BenQ W2700 / HT3550 Announcement and Owner’s Thread
I want to weigh in on this discussion of samples vs retail units.
Obviously, the HT3550 is not available for sale yet. As such, the model I have is a very early sample sent out to reviewers, influencers and vendors to give them a sneak peak before the unit goes on sale to the general public. As such it’s fair to expect some things may change before retail release. Think of them as the ‘public beta’ version of the product that is going to be released.
This is the 6th projector I’ve reviewed from BenQ. Many of those were ‘pre-series’ or ‘engineering samples’ or whatever you care to call them. What I want to point out is that in all those cases the retail unit ended up being better or more complete than the sample. It’s not unusual for a sample to have bugs, missing features or a manufacturing process that is simply not perfected yet. In some cases, feedback from those review samples ends up making it’s way back to the manufacturer so they can improve the product. Go back and read my two reviews of the Ht2550 and you’ll see that illustrated— BenQ used feedback from the review samples to put changes into the pipeline for the retail models. The HT2550 I first reviewed and what is available for sale now are very different products. Projectorcentral made the same observation. Hell, this HT3550 was shipped to me with a European style power lead. I live in the US. Clearly that is a simple packaging error that won’t be replicated on a retail unit.
The point I’m trying to make that, if anything, the model that is released to the public should be better than what I have here. Hope that helps to clear some of this up.
Keep those suggestions coming. I promise I’ll do my best to address them all.
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Last edited by sage11x; 02-09-2019 at 10:08 AM.