BenQ Intros 1080p Projector


11.27.2006—Taipei, Taiwan-based BenQ has introduced a new model in its digital projector lineup, the W9000. The new model offers a native 1080p resolution, a high contrast ratio and features that allow it to mimic the responses of the human iris to make automatic adjustments to the picture based on the scene being projected.

The high-definition W9000 features a native resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 (progressive) and supports HD-DVD players, Blu-ray players and gaming consoles. It also offers a contrast ratio of 8,500:1.

Beyond the basics, the W9000 includes BenQ's Senseye technology and Advanced Continuous Electronic IRIS. The Advanced Continuous Electronic IRIS feature optimizes the light intensity in bright and dark scenes by varying the lens aperture and filtering the scene's lighting, according to BenQ. Senseye is a digital enhancement technology that improves image quality on displays and projectors.

It also includes an HDMI interface and compatibility with the Panamorph lens, which converts 16:9 projectors to a 2.35:1 aspect ratio and increases resolution and brightness by 33 percent and 20 percent, respectively.

The new model is currently in production, but specific ship dates and pricing have not been announced.

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