|Item Weight||7.9 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||4.8 x 15 x 10.9 inches|
|Item model number||HT2150ST|
|Number of Component Outputs||D-Sub;HDMIx2(MHL);A-I/O;USB-A;USBminiB;DC12V;RS232|
|Item Display Height||16 inches|
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- HIGH RESOLUTION: Native 1080p Full HD image quality with high brightness of 2200 ANSI lumens and 15000:1 contrast ratio, 6x RGBRGB color wheel delivers lifelike colors which are calibrated for gaming
- TAKING VIDEO GAMES TO THE BIG SCREEN: Superior short throw projection with 100" of big-screen at 1.5 meters provides an immersive and brand new gaming experience
- HIGH RESPONSIVENESS: The specialized low input lag and unique game modes ensure gamers an ultra-smooth and comprehensive gaming experience
- HOLLYWOOD-LIKE SOUNDS: The Built-in two 10W speakers with BenQ Cinema Master Audio+ tech add brilliant sounds to enhance your gaming fun
- DLP TECHNOLOGY: Timeless image quality, no aging problems, and virtually immune to image decay, consistently delivering picture excellence time and time again
- AWARD WINNING PROJECTOR - 2016 Editor's Choice Award, Projector Central
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Delivers Lifelike Color, Year After Year
BenQ uses Colorific technology to optimize images for specific color balance effects for diverse applications such as presentations, movies and spreadsheets and photographs. Every BenQ Colorific projector generates more than one billion colors by combining up to seven different colors to create vibrant, true to life images. You'll also experience dramatic contrasts for remarkable clarity, higher impact, and greater legibility. BenQ's Colorific projectors are dependable year after year. You can rely on the colors to remain the same from day one to a decade later--without the risk of fading, ghosted images, or yellowing.
Bringing Consoles to the Big Leagues
Now you can enjoy playing your favorite console games on the big screen, right in the comfort of your home. Whether it’s playing Halo on the Xbox One or Overwatch on PS4, BenQ HT2150ST gives you the opportunity for an all-immersive gaming experience. HT2150ST low input lag ensures a great responsiveness so you can take the initiative to action. Short-throw technology and 1.2 big zoom allow the projector to be positioned in small spaces with hassle free installation. Savor an all-immersive cinematic experience with breathtaking Full HD 1080p visuals while 6X RGBRGB color wheel delivers lifelike colors for a superb viewing performance.
- Resolution: 1080p (1920x1080)
- Brightness: 2200 ANSI Lumens
- Contrast Ratio: 15000:1
- Clear Image Size: 60"~120" (Max: 300")
- Throw Ratio: .69 ~ .83
- Zoom Ratio: 1.2:1
- Keystone: Vertical +/- 20 degrees
- Color Wheel: 6x RGBRGB
- Connectivity: D-Sub, HDMIx2(MHL)
- Chamber Speakers: 10Wx2
- Carry Bag: Included
High Responsiveness for Ultra-Smooth Gaming
Welcome to the new era of gaming on a projector! Enjoy an immersive gaming experience with an enlarged viewing angle on a larger-than-life screen. The BenQ HT2150ST is embedded with fast micro-second DMD response time and the low input lag for you to enjoy the impeccable gaming fun without motion blur and delay. Never miss out on the action as HT2150ST’s two modes adjust according to the ambient lighting of the room, delivering crisp, lifelike details to the screen.
Bigger Angle for a More Immersive Viewing Experience
Time to say goodbye to gaming on a TV. BenQ HT2150ST takes your gameplay to an all new level as it projects at a wide viewing angle, allowing you to see twice as much action in the enlarged field of view of 36-70 degrees than the TV screen offers. The widened and expansive screen image brings you life sized viewing and an all-immersive experience.
