BenQ Unveils Affordable 4K HDR Projector

BenQ W1700

BenQ here with a double strike! Buying a 4K HDR projector has, so far been an expensive affair, but the BenQ W1700 is here to change that, by offering buyers a choice under the $3,000 mark.

It is set to become available January 2018.

In addition to this new unveil, the company has also confirmed the UK launch of the W1050.

But first, details of the 4K HDR beast. This projector provides a 4K image using pixel shifting technology alongside its native 1080p chipset from Texas Instruments.

This technology has found its way in similar, lower budget 4K projectors before. However, BenQ claims that due to the close relationship it enjoys with the manufacturer, the W1700 will feature newer chips, months ahead of the competition.

It features a brightness of 2200 lumens, two HDMI connections, one of which supports HDCP 2.2 compliance for 4K passthrough. Owners will be able to hook up a PC using a port on the back, which also provides access to a RS-232 connection, a USB and 3.5mm audio input and output jacks.

A built-in speaker seals the deal.

The company also says that the projector will feature flexible HDR support — though HDR10 compatibility out of the box is confirmed.

BenQ says the W1700 will be provide under €2000, which comes in at around £1780, which is splendid pricing, considering you are looking at over three grands for a good 4K HDR projector. This makes this latest unveil a very alluring buy for those in the market.

BenQ W1050

Speaking of markets, the company has also announced the UK availability of its latest 1080p projector, the W1050. Priced at £600, this one offers a 96% coverage of the Rec. 709 color space used in cinemas, and requires just 3 meters to project a 100-inch image.

The W1050 is rated for a 2200 lumens output, with a claimed contrast ratio of 15000:1.

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