BenQ Debuts First Affordable True 4K UHD HDR Home Cinema Projector

BenQ have announced today the CineHome W1700 DLP projector, bringing 4K UHD HDR home cinema to all audiences at an attractive price point. Remarkably, the budget-friendly W1700 comes fully loaded with true 8.3 megapixel Ultra-High-Definition 4K resolution, CinematicColor™ accuracy, and projection-optimized HDR, for stunning true-to-life image quality.

“The W1700 brings home the magic of big-screen 4K digital cinema to the broader audience,” said Conway Lee, President of BenQ Corporation. “Now anyone can enjoy spectacular 4K movie nights, complete with advanced audiovisual enhancement and HDR, at an amazing value.”

Stunning 4K Visuals Brought to Life

Producing 8.3 million distinct pixels for true 4K UHD performance, the W1700 utilizes revolutionary 0.47” single-DMD DLP technology to minimize the projector’s sleek, compact profile, convenient for households, and pure 4K-optimized optical system for ultimate image precision and colour accuracy without artifacts.

The W1700’s pristine 4K video quality is supercharged by High Dynamic Range (HDR) support*, offering greater brightness and contrast range with auto image optimization, to bring out every lifelike detail for cinematic enjoyment. The W1700 delivers breathtaking realism to the living room big screen. Furthermore, full support for the latest HDCP 2.2 copy protection lets users enjoy all the fast-growing choices for 4K content.

*HDR function supports HDR 10 content.

Advanced CinematicColor™ Accuracy and Audiovisual Enhancement

Evoking genuine emotions by preserving authentic cinematic colours, the W1700 employs exclusive BenQ CinematicColor™ technology and RGBRGB colour wheel to meet the film industry’s highest standard of colour accuracy. With over 96% coverage of the Rec. 709 colour gamut with precise Delta E<3 performance, the W1700 faithfully reproduces exactly what filmmakers intended.

The W1700’s astounding audiovisual performance is further enhanced by proprietary CinemaMaster Video+ and CinemaMaster Audio+ technology. Even modest spaces are turned into world-class cinema auditoriums with the motion-adaptive edge pixel enhancement, sophisticated colour algorithms, and beautiful skin tone rendition, as well as dramatic audio processing for resonant bass and soaring high notes.

 

 

Contemporary Lifestyle Design and Easy Setup

Blending beautiful aesthetics with flawless function, the W1700’s lightweight design, sleek profile, and compact footprint blend perfectly into any décor. Comprehensively equipped with auto keystone correction and 1.2X zoom to accommodate any space, the W1700 can be set up without complicated installation hassles to host 4K movie nights in a snap.

Simple and modern, the W1700 easily becomes a smart projector by connecting an HDMI dongle, such as BenQ QCast/QCast Mirror, Google Chromecast or Amazon Fire TV Stick, to instantly stream TV shows, movies, sports, and even video games onto the big screen.

Powered by ultimately durable Digital Light Processing, the 2015 Academy Award of Merit Oscar® winning technology used in 90% of the world’s digital cinemas, the W1700 delivers long-lasting picture quality with precise colours and razor-sharp clarity without maintenance or degradation.

The W1700, true 4K UHD HDR Home Cinema Projector, will be available in Europe in early January 2018 with an MSRP of £1599 incl. VAT.

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