Reference-Grade DLP 4K UHD Home Cinema Projector with THX Certified Performance for True Videophiles
Generating 8.3 million razor-sharp pixels, BenQ HT8050 is the one and only THX Certified DLP 4K UHD home cinema projector with perfect DLP picture quality to rival a commercial digital cinema with seamless integration into any home screening room.
4K UHD True 8.3 Million Pixel Performance for Perfect Pictures with Subtle Details
HT8050 harnesses the advanced DLP 4K UHD DMD with 2716 x 1528 (4.15 million) micromirrors to achieve Consumer Technology Association's (CTA) 4K UHD specification, utilizing XPR fast-switching technology via dual-position precision optical actuator with state-of-the-art image processing to double the resolution to 8.3 million distinct pixels for each frame, four times the resolution of Full HD 1080p. Awe-inspiring 4K UHD image quality reduces blur between pixels to deliver supreme clarity and crisply defined fine details.
Image Detail Integrity and Color Accuracy Without Artifacts
With single DMD DLP technology to avoid inherent alignment issues of multiple panels, HT8050 presents image integrity and accurate color, especially important with ultrafine 4K pixels much smaller than 1080p pixels. HT8050 generates razor-sharp images and accurate colors devoid of artifacting such as blur, shadowing, and interference patterns for immaculate clarity.
Sophisticated 4K-Optimized Lens System for Pure Clarity
With class-leading lens architecture, HT8050 optical engine is specifically designed for spectacular 4K image quality, offering True Zoom function and presenting the best viewing quality with flawless optics.
Super-high resolution 14-element lens array is structured into six groups with metal barrel and cell framework, far outshining 1080p projector technology with greater light penetration for long-lasting 4K intensity with heart-stopping color performance, clarity, and sharpness across the entire screen.
HT8050’s True Zoom system adjusts automatically to follow focus adjustments, optimizing the zoom ratio to deliver visually perfect focus without blemish. The three focusing lens groups adjust simultaneously with the zoom lens group to negate any curved field for immaculate cinematic performance and high-precision clarity at every corner of the image.
The BenQ 4K optical system uses only the highest grade glass for superior light penetration and realistic image quality. Proprietary low-dispersion lens coatings minimize chromatic aberration, so you can enjoy your favorite 4K UHD content in brilliant clarity.
THX Certification Guarantees Authentic Cinematic Performance
Reserved only for best-in-class audio and video systems, THX Certification guarantees equipment for accurate reproduction of content as the director originally intended. Our crowning achievement, HT8050 delivers Rec.709 color accuracy, precise gamma, ideal color temperature, enhanced uniformity, super high native contrast ratio, and THX Mode, pre-calibrated by THX engineers for the most accurate out-of-the-box picture quality possible, to recreate every single detail of the authentic content and image quality filmmakers wanted you to see.
How Our Projectors Achieve THX Certification
To earn this prestigious and exclusive distinction, BenQ engineers pursued over 18 months of rigorous development comprising 200 THX laboratory tests covering over 500 data points. This intensive development process involved 10 times as much data analysis and 7 times the engineering effort and resources in precise color and gamma adjustments as required for pure Rec. 709 compliance, resulting in supreme overall image performance to pass 3 rounds of live testing at THX’s San Francisco headquarters.
Rec. 709 HDTV Standard for the Finest Cinematic Color and Authentic HDTV Color Accuracy
Rec. 709 is the international HDTV standard to guarantee accurate replica of cinematic color as the director intended.
With 6X Speed RGBRGB Color Wheel, HT8050 is calibrated for cinematic color modeled on the HDTV standard, Rec. 709, to deliver refined colors that are the truest possible reproduction of the original palette of your video.
How Our Projectors Are Designed for Rec. 709
Only displays that conform to Rec. 709 can reproduce colors correctly in all images through an entire movie. While most projector manufacturers choose a saturated color tone bias to increase colorfulness, resulting in color accuracy loss, HT8050 achieves the Rec. 709 color standard. The process of building a projector includes many variables such as lenses, lamps and color wheel coating. We work relentlessly to close any gaps from those variances and to make our projectors perform exactly to Rec. 709. This is because we believe that colors matter to our users when enjoying movies as they were meant to be seen.
BenQ’s ISF-trained expert engineers tried more than 20 different combinations of color segments and color wheel coating, the factors that directly affect color gamut and brightness of a projector.
To maximize color accuracy, the process of software optimization involved adjusting the blacks, whites and greys towards D65 defined by Rec. 709. And the three primary and three secondary colors were adjusted one by one, until they were as close as possible to the references on the Rec. 709 color gamut.
Three color adjustment stations in the production line perform final checks on every single unit of our Rec. 709 projectors. Using exclusive BenQ color adjustment procedures, we make sure each projector is manufactured according to the Rec. 709 color standard, and BenQ quality engineers perform final color tests on each projector built to ensure Rec. 709 performance.
High Native Contrast for the Finest Details
As one of the most important characteristics that determine the picture quality performance, native ANSI measures the ability of projectors to produce extreme levels of brightness and darkness. Generating industry-leading levels of high native ANSI contrast ratio performance, HT8050 produces clearly deep, true blacks and resolves subtle layers and fine details in dark and bright scenes without washout.
Active iris controls the amount of light passing through the optical system to optimize contrast performance according to the scene. Dynamic Black™ technology analyzes the brightness levels of the scene to ideally adjust light output and contrast. Working to bring out subtle details in dark shadows and preventing bright scenes from becoming washed out, HT8050 delivers impressive contrast for true black rendition and amazing picture depth, details, and clarity.
