Last November, BenQ announced the CineHome HT2550 4K UHD projector which would be coming in at under $2000, making it one of the few affordable options. The HT2550 is now available at select retailers with more availability coming later this month at a price that’s friendly on the pocketbook.
Blending beautiful aesthetics with flawless function, the CineHome HT2550 projector is lightweight, sleek and compact to blend perfectly into any décor. It’s designed to set up fast with auto keystone correction and powerful 1.2X big zoom, overcoming any installation hassles with ease. In addition, the CineHome HT2550 quickly becomes a smart projector by simply connecting an HDMI dongle, such as Google Chromecast, Roku, or Amazon Fire TV Stick, to instantly stream TV shows, movies, sports and even video games to the big screen.
We already covered the specifications and features of the HT2550 4K UHD projector but to recap, it’s the first to use the latest 0.47″ single-DMD-chip TI DLP technology. Users can be assured great colour accuracy with over 96% coverage of the Rec. 709 color gamut with precise Delta E<3 performance, exclusive BenQ CinematicColor™ technology, and an RGBRGB color wheel. The HT2550 also has motion-adaptive edge pixel enhancement, sophisticated color algorithms, and proprietary CinemaMaster Video+ and CinemaMaster Audio+ 2 technologies as well as HDCP 2.2 copy protection.
It will definitely be interesting to see how the new, smaller, TI single-DMD DLP chip works as we’ve already reviewed (or are in the process of reviewing) 4K projectors with the Texas Instruments 0.66-inch XPR DLP chip. Hopefully, we’ll be able to get a look at BenQ’s offering to make that comparison.
The HT2550 is now available for $1499USD — well under the $2000 price point — at Amazon and BenQ Direct and will be coming to Best Buy U.S. and Best Buy Canada (for $1,999CAD) starting on January 15th.