The BenQ HT8050 is a $7,995 4K UHD, 2,200 lumen lamp-based projector. Using the new Texas Instruments DLP chip, it accomplishes the 8.3 million megapixels of 4K by pixel shifting. As such, its resolution is actually 2716 x 1528 x 2 – that’s 50% more pixels than 1080p pixel shifters. The BenQ HT8050 has an older brother, the HT9050, which is the one we reviewed. We actually had the HT8050 in for review, but opted to review the HT9050, due to its having more features for only a grand more.
Though Art sent the HT8050 back to BenQ without a review, he did have some good things to say about it, and clever ideas about the projectors uses outside of the home theater. The sharpness of the projector is a major selling point of the BenQ HT8050, but, why read when you can watch? Let’s get onto the video! In this video, Art Feierman covers the basics of the BenQ HT8050 and provides his own insights into the projector.
The video features photos of the projector in action, as well as video clips from “Ultimate Wave Tahiti” by Stephen Low Productions. The photos from The Hunger Games are incredibly sharp, as are the video clips. Though no match for viewing the projector in person, these clips and photos give a good idea of the quality of the projector’s image. Check out the video to see if the HT8050 is right for you, and check out the HT9050’s review and At A Glance video – the projectors are quite similar, minus the differences discussed in this video.