Visual Clarity in Different Ambient Lighting
No matter where you choose to play your console game, the HT2150ST is designed with two modes to accommodate any environment. Game Mode brings out the hidden details in the darkest shadows and brightest highlights if you are in a dark room while Game (Bright) Mode gives you an uncompromised gaming experience without loss of image details despite a well-lit environment.
Unparalleled Picture Performance
Treat your eyes to sharp, lifelike pictures with fine detail (Full HD Resolution) and exceptional contrast (15000:1) projected a brightness of 2200 ANSI lumens.
Independent Color Control for All 6 Primary Colors
BenQ's unique color management tool allows individual customization of the gain, saturation and hue of six colors (R/G/B/C/M/Y) to produce authentic colors, allowing a display of the most captivating images.
Superior Short Throw Projection
Maximize thrills in minimum space with BenQ Home Theater projectors, requiring as little as 1.5m to project a stunning 100" picture. Bring big-screen theater entertainment into whichever room you like.
With 20-watt speaker housed in resonant sound chambers plus BenQ Audio Enhancer powered by MaxxAudio, sounds boom with Waves’ breakthrough algorithms used by Hollywood studios, dramatically boosting bass and treble giving you serious stereo sound.
|Brightness (Lumens)||2000 AL||2200 AL||2000 AL||2000 AL||2200 AL||1000 AL|
|Rec. 709 Certified||✓||✓|
|Throw & Zoom Ratio||1.15~1.5 / 1.3x||1.15~1.5 / 1.3x||1.15~15 / 1.3x||1.15~1.86 / 1.6x||0.69~0.83 / 1.2x||1.1 / Fixed|
|Vertical Lens Shift||✓||✓||✓|
|Connectivity||HDMI x 2 (Shared MHL)||HDMI x 2||HDMI x 3 (Shared MHL)||HDMI x 2 (Shared MHL)||HDMI x 2 (Shared MHL)||HDMI x 3 (Shared MHL)|
|Built-in Speakers||10W x 1 (MaxxAudio)||10W x 1 (MaxxAudio)||10W x 2 (MaxxAudio)||10W x 1 (MaxxAudio)||10W x 2 (MaxxAudio)||5W x 2 (stereo)|
|Light Source Life (Hours By Mode)||3000/4500/6500 (Lamp Based)||3500/5000/7000 (Lamp Based)||3500/5000/7000 (Lamp Based)||2000/3500/4000 (Lamp Based)||3500/5000/7000 (Lamp Based)||Over 20,000 (LED Based)|
|Other Features||Horizontal Lens Shift||Low Input Lag (Gaming) - Short Throw||Portable - LED (Lamp-less) Light Source|
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|Image Brightness||2200 lumens||2800 lumens||2200 lumens||2000 lumens||2000 lumens||2,800|
|Item Dimensions||14.98 x 4.79 x 10.91 in||12.4 x 8.8 x 4 in||15 x 10.9 x 14.7 in||12.2 x 9.6 x 4.09 in||13 x 9.7 x 4.7 in||12.37 x 8.8 x 4 in|
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Welcome to the new era of playing your favorite video games on the massive screen. BenQ's HT2150ST is designed for the video gamer to enjoy a brand new gaming experience. Savor HT2150ST's breathtaking Full HD 1080p visuals while 6x RGBRGB color wheel delivers lifelike colors which are calibrated for gaming. The specialized low input lag and unique game modes ensure gamers an ultra-smooth and comprehensive gaming experience. The built-in 10W speakers with BenQ CinemaMaster Audio+ tech add brilliant sounds to even enhance your gaming fun. BenQ HT2150ST brings a total visual and audio enjoyment which you've never experienced.
