BenQ HT2550 review & specs

BenQ HT2550: 4K / HDR Projector with Cinematic Color Grading

BenQ HT2550

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.

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Design

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).

Features

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.

Performance

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.

Common features

Product

BenQ HT2550

Model

HT2550

Brand

BenQ

Rating

3.8 of 5

Reviews

189

Resolution

Native resolution

3840 x 2160

Max resolution (resized)

4096 x 2160

Resolution abbreviation

4K

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

30 - 300

Projection distance, m/ft

2.3 - 9.8/6.2 - 29.5

Aspect ratio

16:9

Brightness, lumens

2200

Contrast ratio

10000:1

Throw ratio range

1.47:1 - 1.76:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion

Pixel number

8847360

Projection system

DLP

Noise level, dBA

33

Input lag, ms

50

Power consumption, W

385

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

4000

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

15000

Connectivity

HDMI

2

VGA input

1

Composite video input (RCA)

Audio input (RCA)

1

Audio input (3.5mm)

Audio output (3.5mm)

1

SPDIF (optical)

Ethernet (RJ45)

MHL

RS232 (DB-9pin)

12V trigger

1

USB

1

USB (service)

1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

5

Sound type

mono

Video compatibility

NTSC

PAL

SECAM

Lens

F-number

Focal length, mm

Lens shift

vertical +/- 40%

Zoom ratio

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40

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

13 x 35 x 27/5.1 x 13.7 x 10.6

Weight, kg/pounds

4.2/8.8

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