BenQ’s new 3000-lumen 4K HDR projector brings dedicated football and sports mode

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BenQ’s affordable CineHome HT2550 4K HDR projector went on sale in January for $1499USD and the company has just announced the equally affordable TK800 which not only adds 800-lumens over the HT2550 but also featured dedicated sports modes.

The BenQ TK800 features a new 4K RGBW color wheel which covers 92% of the Rec. 709 color gamut. Coupled with the 3,000-lumen high brightness lamp, not only is the latest 4K HDR projector from BenQ suitable for media room setups but also brighter environments like living rooms and even backyard parties.

Speaking of backyard parties, the TK800 also comes with dedicated Football and Sports modes. The Football Mode “preserves natural skin tones while intensifying lush green grass, simultaneously clarifying the announcer’s commentary against the cheering crowd of an open-air stadium.” On the other hand, the Sports Mode “prioritizes realistic skin shades while enhancing wood tones, vivid reds, and balanced greens and blues. Clear acoustical quality brings out the announcer’s voice and details such as squeaking sneakers, referee whistles, and ice scraping under skates.”

The 4K UHD TK800 DLP projector is also recieving BenQ’s upgraded CinemaMaster Audio+ 2 sound with a wider frequency range, 5-watt power, an aluminum driver diaphragm, and resonant sound chambers which the company says will offer delicate details, pore vocals, and resounding bass.

Expand to read full feature and specifications list
  • Projection System: DLP
  • Native Resolution: 4K2K with 4-way XPR (1920 x 1080)
  • Resolution Support: VGA (640 x 480) to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
  • Brightness (ANSI lumens): 3000
  • Contrast Ratio (FOFO): 10,000:1
  • Display Color: 30 Bits (1,07 billion colors)
  • Native Aspect Ratio: Native 16:9 (6 aspect ratio selectable)
  • Light Source: Lamp
  • Light Source Wattage: 240W
  • Light Source Life: Normal 4000 hours
  • Economic: 10000 hours
  • SmartEco: 8000 hours
  • Throw Ratio: 1.47 – 1.76 (100″ @ 3.25 m)
  • Zoom Ratio: 1.2:1
  • Lens: F/# = 1.94 – 2.06, f = 15.57 – 18.67 mm
  • Keystone Adjustment: 1D, Vertical ± 40 degrees
  • Projection Offset: 110%±2.5%
  • Clear Image Size (Diagonal): 60″ ~ 200″
  • Image Size: 30″ ~ 300″
  • Horizontal Frequency: 15K-102KHz
  • Vertical Scan Rate: 23-120Hz
  • Picture Mode: Bright/ Vivid TV/ Cinema/ Sport/ Football/ User1/ User2/ (3D)
  • Color Wheel Segment: 4-Seg. (RGBW)
  • Rec.709 Coverage: >92%
  • Speaker: 5W x 1
  • Interface: PC (D-Sub), HDMI x2 ( HDMI 1:  2.0/HDCP 2.2; HDMI 2: 1.4a/HDCP 1.4), USB Type A (2.0/Power Supply), USB Type mini B, Audio in (3.5mm Mini Jack), Audio out (3.5mm Mini Jack), RS232 (DB-9pin), DC 12V Trigger (3.5mm Jack), IR Receiver, Security Bar
  • Special features: HDR, ISF Night/Day, CinemaMaster Video+, CinemaMaster Audio+ 2
  • HDTV Compatibility: 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 2160p
  • 3D Compatibility
    • Frame Sequential: Up to 1280×720 120Hz
    • Frame Packing: Up to 1080p 24Hz
    • Side by Side: Up to 1080i 60Hz
    • Top Bottom: Up to 1080p 24Hz
  • Power Supply: VAC 100 ~ 240 (50/60Hz)
  • Typical Power Consumption: 330W
  • Standby Power Consumption: 0.5W
  • Acoustic Noise (Typ./Eco.): 33/29dB
  • Operating Temperature: 0~40℃
  • Dimensions: 353 x 135 x 272mm
  • Weight: 4.2kg

Like the HT2550, the TK800 is affordable as well, and will be available in April with an MSRP of $1499USD.

What do you think about BenQ’s 4K HDR projector offerings? Does a dedicated sports mode appeal to you? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

Last Updated on January 12, 2019.


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