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Re: BenQ W2700 DLP Projector Thread
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2019, 13:39 »
Tsammy, fantastic observation.

I was trying previously with two settings on HDR10, but the pj doesn’t allow for second profile , even in isf mode. For HDR , when turned on, will kick in to the sole HDR10 mode. No other options, unless HDR is disabled and then other viewing modes become available

I had the same experience previously, on the spears munsil disc, u can easily toggle between 600 nits, 1000nits, 4000 and 10,000 nits on same material. Even playing at 1,000 nits I found it to be slightly washed out . 600 nits was much much better

As U have clearly mentioned, turning off the WCG filter increases luminance . But toggling on off WCG comes at the expense of colour accuracy

That is why “ tone mapping” feature is very important When HDR is concerned

I tried a similar setting on Oppo 205, bringing the nits level down to 500nits, it doesn’t seem to be effective

HDR brightness settings help, but not much... that’s my experience so far with the BenQ

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Re: BenQ W2700 DLP Projector Thread
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2019, 20:41 »
Watched X-Men Dark Phoenix today on UHD Blu Ray. Checked using UB820. Mastered to 1,000 nits. Turned wide color gamut on and perfect. Nice contrast, beautiful colors and sufficiently bright. Think I have this washed out HDR on projectors solved between the BenQ and UB820.

Roni, turning off WCG comes at more than just the expense of color accuracy. It's the loss of millions of beautiful colors, so its extremely important to keep it on, if possible.

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« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2019, 13:13 »
Watched X-Men Dark Phoenix today on UHD Blu Ray. Checked using UB820. Mastered to 1,000 nits. Turned wide color gamut on and perfect. Nice contrast, beautiful colors and sufficiently bright. Think I have this washed out HDR on projectors solved between the BenQ and UB820.

Roni, turning off WCG comes at more than just the expense of color accuracy. It's the loss of millions of beautiful colors, so its extremely important to keep it on, if possible.

Yes I have it turned back on now, then comes a scene, “ a quiet place” then it becomes too dark... lol

I think for now I’ll just have to toggle between WCG filter and HDR brightness settings

Maybe I’ll even limit the Oppo 205 to 350nits

Will report my findings again

I have no such issues whatsoever with SDR 4k, any scene thrown at it all looks fantastic

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Re: BenQ W2700 DLP Projector Thread
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2019, 08:54 »


Nice looking bracket ( customer not aware ) not very good as the bottom is a single ball joint , the CG is not good have to use a lot of cable ties to makes it balance .



Using a motorize 123" 16:9 Radiant white, behind is a large picture of kids. Screen requires to be off the wall and yet must be in between the centre speaker . ( require accurate measurement )
The bracket was wall mounted with some modification on the mounting device to make it close and neat to the wall and ceiling  :-\ .

The setting has to be at vivid mode for it to look decent and bright ( lamp mode still can be at economy settings).
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Re: BenQ W2700 DLP Projector Thread
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2019, 21:12 »


Another install but with lower image heights , client will be viewing at the centre of screen just like in the theatre having seating at the sweet spot . Not many instal  have the chance as they are using racks , this clients customize his racks to fit the viewing height.

Sound is 7.1 .2 only . Because of the room size able to place 3  position for the speakers . Front , side (bipola ) and back surrond .

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Re: BenQ W2700 DLP Projector Thread
« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2019, 19:36 »
v1.0.5:
. Apply auto tone mapping for HDR content.
. Add function: Audio Return (HDMI-1)
. Other Bugfixes and stability improvements

Wooo... BenQ has figured out auto tone mapping. JVC performance? ;D

HDMI ARC via HDMI 1 is also very useful in being able to get audio back to the receiver. Presumably, I can plug my Amazon FireStick into HDMI 2 and suddenly, I have a Smart Projector  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: BenQ W2700 DLP Projector Thread
« Reply #22 on: December 24, 2019, 21:50 »
Applied the update and there is a seeming increase in contrast, but without an A/B comparison with the old firmware, I can't be 100% sure. I watched parts of about 8 different HDR movies on the Amazon Firestick, using Movies Anywhere.  The projector also seems to change modes (to and from HDR) faster and turning the WCG filter on and off is seamless and fast. So, all in the update is highly recommended and the W2700 remains tremendous value for its low price.

