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13 Reasons For
Excellent Expert Reviews
Projector expert review site projectorcentral.com scored this data projector 100 out of 100. If all the latest similar spec projectors are ranked by average expert review score then this Benq multimedia projector is in the top 1%.
Benq Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors
We calculated the average reviews for all Benq projectors and also specifically for Benq battery powered projectors and found that in both cases Benq had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.
One Benq HT3050 owner reckoned that it was well made. Projectorcentral.com said in their Benq HT3050 review “The HT3050 and HT2050 are built on the same platform.” and scored this projector very highly.
Supports 3D Image Projection
The Benq HT3050 supports 3D image projection, unlike most of the other battery powered projectors that have been around for around the same time as the HT3050 which do not support 3D image projection.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other battery powered projectors that are a comparable age to the HT3050, the Benq HT3050 has a built-in speaker.
1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution
This projector has a native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is typical of many multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to it.
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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution supported by the Benq HT3050 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 57% more resolution than a 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by latest comparable spec multimedia projectors. This multimedia projector also supports a graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA). The worst resolution of all new multimedia projectors is 640 x 350 and the best is 3840 x 2160.
Two Built-In Speakers
The Benq HT3050 has more built-in speakers than most of the similar spec data projectors that were released in the last 12 months. This data projector is a two built-in speaker data projector compared to most of the new comparable spec multimedia projectors which only have one built-in speaker.
Very High RMS Rated Power
The Benq HT3050 has a very high RMS rated power (20 Watts) compared to most of the other battery powered projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the HT3050. Across all the battery powered projectors that were launched around the same time as the HT3050 the RMS rated power range from 1W to 20W.
Two HDMI Ports
Most of the other recently released similar spec projectors only have one HDMI port, however the Benq HT3050 has two HDMI ports.
Two USB 2.0 Ports
The Benq HT3050 is a two USB 2.0 port projector.
Very Big Lamp Power
The Benq HT3050 has a very big lamp power (240 Watts) compared to most of the other battery powered projectors that are a comparable age to the HT3050. The smallest lamp power of battery powered projectors that came out around the same time as the HT3050 is 190W, the biggest is 240W, and the average lamp power is 220W.
Quite Bright Projector Brightness
The average projector brightness of comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the HT3050 is 950 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightness range from 65 ANSI lumens to 3,600 ANSI lumens. The Benq HT3050 has one of the brighter projector brightness (2,000 ANSI lumens) amongst battery powered projectors of this age.
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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
The Benq HT3050 does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other battery powered projectors that are a comparable age to the HT3050 also do not support WiFi connectivity.
Does Not Support Full HD Projection
The Benq HT3050 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other battery powered projectors that are a similar age to the HT3050 also do not support Full HD projection.
Quite Small Offset
Comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the HT3050 have offsets of between 1.5% and 120%, and the average offset is 100%. The Benq HT3050 has a fairly small offset (only 105 percent) compared to most of the other latest projectors.
Very Short Lamp Service Life
Across all the comparable spec projectors that have been available for the last year the lamp service lives range from 3,000h to 30,000h. With a lamp service life of only 3,500 hours, the Benq HT3050 has a quite short lamp service life compared to most of the other recently released similar spec multimedia projectors.
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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
At only 5,000 hours, the Benq HT3050 has a fairly short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other new data projectors. The average service life of lamp in economic mode of new battery powered projectors is 19,000h, and the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 5,000h to 30,000h.
When compared to other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the HT3050, the weight of the Benq HT3050 of 3.6 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Across all the newly released similar spec multimedia projectors the weights range from 83g to 3.6kg.
When compared to other battery powered projectors that came out in the last 12 months, the Benq HT3050's width of 380.5 millimeters is one of the widest. The widths of newly released projectors range from 62mm to 390mm.
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Average Noise Level
At 29 decibels, the Benq HT3050 has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other new battery powered projectors.
Native Projector Resolution
2,000 ANSI lumens
Horizontal Keystone Correction
-30 - 30
Vertical Keystone Correction
-30 - 30
Number of Colours
Compatible Screen Size
60 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
Vertical Lens Shift Range
-10 - 10
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
-10 - 10
2.59 - 2.87
Focal Length Range
16.88 - 21.88
3D Image Projection
640 x 480 (VGA), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Ports & Interfaces
Component Video in Port
PC Audio Input
PC Audio Output
D-Sub PC in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Remote (IR) Output
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 102
Vertical Scan Range
23 - 120
On Screen Display Language
ARA, BUL, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CRO, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR
The HT3050 and HT2050 are built on the same platform, but they each have unique characteristics, as follows:1. The HT3050 Cinema mode is more carefully calibrated to target Rec 709 standards while... Read more…