not. That is an option and a worthwhile one as eventually I plan on getting a graphik eye or some sort of z-wave technology in the room for lighting and what-have-you.

Thanks Rolling.
post #6488 of 8446
My W1070 which I purchased from Amazon on 02/2013, has started giving me the grinding noise from the rear fan issue.

I called BenQ and they said they will issue a RMA so I can ship them my projector to one of their repair facilities.

Is this normal? Why not just send me another? Anyone has had issues with BenQ and their customer support under these same circumstances?

BTW, everything else about my pj has been working great, until this grinding noise issue with the fan. Lamp has 550 hours on it and I've had it on SmartECO since day one with Cinema settings.

Firmware is 1.04


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post #6489 of 8446
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Originally Posted by ERuiz View Post

My W1070 which I purchased from Amazon on 02/2013, has started giving me the grinding noise from the rear fan issue.

I called BenQ and they said they will issue a RMA so I can ship them my projector to one of their repair facilities.

Is this normal? Why not just send me another? Anyone has had issues with BenQ and their customer support under these same circumstances?

BTW, everything else about my pj has been working great, until this grinding noise issue with the fan. Lamp has 550 hours on it and I've had it on SmartECO since day one with Cinema settings.

Firmware is 1.04


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD

As Benq to repair or replace the unit and update the firmware to 1.07.
post #6490 of 8446
I have almost 800 hours on mine and I am getting the grinding noise too. My last one did it in the first 30 days and I returned it to amazon. The noise in this one is now louder than the other one was. I have been running ECO mode and just recently switched to Smart ECO.
post #6491 of 8446
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Originally Posted by eah9 View Post

Try using the benq throw calculator - It looks like 97" at 3.2 m min size, 126" max if I did it correctly. Time to get a bigger screen biggrin.gif

Or move your pj a little closer. Not usually recommended to go full zoom.

http://www.benq.com/microsite/projector/throwratiocalculator/

Thanks

Would you know if I can place the 1070 on a rear shelf upright?
post #6492 of 8446
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Originally Posted by DexS View Post

Thanks

Would you know if I can place the 1070 on a rear shelf upright?
There is so little lens shift on the projector that you would have to mount the projector below the bottom of the screen if mounting right side up.
post #6493 of 8446
Hey guys, you might be able to help me out with this problem I'm having with this projector. Ever since I first used it brand new I saw one, circular spot. Ever since then it's multiplied to seven. You can only see them on any image that is black, I'm thinking this could be that dust is behind the lens. For now I'm willing to live with them but they will get worser in future, it seem this projectors lens isn't all that sealed unfortunately.

Are there any manuals out there that help in showing how to disassemble the lens to clean the other side of the glass?
post #6494 of 8446
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Burton View Post

Hey guys, you might be able to help me out with this problem I'm having with this projector. Ever since I first used it brand new I saw one, circular spot. Ever since then it's multiplied to seven. You can only see them on any image that is black, I'm thinking this could be that dust is behind the lens. For now I'm willing to live with them but they will get worser in future, it seem this projectors lens isn't all that sealed unfortunately. Are there any manuals out there that help in showing how to disassemble the lens to clean the other side of the glass?

Do they appear to "dance" around and are they colored? I just returned my 1070 after owning it only a few days because of something similar. On black scenes I was getting yellow pixels that appeared to move around but did not do it on any scenes with color. This also only occurred on anything being fed a signal, did not show up on a test pattern. Confirmed with my cable box and an xbox as to rule out a single source issue.
post #6495 of 8446
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Originally Posted by jmalto View Post

Do they appear to "dance" around and are they colored? I just returned my 1070 after owning it only a few days because of something similar. On black scenes I was getting yellow pixels that appeared to move around but did not do it on any scenes with color. This also only occurred on anything being fed a signal, did not show up on a test pattern. Confirmed with my cable box and an xbox as to rule out a single source issue.
No these are just a grey color, and they always stay in place. It's a shame as its very distracting in dark scenes. You constantly can't help but notice them at the corner of your eye.
post #6496 of 8446
Hi Guys!

