Optoma HD26 vs BenQ HT3550 review

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Rating 5 5
Optoma HD26
vs
BenQ HT3550

We would like to share our experience after comparing and testing two projectors – Optoma HD26 vs BenQ HT3550. Based on our rating, HD26 has a total rating of 6.6 out of 10 versus 8 for HT3550.

Advantages Optoma HD26 over BenQ HT3550

  • Bigger projection screen size: 37-307 inch vs 30-200 inch
  • Better brightness: 3200 vs 2000 lumens
  • Lower noise level, 26 dB vs 30 dB
  • Lower power consumption, 262 W vs 350 W
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 5000 vs 4000 hours

Advantages BenQ HT3550 over Optoma HD26

  • Bring the cinematic 4K UHD experience home with the HT3550
  • HT3550 is HDR-compatible
  • Stereo sound vs mono from integrated speakers

Common features and specifications

  • 3D support
  • Equal HDMI connectors quantity: 2
  • Integrated speakers

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Optoma HD26
6.6
BenQ HT3550
8
6
8
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Common

Product

Optoma HD26
BenQ HT3550

Model

HD26
HT3550

Brand

Optoma
BenQ

Reviews

693
242

Resolution

Native resolution

1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200
3840 x 2160

Resolution abbreviation

Full HD
4K UHD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

37-307
30-200

Projection distance, m/ft

1 - 11/3.2 - 36
0.7 - 9.9/1.8 - 29.5

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

Brightness, lumens

3200
2000

Contrast ratio

23000:1
30000:1

Throw ratio range

1.48:1 - 1.62:1
1.13:1 - 1.47:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

DLP
DLP

Noise level, dBA

26
30

Power consumption, W

262
350

Features

Remote control

HDR

3D

Security

kensington lock, password protection
kensington lock, password protection

Projection method

front, rear, ceiling mount, tabletop
front, rear, ceiling mount, tabletop

Wireless connection

Additional features

has not
has not

Lamp

Lamp type, W

190
245

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

5000
4000

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

6500
15000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
2

VGA input

0
0

Composite video input (RCA)

0
0

Audio input (RCA)

0
0

Audio input (3.5mm)

0
0

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
1

SPDIF (optical)

0
1

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

MHL

RS-232

0
1

12V trigger

1
1

USB

0
2

USB (service)

1
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

10
5

Sound type

mono
stereo

Lens

F-number

2.5 - 2.67
1.9 - 2.47

Focal length, mm

21.9 - 24
12 - 15.6

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 40
vertical +/- 10

Zoom ratio

1.1x
1.3x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
30

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

5/41
0/32

Max, C/F

45/113
35/95

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, сm/inches

31 x 10 x 22/12.2 x 3.9 x 8.6
38 x 12.7 x 26.3/14.9 x 5 x 10.3

Weight, kg/pounds

2.5/4.4
4.2/9.3
Optoma HD26
BenQ HT3550
Optoma HD26
BenQ HT3550

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

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  • 6.6
  • 8
  • 6.6Optoma HD26
  • 8BenQ HT3550

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