BenQ Offers CEDIA Channel THX-Certified Projector

BenQ America issued a press release stating that their HT6050 home theater projector has achieved the prestigious THX HD Display certification. The first single-chip projector to achieve certification, the Colorific HT6050 is intended to deliver Rec. 709 color fidelity and high contrast to accurately reproduce every detail of the original content filmmakers intended for audiences.

BenQ did not have a branded booth at CEDIA, but was represented by Capitol Sales Company.

As the first BenQ projector to be awarded the exclusive THX certification, the HT6050 is the result of over 18 months of rigorous engineering development comprising 200 THX laboratory tests of more than 500 data points to ensure that the projector meets the certification’s Rec. 709 color accuracy, precise gamma, ideal color temperature, enhanced uniformity and super high native contrast ratio requirements. Originally developed by Lucasfilm engineers to distinguish only best-in-class audio and video systems, THX certification ensures that the device can precisely deliver content as the director originally intended. THX engineers also pre-calibrated the HT6050’s THX Mode, enabling distribution of the most accurate out-of-the-box picture quality possible.

The1080p HT6050 projector offers 2000 lumens and a 6x speed RGBRGB color wheel. It was released last July and includes BenQ’s exclusive CinemaMaster advanced video processing suite to tailor the viewing experience to viewer preferences. Exact adjustments to gamma, color temperature, flesh tones, motion frame rates and more can all be adjusted to suit individual requirements.

The HT6050 is also compatible with five optional interchangeable lenses, including 2.4:1 anamorphic aspect ratio and its horizontal and vertical lens shift (~60% vertical and ± 5% horizontal) and zoom capability (0.77:1 to 5:1) are intended to preserve image quality while facilitating installation flexibility over a variety of mounting and placement options.

The HT6050 is also ISFccc-certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF), providing two custom-calibrated modes, ISF Day and ISF Night, to give integrators additional customization options. Along with MHL connectivity for streaming content from smart devices, the HT6050 offers an optional full HD wireless kit, which is the perfect add-on to stream uncompressed 1080p content from a central location to the projector.

The HT6050 is available now for $3,799 MSRP. -CC