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Is it common for the lens assembly screw posts to break like that?
Well you might want ask someone with a lot of experience with this projector, benq dlp’s, and/or dlp’s generally, such as @envonimos; . But based on a sample size of 2, I’d say yes it’s common.
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Well you might want ask someone with a lot of experience with this projector, benq dlp’s, and/or dlp’s generally, such as envonimos . But based on a sample size of 2, I’d say yes it’s common.
It's probably related to heat and quality of the plastic. Probably less with higher end projectors, but who uses a JVC for instance for 20 000 hours?
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Would anyone know if there is an IR code to switch the 2050a directly to input HDMI 1 (or 2 for that matter)? The original remote doesn't have dedicated buttons for the various inputs. If there is some other way to trigger the switch to HDMI 1, I'm open to suggestions.


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Has Benq released any further firmware versions past 1.05? I hate the fact that I can't adjust color saturation on this version on HDMI sources.
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i have the ht2050a and curious if there is a maximum screen size where I would start getting a degradation picture image?

Currently i am testing about at 120".

I am very new to projectors and trying to learn from others mistakes and learning lessons
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i have the ht2050a and curious if there is a maximum screen size where I would start getting a degradation picture image?

Currently i am testing about at 120".

I am very new to projectors and trying to learn from others mistakes and learning lessons
The two factors would be resolution and brightness. It's very user dependent.
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i have the ht2050a and curious if there is a maximum screen size where I would start getting a degradation picture image?

Currently i am testing about at 120".
Is that 120" in cinemascope or 16:9?
I own the very similar HT3050 and shift between a 128" scope and 103" 16:9 format, using the zoom. You get increased brightness with the large format (great for 3D) and increased sharpness & contrast with the latter. What's better is a matter of preference. Picture quality is also subjective. Personally I wouldn't go bigger than this - my screen is build for the scope format and 117 inches wide, but only 50 inches high - obviously I could get a bigger 16:9 image with a higher screen, but that wasn't my goal.

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i have the ht2050a and curious if there is a maximum screen size where I would start getting a degradation picture image?

Currently i am testing about at 120".
Is that 120" in cinemascope or 16:9?
I own the very similar HT3050 and shift between a 128" scope and 103" 16:9 format, using the zoom. You get increased brightness with the large format (great for 3D) and increased sharpness & contrast with the latter. What's better is a matter of preference. Picture quality is also subjective. Personally I wouldn't go bigger than this - my screen is build for the scope format and 117 inches wide, but only 50 inches high - obviously I could get a bigger 16:9 image with a higher screen, but that wasn't my goal.
That would be 16 x 9. I will just project on the wall and experiment some more
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Would anyone know if there is an IR code to switch the 2050a directly to input HDMI 1 (or 2 for that matter)? The original remote doesn't have dedicated buttons for the various inputs. If there is some other way to trigger the switch to HDMI 1, I'm open to suggestions.


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To answer my own question, I emailed BenQ about an IR code to switch the inputs and they sent me the specs for the RS232 control. I guess that means there is not an IR code. Now I just need to figure out how to send an RS232 code when an IR signal is received.
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Is that 120" in cinemascope or 16:9?
I own the very similar HT3050 and shift between a 128" scope and 103" 16:9 format, using the zoom. You get increased brightness with the large format (great for 3D) and increased sharpness & contrast with the latter.
I'm confused. How do you get "increased brightness"? Are you relocating the projector when switching between formats? Or just leaving it fixed in place and only adjusting the zoom?



In my world leaving the projector in place and zooming from a small image to a big image (never mind aspect ratio for the moment) *reduces* light intensity. Worse for 3D.



I mean if you're happy I don't want to spoil your happiness. But something doesn't sound right.



I think you and I are using the same strategy. For regular 16:9 TV you overspill your screen a tiny bit top-and-bottom, probably soaked up by a velvet border. When letterboxed widescreen movies appear in that 16:9 imaging area you just zoom wider (and tilt the projector mount as necessary) and >boom< the active image content fills your 2.35:1 screen perfectly (and the black bars fall invisibly on your wall above and below the screen). It's as close as you can get to CIH-zoom-method (requires 1.33 zoom range) with these projectors (1.30 zoom range).


I'm guessing you are 11'4" away and your screen is a 128" 2.35:1 screen which is 50" tall. When you are zoomed tight you have an image that is 51" high which is close enough so you aren't losing much information off the top edge of the screen. When you zoom out the projector is lighting up a rectangle 66" high including black bars, but the interesting part is only 50" high which fits perfectly.



Totally agree apparent sharpness and contrast will improve with tighter zoom.


But if you are zooming from (effectively) 104" diagonal 16:9 to (effectively) 135" diagonal 16:9, it's not getting "brighter" in the sense of higher intensity.

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