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post #661 of 8505
Anyone can tell me what is the ISF menu password?

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post #662 of 8505
Anyone can tell me what is the ISF menu password?

Thank you!
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post #664 of 8505
Received my BenQ W1070 yesterday, and got it mounted today. Also my motorized 90" screen was put up. This will be a good weekend wink.gif

As this is my first full hd projector, I have nothing to compare, but wauw it´s impressive!!! Have 4 movies I´m starting to watch now, but I start took a couple of pictures and a video with my iPhone 5. Don´t mind the flicker that sometimes appear. That´s the camera on the iPhone that does that....framerate I guess.







Sigourney Weaver from Alien Resurrection



BBC - Planet Earth



iPhone recorded video from the viewing position - setting is "Standard" and no calibration have been performed. Video quality doesn´t serve the BenQ very well. Looks awesome IRL


Edited by Jesper L - 12/16/12 at 3:39am
post #665 of 8505
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Originally Posted by JiMmY912 View Post

1. smart eco mode
Is this suppose to be most power saving mode? I see there's economic, normal, smart eco.
Economic seems most dim in brightness but I don't see any differance between normal and smart eco mode. Does it save more power & lamp life than economic? I also remember people saying noise about smart eco but noise level seems all the same in all 3 modes. It's seems quiet, doesn't bother at all.
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4. Sceen
I didn't buy a screen yet because I wanted 150" 16:9 so I had to make sure it will be possible or not so I had been testing it on my table in front of sofa and I was able to get 120-130" so If I set the projector behind sofa I'l be able to get 150" without any problem. Picture quality seems pretty good shooting on the wall, is there night & day differance between wall vs screen? My loft has concrete walls & ceilings so It seems kinda hard to install(drilling etc) since I'm not a handy guy so I'm thinking "Do I really need it?" Ofcourse I'll get the screen for sure if there is a huge differance in image quality. If so, does any one can recommend me a screen installer in down town Los Angeles area?

1. I also didn't initially see much diff between smart Eco when it was on vs normal, but then I read the review, apparently it's a performance-boosting feature, not only a power savings one. I.e. you should always be using it. Read the review posted a couple posts back. I disagree with it about turning off vibrant colour or whatever it's called, I like that one. But the Smart Eco will keep your bright scenes bright and dark scenes darker, so your overall experience will be better.

4. My loft is big too, but I'm okay with a 16:9, 10-foot wide image (137" diagonal) projected on a white wall for now. I plan on going DIY in the new year, if I stay here, and building a constant height (5'7", i.e. same height as now, but 25% wider) 'Scope image with refurbished anamorphic lens on some type of rail + custom enclosure. But, before I build anything, I will just try different inexpensive paints on my existing wall. First I wanna see how bright it is in 3D with my current screen size, to determine if I want a high gain or low gain (better contrast?), silver, white, grey, some combination thereof. Also, in a big loft I find getting pitch black blinds is very important. I'm typing on it right now but the image is pretty washed out.

My biggest config issue is actually getting uniform focus across the entire area. I think I may have the PJ set up too high or angled wrong.
Edited by RLBURNSIDE - 12/15/12 at 10:51am
post #666 of 8505
post #667 of 8505
Nice review.

After all my research here and other places I am dieing for these to show up in a local store so I can get a BenQ W1070 and try it out.

I now know that under $2500.00 it is the ONLY projector to deliver all the features I want.

The only problem seems to be color level and tint controls that do seem unusable.

Worst comes to worst I have a little control box that will let me adjust that IF needed. And know where i might get a electronic one that might pitch hit as well.

And with a advance ATI video card control system in my computer, I can control the color level and tint to the W1070 when using it for programing.

I am sorry I caused any upset, I was just trying to learn as much about projectors in general as I was trying to learn as much about the W1070.

Rich
post #668 of 8505
I've owned an epson 1080ub, panasonic 900, optoma 720gt, acer 5360, viewsonic pro8200 and maybe I'm not remebering well enough, but I could swear none of those had tint controls. Got my fingers crossed that this could be the 3d projector I can go to this year, after all the flawed ones that were released this past year.
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post #670 of 8505
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Just waiting on Art's review now smile.gif
post #671 of 8505
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Originally Posted by beamernovice View Post

Benq W1070 review here:
http://www.trustedreviews.com/benq-w1070_Projector_review
I was hoping they could curb the RBE(rainbows) with the 6 segment color wheel but I guess a chip change can't cure it. frown.gif
I hope they come out with an LED based DLP with no color wheel soon.
Just like banding, macroblocking and edge ringing, once you've been shown how to look for rainbows, you can no longer ignore them no matter how great the PQ.
post #672 of 8505
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Originally Posted by 42Plasmaman View Post

I was hoping they could curb the RBE(rainbows) with the 6 segment color wheel but I guess a chip change can't cure it. frown.gif
I hope they come out with an LED based DLP with no color wheel soon.
Just like banding, macroblocking and edge ringing, once you've been shown how to look for rainbows, you can no longer ignore them no matter how great the PQ.

