BenQ’s HT2550 is one of the first inexpensive projectors on the market to put a true 4K image on the screen. With a 4K source, the image is noticeably sharper than 1080p source material, though not every viewer might appreciate that. It offers HDR10 with accurate colors, provided you do some minor tweaking first. The biggest downside is light leaking around the edge of the image and occasionally excessive noise. Contrast and brightness aren’t as good as some of its rivals, but the HT2550 has sharper 4K than both of those models.
- Sharp 4K resolution that’s noticeably better than HD
- Accurate colors with minor tweaking
- Relatively low price
- Compact size
- Light bleeding around the image
- Contrast and light levels are middling
- Fairly noisy at times
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- 80AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE4 ReviewsCNET80Resolution isn't everythingAlthough it lives up to the 4K promise for an affordable price, the BenQ HT2550 lacks the overall performance to beat the competition -- at both 4K and 1080p.AVForums70BenQ W1700 (HT2550) 4K DLP Projector ReviewIf you want a DLP projector for use in a normal light coloured living room where you can’t black out the walls and ceiling, or there is some ambient light, the BenQ makes much more sense. In such an environment the weaker black levels and missing shadow details are no longer a major issue as the brightness and pop from accurate Rec.709 colours make up for it. Add in the 4K resolution for Sky Q football on a big screen, or Netflix movies with your mates ... then at its price point this BenQ really does start to make sense and is a bargain for such use. Think of it more as an all rounder for your living room and not the critical viewing machine for your black home cinema room, and you have a good quality projector for the demo list if that’s what you’re looking for.Digital Trends90BenQ HT2550 4K UHD HDR projector reviewKiller color, sharp 4K resolution, and effective HDR performance make the BenQ HT2550 a slam dunk.TrustedReviews80BenQ W1700Although not entirely compromise-free, the W1700 is actually more watchable with 4K HDR sources than many costlier rivals. As a result, it’s a great entry point into the next generation of home cinema.