BenQ Releases X12000 UHD/HLD Projector & Prepares for ISE

BenQ has announced its first UltraHD DLP home cinema projector and claimed to be the first with DCI-P3 support, as it uses the Philips ColorSpark HLD LED technology. The projector produces 2,200 Ansi lumens of brightness and the company said that the 1.5X zoom lens has 14 lens elements and a ‘true zoom’ system with special low-dispersion lens coatings. Throw ratio is 1.36-2.03 (100″ at 3m). Dynamic contrast is 50,000:1 according to the firm. The light source is a Philips HLD device and connections include dual HDMI as well as LAN, RS232, triggers and IR.

BenQ X12000

Analyst Comment

We couldn’t get a price at press time, and the unit was not in the BenQ direct store, so we’re not clear, but at one point, some months ago, a price of €7,000 was suggested by some sources. Separately, BenQ said that it would show the Google Jamboard privately at ISE and a new 55″ Smart Signage display as well as 49″ and 55″ narrow bezel monitors for video wall applications and with OPS. (BR)