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BenQ HT2550 Projector First Look Review Video – 4K UHD Under $2000

Posted on July 16, 2018 By Phil Jones

The BenQ HT2550 is a 2,200 lumen, DLP projector that uses the new Texas Instruments 4K UHD DLP chip to get 8.3 million pixels on the screen, which is the standard for 4K. The HT2550 is intended for dark rooms and movie watching. The BenQ has a home entertainment equivalent, which has more lumens and is more for sports viewing, as it has two modes specifically geared toward indoor and outdoor sports. They are virtually identical in specs and feature set, with only a couple minor differences: lumens and the color wheel. The BenQ HT2550 and TK800 go for $1,499, one of the lowest prices for 4K capable projectors!

The BenQ HT2550 is a pixel shifter, but it’s not the usual 1920x1080 x2 or 2716x1528 x2. This projector uses the new Texas Instruments 4K UHD chip that takes a regular 1080p image and pixel shifts it four times, making it sharper than the 1920x1080p x2 pixel shifters. It accepts 4K content, so you’ll be able to watch all your favorite 4K UHD films. It is most at home in a dedicated home theater or room with good lighting control, and can even be taken outside for and outdoor movie night, due to its brightness and internal speakers. If you’ve got a bright room, consider the TK800.

The video features video clips from “Ultimate Wave Tahiti” by Stephen Low Productions and photos of the projector in action. The video clips give a little taste of what the projector can do – it has great color, right out of the box, and is even better once calibrated! Check it out to see if this projector is right for you, and visit our review for even more in-depth information!

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  • DLP Projection Technology
  • 1920 x 1080 x4 Resolution
  • 2,200 Lumens – Bright enough to handle a good amount of ambient light and use outdoors for a movie night
  • 10,000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • Good Lamp Life – 4,000 Hours in Full Power, 8,000 in Smart ECO Mode
  • Vertical and Horizontal Keystone Correction
  • 1.2:1 Manual Zoom
  • Built-in 5-Watt Mono Speaker
  • Light-Weight/Portable at Approx. 9.25 Pounds
  • HDMI HDCP 2.2 for 4K Content
  • Great for Movie Watching
  • Good Color Accuracy


From the Editor: This video was created as a brief overview of the BenQ HT2550 projector. It was edited and produced by Nikki Kahl and features Art Feierman, editor of

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