BenQ Intros MU686 3,500 ANSI Lumen DLP Projector

benq_mu686-0916BenQ America’s latest is the MU686, an WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution DLP projector that’s spec’d at 3,500 ANSI lumens and operates at only 28dB in eco mode. Integrate with a QCast Wi-Fi dongle, it provides full HD (1080p) wireless streaming at the touch of a button on both the projector and remote control. The MU686’s 1.3x zoom ratio provides up to a 300-inch-wide image projection. Furthering setup ease and installation flexibility, the MU686 features manual vertical keystone correction and a short throw ratio of 1.15, which enables the projector to be placed closer to the screen for greater flexibility.

Providing a low total cost of ownership, the projector features BenQ’s world-leading SmartEco technology, which automatically adjusts lamp power to deliver bright, vibrant images to conserve the life of the lamp. To further reduce power consumption, an “Eco Blank” mode allows users to blank out the screen whenever projection isn’t needed, while a “No Source Detected” mode automatically reduces power consumption to 30 percent when no source has been detected for more than three minutes. The “Auto Power Off” function automatically shuts down the projector when not in use for 30 minutes. When inactive, the projector keeps power consumption to a minimum, less than 0.5 watts standby power, for even more energy savings.

The BenQ MU686 lists for $1,199. More information is here.

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