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Benq HT3050 Projector

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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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13 Reasons For

One Industry Award

Projectorcentral.com gave this multimedia projector a "Highly Rated" award.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Projector expert review site projectorcentral.com scored this Benq projector 100%. This puts this multimedia projector in the top 1% of all the latest projectors when ranked by average expert review score.

Good Brand

Based on 2,086 expert and owner reviews, Benq has good reviews for its multimedia projectors. Benq also has good reviews specifically within its battery powered projectors range compared to other brands.

Robust

One customer who reviewed it thought it was well made. Projectorcentral.com wrote in their review of the Benq HT3050 two years ago “The HT3050 and HT2050 are built on the same platform.”.

Supports 3D

The Benq HT3050 supports 3D, unlike most of the other recently released battery powered projectors which do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other new battery powered projectors, the Benq HT3050 has a built-in speaker(s).

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The Benq HT3050 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the HT3050 the resolution ranges from WVGA (854x480) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Benq HT3050 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over four times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 800 x 600 (SVGA). In addition, this projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA). The resolution of all comparable spec projectors that have been available for the last year ranges from 640 x 350 to 3840 x 2160.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

When compared to other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the HT3050 that we have checked the RMS rated power of, the Benq HT3050's RMS rated power of 20 Watts is one of the highest. The RMS rated powers of battery powered projectors that have been available for a similar time to the HT3050 range from 1W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 3.8W.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Benq HT3050 has more HDMI ports quantitys than most of the latest projectors. This projector is a two HDMI ports quantity data projector compared to most of the multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the HT3050 which only have one HDMI ports quantity.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Benq HT3050 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity projector. Most of the other latest comparable spec multimedia projectors only have one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of data projectors that were launched in the last 12 months is 29dB and the loudest is 41dB. The Benq HT3050 has a fairly quiet noise level (only 29 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the HT3050.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

Projectors that have been on the market for the last year have projector brightnesss of between 65 ANSI lumens and 3,500 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 810 ANSI lumens. The Benq HT3050 has one of the brighter projector brightnesss (2,000 ANSI lumens) amongst battery powered projectors of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most new battery powered projectors do not support wi-Fi. The Benq HT3050 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq HT3050 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other battery powered projectors that were launched in the last year also do not support full HD.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The Benq HT3050 has a fairly short service life of lamp (only 3,500 hours) compared to most of the other battery powered projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the HT3050. Battery powered projectors that are a similar age to the HT3050 have service life of lamps of between 3,000h and 30,000h.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The service life of lamp (economic mode)s of recently released similar spec projectors range from 5,000h to 30,000h. With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 5,000 hours, the Benq HT3050 has one of the shorter service life of lamp (economic mode)s amongst battery powered projectors of this age.

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Very Heavy

Across all the battery powered projectors that were released in the last year the weights range from 130g to 3.6kg. The weight of the Benq HT3050 of 3.6 kilograms is one of the heaviest amongst latest comparable spec multimedia projectors.

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1 Other reason to consider the Benq HT3050

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was eleven months ago when this battery powered projector was released.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC Audio in
PC Audio Out
PC in (D-Sub)
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Remote (IR) Output
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Power
Power Source
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included

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Expert Reviews

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30 October 2015

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq ht3050
Barcodes 00840046033453, 04913603122481

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