BenQ DLP HD 1080p Projector (HT2050) - 3D Home Theater Projector with All-Glass Cinema Grade Lens and RGBRGB Color Wheel
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|QualGear PRB-717-BLK Universal Ceiling Mount Projector Accessory
The BenQ HT2050 brings the true movie theater experience to your home. With stunning full HD 1080p resolution, perfectly balanced color, sharp, crystal-clear image with crisp shadow details, thanks to an all-new premium glass optical system the HT2050 delivers the finest image quality in its class.
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151 of 158 people found the following review helpful.
After a long in depth search I decided on this BenQ
By Sean Gately
I'll avoid going into some of the technical details covered by other reviewers and just tell you my story. I was looking for a projector that could be used for my daughter’s birthday party, and as one of the final pieces in my garage makeover, I decided to dive into the mind-numbing research of projectors.
As someone that has never owned a projector, I really didn't need the top of the line AV line but did want 1080P with low lag and a self-powered USB outlet so I could run a streaming stick anywhere I could find power, outside our inside. It turns out the $600.00 - $1000.00 segment of projectors is quite busy with competing offers from BenQ, Optoma, Emerson etc. pitching different perks like DLP, 3D Ready, Native 3D, MHL, powered USB, Glass Lense, Aspect ratios, Brightness etc. All of these seem to be spread out over many many models, some of which classify themselves as "Home Theatre", and others that are "Office. There is also throw distance which covers short throw, long throw, and not listed which seems to be in the middle.
It was a daunting new world. For me I broke it down to what I wanted. Normal throw, higher brightness, 1080P, with awesome reviews. After many, many videos on youtube and spending way too much time on AV forums I narrowed down the playing field to DLP because LCD seems to have much less vibrancy in the picture side by side with all the screenshots I had seen. This left a few players and their versions, which can be confusing because Amazon and the vendors sell older and newer versions of the same product side by side.
I settled on either Ben Q, 1070, 2050, 3050 or Optoma HD141X, HD142X, HD27. The forums tried to push me higher up the chain but for my needs these were the right options. 3D, DLP, 1080P, powered USB, great picture, good battery life. Check.
The BenQ versions seemed to edge out the Optoma versions at nearly every review. While some of the Optomas where less expensive in the hundred to two hundred range and had some awesome features like Native 3D, high resolutions, better specs it seemed that out of the box the BenQ has the edge with amazing quality.
In the end, the price different was only negligible between the older W1070 to the HT2050 and the 3050 differences of the two didn’t wow anyone enough to recommend so I went with the 2050.
Now, how did it work? Out of the box on an Elite Screens 120” It looks amazing. Even considering I am using a Roku streaming stick and the default was 720P, I was impressed, and then overjoyed when I say MLB live with the 1080P turned on. I will leave the spec-head comments to other reviewers and just say that the picture is bright and clear, responds well and is very impressive to everyone that has seen it running in my blacked out garage. No rainbows for me!
Oh, you may be wondering about how light effects the picture. When sunlight hits the screen it dulls it considerably, but when I turn on the garage light I can still see a very good picture. I will say that for the best possible picture try to limit any ambientâ€‹ light. Also, this thing gets hot so a portable AC or fan may be needed in small places with little ventilation.
If your story is like mine know that I spent quite a bit of time reviewing and weighing the benefits of many similar projectors and ended up with this one as my choice, maybe you will do the same.
149 of 156 people found the following review helpful.
This is my first projector and I'm really happy with it
This is my first projector and I'm really happy with it. I can't believe what I've been missing out on. The picture is fantastic, even the black levels in darker type movies are great. We have been using it for movies, TV shows and video games with a PlayStation...zero lag noticed with fast pace gaming. I got carried away with all the reviews and comparisons out there on different projectors. They pretty much all have good reviews, just pick one and roll with it. I was torn between this one and the HT3050($999), I decided to save $200 and do not regret it. If the picture is off a little I'd never know it...it looks every bit as good as my 46" tv and probably better. We are using it with the factory default vivid mode and like it the best. It is lightweight, small and looks nice. I was going to go with the BenQ 1070 to start with but I figured I'd spend a little more and get a newer model to help with resale down the road.
