BenQ just debuted the HT8050 home cinema projector — a 4K resolution (3840×2160) single-chip DLP 4K UHD projector that has THX HD Display certification.
BenQ says that THX certification guarantees that the HT8050 accurately reproduces content the way the director originally intended. Requiring 10 times as much data analysis and seven times the engineering effort and resources in precise color and gamma adjustments as required for pure Rec. 709 compliance, the HT8050 underwent over 18 months of rigorous development and 200 THX laboratory tests covering over 500 data points to ensure strict color accuracy, precise gamma, ideal color temperature, enhanced uniformity and super high native contrast ratio for THX certification. Passing three rounds of live testing at THX’s headquarters in San Francisco, the HT8050 offers supreme overall image performance with a pre-calibrated THX Mode engineered by THX to offer the most accurate out-of-box picture quality possible. Augmenting its high native ANSI contrast ratio, the HT8050’s Active Iris and Dynamic Black technology, SmartEco and proprietary black paint sealed light engine produce an astounding 50,000:1 dynamic contrast performance for fine detail rendition in the darkest and brightest scenes without any washout to preserve every subtlety of the original content.
The HT8050 natively supports 2.35:1 anamorphic aspect ratio.
The HT8050 home cinema projector will be available in February with a list price of $7,999. Here are the details.