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LG HU70la vs optoma uhd51alv vs Benq HT3550

three projector : LG HU70la vs optoma uhd51alv vs Benq HT3550

Almost same price at amazon.

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To give you any idea what direction to go in we need a lot more information. Use, room environment, placement flexibility, screen size, viewing distance. The BenQ is more of a dedicated fully light controlled room type of projector and the Optoma is a bright media/living room type of projector. Don't know much about the LG.
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Pick the UHD51ALV if you intend to have a screen larger than ~120in. Under 100in I'd pick the HT3550.
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screen size: 100 inch
view distance: 3m
Throw distance: 2.5 to 3m

for home theater, watching 4K movies.

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screen size: 100 inch
view distance: 3m
Throw distance: 2.5 to 3m

for home theater, watching 4K movies.

Please comment!
As a previous HT3550/W2700 user, I will highly recommend LG HC70LA
I am using it on a 126" 1.0 gain screen in a light control living room.

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screen size: 100 inch
view distance: 3m
Throw distance: 2.5 to 3m

for home theater, watching 4K movies.

Please comment!

What color are the walls, any ambient light?

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my screen is OS bu201 (100 inch, over 2.3 gain)

1500 lumens is ok?

less ambient light at my living room.

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Member chhanthony : As a previous HT3550/W2700 user, I will highly recommend LG HC70LA
I am using it on a 126" 1.0 gain screen in a light control living room.

What was the different between LG hc70la and HT3550? Could you tell you more details?

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I think the OS bu201 is some sort of retro reflective 2.7 gain screen. Not sure at what throw this will hotspot.




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my screen is OS bu201 (100 inch, over 2.3 gain)

1500 lumens is ok?

less ambient light at my living room.

Many thanks for comment!

Member chhanthony : As a previous HT3550/W2700 user, I will highly recommend LG HC70LA
I am using it on a 126" 1.0 gain screen in a light control living room.

What was the different between LG hc70la and HT3550? Could you tell you more details?

thanks
you may read these review

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https://www.passionhomecinema.fr/blo...is-de-gregory/

https://www.projectorcentral.com/LG-...tor-Review.htm

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Anthony, do you have any experience with the Benq TK850? I was more interested in that version of the HT3550, and wonder if you can offer any comparison.

Also, I've read all of the reviews that you posted, but I'm more interested in hearing your subjective comparison. Obviously the LG is feature loaded, and the LED light source and small size are all attractive, but do the colors look better, purer, more 3dimensional? I've also heard complaints about the contrast. It might not be up to current standards, but is it as good as something like the Dark Chip 3 technology? Also, I think you mentioned that you have it running with HLG, and wanted to know if that was added as a firmware upgrade. It seems to be listed as not available in most of the reviews.

My old 720p Sharp DT-510 died after 10 years of exceptional service. I want to make sure I replace it with the right device. Thank you.

If anyone else has an opinion, please chime in.
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Anthony, do you have any experience with the Benq TK850? I was more interested in that version of the HT3550, and wonder if you can offer any comparison.

Also, I've read all of the reviews that you posted, but I'm more interested in hearing your subjective comparison. Obviously the LG is feature loaded, and the LED light source and small size are all attractive, but do the colors look better, purer, more 3dimensional? I've also heard complaints about the contrast. It might not be up to current standards, but is it as good as something like the Dark Chip 3 technology? Also, I think you mentioned that you have it running with HLG, and wanted to know if that was added as a firmware upgrade. It seems to be listed as not available in most of the reviews.

My old 720p Sharp DT-510 died after 10 years of exceptional service. I want to make sure I replace it with the right device. Thank you.

If anyone else has an opinion, please chime in.

10 years is a good achievement. What is your budget for the new projector?
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10 years is a good achievement. What is your budget for the new projector?
I can't believe I stretched it out as far as I did. It actually still looks good though, and even got us through a movie last night. The issue is that the color wheel will just stop spinning, and then it turns itself off.

I really straddle extremely picky and not too picky. As long as the projector looks good, I don't really get the upgrade bug. I had an itch for 1080p for a little while, but then realized that 3/4 of what I watched was on DVD anyway. Since then we have switched mainly to streaming, so we do watch a decent amount of 4K, but our 4K LED TV looks so unnatural with most 4K material, we usually prefer to watch on the 720 projector anyway.

The budget is less than 2K. Since I will likely live with it for a long time, I would like to maximize what I get, but I want to make sure it looks good.
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Anthony, do you have any experience with the Benq TK850? I was more interested in that version of the HT3550, and wonder if you can offer any comparison.

Also, I've read all of the reviews that you posted, but I'm more interested in hearing your subjective comparison. Obviously the LG is feature loaded, and the LED light source and small size are all attractive, but do the colors look better, purer, more 3dimensional? I've also heard complaints about the contrast. It might not be up to current standards, but is it as good as something like the Dark Chip 3 technology? Also, I think you mentioned that you have it running with HLG, and wanted to know if that was added as a firmware upgrade. It seems to be listed as not available in most of the reviews.

My old 720p Sharp DT-510 died after 10 years of exceptional service. I want to make sure I replace it with the right device. Thank you.

If anyone else has an opinion, please chime in.
hi,

I don't have any experience with the Benq TK850, but if you ask me these three model, I will recommend LG HU70A without any hesitation.

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