While HDR has permeated the world of flat panels for a few years now, projectors are still working to find the best compromise between clarity and dynamic range. The technologies inherent to front projection prevent the individual addressing of screen zones or pixels in an effort to increase contrast the way TVs do. In the HT9060, BenQ has made significant advances with its HDR-PRO technology. It’s the first true implementation of “projector HDR” I’ve seen that actually works well. My initial notes are filled with positive adjectives.
The superior clarity of its single DLP chip is further enhanced by a professional quality low-dispersion lens that includes generous shift and zoom adjustments. Coupled with XPR technology, the HT9060 delivers the sharpest picture I’ve ever seen in my theater. It also covers nearly 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut which means Ultra HD content is shown with a vivacity and vibrance that’s simply not possible with FHD/SDR material. The light source is a high-output LED that exceeds 200 nits from the screen and delivers a 20,000-hour service life.
I’m fortunate to have an early sample of the HT9060 and the review should be completed very soon. Watch this space for my comprehensive test results and viewing impressions.