BenQ is showing off its ‘first affordable 4K projector’ to the world

BenQ just recently introduced the CineHome W1700 projector that has all the bells and whistles of a true 4K UHD device, but at price the average consumer can afford. The company that’s known for high-quality consumer-ready HD projectors and displays hopes with its affordable 4K technology, people will begin to watch movies in a theater-like experience like no other…the one they create for themselves at home.

BenQ’s newest projector has an 8.3MP UHD 4K resolution and projection-optimized HDR for impressive image quality that is true-to-life. Consumers can even get CinematicColor accuracy that will fool them into believing they’re at the movie theater. By pulling out every life-like detail from films, BenQ is actually “meeting the film industry’s highest standard of color accuracy” and displaying films in full 4K UHD beauty as the film makers intended it to be viewed.

As for hardware, the W1700 projector uses 0.47-inch single-DMD DLP technology to minimize its profile. This allows its size to be conveniently compact for everyday home use. BenQ believes it will deliver amazing realism to anyone’s living room big screen experience. In addition, it has full support for the latest HDCP 2.2 copy protection and lets consumers enjoy all the new choices of 4K content that is now becoming mainstream.

“Now anyone can enjoy spectacular 4K movie nights, complete with advanced audiovisual enhancement and HDR, at an amazing value.”

With the available HDMI port, this BenQ projector instantly becomes a smart device when a Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire stick, or other input is connected to it. Then, the users can stream TV shows, movies and even video games onto the big screen. 

The W1700 has “astounding audiovisual performance” that has been enhanced by its own brand of CinemaMaster Video+ and CinemaMaster Audio+ technology. Consumers can now turn even the smallest of spaces into a “world class cinema” with the motion-adaptive edge pixel enhancement, according to BenQ. Not only that, it has some pretty intense color algorithms that can produce beautiful skin tone rendition. With the internal speakers you also get dramatic audio processing for deep bass and rising high notes.

If you’re looking to pick one of these up as a gift this holiday season, you’re a little out of luck. The W1700 true 4K UHD HDR Home Cinema Projector will only be available in Europe beginning January of 2018 with a list price around $2,090. For a few notable ones available today, Amazon has quite a few affordable BenQ projectors.


Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, 14 November 2017 – BenQ, the global No.1 DLP projector brand, announced today the CineHome W1700 DLP projector, bringing 4K UHD HDR home cinema to all audiences at an attractive price point. Remarkably, the budget-friendly W1700 comes fully loaded with true 8.3 megapixel Ultra-High-Definition 4K resolution, CinematicColor™ accuracy, and projection-optimized HDR, for stunning true-to-life image quality.

“The W1700 brings home the magic of big-screen 4K digital cinema to the broader audience,” said Conway Lee, President of BenQ Corporation. “Now anyone can enjoy spectacular 4K movie nights, complete with advanced audiovisual enhancement and HDR, at an amazing value.”

Stunning 4K Visuals Brought to Life

Producing 8.3 million distinct pixels for true 4K UHD performance, the W1700 utilizes revolutionary 0.47” single-DMD DLP technology to minimize the projector’s sleek, compact profile, convenient for households, and pure 4K-optimized optical system for ultimate image precision and colour accuracy without artifacts.

The W1700’s pristine 4K video quality is supercharged by High Dynamic Range (HDR) support*, offering greater brightness and contrast range with auto image optimization, to bring out every lifelike detail for cinematic enjoyment. The W1700 delivers breathtaking realism to the living room big screen. Furthermore, full support for the latest HDCP 2.2 copy protection lets users enjoy all the fast-growing choices for 4K content.

*HDR function supports HDR 10 content.

Advanced CinematicColor™ Accuracy and Audiovisual Enhancement

Evoking genuine emotions by preserving authentic cinematic colours, the W1700 employs exclusive BenQ CinematicColor™ technology and RGBRGB colour wheel to meet the film industry’s highest standard of colour accuracy. With over 96% coverage of the Rec. 709 colour gamut with precise Delta E<3 performance, the W1700 faithfully reproduces exactly what filmmakers intended.

The W1700’s astounding audiovisual performance is further enhanced by proprietary CinemaMaster Video+ and CinemaMaster Audio+ technology. Even modest spaces are turned into world-class cinema auditoriums with the motion-adaptive edge pixel enhancement, sophisticated colour algorithms, and beautiful skin tone rendition, as well as dramatic audio processing for resonant bass and soaring high notes.

Contemporary Lifestyle Design and Easy Setup

Blending beautiful aesthetics with flawless function, the W1700’s lightweight design, sleek profile, and compact footprint blend perfectly into any décor. Comprehensively equipped with auto keystone correction and 1.2X zoom to accommodate any space, the W1700 can be set up without complicated installation hassles to host 4K movie nights in a snap.

Simple and modern, the W1700 easily becomes a smart projector by connecting an HDMI dongle, such as BenQ QCast/QCast Mirror, Google Chromecast or Amazon Fire TV Stick, to instantly stream TV shows, movies, sports, and even video games onto the big screen.

Powered by ultimately durable Digital Light Processing, the 2015 Academy Award of Merit Oscar® winning technology used in 90% of the world’s digital cinemas, the W1700 delivers long-lasting picture quality with precise colours and razor-sharp clarity without maintenance or degradation.

The W1700, true 4K UHD HDR Home Cinema Projector, will be available in Europe in early January 2018 with an MSRP of £1599 incl. VAT.

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