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post #61 of 137 Old 07-04-2019, 02:35 AM
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I am very interested in the LS700-4K but the LS700HD review has me concerned, light border (.67 chip?) and 0 lens shift are a bummer. It seems that the LS700-4K chassis is exactly the same and the tech specs don't mention lens shift that I could see so that is a bummer, I mean it is nice to have a smidge of play room! I assume these have the RGBW color wheel along with the expected bright brother of the HT3550? Also I was bummed when Kraine mentioned the LS400-4K in the fall, I was really hoping it was still on track for early this year.
hello guys, and thx for the mine of info, amazing forum !!
search around the net and couldn t find any mention of the next TK900? the bright tk version of the HT3550/w2700. anyone heard about it?
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hello guys, and thx for the mine of info, amazing forum !!
search around the net and couldn t find any mention of the next TK900? the bright tk version of the HT3550/w2700. anyone heard about it?
thanks
@sage11x who is plugged in with BenQ doings very well had mentioned that possibly by the end of July there may be more info to be shared. I guess all I know is the model is still a thing so hopefully the wait isn't to much longer for more info!
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great stuff. thx @mystigiandoll !!
i ll wait a few more weeks and see what happens. thanks.
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@sage11x who is plugged in with BenQ doings very well had mentioned that possibly by the end of July there may be more info to be shared. I guess all I know is the model is still a thing so hopefully the wait isn't to much longer for more info!


End of this month we should know more about the bright version of the Ht3550 / “TK850”. Hopefully I’ll be able to share a few... more... things then but for right now I have to keep my lips sealed.
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End of this month we should know more about the bright version of the Ht3550 / “TK850”. Hopefully I’ll be able to share a few... more... things then but for right now I have to keep my lips sealed.
Right on, I couldn't pass up the refurb price of the LK970. Since I have a very large screen it just made sense for the price. I will still be following the news on the TK850, BenQ's offerings of bright projectors is really interesting and seem like they have a lot of potential!
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Ya I been very anxiously awaiting this new version too...
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thanks @sage11x , looking forward to hearing more about it.
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I'm still all about trying to see anything about the 850
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I'm still all about trying to see anything about the 850


I’ve learned a little more information on this model... and I can’t share any of it.

I’m sure I won’t get in trouble for saying this: soon.
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I’ve learned a little more information on this model... and I can’t share any of it.

I’m sure I won’t get in trouble for saying this: soon.

I hope we will hear a news about TK850 in August

because i am waiting for it so long "_"
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How the TK800M would work in a dark room?

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I have a question. In what mode is this model active when we open from the box (Normal / Eco / SmartEco / Lamp Save)? And can we buy somewhere a protective cap on lens ?

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The BenQ throw calculator is listing a device called "TK850"

Lense: 1.13 - 1.47

Sadly the throw ratio is too short. The HC screens need at least 1.5
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The BenQ throw calculator is listing a device called "TK850"

Lense: 1.13 - 1.47

Sadly the throw ratio is too short. The HC screens need at least 1.5

I am happy they put TK850 in their Projector Calculator website it mean they will announce it soon
and i agree with you the throw ratio very short i think shorter than HT3550

lets wait and see what happen
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I was really hoping for a longer throw than the 3550, hopefully we'll know soon enough
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JMO but I think the TK800M will have to drop pretty fast in price. $1,299 MSRP is way to close to the $1,499 of the HT3550 which is a WAY more feature rich projector (dynamic iris, some lens shift, placement flexibility of 1.3x zoom vs. 1.1x, auto-keystone, color filter for 95% DCI-P3, etc...).

I think this is a $999 type of projector this year, right where the TK800 is already selling basically now, should just be a replacement at that price with minimal changes.

I realize the 2 projectors are different in application but the feature set is hard to ignore...
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I know that this question isn't directed at me, but when using 3D (especially because of DLP Link), I have always calibrated my Optoma HD33 with glasses on. The DLP Link process ads color flashes that only go away when the glasses are on, so I doubt that you would get a good calibration without them on. Also, the brightness/contrast will only be seen correctly with the glasses on, as well. I have a calibration video with some of the same scene in 2D/3D, so I just try to copy the 2D calibration the best and brightest I can. Another option would be to put the 2D version in another source input on your receiver and try to mimic those settings the best you can.
I have the TK800M (3,000 lumens) and hundreds of 3D Films to watch on it. So far I have not noticed any green hue to the 3D image. Everything looks awesome and it's even brighter than the old projector I had the MH-530FHD (3,200 lumens). Glasses never lost sync and they are the el-cheapo $20 per pair DLP-Link glasses from China. No worries at all on the 3D front as far as playing them. Tried 3D BluRays on the Xbox One X disc player, 3D Half/SBS and Half/OU download MKV's, and such playing on Scorpio Media Player App (Not Free).
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I have the TK800M (3,000 lumens) and hundreds of 3D Films to watch on it. So far I have not noticed any green hue to the 3D image. Everything looks awesome and it's even brighter than the old projector I had the MH-530FHD (3,200 lumens). Glasses never lost sync and they are the el-cheapo $20 per pair DLP-Link glasses from China. No worries at all on the 3D front as far as playing them. Tried 3D BluRays on the Xbox One X disc player, 3D Half/SBS and Half/OU download MKV's, and such playing on Scorpio Media Player App (Not Free).
So how long you have this projector? And what screen you have? Can you give me a link in PM to the 3d glass that you buy?

