Posted Mon Jul 3, 2017 at 05:00 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The company's new flagship 4K projector has been detailed.
BenQ has announced the latest addition to its home theater lineup. The HT9050 is a 4K UHD projector with 8.3 million distinct pixels and wide color gamut support.
"A unique combination of industry-leading color technologies and standards, including BenQ's CinematicColor, Philips' ColorSpark, DCI-P3 and DLP, the HT9050 brings a true cinematic experience to the home," said Lars Yoder, president, at BenQ America Corp. "This new flagship cinema projector produces simply captivating color and an amazingly realistic picture. It's hard to put it into words how impressive the image is. You have to see it to believe it!"
The projector uses an advanced DLP 4K UHD DMD chip with XPR technology to create 3840 x 2160 distinct pixels and true 8.3-million pixels by pixel shifting a 2716 x 1528 matrix. In addition, the HT9050 incorporates Philips ColorSpark HLD LED technology and CinematicColor technology to offer 95% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut with up to three times more brightness. Likewise, the device is rated for 2200 ANSI Lumens of brightness, a 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, and around 20,000 hours of lamp life. Horizontal and vertical lens shift and 1.5x big zoom option are offered as well. Finally, the unit also features CinemaMaster image processing technology to enhance 4K pixels, colors, and flesh tones; ISFccc certification for professional in-home custom calibration; and native support for the 2.35:1 anamorphic aspect ratio. Unfortunately, the press release and product page make no mention of HDR (high dynamic range) support.
Though no price or release date are currently listed on BenQ's site, ProjectorReviews.com makes mention of an MSRP of $8,999.
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