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Topic: BenQ, where's the 4k dlp short throw?
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Hi, W1080st and HT2150st owner here. And I'm wondering what plans benQ has in the near future using the newer(not new anymore) ti dlp chip technology?

I mean, come on. Optoma 4k dlp units are selling like crazy, especially the 65.And from what I understand, Optima is delivering a short throw version of the 65 very soon.

Why are you dropping the ball benQ? I don't want to spend $8k on a projector.

My screen is 120".
[Edited by Bigins on Jul 29, 2017 at 11:58 AM]
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Considering the UHD65 has been out for less than a month, I would expect you have a solid year or so to wait. Maybe not, but it's just way to early in this to know for sure what to expect.

Right now, IMO, the UHD65 is the 4K W1070. It's fairly priced, uses a RGB/RGB color wheel, and has been reported to have a very good image.

If Optoma delivers similarly on a short throw, then that's the direction that I would recommend people to go towards, at least until BenQ steps up their 4K game. They aren't even in it at this point without any competitor to Optoma.
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It's been a while, but we talked about this when the new ti dlp chip was announced. Can't believe how long it has taken.

Your last statement is what has me so confused. Where is benq in the under $3k dlp 4k projector category/range? It's so strange.

Aren't benQ's new projectors released end of September? Funny there hasn't been something by now on it if they were planning a new release this year. So you're probably right. Bad move on benQ's part.
[Edited by Bigins on Jul 30, 2017 at 11:33 AM]
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Projectors are released year round. So, there really is no fixed schedule for when models will be released and brought to market. BenQ, while doing very well in the past five years since releasing the W1070, in previous years had been more in the $2,000+ range for anything decent. The entire market with 1080p took several years before any short throw models were available at all.

I expect a much faster time line with the 4K TI chip, but it will still be a process of seeing what consumers want, and what the demand and quality is like. So, I wouldn't expect a massive push all at once from these manufacturers.

Remember, the 4K chip was announced last year, but the majority of what has come to market has only done so in the last two months.

http://www.projectorcentral.com/projectors.cfm?g=1&hide=0&r=1019&br=&c=&w=&ar=&db=&zr=&wt=<g=&ll=&mfg=&p=&wr=&dt=&t=&pjl=&pjw=&pjh=&td=&is=&i=d&tr=&tr2=

A few are a bit older, but still were released this year.

Also, most are FAR more expensive than the Optoma UHD60/65 models.

At this point, Optoma has no competition with sub $3,000 4K in the DLP arena. I do think we will see models released from BenQ but I haven't heard anything at this point.
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And Epson recently released 4k business projectors with interchangeable lenses that allow you shorter throws.

So why not for home theater?

I'm very surprised someone hasn't released a short throw 4k dlp uhd projector.

And still no word.
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