Taiwanese manufacturer BenQ has announced two new high-end laser projectors. The BenQ Projector V6000 and BenQ V6050 have a projection surface of 70 to 120 inches and display images in 4K resolution. Both models will be in stores at the end of October and will have a suggested retail price of 4000 euros.
Alternative to large televisions
The V6000 and V6050 are the same in terms of specifications, only the color of the housing differs. It is silver-white on the V6000 and black on the V6050. BenQ markets the projectors as alternatives to the larger Ultra HD televisions. This is because a projector takes up much less space and can be moved more easily. In terms of size, the models are 50 centimeters wide, 39 cm high and 16 cm deep. As mentioned, the projectors can display images in 4K (3840 by 2160 pixels) with a projection surface of 70 to 120 inches. According to BenQ, that format can already be achieved when the projector is placed directly in front of a wall. There is also a built-in rangefinder that can help determine the ideal projection size.
The built-in lamp has a light output of 3000 lumens and must be able to burn at least 20,000. The lens has a motion sensor that switches off the light source when the light source is blocked. This protects the eyes of children who bend over the projector, for example. When the projector is not in use, the lens is closed by an auto-closing aluminum cover. The projectors have a contrast of 3,000,000: 1 and cover 98% and 96% of the DCI-P3 and Rec.709 color spaces, respectively, according to BenQ. There is support for the HDR formats HDR10 and HLG. By means of the proprietary Cinema Master + technology and motion interpolation MEMC, each video is displayed smoothly.
A remote control is included with the projectors. 3D viewing is still supported, but special glasses for it must be purchased separately. As far as connections are concerned, there are a serial port, USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports and two HDMI ports (one with ARC). There are also front speakers with a total power of 10 watts.