CES 2013-13.01.05A

Workers prepare the lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center for the annual International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Saturday. CES 2013 opens on Tuesday.


Taiwanese electronics manufacturer BenQ introduced two full HD based W1070 and W1080ST short-throw video projectors at the recently concluded International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2013 and in India simultaneously.

The full-HD projectors are now available in India for ₹100,000 and ₹110,000, respectively.

Rajeev Singh, country head and general manager, BenQ India, said, "Both projectors deliver full HD 1080p quality and are equipped with 3D capabilities through which you can enjoy all the fun of motion sensing and 3D games enhanced in size through the use of a home entertainment projector taking home entertainment & gaming to a whole new level.", reported Times of India.

W1070 provides full HD 1080p 3D projection using the high-end DLP Dark Chip 3(DC3) which is only found in expensive models.

The more expensive W1080ST projector comes with short-throw capability which helps users to save space and enjoy big screen entertainment in a small room.

The short-throw projector can be put up close to 65-inches (1.65 m) from the wall/screen. The company also claimed that users would not have to worry about screen obstruction or the need for extra space for motion-sensitive games.

Key specifications of W1070 and W1080ST include:

Model W1070 W1080ST
Projection system DLP(Digital Light Processing) DLP
Resolution Full HD (1920x1080)p Full HD(1920x1080)p
Contrast ratio 10,000:1 10,000:1
Display colors 1.07 billion colours 1.07 billion colours
Lens F=2.59-2.87,f=16.88-21.88mm F=2.6-2.78,f=10.2-12.24 mm
Throw ratio 1.15-1.5 0.69-0.83
Image size(diagonal) 40-inch - 235-inch 40-inch - 300-inch
Zoom ratio 1:3:1 1:2:1
Dimensions 312.0x109.0x244.0 mm 312.0x109.0x244.0 mm
Interface 2xHDMI,S-video,1xspeaker(10W),USB(Type B), etc. 2xHDMI,speaker 10W,USB (Type B),S-Video, etc.
Price Rs. 1,00,000/- Rs. 1,10,000/-

Both W1070 and W1080ST projectors are ISFccc-certified by Imaging Science Foundation (ISF). BenQ claimed that ISFccc (Certified Calibration Configuration) wil enable users to view perfectly calibrated pictures with ISF Day and ISF Night modes that can adapt to any room's layout, size and ambient light levels.

The company said that its projectors cut costs and energy consumption by integrating its very own 'SmartEco' technology for longer lamp life. In 'SmartEco' mode, the projectors automatically adjust lamp power to maximize power savings delivering better contrast and brightness performance using only a required amount of light.

BenQ was not the only company to unveil full HD projectors at the CES 2013; South Korean company LG too unveiled a 100-inch laser TV projector called "LG Hecto".