BenQ Debuts DLP Projectors


4/3/2007—BenQ has introduced two new DLP projectors, the SP830 and SP831, both of which offer high light output and WXGA resolution.

The forthcoming SP830 and SP831 projectors offer a resolution of 1280 x 768 (WXGA) and a contrast ratio of 2,000:1. The SP830 model produces light output of 3,500 ANSO lumens, while the SP831 offers a brightness of 4,000 ANSI lumens. Both use DLP technology from Texas Instruments, and both include 2D keystone correction.

In addition, both projectors accept multiple video sources for split-screen presentations and include HQV processing to enhance image quality for both standard-def and high-def video. Other features include:

  • Zoom control for focusing on specific potions of the displayed image;
  • Deinterlacing, noise reduction, and scaling through the HQV processor;
  • Integration of TI's BrilliantColor technology; and
  • An offline cooling function.

Both models include support for DVI-I (with HDCP), component, composite, and S-video. BenQ has not provided specific pricing or shipping information, ut the two models are expected to be available soon for lees than $3,000 for the SP830 and less than $4,000 for the SP831.

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