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The BenQ HT2050 has the best picture quality of any projector under $1000. Compared to other similarly priced projectors, it has better contrast, much higher brightness and more accurate colors. It produces a surprisingly high quality picture for such an in-expensive projector. The 2200 Lumens of brightness on this BenQ is high enough to deal with some ambient light. You can watch movies in daytime as long as you have the curtains rolled down. A 15,000:1 contrast ratio means that the white image is 15,000 times brighter than the black image. This gives the projector great black-levels and shadow detail so the dark scenes in movies will look great. See More
Rainbow effects are an issue for this projector, as is the case for most DLP projectors. They create rainbows on bright objects with dark backgrounds, for example streetlights. Some people don’t notice them, some find them extremely annoying. Luckily, the BenQ proves to show less rainbow artifacts than an average DLP. See More
The 1.3x zoom lens allows some flexibility in the throw distance. The vertical lens shift on this projector lets you move the image up and down by about 10% of the image size. This is helpful if you happen to install the projector with a small offset. Setting up the HT2050 is easy and worry free. See More
Epson 2040 has a native resolution of 1920x1080. It is capable of playing full HD 1080p content. The Detail Clarity Processor (also used in expensive Epsons) adds more detail and makes the picture look even higher in resolution than it is. The 2040 also has a dynamic iris installed for slightly improving the black levels. In a dark room, it makes black colors look darker and deeper. See More
This LCD projector has motion blur problems during fast movie scenes. Fortunately, it uses the Frame Interpolation technology, which analyses the picture and adds frames to it. This noticeably helps with the motion blur issue. On the downside, Frame Interpolation adds extra input lags, so you can not use it while gaming. See More
A good movie room projector needs great contrast and black-levels for an excellent picture. This projector does not have them. It's meant for a family room with ambient light, where any blacks would get grayish anyways. If you expect a great cinemalike experience in a movie room, this projector will not cut it. See More
This projector has a slight negative throw offset. The bottom edge of the image is around 5% of the total image height below the center of the lens. If you wish to mount it to the ceiling, you will probably need an extension tube to drop the projector below the ceiling. This is important for a proper image placement. See More
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