BenQ HT3050 vs Optoma EH500 review

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Rating 5 5

BenQ HT3050 vs Optoma EH500 comparison chart

Overall
BenQ HT3050
7.3
Optoma EH500
7.3
7
7

BenQ HT3050 vs Optoma EH500 review

BenQ HT3050
vs
Optoma EH500

The present review is aimed to compare two projectors - BenQ HT3050 vs Optoma EH500 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema lovers. Based on our rating, both projectors have the same overall rating of 7.3.

Advantages BenQ HT3050 over Optoma EH500

  • Lower power consumption, 330 W vs 380 W
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 3500 vs 2500 hours
  • Stereo sound vs mono from integrated speakers

Advantages Optoma EH500 over BenQ HT3050

  • Bigger projection screen size: 30-300 inch vs 60-180 inch
  • Better brightness: 4700 vs 2000 lumens
  • Lower noise level, 26 dB vs 29 dB

Common features and specifications

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

BenQ HT3050
Optoma EH500

Model

HT3050
EH500

Brand

BenQ
Optoma

Reviews

209
92

Resolution

Native resolution

1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200
1920 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

Full HD
Full HD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

60-180
30-300

Projection distance, m/ft

1.5 - 5.9/3.2 - 16.4
1.1 - 11/3.2 - 36

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

Brightness, lumens

2000
4700

Contrast ratio

15000:1
10000:1

Throw ratio range

1.15:1 - 1.5:1
1.59:1 - 1.91:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

DLP
DLP

Noise level, dBA

29
26

Power consumption, W

330
380

Features

Remote control

HDR

3D

Security

password protection
kensington lock, password protection

Projection method

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

Wireless connection

optional

Additional features

has not
Crestron Roomview

Lamp

Lamp type, W

240
310

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

3500
2500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

5000
3000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
2

VGA input

1
2

Composite video input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (3.5mm)

0
0

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
1

SPDIF (optical)

0
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

MHL

RS-232

1
1

12V trigger

1
1

USB

1
0

USB (service)

1
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

10
3

Sound type

stereo
mono

Lens

F-number

2.59 - 2.87
2.5 - 2.76

Focal length, mm

16.88 - 21.8
23.5 - 28.2

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 10

Zoom ratio

1.3x
1.2x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

30
15

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

30

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

5/41
5/41

Max, C/F

35/95
40/104

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, сm/inches

38.5 x 12.7 x 27/14.98 x 4.79 x 10.91
32.5 x 10.9 x 25.9/12.8 x 4.3 x 10.2

Weight, kg/pounds

3.6/8.1
3.8/8.5

Other

Release year

2015
2013
BenQ HT3050
Optoma EH500
BenQ HT3050
Optoma EH500

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.3BenQ HT3050
  • 7.3Optoma EH500