Designed primarily with gamers in mind, the new BenQ TK700 and X3000i projectors bring console video games, movies, and sports to the big screen in 4K UHD on-screen resolution via pixel-shift technology. Both projectors have high brightness outputs and are equipped with HDMI 2.0b inputs that support ultra-HD images and HDR to provide bright, vibrant, detailed colors for your game of choice.
The key feature of these projectors is their low input lag―16 ms in 4K UHD or as low as 4 ms (for the X3000i) in 1080p at 240 Hz. This provides a near-instant response when you pull the trigger or turn the wheel, which could mean the difference between second place or the elusive battle royale victory.
Both projectors also offer convenient installation features, including 2D (horizontal and vertical) keystone adjustment, which helps eliminate the “keystone” effect that occurs when the projector is positioned off-center from your wall or screen, and 1.3x zoom, which lets you adjust the image size to compensate for long throw distances.
The TK700 supports the HDR10 and HLG HDR formats, allowing for lifelike imaging for Blu-ray Discs and broadcast TV via your cable box, satellite box, or broadcast streaming app. It outputs up to 3200 lumens of brightness, making it suitable for installation in most home settings. It requires just 8.2' of distance from your wall or screen to project a 100" image, or just over 12' for a 150" picture.
The X3000i supports HDR10 HDR format for enhanced brightness and color accuracy from compatible Blu-ray Discs and players. Its 3000-lumen brightness output makes it bright enough in moderately lit gaming and home theater rooms, and its 500,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio―boosted by the HDR-PRO feature―helps bring out the details in dark scenes. Three dedicated game modes―RPG, FPS, and SPG mode―customize and optimize the projector’s settings based on the type of game you’re playing.
The X3000i includes an Android wireless adapter with the Android 9.0 operating system onboard, as well as Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 5 connectivity, plus Chromecast built in for streaming from your mobile device. The projector can create 60 to 200" images from 59.84 to 261.42" distances for larger-than-life gaming.
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