BenQ might not be the ‘go-to’ brand you'd think of first when looking for home cinema projectors, but two of the firm’s recent launches have made the industry sit up and take notice.
The BenQ W11000 and X12000 produce breathtaking 4K images. Both projectors achieve the Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA) 4K UHD specification and even beat some of the 4K-king Sony’s models in terms of price point.
It’s safe to say that BenQ has overcome the odds and is now one of the top five home projector brands. To highlight exactly how they got there, we’ve taken a closer look at the W11000 and X12000.
Holding its own against the Sony VW320ES in our in-house test, the BenQ W11000 is the only 4K DLP projector to earn an eminent THX HD Display Certification – a world-renowned guarantee of unwavering quality, performance and consistency.
The black levels, colour saturation and clarity of image are all superb. The W11000 meets the Rec. 709 colour accuracy standard and boasts a stunning 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio.
Following 18 months in development and 200 THX lab tests, it’s clear to see why BenQ Corporation president Conway Lee proudly announced that: “The crowning achievement of the W11000 showcases the extent of BenQ’s technology leadership.
“No other projector demonstrates mastery of DLP, the preferred display technology in use at 100 per cent of the world’s IMAX auditoriums.”
Listed in our guide to The Top New Projectors of 2017, the X12000’s colour precision and high brightness mean it brings cinema to life, even in rooms with ambient light levels.
Its DCI-P3 colour preset (a reference grade set by the Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) organisation which derives from the same technology as that used at IMAX auditoriums), means it’s certified as capable of reproducing authentic cinematic picture quality with precise colour accuracy.
A super-high resolution 14-element lens array and an optical system using only the highest grade of glass both contribute to the impressive image clarity produced by the X12000.
Furthermore, viewers can move the projected image up and down by 65 per cent of screen height, and left and right by 27 per cent without sacrificing quality, meaning superb intsallation flexibility. In addition, buyers can also achieve a bigger image from a shorter throw distance, thanks to the optical 1.5x zoom.
To find out more about 4K home cinema projectors from BenQ, give the Projectorpoint team a call today. We’d be happy to arrange a viewing in our bat cave demo room, where you can see the cinematic quality of BenQ’s latest projectors for yourself.