The BenQ HT9050 is a 4K UHD pixel shifter, meaning it uses the pixel overlapping technique to get that 8.3 million megapixels, which constitutes 4K resolution, on the screen. It uses the new Texas Instruments DLP chip, which has 2716 x 1528 x2 resolution. That means the BenQ HT9050 has 50% more pixels than the best-of-the-best 1080p pixel shifters.
Though Art felt strongly about a missing key feature, he was quite impressed with the sharpness of the BenQ HT9050. This single-chip DLP projector can rival the sharpness of true 4K projectors, because most of those use 3-chip panels, which tend to have some misconvergence – not so with this HT9050. The projector has an LED light engine, so the lifetime of the BenQ HT9050 will last tens of thousands of hours. You will be replacing the projector for being obsolete long before the light engine reaches the end of its life.
In this video, Art Feierman covers the basics of the BenQ HT9050 and provides his own insights into the projector. Check out this year’s Best Home Theater Projectors Report, where the HT9050 was considered – see how it stacked up against the competition!
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 HT9050 is right for you, and come back to read the review when it publishes late October 2017.