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The BenQ CinePrime W5700 4K projector has a 1.6x zoom lens and offers 100% DCI-P3 colors

By Ng Chong Seng - on 13 May 2019, 2:50pm

The BenQ CinePrime W5700 4K projector has a 1.6x zoom lens and offers 100% DCI-P3 colors

In March, BenQ announced that its CinePrime W2700, a HDR10-capable 4K projector, is coming to Singapore and is priced at S$2,699. Fast forward two months, the company has now launched the W5700, which is a higher-end model that offers several upgrades, including a longer lens and wider DCI-P3 coverage.

Like the W2700, the W5700 is a DLP-based projector that’s capable of projecting 8.3 million on-screen pixels. While brightness is rated at 1,800 ANSI lumens, thanks to a dynamic iris, BenQ is touting a much higher 100,000:1 full-on/off contrast ratio for the W5700, compared to 30,000:1 for the W2700.

In addition, the W5700 comes with a 1.6x zoom lens with a throw ratio of 1.36 - 2.18. While this is a longer throw than what you get with the W2700, you can still get a large 100-inch image from a decent 3 meters out. To aid in placement flexibility, the 4K projector also comes with lens shift: ± 60% vertical and ± 23% horizontal. Comparatively, the cheaper W2700 can only do vertical lens shift.

In terms of image quality, BenQ claims the W5700 supports 100% DCI-P3 colors, higher than the W2700’s 95%. HDR10 and HLG are supported, too; and like the W2700, the W5700 comes with pre-set ISF day and night modes. Once again, it's factory calibrated so you don’t really need to do much tweaking yourself to get accurate colors.

Connectivity-wise, the W5700 has two HDMI ports that support HDMI 2.0b and HDCP 2.2. You also get two USB Type-A ports (USB 2.0 and 3.0) that can double as media readers and a high current USB port (2.5A) that serves as a power port. Wired networking is now supported through a built-in LAN jack, which is something that’s missing on the W2700. Designed for home theater enthusiasts, you won’t find any integrated speakers on the W5700 though.

Priced at S$3,999, the BenQ CinePrime W5700 is now available at Home Cinema Pit, Entheos LLP, and Projectial.