Benq nails 1080p projection with 3D for under a grand

One of these days, when we have the time to turn a spare room into a home theatre, we’re getting a projector, and with falling prices in this department, it’s nice to know that Full HD can now be had for just under a thousand.

Two models of projector are being launched by Benq in the next few weeks, one of which will make Full HD projection pretty affordable, bundling in support for active 3D, as well as 2000 lumens brightness, two HDMI ports, and a contrast ratio of 10,000:1.

It also carries a price tag below that of the thousand dollar mark, with the Benq W1070 hitting $999. Its brother, the W1080ST takes the same specs, but also throws in the ability to project imagery with a short throw, bundling in two pairs of 3D glasses for $1899.

This short throw capability allows the W1080ST to project a 65 inch image when the projector is positioned at a distance of one metre.

“The W1080ST home entertainment projector is an exciting release for us because it is a unique offering, packed with desirable features and showcasing full-HD content in sharp 1080p definition,” said Chee F. Chung, Benq’s General Manager for Australia. “Likewise, the W1070 is a quality home entertainment projector offering great bang for your buck.”

Benq’s new projectors should be arriving in stores within the next week or two.