BenQ has announced the availability of the new W1500 wireless full-HD (FHD) home entertainment projector supporting the Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI).
Designed to provide complete source connectivity without the need for cabling, the W1500 enables simple installation, operation, 3D support, and full mobile device integration. The projector delivers one billion stunning colors with Colorific image quality for accurate color, in addition to BenQ's SmartEco lamp-saving technology.
The first wireless projector with built-in 5-GHz WHDI technology, the W1500 projects uncompressed full-HD 1080p content from sources such as Blu-ray and DVD players, AV-R players, set-top boxes, and gaming consoles without the need for HDMI cables. The projector also 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 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.
Using the 5-GHz radio transmission band, the W1500 projector transfers both 2D and 3D HD video and audio with the same 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. With the W1500, BenQ is introducing its newly redesigned 3D glasses, which are optional. The projector also 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.
BenQ's W1500 FHD wireless projector is now shipping at an MSRP of $2,299.