BenQ takes extra countermeasures to guard against the small possibility of stray light leakage from the light tunnel affecting contrast and obscuring fine details, a special black paint seals the HT8050 light engine to boost contrast and render even the slightest details in the darkest scenes.
Precise Gamma Control
HT8050 maintains accurate gamma correction to deliver the perfect brightness balance for fine details and shading, with smooth greyscale performance to prevent overexposed bright scenes and preserve every subtlety in dark areas.
Ideal Color Temperature
HT8050 strictly adheres to ideal color temperatures to ensure true-to-life, cinematically accurate colors throughout every scene of any film.
State-of-the-Art Image Uniformity via TIR
BenQ's pioneering Total Inner Reflection (TIR) optical system utilizes multiple prisms forming precise beam angles, dispersing light to reflect more uniformly from the Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) and register beautifully even color, brightness, and fidelity across the entire projected image. The result is pristine image quality without blemish across the entire big screen, with nothing to distract the audience from flawless cinema enjoyment.
An ingenious solution that intensifies your viewing pleasure while saving energy, SmartEco™ automatically adjusts lamp brightness based on content to project richer blacks and increase contrast for tiny text and subtle details.
CinemaMaster™ turns any room into a world-class home theater with video-enhancing technologies sure to please even the most critical movie enthusiasts.
4K Pixel Enhancer is a motion-adaptive edge enhancement feature that detects changes in color between an object and its background to produce sharp edges and precise surface textures.
Color Enhancer modulates complex color algorithms to flawlessly render saturated colors, fine gradients, intermediate hues and subtle pigments.
The Flesh Tone feature prevents discoloration of skin tones from the light of the projection beam, portraying every skin tone in its most beautiful shade.
Digital Color Transient Improvement (DCTI) &
Digital Luminance Transient Improvement (DLTI)
Sophisticated algorithms significantly improve color and light output when producing images with contrasting colors or bright and dark scales. DCTI heightens color vibrancy for drastic color transitions without noise interference. DLTI reduces noise from fast switching of varied luminances to optimized brightness and contrast. The result is picture quality with the utmost picture depth and color performance.
Professionally Calibrated Visual Entertainment
With the Imaging Science Foundation's highly reputed ISFccc® calibration built-in, the HT8050's image and color performance can be customized for anyspace, along with preset light balance modes for day and night
Expanded Viewing Angle for Truly Immersive Movie Enjoyment
With anamorphic 2.35:1 cinema-wide format support, HT8050 provides a truly immersive movie-going experience with expansive viewing angles befitting its grand cinematic performance.
HT8050 offers ultra-wide 2.35:1 aspect ratio with native support for Panamorph anamorphic lenses enabling full-pixel cinemascope experiences, exactly as would be seen in a commercial digital cinema. HT8050 is capable of filling an ultra-wide cinematic 2.35:1 screen by utilizing an optional anamorphic lens, for authentic digital cinema immersion in the original film format without distracting letterbox bars.
HT8050 opens a wider viewing angle to allow comfortable viewing seated close to the screen and to maximize the useable screen size within a given space, with a 55° viewing angle at 1.5X PH (picture height) for a 16:9 screen and a 48° viewing angle at 2X PH for a 2.35:1 screen. The ultra-detailed 4K UHD picture quality on a grand scale delivers a mesmerizingly immersive movie watching experience.
HT8050’s front-facing ventilation and sleek, simple design is suitable for subtle ceiling-mount, hidden, cabinet, or wall inset installations. The minimalist design blends into any existing interior design and creates flexible installation opportunities.
HT8050’s unobstructed port layout separates the power and video signal to eliminate interference without visible clutter, with enough buffer space clearance to accommodate thick high-quality cables and HDMI / power cable locks to hold them securely in place.
Flexible Adjustments for Perfect Screen Alignment
Fitting perfectly into home cinemas and installation sites of any size, HT8050 offers powerful, yet user-friendly adjustment tools for professional installations with ease.
HT8050’s lens can be shifted vertically or horizontally within the projector for a dynamic range of projection locations. The projected image can be moved up/down or left/right without sacrificing image quality for a custom installation in any room.
HT8050 offers 1.5X big zoom for a wide range of throw distances to significantly increase installation flexibility for diverse mounting and placement options, turning any space into a truly inspirational home cinema.
BenQ DLP® Projectors Perfectly Long Lasting Picture Quality with DLP Projection Technology
Digital Light Processing (DLP), awarded 2015 Academy Award of Merit (Oscar® statuette), is the leading projection technology used in 90% of world's digital cinemas and 100% of IMAX theaters. With DLP dominating the worldwide projector market with over 50% share, BenQ is today the No.1 bestselling DLP projector brand, delivering unmatched world-class performance.
BenQ DLP 4K Projectors produce the most intensely realistic colors and vivid images possible. By combining pioneering BenQ innovations such as interchangeable six-segment color wheels with DLP BrilliantColor™ Technology, our projectors accurately reproduce hard-to-match colors such as skin tones and precisely render Rec.709 and sRGB standards.
The incredibly durable micro-mirrors of the DLP chip and the nearly-sealed DLP engine design mean that BenQ DLP Projectors stand the test of time without any loss in picture quality. Eliminating dust buildup and heat damage, BenQ projectors shine year after year and look as good as new with a simple lamp change.
Critically acclaimed for industry-leading high contrast, BenQ DLP Projectors also produce the most crisply defined sharpness for crystal-clear details and legible text by maximizing the fill ratio of individual pixels.
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