BenQ HT8050 4K UHD THX Certified Home Cinema Projector
The world’s first DLP 4K UHD home cinema projector, HT8050 achieves prestigious THX® HD Display Certification* to deliver authentic reproduction of the director’s vision, rivaling the picture quality of a commercial digital cinema. The HT8050 produces 8.3 million distinct pixels for dazzling clarity without panel-related artifacts; THX Certification for extraordinary picture quality with cinematic image quality with absolute Rec. 709 color accuracy and stunning 50,000:1 dynamic contrast for an ultra-realistic widescreen film viewing experience. With intelligent functionality and installation flexibility, HT8050 is comprehensively equipped to integrate seamlessly into any upscale home cinema.
- 4K UHD with Razor-Sharp True 8.3 Million Pixel Detail
- Distinct Clarity Without Artifacts from Panel Misalignment
- THX Certification for Guaranteed Superb Cinematic Performance
- Rec. 709 HDTV Standard for Finest Cinematic Color
- Ultra High Contrast Performance
- H/V Lens Shift & Big Zoom Lens for Installation Flexibility
Reference-Grade DLP 4K UHD Home Cinema Projector with THX Certified Performance for True Videophiles
Generating 8.3 million razor-sharp pixels, BenQ HT8050 is the one and only THX Certified DLP 4K UHD home cinema projector with perfect DLP picture quality to rival a commercial digital cinema with seamless integration into any home screening room.
4K UHD True 8.3 Million Pixel Performance for Perfect Pictures with Subtle Details
HT8050 harnesses the advanced DLP 4K UHD DMD with 2716 x 1528 (4.15 million) micromirrors to achieve Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA) 4K UHD specification, utilizing XPR fast-switching technology via dual-position precision optical actuator with state-of-the-art image processing to double the resolution to 8.3 million distinct pixels for each frame, four times the resolution of Full HD 1080p. Awe-inspiring 4K UHD image quality reduces blur between pixels to deliver supreme clarity and crisply defined fine details.
Image Detail Integrity and Color Accuracy Without Artifacts
With single DMD DLP technology to avoid inherent alignment issues of multiple panels, HT8050 presents image integrity and accurate color, especially important with ultrafine 4K pixels much smaller than 1080p pixels. HT8050 generates razor-sharp images and accurate colors devoid of artifacting such as blur, shadowing, and interference patterns for immaculate clarity.
Sophisticated 4K-Optimized Lens System for Pure Clarity
With class-leading lens architecture, HT8050 optical engine is specifically designed for spectacular 4K image quality, offering True Zoom function and presenting the best viewing quality with flawless optics.
High-Precision 14-Element 6-Group Lens Array
Super-high resolution 14-element lens array is structured into six groups with metal barrel and cell framework, far outshining 1080p projector technology with greater light penetration for long-lasting 4K intensity with heart-stopping color performance, clarity, and sharpness across the entire screen.
Synchronized True Zoom and Focus System for Ultimate Precision
HT8050’s True Zoom system adjusts automatically to follow focus adjustments, optimizing the zoom ratio to deliver visually perfect focus without blemish. The three focusing lens groups adjust simultaneously with the zoom lens group to negate any curved field for immaculate cinematic performance and high-precision clarity at every corner of the image.
Flawless Optics for the Best Viewing Quality
The BenQ 4K optical system uses only the highest grade glass for superior light penetration and realistic image quality. Proprietary low-dispersion lens coatings minimize chromatic aberration, so you can enjoy your favorite 4K UHD content in brilliant clarity.
THX Certification Guarantees Authentic Cinematic Performance
Reserved only for best-in-class audio and video systems, THX Certification guarantees equipment for accurate reproduction of content as the director originally intended. Our crowning achievement, HT8050 delivers Rec.709 color accuracy, precise gamma, ideal color temperature, enhanced uniformity, super high native contrast ratio, and THX Mode, pre-calibrated by THX engineers for the most accurate out-of-the-box picture quality possible, to recreate every single detail of the authentic content and image quality filmmakers wanted you to see.
How Our Projectors Achieve THX Certification
To earn this prestigious and exclusive distinction, BenQ engineers pursued over 18 months of rigorous development comprising 200 THX laboratory tests covering over 500 data points. This intensive development process involved 10 times as much data analysis and 7 times the engineering effort and resources in precise color and gamma adjustments as required for pure Rec. 709 compliance, resulting in supreme overall image performance to pass 3 rounds of live testing at THX’s San Francisco headquarters.
Rec. 709 HDTV Standard for the Finest Cinematic Color and Authentic HDTV Color Accuracy
Rec. 709 is the international HDTV standard to guarantee accurate replica of cinematic color as the director intended.
With 6X Speed RGBRGB Color Wheel, HT8050 is calibrated for cinematic color modeled on the HDTV standard, Rec. 709, to deliver refined colors that are the truest possible reproduction of the original palette of your video.
How Our Projectors Are Designed for Rec. 709
Only displays that conform to Rec. 709 can reproduce colors correctly in all images through an entire movie. While most projector manufacturers choose a saturated color tone bias to increase colorfulness, resulting in color accuracy loss, HT8050 achieves the Rec. 709 color standard. The process of building a projector includes many variables such as lenses, lamps and color wheel coating. We work relentlessly to close any gaps from those variances and to make our projectors perform exactly to Rec. 709. This is because we believe that colors matter to our users when enjoying movies as they were meant to be seen.
