BenQ HT2050A review & specs

BenQ HT2050A: Quiet Full HD Projector with Low Input Lag

BenQ HT2050A

This compact (15 x 11 x 5 inches) and versatile 1080p projector offers the cinematic picture with high contrast and accurate natural colors. The BenQ HT2050A incorporates several technologies to provide the smooth and detailed Full HD image in the dark and half-lit room.

The projector supports multiple connections for blu-ray players, PC, tablets, smartphones, gaming consoles, etc. It handles the motion efficiently and has low input lag making a worthy gaming option.

The HT2050A is designed for the ceiling mount and is equipped with the lens and keystone adjustment for the optimal quality of the projected image.

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Design

The curved front panel with the small vent grill on the right and large lens funnel renders the projector a modern minimalist style. The controls are situated on top while the lens, focus, and zoom regulators are hidden by the sliding cover. The dials are ribbed in a different way and are responsive and intuitive to use.

The BenQ HT2050A manual mentions the ceiling mount as the primary installation position. Still, the device can be used as a tabletop model thanks to the three rubberized feet. The middle bottom foot is elongated to ensure high stability of the projector on any surface.

Features

The DLP technology allows high contrast ratio of 15,000:1 and more than 1 million colors produced by the lens. The BenQ projector HT2050A doesn’t support 4K or HDR but features native Full HD resolution for contrast and vivid picture with accurate color distribution and highlights. The 3D format is also supported.

The brightness of this device makes 2,200 lumens, and the F-number varies between 2.59 and 2.87, which means the projector fits the dark and semi-lit rooms. The DMD unit ensures fast response that, combined with the input lag of just 16ms, makes it a solid PC / gaming monitor option.

The BenQ HT2050A throw distance is rather small starting with just 8ft where it enables the crisp 1080p image of 100-inch width. The incorporated zoom can enlarge the picture up to 1.3 times ensuring the optimal performance in the small and middle-sized rooms.

Performance

The picture quality is the primary thing to touch in the BenQ HT2050A review. The RGBRGB configuration of the wheel mechanism provides for dense whites standing out even in the lit room. The wheel has 6 segments and rotates with the 6x speed ensuring the slight or zero rainbow effect. The whole image is well balanced featuring deep-textured blacks and accurate tints and shades. The reds and greens are spot-on as well.

The projector emits very little noise. At 29 dB, it’s unlikely to notice even if the device is installed close to the spectator. The unit is equipped with the 10W mono speaker, which is enough for most TV shows and presentations.

The 2D keystone regulator brings flexibility in terms of installation reducing the angled position distortion and keeping the screen square-shaped. The vertical lense adjustments let install the screen with the center on the line with the spectator’s eyes. Zooming option additionally sets the picture to the individual taste while preserving it accurate and detailed.

Common features

Product

BenQ HT2050A

Model

HT2050A

Brand

BenQ

Rating

4.6 of 5

Reviews

321

Resolution

Native resolution

1920 x 1080

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

Full HD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

60 - 180

Projection distance, m/ft

1.5 - 6/3.2 - 19.6

Aspect ratio

16:9

Brightness, lumens

2200

Contrast ratio

15000:1

Throw ratio range

1.15 - 1.5

Color reproduction

1.07 billion

Pixel number

2304000

Projection system

DLP

Noise level, dBA

29

Input lag, ms

16

Power consumption, W

353

Features

Remote control

Mouse functions

HDR

3D

Security

Kensington lock, password protection

Projection method

front, rear, ceiling mount, tabletop

Lamp

Lamp type, W

240

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

3500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

7000

Connectivity

HDMI

2

VGA input

1

Composite video input (RCA)

Audio input (RCA)

1

Audio input (3.5mm)

1

Audio output (3.5mm)

1

SPDIF (optical)

Ethernet (RJ45)

MHL

RS232 (DB-9pin)

1

12V trigger

USB

1

USB (service)

1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

10

Sound type

mono

Video compatibility

NTSC

PAL

SECAM

Lens

F-number

2.59 - 2.87

Focal length, mm

16.88 - 21.88

Lens shift

vertical +/- 10%

Zoom ratio

1.3x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

10

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

0/32

Max, C/F

40/104

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, сm/inches

38.5 x 12.7 x 27.7/15 x 4.79 x 10.9

Weight, kg/pounds

3.3/7.2

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