Published on May 27th,2008 at 4:13 AM
By >Akihabara News Team

New SP920 DLP from BenQ

BenQ has launched its new projector, the dual lamp SP920 DLP. Our projector provides a brightness of 6000 Lumens, a contrast ratio of 2000: 1, and is equipped with an HDMI 1.3 and HP 5W.

TAIPEI, TAIWAN, May 23, 2008 – According to Display Tree Consulting’s February 2008 projector study, 1080p popularity is steadily rising as is the high-lumen 6000-6999 segment, which more than doubled from 2006 to 2007. Always a step ahead of market trends, BenQ – among the world’s top DLP® projector suppliers – broadened its high-brightness offerings with the introduction of its latest lights-on stunner, the SP920. This new model touts an ultra-high 6000 ANSI lumens and the latest picture-enhancing technologies, which include Texas Instruments’ DLP chip and BrilliantColor™ processing, OSRAM’s UNISHAPE™ lamp lighting technology and BenQ’s proprietary 3D Color Management system and unique dual lamp design. Consumers will likewise be working smarter and happier with the SP920’s adjustable lumen output, superior optical efficiency, greater connectivity and lights-on convenience.

Leave the Lights On
Perfect for corporate, government and education use, the SP920 features uniquely positioned dual lamps for class-leading optical efficiency and expanded user usage scenarios. Two 280W lamps output the same 6000 lumens as the competitions’ dual 300W bulbs for a 23.5% optical efficiency. Dual lamps also enable users to extend overall operation life and to optimize lumen output according to their applications. Ideal for large, high-ambient-light venues like auditoriums, the “Dual Brightest” mode employs all 6000 lumens to project in dazzling intensity and clarity. Lamp life in this mode is an exceptional 2000 hours. A 3000-hour-lamp-life “Dual Reliable” mode outputs 4800 lumens, more than adequate for large lights-on boardroom presentations. For fully-lit presentations in average-sized conference rooms, users can select the “Single Alternative” mode, which displays an ample 3000 lumens, for a long 4000-hour operation life that reduces lamp replacement frequency. Dual lamps also provide peace of mind in critical situations by ensuring continuous, non-stop operation. Even should one lamp burn out, the SP920 will continue to project with a more-than-sufficient 3000 lumens.

For vivid, sharp images even with the lights on, the SP920 incorporates the latest color and lamp light technologies. BenQ’s 6-segment Golden Ratio color wheel and BrilliantColor chipset amplify brightness up to 50% and broaden the traditional color gamut beyond RGB for super-enhanced whites, blacks and mid-tone hues. Colors often found in natural scenes, such as vibrant yellows and cyans – which conventional projectors struggle with – are effortlessly and precisely rendered in true saturation and boldness. Texas Instruments’ Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology – the only all-digital imaging chip currently available – also guarantees unsurpassed image quality with consistently radiant colors that never decay like that of LCD projectors, and with blur-defying video processing that is 1000 times faster than LCD technology.

OSRAM’s UNIversal SHAPEd Lamp Light Technology (UNISHAPE) also gives the SP920 a leg up over the competition. With a SP920-customized waveform, UNISHAPE dynamically adapts lamp output to each color wheel segment, thereby overcoming the catch-22 of brightness versus color correction and dark detail enhancement. Conventional projectors struggle with brightness and color correction, optimizing one while unavoidably degrading the other. However, the SP920 offers flexible color correction and loss-free adjustment for images that are up to 40% brighter, yet exceedingly bold.

A Bright Idea: Working Smarter & Happier
The SP920’s practical features enhance productivity, enjoyment and total cost of ownership. Its filter-free design cuts the cost and time associated with filter cleaning and replacement, a burden of LCD projectors. A 2000 to 4000-hour operation life (“Dual Brightest” to “Single Alternative” Normal Modes) also saves money over other high-brightness projectors whose lamps last only 1,500 to 2,000 hours. Plus, BenQ has integrated the newest HDMI, version 1.3, with HDCP for a completely future-proof connection standard. Busy professionals are catered to with Security Password, Wall Color Correction, Presentation Timer, customizable Splash Screen Lock, Quick Auto Search, wired remote, 5-watt speakers, 12V trigger and onscreen FAQ feature.

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