BenQ (United States) - Press Release: Room-Optimized 4K Home Cinema Line-up Offers World-Leading HDR-PRO™ Visual Quality and Android TV with Netflix.
BenQ, the leading DLP 4K projector brand, today introduced four all-new home cinema projectors, each optimized to deliver unprecedented levels of cinematic quality in different at-home settings.
The HT4550i, HT3560, TK860i, and V5000i centrally feature pioneering BenQ HDR-PRO projector-optimized high dynamic range techniques, including Local Contrast Enhancement, to reveal fine details in difficult bright or dark scenes. They also deliver ideally balanced brightness in situations ranging from dedicated AV rooms to daytime living rooms, for professional-standard color gamut performance up to future-generation BT. 2020.
“Our new projectors far surpass today’s boundaries of resolution, color gamut, and dynamic range for the ultimate in cinematic HDR movie experiences,” said Houston Wei, senior director of BenQ North America. “Combining true 4K resolution, CinematicColor™-powered coverage beyond Rec.709 to DCI-P3 and BT.2020, and newly enhanced HDR-PRO technology, these new home projectors outshine the competition with certified Android TV and native Netflix for endless entertainment.”
Beyond HDR Quality with BenQ HDR-PRO:
The next evolution of BenQ-proprietary HDR-PRO technology imbues the HDR10+ / HDR10 / HLG content with magnificent depth, revealing previously hidden cinematic details in both bright and dark scenes. HDR-PRO enhances the projectors’ overall dynamic range with industry-leading Local Contrast Enhancement and optimal HDR Tone Mapping, enabling perfect details in shadows and highlights for better stereo perception. The Local Contrast Enhancement is a cutting-edge algorithm that divides each scene into 1000+ zones and optimizes each zone’s gamma independently. Local Contrast Enhancer preserves fine details in bright regions as well as shadowy areas of the screen.
CinematicColor Reproduces the Colors as the Directors Intended
Surpassing the competition with hyper-realistic color performance, BenQ home projectors achieve superb 4K HDR visual quality with CinematicColor technology. Each new projector conforms precisely to the Rec.709 HDTV color space, the wider DCI-P3 digital filmmaking color spectrum, and even the super-wide BT.2020 ideal-color future standard. Harnessing novel lamp, LED and RGB laser light sources, each new projector produces ideally balanced brightness and color performance with factory-calibrated out-of-box color accuracy in different rooms of the house:
- HT4550i: Videophile Performance in Purpose-Built Dark AV Rooms
For professional screening rooms, the HT4550i 4K LED home theater projector provides CinematicColor 100% DCI-P3 performance with 3200 ANSI-lumen brightness from a 4LED light source. BenQ’s HT4550i will retail for $2,999.
- HT3560: Reference Quality in General Dark Rooms
For perfect HDR details with 100% Rec. 709 and 95% DCI-P3 CinematicColor performance, HT3560 produces 2200 ANSI lumens of brightness for any darkened room. BenQ’s HT3560 will retail for $1,699.
- TK860i: True 4K Cinematic HDR Performances in Any Bright Room
With 3300 ANSI-lumen high brightness, TK860i provides 98% Rec. 709 CinematicColor quality in any bright environment. BenQ’s TK860i will retail for $1,799.
- V5000i: RGB Laser TV Projector for Daylight Living Rooms
Featuring 95% super-wide BT.2020 CinematicColor and low input lag, V5000i 4K ultra short throw RGB laser TV projector is paired with a dedicated BenQ 100” ALR Fresnel screen for daytime living-room entertainment. With V5000i’s 100” ALR screen bundle solution, users can take the guesswork out of the screen they need for the best TV-comparable home experience. BenQ’s V5000i with 100” ALR screen will retail for $3,499.
New BenQ home projector models HT4550i, TK860i and V5000i are equipped with Google-certified Android TV and preloaded Netflix for endless streaming and movie enjoyment, augmented by comprehensive AV connectivity and wireless capabilities, and integrated immersive audio systems to complete any home theater. With streaming services offering more 4K HDR content, BenQ’s new home projectors stay on top of the trend to boost streaming quality needs from Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, HBO Max, Amazon Prime and more.
BenQ’s HT4550i, HT3560, TK860i will be available to order in late May on BenQ.com. The V5000i will be available to order in July.