BenQ America Corp. today introduced its price-defying W1070 and W1080ST projectors. At $1,099, the W1070 provides full HD 1080p 3D projection using the high-end DLP Dark Chip 3 (DC3) typically reserved for higher-priced models. The W1080ST - a short-throw full HD1080p 3D home projector at only $1,299 - brings big screen entertainment to any home theater regardless of space configuration.
Built to take center stage in today's media-rich home entertainment lifestyles, the W1070 and W1080ST deliver immersive 3D connectivity from Blu-ray players, gaming consoles, and other supported 3D cable boxes, in addition to PCs. The duo supports all the latest formats and standards such as NVIDIA 3DTV Play, DLP Link, and dual HDMI to provide even more source switching flexibility. Designed with DLP's DC3, the projectors allow viewers to enjoy razor-sharp 3D content, full HD1080p picture quality, a 10,000:1 contrast ratio for stunningly vivid images, and built-in 2-watt stereo speakers for added convenience. The pair takes the home theater experience to an entirely new level of simplicity and enjoyment at an amazing value.
Made for consumers without large rooms or large budgets, the W1080ST further simplifies installation and setup by providing tremendous flexibility in projector placement. The W1080ST delivers an image more than 100 inches wide at less than six feet away from the screen, becoming the world's only home theater projector to deliver full HD 1080p quality and 3D so close to the screen. To safeguard close-range installations, the W1080ST features an "Auto Blank" mode that blocks light output when objects are detected in front of the lens. Especially useful for coffee-table setups and other short-throw scenarios, the mode avoids flashing light directly in users' eyes when crossing the projection.
With a Rec. 709 color gamut, the W1080ST also enables color calibration right out of the box. Users can enjoy projected color images that match film studio and television broadcast standards with no adjustments necessary. Combined with independent 3D color control and the flexibility of performance/color adjustment with three preset modes and two user modes, the W1080ST offers outstanding benefits for consumers who demand big screen entertainment regardless of their room requirements.