BenQ W2700 / HT3550 Announcement and Owner’s Thread
Originally Posted by momofx
Sage11x, it was not as bad as my old optoma and when he showed me the tk800, we were standing about 5ft away from the wall. Also the wall was light gray paint if it matters. Man I really want to accept the HT3550 lol but idk... thats why I started leaning towards the 5040ub although one thing that bothers me is that its like a half 4k with its bandwidth.
Yes it should have been better than your old Optoma. Until the advent of 4K, I don’t know that Optoma ever fielded a projector that wasn’t “2X”. As I mentioned in the other thread: all 4K quad shift DLPs are “4X”.
The HT3550 is unique in offering native 24Hz film support. If your are especially RBE sensitive it would make sense to run all of your sources at 60Hz (simply disable 24Hz playback). The reason for this is to make native 24Hz possible, BenQ slightly slows down the color wheel and DMD. For comparison, your old Optoma has an effective colorwheel speed of 120Hz. RGBRGB DLPs and ALL 4K quad shift DLPs run at 240Hz. The HT3550 is capable of running native 24Hz content at and ‘in between’ 192Hz. If you disable 24Hz content the Ht3550 will return to a color wheel speed of 240Hz.
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