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BenQ HT2050A
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$799.99 at Amazon
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Pros Great image quality, vibrant colors, full HDVery good image quality, good color accuracy, full HDCrystal clear text, portable, bright lamp, full HDImpressive image quality, accurate colors, high resolutionGood image quality, full HD
Cons Dim lamp, not ideal for well lit roomsDim lamp, not ideal for well-lit roomsNot the best cinematic image qualityLow brightness, tiny remote controlWeak zoom, not very bright
Bottom Line Incredible image quality combined with a quiet fan make this the best option under $1000 for a home theaterA good option for your budding home theater, but only if you can find it on saleHD clarity and a bright lamp make this the best sub $1000 option for business presentationsBest home theater projector in its price rangeCombining good image quality and a reasonably quiet fan make this a good choice for home cinemas if you don't want to pay top dollar
Rating Categories BenQ HT2050A Epson Home Cinema... Epson Pro EX9220 BenQ HT1070A Optoma HD27
Image Quality (45%)
9
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7
Ease Of Use (25%)
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Brightness (15%)
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Fan Noise (15%)
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Specs BenQ HT2050A Epson Home Cinema... Epson Pro EX9220 BenQ HT1070A Optoma HD27
Projection Technology DLP 3LCD 3LCD DLP DLP
Specification Brightness 2200 Lumens 2500 Lumens 3600 Lumens 2200 Lumens 3200 Lumens
Measured Brightness 1548 Lumens 1943 Lumens 2701 Lumens 1496 Lumens 1102 Lumens
Maximum Resolution 1080p 1080p 1920 x 1200 1080p 1080p
Contrast Ratio 15000:1 60000:1 15000:1 15000:1 25000:1
Apect Ratio Native 16:9 Native 16:9 Native 16:10 Native 16:9 Native 16:9
Zoom Ratio 1.0- 1.3 1.0- 1.6 1.0- 1.2 1.0- 1.2 1.0-1.1
Throw Ratio (wide to zoom) 1.15 to 1.5 1.33 to 2.16 1.50 - 1.71 1.37 - 1.64 1.48 - 1.61
Backlit Remote Yes No No No Yes
Vertical Keystoning Correciton Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Horizontal Keystoning Correciton Yes Yes Yes No No
Lens Shift Yes No No No No
Dimensions 15" x 4.8" x 11" 12.2" x 11.2" x 4.8" 11.9" x 9.9" x 3.6" 13.1" x 3.9" x 9.5" 11.7" x 9" x 3.7"
Weight (pounds) 7.3 7.7 6.2 5.6 5.2
Warranty 1 Year Limited 2 Year Limited 2 Year Limited 1 Year Limited 1 Year Limited
Lens Cover Yes Yes Yes No Yes
3D Capable Yes Yes No Yes Yes
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