So, I snagged the HT2550 a few days ago on sale for $1799 CA. Also picked up a PS4 Pro to go along with it. After reading reviews I decided to go with the HT2550 and $200 so shortly after it coming out plus knowing worst case scenario is if it doesn't work for me I have 30 days to return back to BB.
First I'll explain my usage ... 50% Ps4 gaming and Netflix. 50% 1080p sports. Rarely do anything other then these. I like watching my Bruins (never miss a game), Netflix and gaming (would not consider myself a hardcore gamer though).
Unboxing , I loved the style and look of the project and remote is nice too!
First issue I had with setup was that the screen size when maxed out and at the same distance as my current Epson 2040 was considerably smaller. My Epson is right up to a beam, meaning that if I go back further to get the HT2550 to the size of my liking, I would be below the beam at head level, having to walk around it and a higher chance of walking in front of screen. I could have calculated this prior so I put most of this on me and my particular setup as it wouldn't be an issue for most others.
4k on the Ps4 looks great , not mind blowing but really good. I noticed some improvement on standard 1080p games, and really enjoyed Netflix (with some tweaking). When I enabled HDR it look beyond horrible.. Even with messing with the settings I could not get it to look good. Absolutely awful, has anyone been able to make HDR look good ?
I ran into an issue when I connected my Shaw Direct 1080p receiver... I watch a lot of HD NHL sports, and noticed terrible frame rate during fast motion sequences... which my 2040 handles perfectly. I made sure upscaling was not on , and checked settings to see if there was anyway to correct this with no avail. Personally this might be a deal breaker for me. I do want and love the benefits of 4k but can't take a step backwords with 1080p. I'd be perfectly happy with all the features of my current projector combined with the 4k of the HT2550. Would be more then happy to pay an extra $1000 for this, unfortunately I believe the HT2550 is the closest on the market to this. Also I can't see Shaw Direct NHL games being in 4k anytime soon and where I am in a remote location, satellite for TV is my only option unless my Internet speeds increase and I can stream the games in 4k which would be nice if that ever happened.
Conclusion .. Great projector but I may opt to return the HT2550 and revisit 4k when distance to mount vs screen size is shorter and frame rate is better on 1080p. Not my final decision yet as I plan to continue testing and welcome any recommendations from the AVS group (ie. Settings) before making my final decision to return. FYI I do not consider myself a pro with understanding all the features of a projector as I'm sure you can tell, but I am learning.
Last edited by Chizzler; 03-18-2018 at 07:19 AM.