The PowerLite Home Cinema 2040 has been discontinued. You can find out about its successor, and other current models, in our up-to-date projector review.
The PowerLite Home Cinema 2040 is a top notch movie machine that fell just short of the Editors' Choice Award winner in our testing. While you can get some extra performance from the BenQ HT2050, we don't foresee any buyer's remorse for those that choose to go with the PowerLite. It provides very good image quality and color accuracy in full high definition resolution, and can easily anchor any home theater. Its relatively dim lamp means it looks slightly washed out when used in a well lit room, but still provides passable quality in that situation.