The BenQ HT2050A is a 1080p home theater projector that includes features such as glass lenses, vertical lens shift, anamorphic stretch, quiet operation, and high color brightness with a fast RGBRGB color wheel. It offers a +10% vertical lens shift to provide a perfectly straight-edged image with no loss of resolution, allowing for more flexible installation and placement options². The projector also has a 2D keystone feature that eliminates trapezoid effects when projecting from various room locations for ease and convenience. It has a 1.3x zoom that maximizes available space with a range of throw distances for big-screen entertainment without the hassle of complicated installation². The HT2050A has a brightness of 2200 ANSI lumens and a 15,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio to help produce details even in dark areas of the image.
The BenQ HT2050A is a Full HD DLP home theater projector that offers a great big picture for the money. It is 3D capable, though the glasses aren’t included. BenQ claims 2,200 ANSI lumens of brightness. The projector has a low input lag of 16.67ms which makes it suitable for gaming
BenQ HT2050A Specifications
- Display technology: DLP
- Native resolution: 1080p (1920×1080)
- Brightness: 2200 ANSI lumens
- Contrast ratio: 15,000:1
- Color wheel: 6X RGBRGB
- Zoom ratio: 1.3x
- Throw ratio: 1.15-1.5:1
- Keystone correction: Vertical +/- 30 degrees
- Lamp life: Up to 7,000 hours (Normal mode), up to 15,000 hours (Eco mode), up to 10,000 hours (SmartEco mode)
- Speaker: 10 watts
- Input terminals: 2 x HDMI, 1 x VGA, 1 x RCA, 1 x USB
- 3D support: Full HD 3D (requires compatible 3D glasses, sold separately)
- Noise level: 29 dB (Eco mode)
- Dimensions: 15 x 10.9 x 5 inches
- Weight: 7.93 pounds
BenQ HT2050A Pros & Cons:
- High-quality image with 1080p resolution and 6X RGBRGB color wheel for vivid colors
- Brightness of 2200 ANSI lumens and high contrast ratio of 15,000:1 for clear and sharp images
- Long lamp life of up to 7,000 hours in Normal mode and up to 15,000 hours in Eco mode
- 1.3x zoom and 1.15-1.5:1 throw ratio for flexible installation options
- Full HD 3D support (requires compatible 3D glasses, sold separately)
- Built-in 10-watt speaker for convenient audio playback
- Quiet operation with a noise level of 29 dB in Eco mode
- No 4K resolution support
- Limited connectivity options with only 2 HDMI ports
- No lens shift, which can make it difficult to adjust the image vertically without physically moving the projector
- Some users may find the fan noise to be slightly noticeable in brighter viewing environments
- The built-in speaker may not provide sufficient volume or sound quality for some users, making an external speaker necessary for a better audio experience
Lamp of BenQ HT2050A & How to replace:
The BenQ HT2050A projector uses a lamp with model number “5J.JEE05.001”. This is a 210 watt UHP (Ultra High Pressure) lamp that is designed to last for up to 7,000 hours in Normal mode, up to 15,000 hours in Eco mode, and up to 10,000 hours in SmartEco mode. When it’s time to replace the lamp, you can purchase a new one directly from BenQ or from an authorized dealer. It’s recommended to replace the lamp as soon as you notice a decrease in brightness or image quality to maintain optimal performance of your projector. To replace the lamp, follow the instructions in the projector’s user manual. It’s important to handle the lamp carefully and avoid touching it with bare hands, as the oils from your skin can damage the lamp.
Here are the steps to replace the lamp of the BenQ HT2050A projector:
Turn off the projector and unplug it from the power source. Allow the lamp to cool for at least 30 minutes before proceeding.
Locate the lamp cover on the bottom of the projector and remove the screw(s) securing it in place.
Use the handle provided to gently pull out the lamp assembly from the projector.
Remove the screws securing the lamp module to the lamp assembly.
Gently pull the lamp module straight out of the assembly.
Take the new lamp module out of its packaging and remove any protective covers.
Insert the new lamp module into the assembly, making sure to align the pins correctly.
Tighten the screws to secure the lamp module in place.
Slide the lamp assembly back into the projector until it clicks into place.
Replace the lamp cover and secure it with the screw(s).
Reset the lamp timer in the projector’s settings menu to ensure accurate tracking of lamp usage.
Finally, plug in the projector and turn it on to test the new lamp.
Note: Be sure to handle the lamp module carefully and avoid touching the bulb with bare hands, as the oils from your skin can damage the lamp. If you accidentally touch the bulb, use a soft, lint-free cloth to clean it.