BenQ Intros New Home Theater Colorific Projectors

BenQ_HT1085ST-0814BenQ America today introduced its next-generation Colorific home entertainment projectors: the HT1075 and HT1085ST. Both projectors include content streaming and mirroring capabilities for devices equipped with Mobile High-definition Link (MHL) to allow the transfer of small-screen content from any portable device.

Featuring BenQ’s Colorific image quality, the HT1075 and HT1085ST are native 1920x1080p projectors that can do 2D or 3D projection and the short-throw HT1085ST can project an image that’s 100 inches diagonally from 6 feet away. Spec’d at a 2,200 ANSI lumens of brightness and a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, both projectors are also ISFccc-certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) so they can be professionally calibrated with two optimized modes — ISF Day and ISF Night.

To create a household media hub, users can easily connect Blu-ray players and gaming consoles to the projectors via HDMI as well as view cloud content using any MHL-ready streaming device, including Roku, Chromecast and Apple TV.

Saving money by lowering total cost of ownership (TCO), the projectors are equipped with BenQ’s SmartEco lamp-saving technology to prolong lamp life up to 6,000 hours and both include a filter-free design built around a sealed DLP chip that eliminates the need to clean or change messy filters; a unique lamp door design that enables lamp replacement down the road without needing to take down the projector; and a special sleep mode that reduces power consumption to under half a watt when connected but not in use.

Available in September 2014, BenQ’s all-new HT1075 and HT1085ST projectors retail at $1,199 and $1,299, respectively, and you can see them here.