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The BenQ W1080ST+ & W1070+ Home Cinema Projector Launch Event

Today, BenQ officially launched their W1080ST+ and W1070+ home cinema projectors, which are targeted at the consumer home theatre market. By offering cinema-grade image quality and improved audio performance, BenQ is counting on these new home video projectors to boost their worldwide market share, which is currently at 12.6%.

BenQ W1080ST+ & W1070+ Projector Launch Event

These are the two "short-throw" home cinema projectors BenQ Malaysia launched today - the W1080ST+and the W1070+. They use the DLP (Digital Light Processing) technology that supports a full HD resolution of 1920x1080 with 1.07 billion colours. Basically what everyone would look for these days in a home theatre TV.

BenQ W1080ST+ & W1070+

They have a FOFO contrast ratio of 10,000 : 1, supports side projection of up to 20 degrees both ways, and come with ISF-certified calibration controls. Both models also come with built-in 10W chamber speakers.

To ensure they meet the demanding requirement of the home theatre enthusiast, BenQ equipped the W1080ST+ and W1070+ home video projectors with the following features :

  • Cinema Color Reality with a simulated Rec. 709 gamut
  • 6x speed, 6 segment RGBRGB colour wheel
  • BrilliantColor technology
  • DarkChip3 DLP technology for higher brightness and deeper black levels
  • 2200 ANSI lumen brightness
  • Full HD 3D support (1920x1080)
  • ISFccc-certified calibration
  • Built-in 10W resonant chamber speaker

For your convenience, we summarized the main differences of the two BenQ models :

BenQ W1080ST+

BenQ W1070+

f/2.6~2.78 lens

f/2.59~2.87 lens

100" display @ 1.5 m

100" display @ 2.5 m

38"~300" display size

40"~235" display size

1.2 : 1 zoom ratio

1.3 : 1 zoom ratio

No Lens Shift support

Vertical Lens Shift of 110-130%

2.85 kg in weight

2.75 kg in weight

MSRP : RM 4,299 (~US$ 1,249)

MSRP : RM 3,999 (~US$ 1,159)

This is the BenQ W1070+ video projector. It's a short throw projector that only requires 2.5 meters (98 inches) to throw out a 100" display. It also supports "lens shift" to allow for more flexibility in where you can place the W1070+.

This is the BenQ W1080ST+ video projector. It is an ultra-short throw projector that only requires 1.5 meters (59 inches) to throw out a 100" display. With enough distance, it can project a display size of up to 300". The W1070+ can only display up to 235".

This diagram clearly demonstrates how the Side Projection feature works. The wide 20° side projection capability of both the BenQ W1080ST+ and the BenQ W1070+ video projector allows for very flexible positioning, as you will see in a coming demonstration below.

Side projection angles for the BenQ video projector

We were surprised when YouTube sensation, Jinnyboy from JinnyboyTV showed up to tell us about his experience with the new BenQ W1080ST+ home video projector. It was his first experience with one, and he was pleased by its ease of use as well as its image quality. We were just pleased to meet him face-to-face.

Please forgive the lousy video, and bad lighting. We didn't know Jinnyboy would be there, and were caught by surprise. Okay, we admit it - we are NOT JinnyboyTV! Pleasant surprise though!

I was fortunate enough to snag a photo with Jinnyboy. Guess what we were wearing?

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BenQ W1080ST+ & W1070+ Launch Event
Jinnyboy Recounts His Experience


Let's Take A Closer Look
Side Projection Demonstration
The Rainbow Effect


BenQ W1080ST+ & W1070+ Press Release
BenQ W1080ST+ Specifications

BenQ W1070+ Specifications

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