BenQ has announced the release of the TK800 Ultra HD projector is equipped with the new Texas Instruments DLP470TE chip, a 0.47-inch single-DMD DLP with 1920 x 1080 pixels. To achieve the Ultra HD resolution, a system is used to display four pixels for each micro-mirror.
The basic principle is the same one was already used on DLP660TE chips, those with 2716 x 1528 micro-mirrors that we find on many DLP Ultra HD projectors. We can also take advantage of the very high switching speed of DLP technology to recreate more pixels. DLP660TE recreates the double, DLP470TE the quadruple.
The BenQ TK800 4k projector looks like a modified version of W1700. The chassis (with the exception of the front end finish) and specifications are very similar. It changes brightness, ANSI 3,000 lumens against 2,200 of W1700, and there are two specific modes for sports events: Football and Sport. BenQ itself promotes the right product for this type of content.
It is equipped with a color wheel RGBW (W1700 RGB) and is credited with a coverage of the color space Rec.709 equal to 92% (96% on W1700). We then talk about a 1.2x zoom, supporting 3D and HDR10 sources. The specifications also include the use of CinemaMaster Audio+ 2 technology.
BenQ TK800 Ultra HD projector availability is scheduled for April with a price tag of $1,499.