Do you guys think the RBE on these are at least better than the HC3800/4000's?
post #673 of 8505
If it's really 6x speed wheel, there won't be rainbows to most people if you are watching it at a normal brightness. The problem is people watch it at 20+ fL and say they see rainbows, well that is not a good test. You need an ND filter to get the RBE down. I still have my doubts that a projector at this price has a 6-speed color wheel, but anything is possible I suppose. There have been many misleading posts by reviewers about color wheel speeds later to find out it wasn't really 6x. If it is 6x speed, it certainly should produce much less rainbows than the Mits hc3800/hc4000.

Also, if it is anything like the w7000, then the color wheel will only be 6x-speed in dynamic mode, so perhaps try dynamic mode and see if it has fewer rainbows.
post #674 of 8505
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Originally Posted by coderguy View Post

If it's really 6x speed wheel, there won't be rainbows to most people if you are watching it at a normal brightness. The problem is people watch it at 20+ fL and say they see rainbows, well that is not a good test. You need an ND filter to get the RBE down. I still have my doubts that a projector at this price has a 6-speed color wheel, but anything is possible I suppose. There have been many misleading posts by reviewers about color wheel speeds later to find out it wasn't really 6x. If it is 6x speed, it certainly should produce much less rainbows than the Mits hc3800/hc4000.
Also, if it is anything like the w7000, then the color wheel will only be 6x-speed in dynamic mode, so perhaps try dynamic mode and see if it has fewer rainbows.

thx man I will do that. The HC3800 RBE wasn't super bothersome to me but I could notice it. Even a slight improvement would be good for me so hopefully this is it.
post #675 of 8505
I found this UK spec. sheet which states 6x color wheel. It might be similar to the W7000 which is only 6x in Dynamic mode.

http://static1.projectorpoint.co.uk/imagelibrary/projectors/benq/w1070/benq_w1070-brochure.pdf
post #676 of 8505
I've had EIGHT people, two of which with film degrees, who not only could not see any RBE, but positively loved the image and thought it was insane that it costed me less than half of what their TV cost to get 4 times the diagonal screen size they paid for their HDTVs. Of course I'd never recommend using this during the day or all the time, obviously, but I'd say having a 27 inch computer monitor + this in conjunction at the same time is the best combo. My 46 inch plasma is going into my other loft area and I'm gonna set up an incredible sized permanent setup ultrawidescreen setup with this in my main section.

My old high school buddies were over tonight and we watched parts of Return of the King and all of Brave on Bluray and we were ALL blown away. Didn't hurt that I tweaked the 7.1 audio setup too. Brave had the most incredible audio surround panning in 7.1. can't wait to set up 2 more for height channels on my marantz for next time.

my girl's gonna spend all xmas week with me enjoying this PJ. gonna catch up on some serious 3D gaming and R&R, thank you BenQ, I am a very happy camper. Hope y'all out there can get this too. don't hesitate, buy it when it goes on special (i.e.now), and never look back. this cheap is too stupid to pass up on this. gonna spray paint some silver in 6 coats and try that out and I'll take some pics. I took some b4 but my garbagey cheap camera did not do it justice because it takes terrible pics in low light situations so it's not a fair summary of its performance. I'd highly recommend not looking into too much of iphone's camera ISO capabilities. I program games for iphone and ipad games and they are not designed for low-light grabs.
Edited by RLBURNSIDE - 12/16/12 at 12:12am
post #677 of 8505
I've just bought one of these after having an Infocus in76 for 6 years and (obviously) the difference in image is fantastic. The picture is very (but not too) bright at approx 10 feet which, at its smallest, produces a 120" image. It is very easy to set up and I am just going to leave it on smart eco for a while to see what happens. It is quieter than the infocus too. I'm sure that other projectors have a better this or that but for me this is brilliant. And I work in TV production so I know a bit about images.
post #678 of 8505
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Originally Posted by JiMmY912 View Post

6. watching tv on w1070
Everything is connected to my onkyo receiver (xbox,ps3,wii etc). I only watch tv for news in the morning before I go to work & evening when I'm back so I have basic cable service instead of digital cable. I used to connect coax cable to my tv directly but my onkyo can't do that. What do I need to watch live basic cable tv with this projector for my situation? Analog to digital converter box will work?
I have bunch of more questions (3d etc)but I think that's all I need to know for now. Sorry for that I'm only asking questions instead of reviewing. I'm a completely newbie to projectors so I'm not able to make any prediction about how w1070 performs but I'm loving it so far over my 52" LG lcd TV. Hope every one is enjoying theirs too.

