BenQ X12000

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The BenQ X12000 is a dedicated home cinema projector featuring 4K UHD resolution. Horizontal and vertical lens shift coupled with a1.5X optical zoom make for precise image placement on screen whilst reference grade DCI-P3 colour performance and ISFccc certification guarantees authentic big screen cinematic performance.

 

BenQ 4K UHD Projector Brings Digital Cinema to Life with Authentic Color Precision and High Brightness for Well-Lit Home Cinema Rooms.



X12000 DLP 4K UHD home cinema projector produces 8.3 million distinct pixels for 4K UHD performance without panel-related artifacting, striking a perfect balance of high brightness from revolutionary Philips ColorSpark™ HLD LED technology and cinema-accurate colors from BenQ-exclusive CinematicColor Technology. Delivering the ultra-wide DCI-P3 color gamut to authentically capture the director’s original vision to rival the picture quality of a commercial digital cinema, X12000 generates stunning 50,000:1 dynamic contrast for an ultra-realistic widescreen film viewing experience. With intelligent functionality and installation flexibility, X12000 is comprehensively equipped to integrate seamlessly into any upscale home cinema.



Reference-Grade DLP 4K UHD Home Cinema Projector with Digital Cinema Quality DCI-P3 Color Performance for Authentic Movie-Going Experience
Generating 8.3 million razor-sharp pixels, the BenQX12000 combines ColorSpark HLD LED technology and proprietary BenQ CinematicColor Technology to accurately reach the superwide DCI-P3 color range, significantly greater than the Rec. 709 HDTV color gamut. As defined by the American film industry, DCI-P3 provides far more colors covering a significantly larger portion of the visible spectrum for vibrant cinematic color performance unattainable with lesser color specifications. With DCI-P3, X12000 perfectly reproduces authentic cinematic quality with both intense brightness and precise color accuracy as the director originally intended.



Breathtaking 8.3 Million Pixel Picture Quality Without Artifacts



4K UHD True 8.3 Million Pixel Performance for Perfect Pictures with Subtle Details
W12000 harnesses the advanced DLP 4K UHD DMD with 2716 x 1528 (4.15 million) micromirrors to achieve Consumer Technology Association's (CTA) 4K UHD specification, utilizing XPR fast-switching technology via dual-position precision optical actuator with state-of-the-art image processing to double the resolution to 8.3 million distinct pixels for each frame, four times the resolution of Full HD 1080p. Awe-inspiring 4K UHD image quality reduces blur between pixels to deliver supreme clarity and crisply defined fine details.



Image Detail Integrity and Color Accuracy Without Artifacts

With single DMD DLP technology to avoid inherent alignment issues of multiple panels, W12000 presents image integrity and accurate color, especially important with ultrafine 4K pixels much smaller than 1080p pixels. W12000 generates razor-sharp images and accurate colors devoid of artifacting such as blur, shadowing, and interference patterns for immaculate clarity.



Sophisticated 4K-Optimized Lens System for Pure Clarity

With class-leading lens architecture, W12000’s optical engine is specifically designed for spectacular 4K image quality, offering True Zoom function and presenting the best viewing quality with flawless optics.



High-Precision 14-Element 6-Group Lens Array

Super-high resolution 14-element lens array is structured into six groups with metal barrel and cell framework, far outshining 1080p projector technology with greater light penetration for long-lasting 4K intensity with heart-stopping color performance, clarity, and sharpness across the entire screen.



Synchronized True Zoom and Focus System for Ultimate Precision

W12000’s True Zoom system adjusts automatically to follow focus adjustments, optimizing the zoom ratio to deliver visually perfect focus without blemish. The three focusing lens groups adjust simultaneously with the zoom lens group to negate any curved field for immaculate cinematic performance and high-precision clarity at every corner of the image.



Flawless Optics for the Best Viewing Quality

The BenQ 4K optical system uses only the highest grade glass for superior light penetration and realistic image quality. Proprietary low-dispersion lens coatings minimize chromatic aberration, so you can enjoy your favorite 4K UHD content in brilliant clarity.



THX Certification Guarantees Authentic Cinematic Performance

Reserved only for best-in-class audio and video systems, THX Certification guarantees equipment for accurate reproduction of content as the director originally intended. Our crowning achievement, W12000 delivers Rec.709 color accuracy, precise gamma, ideal color temperature, enhanced uniformity, super high native contrast ratio, and THX Mode, pre-calibrated by THX engineers for the most accurate out-of-the-box picture quality possible, to recreate every single detail of the authentic content and image quality filmmakers wanted you to see.



