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BenQ HT8050 Video - 4K UHD Home Theater Projector At A Glance

Posted on October 31, 2017 By Phil Jones

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.

You’re going to come across a lot of options when searching for your next home theater projector. How do you choose? We understand that the sheer amount of possibilities can be overwhelming, which is why we’re putting out these short videos. These “At A Glance” projector videos are here to serve as a brief overview of each projector, so that you can get an idea of the projectors’ specs, special features, hardware, etc., and decide quickly about whether it’s worth your time to read its review. If the projector doesn’t have what you’re looking for, why bother?

BenQ HT8050 Highlights

  • 2200 lumens
  • Lamp-based
  • Single-chip DLP - razor sharp image and no panel misconvergence
  • 6 preset color modes and two savable User modes
  • Extensive lens shift and 1.5:1 zoom for superior placement flexibility
  • Large remote control with nice backlight (orange)
  • Very well laid out navigation menus
  • Very quiet, even at full power
  • Support for anamorphic lens
  • No support for HDR or BT.2020
  • User manual provided on CD
  • 3 Year Warranty


From the Editor: This video was created as a brief overview of the BenQ HT8050 projector. It was edited and produced by Nikki Kahl and features Art Feierman, editor of

Videos that are part of the Projector Reviews TV channel are created by Projector Reviews Inc. If we review a projector and it wins one of our awards, it becomes eligible for a video summary. Of course, we can only do a limited number of these videos. In some cases, we will choose a projector review to do a video of. In other cases, a request may come from the manufacturer. As we do with the rest of the content on our website, we offer manufacturers Permissions.

With these paid Permissions, manufacturers can post these videos on their own websites, pass them out to their dealers, and use them for other promotional purposes including trade shows and point-of-sale displays in retail stores. These videos are very short versions of the full review. In just a few minutes worth of video we can’t begin to capture all the information in the review, so we call this a video summary.

If this video is positive and enthusiastic about the projector, is simply because the review itself was positive and enthusiastic. We try to make the videos more fun, a bit less dry, with far less technical detail. Enjoy, but also visit the full review for more depth, even the settings that work best. Thanks! -art

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