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So eco mode power consumption is more around 220 watt than the 163 watt average that Benq stated ?
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Originally Posted by regalman82 View Post

I have two pair of these. I think they are great, no red flash , good contrast and they are comfortable . i also have two pair of the sainsonic's and i would not recommend them , too much red flash and not as good contrast .

Blake

Thanks for the info.
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Originally Posted by rwestley View Post

The Monoprice are very good 3D glasses but they are slightly overpriced. I have tried nearly all of them and I would recommend the following glasses.

1. Dimensional Optics 3DTV DLP glasses. These are the most comfortable and come with nice cases.

http://www.amazon.com/DLP%C2%AE-3ACTIVE%C2%AE-Glasses-Mitsubishi-Rechargeable/dp/B008DKFZEK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1382748601&sr=8-1&keywords=dimensional+optics+3d+dlp+glasses
2. Monoprice on 3DTV glasses. They are made by the same manufacturer. See link below:

http://www.amazon.com/3DTV-Corp-DLP-LINK-Projectors-Mitsubishi/dp/B004G2VJM6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1382748469&sr=8-2&keywords=3d+dlp+glasses

Both of these block the red flash much better than the Sansonic's and they are very comfortable.

Looking at the links you provided, the Monoprice ones are actually cheaper. They are $33.98.

The DLP Link ones are the correct ones, right? Not the IR Active Shutters?
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Originally Posted by 04rex View Post

Thanks for the info.
Looking at the links you provided, the Monoprice ones are actually cheaper. They are $33.98.

The DLP Link ones are the correct ones, right? Not the IR Active Shutters?

Monoprice just lowered the price on their glasses but you have to pay for shipping. You can get two pairs of the 3DTV DLP glasses for $58 shipped free from Amazon. These are the same glasses as the Monoprice ones. I have tried both. The only change is the name on the box. The DLP ones are correct. The Active 3D are a little more expensive but come with a case and are rechargeable. Both are really good.
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Originally Posted by rwestley View Post

I find Projector Central's statement about using only an 80 inch screen for 3D quite strange. Most people consider this projector to be very bright and have even used ND filters to cut down brightness on 2D. I have a 110 inch screen in a light controlled room and can report the the brightness for 3D is very good even compared to my JVC RS45 projector. If you have a light controlled room you should have no problem up to about 110 inches with 3D with the 1070.

Yah this is silly, this projector should do fine in 3D for most things on medium sized screens with low gain, and pretty large screens if you have enough gain.
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Is this still a good buy today? Is nearly 12 months old.

Am reading through this entire thread but only up to Page 50 so far. Don't want to read it all if a new model is around the corner.

EDIT: Strongly considering the Epson 2030.
Edited by donkey33 - 10/26/13 at 7:24pm
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Originally Posted by donkey33 View Post

Is this still a good buy today? Is nearly 12 months old.

Am reading through this entire thread but only up to Page 50 so far. Don't want to read it all if a new model is around the corner.

EDIT: Strongly considering the Epson 2030.

This model is comparable to the optoma HD131XE. The $100 dollar lamp on the 2030 really caught my eye but I don't think PQ is on the same level. $200 dollar lamp on the hd131xe isn't bad at all.
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Well, just went down and picked up the W1070. Retailer has a 14 day return so I thought it can't hurt to take a look and if it's okay, just keep it smile.gif

Went to check some DLP projectors with known rainbow issues at a dedicated big picture place and I couldn't see a thing so this should be fine. Can always exchange for the Epson 2030 if something comes up within 14 days anyway.

I'm excited. White sheet set up until I decide what screen size suits the area.
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I used the throw calculator and it says I can get a 85" at 8 feet but how does zoom and other features come into play to get a bigger image at 8 feet ? If the projector is capable of 20% zoom than my biggest image possible is 102" ?
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I'm at 9.5 feet with 120" if that helps
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Originally Posted by aznbladez View Post

I used the throw calculator and it says I can get a 85" at 8 feet but how does zoom and other features come into play to get a bigger image at 8 feet ? If the projector is capable of 20% zoom than my biggest image possible is 102" ?

 

Assuming a 16:9 screen, at 8 feet throw you can use a screen size of 84 inch diagonal. That's it. For 102 inch diagonal, even right at the end of the zoom range you'd need a throw of 8ft 7 inches.

 

Calculator is here:

 

http://www.projectorcentral.com/BenQ-W1070-projection-calculator-pro.htm

 

Just plug any figures you like in and it will show you all the options.

 

Here I have plugged in a throw of 8 feet and it calculates the image size:

 

 

Here I have plugged in a screen size of 102 inches and it calculates the throw range:

 

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Originally Posted by bighvy76 View Post

I'm at 9.5 feet with 120" if that helps

 

Sure it's not 10 feet?

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Originally Posted by donkey33 View Post

Is this still a good buy today? Is nearly 12 months old.

