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BenQ 3D Home Projectors Cheaper than Ever

BenQ America Corp. strengthens its leadership position in 3D stereoscopic home projectors. At 1,099 $, the new BenQ W1070 presented at CES2013 uses the high-end DLP Dark Chip 3 (DC3) to offer Full HD 3D and NVIDIA 3DTV Play and DLP-Link compatibility. The BenQ W1080ST  is the short throw version, able to displaya 100 inches (2,5 m) 3D image from as little as 6 ft. (1,8m) away; add the 200$ for the this feature if your projection room is really cramped.

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A New Price Point is Reached

"With the W1070 we have achieved a great balance between cost and performance, while the short-throw W1080ST adds flexibility to place the projector in the front of the room for a large screen projection experience. Our two latest projectors further establish BenQ as an innovative leader in home projection and ensure that home entertainment will never be the same." In addition, the W1070 and W1080ST are ISFccc-certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF), a feature that was until now only reserved for higher-priced video displays.

ISFccc enables viewers to enjoy a perfectly calibrated picture along with two optimized modes - ISF Day and ISF Night - delivering an unparalleled professional viewing experience. Furthermore, at only 6.4 pounds (2,9 Kg) and with a variety of connection options, the projectors offer added flexibility and are portable enough to take the movie or gaming experience to other locations if desired.

Low Cost of Ownership Too

Beautifully designed, the W1070 and W1080ST also cut costs and energy consumption by integrating BenQ's industry-leading SmartEco technology for longer lamp life. In "SmartEco" mode, the projectors automatically adjust lamp power to maximize power savings by delivering the best contrast and brightness performance using only as much light as needed.

To further reduce power consumption, 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 projectors are capable of power savings up to 70 percent. In addition, the W1070 and W1080ST do not require filters to clean or replace, which further reduces the projectors' total cost of ownership (TCO).

The W1080ST Short Throw Version

Made for consumers without large rooms or large budgets, the W1080ST further simplifies installation and setup by providing tremendous flexibility in projector placement. The W1080ST delivers an image more than 100 inches wide at less than six feet away from the screen, becoming the world's only home theater projector to deliver full HD 1080p quality and 3D so close to the screen. To safeguard close-range installations, the W1080ST features an "Auto Blank" mode that blocks light output when objects are detected in front of the lens. Especially useful for coffee-table setups and other short-throw scenarios, the mode avoids flashing light directly in users' eyes when crossing the projection.

Info

The W1070 and W1080ST are available now and retail for $1,099 and $1,299, respectively. The duo makes its debut at the 2013 International CES. More information on the full line of BenQ products is available at BenQ.