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BenQ W8000 Brilliant Rec.709 Home Theater Projector

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Authentic Cinematic Picture Quality for a Command Performance in Any Home Theater

With cinematic color fidelity of Rec. 709 compliance and ultra-high contrast performance, W8000 unleashes astounding picture quality for custom home theaters made perfect by CinemaMaster video enhancement and the installation flexibility of H/V lens shift and lens options.

THX Certification Guarantees Pure Cinematic Performance

Reserved only for best-in-class audio and video systems, THX Certification guarantees equipment for accurate reproduction of content as the director originally intended. To earn this prestigious and exclusive distinction, BenQ engineers pursued over 18 months of rigorous development comprising 200 THX laboratory tests covering over 500 data points. Their crowning achievement is the W8000 which delivers Rec.709 color accuracy, precise gamma, ideal color temperature, enhanced uniformity, super high native contrast ratio, and THX Mode, pre-calibrated by THX engineers for the most accurate out-of-the-box picture quality possible, to recreate every single detail of the authentic content and image quality filmmakers wanted you to see.

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Rec. 709 HDTV Standard for the Finest Cinematic Color Authentic HDTV Color Accuracy

Rec. 709 is the international HDTV standard to guarantee accurate replica of cinematic color as the director intended.

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With 6X Speed RGBRGB Color Wheel, W8000 is calibrated for cinematic color modeled on the HDTV standard, Rec. 709, to deliver refined colors that are the truest possible reproduction of the original palette of your video.

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How Our Projectors Are Designed for Rec. 709

Only displays that conform to Rec. 709 can reproduce colors correctly in all images through an entire movie. While most projector manufacturers choose a saturated color tone bias to increase colorfulness, resulting in color accuracy loss, W8000 achieves the Rec. 709 color standard. The process of building a projector includes many variables such as lenses, lamps and color wheel coating. We work relentlessly to close any gaps from those variances and to make our projectors perform exactly to Rec. 709. This is because we believe that colors matter to our users when enjoying movies as they were meant to be seen.

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Hardware Design

BenQ’s ISF-trained expert engineers tried more than 20 different combinations of color segments and color wheel coating, the factors that directly affect color gamut and brightness of a projector.



Software Optimization

To maximize color accuracy, the process of software optimization involved adjusting the blacks, whites and greys towards D65 defined by Rec. 709. And the three primary and three secondary colors were adjusted one by one, until they were as close as possible to the references on the Rec. 709 color gamut.

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Production Line Quality Control

Three color adjustment stations in the production line perform final checks on every single unit of our Rec. 709 projectors. Using exclusive BenQ color adjustment procedures, we make sure each projector is manufactured according to the Rec. 709 color standard, and BenQ quality engineers perform final color tests on each projector built to ensure Rec. 709 performance.


Spectacular Full HD 1080p Visual Performance

Treat your eyes the brilliance of a Full HD 1080p optimized optical system, enhanced by the Texas Instruments Darkchip™3 to produce superb picture quality and contrast ratio. Enjoy HD content with the finest clarity and sharpness – from Blu-ray and video games to live broadcasts.

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High Native Contrast for the Finest Details

Generating industry-leading levels of contrast ratio performance, W8000 produces deep, true blacks for a truly awe-inspiring visual experience. In addition to the outstanding black level, W8000’s high native contrast clearly resolves subtle layers and fine details in dark scenes.
Furthermore, BenQ takes extra countermeasures to guard against the small possibility of stray light leakage from the light tunnel affecting contrast and obscuring fine details, a special black paint seals the W8000 light engine to boost contrast and render even the slightest details in the darkest scenes.

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Class-Leading High Fill Factor

Featuring class-leading high fill factor, the W8000 shines more light into each pixel, improving definition for small text and fine details, and eliminating “screen door effect”, for beautifully rendered images.

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BenQ SmartEco™

An ingenious solution that intensifies your viewing pleasure while saving energy, SmartEco™ automatically adjusts lamp brightness based on content to project richer blacks and increase contrast for tiny text and subtle details.

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Flawless All-Glass Optics for the Best Viewing Quality

The BenQ Full HD 1080p optical system uses only the highest grade glass for superior light penetration and realistic image quality. Proprietary low-dispersion lens coatings minimize chromatic aberration, so you can enjoy your favorite HD content in brilliant clarity.
(*available for Wide Zoom, Standard, Semi Long, and Long Zoom 1 lends)

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State-of-the-Art Image Uniformity via TIR

BenQ’s pioneering Total Inner Reflection (TIR) optical system utilizes multiple prisms forming precise beam angles, dispersing light to reflect more uniformly from the Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) and register beautifully even color, brightness, and fidelity across the entire projected image. The result is pristine image quality without blemish across the entire big screen, with nothing to distract the audience from flawless cinema enjoyment.

