Costa Mesa, Calif. — BenQ America introduced Tuesday the HT1075 and HT1085ST Colorific DLP-based FullHD home entertainment projectors.
Both new models will ship in September and are said to build off of the success of the popular W1070 and the short-throw W1080ST that combine more than 1 billion colors, 3D capability and FullHD 1080p resolution.
The HT1075 will carry a $1,199 suggested retail and the W1080ST is suggested to hit $1,299.
The new models add streaming and mirroring capabilities when connected to devices via a Mobile High-definition Link (MHL) HDMI port.
The capability allows transferring video and data from the small-screen to a large-screen display.
“BenQ has taken two enormously successful projectors and made them even better,” said Bob Wudeck, BenQ strategy and business development associate VP. “Sustaining our value promise to our customers, the all-new HT1075 and HT1085ST provide enhanced benefits such as Colorific image quality, SmartEco technology, and flexible setup options that allow users to install and easily integrate the projectors with their MHL devices.”
BenQ’s Colorific image quality is said to deliver accurate colors, higher brightness, crisper contrast and long-lasting picture quality.
Both the BenQ HT1075 and HT1085ST produce FullHD 1080p resolution with 3D support. The HT1080ST short-throw model allows casting up to a 100-inch screen from as little as 6 feet from the screen.
Brightness is listed at 2,200 ANSI lumens with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio.
The projectors are also ISFccc-certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF), enabling a professional calibration from two optimized modes: ISF Day and ISF Night.
Connectivity includes HDMI, with an MHL-ready port for use with Roku, Chromecast and Apple TV devices, among others, for streaming services.
Both units have new 10-watt chamber speakers.
A new vertical lens-shift option is added for setup convenience on the HT1075, allowing users to easily align the projected image to the center of the screen. Both models also offer horizontal and vertical keystone correction.
BenQ’s SmartEco lamp-saving technology in both models is said to prolong lamp life up to 6,000 hours.
Additional cost-saving features include a filter-free design built around a sealed DLP chip; a lamp door design that enables lamp replacement without having to take down the projector; and a special sleep mode that reduces power consumption to less than half a watt when connected but not in use.
Starting in the fourth quarter, BenQ will provide an optional wireless connectivity kit, allowing a wireless connection to source devices from up to 100 feet away.