Sydney, Australia, March 24, 2014
- Further expanding its portfolio of Full HD projectors, BenQ has announced two new home entertainment projector models – W1300 and W1400 – competitively priced and featuring enhanced innovation to deliver a sharper image contrast, maximum brightness and excellent 3D picture. Both models are also standard equipped with one pair of 3D shutter glasses.
With standard features like 2000 and 2200 ANSI lumens for the W1300 and W1400 respectively, and a contrast ratio of 10,000:1, these new home entertainment offerings are also equipped with the DarkChip3™ DLP® technology from Texas Instruments. The new home entertainment projectors meet the highest requirements in terms of color with BrilliantColor™ technology, 1.07 billion colors, 6-segment color wheel and 3D color management. The REC 709 color gamut ensures standardized color calibration of the W1300 and W1400 projectors, as found in televisions and cinema projectors. BenQ Australia’s MD Martin Moelle explained “This ensures a higher black level which means a deeper contrast and an improved brightness display. The viewer sees truly accurate colour representation the first time they use the projector.”
Both projectors utilize the Triple Flash feature which is integrated in the DLP® chip, designed to display crisp 3D graphics, which are normally only reserved for more expensive equipment. Triple Flash ensures, with 3D viewing at 144HZ, that no vibrations can be observed due to a tripling of the screen refresh frequency. The integrated DLP® Link™ synchronization system enables a perfect interplay between the projector and 3D shutter glasses which are standard supplied with these projectors.
The W1400 utilises frame interpolation technology, which enables the projector to display smooth image sequences without blur effects through the calculation of intermediate images. As a result, the W1400 is a projector suited perfectly to projecting high motion visuals, such sporting events like the World Cup, making it a great choice for any sporting fan that wants to bring the fervor of soccer fandom and the heights of sporting greatness to their living room.
“We’ve worked toward improving the image quality, affordability and accessibility of projectors,” said Moelle. “Installing these home entertainment models can be as simple as placing the projector on your coffee table and connecting it to power and a DVD player or set top box. Removing the hassle means that any user can experience their favourite sports or movies on a picture perfect big screen, regardless of their technical know-how.”
These new home entertainment projectors are equipped with lens shift and zoom functionalities which assist the user produce optimal settings and alignment of the projected image. The high zoom ratio of 1.5:1 and 1.6:1 for the W1300 and W1400 respectively, makes sure that the projection area will be fully utilised.
Connectivity is impressive with 2x HDMI, 1x composite video (RCA), 1x component video input, audio L/R (RCA), USB and RS232 (DB-9 pin) making these new projectors extremely flexible in any way of home entertainment. The W1300 comes with a built-in 10W speaker, while the W1400 produces more powerful sound with SRS WW HD® technology by two speakers of 10W.
The W1300 and W1400 are both SmartEco® technology equipped making them energy efficient in use, resulting in an extended lamp life at full brightness up to 6,000 hours. In this way the costs for replacement lamps are significantly reduced. Even in standby mode, the power consumption of the projector is less than 0.5 watts which meets the latest standards.
Available: March 2014.
RRP: W1300 - $1,199 (exclusive distributor – Westan Australia 03 9541 8888 )
W1400 - $1,999 (contact BenQ on 1300 130336 for reseller information.)
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About BenQ Corporation
BenQ Corporation is a renowned global trendsetter of connected digital lifestyle devices founded on the brand promise of “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life.” With a keen insight into ever-evolving consumer preferences, BenQ uniquely creates the ideal balance of leading technology and signature design to provide visual and mobile solutions that elevate consumer lifestyles. BenQ continues to delight the world’s consumers with a broad product and embedded technology portfolio spanning digital projectors, monitors, interactive large-format displays, digital cameras and camcorders, mobile computing devices, and lighting solutions.
About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is a $21+ billion powerhouse comprised of 15+ independent companies operating in over 30 countries across numerous industries with a combined workforce of over 120,000 employees. Each Group member is a recognized leader in its own field, contributing to the BenQ Group’s vast resources, broad R&D, and distinct strategic strengths. By leveraging each company’s vertical specialization to create true scale across horizontal markets, the BenQ Group controls a highly efficient value chain with the unrivaled ability to deliver critical components and world-class solutions in the following industries: TFT-LCD, green energy, fine chemicals and advanced materials, lighting, IC design, precision components, system integration, branded business, and service. The Group is committed to profitable and sustainable businesses that share its long-standing vision of Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life.
The BenQ Group companies are: BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world’s top manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Corp., BenQ Medical Center, BenQ Medical Technology Corp., BriView Co., Ltd., Daxin Materials Corp., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., Lextar Electronics Corp., Raydium Semiconductor Corp., and Wellypower Corp.