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BenQ HT8050 4K UHD THX Certified Home Cinema Projector

BenQ HT8050 4K UHD THX Certified Home Cinema Projector

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BenQ HT8050 4K UHD THX Certified Home Cinema Projector


World's First THX Certified DLP 4K UHD Projector Brings Authentic Cinematic Performance to Your Own Home Cinema.


The world's first DLP 4K UHD home cinema projector, HT8050 achieves prestigious THX® HD Display Certification* to deliver authentic reproduction of the director's vision, rivaling the picture quality of a commercial digital cinema. The HT8050 produces 8.3 million distinct pixels for dazzling clarity without panel-related artifacts; THX Certification for extraordinary picture quality with cinematic image quality with absolute Rec. 709 color accuracy and stunning 50,000:1 dynamic contrast for an ultra-realistic widescreen film viewing experience. With intelligent functionality and installation flexibility, HT8050 is comprehensively equipped to integrate seamlessly into any upscale home cinema.


KEY FEATURES



  • 4K UHD with Razor-Sharp True 8.3 Million Pixel Detail

  • Distinct Clarity Without Artifacts from Panel Misalignment

  • THX Certification for Guaranteed Superb Cinematic Performance

  • Rec. 709 HDTV Standard for Finest Cinematic Color

  • Ultra High Contrast Performance

  • H/V Lens Shift & Big Zoom Lens for Installation Flexibility



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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.




Synchronized True Zoom and Focus System for Ultimate Precision

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.

 

Flawless Optics for the Best Viewing Quality

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.




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.



Hardware Design

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.


Software Optimization

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.



Production Line Quality Control

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.



Dynamic Black Technology with Active Iris Control for Intelligent Contrast Optimization

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.

 

Special Black-Paint Sealed Light Engine

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.



BenQ SmartEco™

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™

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

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

Color Enhancer modulates complex color algorithms to flawlessly render saturated colors, fine gradients, intermediate hues and subtle pigments.

 

Flesh Tone

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.

  

ISFccc® Certification
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

 

Ultra-Wide 2.35:1 Anamorphic Format for Genuine Cinema Experience

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.

 



Expanded Viewing Angle for Truly Immersive Movie Enjoyment

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.


Beautifully Functional Design to complement any Décor

HT8050 is styled with a thoroughly modern design to complement upscale home cinema, blending seamlessly into existing aesthetics without any need for renovation.

 



Sleek Front-Facing Ventilation Design for Custom Screening Rooms

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.

 



Advanced Interface Design for Simplified Configuration

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.

H/V Lens Shift for Custom Screen Placement

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.

1.5X Big Zoom Expands Installation Opportunities

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.

Accurate

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.

Long Lasting

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.

Razor-Sharp

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.

 

* THX and the THX logo are trademarks of THX Ltd., registered in the United States and other countries

Specifications

Projection System DLP 4K UHD
Native Resolution 3840 x 2160 with XPR technology
Brightness* (ANSI Lumens) 2200 ANSI Lumens
Contrast Ratio 50,000:1 with Dynamic Iris
Display Color 1.07 Billion Colors
Lens F = 2.05 - 2.37 f = 20.54 - 30.31
Aspect Ratio Native 16:9
Throw Ratio 1.36 - 2.03 (100" @ 3m)‎
Clear Image Size / Maximum Image Size 95"~180" / 300"
Zoom Ratio 1.5:1
Lamp Type PHILIPS 240W‎

