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Benq HT2050 Projector

projectorcentral.com Highly Rated
15000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 29dB Feb 2016
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The BeQ Colorific 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... More
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One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site said that this Benq projector was good. Projectorcentral.com gave this multimedia projector a "Highly Rated" award.

Excellent Expert Reviews

This projector received an expert rating of 100% from projectorcentral.com.

Benq Projectors Have Good Reviews

Benq is one of the better rated data projector brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Benq also has good ratings for its 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

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One Benq HT2050 reviewer mentioned that it was well made. Expert website Projectorcentral.com rated it as very good and mentioned in their review of the Benq HT2050 “The HT3050 and HT2050 are built on the same platform.”.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Benq HT2050 supports 3D image projection, which is unusual. Most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the HT2050 do not support 3D image projection.

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Supports Full HD Projection

The Benq HT2050 supports Full HD projection. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to the HT2050 also support Full HD projection.

There are a number of alternative projectors which support Full HD projection currently available that you might want to consider including the Epson Home Cinema 1040[plb_3842831_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq HT2050 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other new projectors.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including because of it's better review score, the Epson Home Cinema 1040[plb_3842831_price].

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

This data projector has a native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on latest projectors.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

This projector supports a graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA)|1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)|1920 x 1200 (WUXGA), which is the most commonly supported graphics resolution on 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to it.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

At only 29 decibels, the Benq HT2050 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the HT2050. The quietest noise level of recently released multimedia projectors is 29dB, the loudest is 39dB, and the average noise level is 35dB.

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Very Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

At only 27 decibels, the Benq HT2050 has a quite quiet noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the HT2050. The average noise level in economy mode of comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the HT2050 is 29dB.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq HT2050 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the HT2050 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 2,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq HT2050 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to the HT2050. The average projector brightness of new 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightness range from 2,000 ANSI lumens to 6,000 ANSI lumens.

If you want a data projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Epson Home Cinema 1040[plb_3842831_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Quite Short Lamp Service Life

The Benq HT2050 has one of the shorter lamp service lives (only 500 hours) amongst similar spec projectors of this age. The average lamp service life of data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the HT2050 is 4,100h, and the lamp service lives range from 500h to 7,000h.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The Benq HT2050 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port multimedia projector.

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Heavy

15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for the last year have weights of between 2.3g and 4.6kg, and the average weight is 2.8kg. With a weight of 3.3 kilograms, the Benq HT2050 is quite heavy compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec data projectors.

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Very Wide

The average width of comparable spec data projectors that were released in the last 12 months is 320mm, and the widths range from 270mm to 390mm. With a width of 380.5 millimeters, the Benq HT2050 is one of the widest newly released similar spec multimedia projectors amongst data projectors of this age.

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Only One Audio in Port

The Benq HT2050 is a one audio in port projector.

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Fairly High Power Consumption During PowerSave

The Benq HT2050 has one of the higher power consumption during PowerSave (292 Watts) amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age. New multimedia projectors have power consumption during PowerSave of between 0.4W and 400W.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq HT2050

Released Ten Months Ago

It was ten months ago when Benq released the HT2050.

Average Running Costs

The HT2050 has an average running cost of £117 over 1 year based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 18 recently released 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Zoom Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
Component Video in Port
Headphone Output
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Remote (IR) Output
12V Trigger
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
Number of Bulbs
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Brackets Included
3D Glasses Included

1 Award

projectorcentral.com Highly Rated

Expert Reviews

(1)
30 October 2015

Projectorcentral.com

The HT3050 and HT2050 are built on the same platform, but they each have unique characteristics, as follows:1. The HT3050 Cinema mode is more carefully calibrated to target Rec 709 standards while... Read more…

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 10 December 2015 by Sheky
Sheky would recommend the BenQ HT2050

I baught two projectors 3LCD epson 2045 and benq 2050: The main features we buy the projector is the image quality with contrast and how feasible on spending. Lets compare features: 1. Brightness:... Read more…

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £113.13
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £116.82
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq ht2050, visipax 15k1, benq 1920x1080
Barcodes 00779184060789, 00840046033019, 04544438054861

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