Am reading through this entire thread but only up to Page 50 so far. Don't want to read it all if a new model is around the corner.

EDIT: Strongly considering the Epson 2030.


I have the exact same question. Anyone know if Benq has a new model around the corner to replace the W1070? Thanks.
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Originally Posted by donkey33 View Post

Is this still a good buy today? Is nearly 12 months old.

Am reading through this entire thread but only up to Page 50 so far. Don't want to read it all if a new model is around the corner.

EDIT: Strongly considering the Epson 2030.


I have the exact same question. Anyone know if Benq has a new model around the corner to replace the W1070? Thanks.

 

No rumours have surfaced so probably not. Nobody can know for sure though.

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I've only got it on a sheet (with creases as I didn't even iron it, lol) and I'm still in awe. Love it.

First projector so wow factor is there but very happy.
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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

No rumours have surfaced so probably not. Nobody can know for sure though.

The 1300 already released in Europe for 999 Euros about 1,300 might be considered the replacement. Kraine on his French site just reviewed the new mode and the 1500 with F.I and really linked the 1300.


Match BENQ DLP (W1500 vs W1300.)

At first glance, the match seemed unequal between a projector € 1499 (W1500) with an interpolation device images to a projector facing the same brand but cheaper (W1300 € 999) and yet the result is exactly in reverse. The W1300 has that right out of the box with a picture of the color standard takes advantage of a different design and better optics. His image despite the brilliant color selected is free of video noise, which is unfortunately not the case that the W1500 in its final version. Both very bright floodlights illuminate both could easily our acoustically transparent screen 3 meters wide.

The BenQ W1300 has confirmed the very good impressions that we did share our testbed and we can only advise you to purchase, face to W1500.

I would suspect that the 1300 will be released in the US soon.

http://www.benq.com/product/projector/w1300/
Edited by rwestley - 10/28/13 at 3:30am
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Quick couple of questions to all W1070 owners reading this:

How many of you see the left-to-right brightness uniformity issue on your W1070 PJ?
Does it get worse as the projector lamp ages or does it stay pretty much the same?

Some background:
I am trying to understand if this is something that appears on all of these projectors and whether it gets worse over time. I have a Oct/2013 manufactured unit and with under 50 hours currently and I am seeing this issue - quite noticeable.

I read a couple thousand posts on this thread last night it seems like some see this and others may not. Photos don't necessarily reveal the issue although many people have beauty shots posted and I am not seeing signs of the issue.

The PJ is inexpensive and is really great in many ways but I would like to get an idea if some of these units don't show the uniformity much at all and whether I should expect this to get worse over time.

Thank you in advance
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Originally Posted by user141414 View Post

Quick couple of questions to all W1070 owners reading this:

How many of you see the left-to-right brightness uniformity issue on your W1070 PJ?
Does it get worse as the projector lamp ages or does it stay pretty much the same?

Some background:
I am trying to understand if this is something that appears on all of these projectors and whether it gets worse over time. I have a Oct/2013 manufactured unit and with under 50 hours currently and I am seeing this issue - quite noticeable.

I read a couple thousand posts on this thread last night it seems like some see this and others may not. Photos don't necessarily reveal the issue although many people have beauty shots posted and I am not seeing signs of the issue.

The PJ is inexpensive and is really great in many ways but I would like to get an idea if some of these units don't show the uniformity much at all and whether I should expect this to get worse over time.

Thank you in advance

I have had this unit for nearly a year and I have no uniformity issues. It has been great. I have even updated to firmware 107.
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Best way to remove dust from behind the lense? Would removing the bulb give me a clearer path to blow some air? Thanks.
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rwestley, thank you for replying. That is good to hear.

It is hard to tell how many of these projectors have a visible issue like this. I assume the firmware doesn't make a change to the uniformity issues (ex: the issue is not affected by firmware update)? My projector is running 102 or 103 - the original firmware that it shipped with.
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Originally Posted by user141414 View Post

Quick couple of questions to all W1070 owners reading this:

How many of you see the left-to-right brightness uniformity issue on your W1070 PJ?
Does it get worse as the projector lamp ages or does it stay pretty much the same?

Some background:
I am trying to understand if this is something that appears on all of these projectors and whether it gets worse over time. I have a Oct/2013 manufactured unit and with under 50 hours currently and I am seeing this issue - quite noticeable.

I read a couple thousand posts on this thread last night it seems like some see this and others may not. Photos don't necessarily reveal the issue although many people have beauty shots posted and I am not seeing signs of the issue.

The PJ is inexpensive and is really great in many ways but I would like to get an idea if some of these units don't show the uniformity much at all and whether I should expect this to get worse over time.

Thank you in advance

 

I have a little non-uniformity. I'd say it was about what I'd expect for a PJ that costs less than $1,000. It hasn't changed at all in the ~500 hours on my my lamp.

