BenQ HT3550 True 4K Home Cinema Projector Review
Originally Posted by quentinnw2
my room is dark and i will be watching movies , some 4k content,netflix and cable.
Scott will soon be able to compare these two but my guess is the HT5550 should be well worth the upgrade in price. From what I saw in New York the lens is sharper plus you get the added lens shift and zoom which is always a plus. Color was excellent and looks to be a degree beyond what the HT3550 can manage. This is what excited me the most. I might be in the minority here but I consider DCI-P3 coverage to be a big selling feature if you’re buying today. BenQ has pushed the envelope for what you can expect for color gamut coverage in this price range.
In addition, the iris is more sophisticated on the HT5550 but we’ll have to see how that shakes out in real world use. Contrast is said to be higher and blacks deeper on the HT5550 but I would need to see them side by side to comment here. They use the same DMD so any improvements would be credit to BenQ’s lens and chassis design.
All in all, the Ht3550 is a phenomenal projector but the Ht5550 is clearly a step up. The big difference comes down to competition. The HT3550 would be my hands down top pick in it’s price range— it simply offers the most compelling combination of performance and features anywhere near the price. The HT5550 is in a tougher segment and I can’t say for sure how it will compete against it’s peers.
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Last edited by sage11x; 03-27-2019 at 04:25 PM.