Epson Home Cinema 3500 vs BenQ HT3550 review

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Epson Home Cinema 3500
vs
BenQ HT3550

We would like to share our experience after comparing and testing two projectors – Epson Home Cinema 3500 vs BenQ HT3550. Based on our rating, Home Cinema 3500 has a total rating of 7.3 out of 10 versus 8 for HT3550.

Advantages Epson Home Cinema 3500 over BenQ HT3550

  • Bigger projection screen size: 30-300 inch vs 30-200 inch
  • Better brightness: 2500 vs 2000 lumens

Advantages BenQ HT3550 over Epson Home Cinema 3500

  • Bring the cinematic 4K UHD experience home with the HT3550
  • Lower noise level, 30 dB vs 35 dB
  • Lower power consumption, 350 W vs 385 W
  • HT3550 is HDR-compatible
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 4000 vs 3500 hours
  • More USB ports: 2 vs 1

Common features and specifications

  • 3D support
  • Equal HDMI connectors quantity: 2
  • Integrated speakers
  • Stereo sound from integrated speakers

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Epson Home Cinema 3500
7.3
BenQ HT3550
8
6
8
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Common

Product

Epson Home Cinema 3500
BenQ HT3550

Model

Home Cinema 3500
HT3550

Brand

Epson
BenQ

Reviews

111
242

Resolution

Native resolution

1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160

Resolution abbreviation

Full HD
4K UHD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

30-300
30-200

Projection distance, m/ft

1.4 - 11.5/3.2 - 36
0.7 - 9.9/1.8 - 29.5

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

Brightness, lumens

2500
2000

Contrast ratio

70000:1
30000:1

Throw ratio range

1.32:1 - 2.15:1
1.13:1 - 1.47:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

3LCD
DLP

Noise level, dBA

35
30

Power consumption, W

385
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

250
245

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

3500
4000

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

5000
15000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
2

VGA input

1
0

Composite video input (RCA)

1
0

Audio input (RCA)

1
0

Audio input (3.5mm)

0
0

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
1

SPDIF (optical)

0
1

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

MHL

RS-232

1
1

12V trigger

1
1

USB

1
2

USB (service)

1
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

10
5

Sound type

stereo
stereo

Lens

F-number

1.51 - 1.99
1.9 - 2.47

Focal length, mm

18.2 - 29.2
12 - 15.6

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 60, horizontal +/- 24
vertical +/- 10

Zoom ratio

1.6x
1.3x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

30
30

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

30

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

5/41
0/32

Max, C/F

35/95
35/95

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, сm/inches

32 x 16.2 x 40.8/12.6 x 6.4 x 16.1
38 x 12.7 x 26.3/14.9 x 5 x 10.3

Weight, kg/pounds

4.3/9.52
4.2/9.3
Epson Home Cinema 3500
BenQ HT3550
Epson Home Cinema 3500
BenQ HT3550

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 8
  • 7.3Epson Home Cinema 3500
  • 8BenQ HT3550

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