BenQ America Corp. today announced that its MS517, MX518, and MW519 SmartEco™ projectors for small- to medium-sized spaces will be available at the end of October. Featuring increased brightness of 2800 ANSI lumens, an improved contrast ratio of 13000:1, longer lamp life up to 6,500 hours, and SVGA (MS517), XGA (MX518), and WXGA (MW519) resolutions, the new projectors offer support for 3D Blu-ray™ via HDMI® 1.4 and NVIDIA® 3DTV Play™ (MW519) for home entertainment, business, and education applications.
The projectors' SmartEco technology provides 6,500 hours of lamp life. In "SmartEco" mode, the MS517, MX518, and MW519 automatically adjust the lamp power to maximize power savings by delivering the best contrast and brightness performance using only as much light as needed. To further reduce power consumption, a "no source detected" mode automatically lowers brightness to 30 percent when no display has been detected for more than three minutes. With "Eco Blank" mode, users can blank screens when not in use to lower light source power consumption to only 30 percent.
The MS517, MX518, and MW519 feature a fast cooling time to minimize the risk of heat damage. If the projectors are accidentally switched off, an instant restart feature provides users with a 90-second period to turn them back on.
Available at the end of October 2012, the BenQ MS517, MX518, and MW519 retail at $449, $549 and $649, respectively. For additional information, visit http://bit.ly/QHg5Y1.