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post #31 of 66 Old 02-21-2018, 08:56 PM
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Hi Pablo, W2000 for the US is HT3050, not sure if BenQ will bring W2000+ to the US. I didn't want to say anything in H1 thread, I ended up buying W2000/HT3050 and never look back. While I really want to like H1S and keeping it, however, the color and red saturation just something I can't overlook. If you are after best picture quality for the money, you just can't go wrong with BenQ HT2050/HT3050, XGimi just not there yet, however, I do miss instant on and off, built in media player and the size.
Thanks!

BenQ sells the W2000+ here in Mexico. I can buy either the HT3050 or the W2000+ and it’s only $100 USD more.

Yeah, I was feeling hesitant about the H1, specially since it’s a plastic lens, and there’s no official support or warranty over here. I think I’ll get the W2000+ eventually. The only downside is lamp life, and that I will have to install it way closer to the screen, so it might live in the middle of my living room ceiling, I’m concerned of how it will that look.
And I do want the W2000+ over the 3050, because of the improved input lag, I still play videogames every now and then.

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Hi Pablo, W2000 for the US is HT3050, not sure if BenQ will bring W2000+ to the US. I didn't want to say anything in H1 thread, I ended up buying W2000/HT3050 and never look back. While I really want to like H1S and keeping it, however, the color and red saturation just something I can't overlook. If you are after best picture quality for the money, you just can't go wrong with BenQ HT2050/HT3050, XGimi just not there yet, however, I do miss instant on and off, built in media player and the size.
I finally did it! I bought a BenQ W2000+!
It will get here next Thursday, the screen might take a few more days, I order that one on B&H(motorized tensioned)
But I’m gonna be very busy next week, so I’ll have everything installed and up and running in about two weeks, I’ll let you know.

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I finally did it! I bought a BenQ W2000+!
It will get here next Thursday, the screen might take a few more days, I order that one on B&H(motorized tensioned)
But I’m gonna be very busy next week, so I’ll have everything installed and up and running in about two weeks, I’ll let you know.

Thanks!
Congrats Pablo, you will love W2000+, try both REC 709 or ISF night mode, both are pretty accurate out the box for colors, adjust contrast/brightness to your environment and you are good to go.
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Congrats Pablo, you will love W2000+, try both REC 709 or ISF night mode, both are pretty accurate out the box for colors, adjust contrast/brightness to your environment and you are good to go.
Thanks! Yeah, I’ll use the Rec 709 I think, I might try and calibrate it with a disc I have(DVE). I’m a cinematographer, so I have calibrated a lot of monitors in my life, but as long as its accurate on 709, then Color is prefect, just have to adjust contrast.
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Is this real?

Hi. Is this real w2000+ and what that vpr mean? This has same price that w2000, but also it says that it is white.
I too want to buy w2000+ because better inputlag and not so much difference in price comparing to w2000.
This is pretty cheap but does that model even come in white version?
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Hi. Is this real w2000+ and what that vpr mean? This has same price that w2000, but also it says that it is white.
I too want to buy w2000+ because better inputlag and not so much difference in price comparing to w2000.
This is pretty cheap but does that model even come in white version?

I forgot link and cannot post it yet because this is new account, but if you go amazon uk site and search BenQ VPR W2000+ Projector - White. You can find version that i looked for.
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I forgot link and cannot post it yet because this is new account, but if you go amazon uk site and search BenQ VPR W2000+ Projector - White. You can find version that i looked for.
Makes sure it's W2000+, in Taiwan, W2000+ only comes in black.
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It’s finally here! But my screen hasn’t even been shipped. It is backordered from B&H. It said 1-3 business days and I ordereded last Thursday, I hope it ships this week, can’t wait to see this thing in action!
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I’m incredibly jealous. We should get this model in the states...

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Just ordered this and should have it next couple of days. Going in a dedicated room.

Stayed away from DLP all these years because of the rainbow effect (it was a problem for me) but for the last 2-3 years I progressively barely notice any rainbows when viewing DLP projectors at work. About time to enjoy some quality images LOL.

