BenQ Announces a Trio of Consumer Line Projectors

Posted Tue Sep 29, 2009 at 01:00 PM PDT by Mike Attebery

Running the gamut of pricing and features, BenQ is bringing three new projectors to market.

At the lowest end of the spectrum of projectors announced by BenQ is the W600, which they refer to as the “sensible home entertainer”. Available soon in the UK at around $800 US, the W600 is capable of a 720p picture, a 3,000:1 contrast ratio and not a great deal else.

Stepping up to the W1000, which will sell at around $1,500 US, customers can expect full 1080p as well as more customization of color and picture. The W1000 features a 2,700:1 contrast ratio, and features UNISHAPE technology, which varies the brightness of the projector lamp in sync with the six segment color wheel.

BenQ’s W6000 is their top of the line model at around $4,000 US. It offers 1080/24p video as well as upconversion of standard definition sources. The contrast ratio for the W6000 kicks up to 50,000:1, and true 10-bit processing should ensure an excellent picture. Additional features of the W6000 include horizontal and vertical lens shift, 1.5:1 zoom ratio and the ability to display a 2.35:1 ratio using an optional Panamorph Lens.

BenQ’s new projectors are set to sell in the UK shortly, with no details currently about US releases.

Source: Press Release

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