Posted on 30th October, 2017


4K video has been quickly gaining momentum in the market and finding its way into more and more loungerooms this year.

As more 4K content becomes available, hardware manufacturers have scrambled to produce more affordable products to decode and reproduce the Ultra HD 4K video.

BenQ, one of the leaders in Digital Light Processing (DLP) projectors have today announced what is arguably the most affordable way to get UHD 4K content onto your big screen today.

The W1700 DLP Projector comes fully loaded with 8.3 megapixels and UHD 4K resolution using pixel-shift technology, CinematicColor accuracy, and projection-optimised HDR “for stunning true-to-life image quality. “

Conway Lee, President of BenQ Corporation, said:

W1700 brings home the magic of big-screen 4K digital cinema to the broader audience. Now anyone can enjoy spectacular 4K movie nights, complete with advanced audiovisual enhancement and HDR at an amazing value.

The W1700 utilises revolutionary 0.47” single-DMD DLP technology to produce 8.3 million distinct pixels for “true 4K UHD performance.”

BenQ W1700 4K UHD DLP Projector

Featuring High Dynamic Range (HDR10) support, the W1700 offers a brightness of 2200 lumens and a greater contrast range with auto image optimisation. It also includes full support for the latest HDCP 2.2 copy protection.

BenQ's CinematicColor technology combined with its RGBRGB color wheel is said to meet the film industry’s highest standards of color accuracy.

With over 96% coverage of Rec. 709 color gamut with precise Delta E<3 performance, W1700 faithfully reproduces exactly what filmmakers intended.

If you're not impressed yet, you will be when you discover the BenQ W1700 will sell in Australia for an introductory price $2,499 (until 31st Jan, 2018), after which time it will sell for $2,999 RRP.

That, folks, makes it the most affordable 4K projector on the market right now, all in a compact footprint that will lend itself to any living space.

The BenQ W1700 4K UHD DLP Home Cinema projector will be available for pre-order at selected retail stores in December 2017.

For more information visit the BenQ brand page, or BenQ Australia.


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