New BenQ Lineup
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BenQ has announced several new products at the 2006 CES Show. They include new LCD TV’s & Projectors.

BenQ has announced a new 42-inch LCD TV model  at the 2006 CES show in Las Vegas.

Priced at US$2,999, the new model provides a contrast ratio of 1000:1, a resolution of 1920_1080 and a 8ms response time.The PL4271 features what BenQ claims to be its proprietary “Senseye” digital-enhancement technology, which automatically and dynamically improves image quality, adjusts brightness and darkness levels, performs color mapping procedures and reduces jagged edges on images.

BenQ will also launch two new entry level LCD TVs, the 32-inch VL3231 and the 37-inch VL3731 in the second quarter of 2006 with price tags of US$1,299 and US$1,799, respectively.

The Company also showcased a full lineup of digital projectors. The range includes four new models the CP120, MP770, MP720p and the PE8720. The CP120 is being called the “world’s smallest and lightest micro-portable digital projector” by BenQ. This model comes packed with built-in 802.11a/b/g wireless capability and weights only 2.9 pounds, which makes it an ideal solution for mobile professionals, according to the manufacturer.

The CP120 boasts a 2000:1 contrast ratio and is compatible with most major video standards, from NTSC and PAL to EDTV and HTDV formats, including 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, and 480p. More specs below:


8.58″ (w) x 6.77″ (h) x 2.40″ (d) unit dimensions
2.9 lbs weight
DLP&153;-based chipset
IEEE802.11a/b/g wireless presenter
2000:1 contrast ratio
5-segment Golden Ratio Color Wheel
4:3 aspect ratio with 16:9 support
XGA native resolution
54 inches at 6.6 feet throw ratio
1500 ANSI lumens brightness
Inputs: NTSC, PAL, SECAM, EDTV and HDTV (1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p and RGBHV)
The unit is available now for $1,799.

Next up is the MP720p, designed for education and business professionals. The portable projector is even more value-attractive with a price tag of $1,299. The unit is also available now. Its specs, as follows:


11.45″ (1) x 3.70″ (h) x 9.21″ (w) unit dimensions
6.6 lbs weight
Full 16.7 million color palette
2000:1 contrast ratio
5-segment color wheel
4:3 aspect ratio with 16:9 support
XGA native resolution
2500 ANSI lumens
Inputs: NTSC, PAL, SECAM, and HDTV (480p, 576p, 720p, and 1080i)
The MP770 is being billed as a solution for classrooms. It will be available in Q2 of this year with a price tag of $1,999. Its specs below:


Technical Specifications
7.17″ (l) x 3.22″ (h) x 9.21″ (w) unit dimensions
6 lbs weight
Full 16.7 million color palette
2000:1 contrast ratio
5-segment color wheel
4:3 aspect ratio with 16:9 support
XGA native resolution
3200 ANSI lumens
Inputs: NTSC, PAL, SECAM, and HDTV (480p, 576p, 720p, and 1080i)
And finally, BenQ’s cream of the crop HD projector, the PE8720, has been created with high-end videophiles in mind. The unit costs $7,999 and is available now. Its meaty specs are listed as follows:

TI Darkchip3 DMD
Brightness: 1000 ANSI-lumens
Contrast Ratio: 10000:1
Input terminals: Component (BNCx5, RCAx3), S-Video, Composite (RCAx1) and HDMI (with HDCP x1)
Weight: 9 kg (20 lb)

No Australian pricing is yet available.