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post #6811 of 8488
Anyone installed a variable ND filter on the projector? Is the one below OK? The seller told me that it's made of glass with metal frame.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-72mm-Citiwide-Variable-NDX-ND2-to-ND400-for-DSLR-lens-US-031348-/290613037340

How much should I spend on the ND filter? I'm not into photography...so I'm not sure of the brands available. I do know Hoya made quality lens but it's expensive.
post #6812 of 8488
I've been playing for some time with the firmware v1.06 and I have to admit that this projector is totally awesome. The new 1080p 60fps RGB 3D-SBS mode is what I always wanted, especially coupled with Smooth Video Project it is now alot more fluid that previously at 1080i.
Now my girlfriend want to watch 3d again =) no more headaches at 60fps !
post #6813 of 8488
Can someone kindly PM me the v1.07 firmware? Thank you.
post #6814 of 8488
I am actually also interested in upgrading my firmware. Where do i get it and how do i do it safely?

Thanks
post #6815 of 8488
This is the link to the firmware 107 that someone posted:

https://mega.co.nz/#!EU8AyZBT!V3lYeChjFCHPqkD9Sc3CWEpF-TU4SQvTkak2zEckxso
post #6816 of 8488
Are there steps you need to take?
post #6817 of 8488
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Originally Posted by 04rex View Post

Are there steps you need to take?

Are you serious????? Read the post near the top of THIS PAGE!! It is #6814
post #6818 of 8488
Just replaced a Panasonic PT-AE4000u with a Benq W1070. Have two problems,

I hooked the trigger from the Benq to my DaLIte screen The Panasonic did activate it, but it no longer works with the Benq. I have to do it manually. I can't find anything in the manual about programming the trigger. Is there something I can program or do I need to doing something with my DaLite?

I have a 24 foot throw on a 12 foot wide screen, but even with the zoom all the way I have about an extra foot on each side with similar overlap at the top and bottom. The digital zoom does not seem to be working.

Do I need to bring the projector closer to the screen. I have it ceiling mounted where the Panny was.
post #6819 of 8488
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Originally Posted by Woolygums View Post

Just replaced a Panasonic PT-AE4000u with a Benq W1070. Have two problems,

I hooked the trigger from the Benq to my DaLIte screen The Panasonic did activate it, but it no longer works with the Benq. I have to do it manually. I can't find anything in the manual about programming the trigger. Is there something I can program or do I need to doing something with my DaLite?

I have a 24 foot throw on a 12 foot wide screen, but even with the zoom all the way I have about an extra foot on each side with similar overlap at the top and bottom. The digital zoom does not seem to be working.

Do I need to bring the projector closer to the screen. I have it ceiling mounted where the Panny was.
http://www.eliteprojectorcalculator.com/
24' throw is too far. Bring it closer
post #6820 of 8488
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Originally Posted by Skylinestar View Post

http://www.eliteprojectorcalculator.com/
24' throw is too far. Bring it closer

Thank you for the calculator. Looks like I need it to be about 15' 11", and an 11" drop. Will move it.

Still have a question about the trigger on the projector and my roll down screen.
post #6821 of 8488
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Originally Posted by Woolygums View Post

Thank you for the calculator. Looks like I need it to be about 15' 11", and an 11" drop. Will move it.

Still have a question about the trigger on the projector and my roll down screen.


Wife unhappy with moving projector forward. Says it will "mess up the ceiling". rolleyes.gif

Is there another long throw similar projector? I can return this to AMAZON.rolleyes.gif
post #6822 of 8488
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Wife unhappy with moving projector forward. Says it will "mess up the ceiling". rolleyes.gif

Is there another long throw similar projector? I can return this to AMAZON.rolleyes.gif
Optoma HD25 , HD25e , HD25LV (more and more lumens)
post #6823 of 8488
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Originally Posted by 04rex View Post

Are there steps you need to take?

Read instructions post 6814 and follow them exactly.
post #6824 of 8488
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Originally Posted by rwestley View Post

Read instructions post 6814 and follow them exactly.
Is there a need for incremental updates? Or can we just jump to the latest version?
post #6825 of 8488
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Originally Posted by Skylinestar View Post


Is there a need for incremental updates? Or can we just jump to the latest version?


You can jump to the latest. The latest firmware includes all the previous fixes.

post #6826 of 8488
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Originally Posted by Skylinestar View Post

Optoma HD25 , HD25e , HD25LV (more and more lumens)

Thanks, Skylinestar - we decided to move it. But I really appreciate your help!!
post #6827 of 8488
Thanks to rwestley, XStanleyX, and others. I upgraded firmware from 1.05 and 1.07 without issue!
post #6828 of 8488
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Originally Posted by Grayson73 View Post

Thanks to rwestley, XStanleyX, and others. I upgraded firmware from 1.05 and 1.07 without issue!

