BenQ unveils world’s first full-HD short-throw projector

By on February 13, 2013
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Capable of projecting a 100-inch screen from just 1.5 meters away.

At a press event yesterday in Dubai, BenQ unveiled its full lineup of projectors available in the region, in addition to focusing on two new models, the W1080ST and W1070. The W1080ST is the world’s first full HD short-throw projector, that is capable of projecting a 100-inch screen from a distance of just 1.5 meters. It also supports multiple connectivity options and is powerful enough to use during day and night time lighting conditions. Manish Bakshi, Managing Director, BenQ Middle East & Africa, commented that this year will mark an increased push from BenQ to highlight their projectors in the market, in a time where a lot of consumers are looking at investing in a home cinema experience.

Press Release: Dubai, UAE, 12th February 2012 – BenQ, the global leader in DLP® projector market introduces their latest creation, the world’s first Full-HD short-throw video projector, the W1080ST and the W1070. BenQ which is currently at No. 2 market position with a 13.23% market share in the Middle East and Africa region is a most trusted name in short-throw projector segment as well as has a complete home entertainment and cinema product line-up.

“BenQ has always been at the forefront in bringing more enjoyment to users’ viewing experience. This year, our R&D has combined short-throw technology with Full-HD video projector to level-up home cinema entertainment,” said Manish Bakshi, Managing Director, BenQ Middle East & Africa.

“The launch of W1080 ST and W1070 will strengthen our 3D Full-HD video projectors in the region. We are optimistic that BenQ will continue to lead the projector market in the Middle East as we bring new products with digital lifestyle innovations,” Bakshi added.

The BenQ W1080ST, the first short-throw Full-HD video projector is able to project 100 inch big screen in just 1.5meter which gives big screen fun in any limited space. With ISF certification, supporting multiple 3D forms, a brightness of 2000 ANSI lumen, and a contrast ratio of 10,000:1, W1080ST presents an excellent image quality. Together with Rich connectivity including 2 HDMI ports, built-in 10W speakers and SmartEco power saving feature also make W1080ST a perfect home entertainment projector. The W1070 entails all the superior specs as the W1080ST minus the short throw capability.

The world’s first Full-HD short-throw video projector
As the world’s first Full HD short-throw video projector, the BenQ W1080ST provides a 65” image at a distance of just one meter, and a 100” image at a distance of 1.5 meter, without image obstruction or shadows on the screen, ideal in any situation, but particularly important when for use with motion sensing games.

Brilliant Image Performance
With a brightness of 2,000 lumens and a contrast ratio of 10,000:1, the W1080ST & W1070 showcases Full-HD content in a sharp, 1080p definition image. Blu-ray video, console games and HD broadcasting are displayed in beautiful, high-contrast quality without any downscaling or compression. The two models have ISF Certified Calibration Controls with Day & Night modes and can adapt to the layout and size of any room and any ambient light level. Moreover, the projector also supports different 3D formats and with an HDMI connection, consumers can easily experience the virtual reality of 3D movies and games.

Easy setup
There is no need for setting up with Hi-Fi or external speakers. The W1080ST & W1070 have a built-in 10W speaker that makes setup easy and is free of annoying wires or cables. However, rich connectivity (HDMI x 2, Composite Video in (RCA), S-Video in (Mini DIN 4pin), Component Video in, Audio L/R in (RCA), USB, RS232 (DB-9pin), DC 12V Trigger, etc.) meets all the demands of the home user for different Audio & Video devices.

World-Leading SmartEco™ Technology, Green up your living room
BenQ’s SmartEco technology has provided a perfect DLP projector for use in home entertainment. This special innovation, can save up to 70% of lamp power consumption and lower maintenance costs through its dynamic power saving features while still bringing an ultra-vivid picture quality to your living room.

Among the BenQ video projectors already available in the market are W7000+, the first projector in the world to be accredited with the TUV Rheinland 3D Full HD Certification; and W710ST, world’s first short throw HD-ready home theatre projector. The W7000+ is also compatible with the latest HDMI standard allowing to directly play 3D movies from a Blu-ray DVD player, live sports via cable or satellite and 3D video games on PlayStation 3 without additional setup. It is also packed with BrilliantColor™, Texas Instrument’s DynamicBlack™, and Philip’s VIDI™ lamp technology to deliver a 50000:1 high contrast ratio, and 2000AL to render high quality images.

Meanwhile, the W710ST projector’s unique lens design can deliver 63-inch of cinema quality projection at just one metre allowing users to view any movies or enjoy any motion-control game even in small spaces. It also has a built-in 10W big speaker and can transform any audio-visual entertainment with industry-leading 3D technologies, DLP Link™ and NVIDIA 3D® Vision™.


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