By Lisa Johnston
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IRVINE, CALIF. — BenQ America introduced what it is calling the first FullHD 3D DLP video projector priced less than $1,000 for the home market.
BenQ’s model W1070 (available this month at a $999 suggested retail) offers a host of premium capabilities, including 3D for movie watching and gaming. The projector supports various formats and connection standards, such as Nvidia 3DTV Play, DLP Link and dual HDMI.
It includes an auto-detect system for 3D source material for a plug-and-play experience.
The 1080p picture is said to have a 10,000:1 contrast ratio,
The projector includes built-in audio speakers for temporary setups outdoors or away from home.
“With the W1070, BenQ has created the world’s first 3D Full 1080p high-definition projector at the sub-$1,000 price range,” stated Lars Yoder, BenQ America president. “Just in time for the holidays, users gain access to cinema-like picture quality and the captivating immersion of 3D video, right in their homes. This has never been done before at such an affordable price — it’s an industry first and a tremendous value for home viewers. It further establishes BenQ as a premier home projection innovator.”
The W1070 offers Imaging Science Foundation (ISFccc) certification, normally associated with higher-end products. The ISFccc is said to enable a perfectly calibrated picture, along with two optimized modes — ISF Day and ISF Night.
The W1070 weighs 6.4 pounds and puts out 10 watts of audio power through the internal speaker.
BenQ’s SmartEco Technology helps to lengthen the life of the bulb, while limiting power consumption, by automatically adjusting the lamp power to the needs of the display environment.
A No Source Detected mode automatically lowers brightness to 30 percent when no display has been detected for more than three minutes.
In the Eco Blank mode, the projector is capable of power savings up to 70 percent.
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