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post #7081 of 8562
Thinking of upgrading to this from my Epson EX7200.

As I only have an HTPC, and a whole lot of ripped Blu-rays on my HDD, I would like to watch my Blu-rays ripped at 1080p MKV via my HTPC, and occasionally 3D 1080p MKVs as well. Would this projector suffice for this? I've read mixed opinions over whether this projector can do 3D with HTPCs over HDMI.
post #7082 of 8562
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Originally Posted by timdafweak View Post

I've read mixed opinions over whether this projector can do 3D with HTPCs over HDMI.
No mixed opinion here. I use the W1070 for 3D SBS and T&B Mkv playback without issue.
post #7083 of 8562
Do you need a 3D capable AVR in order to playback 3D movies?

That is if your projector is connected to the AVR?
post #7084 of 8562
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Originally Posted by THe_Flash View Post

No mixed opinion here. I use the W1070 for 3D SBS and T&B Mkv playback without issue.

That's great! If you don't mind me asking, did you have to do anything special with your HTPC (vis-a-vis change frame rate, etc?). Do you use any special player for your MKVs?

To save space I have ripped my 3D BRs to Half-SBS 12.2MBps. As for playback, I've been using Plex as my go to player for the last few years. I believe it should play well with 3D MKVs. I also plan to buy a few of these (BenQ DLP Link 3D Glasses - 96/100/120/144Hz (Black)), would you rate them as any good? I've seen people use Sainsonics as well, and I am tempted to get those at nearly half the cost of the BenQ pairs.

Any information or information would be highly valuable.
post #7085 of 8562
No, nothing special in my HTPC setup. I am running XBMC on it and it is accessing files on a networked drive in an office 90% of the time.

I can also comment on the BenQ glasses having had them for a brief period of time. Although they worked perfectly fine as you would expect, they were largely uncomfortable. I switched them out for the 3DTV Corps glasses which have been great and are a lot easier on the face in my opinion.
post #7086 of 8562
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Originally Posted by THe_Flash View Post

No, nothing special in my HTPC setup. I am running XBMC on it and it is accessing files on a networked drive in an office 90% of the time.

I can also comment on the BenQ glasses having had them for a brief period of time. Although they worked perfectly fine as you would expect, they were largely uncomfortable. I switched them out for the 3DTV Corps glasses which have been great and are a lot easier on the face in my opinion.

Wow thanks! I found the 3DTV corps on Amazon, and bought two for less than what I would've paid for one BenQ. Thanks!

Your setup sounds similar to mine. Only I have a Plex server in my office, and the HTPC is in the basement. I've been trying to find if there's anything special I need to install on my rig, i.e. ATI drivers, special codecs, or software to ensure that 3D plays back smoothly. The projector+glasses will be a very hard sell to the wife if it doesn't : )
post #7087 of 8562
I also have Plex running in the office, but that is mainly to stream to the TV in the living room. For the HTPC in my basement I prefer the look and options of XBMC. My HTPC also has an ATI card, although I can't remember which at the moment. I like the option in XBMC to sync the file you are playing with the display, so if your desktop is running one refresh rate and you begin playing a 24fps file it will automatically switch to 24hz for you.
post #7088 of 8562
can someone please post a link to firmware 1.08

thanks
post #7089 of 8562
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Originally Posted by sojourner353 View Post

Hi all, just searched the forum for the 10.8 firmware but can't find it, is it still available?

Edit: Found it and flashed it fine.

Could you share the firmware, a link to the firmware??
post #7090 of 8562
I currently own a Panasonic 54" VT series tv and am considering buying a 1070 while it is on sale. I'm just wondering how would the picture at 100" compare to the plasma?
post #7091 of 8562
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Originally Posted by Auric View Post

Could you share the firmware, a link to the firmware??

ftp://62.141.76.120/driver/projectors/w1070

Post # 6467

The user name is 1070
Password is password
post #7092 of 8562
Hi all,

I see everyone is looking for 1.08 so here is a package I have put together.

https://www.mediafire.com/folder/k5bv0z9ze0wm7/BenQ_W1070_Firmware_Update
Edited by sojourner353 - 2/7/14 at 8:17pm
post #7093 of 8562
I have had my projector for several months since around March, I am on firmware 1.04 so I was wondering what advantages are there to upgrading the firmware? I mean up to this point I have had zero issues with my projector and as the saying goes if it aint broken dont fix it but Im still curious, did they add any features to the projector?

As for the red backlit remote ehhh I could care less since I use a Harmony One remote so thats not a big deal to me...

oh and for those wondering I am currently projecting 120" screen and Im around 619 hours of bulb life.


Edited by Daniel Chaves - 12/29/13 at 11:28pm
post #7094 of 8562
We all know there is not much difference between FW 1.06 and 1.07, so I stayed at 1.06. Now can someone post what is changed in 1.08? I'm very temped to but really need to know whether it worth the risk.
post #7095 of 8562
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Originally Posted by hotjt133 View Post

We all know there is not much difference between FW 1.06 and 1.07, so I stayed at 1.06. Now can someone post what is changed in 1.08? I'm very temped to but really need to know whether it worth the risk.
I wasn't able to find a changelog as yet, but will upload it into my 1.08 package if I find one.
post #7096 of 8562
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Originally Posted by sojourner353 View Post

I wasn't able to find a changelog as yet, but will upload it into my 1.08 package if I find one.

