If you aim for the large high-quality 4K picture for your home theater and don’t want to break the bank, check the BenQ HT2550 review. This middle-class UHD projector features several color enhancing technologies including HDR and produces a balanced 4K image in the dark and semi-lit room.
The projector features all necessary connections to hook up a Blu-ray player, a gaming console, a PC, and an acoustic system. However, wireless isn’t an option here. The picture can be corrected via the keystone shift and zoomed. The lamp life is standard but can be considerably extended using the Eco mode.
The BenQ HT2550 has distinct modern looks making it stand out among competitors. The body of the device is white while the front panel is matte black, with the small curved-in grill on the left. The lens window is a large golden-rimmed circle attracting attention to the objective.
The upper panel is standard for BenQ projectors and features a set of navigation and power buttons. The zoom switch and focus dial are located closer to the front and are easy to find and handle.
The box is seated on three padded feet, the central one being longer than the other two, and ensuring high stability on the table top or another surface. The HT2550 remote is a white rectangular wand with colored Power On and Off buttons and backlight (enabled by a special button).
The BenQ HT2550 manual states the device supports over eight million of pixels and the vast color gamut of more than one billion colors. It implements the RGBRGB color wheel and has an integrated Rec.709 color distribution map with 96% coverage.
The brightness of this model makes 2,200 lumens, and the projector can provide the maximum luminosity in the HDR mode. Also, the BenQ Auto HDR specific function additionally controls color distribution. The device supports the 3D format, which is rarely found in the 4K/HDR projectors segment.
Acoustics, built in the HT 2550 BenQ model, is represented by the 5W mono speaker. The fan noise of this projector can reach 33 dB. It provides vertical keystone regulation and 1.2X zoom. The throw distance is rather long making from 1.47 to 1.76. This means the projector is capable of producing a smooth 100-inch picture at about 6.2ft and is suitable for middle-sized and big rooms.
The colors produced by the BenQ HT2550 4K UHD HDR home theater projector are rich and detailed. There are numerous hues and transitions are smooth and natural. Reds and yellows are spot-on, greens might seem a bit overly accentuated in the brightest mode. The whites are solid and warm, while greys and blacks feature the highest uniformity only in the dark room.
The image overall looks smooth and crisp. The details are distinct, but the contrast is a bit insufficient due to slightly blurred shade edges in the lit room. The HDR peaks are precise and bright, while a slight halo effect can be noticed. The zoom is efficient and has the same contrast ratio as the default picture.
The audio produced by the HT2550 BenQ projector features good volume for small and middle-sized rooms. The voices and dialogs are distinct; still, the bass is thin in the musical accompaniment. The fan noise is audible in the quiet scenes but not irritating.