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CinemaMaster™

CinemaMaster™ turns any room into a world-class home theater with video-enhancing technologies sure to please even the most critical movie enthusiasts.

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Motion Enhancer

Inserting 36 interpolated frames between sequences produces seamless, vivid 60 frame-per-second videos. You’ll be the action hero of your own theater, crushing the evils of laggy images, jittery playback and blurry shadows.

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Color Enhancer

Color Enhancer modulates complex color algorithms to flawlessly render saturated colors, fine gradients, intermediate hues and subtle pigments.

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Pixel Enhancer

Pixel Enhancer is a motion-adaptive edge enhancement feature that detects changes in color between an object and its background to produce sharp edges and precise surface textures.

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Flesh Tone

The Flesh Tone feature prevents discoloration of skin tones from the light of the projection beam, portraying every skin tone in its most beautiful shade.

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Digital Color Transient Improvement (DCTI) & Digital Luminance Transient Improvement (DLTI)

Sophisticated algorithms significantly improve color and light output when producing images with contrasting colors or bright and dark scales. DCTI heightens color vibrancy for drastic color transitions without noise interference. DLTI reduces noise from fast switching of varied luminances to optimized brightness and contrast. The result is picture quality with the utmost picture depth and color performance.

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Independent 3D Color Control for All 6 Primary Colors

BenQ’s unique color management tool allows you to fine-tune the gain, saturation and hue of six primary colors (R/G/B/C/M/Y) individually. Now you can customize your colors to mimic nature, to simulate other galaxies, and to everything in between.

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ISFccc® Certification
Professionally Calibrated Visual Entertainment

With the Imaging Science Foundation’s highly reputed ISFccc® calibration built-in, the W8000’s image and color performance can be customized for any space, along with preset light balance modes for day and night.

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Regardless of the size of the home theater or installation site, W8000 is ideally configured to facilitate the perfect professional install every time.

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H/V Lens Shift for Perfect Picture Placement

With H/V Lens Shift, the lens can be shifted vertically or horizontally to fit perfectly into any room or work around small obstacles with a dynamic range of projection locations. Image placement can be adjusted up/down or left/right without sacrificing image quality, resulting in a custom installation in any venue.

Big Zoom Options for Big Pictures in Different Spaces

Customize your home theater installation by selecting from five different optical lenses with a wide range of throw distances to fit perfectly into rooms of any size. Big Zoom further increases installation flexibility to greatly expand mounting and placement options. With these features in tandem, W8000 is equipped to integrate seamlessly into all venues ranging from cozy family rooms and middle-sized living rooms to purpose-built screening rooms to deliver the installation versatility to optimize the viewing sweet spot.

One-Stop Home Entertainment without Wires

BenQ Wireless Full HD Kits are perfect add-ons to W8000 installations to stream uncompressed 1080p content, including 3D. One-Time Setup pairs with the projector automatically and stays that way, while Zero Latency performance gives you smooth video and gaming with virtually no lag. Four powerful antennas provide up to 100 feet of wireless coverage and Dynamic Frequency Selection switches channels for smooth, sharp streaming, even through walls.
(* Line of sight. Transmission distance depends on actual environment. Stated distance is based on line-of-sight measurement. Structures constructed of steel, wood, concrete, or brick may decrease transmission distance.)

Wireless FHD Kit (optional)

• Uncompressed streaming with resolution up to 1080p 60Hz
• Stream up to 100 feet with zero latency for great gaming experience
• Ultra stable and fluid streaming quality
(* available in select regions)

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BenQ DLP® Projectors Perfectly Long Lasting Picture Quality with DLP Projection Technology

Digital Light Processing (DLP), awarded 2015 Academy Award of Merit (Oscar® statuette), is the leading projection technology used in 90% of world’s digital cinemas and 100% of IMAX theaters. With DLP dominating the worldwide projector market with over 50% share, BenQ is today the #1 bestselling DLP projector brand, delivering unmatched world-class performance.

Accurate

BenQ DLP Projectors produce the most intensely realistic colors and vivid images possible. By combining pioneering BenQ innovations such as interchangeable six-segment color wheels with DLP BrilliantColor™ Technology, our projectors accurately reproduce hard-to-match colors such as skin tones and precisely render Rec.709 and sRGB standards.

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Long Lasting

The incredibly durable micro-mirrors of the DLP chip and the nearly-sealed DLP engine design mean that BenQ DLP Projectors stand the test of time without any loss in picture quality. Eliminating dust buildup and heat damage, BenQ projectors shine year after year and look as good as new with a simple lamp change.

Razor-Sharp

Critically acclaimed for industry-leading high contrast, BenQ DLP Projectors also produce the most crisply defined sharpness for crystal-clear details and legible text by maximizing the fill ratio of individual pixels and employing exclusive BenQ SmartEco™ Technology.

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