It was with the help of this great thread that i purchased my first projector(w1070) back in February. Absolutely love it, and the world of home theatres it has opened up to me.

Im currently projecting a 120" diameter screen and curious as to how big a screen size it can project. i unfortunately don't have the room to test it.

Would appreciate some users feedback as to how big a screen image they are projecting and how the picture quality and projector holds up?

Cheers in advance
post #6497 of 8446
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Originally Posted by hagsi View Post

Hi Guys!

It was with the help of this great thread that i purchased my first projector(w1070) back in February. Absolutely love it, and the world of home theatres it has opened up to me.

Im currently projecting a 120" diameter screen and curious as to how big a screen size it can project. i unfortunately don't have the room to test it.

Would appreciate some users feedback as to how big a screen image they are projecting and how the picture quality and projector holds up?

Cheers in advance

Wait, you have a circular screen? tongue.gif
post #6498 of 8446
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Originally Posted by hagsi View Post

Hi Guys!

It was with the help of this great thread that i purchased my first projector(w1070) back in February. Absolutely love it, and the world of home theatres it has opened up to me.

Im currently projecting a 120" diameter screen and curious as to how big a screen size it can project. i unfortunately don't have the room to test it.

Would appreciate some users feedback as to how big a screen image they are projecting and how the picture quality and projector holds up?

Cheers in advance

I only have 100" diagonal screen but heard from others that it does 200" easily. And could go up to 300" but that might be pushing it as far as sharpness/quality. Congrats on the pj! It's a winner for sure.
post #6499 of 8446
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Originally Posted by ERuiz View Post

My W1070 which I purchased from Amazon on 02/2013, has started giving me the grinding noise from the rear fan issue.

I called BenQ and they said they will issue a RMA so I can ship them my projector to one of their repair facilities.

Is this normal? Why not just send me another? Anyone has had issues with BenQ and their customer support under these same circumstances?

BTW, everything else about my pj has been working great, until this grinding noise issue with the fan. Lamp has 550 hours on it and I've had it on SmartECO since day one with Cinema settings.

Firmware is 1.04


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD

Ask BenQ to do a Q Xchange. What they do is send you a form that you fill out and you give a credit card. They put a hold on the card and ship you a new projector and you have a set amount of time to return the damaged one after the new one arrives. If you don't, they charge the card for the cost of the new projector.

They don't mention this option unless you ask for it.
post #6500 of 8446
Look what came in the mail today! Will try to post a few pics tonight if possible smile.gif
post #6501 of 8446
So I've only had a few hours with this projector. Much of my time was just trying to figure out stuff in the settings, and seeing the different options one has with this projector. I played some Forza Motorsport 3 on Xbox 360, watched a little Dark Knight, and topped it off with watching The Happiest Baby on the Block: The 5's to soothing your baby (we have a 10 week old and my wife insisted we watch it...so we did on the projector smile.gif ). She later said, "I think I'm going to lose you to the basement."

Anyway, my initial impressions are that this projector is stunning. What's crazy is that I'm not even running this thing to its full potential because I don't own a blu ray player. I've been running everything through my xbox 360, so the DVD quality certainly is compromised, but it still at time impresses a lot simply due to the size of the image.

In terms of the fan noise, it certainly is noticeable with nothing playing, but even at three feet in front of me at coffee table height, I completely forgot about it. To those worrying about the fan noise, I would put it on the back burner. I was also even using the speaker from the projector, so if surround sound is a part of your setup you can worry even less. The one question I have for those who do have this projector are the different fan noises when going from "Normal" to "Eco". I did a few switches back and forth and I couldn't tell a difference at all. The picture is certainly brighter on Normal, but the fan speed doesn't seem to drop when going to Eco. I'd like to keep other's thoughts on this.

