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Benq MH550 vs Optoma HD39Darbee - what is better for home theater for movies?

I have got 2 suggestions from my local shop for home theater projector:
Benq MH550
Optoma HD39Darbee
Which one is better?
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The HD39Darbee would be my choice between those two. IMO there are a few better choices around the same price point if you have access to them.

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The HD39Darbee would be my choice between those two. IMO there are a few better choices around the same price point if you have access to them.
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I have got 2 suggestions from my local shop for home theater projector:
Benq MH550
Optoma HD39Darbee
Which one is better?
With out knowing signifently more about your theater/room, mounting requirements, screen size, viewing distance and intended viewing content it's impossible to make any recommendations. The selection of projectors is vast and everyone has pros and cons as to if they will fit into your space and give you the most for your money and or personal enjoyment.

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With out knowing signifently more about your theater/room, mounting requirements, screen size, viewing distance and intended viewing content it's impossible to make any recommendations. The selection of projectors is vast and everyone has pros and cons as to if they will fit into your space and give you the most for your money and or personal enjoyment.
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Of those two the Optoma (shows discontinued) but the BenQ isn't even listed just going by the MH designation its a data grade projector. The BenQ 2050a would be my first choice but it does require a little shorter throw lens too screen then you have listed. You still didn't mention the type of room (size, color of walls/ceiling and light control) and this is one of the most critical factors in projector selection. The Epson 3000 series (US/UK is different) may be a much better choice if the room is less then ideal for light control.

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