Irvine, Calif., (June 5, 2006) – BenQ, a leading manufacturer of digital lifestyle devices, today announced the general availability of the MP770 digital projector, which offers a high brightness level, strong image quality and versatile connectivity via an optional wireless feature that make the unit ideal for open environments such as classrooms and conference rooms. Weighing a little over 6 lbs. and featuring XGA native resolution of 1024 x 768, a brightness of 3200 ANSI lumens and a 2000:1 contrast ratio, the MP770 provides the feature set of a higher-end, fixed-installation projector in a portable projector package.
The MP770 delivers high-end color quality through its unique color-matching technology that features BenQ's proprietary Golden Ratio Color Wheel, which balances true color saturation and maximizes color accuracy to achieve the sRGB (standard Red Green Blue) specification. Defined by Microsoft and HP, sRGB creates color matching between applications and hardware devices, such as monitors, scanners, printers and digital cameras to ensure that whatever users see on their computer screen will be exactly the same as what they will get from their projector.
Also enhancing the overall color of the projected image is the BrilliantColor(TM) technology. This utilizes a new algorithm in color processing and allows for higher picture brightness while providing more vibrant colors and a greater than 50 percent brightness increase in mid-tones typically found in videos and natural scenes.
In addition, the Golden Ratio Color Wheel provides high-grade color reproduction to produce more natural flesh tones by delivering better color saturation on red and blue than standard RGB without sacrificing green. This feature enhancement brings a rich true color picture to all video formats, especially DVD, high-definition television and sporting events.
The MP770's optional wireless function enables a cable-free connection, where users can switch from one presenter to another without the hassle of swapping VGA cables from system to system. The wireless feature supports all three high-speed wireless protocols (i.e., IEEE802.11a/b/g) for optimum flexibility when connecting to a network.
Another great feature of the MP7700 is the My Screen function that allows users to customize the start-up screen of their projector. With one touch of a button, any BMP, MPEG or JPG image can be captured and displayed for the projectors' start-up screen.
11.45” (W) x 3.70” (H) x 9.21” (D) unit dimensions
6.6 lbs weight
Full 16.7 million color palette
Off & Go
2000:1 contrast ratio
5-segment color wheel
4:3 aspect ratio with 16:9 support
XGA (1024x768) native resolution
3200 ANSI lumens
Inputs: NTSC, PAL, SECAM, and HDTV (480p, 576p, 720p, and 1080i)
The MP770 will be available in June through an authorized BenQ distribution channels at an MSRP of $3,699.