According to Philip Newton, the Asia Pacific VP of Benq, the home cinema market will become more and more diverse and at the same time more and more integrated.
According to Philip Newton, the Asia Pacific VP of Benq, the home cinema market will become more and more diverse and at the same time more and more integrated. “In terms of projector the market will expand to include products like pico portable projection for multifunction use including movie watching but also extending to things like mobile game consoles and notebook presentations etc. In the mid to high end pure home cinema prices will continue to fall and full HD will quickly become the de-facto standard”, says Mr. Newton.
“DLP will become the choice of professionals as it doesn’t suffer from slow response times like LCD does, generally speaking DLP refreshes about 500 time faster than LCD panel and also lamp life, key component MTBF and general cost of ownership becomes important and once again DLP is far superior to that of LCD”
He goes on to point out that “other advances such as 3D imaging, noise minimisation, ease of use, multifunction triggers for control systems and general convergence will also become market ready over the coming months and years”.
These thoughts come right after the company released its latest offerings, the W2000 and W5000 home projectors.
The W2000 features a 20,000:1 contrast ratio, native Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, a brightness of 1,200 ANSI lumen and BenQ’s proprietary Senseye technology. Furthermore, the W20000 performs effortlessly with any video source, such as high definition DVD players, Blu-ray players and game consoles. The W2000 also utilises 1080p Full Hi Definition at 24 frames per second (fps) in order to preserve the original movie format.
According to Benq, the W2000 creates the best viewing experience using BrilliantColor colour enhancement technologies. The BrilliantColor Technology is a cutting-edge technology that enables higher brightness levels by boosting mid-tone colors, resulting in more vibrant, precisely rendered colors. VIDI Lighting Technology adjusts light more effectively by boosting specific colors in different application modes for a more stunning picture.
The company concludes by saying that the W2000 also delivers a vast array of other thoughtful designs and premium features. At only 25dB, the W20000 lets consumers enjoy their visual experience without any distracting projector noise. The W20000 is designed with two HDMI inputs so that users do not need to swap cables each time they want to view content from a second source.
The W5000 on the other hand features four viewing modes (Cinema, Dynamic, Standard, and Photo) and three user memories for consumers to calibrate their own preferred settings. The W5000 also supports multiple video formats including 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p. Whether it is HDTV, blu-ray DVD or video games, consumers can enjoy the latest video formats in full HD.
Other premium features include built-in ISFccc compliant professional optimsation. The acclaimed ISF Certified Calibration Controls (ISFccc) makes obtaining a projection image which is adjusted to the lighting conditions of the environment virtually instantaneous.