Regarding the fan noise, not too worried about the measurement quoted by the French crew. Note that they measured at 50cm rather than the more usual 1m so comparisons can't really be made with the specsheet.
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A comparison of benq 2000+ vs Epson 5650 (European model) the winner was Epson. Brighter, deeper black, more contrast with iris, and an app.

But Epsons/lcd panels is known that is more sensitive than dlp, by the passing of time. Although we don't know if this is true to the new models like the 5650.

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A comparison of benq 2000+ vs Epson 5650 (European model) the winner was Epson. Brighter, deeper black, more contrast with iris, and an app.

But Epsons/lcd panels is known that is more sensitive than dlp, by the passing of time. Although we don't know if this is true to the new models like the 5650.
Where is the comparison?

There's this:



and this:



But the BenQ wasn't tested using Smart Eco which acts as an iris to increase contrast whilst also extending lamp life. Overall the Epson did get a slightly better rating but the difference was very small.

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Where is the comparison?
Sorry the information is in a Greek forum. From a professional calibrator.
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I’m incredibly jealous. We should get this model in the states...
You're the one with the BenQ connections. Get to work on it!
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Sorry the information is in a Greek forum. From a professional calibrator.
The post is in the avclub.gr forum.
Can't post the link. I am a newby.....
Been a member here since 2004 with 100s of posts. Took a break for the last 4 years due to work and my profile was reset it seems....

It's misleading to draw the conclusion above from what was posted in the Greek forum.

Definitely any LCD with a good iris can have darker blacks on "very dark scenes" but this is only what? 5% of watching if that.

Most of the other time the higher native contrast of DLP will give a more dynamic picture in normal watching.
I 've had LCDs for the last 14 years so can't be really called an LCD basher.

Oh and in the Greek thread, the tester said that the Benq W2000+ was quieter than the EPSON - surprised.
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The post is in the avclub.gr forum.
Can't post the link. I am a newby.....
Been a member here since 2004 with 100s of posts. Took a break for the last 4 years due to work and my profile was reset it seems....

It's misleading to draw the conclusion above from what was posted in the Greek forum.

Definitely any LCD with a good iris can have darker blacks on "very dark scenes" but this is only what? 5% of watching if that.

Most of the other time the higher native contrast of DLP will give a more dynamic picture in normal watching.
I 've had LCDs for the last 14 years so can't be really called an LCD basher.

Oh and in the Greek thread, the tester said that the Benq W2000+ was quieter than the EPSON - surprised.
http://www.projectorjunkies.com/espo...0-full-review/

You can use Google translate

Comparison with viewsonic 7827 and JVC X30

Measurements for Native On/off contrast, ansi contrast and brightness but only for comparison, not actual.
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Yes, read that. Great review of the Epson there.
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That review was very good and thorough. Especially the side by sides with JVC.
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After inexplicable delays of 2 weeks to deliver a supposedly readily available w2000+, the local retailer informed me that they can't ship it. The local distributor told them that the Benq w2000+ has been discontinued...... and they tried to coax me into replacing it with a Benq w1120.

My efforts to try to explain to them that this is not right and that the w2000+ is new product and that it is the w2000 that has been discontinues, failed.....waiting for my credit card to be credited.

Looking elsewhere to buy this in Greece but it's a very limited choice..... It's also not available widely in Europe, especially Germany.

Picture-wise, apart from the factory calibration with the installed lamp, are there any other differences with the Benq w1120?
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... Picture-wise, apart from the factory calibration with the installed lamp, are there any other differences with the Benq w1120?
Some believe that the color wheel of the W2000+ may have slightly better coatings than the one on the W1120. But to the best of my knowledge this has never been proven so it may be that the only difference is the factory calibration. Some have said that it's possible to calibrate a W1120 to the point that it's virtually identical to a W2000+. I think the difference depends on how sensitive you are to fine differences in color quality and that most people would not notice much if any difference. Other than color calibration all the specifications are the same.

Oh, the W2000 has stereo speakers and the W1120 only has one. But if you use an external sound system that doesn't matter.
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Thanks for sharing that.

