BenQ HT2150ST vs BenQ HT2050

High-Quality Full HD Picture: BenQ HT2150ST vs BenQ HT2050

BenQ HT2150ST vs BenQ HT2050

Both models feature the DLP matrix standing for good contrast and focus while yielding in term of brightness and color density to other projectors in the class. The key difference to choose BenQ HT2050 vs BenQ HT2150ST is in resolution handling, throw ratio. It’s also worth to compare the throw distance and speaker specs.

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Properties

The projectors feature the same brightness and contrast specs, with the good amount of black; still, some white spots might be seen on particularly light-colored pictures. The BenQ HT2150ST vs HT2050 has shorter throw with the considerable throw ratio, making it a good choice for gaming. It also integrates quite decent 20W stereo speaker to support immersive gaming interface with the quality sound. In comparison, the BenQ HT2050 has longer projection distance and bigger input lag. Still, its large resolution (over 8 mln pixels) makes it a great device for movie-watching.

Design & build quality

By inspecting BenQ HT2150ST vs BenQ HT2050 design, I can say that they look and weigh much the same, having the stylish compact box with rounded angles, and somewhat small and flat navigation buttons on the top. The BenQ HT2150ST versus the HT2050 is more versatile, as it can be mounted in the rear position. The BenQ HT2050 can throw the picture from the ceiling mount, front or tabletop as well. It can be adjusted vertically up to 40 degrees, enabling more options for its easy installation.

BenQ HT2150ST pros & cons

Pros

  • Rich color and accurate blending provide a lifelike dynamic picture.
  • Functional handy remote with good buttons onset.
  • The projector features both audio input & output enabling the connection of the external speaker.

Cons

  • Blacks are a bit washed out in the light environment.
  • The projector is demanding for upgraded HDMI cables (otherwise no signal is transmitted).

BenQ HT2050 pros & cons

Pros

  • Long focal distance enables the crisp highly detailed picture and efficient zooming without image quality loss.
  • Integrated Day/Night calibration lets tweaking the settings immediately for the different amount of environment light.
  • The HDTV works well providing high picture quality and no lip-sync issues.

Cons

  • HDMI ports are somewhat wobbling and tend to shake off the connection.
  • The fan becomes noisy upon a considerable load.

BenQ HT2150ST

BenQ HT2150ST review

Jun 30, 2020

If you’re not aiming at 4K but wish to have a high-quality picture with high contrast for your movie watching or gaming, check the BenQ HT2150ST review. This model supports short throw and will...

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BenQ HT2050

BenQ HT2050 review

Jul 08, 2020

The BenQ DLP HD 1080p projector (HT2050) has highly competitive black levels, shadow detail, and contrast that make it simple to enjoy its performance. The device is supplemented with Kensington lock...

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Common

Product

BenQ HT2150ST
BenQ HT2050

Model

HT2150ST
HT2050

Brand

BenQ
BenQ

Rating

4.6 of 5
4.3 of 5

Reviews

321
283

Resolution

Native resolution

1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200
1920 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

Full HD
Full HD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

60 - 180
60 - 180

Projection distance, m/ft

0.9 - 3.3/1.8 - 9.8
1.3 - 7.6/3.2 - 22.9

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

Brightness, lumens

2200
2200

Contrast ratio

15000:1
15000:1

Throw ratio range

0.69 - 0.83
1.15 - 1.5

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Pixel number

2304000
8300000

Projection system

DLP
DLP

Noise level, dBA

37
29

Input lag, ms

16
33

Power consumption, W

353
375

Features

Remote control

Mouse functions

HDR

3D

Security

Kensington lock, password protection
Kensington lock, password protection

Projection method

front, rear, ceiling mount, tabletop
front, ceiling mount, tabletop

Lamp

Lamp type, W

240
240

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

3500
3500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

7000
5000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
2

VGA input

1
1

Composite video input (RCA)

1

Audio input (RCA)

1

Audio input (3.5mm)

1

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
1

SPDIF (optical)

Ethernet (RJ45)

MHL

RS232 (DB-9pin)

1
1

12V trigger

1
1

USB

1
1

USB (service)

1
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

20
10

Sound type

stereo
mono

Video compatibility

NTSC

PAL

SECAM

Lens

F-number

2.6 - 2.78
2.59 - 2.87

Focal length, mm

10.2 - 12.24
16.88 - 21.88

Lens shift

vertical +/- 20%
vertical +/- 10%

Zoom ratio

1.3x
1.3x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

20
40

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

0/32
5/41

Max, C/F

40/104
35/95

User manual

Manual

N/A
N/A

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, сm/inches

12.1 x 38.1 x 27.6/4.8 x 15 x 10.9
37.85 x 12.19 x 27.69/14.9 x 4.8 x 10.9

Weight, kg/pounds

3.60/7.93
3.30/7.27

Projectors HelpToChoose comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 13.6
  • 10.2
  • 13.6BenQ HT2150ST
  • 10.2BenQ HT2050

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