November 5, 2006
With LCD & SXRD 1080p front projectors from the likes of Sony and Mitsubishi already (or soon to be) available at or under the 5k mark, many DLP fans have been wondering when they’ll see 1080p DLP projectors around 5-6k, fear not your wait may be over.
While Sim2 and Planar have already announced 1080p DLP projectors at or slightly under the 10k mark, BenQ is set to offer their W10000 1080p DLP front projector at $9999 MSRP, $5999 MAP. Don’t let the $9999 suggested retail distract you, expect to see the W10000 sell at or much closer to its minimum advertised price of $5999.
The W10000 features:
• 0.8” 1080p DarkChip3 DMD by Texas Instruments
• Native 16:9 1080p resolution (1920×1080)
• 10,000:1 Contrast Ratio
• 1100 ANSI lumens (High Brightness Mode)
• HDMI, S-Video and Component inputs
• Powered Lens Shift
• Powered Focus
• Powered Zoom
• Faroudja DCDi processing
• 8-segment Color Wheel
• Electronic IRIS control
I’m also told the W10000 accepts 1080p24, that’s a fairly impressive feature-set for a projector that will street at 6k. I have to admit I’m less than familiar with BenQ projectors outside of a few glimpses of demos here and there, but I do look forward to procuring a W10000 for a full review. The W10000 is reportedly shipping to dealers now.
Posted by Bryan Greenway | | Filed Under Home Theater Projectors