BenQ’s ISF-trained expert engineers tried more than 20 different combinations of color segments and color wheel coating, the factors that directly affect color gamut and brightness of a projector.
To maximize color accuracy, the process of software optimization involved adjusting the blacks, whites and greys towards D65 defined by Rec. 709. And the three primary and three secondary colors were adjusted one by one, until they were as close as possible to the references on the Rec. 709 color gamut.
Production Line Quality Control
Three color adjustment stations in the production line perform final checks on every single unit of our Rec. 709 projectors. Using exclusive BenQ color adjustment procedures, we make sure each projector is manufactured according to the Rec. 709 color standard, and BenQ quality engineers perform final color tests on each projector built to ensure Rec. 709 performance.
High Native Contrast for the Finest Details
As one of the most important characteristics that determine the picture quality performance, native ANSI measures the ability of projectors to produce extreme levels of brightness and darkness. Generating industry-leading levels of high native ANSI contrast ratio performance, HT8050 produces clearly deep, true blacks and resolves subtle layers and fine details in dark and bright scenes without washout.
Dynamic Black Technology with Active Iris Control for Intelligent Contrast Optimization
Active iris controls the amount of light passing through the optical system to optimize contrast performance according to the scene. Dynamic Black™ technology analyzes the brightness levels of the scene to ideally adjust light output and contrast. Working to bring out subtle details in dark shadows and preventing bright scenes from becoming washed out, HT8050 delivers impressive contrast for true black rendition and amazing picture depth, details, and clarity.
Special Black-Paint Sealed Light Engine
BenQ takes extra countermeasures to guard against the small possibility of stray light leakage from the light tunnel affecting contrast and obscuring fine details, a special black paint seals the HT8050 light engine to boost contrast and render even the slightest details in the darkest scenes.
Precise Gamma Control
HT8050 maintains accurate gamma correction to deliver the perfect brightness balance for fine details and shading, with smooth greyscale performance to prevent overexposed bright scenes and preserve every subtlety in dark areas.
Ideal Color Temperature
HT8050 strictly adheres to ideal color temperatures to ensure true-to-life, cinematically accurate colors throughout every scene of any film.
State-of-the-Art Image Uniformity via TIR
BenQ’s pioneering Total Inner Reflection (TIR) optical system utilizes multiple prisms forming precise beam angles, dispersing light to reflect more uniformly from the Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) and register beautifully even color, brightness, and fidelity across the entire projected image. The result is pristine image quality without blemish across the entire big screen, with nothing to distract the audience from flawless cinema enjoyment.
An ingenious solution that intensifies your viewing pleasure while saving energy, SmartEco™ automatically adjusts lamp brightness based on content to project richer blacks and increase contrast for tiny text and subtle details.
CinemaMaster™ turns any room into a world-class home theater with video-enhancing technologies sure to please even the most critical movie enthusiasts.
4K Pixel Enhancer
4K Pixel Enhancer is a motion-adaptive edge enhancement feature that detects changes in color between an object and its background to produce sharp edges and precise surface textures.
Color Enhancer modulates complex color algorithms to flawlessly render saturated colors, fine gradients, intermediate hues and subtle pigments.
The Flesh Tone feature prevents discoloration of skin tones from the light of the projection beam, portraying every skin tone in its most beautiful shade.
Digital Color Transient Improvement (DCTI) &
Digital Luminance Transient Improvement (DLTI)
Sophisticated algorithms significantly improve color and light output when producing images with contrasting colors or bright and dark scales. DCTI heightens color vibrancy for drastic color transitions without noise interference. DLTI reduces noise from fast switching of varied luminances to optimized brightness and contrast. The result is picture quality with the utmost picture depth and color performance.
Professionally Calibrated Visual Entertainment
With the Imaging Science Foundation’s highly reputed ISFccc® calibration built-in, the HT8050’s image and color performance can be customized for anyspace, along with preset light balance modes for day and night
Expanded Viewing Angle for Truly Immersive Movie Enjoyment
With anamorphic 2.35:1 cinema-wide format support, HT8050 provides a truly immersive movie-going experience with expansive viewing angles befitting its grand cinematic performance.
Ultra-Wide 2.35:1 Anamorphic Format for Genuine Cinema Experience
HT8050 offers ultra-wide 2.35:1 aspect ratio with native support for Panamorph anamorphic lenses enabling full-pixel cinemascope experiences, exactly as would be seen in a commercial digital cinema. HT8050 is capable of filling an ultra-wide cinematic 2.35:1 screen by utilizing an optional anamorphic lens, for authentic digital cinema immersion in the original film format without distracting letterbox bars.
Expanded Viewing Angle for Truly Immersive Movie Enjoyment
HT8050 opens a wider viewing angle to allow comfortable viewing seated close to the screen and to maximize the useable screen size within a given space, with a 55° viewing angle at 1.5X PH (picture height) for a 16:9 screen and a 48° viewing angle at 2X PH for a 2.35:1 screen. The ultra-detailed 4K UHD picture quality on a grand scale delivers a mesmerizingly immersive movie watching experience.