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BenQ HT2550 vs Optoma UHD60: Which UHD Projector is Better?

Completing your home entertainment system with a projector means you will hardly want to go to the movies anymore. You have the size, image quality, and comfort all from your sofa. What’s more, a projector can be taken outside to enjoy movies in the fresh air.

There are multiple options along with multiple features, so we will make it a little easier by comparing the BenQ HT2550 vs Optoma UHD60. We will look at all of their specifications and add them to a comparison chart for quick viewing. After some pros and cons, we will make a final decision.

BenQ HT2550 vs Optoma UHD60

We will start with just a couple of things the BenQ HT2550 and the Optoma UHD60 have in common.

BenQ HT2550 vs Optoma UHD60 – Similarities

Projector Type

The BenQ HT2550 and the Optoma UHD60 are 4K UHD projectors compatible with HDR. They have 8.3 million pixels and a maximum resolution of 3840 x 2160.

Remote Control

Both the BenQ HT2550 and the Optoma UHD60 have controls on the actual unit but they also come with remote controls if you prefer to mount them from the ceiling.

Side by Side Comparison

The following comparison chart will make It easier to compare the two projectors.

 

BenQ HT2550

Optoma UHD60

Image BenQ HT2550 Optoma UHD60 Review
Size 13.9 x 5.3 x 10.7 inches 19.6 x 6 x 13 inches
Weight 9.2lbs 16 pounds
Resolution 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), 8.3 million pixels 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), 8.3 million pixels
Lumens 2200 3000
Lamp Life Up to 15,000 hours on LampSave mode Up to 15,000 hours on Dynamic mode
Color CinematicColor Technology, RGBRGB color wheel,1.07 billion colors RGBCY 5 segment color wheel
Contrast Ratio 10,000:1 1,000,000:1 with Dynamic Black
3D Ready Yes No
Aspect Ratio Native 16:9 plus 6 selectables 16:9/4:3 auto
Screen Size 60” to 200” Up to 300”
Screen Adjustments Throw ratio- 1.47-1.76, Zoom ratio 1.2X, Keystone adjustment-vertical +/- 40º Throw ratio- 1.39-2.22:1, Zoom ratio 1.6X
Connectivity D-Sub, x2 HDMI, USB Type-A, Mini-USB, Audio in/out, RS232, DC 12v trigger, X2 IR receivers X2 HDMI, USB, Audio in/out, S/PDIF, RJ45, RS232, VGA
Built-in Speaker X1 5W X2 4W
Remote Control Yes Yes
Warranty 3 years (from an authorized seller), 180 days or 500 hours on lamp 2 year limited, 90 days on lamp
Price

Differences Between BenQ HT2550 and Optoma UHD60

There are still plenty of features that differ from the BenQ HT2550 and the Optoma UHD60, so we will look at those now.

Appearance

While both are obviously projectors, there is a big difference in size.

BenQ HT2550 Comparison

BenQ HT2550

This has a sleeker design and measures 13.9 x 5.3 x 10.7 inches. It weighs 9.2 pounds.

Optoma UHD60

It’s 19.6 x 6 x 13 inches and weighs significantly more at 16 pounds.

The Winner Is- The BenQ HT2550

Lamps

You should consider both the brightness and the average life of the lamp.

Optoma UHD60 Review

BenQ HT2550

The lamp has a brightness of 22oo lumens. When used on LampSave mode, it can last for up to 15,000 hours.

Optoma UHD60

You get the same lamp life at up to 15,000 hours on Dynamic mode, but it is brighter at 3000 lumens.

The Winner Is- The Optoma UHD60

Color

One projector excels in color while the other has a better contrast between blacks and whites.

BenQ HT2550 Review

BenQ HT2550

This projector uses CinematiColor Technology and RGBRGB color wheel. You can experience 1.07 billion colors. The contrast ratio is 10,000:1

Optoma UHD60

This has the RGBCY 5 segment color wheel but a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1.

The Winner Is- A Tie

Screen Size and Aspect Ratio

Again, each has its own advantage in this case.

Optoma UHD60 comparison

BenQ HT2550

You can adjust the screen from 60” to 200”. The native aspect ratio is 16:9 with 6 selectables.

Optoma UHD60

At 300 inches, you will still have a clear picture. The aspect ratio is 19:9 with an auto ratio of 4:3.

The Winner Is- A Tie

Screen Adjustments

The adjustments to the screen allow you to place the projector at different distances and angles from the screen surface

BenQ HT2550 4K UHD HDR Home Theater Projector Review

BenQ HT2550

The throw ratio is 1.47-1.76 and a zoom ratio of 1.2X. This projector has vertical keystone adjustment at +/- 40º.

Optoma UHD60

There is no keystone adjustment, which is a shame. The Throw ratio is 1.39-2.22:1 and the zoom ratio is 1.6X.

The Winner Is- A Tie

Connectivity

With both projectors, you can connect a great range of devices thanks to the various ports on the backs.

BenQ HT2550 4K UHD HDR Home Theater Projector

BenQ HT2550

There is a D-Sub, 2 HDMIs, a USB Type-A and a mini-USB, audio in/out, RS232, DC 12v trigger and 2 IR receivers.

Optoma UHD60

Here there are s2 HDMIs, a USB, audio in/out, S/PDIF, RJ45, RS232, and VGA ports.

The Winner Is- A Tie

Speakers

Though you have the option to connect additional speakers, they also come with built-in speakers.

BenQ HT2550

There is a 5W speaker. It would have been nice if BenQ had stuck to their usual 10W speaker.

Optoma UHD60

You will find a slightly better sound quality with 2 4W speakers.

The Winner Is- The UHD60

Pros and Cons

Just before the decision on which is the better projector, we have some pros and cons.

BenQ HT2550

Pros:

  • Superior color accuracy
  • The keystone adjustment is automatic
  • Fantastic value for money

Cons:

  • We would like a little more sound

Optoma UHD60

Pros:

  • Amazing image quality and depth of color
  • Easy set up for most people
  • The fan is quiet

Cons:

  • No keystone adjustment and only 15º lens shift, so you will be limited in placement

The Final Verdict

There were advantages and disadvantages to both and in many cases, they balance each other out. At 4K, both the projectors create impressive quality images at amazing sizes. We found the setup and use of both to be simple, however, we preferred the controls on the unit of the BenQ HT2550, as well as the overall design. The colors of the BenQ HT2550 were better whereas the contrast was more noticeable with the Optoma UHD60, though you can only really see the difference when side by side.

Today’s winner comes down to value for money. The BenQ HT2550 is around half the price of the Optoma UHD60 as well as having a longer warranty. As we couldn’t see enough of a difference to justify such a price increase, we felt the BenQ HT2550 was the better buy.


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