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BenQ's HT6050 Becomes First Single-Chip Home Theater Projector to Earn THX® HD Display™ Certification

Press Release  |  Sep 14, 2016

Display Provider Enters CEDIA Channel With Flagship HD Offering Delivering a Breathtaking Cinematic Experience

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Sept. 14, 2016 — BenQ America Corp., the global No. 1 DLP® projector brand, today announced that the HT6050 home theater projector has achieved the prestigious THX® HD Display™ certification — a professional guarantee of outstanding cinematic performance to rival the finest movie theaters. The first single-chip projector to achieve certification, the Colorific™ HT6050 delivers precise Rec. 709 color fidelity and stunning high contrast to accurately reproduce every detail of the original content filmmakers intended for audiences. With the HT6050, BenQ enables CEDIA integrators to deliver a stunning entertainment experience to their customers.

"To receive THX certification on our first high-end projector indicates a step in the right direction as we look to expand our portfolio of home theater projectors available to professional integrators," said J.Y. Hu, vice president, business line management at BenQ America Corp. "This certification is a world-class endorsement of the engineering we packed into the HT6050, and for movie enthusiasts and videophiles alike, it signifies our projector is ready to deliver a true cinematic experience right out of the box."

As the first BenQ projector to be awarded the exclusive THX certification, the HT6050 is the result of over 18 months of rigorous engineering development comprising 200 THX laboratory tests of more than 500 data points to ensure that the projector meets the certification's Rec. 709 color accuracy, precise gamma, ideal color temperature, enhanced uniformity and super high native contrast ratio requirements. Originally developed by Lucasfilm engineers to distinguish only best-in-class audio and video systems, THX certification ensures that the device can precisely deliver content as the director originally intended. THX engineers also pre-calibrated the HT6050's THX Mode, enabling distribution of the most accurate out-of-the-box picture quality possible.

In addition to the THX-certified picture quality performance provided by the projector's strict Rec. 709 RGBRGB color wheel, the HT6050 boasts high pixel fill factor, razor-sharp clarity and superbly sensitive high ANSI contrast from DLP technology. The full HD 1080p projector also offers BenQ's exclusive CinemaMaster™ advanced video processing suite to perfectly tailor the viewing experience to viewer preferences. Exact adjustments to gamma, color temperature, flesh tones, motion frame rates and more can all be adjusted to suit individual requirements.

Further enhancing flexible customization, the HT6050 is compatible with five optional interchangeable lenses, including 2.4:1 anamorphic aspect ratio, allowing the projector to be seamlessly integrated into any space, from cozy family rooms to dedicated home theaters. Moreover, its horizontal and vertical lens shift and big zoom capability preserve perfect image quality while facilitating installation flexibility over a variety of mounting and placement options.

The HT6050 is also ISFccc®-certified by the Imaging Science Foundation® (ISF®), providing two custom-calibrated modes, ISF Day and ISF Night, to give integrators additional customization options. Along with MHL connectivity for streaming content from smart devices, the HT6050 offers an optional full HD wireless kit, which is the perfect add-on to stream uncompressed 1080p content from a central location to the projector.

Powered by the industrial-grade durability of DLP technology and its robust DMD chip, the HT6050 produces accurate colors and brilliant uniformity without decay for years to come. The home theater projector is now available via BenQ Integrators' Choice partners.

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About BenQ America Corp.
The BenQ digital lifestyle brand stands for "Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life," fusing lifestyle with technology, enjoyment with productivity and aesthetic design with purpose-built engineering. It is this mantra that has made BenQ the No. 1-selling projector brand powered by TI DLP® technology in The Americas(1). BenQ America Corp. offers an extensive line of visual display and presentation solutions that incorporate the very latest technologies. The company delivers a broad range of Colorific™ projectors, ZOWIE eSports monitors and gear, monitors featuring Eye-Care technologies, interactive large-format displays, mobile audio products, cloud consumer products and lifestyle lighting for any application and market — home, gaming, eSports, education, enterprise, government, house of worship, digital signage, A/V and IT — with cutting-edge models that lead the industry in performance, reliability, environmental sustainability and aesthetics. Whether it's interactive projectors or flat panels for classrooms, full HD 3D projectors for home theaters, short-throw projectors for boardrooms, digital signage in retail spaces, or LED backlit monitors for eSports, BenQ continues to defy the limits of digital displays. The company's products are available across North America through leading value-added distributors, resellers and retailers. More information is available at

(1) Based upon 1H2016 data from the Quarterly Projector Shipment and Forecast Report from PMA Research

About BenQ Corporation
Founded on the corporate vision of "Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life," BenQ Corporation is a world-leading human technology and solutions provider aiming to elevate and enrich every aspect of consumers' lives. To realize this vision, the company focuses on the aspects that matter most to people today — lifestyle, business, healthcare and education — with the hope of providing people with the means to live better, increase efficiency, feel healthier and enhance learning. Such means include a delightful broad portfolio of people-driven products and embedded technologies spanning digital projectors, monitors, interactive large-format displays, audio products, cloud consumer products, mobile communications and lifestyle lighting. Because it matters.

About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is a $22+ billion powerhouse comprised of nearly 20 independent companies operating in over 30 countries across numerous industries with a combined workforce of over 100,000 employees. Each Group member is a recognized leader in its own field, contributing to the BenQ Group's vast resources, broad R&D and distinct strategic strengths. By leveraging each company's vertical specialization to create true scale across horizontal markets, the BenQ Group controls a highly efficient value chain with the unrivaled ability to deliver critical components and world-class solutions in the following industries: TFT-LCD, green energy, fine chemicals and advanced materials, lighting, IC design, precision components, system integration, branded business and service. The Group is committed to profitable and sustainable businesses that share its long-standing vision of "Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life." The BenQ Group companies are: BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world's top manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ ESCO Corp., BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Corp., BenQ Medical Center, BenQ Medical Technology Corp., BenQ AB DentCare Corp., Daxin Materials Corp., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., Lextar Electronics Corp., LILY Medical Corp. and Raydium Semiconductor Corp.