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BenQ W1070 vs HT2050: Which Home Theater Projectors are Better?

Projectors have come a long way from the image we have of them from our school days. New home theater projectors have the ability to make movies, concerts, and video games to a whole new level.

Two of these examples come from the brand BenQ, specifically the BenQ W1070 and the BenQ HT2050. We will be looking at the specifications of these home theater projectors and add them all into a comparison chart for a quick overview. After, we will go over some pros and cons before our final verdict.

BenQ W1070 vs HT2050

There are a few similarities between the BenQ W1070 vs HT2050 and this is where we will begin.

BenQ W1070 vs HT2050 – Similarities

Projector Type

The BenQ W1070 and the BenQ HT2050 are high-definition projectors with a maximum resolution of 1080p. You will also be able to watch all of your favorite 3D movies with them.

Aspect Ratio

The aspect ratio of a projector is the difference between the width and height of the screen. The ideal aspect ratio for an HD projector is 16:9. The BenQ W1070 and the BenQ HT2050 have a native aspect ratio of 16.9 with 5 selectable.

Built-in Speaker

With a 10W built-in speaker, the BenQ W1070 and the BenQ HT2050 should provide enough sound for the majority of home entertainment systems. Still, there are audio inputs if you want to attach additional speakers.

Remote Control

Both the BenQ W1070 and the BenQ HT2050 have controls on the top of the unit but if you want to mount the projectors, you can use the remote controls to change your settings.

Side by Side Comparison

The side-by-side chart below will recap the features.

 

BenQ W1070

BenQ HT2050

Image BenQ W1070 Benq HT2050
Size 12.28 x 4.09 x 9.61 inches 14.9 x 4.8 x 10.9 inches
Weight 5.84lbs 7.93lbs
Color White/silver White/silver
3D Ready Yes Yes
Resolution HD 1080p HD 1080p
Brightness 2000 lumens 2200 lumens
Lamp Life EcoSmart Technology Up to 6000 hours on EcoSmart mode
Contrast Ratio 10,000:1 15,000:1
Display Color 1.07 billion 6x speed RGBRGB
Aspect Ratio Native 16.9 (5 selectable) Native 16:9 (5 selectable)
Keystone Adjustment Vertical +/- 20 degrees Vertical +/- 40 degrees
Screen Size 40”- 200” Up to 180”
Built-in Speaker Yes Yes
Remote Control Yes Yes
Connectivity HDMI x2, D-Sub 15 pin, Composite Video in x2, Component video, S-video, audio in, audio out, audio L/R, USB mini, RS232, 12V Trigger HDMI x2, D-Sub 15 pin, Composite Video in, Component video, S-video, audio in, audio out, audio L/R, USB mini, RS232, 12V Trigger, USB, IR Receiver x 2
Warranty 1 year limited 1 year limited, 150 days or 500 hours on lamp
Price

Let’s move on to the differences between the BenQ W1070 and the BenQ HT2050.

Differences Between BenQ W1070 and BenQ HT2050

Appearance

Although they are the same white and silver, the size differs.

BenQ DLP HD Projector HT2050

BenQ W1070

This is the smaller projector at 12.28 x 4.09 x 9.61 inches. It weighs 5.84 pounds.

BenQ HT2050

At 14.9 x 4.8 x 10.9 inches, it also weighs a bit more at 7.93 pounds. Despite being bigger, we feel the overall design is sleeker.

The Winner Is- The BenQ HT2050

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The Lamp

The lamp is one of the most important parts of a projector and the light enables vivid images to be displayed.

BenQ W1070 HD 1080p Review

BenQ W1070

It comes with a 2000 lumen lamp. The lamp uses EcoSmart Technology to extend the life of the lamp, but it doesn’t specify how many hours of life you can get.

BenQ HT2050

It’s a little brighter at 2200 lumens. The lamp also uses EcoSmart Technology and when on EcoSmart mode, you will get approximately 6000 hours of lamp life.

The Winner Is- The BenQ HT2050

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Color Quality

We can consider both the technology that provides the color and the contrast ratio—the difference between the bright whites and darkest of blacks.

Benq HT2050 Review

BenQ W1070

Colorific technology combines 6 of the 1.07 billion colors to create life-like images. The contrast ratio is 10,000:1

BenQ HT2050

CinematicColor takes advantage of Rec.709 HDTV standard color coverage and 6x speed RGBRGB color wheel for detailed, sharp images. The contrast ratio is higher at 15,000:1.

The Winner Is- The BenQ HT2050

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Keystone Adjustment

Not everyone likes the keystone adjustment feature as it may distort the image. However, if you want to place the projector at an angle from the screen, this can help.

Benq HT2050 Comparison

BenQ W1070

You can adjust the keystone to a vertical angle of +/- 20 degrees.

BenQ HT2050

The keystone adjustment is significantly larger at + or – 40 degrees vertically.

The Winner Is- The BenQ HT2050

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Connectivity

One of the other features that is important to bear in mind is the devices that you can connect to the projector. This comes down to the ports that each one has.

BenQ W1070 Review

BenQ W1070

On the back of the projector, you will find 2 HDMI ports, a D-Sub 15 pin, 2s composite video in, a component video, an S-video, audio in, audio out, audio L/R, a USB mini, RS232, and finally a 12V trigger.

BenQ HT2050

You have got all of the come connections as the BenQ W1070 but also a USB and 2 IR receivers.

The Winner Is- The BenQ HT2050

Screen Size

It’s difficult imagining you would need a screen size bigger than these projectors.

BenQ W1070 comparison

BenQ W1070

The screen can be set from 40” to 200”.

BenQ HT2050

The maximum screen size is up to 180”.

The Winner Is- The BenQ W1070

Pros and Cons

And just before our final verdict, let’s cover a few pros and cons.

BenQ W1070

Pros:

  • Good throw distance
  • Amazing picture quality
  • Easy to set up and program

Cons:

  • It’s slow to turn on

BenQ HT2050

Pros:

  • Zero lag
  • Vivid, bright images
  • The USB port means you have more device options

Cons:

  • The fan is a little loud.

The Final Verdict

We have a clear winner today. BenQ upgraded just enough of all the features to make a significant difference. The actual unit is a little larger and the maximum screen size is a little smaller but for the higher lumens, contrast ratio, and USB port, we felt that the BenQ HT2050 was definitely the better projector. Plus, as the price was fairly similar, we thought it was definitely more sensible to buy the BenQHT2050.


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