BenQ LU9750 9800 Front

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.

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.

BenQ LU9750 9800 Back

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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