I have 7 foot ceilings so I made my own mount to put it basically directly against the ceiling. The image is just a hair below the centerline of the lens(when mounted upside down) and can be adjusted farther down. I was worried I wouldn't be able to put the screen as high as I wanted but it worked out well. I bought an Elite Screens Sable Frame B2 Series, 110" screen SB110WH2($259), really nice screen by the way. I've added a picture so you can see roughly how high the screen is and how the projector is mounted(picture taken right after screen/projector was mounted,wires and sound system not dealt with yet) I used 1/2" thick by 2 1/2" wide aluminum bars, 18" long to reach over 16" on center floor joist's. I did have to machine some areas because there are some plastic sections that protrude down on the bottom of the projector. I also removed the rear adjustable feet and the pad from the front foot so the 1/2 thick mount would seat against the ceiling. Honestly a good hard 1/2" thick wood could be used for a more easily made mount...it really is light. I mounted the projector to the mounts then the mounts to the ceiling. I'm mounted about 9.5 feet from the screen and I did add about 3/32 worth of shim between the back legs of the mount and the ceiling to bring the image up just a little more. It did not affect the image squareness and helped get the screen a little closer to the ceiling. I did not use any keystone adjustment.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
Love This - After Being Stressed, Clueless, and Paralyzed by Choice!
"Buy a Projector" was on my to-do list for about 6 months. I purged all the junk in my finished basement and was left with an 11 x 15 room that seemed perfect for a small home theater. But oh, the analysis paralysis... I kept pushing it off. I was overwhelmed and felt like I needed to make the perfect choice but didn't have enough information to make that choice.
I bought a nice large sectional to fill the room (room too small for theater seating -- but really, I like the sectional better!) ... but still was trapped in figuring out what projector to buy. I work in tech and am sufficiently geeky, but I don't follow any of the home theater enthusiast stuff. And Amazon kept promoting viewsonic, and I got stuck in the realization that what do I know about DLP vs whatever else there is ... and is reading some dedicated forums from people who seem to dedicate their whole lives to this stuff enough? ... Because I really am out of my element. Should I buy the viewsonic?
If you can relate to this - here's my bottom line: I'm 40 years old, and every time I've bought something that I had to explain as "Well this brand is really just as good as this other brand" it felt like nonstop apologetics. Everything I read comparing viewsonic to BenQ felt like that. And the prices weren't even different. So I decided I didn't want this purchase to be that. I also could have afforded more than this, but I couldn't find anything telling me I needed to spend more. And all I could find on the other brands was that they might actually be good as this model. So I finally decided to just buy this one and knock it off my todo list. And I easily installed it in my basement - using the cheapo ceiling mount that amazon recommends (QualGear PRB-717-WHT Universal Ceiling Mount Projector Accessory) And it's perfect and awesome, and not a single one of the doubts that plagued me for 6 months is there. None of it matters anymore. I'm enjoying my home theater. I have it hooked up to a fire stick which is powered from a USB port in the projector itself - so everything is running from just a single power outlet. The sound is fantastic and I'm not even thinking about speakers - it's great as is. My entire experience post-purchase reassures me that this was a great purchase.. I can't promise that the analysis on which model to buy works out for sure in the favor of this projector, but I CAN promise that setup and installation and quality was so stupidly easy and perfect, that I can't stop to think about any of the doubts I ever had.
I'm glad I bought this projector and have zero regrets. I'm enjoying our new home theater.
As someone who didn't know what I was doing, and then postponed it for months, I can say that I feel very, very good about this purchase. I wish I had just bought this one sooner. That's my only regret.