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Originally Posted by rwestley View Post

The 1300 already released in Europe for 999 Euros about 1,300 might be considered the replacement. Kraine on his French site just reviewed the new mode and the 1500 with F.I and really linked the 1300.


Match BENQ DLP (W1500 vs W1300.)

At first glance, the match seemed unequal between a projector € 1499 (W1500) with an interpolation device images to a projector facing the same brand but cheaper (W1300 € 999) and yet the result is exactly in reverse. The W1300 has that right out of the box with a picture of the color standard takes advantage of a different design and better optics. His image despite the brilliant color selected is free of video noise, which is unfortunately not the case that the W1500 in its final version. Both very bright floodlights illuminate both could easily our acoustically transparent screen 3 meters wide.

The BenQ W1300 has confirmed the very good impressions that we did share our testbed and we can only advise you to purchase, face to W1500.

I would suspect that the 1300 will be released in the US soon.

http://www.benq.com/product/projector/w1300/

Thanks rwestley. I hope they release the W1300 before the holidays. Otherwise, I'll bite the bullet and get the W1070.
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Hi, my projector was purchased in February this year and has no sign of optical unevenness or other defects. Also no fan rattles etc. It has several hundred hours of use. Hope this helps.

One point to note (according to the specifications on the Benq website) the W1300 is only 'UXGA(1600 x 1200)' whereas the W1070 is 'up to WUXGA'. So the W1300 is NOT as high a resolution as the W1070.
Edited by OZReddog - 10/28/13 at 5:50pm
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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

I have a little non-uniformity. I'd say it was about what I'd expect for a PJ that costs less than $1,000. It hasn't changed at all in the ~500 hours on my my lamp.

Same here; slightly brighter right side but not noticeable on regular video viewing.

Hasn't gotten worst in the 700 hours I've since put on my lamp ;-)

Brightness uniformity actually affects both the (regular) TV's in my house, so I'm not super-surprised to find it on a projector of this price.

Still a very happy owner - would recommend this pj to pretty much anyone.
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kbarnes701, OZReddog, kreeturez - thank you. Good to hear that the difference in brightness seems to stay constant and doesn't get worse over time.

I took a photo of what I am seeing. The shot is from the credits of "The Croods" and is the best example of what I am seeing with my specific unit. This is one of the worst scenarios since it is a bright and even light-colored background. During most content it looks fantastic, of course. The lamp timer reports 16 hours (equivalent).

I was looking to see this type of effect in photos posted on the forum but didn't come across anything that was this obvious.

For those who have seen the difference in uniformity on their unit, how does this compare? Better, worse, same, or really hard to tell?

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Is the eye view as bad as the photo? From the photo this looks terrible... I would consider a warranty claim or exchange.

I also have an uneven brightness, but just at the top right corner (probably 1-2% of total area) and only slightly visible on a full white test image, never notice it in movies. But then I haven't watched your movie.

Yours are much much worse.
Edited by hotjt133 - 10/28/13 at 8:37pm
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Agreed: a plain-white background is the best way to asses - so assuming the photo isn't making it look worse than it is, ask for an exchange; that's way worse than mine too :-)

(It won't get 'more' worse over time though.)
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Thank you smile.gif

It is hard to say if the photo is making it worse.. maybe to some degree. My eyes definitely see the difference and it bothers me. That said, it is one of those things that becomes really obvious once you know it is there. It would be great to be able to forget it tongue.gif

I have been debating about an exchange. I think they will send a refurb which is less than stellar - this unit is essentially brand new in terms of power-on/plugged-in hours. Purchased at the end of Dec/12 but the home theatre project was moving along at a glacial pace wink.gif
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Originally Posted by user141414 View Post

kbarnes701, OZReddog, kreeturez - thank you. Good to hear that the difference in brightness seems to stay constant and doesn't get worse over time.

I took a photo of what I am seeing. The shot is from the credits of "The Croods" and is the best example of what I am seeing with my specific unit. This is one of the worst scenarios since it is a bright and even light-colored background. During most content it looks fantastic, of course. The lamp timer reports 16 hours (equivalent).

I was looking to see this type of effect in photos posted on the forum but didn't come across anything that was this obvious.

For those who have seen the difference in uniformity on their unit, how does this compare? Better, worse, same, or really hard to tell?

 

I'd say that is quite a bit worse than my unit.

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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

I'd say that is quite a bit worse than my unit.

This is very bad. I suggest that you send it in for repair or replacement. Ask for the latest firmware on your replacement 1.07.
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Man, after I ferried over my desktop to the Benq and played some rounds of Assasin Creed... Breathtaking! Yes I know this game has excellent visuals from LCD monitor, but never thought it could be this stunning on the PJ. Color and details much better than the LCD, even the sharpness. The entire wall sized gaming experience has gone up a level, maybe two... It now truely looks like watching a movie, one that you, not the director, takes control.
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