BenQ Unveils the W1080ST+ Living Room Projector: the World’s First Home Entertainment Projector Offering Wireless Full HD Transmission, Short-throw and Side Projection Capabilities

BenQ Unveils the W1080ST+ Living Room Projector: the World’s First Home Entertainment Projector Offering Wireless Full HD Transmission, Short-throw and Side Projection Capabilities


TAIPEI, TAIWAN, September 8th, 2014– Internationally renownedprovider of digital lifestyle and global DLP® projector leader withnumber-one market share position in the 1080p Full HD segment, BenQ announcedtoday the launch of the W1080ST+ living room projector, the world’s first homeentertainment projector to offer the most intuitive home entertainmentexperience with new-generation Full HD wireless transmission capability, sideprojection, short-throw technology, as well as many beloved projector featureslike MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) connectivity, 1.2x flexible zoom,built-in 10W chamber speaker power, 500:1 native ANSI contrast ratio, 2200 ANSIlumen brightness, BrilliantColorTM, DLP DarkChip3TM,3D Full HD projeciton capability and first-timer-friendly user interface.Ideal for quality family time and personal enjoyment, the W1080ST+ is designedto turn any living space into an entertainment hub with delightfully flexibleand affordable projector installation and placement. All you need is aprojection distance of 1.5 meters for 100” of big-screen fun for consolegaming, movies and videos. The W1080ST+ is truly as simple and easy to set upand use as any small appliances you can find in a household.

“The W1080ST+ is many things, a home entertainmentprojector, a home wireless projector, a short-throw projector, aliving room projector, but most importantly it is the versatile projector thatfamilies can bring into their homes, place it anywhere they want, and enjoybig-screen Full HD entertainment in anyway they like,” Peter Huang, GeneralManager of BenQ Technology Product Center. “BenQ is all about bringingenjoyment and quality to life, and with our home projectors, we have made itour number-one priority to make sure they are incredibly easy to enjoy by everyfamily and individual. We’re proud and encouraged to see this commitmentreflected by our number-one ranking in the 1080p Full HD projector segmentworldwide, with an excelling worldwide market share of 27.7% and Europeanmarket share of 34.7%*, and will continue to take home entertainment to newlevels of enjoyment in every home.”

Enjoy Big-ScreenEntertainment from One Room to the Next

TheW1080ST+is equipped with BenQ’s new-generation Full HD wireless transmission,short-throw and side projection capabilities to ensure the most flexible homeentertainment set-up in any room of your house. No space constraints. No cabletroubles. No remodeling. The all-new Wireless Full HD Kit, available as optionalpurchase, offers a one-time set-up that enables you to sit back and enjoy thebig picture with plug-and-play convenience each and every time. It has awireless coverage of up to 30 meters that is supported by BenQ’s unparalledtransmission technology for the smoothest cross-room streaming of uncompressed1080p Full HD and excellent audio performance. The DFS (Dynamic FrequencySelection) anti-interference mechanism further ensures zero interference toyour cinematic enjoyment. Together with BenQ’s world-leading short-throwtechnology to give you a 100” big picture in a mere distance of 1.5 meters andthe projection flexibility offered by Side Projection, 2D keystone, theW1080ST+ will fit nicely in any room you intended it for.

Pleasing to Your Eyes andEars with Incredible Audiovisual Entertainment

TheW1080ST+is a full package of superior visual performance and exceptional audio qualityso you can enjoy every bit of your favorite movie, video and game. The built-in10W resonant chamber speaker is expertly tuned to enhance the projector’splayback quality with deeper base tones for a truly immersive audio experience.There are also four preset sound modes and an equalizer setting available tooptimize any music you choose. As for the picture quality of the W1080ST+, thehome entertainment projector is built to give you the most captivating visualperformance with high 2200 ANSI lumen brightness, a high native ANSI contrastratio of 500:1, asix-segment RGBRGB color wheel with six times the speed, and BrilliantColor™ technology.The high native ANSI contrast ratio is enhanced by DLP DarkChip3TMand DMD technologies to make sure nothing escapes your eyes – even the subtlestdetails will be revealed in the deepest, truest black with this level of imageclarity. Additioanlly, the W1080ST+is ISFccc®-certificated to give you the option of hiring the ImagingScience Foundation for its ISFccc calibration service and have the colorperformance of your projector custom-calibrated to fit your home environment.

Utterly Simple to Set Up andOperate

Anyonecan have an easy time setting up big-screen home entertainment with the W1080ST+ whenthere is a set-up wizard that takes you through the set-up process step by stepwith ultra-clear visual instructions and a self-explantory user interfacedesign that is stress-free to figure out.

From Mobile to Big-ScreenEntertainment

TheW1080ST+is MHL-ready. You can stream digital contents stored in your MHL-equipped smartdevices using an MHL cable or a 3rd-party MHL dongle, like Roku,onto the big screen with a simple plug and play.

The W1080ST+ living room projector will beavailable soon for purchase worldwide. For more information, please

*Sourced from FutureSource Q2’2014 data