New 4K home cinema projector from BenQ
By Digital News Asia January 11, 2017
- Uses same DLP technology as IMAX projectors
- THX certification and 8.3 million pixel resolution
BenQ has unveiled the W11000 digital home cinema projector which it claims is the only DLP 4K projector to earn the THX certification. Fully meeting Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA) requirements for 4K display with true 8.3 million pixel resolution, the W11000’s THX certification ensures cinematic performance to replicate the precise experience of a commercial digital cinema.
“The crowning achievement of W11000 showcases the extent of BenQ’s technology leadership,” said Conway Lee, President of BenQ Corporation. “No other projector demonstrates mastery of DLP, derived from the same technology in use at 100% of the world’s IMAX auditoriums, with 8.3 million pixel UHD performance and THX Certification.
Harnessing the advanced DLP 4K DMD with XPR technology, W11000 produces 3840 x 2160 distinct pixels for true 8.3 million pixel 4K resolution. Single DMD DLP technology ensures absolute image integrity and colour accuracy without artefacts that can be introduced by panel alignment issues, especially critical at 4K with much finer pixels than 1080p.
BenQ’s highly optimised 4K optical system also employs 14 high-resolution elements, a true zoom system and special low-dispersion lens coatings to preserve visual quality for an authentic digital cinema experience.
Requiring 10 times as much data analysis and seven times the engineering effort and resources in precise colour and gamma adjustments as required for pure Rec. 709 compliance, the W11000 underwent over 18 months of rigorous development and 200 THX laboratory tests covering over 500 data points to ensure strict colour accuracy, precise gamma, ideal colour temperature, enhanced uniformity, and super high native contrast ratio.
Passing three rounds of live testing at THX headquarters in San Francisco, the W11000 offers a THX Mode, pre-calibrated by THX engineers for the most accurate out-of-box picture quality possible to deliver authentic cinematic content as filmmakers originally intended. Augmenting its high native ANSI contrast ratio, the W11000’s Active Iris and Dynamic Black technologies produce a 50,000:1 dynamic contrast performance for fine detail rendition in the darkest and brightest scenes.
W11000’s CinemaMaster image processing technology improves vivid colour reproduction, flesh tone correction and advanced digital colour and luminance noise reduction. W11000 is also ISFccc calibration ready, enabling professional in-home custom calibration.
W11000 natively supports 2.35:1 anamorphic aspect ratio, offering the ultra-wide cinemascope experience of commercial digital cinemas. Along with a streamlined front-facing ventilation, W11000 has an unobstructed port architecture to accommodate thick high-quality cables and HDMI, power cable locking to hold them securely in place. And to fit perfectly into any home cinema, the W11000 features H/V lens shift and 1.5X zoom for precise custom installations.
The BenQ W11000 home theater projector is priced at S$7,299 after GST and will be available from mid-December 2016 onwards.
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