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BenQ Home Theater HT2050

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews of BenQ Home Theater HT2050. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Comments about the design and price are overall positive. The usability and image quality also get good comments. Reviews are divided on the noise. Many are critical about the reliability and size.

image quality, usability, price, design

size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the BenQ Home Theater HT2050 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for BenQ Home Theater HT2050


alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 user reviews of BenQ Home Theater HT2050 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Reviews about the design and price are on the whole positive. The usability and image quality also get good opinions. Opinions are divided on the noise. Many are less positive about the reliability and size.

image quality, usability, price, design

size, reliability

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: BenQ HT2050 1080p 3D DLP Home Theater Projector (2015 Model)BenQ HT2050 1080p 3D DLP Home Theater Projector (2015 Model)

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (

BenQ HT2050 review


Like many decisions in life, whether to spend more money for a better picture is a matter of priorities. Most projector buyers can appreciate the difference in image quality between ultracheap units like the $150 iRulu BL20 and the significantly better...

The BenQ HT2050 has excellent overall image quality with superb black levels and contrast for the money. A shorter-throw lens helps it project a larger image in smaller spaces. It's relatively affordable for this level of quality.

Competing projectors can get brighter and offer more-accurate color out of the box.

If you have a bit extra in your projector budget and can appreciate its excellent image, the BenQ HT2050 is the best choice at this price level.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : M. David Stone (

BenQ HT2050


The BenQ HT2050 home-entertainment projector delivers high quality for both 2D and 3D video, a short lag time for gamers, and—except for black-and-white videos—shows very few rainbow artifacts.

Full 1080p resoltuion in 2D and 3D. 1.3x zoom. Modest vertical lens shift. Better sound quality than most home-entertainment projectors. Very few rainbow artifacts with color images and short lag time in testing.

No 3D glasses included. Shows rainbow artifacts in black-and-white video in our tests.

Conclusion If you insist on a projector that's rainbow free, your obvious choice in this category is the Epson 2040, which you should consider in any case for its highly attractive balance of image quality, brightness, portability, and capability. If...

Dec, 2015

TechGearLab Editors' Choice Award

Expert review by : Max Mutter (

BenQ HT2050 Review


Excellent image quality and a whisper quiet fan, a fantastic home theater option

Great image quality, vibrant colors, full HD

Dim lamp, not ideal for well lit rooms

For those looking to spend less than $1000 for a home theater rig, the HT2050 is the clear choice. It offers the best image quality you will find in this price range. Well lit rooms do dull the colors a bit. If you don't mind this the HT2050 is a good...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Heinonen (

The Best $1,000 Projector


After spending 110 hours testing, the BenQ HT2050 is the best $1,000 projector, with accurate color and light output matching more expensive models.

Like its predecessor, the HT2050 is one of the few projectors in its price range that has accurate colors. It also has a bright, punchy image with low noise and low input lag. Unless you’re one of the small minority of people who notice and can’t stand...

Apr, 2016

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Quality Problems


I can only say that I am perplexed as to why the unit will not operate. I worked with it for many hours, trying to examine every possibility. This thing simply must be a defective unit. And, the no refund policy makes me wonder if overheating is a...


o Unit initially would not remain on for more than 5 minutes, overheating triggers a shutdown. o After allowing it to cool down, repeated attempts were not successful, to the point that shutdown now happens within a minute or two of startup. o There...

May, 2016

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Better than a 70+ inch 1080p TV


Looks great on 135" screen. Keystone correction gives minimal distortion. Fan is pretty quiet. Rainbow effects are minimal. It works great for gaming with no noticeable input lag.

Pain in the urethra to set up, but that is to be expected with wall-mounted projectors

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications


Colour of product:White
Product Type:Wall-mounted projector


Built-in Display: No


Bulb power:240
Service life of lamp:500

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):2.59 - 2.87
Focal length range (f-f):16.9 - 21.9
Throw ratio:1.15 - 1.5


Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1
RMS rated power:10


Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Packaging Content

3D glasses included: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Mounting brackets included: Yes
Remote control type:iR


Horizontal scan range:23 - 120
Noise Level:29
Noise level (economic mode):27
Number of bulbs:1
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Vertical scan range:23 - 120

Ports & interfaces

12V trigger: Yes
Audio (L,R) in:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone outputs:1
Remote (IR) output:2
RS-232 ports:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (PowerSave):292
Power Consumption (Standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):353
Power Source:AC


Contrast ratio (typical):15000:1
Keystone correction, horizontal:±40
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Number of Colours:1.073 billion colours
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:2200
Projector native resolution:1080p (1920x1080)
Screen size compatibility:1524 - 7620
Zoom ratio:1.3:1


3D: Yes
Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Full HD: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:640 x 480 (VGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Supported video modes:480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p

Weight & Dimensions

Height :12.2