Taiwanese company BenQ has unveiled a new gaming beamer that is said to score with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a low input lag of 8.3 milliseconds.
Image size of 100 inches
Gaming and movie nights are especially exciting when everyone involved can be completely immersed in the action. That’s exactly what gaming beamers want to make possible, projecting the game onto a large screen and thus filling the room. The Taiwanese company BenQ has now introduced just such a beamer with the TH690ST. The new model projects images onto the screen from a distance of 150 centimeters with an image size of up to 100 inches. It resolves with 1920 x 1080 pixels, i.e. in full HD. Furthermore, it is supposed to score with a brightness of 2300 ANSI lumens, a contrast of 500,000:1, a color depth of 30 bits as well as 98 percent Rec. 709. All this is made possible by four LED lights. The life span of the light sources is specified at 20,000 hours in standard mode and 30,000 hours in eco mode.
The refresh rate of 120 Hz and the low input lag of 8.3 milliseconds are also particularly important for gaming enthusiasts. This should enable smooth gaming. This point should also be relevant for movies. Also worth mentioning are the horizontal and vertical keystone correction, a 1.2x zoom, HDR10 and 3D support. The features also include two integrated 5-watt speakers, which can output the corresponding sound, as well as a remote control, with which the projector can be conveniently controlled from the respective seat.
The projector would also like to convince with its extensive connectivity. There is an HDMI 2.0b, a USB A and a 3.5 mm jack connection. In addition, there is RS232 and S/PDIF support. The beamer weighs a total of 3.6 kilograms. This shows that it is designed as a stationary device: the portable beamer GV30 from the house BenQ weighs only 1.6 kilograms, less than half of the new device.
Price and availability
The BenQ TH690ST is available immediately in relevant retail stores. BenQ is calling for a price of 1,119 euros. So far, Amazon seems to be the only retailer that lists the beamer for a good 1700 euros, though.