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Ht2050a or Ht3550

I am getting ready to buy one of these and wondering if the 3550 is worth over twice the price of the 2050. I know this is subjective but there are other places I could place that 800 bucks. 🙂
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It for me would boil down to how much that extra money means to you and if you are on a tight budget and that extra money could go for screen or room. Or even other equipment that you may need to improve the overall experience.

Then there is the size screen and seating distance. At a normal seating distance the difference for most people wont be that great IMO.

Then there is the media you will be playing. If your streaming and hard media is all 1080p or less the HT2050A may be a more logical pick.

I’m still quite happy with my projector that is quite similar to the 2050A.
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I am getting ready to buy one of these and wondering if the 3550 is worth over twice the price of the 2050. I know this is subjective but there are other places I could place that 800 bucks. 🙂


I have both. I did an in depth comparison between the two here (see post 2):

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/68-di...or-review.html
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Thanks for the responses and I started reading through your thread Sage,, but its time to get back to work.

Money isn't typically a big deal but I am finishing my whole basement so its going to get expensive this winter.
I am getting ready to run electric and figuring out where to mount my projector. Not a big fan of drop ceiling or it might not matter.
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Would it make sense to get the ht3050 over the 2050a for about a hundred bucks more?
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Would it make sense to get the ht3050 over the 2050a for about a hundred bucks more?
The 3050 is more like the 2050A and shouldn’t be confused with the HT3550. between the 3050 and the 2050A I would take the 2050A as it is a newer generation. If you can truly find a HT3550 for just 100 more without any catches it would be by far the best deal.
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Would it make sense to get the ht3050 over the 2050a for about a hundred bucks more?


The Ht3050 is calibrated right from the factory and has better built in speakers. This means the Ht3050 will have an edge in out-of-the-box color accuracy. That being said, the Ht2050A is really really good out of the box already. In fact, there was a thread here comparing the two side by side and the owner had difficulty spotting the differences.

I would, personally, go with the Ht2050A between the two. The 2050a has a longer 3 year warranty and a game mode that reduces lag to a blistering 16ms. The 3050 has a 1 year warranty and lacks the game mode so input lag is a respectable but not as impressive 30ms.
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They had the price even lower yesterday so I snagged the ht2050a. Now I have money left over for a screen option and money towards a new receiver!
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