BenQ announced at CES 2006 today the availability of their PE8720 home cinema projector, which offers an ultra-high contrast ratio of 10000:1. But this comes at a price of $7,999.
Three separate technologies are employed in this projector to deliver deeper, clearer high-definition images with a best-in-class high contrast ratio of 10000:1. Two BenQ proprietary technologies, Senseye and the Advanced Continuous Electronic IRIS, increase contrast performance to an ultra-high 10000:1 ratio and optimize light intensity for bright and dark scenes. Also, a DarkChip3 DMD from Texas Instruments decreases the scattering of light and significantly boosts image contrast for superior dark scenes.
To provide a low-noise environment for an optimal real home cinematic experience, the PE8720 operates at a whisper-quiet 23dB for uninterrupted viewing. This noise reduction is made possible by the unique side-exhaust fans and L-shaped inlet tunnels. BenQ's patented side-exhaust fans lower the internal ambient temperature, allowing for efficient cooling by reducing fan RPM (revolutions per minute). To further reduce projector acoustics, BenQ adopts two L-shaped inlet tunnels equipped with a sound dampening muffler and anti-vibration material in the Color Wheel holder.
Apart from the superior image quality it delivers, the PE8720 makes it easy for users to adjust its settings. At the touch of one button, the PE8720's smart technology intelligently adjusts color, lighting settings and Advanced Electronic IRIS for frequently used home applications. In addition, the PE8720 features a customized 6-Color Setting function that offers users a direct, independent six-color adjustment of primary (RGB) and secondary (CMY) colors. This convenient function enables the user to change color preferences without affecting the original color settings of other color preferences.