Two new projectors from BenQ are designed to fill a gap that the company saw in the market—specifically for affordable high-brightness projector options for large venues, simulation applications, and museums. The LU9750 and LU9800 use BenQ's BlueCore laser light engine technology to achieve a rated brightness of 8,500 and 10,000 ANSI lumens, respectively.
The blue light from the laser diodes passes through a yellow phosphor wheel and a color wheel before hitting the single 0.67-inch DLP chip that provides a native WUXGA (1920x1200) resolution. Both projectors cover 95% of Rec. 709, and BenQ lists their full-on/full-off contrast ratio at 3,000,000:1. Normal light mode has a source life of 20,000 hours that increases to 38,000 hours in ECO and 70,000 hours in Dimming mode.
The laser technology brings with it a few benefits. Either projector can be mounted in any orientation projecting in any direction. Both also feature a zero maintenance design with a sealed light engine that's IP5X certified to protect from dust that could damage the light source. No lens is included with these projectors, but there's a range of nine optional lenses available including a fixed 0.38:1 ultra-short throw and eight additional motorized zoom lenses that cover throw ratios from 0.77:1 up to 8.26:1. Each lens has horizontal and vertical lens shift, although the amount depends on the lens.
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Connections on the back of each projector are identical and include two HDMI, two PC in, a D-sub 15-pin monitor out, LAN, HDBaseT, USB Type A, USB Type B (for service only), 3D Sync in and out, RS-232 in and out, 3.5 mm wired remote in and out, and a 12V trigger. BenQ's PC-based MDA control software is free and allows the projectors to be monitored over a local network. Both projectors are compatible with Crestron, AMX, and PJ Link control systems.
The chassis of the projectors is the same, measuring 8.3 x 19.7 x 23.1 inches (HWD), and their weight is almost identical at 58.2 pounds for the LU9750 and 59.1 pounds for the LU9800. The LU9750 is $11,999 while the LU9800 retails for $13,999. Both projectors are available now.
For more detailed specifications and connections, check out our BenQ LU9800 projector page.
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