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This projector's picture quality is simply remarkable. I am highly critical of anything I purchase with my evaluation of electronics being especially stringent. Compared to the Optoma GT1080, the BenQ has better colors; equal or better black levels; less rainbow effect (abbreviated RBE); and better focus uniformity (perfect). Many people are concerned about the rainbow effect, so I am here to say that it is all but non-existent on the BenQ. The Optoma had some rainbowing that wasn't bad by any means, but it did show up without even purposefully looking for it. It didn't bother me much, but having now used the BenQ I feel spoiled. Quite literally the only way I can even observe the RBE is by putting up a high contrast scene like the grid test pattern and darting my eyes across the image. Even then it takes a few passes with my eyes to find it. The black levels are as dark as or darker than my TV (Sony KDL W700B). For empirical comparison the Sony TV has a Black level of about 0.020 cd/m2 (taken from the W800B review on Rtings.com. The W800B is the W700B, just with 3D). This is with my projector being used on a light-green wall. Theoretically a darker wall would improve the black levels and contrast overall. The colors are even better than the Sony TV and much better and more natural than the Optoma (This and the lack of RBE are thanks to the 4X/6X speed, RGBRGB color wheel compared to the Optoma's 2X speed, non-RGBRGB color wheel). The final point of comparison in this category would be focus uniformity. Here the BenQ takes the win with no question. The Optoma had fairly blurry corners as well as chromatic aberration (especially the top right corner) when the middle of the screen was used to adjust focus. This resulted in me having to find a happy middle-ground between top-right corner focus and center picture focus. The Ben Q immediately provided perfect focus without any chromatic aberration across the entire ~135" image. In short, the picture quality on this projector is remarkable.
This section is meant to address the ease of operation, the operational capabilities, and the things that may be easily overlooked by potential projector purchasers. First of all, the BenQ has MANY more options provided in the menus than the Optoma. They both have digital, vertical keystone and the usual gamut of gamma, color, contrast, etc. settings. The Ben Q, however, has many other settings on offer for the person who really wants to tinker with the projector. My personal favorite is the color correction option that adjusts the image based on the color of the surface you are projecting upon. The remote has all of the things that you use frequently/somewhat frequently on it (I will post a picture). Please note that at least one of the buttons (PiP) is a dummy for this model, at least as far as I can tell. The remote also has a red backlight (Woohoo! Backlit remotes just like the old days!). The brightness of this remote is much more usable than the blue backlight on the Optoma's remote (the Optoma's was positively blinding).
The BenQ has a slightly longer requirement for projection distance than the GT1080, but both being short throw in nature, this isn't a huge problem. You can look up the specific values for yourself if you want more detail. The BenQ is also slightly more forgiving than the Optoma when it comes to placement due to its 1.2X zoom capability. This also has a VGA port and a Serial port which the GT1080 does not.
Seeing as this projector just released a few months ago (August 2016) it is at full price, $1000 (~$1060 after Michigan taxes). I am not at all upset with the price I paid considering the quality I received. The Optoma left me a little underwhelmed, it lacked a bit of color and the issues I mentioned earlier bothered me enough to return it after about a week, at which time I decided to purchase the BenQ instead. Now, the Optoma is around $400 cheaper than the BenQ, so yes the BenQ should provide better overall quality. The GT1080 is not a bad projector, I know my words may make it seem like it is, but this is an objective, critical review, there are no participation ribbons being given. For me, even though the Optoma is much cheaper, I think the BenQ has a better value, the higher price point is more than made up for.
I'll keep this short and sweet. There is no perceivable input lag. I would say it is equal to or faster than my Sony TV (24.3ms via Rtings W800B review). Remember, INPUT LAG AND RESPONSE TIME ARE NOT THE SAME THING. atleast 70% of the time when I see someone say "response time" they actually mean input lag. Input lag is what makes your controller seem out of sync with your TV, like when you hit a button on the controller to make your character do something and there is a delay before your character on screen actually executes that command. Most people can't notice anything less than 30-35ms, while some people can notice anything above 10 or 20ms using a controller, although at that point it isn't really a problem even though it can be noticed.. Response time on the other hand has to do with how quickly the pixels on your screen can change color (usually gray to gray or black to white). Response time on any respectable display will be 5ms or less. A slower response time will lead to "smearing" or "blurring" on your display. Think of it like in a movie or show where the character takes drugs and everything seems to look really flowy when they move or like they have a trail following them. That is an extreme example, but it gets the point across. This projector uses Digital Light Processing (DLP) to create its image, with DLP any ghosting/blurring is actually impossible from what I have learned through numerous articles. I never see any response time symptoms as I shouldn't. Think of it as posessing a response time of 0ms.