Lamp Mode (Normal /Economic /SmartEco)*

3000 / 4000 / 6000 hours‎
Lens Shift Vertical: 65% / Horizontal: 27%‎
Resolution Support VGA (640 x 480) to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)‎
Horizontal Frequency 15 - 102KHz
Vertical Scan Rate 23 - 120Hz
HDTV Compatibility 480i/p 60Hz, 576i/p 50Hz, 720p 50/60Hz, 1080i 50/60Hz, 1080p 24/25/30/50/60Hz, 2160p 24/25/30/50/60Hz‎
Interface‎ Computer in (D-sub 15pin) x 1 
HDMI x 2 (HDMI 1: HDMI 2.0 & HDCP 2.2; HDMI 2: HDMI 1.4a & HDCP 1.4) 
USB (Type mini B) x 1 (Service) 
LAN x 1
RS232 x 1 
DC 12V Trigger x 2 
IR Receiver x 2 (Front & Back) 
IR in x 1 
Dimensions (W x H x D mm) 470.7 x 224.9 x 564.7 mm‎
Weight 14.8 kg (32.6 lbs)‎
Audible Noise (Normal /Economic Mode) 26 / 23 dBA (under Silence Mode)
Color Wheel Segment 6-Segment (RGBRGB)
Picture Modes ** ISF Disabled: Bright / Vivid / Cinema / THX / Silence / User 1 / User 2 
*** ISF Enabled: Bright / Vivid / Cinema / THX / Silence / User 1 / User 2 / ISF Night / ISF Day
Power Supply AC100 to 240 V, 50 to 60 Hz
Power Consumption Normal 384W, Eco 290W, Network Standby <3W, Standby <0.5W
On-Screen Display Languages Arabic /Bulgarian/ Croatian/ Czech/ Danish/ Dutch/ English/ Finnish/ French/ German/ Greek/ Hindi/ Hungarian/ Italian/ Indonesian/ Japanese/ Korean/ Norwegian/ Polish/ Portuguese/ Romanian/ Russian/ Simplified Chinese/ Spanish/ Swedish/ Turkish/ Thai/ Traditional Chinese (28 Languages)
Accessories (Standard) Lens Cover
Remote Control w Battery
Power Cord (by region)
User Manual CD
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card‎
Accessories (Optional) Spare Lamp Kit
Ceilling Mount
Anamorphic Lens‎
Enviromental Notice

Lamp in this product contains mercury. To dispose of the product or used lamps, consult your local environment authorities for regulations.

*Lamp life results will vary depending on environmental conditions and usage. Actual product's features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

**Default picture is THX.

Warranty

BENQ AMERICA CORP.   END USER LIMITED WARRANTY
DIGITAL PROJECTORS


Subject to the terms and conditions set forth below, BenQ America Corp. (“BenQ”)
warrants the BenQ Digital Projector (“Product”) you have purchased from BenQ online
store or from a BenQ authorized retailer in the United States on or after May 1, 2010 to
be free from defects in materials or workmanship under normal consumer use during the
warranty period in the continental United States, Hawaii, and Alaska. If the Product
becomes defective during the warranty period BenQ will, at its option, repair or replace
the Product. BenQ may use new or reconditioned components or parts to repair the
Product, or replace the Product with a new or reconditioned Product of the same or
functionally equivalent model.



BenQ Projector Standard Limited Warranty:  Subject to the exclusions set forth
below:
Three (3) years from the purchase date by the original retail purchaser (the “Customer”)
(except for lamps as specified below and refurbished units which have a separate
warranty policy), parts and labor only (No advance replacement).

Lamp Warranty: Pre-installed Lamps on new units have a 180 day or 500 hours warranty from the purchase date 
by the Customer, whichever comes first.

Return Merchandise Authorization Shipping:  The  Customer will pay shipping
freight to BenQ or a BenQ Authorized Service Provider and BenQ will pay shipping
freight to the Customer during the warranty period.

DOA (Dead On Arrival): Must be reported within thirty (30) days of purchase. An
RMA number must be issued in order to process the replacement. BenQ will replace
the DOA unit with a brand new replacement. BenQ will cover the freight charges
both ways.

Shipping Damages: All shipping damages must be reported within seven (7)
business days upon receipt of the Product. BenQ is not responsible for the shipping
damages reported after such period.

Repaired or Replaced Parts and Products: All repaired or replaced parts or
products shall be warranted only for the remainder of the original warranty period
specified above.

Obtaining Depot Warranty Service
If you purchased a BenQ product in the continental United States, Hawaii,  and Alaska,
you are entitled to depot repair service during the warranty period subject to the
following terms and conditions:

1. Depot warranty service is available for all Products purchased and located in the
continental United States, Hawaii, and Alaska.

2. You must contact BenQ Technical Support Center at 1-866-600-2367.

3. BenQ or BenQ Technical Support Center will attempt to resolve technical issues over
the  phone. If telephone resolution is not possible, BenQ or BenQ Customer Service
Center will then issue a Return Merchandise Authorization (“RMA”) number to be used
as a means of identifying the product returned. RMA authorization numbers are valid for
thirty (30) days and void thereafter

4. You must return the product to BenQ unless otherwise directed by BenQ to a BenQ
Authorized Service Provider. You must prepay any shipping charges, export taxes,
custom duties and taxes, or any charges associated with transportation of the BenQ
product. In addition, you are responsible for insuring any Product shipped or returned and
assume the risk of lost packages.