BenQ advertises CinematicColor for the improved color wheel coatings on a number of its projectors.

I don't think BenQ would go to the trouble of making something better for the w2000 and not advertise/capitalize on it from a marketing point of view.


Re the speakers..... do people who fuss about such details in picture quality, use them internal speakers?
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Congrats Pablo, you will love W2000+, try both REC 709 or ISF night mode, both are pretty accurate out the box for colors, adjust contrast/brightness to your environment and you are good to go.
My screen finally arrived last Friday, and I setup everything this weekend. I’m using REC 709, I don’t have an ISF option in viewing mode. There’s one on the setup menu, but it ask for a password.

I can’t choose ISF Night as an option or any other ISF viewing mode.
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My screen finally arrived last Friday, and I setup everything this weekend. I’m using REC 709, I don’t have an ISF option in viewing mode. There’s one on the setup menu, but it ask for a password.

I can’t choose ISF Night as an option or any other ISF viewing mode.
On the menu going to ISF mode, then enter password: up, down, up, down, left and then right that should enable ISF night/day mode. After that, I can believe you can toggle each mode on the remote "mode"
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On the menu going to ISF mode, then enter password: up, down, up, down, left and then right that should enable ISF night/day mode. After that, I can believe you can toggle each mode on the remote "mode"
Thanks! That worked!
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Thanks for sharing that.

BenQ advertises CinematicColor for the improved color wheel coatings on a number of its projectors.

I don't think BenQ would go to the trouble of making something better for the w2000 and not advertise/capitalize on it from a marketing point of view.


Re the speakers..... do people who fuss about such details in picture quality, use them internal speakers?
In Taiwan, W2000 is discontinued with a bit of discount, W2000+ still widely available and many dealers are pushing it. If W1120 is the direct replacement of HT2050/W1110, then W1120 in theory should be very close in picture quality with W2000+. W2000 internal speakers is fine for casual TV watching, nothing spectacular, but it ain't bad either.
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Finally managed to get a w2000+ after all the ordering difficulties!

Installed in dedicated HC room with dark walls projecting on a fixed 2.6m wide screen.
Video from a Zidoo X9S media player. Small annoyance is that every time the media player switches frame rate, the projector takes 5 seconds to re-sync.

The decision to switch from LCD to DLP was good. Noise is not an issue.

Stellar performance picture wise. Blacks as good as any Darkchip3 I 've seen the last 10 years.
Color accuracy is excellent out of the box. Some minor improvements could be made if being picky.
Enough brightness for effective 3D on large screen.
Only had to do a quick grey scale calibration. Reduced brightness from 50 to 48. Contrast up from 50 to 55.
Noise is not an issue really on economy lamp mode.
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Benq W2000+ (HT3050) Sound Setup Issues

Hey, all!

I bought this projector (as the w2000+, the European version, in Russia).
So far I've had no performance problems and the visuals are great.

Several small issues, though.

1. The sound out of the projector is pretty good. However, I want to try this setup:
Computer <hdmi> Projector <RCA L/R jacks> sound bar.
Whatever I do, it seems to simply ignore the soundbar. I can't find a setting to select where the sound goes... any ideas?

2. One web site seemed to suggest that the projector can pass an HDMI signal out to the soundbar, but I can't see how that would work, either.

Thanks in advance for any light you can shed on this!

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Benq W2000+ (HT3050) Grayed-Out Settings

Hey, all!

I bought this projector (as the w2000+, the European version, in Russia).
So far I've had no performance problems and the visuals are great.

There are two settings I'd like to be able to use, but they're grayed out (unavailable), and there's no guidance as to why, as to when they're available, how to enable them.

They're the "Film Mode" setting and (especially!) the "Black Level" setting.

Thanks in advance for any light you can shed on this!
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Kind of OT, but the W2000+ is not the HT3050. There is no US variant of the W2000+.

There is also no S/PDIF on the W2000+:
https://www.benq.eu/en-eu/projector/...fications.html

But why involve the projector in the audio, just connect it separately.
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