projector for gaming sports movies
Originally Posted by rio72
What would you say is the closest comparable to the 2050a that has a longer throw? Is it the 725? I was sold on the 2050a but I don’t want there to be an issue with the projector taking away from the immersion if it’s mounted in front of the couches.
The HT2050A is pretty quiet... I had the Ht2050A mounted above and slightly in front of my seating before and it never bothered me. But if you want to get something that would mount behind you the 725 appears to be a nice projector and is probably the closest to the 2050a I terms of image due to it’s RGBRGB color wheel. I’ve not seen one in person and have yet to read a review of one but viewsonic has a solid reputation. Similar in price and features to the 725 is the Optoma HD27HDR. It is a gaming focused projector with a neat trick: it accepts 4K/HDR and displays it as 1080p. This gives it some added compatibility with premium video game consoles and other 4K sources. Like most Optomas this one uses a ‘brilliant color’ color wheel— I tend to prefer RGBRGB when possible as they are a bit more color accurate and are less susceptible to RBE. Still, it has garnered positive reviews and has a following here on the forum.
Another good option without giving up lens shift is the Epson 2150. I personally prefer DLP in this price range but the Epson is a solid choice that gets great reviews alongside the BenQ. It’s got some nice features for the price as well like MEMC and an auto iris. I recently recommended one for a family member who was really susceptible to RBE.
Again, I’d still personally go for the BenQ just because I think it’s the best value and best image in this price range. But any of the above will be in the same ballpark with a slightly longer throw.
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Last edited by sage11x; 07-06-2019 at 07:07 PM.