5. All returned Products must be accompanied with (i) the original shipping and packing
materials, (ii) a description of the BenQ product symptom and (iii) proof of the place and
date of purchase. The RMA number must be clearly printed on packing slip and on the
exterior-shipping container. All Products must be sent in secured packaging to avoid any
shipping damages.

6. BenQ and BenQ Authorized Service Provider reserve the right to refuse and return,
freight collect, Products (i) that are not covered by BenQ’s warranty; or (ii) for which
there is no trouble found. Products delivered to BenQ or a BenQ Authorized Service
Provider with an expired RMA may be refused and returned, without prior notice, to the
Customer freight collect.

7. BenQ or BenQ Authorized Service Provider will use its best efforts to service Products
within thirty (30) days after receipt of the Products at its warehouse facilities. For return
shipments of the Products, except otherwise described herein, BenQ or BenQ Authorized
Service Provider will pay the shipping cost and retain risk of loss until delivery to the
Customer’s location as evidenced by signature collected by carrier. The Customer may
designate only one location within the continental United States, Hawaii, and Alaska for
return shipments. BenQ and BenQ Authorized Service Provider are not responsible for
shipping or other delays beyond their control.

Exclusions
This limited warranty does not extend to any Product not purchased from the BenQ
authorized reseller. This limited warranty also does not extend to any product that has
been damaged or rendered defective (a) due to normal wear and tear; (b) as a result of use
of the Product other than for its normal intended use, or other misuse, abuse or
negligence to the Product; (c) by the use of parts not manufactured or sold by BenQ; (d)
by modification of the Product; (e) as a result of service by anyone other than BenQ or a
BenQ Authorized Service Provider; (f) improper transportation or packing when
returning the Product to BenQ or a BenQ Authorized Service Provider; (g) improper
installation of third-party products; (h) improper environment (including improper
temperature or humidity); (i) unusual physical or electrical stress or interference, failure
or fluctuation of electrical power, lightning, static electricity, fire, or acts of God. BenQ is
not responsible for damage to or loss of any programs, data or removable storage media.
You are responsible for saving (backing up) any programs, data or removable storage
media.

Other Limitations

EXCEPT FOR THE WARRANTIES SET FORTH HEREIN, BenQ DISCLAIMS ALL
OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED OR STATUTORY,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTIES THAT MAY BE IMPOSED BY APPLICABLE LAW ARE
LIMITED TO THE TERMS OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. IN NO EVENT
SHALL BenQ  BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
TO LOSS OF BUSINESS, REVENUE, PROFITS, INFORMATION, DATA OR USE,
WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT OR TORT OR BASED ON A
WARRANTY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR
PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT, EVEN IF BenQ HAS BEEN ADVISED OF
THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU AGREE THAT REPAIR OR
REPLACEMENT, AS APPLICABLE, UNDER THE WARRANTY SERVICES
DESCRIBED HEREIN IS YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY WITH
RESPECT TO ANY BREACH OF THE BenQ LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH
HEREIN. IF, DESPITE THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS, FOR ANY REASON
BenQ BECOMES LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES INCURRED BY YOU IN
CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, THEN, THE LIABILITY OF BenQ WILL
BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE INVOICE AMOUNT PAID BY
YOU TO BenQ OR A BenQ AUTHORIZED RESELLER FOR THE PRODUCT.

All prices,  products, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. Some
states or provinces/jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages for consumer products, and some states or provinces/jurisdictions
do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts. In such states or
provinces/jurisdictions, the exclusions or limitations of this limited warranty may not
apply to you. This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have
other rights that vary from state to state/jurisdiction to jurisdiction. You are advised to
consult applicable state and provincial/local laws for a full determination of your rights.

Please call Technical Support Center to report a defective product.
Hours: M-F 8:30am – 5:30pm PST
Phone: 866-600-2367

To avoid delays, please
DO NOT SEND ANY BenQ product to BenQ or BenQ
Authorized Service Provider without BenQ’s authorization.

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