BenQ Expands Digital Home Cinema Lineup With New Flagship HT9050 4K UHD LED Projector

New Cinema Display Boasts CinematicColor(TM) for Authentic Image Reproduction, DCI-P3 Color Performance, and Stunning 50,000:1 Contrast

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- June 29, 2017 -- BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today introduced the ultimate digital home cinema projector: the HT9050. The 4K UHD projector balances the wide-gamut high-brightness output of Philips ColorSpark(TM) HLD LEDs with BenQ's industry-leading CinematicColor(TM) technology to accurately produce the DCI-P3 color space. Defined by the digital film industry, the DCI-P3 color gamut encompasses a significantly larger portion of the visible color spectrum, proving far more colors than Rec. 709 and sRGB. With 8.3 million distinct pixels to fully meet Consumer Technology Association's (CTA) 4K UHD specification, the flagship BenQ HT9050 delivers the authentic cinematic experience.


"A unique combination of industry-leading color technologies and standards, including BenQ's CinematicColor, Philips' ColorSpark, DCI-P3 and DLP, the HT9050 brings a true cinematic experience to the home," said Lars Yoder, president, at BenQ America Corp. "This new flagship cinema projector produces simply captivating color and an amazingly realistic picture. It's hard to put it into words how impressive the image is. You have to see it to believe it!"

The DLP 4K UHD projector utilizes Philips ColorSpark HLD LED technology to provide a wide color gamut with up to three times more brightness. This is achieved by combining green light four times as bright as conventional green LEDs from its high-lumen-density phosphor module with high-brightness red and blue LEDs, generating color accuracy and high contrast for use in well-lit rooms. With 20,000-hour-long, mercury-free and maintenance-free lamp life and instant on/off response, the HT9050 delivers long-lasting cinema enjoyment courtesy of the latest LED technology.

In addition, the HT9050's industry-exclusive CinematicColor technology hones this wider color gamut and higher brightness to produce the expansive DCI-P3 color gamut, equaling the high standards of commercial digital cinema. Finally, its industry-leading 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, enables clear, deep and true black reproduction, and resolves subtle layers and fine details in dark and bright scenes without washout for an ultra-realistic widescreen film viewing experience.

The HT9050 harnesses the advanced DLP 4K UHD DMD chip with XPR technology for 3840 x 2160 distinct pixels and true 8.3-million pixels. Single-chip DLP technology preserves precise color accuracy and image integrity without artifacts caused by panel misalignment, which is especially critical for the fine 4K pixels when compared to 1080p. And the HT9050's sophisticated 4K optical system delivers stunning visual quality to replicate an authentic digital cinema experience, preserving image subtlety and details with a high-precision,14-element, 6-group lens array, a true zoom system and special low-dispersion lens coatings.

The HT9050 boasts CinemaMaster(TM) image processing technology to enhance 4K pixels, colors and flesh tones. It is also ISFccc(R) certified, enabling professional in-home custom calibration. Additionally, the HT9050 natively supports 2.35:1 anamorphic aspect ratio, offering the ultra-wide cinemascope experience of commercial digital cinemas. Its UHD performance opens a wider viewing angle to allow comfortable viewing of ultra-detailed 4K images up close, maximizing screen size in any given space for the most immersive movie watching experience.

Fitting perfectly into modern home cinema settings or dedicated home theaters, the HT9050's streamlined design features sleek front-facing ventilation that's key to optimal performance. Its unobstructed port architecture provides ample space to accommodate any size cables, while HDMI / power cable locks secure them in place. It also offers horizontal and vertical lens shift and 1.5x big zoom, making it easy to perfectly install into home cinemas of any size.
 
More information on the full line of BenQ products is available at www.BenQ.us.

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About BenQ America Corp.
The BenQ digital lifestyle brand stands for "Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life," fusing lifestyle with technology, ease of use with productivity and aesthetic design with purpose-built engineering. It is this mantra that has made BenQ the No. 1-selling projector brand powered by TI DLP(R) technology in The Americas(1). BenQ offers an extensive line of visual display and presentation solutions that incorporate the latest technologies. The company delivers a broad range of Colorific(TM) projectors, ZOWIE eSports gear and monitors, interactive large-format displays, mobile audio products, cloud consumer products and lifestyle lighting for any application and market -- education, home, gaming, enterprise, government, house of worship, digital signage, A/V and IT -- with cutting-edge models that lead the industry in performance, reliability, environmental sustainability and aesthetics. Whether it's interactive projectors or digital whiteboards for conference rooms or classrooms, high brightness projectors for auditoriums or houses of worship, short-throw projectors for schools, 4K UHD projectors for home cinema, interactive flat panel displays for collaboration, or digital signage screens for public spaces, BenQ continues to defy the limits of digital displays. The company's products are available across North America through leading value-added distributors, resellers and retailers. More information is available at www.BenQ.us.

(1) Based upon CY2016 data from the Quarterly Projector Shipment and Forecast Report from PMA Research

About BenQ Corporation
Founded on the corporate vision of "Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life," BenQ Corporation is a world-leading human technology and solutions provider aiming to elevate and enrich every aspect of consumers' lives. To realize this vision, the company focuses on the aspects that matter most to people today -- lifestyle, business, healthcare and education -- with the hope of providing people with the means to live better, increase efficiency, feel healthier and enhance learning. Such means include a delightful broad portfolio of people-driven products and embedded technologies spanning digital projectors, monitors, interactive large-format displays, audio products, cloud consumer products, mobile communications and lifestyle lighting. Because it matters.

About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is a $22+ billion powerhouse comprised of nearly 20 independent companies operating in over 30 countries across numerous industries with a combined workforce of over 100,000 employees. Each Group member is a recognized leader in its own field, contributing to the BenQ Group's vast resources, broad R&D and distinct strategic strengths. By leveraging each company's vertical specialization to create true scale across horizontal markets, the BenQ Group controls a highly efficient value chain with the unrivaled ability to deliver critical components and world-class solutions in the following industries: TFT-LCD, green energy, fine chemicals and advanced materials, lighting, IC design, precision components, system integration, branded business and service. The Group is committed to profitable and sustainable businesses that share its long-standing vision of Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life. The BenQ Group companies are: BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world's top manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ ESCO Corp., BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Corp., BenQ Medical Center, BenQ Medical Technology Corp., BenQ AB DentCare Corp., Daxin Materials Corp., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., Lextar Electronics Corp., LILY Medical Corp. and Raydium Semiconductor Corp.

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