Analog tv on a 150" screen? eek.gif
post #679 of 8505
Hey all, My PTAE900 died on me after 6 years and am thinking of picking up one of these next Saturday. Been researching over the last few days and finally found something at a good price with all the features i'm after besides horizontal shift, but for under a grand you cant have everything. I havn't been looking at projectors much over the last 6 years because i've been happy with mine. But will this better, I'd imagine so, I hope so to my old PTAE900?
post #680 of 8505
I'm sure that you won't regret it. I didn't!
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post #682 of 8505
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Originally Posted by coderguy View Post

If it's really 6x speed wheel, there won't be rainbows to most people if you are watching it at a normal brightness. The problem is people watch it at 20+ fL and say they see rainbows, well that is not a good test. You need an ND filter to get the RBE down. I still have my doubts that a projector at this price has a 6-speed color wheel, but anything is possible I suppose. There have been many misleading posts by reviewers about color wheel speeds later to find out it wasn't really 6x. If it is 6x speed, it certainly should produce much less rainbows than the Mits hc3800/hc4000.
Also, if it is anything like the w7000, then the color wheel will only be 6x-speed in dynamic mode, so perhaps try dynamic mode and see if it has fewer rainbows.

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Originally Posted by rwestley View Post

I found this UK spec. sheet which states 6x color wheel. It might be similar to the W7000 which is only 6x in Dynamic mode.
http://static1.projectorpoint.co.uk/imagelibrary/projectors/benq/w1070/benq_w1070-brochure.pdf

This not NOT a 6x DLP projector neither is the W7000. The w1070 is a 6 segment color wheel with speed at 3x and the W7000 is a 6 segment color wheel with 2-3x speed. The reason sellers claim 6x is the 6 segment color wheel claiming a dual factor but unfortunately it does't work like that. For eg in the hidden menu of the W7000 you can find color wheel speeds for some modes as 2X or 3x for dynamic(which by the way is completely not watchable as the color is completely off).).

If any owners of the W1070 that have owned or seen the RBE on W7000 can comment on the RBE it would be very helpful as people will be able to compare.
Edited by elgriego - 12/16/12 at 12:31pm
post #683 of 8505
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Originally Posted by elgriego View Post

This not NOT a 6x DLP projector neither is the W7000. The w1070 is a 6 segment color wheel with speed at 3x and the W7000 is a 6 segment color wheel with 2-3x speed. The reason sellers claim 6x is the 6 segment color wheel claiming a dual factor but unfortunately it does't work like that. For eg in the hidden menu of the W7000 you can find color wheel speeds for some modes as 2X or 3x for dynamic(which by the way is completely not watchable as the color is completely off).).
If any owners of the W1070 that have owned or seen the RBE on W7000 can comment on the RBE it would be very helpful as people will be able to compare.
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Thanks for the clear explanation. I guess that is why they left the speed off on the US spec sheet. The question remains is how bad the RBE is with this projector?
post #684 of 8505
So far it doesnt look like any of the professional reviews have had anything really bad to say, in fact most say for the money it is good projector. Not one owner has they hate it or have too many derogatory things to say about this projector either. So I am fairly well convinced to give this BenQ a try.

My next question is, there are SO many people looking to buy this thing in the states is it possible for a forum sponsor to set up a power buy for a killer price? How do you go about getting them to start one up? Lastly who would you ask, VisualApex? AVS directly? Sorry I am kind of new to posting and reading here just been a member for a long time.

Thanks!

Todd
post #685 of 8505
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Originally Posted by rwestley View Post

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Thanks for the clear explanation. I guess that is why they left the speed off on the US spec sheet. The question remains is how bad the RBE is with this projector?

Hope it's not worse than the HC4000. If it is I made the wrong choice.
post #686 of 8505
Can anyone post their calibration settings for the more recent firmware(the one posted in earlier pages was off). I am having a hard time getting it tuned in...
post #687 of 8505
Hi

Bit concerned about the earlier comment about a dust blob on the panel of the unit - shouldn't there be a sealed light path?l
post #688 of 8505
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Originally Posted by Grazza B View Post

Hi
Bit concerned about the earlier comment about a dust blob on the panel of the unit - shouldn't there be a sealed light path?l

It should be a sealed path but there was definitely something in it. I would assume that it is very rare. He will be returning his unit for a replacement.
post #689 of 8505
Had this projector for ten days now. Very good picture quality on 150" screen in the family room. it was working great. started making occasional loose wheel or loose fan blade noise (30 hours use) couple of days ago. chatted online with Benq canada support, they said it is not normal. advised to return it back. Called back NCIX canada. returning it back for a replacement. I had to pay for the replacement unit upfront and they said they will refund the unit once they received defective unit and inspect it.
post #690 of 8505
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Originally Posted by FlatRocky View Post

I had to pay for the replacement unit upfront and they said they will refund the unit once they received defective unit and inspect it.

That doesn't sound like very good customer service. Was this an option you chose to get a replacement on its way sooner or is this the way they normally handle exchanges?
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