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I will be getting some hands on time with this HT5550 at BenQ's HT3550/HT5550 launch even in NYC on the 21st. Anything you all would like me to test for you?

- creative frame interpolation - how well does it work, are interpolation artefacts visible (in the higher settings)?


- lens shift mechanism and range - since a horizontal lens shift is also available how precise is the lens shift alignment (i.e. does the horizontal lens shift interfere with the vertical one, is it tight or loose?) and what lens shift range can we expect (e.g. could you put the projector on the same horizontal axis as the center of the screen)?


- does it feature a digital image shift, i.e. could you move a 21:9 image segment (has the letterbox bars on a 16:9 screen) up or down?


- does it have blanking and if so, what's the blanking range?


- supposedly the blacks are blacker than with the HT3550, would be interesting to learn if this is something worth writing home about


Many thanx in advance. :)
 
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I’ve confirmed with BenQ that the HT5550’s dynamic iris will be improved over the HT3550. That’s is great news as the Iris on the HT3550 is already very good. One feature is the ability to close 100% which the HT3550 iris cannot do. This gives the HT5550 infinite FOFO contrast which it great for black cut scenes. . NO GRAY SCREENS.
 

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I’ve confirmed with BenQ that the HT5550’s dynamic iris will be improved over the HT3550. That’s is great news as the Iris on the HT3550 is already very good. One feature is the ability to close 100% which the HT3550 iris cannot do. This gives the HT5550 infinite FOFO contrast which it great for black cut scenes. . NO GRAY SCREENS.

Can it be update via USB if some region launch in previous?
 

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I’ve confirmed with BenQ that the HT5550’s dynamic iris will be improved over the HT3550. That’s is great news as the Iris on the HT3550 is already very good. One feature is the ability to close 100% which the HT3550 iris cannot do. This gives the HT5550 infinite FOFO contrast which it great for black cut scenes. . NO GRAY SCREENS.
That's great news😊

Can you check how many calibrated lumens we can expect, with and without the filter?
I'm worried this projector gonna be quite dim in HDR with the filter on, even for my 110' screen.
Can we at least expect the same calibrated lumens as the W2700/HT3550?
 

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The HT5550 is only going to be sold through BenQ's dealer network. It is not going to see the wide retail release of the HT3550.
If any one knows the answer please feel free to answer

Why the heck do manufactures opt to go the dealer route when it just makes it harder for the normal average joe to purchase rather than have it available in retail like amazon, bestbuy etc
 

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If any one knows the answer please feel free to answer

Why the heck do manufactures opt to go the dealer route when it just makes it harder for the normal average joe to purchase rather than have it available in retail like amazon, bestbuy etc
To keep their dealers happy.
 

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Im very interest in this W5700 but no idea when will it release?
 

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Im very interest in this W5700 but no idea when will it release?


Thinking April. But it’s a dealer model so no idea yet what stock levels will be like.
 

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Im very interest in this W5700 but no idea when will it release?
There's an event on the 21st that will hopefully have more information like release date and pricing.

I hope there will be some reviews soon as I'm not buying until I see a (trusted) measurement of the black level.
 

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Thanks a lot! Went straight to page 15 to evaluate lens shift range and think there might be a misprint:


"The lens shift is expressed as a percentage of the projected image height or width."


E.g. it states max. vertical lens shift to be "0.65V" of image height but for example 125 cm x 0.65% I get less than one centimeter. :p


I therefore have to assume it's correctly "65V", i.e. 125 cm x 65% = 81 cm lower down or further up.
 

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HDTV test has released a good overview of the W2700 and W5700

 
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