With 6X Speed RGBRGB Color Wheel, W12000 is calibrated for cinematic color modeled on the HDTV standard, Rec. 709, to deliver refined colors that are the truest possible reproduction of the original palette of your video.



Hardware Design


BenQ’s ISF-trained expert engineers tried more than 20 different combinations of color segments and color wheel coating, the factors that directly affect color gamut and brightness of a projector.



Software Optimization

To maximize color accuracy, the process of software optimization involved adjusting the blacks, whites and greys towards D65 defined by Rec. 709. And the three primary and three secondary colors were adjusted one by one, until they were as close as possible to the references on the Rec. 709 color gamut.



Production Line Quality Control

Three color adjustment stations in the production line perform final checks on every single unit of our Rec. 709 projectors. Using exclusive BenQ color adjustment procedures, we make sure each projector is manufactured according to the Rec. 709 color standard, and BenQ quality engineers perform final color tests on each projector built to ensure Rec. 709 performance.



Dynamic Black Technology with Active Iris Control for Intelligent Contrast Optimization

Active iris controls the amount of light passing through the optical system to optimize contrast performance according to the scene. Dynamic Black™ technology analyzes the brightness levels of the scene to ideally adjust light output and contrast. Working to bring out subtle details in dark shadows and preventing bright scenes from becoming washed out, W12000 delivers impressive contrast for true black rendition and amazing picture depth, details, and clarity.



Special Black-Paint Sealed Light Engine

BenQ takes extra countermeasures to guard against the small possibility of stray light leakage from the light tunnel affecting contrast and obscuring fine details, a special black paint seals the W12000 light engine to boost contrast and render even the slightest details in the darkest scenes.



4K Pixel Enhancer

4K Pixel Enhancer is a motion-adaptive edge enhancement feature that detects changes in color between an object and its background to produce sharp edges and precise surface textures.



Color Enhancer

Color Enhancer modulates complex color algorithms to flawlessly render saturated colors, fine gradients, intermediate hues and subtle pigments.



Flesh Tone

The Flesh Tone feature prevents discoloration of skin tones from the light of the projection beam, portraying every skin tone in its most beautiful shade.



Ultra-Wide 2.35:1 Anamorphic Format for Genuine Cinema Experience

W12000 offers ultra-wide 2.35:1 aspect ratio with native support for Panamorph anamorphic lenses enabling full-pixel cinemascope experiences, exactly as would be seen in a commercial digital cinema. W12000 is capable of filling an ultra-wide cinematic 2.35:1 screen by utilizing an optional anamorphic lens, for authentic digital cinema immersion in the original film format without distracting letterbox bars.



Expanded Viewing Angle for Truly Immersive Movie Enjoyment

W12000 opens a wider viewing angle to allow comfortable viewing seated close to the screen and to maximize the useable screen size within a given space, with a 55° viewing angle at 1.5X PH (picture height) for a 16:9 screen and a 48° viewing angle at 2X PH for a 2.35:1 screen. The ultra-detailed 4K UHD picture quality on a grand scale delivers a mesmerizingly immersive movie watching experience.



Sleek Front-Facing Ventilation Design for Custom Screening Rooms

W12000’s front-facing ventilation and sleek, simple design is suitable for subtle ceiling-mount, hidden, cabinet, or wall inset installations. The minimalist design blends into any existing interior design and creates flexible installation opportunities.



Advanced Interface Design for Simplified Configuration

W12000’s unobstructed port layout separates the power and video signal to eliminate interference without visible clutter, with enough buffer space clearance to accommodate thick high-quality cables and HDMI / power cable locks to hold them securely in place.



H/V Lens Shift for Custom Screen Placement

W12000’s lens can be shifted vertically or horizontally within the projector for a dynamic range of projection locations. The projected image can be moved up and down by 65% of screen height or left and right by 27% of screen width without sacrificing image quality for a custom installation in any room.



