BenQ America today announced it has replaced the W1070 projector with the HT1070 (1920×1080) that now includes a six-segment color wheel (RGBRGB) with six times the speed at a price of $699. The HT1070 is spec’d at 2,000 lumens and can project a 100” image from eight feet away from the screen. Adding CinemaMaster Audio, the HT1070 provides 10-Watt stereo sound if you don’t want to use an external sound system. The HT1070 is aimed at game rooms or entertainment rooms, rather than home theaters.
The HT1070 has dual HDMI inputs, with one doubling as a MHL port, and it is ISFccc-certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF), enabling viewers to enjoy two perfectly calibrated and optimized modes — ISF Day and ISF Night. The HT1070 also features BenQ’s energy-savings SmartEco technology, which provides longer lamp life. Through the “SmartEco” mode, the projector automatically adjusts lamp power to use as little light as necessary to deliver the best contrast and brightness performance while maximizing power savings. To further reduce power consumption, a “no source detected” mode automatically lowers brightness to 30 percent when no display has been detected for more than three minutes. In the “Eco Blank” mode, the projectors are capable of power savings up to 70 percent. In addition, there are no filters to clean or replace, further enhancing energy efficiency.
The BenQ HT1070 projector is available now and here are the details.