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BenQ to release new HT models

BenQ will be announcing three new home theater models next month, and we've got some preliminary information on those releases...

The trio of new models includes the HT4050, the HT3050, and the HT2050. These are all DLP-based, 1920x1080 projectors, and some of the specs and prices are as follows;

HT4050: 2000 lumens, 1.6x zoom, H+V lens shift, 10-watt Hifi speaker, 3D, 2D to 3D conversion, dual HDMI (one with MHL), Rec 709 Cinematic color ($1,399)

HT3050: 1800 lumens, 1.3x zoom, vertical lens shift, 20-watt stereo sound, dual HDMI (one with MHL), Rec 709 Cinematic color ($999)

HT2050: 2000 lumens, 1.3x zoom, vertical lens shift, 10-watt Hifi speaker, dual HDMI ($799)

Many of the specs are not yet published. We have no contrast ratings, and though we presume all models are 3D enabled, it was not specifically noted in the materials we received. The HT4050 is slated to commence shipment in October. It is not clear when the HT3050 and HT2050 will begin shipping, but review samples should be here in about two weeks.

We are anxious to see how these new models stack up against the surprisingly robust Epson 2040, which outperforms the BenQ HT1075 and HT1070 in several important respects including brightness, image clarity, detail definition, and image depth/three-dimensionality.

Evan Powell


Reader Comments(4 comments)

Posted Sep 19, 2015 12:36 AM PST

By tjcoldwell

No new short throw models? :(

Speaking of new short throw models, the LG PF1000U is already on-sale at Newegg! Any chance you'll be reviewing it soon? I'm really hoping to see the input lag numbers to see if can best the poor numbers of the PF1500. :)

Posted Sep 20, 2015 2:06 AM PST

By Roons

Well this is a coup for projector central.

Benq HT1070/HT1075 arguably a profound product in moving projection to the more populous mass market living room space. Instead of the much smaller market of the cave.

Very interested to see what steps this new groups of projectors make. Judging by specs Epson might have already out foxed them on lumens. Not good, as this is a crucial factor for the mass market living room space, but not everything of course.

Looking forward to reviews.

Posted Aug 3, 2016 7:16 PM PST

By Amit B

Hey Evan, any word if they will be releasing a new set of projectors for October of this year? (2016). Thanks!

Posted Aug 4, 2016 6:21 AM PST

By Evan Powell, Editor

Amit, they just announced the HT6050. No word on any lower priced HT models.

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