EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS, November 1st, 2016 – BenQ, the global No.1 DLP projector brand, unveiled today the ultimate digital home cinema projector W11000, the one and only 4K DLP projector to earn prestigious THX HD Display Certification. Fully meeting Consumer Technology Association (CTA) requirements for true 4K UHD with 8.3-megapixel resolution, W11000’s THX certification guarantees cinematic performance to replicate the precise experience of attending 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, the preferred display technology in use at 100% of the world’s IMAX auditoriums, with 8.3-megapixel UHD performance and THX certification.”
THX 4K Display Certified Cinematic Quality
Harnessing the advanced UHD DMD with XPR technology, W11000 produces 3840 x 2160 distinct pixels for true 8.3-megapixel 4K UHD resolution. 1-chip DLP technology ensures absolute color accuracy and image integrity without artifacts that can be introduced by panel alignment issues, especially critical at 4K with four times finer pixels than 1080p. BenQ’s highly optimized 4K optical system then employs 16 high-resolution elements, a true zoom system, and special low-dispersion lens coatings to preserve spectacular visual quality for an authentic digital cinema experience.
W11000 underwent over 18 months of rigorous development and 200 THX laboratory tests covering over 500 data points to ensure strict Rec. 709 color accuracy, precise gamma, ideal color temperature, enhanced uniformity, and super high native contrast ratio requirements for THX certification, guaranteeing accurate delivery of authentic cinematic content as filmmakers originally intended. Featuring high 400:1 native ANSI contrast ratio, W11000’s Active Iris and Dynamic Black technology, SmartEco, and proprietary black paint sealed light engine produces an astounding 50,000:1 dynamic contrast performance for fine detail rendition in the darkest and brightest scenes without washout to preserve every subtlety of the original content.
W11000’s stunning picture quality is further enhanced by CinemaMaster image processing technology, improving smooth motion, vivid color reproduction, motion-adaptive edge definition, flesh tone correction, and advanced digital color and luminance noise reduction. Calibrated by THX engineers for the best possible out-of-box picture quality, W11000 is ISFccc calibration ready, enabling professional in-home custom calibration. With CinemaMaster and ISFccc calibration, W11000 provides unmatched color depth and accuracy as well as breathtaking realism and clarity to true 4K UHD images.
Total Home Cinema Immersion from DLP Technology
W11000 natively supports 2.35:1 anamorphic aspect ratio, offering the ultra-wide CinemaScope experience of commercial digital cinemas. Its true UHD performance opens a wider viewing angle to allow comfortable viewing of ultra-detailed 4K images up close, maximizing the useable screen size in any given space for a mesmerizingly immersive movie watching experience.
Powered by the ultimate durability DLP technology and the industrial-strength DMD chip, W11000 delivers long-lasting picture quality with precise colors and razor-sharp clarity without maintenance or degradation.
With a streamlined style featuring sleek front-facing fan design, W11000 blends seamlessly into upscale home cinema aesthetics. Its unobstructed port architecture features extra space to accommodate thick high-quality cables and HDMI cable locking to hold them securely in place. And to fit perfectly into any home cinema, W11000 features 2D H/V lens shift and 1.5X big zoom for precisely custom installations.
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The BenQ Group is a $22+ billion powerhouse comprised of nearly 20 independent companies operating in over 30 countries across numerous industries with a combined workforce of over 100,000 employees. Each Group member is a recognised leader in its own field, contributing to the BenQ Group’s vast resources, broad R&D, and distinct strategic strengths. By leveraging each company’s vertical specialisation to create true scale across horizontal markets, the BenQ Group controls a highly efficient value chain with the unrivaled ability to deliver critical components and world-class solutions in the following industries: TFT-LCD, green energy, fine chemicals and advanced materials, lighting, IC design, precision components, system integration, branded business, and service. The Group is committed to profitable and sustainable businesses that share its long-standing vision of Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life. The BenQ Group companies are: BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world’s top manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ ESCO Corp., BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Corp., BenQ Medical Center, BenQ Medical Technology Corp., BenQ AB DentCare Corp., Daxin Materials Corp., Dazzo Technology Corp., Darwin Precisions Corp., Lextar Electronics Corp., LILY Medical Corp. and Raydium Semiconductor Corp.