BenQ HT2050A Projector Reproduces 96% of Rec. 709 HD Standard

Reasonably priced $750 BenQ HT2050A projector delivers 1080p images and 96 percent of Rec. 709 standard. Installation options include vertical lens shift, and horizontal and vertical keystone correction.


Adding another reasonably priced projector to its product line, BenQ has launched its $750 HT2050a designed for watching movies, television broadcasts and gaming. 

The company says the foundation of the HT2050a's performance lies in its ability to achieve more than 96 percent Rec. 709 color accuracy to help deliver images “close to what the original filmmakers intended.”

“Just because a space is small, doesn't mean viewers should lose any part of the cinematic experience,” says Jeffrey Hsieh, business manager, BenQ Corp. “The BenQ CineHome HT2050A was engineered to provide a big-screen experience in small- to medium-media spaces for movie enthusiasts. From a captivating picture, to immersive audio, video game modes and installation flexibility, the HT2050A is a great choice for any home theater or entertainment room.”

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Internally, the HT2050A incorporates a 6X-speed RGBRGB color wheel to help it reproduce the Rec. 709 color standard with 96 percent accuracy, and it produces just 16.67ms of input lag. 

The HT2050A offers features such as a gaming mode to augment the gaming experience, as well as other features, including a pair of HDMI ports. BenQ notes one of the HDMI ports features MHL to support Google Chromecast, Roku and Amazon Fire TV source components, and the streaming of content from MHL-enabled smart devices. 

To help professional integrators during the installation process, BenQ says the 2050A can be placed as close as 8 feet to a projection screen to produce 100-inch images. The projector also features options for vertical lens shift, horizontal and vertical keystone correction to eliminate trapezoid image shapes, and due to its room-friendly footprint,  integrators can locate the projector an a variety of places within a room. 

The BenQ CineHome HT2050A carries an MSRP of $750.  

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.