BenQ CinePrime W5700 & BenQ W2700 Launched As The World’s First 4k Home Cinema Projectors In India

BenQ CinePrime W5700 & BenQ W2700 Launched As The World’s First 4k Home Cinema Projectors In India

BenQ CinePrime W5700 & BenQ W2700 Launched As The World’s First 4k Home Cinema Projectors In India

by January 27, 2019

BenQ has launched its CinePrime W2700 and W5700 DLP models in India. It claims that the projectors are the world’s first 4k home cinema projectors. With this launch, BenQ has added to its list of home cinema projects.

The theatre DLP projectors can deliver a long-lasting colour projection. The company has included its Cinematic Color technology and individual factory colour calibration to the projectors. The new BenQ projectors come with the proprietary HDR-PRO technology. It supports both HDR10 and HLG formats. The latest CinePrime projectors would appeal to cinema-loving home consumers. The projectors come with a starting price of Rs. 2,49,000 and can go up to Rs. 2,99,000.

Both the BenQ CinePrime W2700 and W5700 projectors are touted to deliver true 4K performance. The projectors come with 3840×2160 pixel resolution and 8.3 million distinct pixels for each frame. It sports a 4K-optimised optical system with six structured groups of all-glass lens elements to enable seamless light transmission. The new models of the projectors from BenQ will also support DCI-P3 colour standard.

While the BenQ CinePrime W2700 is designed to cover 94 percent of DCI-P3 and 100 percent of Rec. 709, the CinePrime W5700 is believed to offer 100 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 colour space and 100 percent of Rec. 709. Both the projectors also have individual factory colour calibration reports that ensure Delta E≤3 colour accuracy. It also features the proprietary HDR-PRO technology to enable 4K projection with both HDR10 and HLG formats.

With DCI-P3 compliance, the company claims that the new projectors will offer enhanced Red and Green colours. The HDR PRO technology on the latest CinePrime models will also enable auto colour and tone mapping techniques. These techniques are expected to enable superior brightness and contrast ranges as well as ideal image optimisation, if the claims made by BenQ are to be believed.

BenQ has also included a CinemaMaster Video+ technology in the projectors. This technology is believed to enable commercial quality digital cinema experiences into AV screening rooms and living rooms with motion-adaptive 4K pixel enhancement. The new models have additionally been customised to offer AV personalisation with versatile short throw, big zoom, and lens shift. Furthermore, the CinePrime W5700 will have 1.6 times big zoom and 2D H/V lens shift.

The BenQ CinePrime W2700 comes with a price tag of Rs. 2,49,000. It will be available for purchase in India starting March. The BenQ CinePrime W5700 is priced at Rs. 2,99,000 and it will be available for purchase in the later part of the first quarter of 2019.

At a press conference covering the launch, Managing Director Rajeev Singh said that “BenQ India captured a 48 percent market share in the 4K segment in the country. The company sold 77,000 projectors overall in the Indian market last year, up from 60,000 projectors sold in 2017, and is targeted to sell 90,000 projectors this year”.