Is it much of a difference?
post #6829 of 8488
Fixed the 12v trigger with the Benq W1070 and my rollup DaLIte screen. Reversed the polarity in my line to the screen.
post #6830 of 8488
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Originally Posted by Woolygums View Post


Is it much of a difference?

~~Firmware 1.06 Fixes:

-1- Hg bridge problem symptom: can’t turn on a projector, but NDF after transportation; few cases found in BQC. There is Hg (Mercury) in a lamp bulb. Whenever the liquid mercury make the Short-circuit of electrodes of the lamp, the unit can’t be turn on. To change the cooling status and lamp ignition behavior can make mercury condense at different locations of a bulb. Due to Hg (Mercury) changing the location in lamp bulbs during transportation, it will be NDF in ASP.

-2- To improve power-on while system initializing

-3- To improve Philips DVD compatibility issue(BQC)

-4- Add 3D format as appendix

-5- Adjust Audio Curve for BQjp

-6- Japanese OSD correction for Cool and Warm (BQjp)

-7-To enhance HDMI searching speed

-8- To update RC code for new remote RCV011

-9- To modify the gain value to improve HDMI signal searching ability

-10- To add model name W1250 in Factory OSD (only W1070) Added support for 3D formats: 1280x720p@59/94/60 Hz -- SBS added 1280x720p@50Hz - SBS added 1920x1080p@23.98/24Hz - SBS added 1920x1080p@59.94/60Hz - Top Bottom - added 1920x1080p@50Hz - Top Bottom - added

 

1.07 ~~ISF Night setting can’t be keep after 2D->3D timing changed To keep lamp hour after “reset all setting in USE OSD” To improve the 32 gray level via PS3 HDMI Modify picture mode of “power off” icon Modify HSG setting in No signal condition

post #6831 of 8488
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2866 hours on firmware 1.02 and still going strong!
post #6832 of 8488
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2866 hours on firmware 1.02 and still going strong!

That's great, I hope this continues for many hours to come. Just shows that not all units have or will develop a fault.
post #6833 of 8488
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Originally Posted by mekret View Post

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2866 hours on firmware 1.02 and still going strong!
Any fan rattling noise issue?
post #6834 of 8488
For those of you that might be using this as a gaming projector and picked up an Xbox One, has anyone tested the built-in calibration patterns on the xbox? There is a section that helps you adjust black levels and it does so by displaying a closed and open "eye" inside a black pattern box. With the W1070 set on auto and Xbox set on limited range, I cannot see the top pattern (closed eye) which is an indication of the TV not utilizing the right color space. If I set the W1070 on PC video in the HDMI settings, I can see the pattern fine but then I am mixing limited and full range RGB spaces which makes no sense as to why it is technically working unless the W1070 has the color spaces mixed up in the firmware. I say this because I have an LG TV with color space ranges and with the TV set to low and Xbox set to limited I can see the patterns fine.

If anyone has both can you confirm you are seeing the same thing?
post #6835 of 8488
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Originally Posted by Skylinestar View Post

Any fan rattling noise issue?

Nope. Runs like a charm.
post #6836 of 8488
I got a used Da-lite high contrast (i.e. gray) screen to project my W1070 onto, which should be a good fit because I have light colored walls that I can't paint and our projectors are pretty bright but could use a little help with contrast. But the screen is an older model that's not black on the back, so the fabric is moderately translucent. So I'm realizing I need to put black material behind the screen to prevent light reflection that will reduce reflections off the wall behind the screen that would lower black levels. I'm thinking the easiest solution would be to thumb-tack black fabric or plastic to the wall. Any suggestions on what to use?

Much appreciated!
post #6837 of 8488
I stapled black burlap fabric strait to the drywall. A foot behind my screen. Cheap and works great
post #6838 of 8488
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Originally Posted by niccolo View Post

I got a used Da-lite high contrast (i.e. gray) screen to project my W1070 onto, which should be a good fit because I have light colored walls that I can't paint and our projectors are pretty bright but could use a little help with contrast. But the screen is an older model that's not black on the back, so the fabric is moderately translucent. So I'm realizing I need to put black material behind the screen to prevent light reflection that will reduce reflections off the wall behind the screen that would lower black levels. I'm thinking the easiest solution would be to thumb-tack black fabric or plastic to the wall. Any suggestions on what to use?

Much appreciated!

I would suggest black felt fabric which is sold everywhere. You can get fabric glue to put it on the drywall. It is flatter than burlap and will work. If you want a go with the darkest possible fabric get velvet. Both fabrics can also be used for masking.
post #6839 of 8488
Is this projector basically the short throw king?
post #6840 of 8488
The w1070st is even shorter
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