Thanks for the package!!!!

If anyone who's done the update notices differences to 1.07, post them here :-)
post #7097 of 8562
What's everyone using for 3D glasses?

Something that fits comfortably for the kids as well as adults?
post #7098 of 8562
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Originally Posted by smokarz View Post

What's everyone using for 3D glasses?

Something that fits comfortably for the kids as well as adults?
3dactive is what I gotfor Christmas. 2 pair in nice cases with charging blocks for $99 on amazon. Went right to working no sync issues look great
post #7099 of 8562
post #7100 of 8562
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Originally Posted by d3300 View Post

I currently own a Panasonic 54" VT series tv and am considering buying a 1070 while it is on sale. I'm just wondering how would the picture at 100" compare to the plasma?

Coming from a plasma as my main TV to the 1070 as my main movie watching TV, the thing you'll notice right off the bat is the decreased blacks. During brighter scences the picture is beautiful, but during darker scenes, you'll notice quite the hit in black level and contrast compared to your plasma, it's definitely the main downfall to this projector imo. It gives a great picture, don't get me wrong, but I'll definitely be looking to upgrade this projector in 2 years or so because the blacks to drive me a little crazy.
post #7101 of 8562
Mine will be delivered in a few days and I am really looking forward to installing this right. But seeing that I already have a screen in place (and it can't be moved), how flexible is the lens-shift on this thing?

I don't want to even touch Keystone correction on this thing if I can help it.
post #7102 of 8562
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Originally Posted by bighvy76 View Post



Those glasses look nice. A little pricey?

I am looking for 5-6 glasses.

Sent from my LG-E970 using Tapatalk 2
post #7103 of 8562
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Originally Posted by smokarz View Post

Those glasses look nice. A little pricey?

I am looking for 5-6 glasses.

Sent from my LG-E970 using Tapatalk 2

I swear by the 3DTV Corp glasses, $56 for a pair:

http://www.amazon.com/DLP-LINK-3D-Glasses-Projectors-Mitsubishi/dp/B004G2VJM6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388419283&sr=8-1&keywords=3dtvcorp

There's also a whole dedicated thread for 3D glasses for this projector: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1448720/benq-w1070-144hz-compatible-dlp-link-3d-glasses/690#post_24135673
post #7104 of 8562
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Originally Posted by THe_Flash View Post


I can also comment on the BenQ glasses having had them for a brief period of time. Although they worked perfectly fine as you would expect, they were largely uncomfortable. I switched them out for the 3DTV Corps glasses which have been great and are a lot easier on the face in my opinion.

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Originally Posted by smokarz View Post

Those glasses look nice. A little pricey?

I am looking for 5-6 glasses.

Although they haven't been delivered yet, I bought the 3DTV glasses suggested by THe_Flash. Amazon reviews are pretty positive. They were a smidge under $60 for two. I got four, and will have them in a few days.
post #7105 of 8562
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Originally Posted by DavidK442 View Post

AMEN!! I watched Disney's "A Christmas Carol" on my father-in-law's 6 year old Panasonic 720p 52" plasma and couldn't believe how stunning the picture was. Because many scenes are very dark the much higher contrast of the Plasma gives the image a richness and depth that the cheap DLP projectors can't even come close to matching. On the other hand, watching the four Disney "Tinkerbell" movies over Christmas (yes, that's right) on the projector was simply stunning because of the brightly lit, saturated colors.

Unless you have the money (or throw distance) for a serious home theater projector there will be significant compromises.

Yeah, I have 2007 model plasma that has superior blacks than the 1070. If I watch JUST the projector for a while (or my cheapie 37" LCD), I start to get used to it a little bit and not mind it as much, but as soon as I watch something on my plasma and go back to the projector I'm frown.gif
post #7106 of 8562
Those with plasmas, any suggestion on what projector to get that will give better blacks?
post #7107 of 8562
The Optoma gives an overall better black, but I prefer Benq over the Optoma. Less RBE for me and I prefer it overall.
post #7108 of 8562
Thanks Butie, a comparison image from Star Trek on projectorreviews.com shows that the Benq 1070 does indeed put the Optoma HD25-LV screen grab to shame in terms of overall picture. A image comparison from Skyfall also shows the black levels of the Benq W1500 matching that of the Optoma duing a nighttime scene. Guess I'm pretty sold on Benq.
post #7109 of 8562
Yes good points David, reading further into the review of the W1500 I should expect only better brightness than the 1070 or 1080st. I did not like how the 2nd Star Trek pic for the Optoma looked when compared to the 1070. http://www.projectorreviews.com/optoma/optoma-hd25-lv-reviewsummary-2/

http://www.projectorreviews.com/benq/benq-w1070-review-summary-3/

I'm currently researching the Epson 3020e as a possible option.
post #7110 of 8562
From Art's review, it didn't sound like the CFI was particularly useful on the W1500. Unless one needs WHDMI, there seems little reason to get the W1500 over the W1070.
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