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Benq HT3050 Projector

projectorcentral.com Highly Rated
15000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 29dB Feb 2016
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The BeQ Colorific HT3050 elevates the home cinema experience to a whole new level, thanks to BeQ technology that achieves the Rec. 709 cinematic color reproduction, delivering the exact color... More
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Review BenQ HT3050 1080p 3D DLP Home Theater Projector
BenQ HT3050 3D DLP Projector Review

13 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at one expert review site decided that this projector was good. Projectorcentral.com gave this Benq data projector a "Highly Rated" award.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This Benq projector received an expert rating of 100 out of 100 from projectorcentral.com. If all the new projectors are ranked by average expert review score then this multimedia projector is in the top 1%.

Benq Projectors Have Good Reviews

Battery powered projectors produced by Benq have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all projectors (not just battery powered projectors) and found that Benq also has good reviews across its entire range.

Robust

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 similar spec projectors that have been available for the last year which do not support 3D image projection.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq HT3050 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other recently released data projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq HT3050 is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. The best resolution of all comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released in the last 12 months is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The Benq HT3050 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1280 x 720 (HD 720). In addition, this data projector supports a graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA). The resolution of all recently released comparable spec multimedia projectors ranges from 640 x 350 to 3840 x 2160.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

At 20 Watts, the Benq HT3050 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for the last year. Across all the new data projectors the RMS rated power range from 1W to 26W.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Benq HT3050 is a two HDMI port multimedia projector. Most of the other battery powered projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HT3050 have between one and two HDMI ports.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Benq HT3050 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the battery powered projectors that came out in the last 12 months. This Benq projector is a two USB 2.0 port data projector compared to most of the projectors that have been available for a similar time to the HT3050 which only have one USB 2.0 port.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of latest similar spec multimedia projectors is 32dB. With a noise level of only 29 decibels, the Benq HT3050 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other battery powered projectors that have been available for around the same time as the HT3050.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

Comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the HT3050 have projector brightness of between 65 ANSI lumens and 3,500 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 890 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 2,000 ANSI lumens, the Benq HT3050 has one of the brighter projector brightness amongst battery powered projectors of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Benq HT3050 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other battery powered projectors that have been available for around the same time as the HT3050 also do not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq HT3050 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other projectors that came out in the last 12 months also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

The shortest lamp service life of battery powered projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the HT3050 is 3,000h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 20,000h. At only 3,500 hours, the Benq HT3050 has a fairly short lamp service life compared to most of the other recently released similar spec data projectors.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The service life of lamp in economic mode of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the HT3050 range from 5,000h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 19,000h. The Benq HT3050 has one of the shorter service life of lamp in economic mode (only 5,000 hours) amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Heavy

At 3.6 kilograms, the Benq HT3050 is quite heavy compared to most of the other battery powered projectors that have been on the market for the last year. The weights of newly released projectors range from 130g to 8.3kg.

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Very Wide

When compared to other new projectors, the Benq HT3050's width of 380.5 millimeters is one of the widest. The average width of latest battery powered projectors is 170mm.

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1 Other reason to consider the Benq HT3050

Released Ten Months Ago

It was ten months ago when Benq released the HT3050.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
Component Video in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Remote (IR) Output
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Colour
Power
Power Source
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content

1 Award

projectorcentral.com Highly Rated

Expert Reviews

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30 October 2015

Projectorcentral.com

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…

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