**The Little Things**
Both the Optoma and BenQ came INCREDIBLY well packaged. The BenQ even more-so. The remote for the BenQ has a satisfying tactile feedback/click to it. Both projectors have built-in speakers should you need them. I haven't used them on either one so I can't comment on their abilities, but they are there. If you are buying a decent projector, you should have something better than the built-in speakers to use, hence my avoidance of using them. However, they do have their place. It's really comforting to know that I can bring the projector over to a friend's house or outside and, with no further equipment besides a Blu-ray/DVD player, have a movie theater-like experience, especially with the short-throw nature that makes it easier to find a spot to project.
If I had to pick out some negatives, it would be that the black level could be better and it could run a bit cooler. It is not plasma level or OLED level blacks, but it is most certainly as good as the high-end LED TVs. The temperature level isn't something that affects my viewing environment in any substantial way, however, being a techie, it bothers me when any piece of technology runs hot. Perhaps this high heat is just inherent of traditional projector lamp technology, but it still bothers me. In all honesty, these are the only things I think could be improved on this projector. Also, at this price point, I don't think you will find anything better. When I update this review later on, I will be sure to include any new or exacerbated issues that I encounter.
If you are deciding between the Optoma GT1080 and the BenQ HT2150ST, get the BenQ. They both are good projectors, but the BenQ is a tier or two above the GT1080 in quality and experience while coming in at a price that is only 1 - 1.5 tiers higher.
I purchased both the Optoma GT1080 and the BenQ HT2150ST with my own money. I was not in any way, shape, or form compensated for the review of these projectors. I am just a 22 year old college student with high standards and the desire to give credit where credit is due and call out any downfalls so that they can hopefully be improved upon in the future.
Being one of the first reviews for this product, I really hope this is comprehensive enough for anyone looking to purchase this projector. Thanks for reading!
I've watched several 3d movies without any issue, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Avatar, and Gravity. They were all pretty amazing and there was no issue with them whatsoever. You can search on Amazon for cheap glasses, I think I paid about ten dollars each for mine.
There is an issue with the keystone you can send in and have fixed. It may be fixed on the current models. It hasn't really been an issue for me because of where I locate the projector in my room.
The screen took a couple of hours to put together, but it was worth it. The projector will look okay on a white wall, but I could see the texture and it was problematic for me with my walls.
With a decent surround sound system, I prefer this to the movie theatre. I can lay in bed, eat whatever I wish, pause when I wish, and it can be just as immersive.
It makes Netflix amazing. I had a friend over to watch Netflix. Put on Stranger Things and we didn't move for 8 hours.
As far as gaming goes, I haven't experienced any lag or jerkiness or rainbowing or anything along those lines. I use a ps4. I will say a friend had an anxiety attack from playing The Last of Us on it. The surround sound I added combined with the large image was too stressful for her. 5 foot tall zombies are way scarier than 1 or 2 foot tall ones.
As far as lighting goes, I suggest you put in a dark room if possible. I put this in a bedroom because I could put blackout materials on the windows without it being an issue. With a lot of ambient light, the screen will look washed out. However, I spent ten bucks or so on enough material to cover the bedroom windows and it is pitch black.
I seriously cannot recommend this thing enough. It makes a great movie theatre, a great gaming monitor, great netflix screen, and even a decent computer screen.
I mounted this projector to the ceiling with a Chief RPAU mount, and it's solid as a rock.
I have absolutely zero qualms with this projector, and I'm using it almost every single day for movies and gaming.
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