Originally Posted by mattr6
I know, I read the w7000 forum from front to back. I'm very picky and the w7000 for some reason looked out of focus a lot, but occasionally it looked good. About 3D, Idk I guess about 15-20% would be 3D viewing. Thanks for the input.
There are occasional defects in the lens assembly process on DLP's, it's not as common as convergence issues on LCOS/LCD, but it does still happen. I would just try a second unit. Our Benq's definitely do not look out of focus, they are tack sharp, one thing though is the Benq sharpening filters aren't the best, they either over-sharper or under-sharpen, they don't have the correct middle-ground, but many PJ's share this same issue. There are third-party sharpening (Darbee for video) or use RC from a Sony bdp-s790 or use an HTPC sharpening filter (or Lumagen or something). Make sure when looking at it initially that all enhancements are off and that sharpening is on +1 (not +2 and not 0). After evaluating it, you can then turn on whatever you want (Detail Enhancement or whatever).
Focus drift is normal to some degree if the room temp changes a lot it will make it worse, but generally speaking the Benq should have near-perfect focus at the moment you just finish focusing it (but wait 15 minutes at least). If after focusing the projector, it still looks wrong, you have a bad unit. If it is just drifting severely and the room temp is not changing, you still likely have a bad unit (loose focus ring or warped assembly too sensitive to temp). If it looks perfect right after you focus the projector, but then slowly drifts, could be room temp or improper PJ cooling.Edited by coderguy - 11/9/13 at 11:38am