BenQ X1300i Black Levels were not as good as the Optima UHD50X
BenQ X1300i out-of-the-box modes were far more dialed in.
The X1300i LED light source provided excellent overall color accuracy.
BenQ paid attention to the value of built-in sound for a projector that could find itself on the go. Optomo just made the built-in sound loud, mid range, mono.
Although gaming projectors aren’t a new category, they’ve mainly been relegated to 720P and lower resolution. Recently, with advances in light source quality, low input lag, and a new generation of higher-resolution imagers, this is changing dramatically.
Competition from companies like BenQ, Epson, and even Optoma with models like the UHD30 gaming-focused projector will give the UHD50X some pressure as consumers do have choices in the growing category of gaming-focused projectors.
While there are other smart projectors on the market, the X1300i stands out from the crowd focusing on elevating the quality of home entertainment content and blowing the doors off other projectors’ Game modes, including some of their own.
With its long-lasting, bright 4LED phosphor light source, high-contrast ratio, low-maintenance design, and dedicated Gaming and Entertainment sound and video treVolo-tuned Bongiovi Audio DPS technology, the X1300i would be an excellent choice for those of you considering buying an all-around entertainment projector.
The combination of focus on Gaming and Entertainment, including an excellent implementation of HDR and 3,000 lumens of LED-powered brightness, all packaged into an incredibly stylish form factor for a price of $1,299, makes the BenQ X1300i an excellent solution for your home entertainment needs and desires.
The Optoma UHD30 is 100% identical to the UHD50X from a design point of view. One critical technological difference between these two projectors is that the UHD30 has a 1x zoom vs. the UHD50’s 1.3x zoom. Both projectors are excellent home cinema projectors. Both offer high refresh rates and low input lag. You will have to decide if the UHD50X is worth the $300 price difference (this is at MSRP) for a better lens that provides 1.3X zoom.