The BenQ LW61ST: Perfect for Home Cinema, Business or Education
- 18 Jul, 2012
ECO-friendly - Almost 70% of end-users rate environmental ‘friendliness’ as very important in choosing their projector
The new laser LED BenQ LW61ST is part of a new movement to create a projector that is “good for the environment and delivers cost savings to the end user” so it provides greater environmental benefits without sacrificing quality. Recent research by Pacific Media Associates (PMA) shows energy efficiency and longer lamp life to be key concerns of projector buyers, so for the ultimate in ECO friendly projection the new projectors like the laser powered BenQ LW61ST are becoming popular as they do away with lamps and ideal for low maintenance cost coupled with high performance projection. A recent article in AV News suggests you no longer have to worry about “Balancing upfront cost and Total Cost of Ownership”, save hundreds of pounds on replacement lamps and even more with filter-less design technology. Couple that with a 90% energy saving thanks to Smart Eco technology means that the BenQ LW61ST will last longer and cost you less.
Connectivity – More than 50% of end users want wireless connection and short-throw capabilities
The BenQ LW61ST is a “very well thought out projector for its intended markets in education and business meeting rooms” that allows you to connect to a variety of business tools, from your Smartphone to laptop or DVD player. Dr. William Coggshall, president of PMA notes that ‘more than 50% of end-users consider wireless connection to their projector from a Smartphone or tablet important’ and ‘more than 40% of people value Short-Throw capabilities’. The BenQ LW61ST answers those demands with iPad / iPhone wireless display support that enables you to expand content to over 80 inches from just a few feet away with its short throw, fixed lens. A generous array of input ports will also satisfy any connection requirements, ensuring it offers both substance and style. Connectivity options include: 2 x VGA (RGB D-Sub) ports for computers, S-Video, an RCA jack, HDMI, RGB component, audio and RCA inputs with 2 x Type A USB and a Mini-B USB port.
Versatility - A self contained projection unit Astounding contrast ratio and loud speakers for Home Cinema & no expensive bills
It is one of the few projectors that can be considered a self contained unit thanks to 2 x 10W speakers which mean it is loud enough for use in a classroom or small meeting room so can be transported between rooms. You will be more than satisfied with the crisp, clear images thanks to the WXGA resolution (1200 x 800) with 80000:1 high contrast ratio for rich colour and 2000 lumens of brightness which help reduce eye strain.
Ideal for Home Cinema
Also, we think the BenQ is perfect for home cinema fans who would like the best of everything. As this projector is the first to offer lamp-free maintenance free projection which massively reduces your running costs. Crucially the contrast ratio is in a league of its own on an LED projector at 80000:1 so if you want hassle-free, high contrast, bright projection with extensive connection options, the BenQ LW61ST is perfect for any Home Cinema
AV News, How Far Can We Go With Eco?, May 2012
AV News, July 2012, available at: http://uk.avnews.eu/2012/02/product-profile-benq-lw61st-lampless-projector/BenQ