BenQ has announced the availability of their new W1500 wireless full-HD (FHD) home entertainment projector. Unlike any other projector of its kind, the new W1500 has wireless capability through Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI). Along with being wireless and easy to setup the W1500 supports 3D and delivers one billion stunning colors with Colorific image quality for accurate, crisp, and long-lasting color. Economy is achieved by using BenQ’s SmartEco lamp-saving technology – providing up to 6,000 hours of lamp life.
With built-in 5-GHz WHDI technology, the W1500 projects uncompressed full-HD 1080p content without the need for HDMI cables and supports wireless connectivity with any mobile device such as an iPad or Apple TV.
The projector features 2200 ANSI lumens, Rec. 709 color gamut, and DarkChip3 DLP technology, which further increases brightness for deeper blacks. Featuring a six-segment color wheel to produce realistic color depth and frame interpolation, the W1500 uses motion estimation/motion compensation (MEMC) technology for smooth picture quality. In addition, the projector is ISFccc-certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF), enabling viewers to enjoy a professionally calibrated picture with two optimized modes — ISF Day and ISF Night — for an enhanced entertainment experience.
Using the 5-GHz radio transmission band, the W1500 projector transfers both 2D and 3D HD video and audio with the same seamless quality and zero latency as a wired connection over distances of up to 65 feet. For the total 3D experience, the projector supports HDMI, full 3D timing, NVDIA 3DTV Play, and 2D to 3D conversion. The W1500 features 2x 10-W speakers, audio inputs and outputs, as well as SRS Wow audio sound, vertical lens shifting, and 1.6x big zoom capabilities. The 1500W also has a short-throw ratio of 84 inches at 6 feet for added flexibility.
BenQ’s W1500 FHD wireless projector is now shipping at an MSRP of $2,299 U.S. Look for more information at www.benq.ca.