People also speak a lot about black levels when looking into projectors. This is my first and so I really can't compare it to anything. I really can't see how one could complain at the price point of $882. The picture is jaw dropping stunning. For example, I was playing around with it in the basement; watched a few scenes from Book of Eli, Dark Knight, and so forth. I did this for about 25 minutes. I then went upstairs to grab my wife to watch the baby movie. It's amazing how quickly the eye adapts because we have a 42" LED and this TV looked microscopic. I had to chuckle because I thought, "I can't believe I've been watching stuff on here." The color out of the box is great and I have no complaints about the details and/or black levels.

Now, onto my biggest worry...Rainbow effect. I may be jumping the gun here, but I saw absolutely no RBE. I searched. Hard. Reaaaalll hard. But I couldn't make out anything. I shifted my eyes, wiggled my head. You name it. But I couldn't find a thing. There is a scene in the Book Of Eli on youtube that I saw where RBE was all over the place. I rented this movie from the library to try out the same scene. No RBE to be found on the same scene. I want to keep trying it out to be safe, but I'm not too worried anymore.

Here are some quick pics that I took of the projector so far.

The 1st picture of each pair are from the settings taken on this thread. The 2nd picture is "Natural" in the color mode options.




post #6502 of 8446
Which settings are those exactly?
post #6503 of 8446
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Originally Posted by 04rex View Post

Which settings are those exactly?
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Originally Posted by Tangled Cable View Post

These are by far the best I've found but they don't work well with all models. Give them a try.

http://www.avforums.com/forums/projectors/1761516-benq-w1070-reviewer-s-recommended-best-settings.html

The link above!
post #6504 of 8446
Cool. Just trying to get as many different ones to see which is best for me.
post #6505 of 8446
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Originally Posted by CheYC View Post

Wait, you have a circular screen? tongue.gif

whoops haha, depends on how big a night I've had.

i'm keen to try this out at 200" diagonal.
post #6506 of 8446
I think the maximum recommended size by BenQ for this projector is 235". I'm sure you could go bigger, but I suspect sharpness and brightness will go down hill quickly.
post #6507 of 8446
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Burton View Post

Hey guys, you might be able to help me out with this problem I'm having with this projector. Ever since I first used it brand new I saw one, circular spot. Ever since then it's multiplied to seven. You can only see them on any image that is black, I'm thinking this could be that dust is behind the lens. For now I'm willing to live with them but they will get worser in future, it seem this projectors lens isn't all that sealed unfortunately.

Are there any manuals out there that help in showing how to disassemble the lens to clean the other side of the glass?
Doubt this will work but apparently other projector models have a feature to internally blow out or away dust, fixing dust blobs, I think. I hear the "High Altitude" mode on this projector is similar.

I'll give it a go later and post back. Worth a try.
post #6508 of 8446
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Burton View Post

Doubt this will work but apparently other projector models have a feature to internally blow out or away dust, fixing dust blobs, I think. I hear the "High Altitude" mode on this projector is similar.

I'll give it a go later and post back. Worth a try.

Worth a shot, but it sounds like it may not be sealed correctly, so I would consider getting it replaced. Too much $ IMHO not to have it work perfectly.
post #6509 of 8446
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Originally Posted by eah9 View Post

Worth a shot, but it sounds like it may not be sealed correctly, so I would consider getting it replaced. Too much $ IMHO not to have it work perfectly.
It is, I suppose I'll be giving them a call soon. Anyway I gave the "High Altitude" mode a try, and so far those blobs ain't budging, but I'll keep the mode on until I fix the problem, with me having to open it being a last resort if not eek.gif
post #6510 of 8446
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Burton View Post

It is, I suppose I'll be giving them a call soon. Anyway I gave the "High Altitude" mode a try, and so far those blobs ain't budging, but I'll keep the mode on until I fix the problem, with me having to open it being a last resort if not eek.gif

Hope it works out. I know it's a pain shipping things back etc...

Good luck!!
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