1.5X Big Zoom Expands Installation Opportunities

W12000 offers 1.5X big zoom for a wide range of throw distances to significantly increase installation flexibility for diverse mounting and placement options, turning any space into a truly inspirational home cinema.
  • LED Display Technology
  • 2200 ANSI Lumens
  • 3840 x 2160 (UHD) Resolution
  • 20000 Hours Lamp Life (Typical)
  • 50000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • 2 Years. 1st Yr pick up and return 2nd Yr Return To Base Warranty (Projector)
  • 18.5 KG's (Weight)

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    The BenQ X1200 features 4K UHD resolution and DCI-P3 colour gamma preset making a true reference grade 4K UHD home cinema projector which really can reproduce the colour performance found in the cinema. If you are reading this write up and looking at the specs of the BenQ X12000, then no doubt you are serious home cinema enthusiast who already knows what the importance of the DCI-P3 colour preset brings. Just to cover the point though, the DCI-P3 colour is a reference grade colour space used in digital cinema projection and set by the Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) organisation. As such the BenQ X12000 is certified and capable of reproducing authentic cinematic picture quality with precise colour accuracy as the director originally intended.

    The BenQ X12000 features a lamp free LED system so you can say goodbye to costly lamp replacements over the lifespan of the projector. In addition compared with current LED technology , Philips ColorSpark HLD LED technology not only provides a wide color gamut for color quality, but provides up to 3X brighter front-of-screen performance. Channeling powerfully pure green light 4X as bright as conventional green LEDs from the advanced High Lumen Density phosphor module in tandem with high-brightness red and blue LEDs, ColorSpark HLD LED Technology dramatically raises brightness, helping X12000 generate 2,200 lumens for use in bright environments and well-lit rooms. With 20,000-hour long maintenance-free lamp life and instant on/off response, X12000 delivers long-lasting cinema enjoyment with new LED technology for both powerful brightness and breathtaking color gamut.

    Image clarity is also impressive thanks to 4K optimised lens found in the BenQ X12000. A super-high resolution 14-element lens array is structured into six groups with metal barrel and cell framework. The optical system uses only the highest grade glass for superior light penetration and realistic image quality across the entire screen. Proprietary low-dispersion lens coatings minimise chromatic aberration, so you can enjoy your favorite 4K UHD content without artefacts or distraction.

    Image placement on screen is quick and precise thanks to a large optical 1.5x zoom coupled with generous Horizontal and Vertical lens shift. The projected image can be moved up and down by 65% of screen height or left and right by 27% of screen width without sacrificing image quality.

    Specifications

    Image

    Projection Technology LED Light Source / DLP
    Resolution 4K UHD
    Brightness (Lumens) 2200
    Contrast Ratio 50000:1
    Lens Ratio 1.36-2.03:1
    Optical Zoom 1.50x
    Lens Shift Vertical Positive (%) 65
    Lens Shift Vertical Negative (%) 65
    Lens Shift Horizontal Positive (%) 27
    Lens Shift Horizontal Negative (%) 27
    Keystone Horizontal Negative (degrees) 0
    Keystone Horizontal Positive (degrees) 0
    Keystone Vertical Negative (degrees) 0
    Keystone Vertical Positive (degrees) 0

    Connectivity

    HDMI 2
    DisplayPort 0
    HDBaseT No
    DVI-D NA
    VGA in 1
    VGA out 0
    BNC Video 0
    Composite Video 0
    Component Video 0
    USB for display and control No
    USB for PC Less Presentation NA
    RJ45 For Control/Monitoring 0
    RS232 For Control 1
    Screen Trigger Yes

    Physical

    Dimensions (W x H x D) in cm 47.1 x 22.5 x 56.5
    Weight (Kg) 18.5
    Fan Noise (db) 31
    Fan Noise in Eco Mode (db) 23
    Audio Output (Watts) 0
    Chassis Colour Black
    Lamp Life (Hours) 20000
    Lamp Life Eco Mode (Hours) 20000

    Warranty

    Projector Warranty 2 Years. 1st Yr pick up and return 2nd Yr Return To Base
    Lamp Warranty No

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      Benq x12000

      This is my first 4k projector and the picture quality is stunning. Projected on to a 106 inch screen in my living room using a 4k Sony smart bluray player. Easy to install thanks to plenty of lense shift both up-down left and right and a Zoom lense. Have watched 4k bluray and the picture is a match for any Cinema. HD content on Netflix and Amazon Prime is superb as well.I really can't believe a home projector could have as great a picture as this.Watching films that have night scenes is very good as you can really see all the different shades. I own a excellent 65''Panasonic 4k Hdr tv and it rarely gets turned on now. Love this projector and cant praise it enough. Will not be looking to upgrade for a very long time.

