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post #61 of 66 Old 05-19-2020, 01:00 AM
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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!
Please no multiple threads, just one is fine.

Film mode can be used when the source is composite.

Black level is set at 0 because (probably) your version is from a PAL region.

Read the manual:
https://www.beamerwebwinkel.com/resi...ding-enpdf.pdf
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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.
Because the audio is right next to the projector and nowhere near the source.
Also, as to SPDIF - you're right. They're L/R RCA jacks. I'll edit for that.
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Please no multiple threads, just one is fine.

Film mode can be used when the source is composite.

Black level is set at 0 because (probably) your version is from a PAL region.

Read the manual:
https://www.beamerwebwinkel.com/resi...ding-enpdf.pdf
Thanks! I'm sure you're right, but I'd like to understand this. I DID read the manual - in fact, that's what raised the questions. I just looked again and the answers don't seem to be there, just the basis for the questions.

What is it about a film mode that would limited it to source=composite? As far as I can see, the manual just says that there IS an available film mode. Am I missing something?

Similarly: is there a reason why the regional TV-video standard would affect the available black level settings on a projector? (That seems an odd explanation for a setting on a model made to be sold, as I understand the history, in a PAL region.) Again, I did look for information on that in the manual, but again - it just says that I have this option.

Thanks in advance!
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Because the audio is right next to the projector and nowhere near the source.
Also, as to SPDIF - yes, it does.
There is no SPDIF. I don't know where you're seeing it. If you look at the picture there is no SPDIF outlet. It's also not in the specifications. It has Audio out (3.5mm Mini Jack).


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Thanks! I'm sure you're right, but I'd like to understand this. I DID read the manual - in fact, that's what raised the questions. I just looked again and the answers don't seem to be there, just the basis for the questions.

What is it about a film mode that would limited it to source=composite? As far as I can see, the manual just says that there IS an available film mode. Am I missing something?

Similarly: is there a reason why the regional TV-video standard would affect the available black level settings on a projector? (That seems an odd explanation for a setting on a model made to be sold, as I understand the history, in a PAL region.) Again, I did look for information on that in the manual, but again - it just says that I have this option.

Thanks in advance!
If Benq did not deem it necessary for HDMI and only composite, then it's not important.

Because the W2000+ is the version sold in Europe and not North America. The setting matches the region it's sold on. PAL = 0 IRE. However I have not noticed any black level differences between PAL and NTSC type video.

Unless you have a interlaced NTSC DVD or live in the US or NTSC area and need it for interlaced TV, why do you care if it can't be changed? Most TV is digital nowadays anyway.

You can email Benq. Please let us know what you find out.

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There is no SPDIF. I don't know where you're seeing it. If you look at the picture there is no SPDIF outlet. It's also not in the specifications. It has Audio out (3.5mm Mini Jack).




If Benq did not deem it necessary for HDMI and only composite, then it's not important.

Because the W2000+ is the version sold in Europe and not North America. The setting matches the region it's sold on. PAL = 0 IRE. However I have not noticed any black level differences between PAL and NTSC type video.

Unless you have a interlaced NTSC DVD or live in the US or NTSC area and need it for interlaced TV, why do you care if it can't be changed? Most TV is digital nowadays anyway.

You can email Benq. Please let us know what you find out.
Thanks for all that.
I've already corrected the info about SPDIF in both posts above.
And I have written to BenQ, just in case - we'll see if and how they respond!
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There is no SPDIF. I don't know where you're seeing it. If you look at the picture there is no SPDIF outlet. It's also not in the specifications. It has Audio out (3.5mm Mini Jack).
This is right, of course, we've determined that.
The curious question of why the RCA (not SPDIF) jacks are not passing the audio signal on, however, remains.
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