Video projectors are great for watching movies if you don’t want a massive TV dominating the room. They are also great for gaming and business use. BenQ has now launched its new iSeries range of smart home projectors and they are all powered by Android TV.
The TK850i, W2700i and TH685i are a new generation of home-entertainment projectors, all capable of creating large-screen displays greater than 75-inches without the need for a complex installation. Whether they are used for sports, home entertainment or gaming, all have Google-certified Android TV built-in.
All the projectors are controlled via a single remote and give instant access to live TV streaming, movies and games, as well as the Google Play store. The projector also supports wireless casting using either Google Chromecast Built-in or Apple Airplay.
The projectors feature BenQ’s proprietary CinemaMaster Video+ and CinemaMaster Audio+ 2 technologies to provide a commercial quality digital cinema experience in a domestic setting. BenQ claims that its technology also includes motion-adaptive 4K pixel enhancement, robust color reproduction and natural flesh tone rendition, along with powerful integrated audio.
The BenQ projector-optimized HDR-PRO technology with HDR10/HLG support utilizes dynamic iris control, HDR and enhanced tone mapping to produce levels of brightness and contrast that can reveal the fine picture detail contained in HDR Blu-rays and broadcasts. With up to 3000 ANSI Lumens of high brightness, BenQ claims the projectors offer strikingly vivid colors, even when used in brightly lit living rooms.
The TK850i model is aimed at sports enthusiasts and has true 4K UHD DLP projection, exclusive projector-optimized HDR-PRO technology and a specialized Sports audiovisual mode. It’s ideal for home entertainment and sports fixtures and takes full advantage of a 100-inch+ 4K UHD picture combined with HDR-PRO technology, 2 x 5W chamber speakers, custom sport audio settings. Realistic image reproduction is achieved with a 98% Rec.709 color gamut and an 8.3-million-pixel image.
Mountable and adaptable to any room, the TK850i also has keystone correction that enables a geometrically uniform image to be projected from almost any position in a room.
Price: The BenQ TK850i costs £1,579 / $1,349
Cinema performance from the comfort of your sofa
The CinePrime W2700i DLP projector is also powered by Android TV and provides film enthusiasts with access to movies screened in true 4K HDR-PRO with CinematicColor.
Using a 4K-optimized optical system with an0 all-glass lens for enhanced light transmission and ultimate image quality, the W2700i produces, according to BenQ, spectacular clarity and sharpness across the entire screen.\
Leveraging BenQ’s exclusive CinematicColor technology, the W2700i provides 95% coverage of the super-wide DCI-P3 color space and 100% of Rec. 709 color gamut, backed by individual factory color calibration reports ensuring Delta E≤3 color accuracy.
Price: The BenQ W2700i costs £1,579 / $1,349
Fast-paced and immersive gaming
The BenQ TH685i projector has been specifically designed with gamers in mind thanks to its 120Hz refresh rate, a low input lag of just 8ms response time, plus 1080p resolution with HDR-enabled capabilities and 4K compatibility. Like the other three projectors, the TH685i has built-in Android TV.
The TH685i comes with its exclusive game mode for crisp images as well as a finely tuned game sound mode, powered by CinemaMaster Audio+2, and a lamp life of 15,000 hours.
Price: The BenQ TH685i costs £759 / $699