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    BenQ 4K UHD Projector Brings Digital Cinema to Life with Authentic Color Precision and High Brightness for Well-Lit Home Cinema Rooms.

    X12000 DLP 4K UHD home cinema projector produces 8.3 million distinct pixels for 4K UHD performance without panel-related artifacting, striking a perfect balance of high brightness from revolutionary Philips ColorSpark™ HLD LED technology and cinema-accurate colors from BenQ-exclusive CinematicColor Technology. Delivering the ultra-wide DCI-P3 color gamut to authentically capture the director’s original vision to rival the picture quality of a commercial digital cinema, X12000 generates stunning 50,000:1 dynamic contrast for an ultra-realistic widescreen film viewing experience. With intelligent functionality and installation flexibility, X12000 is comprehensively equipped to integrate seamlessly into any upscale home cinema.

    Reference-Grade DLP 4K UHD Home Cinema Projector with Digital Cinema Quality DCI-P3 Color Performance for Authentic Movie-Going Experience Generating 8.3 million razor-sharp pixels, the BenQX12000 combines ColorSpark HLD LED technology and proprietary BenQ CinematicColor Technology to accurately reach the superwide DCI-P3 color range, significantly greater than the Rec. 709 HDTV color gamut. As defined by the American film industry, DCI-P3 provides far more colors covering a significantly larger portion of the visible spectrum for vibrant cinematic color performance unattainable with lesser color specifications. With DCI-P3, X12000 perfectly reproduces authentic cinematic quality with both intense brightness and precise color accuracy as the director originally intended.

    Breathtaking 8.3 Million Pixel Picture Quality Without Artifacts

    4K UHD True 8.3 Million Pixel Performance for Perfect Pictures with Subtle Details W12000 harnesses the advanced DLP 4K UHD DMD with 2716 x 1528 (4.15 million) micromirrors to achieve Consumer Technology Association's (CTA) 4K UHD specification, utilizing XPR fast-switching technology via dual-position precision optical actuator with state-of-the-art image processing to double the resolution to 8.3 million distinct pixels for each frame, four times the resolution of Full HD 1080p. Awe-inspiring 4K UHD image quality reduces blur between pixels to deliver supreme clarity and crisply defined fine details.

    Image Detail Integrity and Color Accuracy Without Artifacts
    With single DMD DLP technology to avoid inherent alignment issues of multiple panels, W12000 presents image integrity and accurate color, especially important with ultrafine 4K pixels much smaller than 1080p pixels. W12000 generates razor-sharp images and accurate colors devoid of artifacting such as blur, shadowing, and interference patterns for immaculate clarity.

    Sophisticated 4K-Optimized Lens System for Pure Clarity
    With class-leading lens architecture, W12000’s optical engine is specifically designed for spectacular 4K image quality, offering True Zoom function and presenting the best viewing quality with flawless optics.

    High-Precision 14-Element 6-Group Lens Array
    Super-high resolution 14-element lens array is structured into six groups with metal barrel and cell framework, far outshining 1080p projector technology with greater light penetration for long-lasting 4K intensity with heart-stopping color performance, clarity, and sharpness across the entire screen.

    Synchronized True Zoom and Focus System for Ultimate Precision
    W12000’s True Zoom system adjusts automatically to follow focus adjustments, optimizing the zoom ratio to deliver visually perfect focus without blemish. The three focusing lens groups adjust simultaneously with the zoom lens group to negate any curved field for immaculate cinematic performance and high-precision clarity at every corner of the image.

    Flawless Optics for the Best Viewing Quality
    The BenQ 4K optical system uses only the highest grade glass for superior light penetration and realistic image quality. Proprietary low-dispersion lens coatings minimize chromatic aberration, so you can enjoy your favorite 4K UHD content in brilliant clarity.

    THX Certification Guarantees Authentic Cinematic Performance
    Reserved only for best-in-class audio and video systems, THX Certification guarantees equipment for accurate reproduction of content as the director originally intended. Our crowning achievement, W12000 delivers Rec.709 color accuracy, precise gamma, ideal color temperature, enhanced uniformity, super high native contrast ratio, and THX Mode, pre-calibrated by THX engineers for the most accurate out-of-the-box picture quality possible, to recreate every single detail of the authentic content and image quality filmmakers wanted you to see.

