Las Vegas, NV (Jan 5, 2006) - BenQ, a leading manufacturer of digital lifestyle devices, today announced the general availability of the new PE8720 home cinema projector, which offers an ultra-high contrast ratio of 10000:1. The PE8720 provides a suite of features designed to deliver the highest standard of home cinematic viewing experience.
Three separate technologies are employed to deliver deeper, clearer high definition images with a best-in-class high contrast ratio of 10000:1. Two BenQ proprietary technologies, Senseye and the Advanced Continuous Electronic IRIS, increase contrast performance to an ultra-high 10000:1 ratio and optimize light intensity for bright and dark scenes. Also, a DarkChip3 DMD from Texas Instruments decreases the scattering of light and significantly boosts image contrast for superior dark scenes.
To provide a low noise environment for an optimal real home cinematic experience, the PE8720 operates at a whisper-quiet 23dB for uninterrupted viewing. This noise reduction is made possible by the unique side-exhaust fans and L-shaped inlet tunnels. BenQ’s patented side-exhaust fans lower the internal ambient temperature, allowing for efficient cooling by reducing fan RPM (revolutions per minute). To further reduce projector acoustics, BenQ adopts two L-shaped inlet tunnels equipped with a sound dampening muffler and anti-vibration material in the Color Wheel holder.
Apart from the superior image quality it delivers, the PE8720 makes it easy for users to adjust its settings. At the touch of one button, the PE8720’s smart technology intelligently adjusts color, lighting settings and Advanced Electronic IRIS for frequently used home applications. In addition, the PE8720 features a customized 6-Color Setting function that offers users a direct, independent six-color adjustment of primary (RGB) and secondary (CMY) colors. This convenient function enables the user to change color preferences without affecting the original color settings of other colors preferences.
- TI Darkchip3 DMD
- Brightness: 1000 ANSI-lumens
- Contrast Ratio: 10000:1
- Input terminals:
- Component (BNCx5, RCAx3),
- Composite (RCAx1)
- HDMI (with HDCP x1)
- Weight: 9 kg (20 lb)
The PE8720 is currently available with an estimated MSRP of $7,999 and can be purchased through authorized BenQ distribution channels.
About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is currently comprised of ten companies that operate independently while sharing resources and leveraging synergies among them. The BenQ Group companies include AU Optronics Corporation, the world’s third largest manufacturer of LCD panels; Darfon Electronics Corporation; Daxon Technology Inc; Airoha Technology Corporation; Darly Venture Inc; BenQ Guru Software Co., Ltd; Philips BenQ Digital Storage; and Cando Corporation. 2004 revenues for BenQ Group exceeded US$10.8 billion dollars.
BenQ Corporation consists of three main business groups—Computing Products, Digital Media and Mobile Business. Although these business groups encompass a broad range of products, each retains a focus on providing consumer-oriented solutions designed especially for the digital lifestyle. 2004 revenues exceeded US$5.1 billion dollars. For more information, please visit our website at BenQ.us.
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