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BenQ Introduces 4K Laser Projector for Golf Simulation

Under $6K golf simulator projector offers installation flexibility and is maintenance-free.

BenQ has released the first 4K laser projector in its Laser DLP lineup built for home and commercial golf simulators. Available for $5849 MSRP, the 4K UHD 5,100 ANSI lumen LK936ST laser projector features 92 percent Rec. 709 color coverage for realistic golf course hues, 20,000 hours of maintenance-free use, and robust features for flexible installation. Combining the high-brightness and resolution required for golf simulation with the contrast and color accuracy also demanded by home cinema and gaming, the LK936ST lets users combine the best of both worlds in the same room for a “SimTheater” complete entertainment experience.

BenQ LK936ST Projector – Golf Simulation

“The simulation market has surged strongly as golf enthusiasts look for ways to perfect their swing even when they can’t get to the course,” says Bob Wudeck, senior director of business development at BenQ America Corp. “So we built the LK936ST, offering everything a golf sim projector needs to create a truly lifelike, immersive experience. The 4K resolution is a must to provide the kind of realistic detail that is now standard in every home entertainment experience. And the laser technology enables the projector to deliver the high brightness required for use in a well-lit room, as well as groundbreaking contrast and color accuracy that all play a crucial role in golf simulation. When resolution, brightness, contrast, and color come together, the golfer enjoys the full experience of the grain of the greens, the crystalline blue of the sky, and the waves on the water of their favorite course.”

BenQ’s LK936ST features an exclusive golf color mode. With a touch of the Golf Mode button, the projector references the natural blue skies and realistic green grass from popular golf software, immersing golfers in the world’s most celebrated courses. Seven other picture modes optimize the experience for home theater, gaming, or any other entertainment scenario. Leveraging Texas Instruments’ DLP chip technology trusted by digital cinema theaters worldwide, the LK936ST’s picture also provides 4K UHD resolution and a stratospheric 3,000,000:1 contrast ratio for enhanced graphics with instant, lag-free response to the golfer’s shots.

Installing golf simulator projectors can be tricky. They can be located in the garage, basement, or home theater, or tucked into a small unused area that’s hard to reach. BenQ’s LK936ST makes the best use of any space with a 0.81-0.89 short throw lens with 1.1x zoom capacity that allows the projector to be mounted safely outside the swing zone without the player casting a shadow on the screen. In rooms where the projector needs to be mounted farther away, its digital shrink and offset ensure an edge-to-edge picture that fills the screen. Finally, for greater installation flexibility, the LK936ST includes lens shift and other fine-tuning installation tools, like horizontal and vertical keystone correction, and corner fit, along with multiple HDMI inputs, and networking and audio I/O for easy interoperability with other entertainment components.

The LK936ST is based on the rock-solid reliability of the single-chip DLP design, rated to last over 100,000 hours without degradation, while its light source is guaranteed for 20,000 hours of consistent color, performance, and maintenance-free operation. The laser also means golfers can start playing right away, with no need for a lamp to warm up or cool down. The LK936ST features a filter-free sealed optical engine that meets the IP5X dustproof rating.

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