    With 6X Speed RGBRGB Color Wheel, W12000 is calibrated for cinematic color modeled on the HDTV standard, Rec. 709, to deliver refined colors that are the truest possible reproduction of the original palette of your video.

    Hardware Design

    BenQ’s ISF-trained expert engineers tried more than 20 different combinations of color segments and color wheel coating, the factors that directly affect color gamut and brightness of a projector.

    Software Optimization
    To maximize color accuracy, the process of software optimization involved adjusting the blacks, whites and greys towards D65 defined by Rec. 709. And the three primary and three secondary colors were adjusted one by one, until they were as close as possible to the references on the Rec. 709 color gamut.

    Production Line Quality Control
    Three color adjustment stations in the production line perform final checks on every single unit of our Rec. 709 projectors. Using exclusive BenQ color adjustment procedures, we make sure each projector is manufactured according to the Rec. 709 color standard, and BenQ quality engineers perform final color tests on each projector built to ensure Rec. 709 performance.

    Dynamic Black Technology with Active Iris Control for Intelligent Contrast Optimization
    Active iris controls the amount of light passing through the optical system to optimize contrast performance according to the scene. Dynamic Black™ technology analyzes the brightness levels of the scene to ideally adjust light output and contrast. Working to bring out subtle details in dark shadows and preventing bright scenes from becoming washed out, W12000 delivers impressive contrast for true black rendition and amazing picture depth, details, and clarity.

    Special Black-Paint Sealed Light Engine
    BenQ takes extra countermeasures to guard against the small possibility of stray light leakage from the light tunnel affecting contrast and obscuring fine details, a special black paint seals the W12000 light engine to boost contrast and render even the slightest details in the darkest scenes.

    4K Pixel Enhancer
    4K Pixel Enhancer is a motion-adaptive edge enhancement feature that detects changes in color between an object and its background to produce sharp edges and precise surface textures.

    Color Enhancer
    Color Enhancer modulates complex color algorithms to flawlessly render saturated colors, fine gradients, intermediate hues and subtle pigments.

    Flesh Tone
    The Flesh Tone feature prevents discoloration of skin tones from the light of the projection beam, portraying every skin tone in its most beautiful shade.

    Ultra-Wide 2.35:1 Anamorphic Format for Genuine Cinema Experience
    W12000 offers ultra-wide 2.35:1 aspect ratio with native support for Panamorph anamorphic lenses enabling full-pixel cinemascope experiences, exactly as would be seen in a commercial digital cinema. W12000 is capable of filling an ultra-wide cinematic 2.35:1 screen by utilizing an optional anamorphic lens, for authentic digital cinema immersion in the original film format without distracting letterbox bars.

    Expanded Viewing Angle for Truly Immersive Movie Enjoyment
    W12000 opens a wider viewing angle to allow comfortable viewing seated close to the screen and to maximize the useable screen size within a given space, with a 55° viewing angle at 1.5X PH (picture height) for a 16:9 screen and a 48° viewing angle at 2X PH for a 2.35:1 screen. The ultra-detailed 4K UHD picture quality on a grand scale delivers a mesmerizingly immersive movie watching experience.

    Sleek Front-Facing Ventilation Design for Custom Screening Rooms
    W12000’s front-facing ventilation and sleek, simple design is suitable for subtle ceiling-mount, hidden, cabinet, or wall inset installations. The minimalist design blends into any existing interior design and creates flexible installation opportunities.

    Advanced Interface Design for Simplified Configuration
    W12000’s unobstructed port layout separates the power and video signal to eliminate interference without visible clutter, with enough buffer space clearance to accommodate thick high-quality cables and HDMI / power cable locks to hold them securely in place.

    H/V Lens Shift for Custom Screen Placement
    W12000’s lens can be shifted vertically or horizontally within the projector for a dynamic range of projection locations. The projected image can be moved up and down by 65% of screen height or left and right by 27% of screen width without sacrificing image quality for a custom installation in any room.

    1.5X Big Zoom Expands Installation Opportunities
    W12000 offers 1.5X big zoom for a wide range of throw distances to significantly increase installation flexibility for diverse mounting and placement options, turning any space into a truly inspirational home cinema.

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