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I’ve learned a little more information on this model... and I can’t share any of it.

I’m sure I won’t get in trouble for saying this: soon.

Any word on this one?
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i look forward to hearing about it too
i guess you will as soon as you can
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Pure speculation here on the upcoming 'TK850' model but there are some whispers floating around and if they are accurate... let's just say, it could be wise to wait.

I have the HT2550 here and almost picked up a TK800M over the weekend for review (since it's possibly the best multi-use XPR atm) but the 'TK850' might be announced any day.

Let's hope that pricing does not increase or that there is a delay in production due to our current economic climate.

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Any word on this one?


Anyone aware of any electronic shows in September coming up?

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Well there is the IFA in Berlin, GER

From 06th Sep. until 11th Sep
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Anyone aware of any electronic shows in September coming up?
Damn I can't wait months, I feel like we lost a whole year on this unit.

Wish they'd announce something already but it is what it is.
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Damn I can't wait months, I feel like we lost a whole year on this unit.

Wish they'd announce something already but it is what it is.

I have a feeling that the time between announcement and sale is going to be very short... but I can understand being anxious. I’ll share more when I get it!

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I have a feeling that the time between announcement and sale is going to be very short... but I can understand being anxious. I’ll share more when I get it!
Ok really hope so
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4 weeks to wait then :P indeed they announced the ht3550 at the ifa last year,
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btw, will you get a unit earlier to test and review it ?
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Ok, so far, I'm absolutely loving this projector. It isn't without a few snags, though. I do actually find 24-30Hz material quite a bit less smooth than the Optoma HD33 that this is replacing (yes, even with the FI off on the HD33). I'm not sure if this is due to the overall brightness or the W segment of the color wheel, but I do see judder in pans a bit more severely with this unit.

Now the good, just about everything else is way beyond what I was used to viewing, including color depth. It's funny to compare to the newest BenQ HT models, when it can absolutely still blow a lot of HT projectors from a few years ago away, even though this is billed as a "Sports" or "Entertainment" projector.

I decided to pair the projector with a Silver Ticket 100" High Contrast Gray (.95 Gain) screen, and I couldn't be happier with the results! I just took some comparison photos against 1/2 of my old ST 92" Gray (1.0 Gain) screen. I like the High Contrast better with and without every light on in the living room. To lose a tad bit of brights (really miniscule) but gain noticeably deeper blacks (even with the lights out), is a revelation. I will post some random pics from YouTube nature videos that I took.

3D: I bought this projector for a couple reasons (besides the obvious jump to 4K) Wanting a brighter 3D image was right up there. I can now say that this projector/screen combo absolutely rocks for 3D, based off rewatching Alita in 3D. I first watched it in 4K, but the 3D presentation absolutely slayed the 4K one, for me. Is there a green tint with this projector? Well, I'd say that the default color temp seems a bit too warm in 3D. I found a bit too much red and green in flesh tones. I made some tweaks tov the gains, and I think it's pretty good now, but I wouldn't say that either HDR setting or 3D is perfectly calibrated. I will say that they are automatically better than the defaults that every one of my previous projectors from Infocus and Optoma have been!

My other main reason for this projector is sports. I'll wait for football season to judge, but the image with every light on is just sooo good for a projector. Pictures won't do it justice. I do not plan on leaving the light directly over my living room on, but just knowing that it can be on and I can still enjoy what I'm watching is something that I've never had the pleasure of seeing before. I'm saying this as someone who has owned a projector as my main viewing device for at least 15 years.
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this could be an excellent 3D and Gaming only Beamer for me.
BUT what about RBE?

I had in the past only 6x RGBRGB Color-Wheel Beamer and these are ok for me.


Anyone here has any experience and/or comparison?


I suppose that an NON-RGBRGB Color wheel (6x) Beamer has always more RBE,or am i mistaken?
Thanks!
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Hi,
this could be an excellent 3D and Gaming only Beamer for me.
BUT what about RBE?

I had in the past only 6x RGBRGB Color-Wheel Beamer and these are ok for me.


Anyone here has any experience and/or comparison?


I suppose that an NON-RGBRGB Color wheel (6x) Beamer has always more RBE,or am i mistaken?
Thanks!
I see them every once and a while, but not regularly. My last projector had none, but was also not nearly as bright. I'm pretty sensitive to any motion-related artifacts, but I have also trained myself long ago, to not dart my eyes, etc. I think that maybe the overall brightness is part of it. I do also think that the white segment maybe makes the image appear a little less smooth for some content, but I cannot say for sure if this is the reason... Tradeoffs! This thing looks so good and PUNCHY! I love it with the high contrast screen! It tones the issues at night, while allowing comfortable viewing with mostly open windows. I've been so used to projecting almost exclusively at night, so now I feel spoiled.
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4 weeks to wait then :P indeed they announced the ht3550 at the ifa last year,

thanks @sage11x

btw, will you get a unit earlier to test and review it ?


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