BenQ MX710, MX711 projectors launched in Japan

Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 10:05 by Tech Correspondent

BenQ has launched two new projectors that can display images with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels measuring up to 65 inches, from a distance of 2 meters.

These two new MX series projectors measure 311 mm x 104 mm x 244 mm and weigh 2.7 kg each. They will be available from Dec. 3 onward in BenQ’s home market Japan. The MX710 has a price tag of about 80,000 yen (about $950) and the MX711 will be priced at 90,000 yen ($1,070).

BenQ MX710 and MX711 have VGA ports and HDMI ports so that they can play high definition and VGA resolution video. They also have S video and RCA composite ports. The two new BenQ MX projectors support JPEG, GIF, TIFF, and PNG image files and PAL, SECAM, NTSC analog video formats.

benq mx711 photo

Photo: BenQ MX711 projector

The devices can display files stored in a USB drive, without the data having to be transferred to a computer’s memory. BenQ MX710 and MX711 also have LAN and Ethernet ports so they can be connected in a network with up to eight computers with four-input split screen displays.

MX710 and MX711 come with 2x digital zoom and 1.3x optical zoom and display an image contrast ratio of 5300:1. Image contrast ratio is proportionate to the image’s visibility in light. Images projected by a device that delivers an image contrast ratio of 20,000:1 are more visible in a lit room than an image produced by a device delivering an image contrast ratio of 5300:1.

The projectors from BenQ have 210 W of lamp power each, and can be used as audio systems when they’re in standby mode.

benq mx7 projector photo

Photo: BenQ MX710 projector

Both the BenQ projectors are available in pearl white and the difference between them is that while MX710 delivers 2,700 lumens of brightness, MX711 delivers 3,200 lumens. Also, while the lamp of the MX710 lasts for 4,000 hours; that of the MX711 lasts for 3,500 hours.

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