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BenQ Launches New High-End Video Projector for Home Theater
Enthusiasts Who Demand the Highest Standard of Image Quality

Press Release  |  Jan 6, 2005

PE8720 Features DLP-based HD2+ DMD Chipset from Texas Instruments, an Ultra-High
5500:1 Contrast Ratio, and 8-Segment Color Wheel for Top Performance

LAS VEGAS (January 6, 2005) – BenQ today announced its new PE8720 digital home cinema projector that is designed for home theater enthusiasts who demand the highest standards of image quality as well as professional A/V installers who serve the CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) market. Featuring the latest DLP™-based HD2+ DMD chipset from Texas Instruments, a unique Contrast Adjustment Technology (C.A.T.) that can boost the contrast ratio to an ultra-high level of 5500:1 and an 8-segment color wheel, the PE8720 represents another addition to BenQ's award-winning home cinema projector line.

Offering extraordinary high-definition (HD) display capabilities, the PE8720 utilizes professional deinterlacing video chipsets from Faroudja that dramatically sharpen projected images. A customized Cosina Lens has sealed optics and mechanisms to prevent light leakage, keep out dust and eliminate any "halo" effects around projected images. The PE8720 also provides a breakthrough in low-level noise output during normal operation.

PE8720 Specifications
The PE8720 digital home cinema projector offers the DLP™-based HD2+ DMD chipset from Texas Instruments, an ultra-high 5500:1 contrast ratio, an 8-segment color wheel that displays up to 16.7 million colors, a 16:9 aspect ratio, a high native WXGA resolution (1280 x 720) and brightness levels measuring 1000 ANSI lumens. The unit weighs approximately 20 pounds, and the casing dimensions are 19.4"(wide) x 15.5"(height) x 7.7"(deep). The unit includes BNCx5, RCA (video), S-Video, and component (RCAx3) connectors.

Available in early March, the PE8720 comes with an estimated street price of $10,999.

About BenQ
BenQ is an industry leader in networking lifestyle devices with an expertise that encompasses display, storage, imaging, wireless and broadband areas.

BenQ has manufacturing plants in Malaysia, Mexico, China and Taiwan. The company has more than 15,000 employees worldwide, supporting a strong global sales marketing and service network spanning Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas. BenQ has research and development facilities in Taiwan (Hsinchu Lab), China (Suzhou Software Development Center) and California, USA (Wireless Technology Center), and has more than 2,000 research and development employees in Suzhou, Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu and San Diego. BenQ has amassed 1,738 global patents. 2003 revenues exceeded US$3.6 billion dollars. For more information about BenQ, please visit our website at