BenQ America has just launched its brightest projectors yet with the SH963 and TH963. Both are specified at 6,000 lumens using a two-lamp system. Using native 1080p DLP chips, they’re both integrated with the Hollywood Quality Video (HQV) processing technology from Qualcomm, have optional long- and short-throw lenses and they are both categorized as large venue projectors. They also have a spec of a contrast ratio of 8300:1.
They offer 1.5x zoom capabilities, horizontal/vertical lens shifting, 2D keystone correction, and an embedded test pattern and the TH963 offers optional short-throw or long-throw lenses. Inputs include HDMI, VGA, five BNC and network posts. Also, with a LAN control feature, the projectors also provide support for Crestron, SNMP, PJLink, and AMX systems, Extron for enabling remote management and control in addition to projector maintenance from workstations.
Using Colorific technology, both projectors also include power-saving features such as an “Eco Blank Mode” that allows presenters to blank out the projection screen whenever the projector is not in use and a standby mode, where users can lower power consumption to less than 0.5W while the units are inactive. Lamp replacement is via access from the side or top of the projector and BenQ says a filter-free optical system further reduces the TCO of the devices.
The SH963 and TH963 projectors are now shipping and specs are here.