The BenQ HT2050 may be the heavier cousin to its direct rivals which can be an issue if you’re in the market for an affordable 1080p 2D and 3D home-entertainment projector in which you can easily carry from room-to-room. But whatever it loses in being compact and lightweight, it gains to have one of the best sound systems in its class, well, according to BenQ anyway. So the question is, can it live up to its promise of having quality sound? And can its sound really do away with its downside of having a bit more heft?
The BenQ HT2050 Promises Good Picture Quality and Audio Despite Being a Heavy Contender
Being lightweight is generally a plus when it comes to home-entertainment projectors, but you won’t find that in the BenQ HT2050. But if weight is not an issue then you may find the HT2050 to be a strong contender for the home-entertainment projector category.
One notable design of the HT2050 projector is that it is built around a single DLP chip. Hence, it has two disadvantages as compared to three-chip LCD models. With a single-chip DLP, there will be rainbow artifacts (flashes of red-blue-green), and they typically have different white brightness than that of color brightness. The good news here is that the HT2050 shows fewer rainbow artifacts as compared to other DLP models, even when it only has one DLP chip.
For its dimensions, it measures in at 4.8 x 15 x 10.9-inches, which is small enough to find inside a room quite easily, even despite it having to be a bit larger than other home-entertainment models. The setup procedures are standard which means you won’t have too much trouble installing it. A welcoming addition is a modest vertical lens shift, which lets users adjust the image up or down by roughly 4.5-percent of the screen height from the center.
When it comes to image quality in either 2D or 3D, it is near excellent. The performance is somewhere in between the good-to-excellent line in terms of color quality, shadow detail, and skin tones. In terms of sound, the 10-watt speaker is able to deliver far better audio quality than its rivals. It even has enough volume to fill a large family room.
While the BenQ HT2050 may not have the portability you are looking for, it does make up for it with excellent sound, a near-excellent picture quality, and some neat extra features.