Previously, BenQ referred to their tone mapping as "Advanced Tone Mapping", which they call HDR-PRO. The new description of the tone mapping is "Automatic Tone Mapping". This seems to imply that its applying some form of dynamic tone mapping. Whether or not, its now reading the signal to determine and map the nits output is unknown...
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Re: BenQ W2700 DLP Projector Thread
« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2019, 23:17 »
v1.0.5:
. Apply auto tone mapping for HDR content.
. Add function: Audio Return (HDMI-1)
. Other Bugfixes and stability improvements

Wooo... BenQ has figured out auto tone mapping. JVC performance? ;D

HDMI ARC via HDMI 1 is also very useful in being able to get audio back to the receiver. Presumably, I can plug my Amazon FireStick into HDMI 2 and suddenly, I have a Smart Projector  ;D ;D ;D

Wow good news indeed
I have jump onto W2700 PJ due to most important factor for me which is the short throw lens with effortless upgrade from 1070+ using same bracket and same throw distance with no changes.

Higher lumens as compared to the rest of the new series.
No brainer value for money entry level 4K HDR model
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Re: BenQ W2700 DLP Projector Thread
« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2019, 23:37 »
Yes

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Re: BenQ W2700 DLP Projector Thread
« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2020, 22:05 »


Another 2700 installed have to re do some part of the current projector bracket , added anchor bolt , washer and grip washer . Also manage to re run Fiber HDMI to its existing trunking .




This is a 150" 2.35: 1 format Phantom Grey MK II 4k / UHD surface , it is also by far the lowest 45 cm from floor to the bottom of screen .

When you sit down on the sofa your eye will be at the centre of the screen , feels like you are at the "Cinema " sweet spot position.   
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Re: BenQ W2700 DLP Projector Thread
« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2020, 10:43 »
W2700 new firmware, everything is sharper

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Re: BenQ W2700 DLP Projector Thread
« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2020, 08:39 »


Another 2700 installed have to re do some part of the current projector bracket , added anchor bolt , washer and grip washer . Also manage to re run Fiber HDMI to its existing trunking .




This is a 150" 2.35: 1 format Phantom Grey MK II 4k / UHD surface , it is also by far the lowest 45 cm from floor to the bottom of screen .

When you sit down on the sofa your eye will be at the centre of the screen , feels like you are at the "Cinema " sweet spot position.


Very nice indeed! 150” ! And Low enough. Less neck pain when u don’t have to tilt your head up , looks perfect at eye level and nicely done, good light control over the surroundings of the screen

What is the distance from the screen to MLP?

Personally I didn’t follow the THX guide or online guides, I went with a bigger screen 135” at 3.3m distance. I figured screens always look smaller over time, my 65” is like mini now after getting used to 135”!

Luckily I went 135” instead of 120”





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Re: BenQ W2700 DLP Projector Thread
« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2020, 11:43 »

Very nice indeed! 150” ! And Low enough. Less neck pain when u don’t have to tilt your head up , looks perfect at eye level and nicely done, good light control over the surroundings of the screen

What is the distance from the screen to MLP?

Personally I didn’t follow the THX guide or online guides, I went with a bigger screen 135” at 3.3m distance. I figured screens always look smaller over time, my 65” is like mini now after getting used to 135”!

Luckily I went 135” instead of 120”






Its 4.3m from screen to MLP.

Must say the new series of
W57xx , W27xx even W17xx rely perform solidly.

PQ rely wow me this time around.

Compared to my 1080P 1070+ ,
Hell big difference colours, HDR picture.

HT lovers go as big as possible man.
My bedroom 40" is a puppet now. )lol

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