Personally, I am not a movie or TV series buff but I do enjoy occasionally cosying up on the couch with my wife to watch a movie or a couple of episodes of a trending series. I mainly use the TV in our living room for gaming (when I am able to pry the PlayStation 5 controller out of my wife’s hands) and for streaming music when we have guests over. So while I may not be the perfect target audience for BenQ’s recently released W4000i 4LED 4K home projector, it might just be the upgrade movie and TV buffs have been waiting for to take their home theatre to the next level.
Released on July 25, the W4000i is now readily available for purchase through BenQ’s Shopee and Lazada stores in Singapore and costs SGD4,499 (~MYR15,284). There has yet to be any official announcement for Malaysia but the W4000i is already listed on the brand’s official website, so it seems like it will arrive soon.
The W4000i uses BenQ’s proprietary HDR-PRO technology that enhances the projector’s overall dynamic range with industry-leading Local Contrast Enhancement and optimal HDR Tone Mapping. What this basically means is that the projector is able to bring out the finest or even hidden details in bright or dark scenes for HDR10+ / HDR10 / HLG content.
On top of that, the W4000i is also capable of producing true 4K HDR image quality with CinematicColor technology, conforms precisely to the 100% Rec.709 HDTV colour space, the wider 100% DCI-P3 digital filmmaking colour spectrum, and even the super-wide BT.2020 ideal-colour feature standard. To ensure the W4000i produces accurate colours right out of the box without the user having to fiddle around with the settings, each W4000i comes with a CinematicColor Factory Calibration Report that shows that it has been tuned by BenQ’s ISF- and THX-certified engineers.
BenQ knows that most users these days stream their content via platforms such as Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime and more, so the W4000i doubles as a Google-certified Android TV device and is preloaded with the Netflix app. Not only does this give you access to over 500,000 TV shows and movies from Google Play but you can also install your preferred streaming apps. Adding on to this, you will also be able to use voice commands thanks to Google Voice search and Google Assistant.
But if you prefer connecting the projector to other devices such as your video game consoles, Blu-ray player, speakers and etc, the W4000i comes with comprehensive AV connectivity and wireless capabilities. In terms of I/O interfaces, it has two HDMI, an RJ-45 LAN port, two USB 2.0 ports, an RS-232 (DB-9pin) connector, a DC 12V trigger, a S/PDIF and a 3.5mm mini jack. As for wireless capabilities, the W4000i supports Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4G/5G) and Apple AirPlay or Google Cast wireless projection.
Last but not least, in terms of technical specifications, the BenQ W4000i uses a 4LED light source, 3,200 ANSI-lumen high brightness, 1.3x zoom ration, a 1.15 ~ 1.50 throw ratio and an image size that can reach up to a maximum of 300-inches. It also features two 5W treVolo chamber speakers.