Product Comparison: BenQ HT3050 vs Epson Home Cinema 2045


General Specifications
Brand
BenQ
Epson
Model
HT3050
Home Cinema 2045
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Let your imagination soar beyond the stars to experience cinema as it was meant BenQ Home Projectors. With ultramodern sleekness, lifelike cinematic colors and strikingly sharp details, BenQ projectors complement luxurious lifestyles by unleashing ultimate audiovisual experiences with simple wireless freedom.
The Home Cinema 2045 wireless projector is designed to be your home entertainment hub, delivering Full HD 1080p content from an array of devices. Offering up to 3x Higher Color Brightness* than competitive models, Epson® 3LCD projectors ensure vibrant images. The projector features up to 35,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, advanced image processing, plus 2200 lumens of color brightness and 2200 lumens of white brightness1. Enjoy HD movies, games and more with two HDMI® ports and MHL®2, or wirelessly stream content via Miracast® and Intel® WiDi. Use your Blu-ray Disc® player, gaming console, streaming device, tablet or smartphone and project up to 300".
Key Specs
Projection Technology
DLP
3LCD
Image Resolution
1920 x 1080 pixels
1920 x 1080 pixels
Contrast Ratio
15000 :1
35000 :1
Brightness
2000 lumens
2200 lumens
What customers say about "Key Specs"
BenQ HT3050 HD 1080p 3D Home Theater Projector
  • I bought this BenQ HT3050 projector almost a month ago, and I am still amazed at the picture quality.
  • This works great for gaming and movies. When gaming there is no delay and it's awesome to have a big picture this clear. Movies are great as well.
  • This projector uses DLP link 3D glasses and I purchased the EStar America ESG601 and they work wonderful with this projector.
  • I'm blown away by the picture quality.
  • Only drawback is if ... you will need a dark room.
Epson Home Cinema 2045 1080p 3D Miracast 3LCD Home Theater Projector
  • Great image good colors, good light can use in lightly lit room. Great for gaming since there is very minimal lag
  • You can still get better color/image quality from an LCD/plasma/LED/OLED TV, but it would cost thousands to get a picture as big as a projector makes.
  • Epson uses LCD while Optoma and BenQ use DLP. According to the sources I've read, the big rap on LCD projectors, is that they often don't have the best black levels.
  • Very good projector, great resolution, I had difficulties using the wifi with apple devices, even using the app iproject it does not reproduce videos of the internet properly.
  • Black levels not the best, its because it is a lcd. use with a good paint gray tone and it will fix this problem.
  • Didn't work well in a moderately lighted room. It has a low contact ratio for details, only 20k:1. It is better to get something North of 70k:1
Size & Weight
Color
Gray/White
Gold/White
Height
4.8 in.
4.69 in.
Width
15 in.
11.69 in.
Depth
10.9 in.
9.8 in.
Weight
7.93 lbs.
6.9 lbs.
Display
Aspect Ratio
16:9 Native
16:9 Native, 16:10, 4:3
Image Colors
1070 Million
1070 Million
Min. Image Size Output
30 in.
34 in.
Max. Image Size Output
300 in.
332 in.
Min. Projection Distance
5 feet
2.98 feet
Max. Projection Distance
19.4 feet
35.89 feet
What customers say about "Display"
BenQ HT3050 HD 1080p 3D Home Theater Projector
  • Viewing against my wall provides a nice picture but viewing on an Elite 125" motorized screen significantly ups the video experience.
  • I use this projector in a theater room and love it the color and clarity are awesome even on a wall that isn’t white.
  • This is an amazing projector. I just used our wall as the screen and the image/picture is really great.
  • Extremely good projector. Nice vivid colors and crisp clarity.
  • Buying this BenQ projector was my third attempt at finding a projector to fit my medium sized living room and it turned out that the third time was the charm.
Epson Home Cinema 2045 1080p 3D Miracast 3LCD Home Theater Projector
  • Awesome Picture Quality. These images are the ones projected on a light brown wall (not even on a Projector screen). This is my first projector and I am really impressed. :)
  • Incredible colors and great contrast right out of the box. the image looks incredibly sharp and crisp.
  • Nice projector for our theater for the price as well. The fan is very quiet and produce a quality image on the screen.
  • It lacks in aspect ratio funtionality and size adjustment but if read the size and installation guide van figure it out easily. Totally recommended.
  • Also, regardless of source, I have been unable to change the aspect ratio on anything. It stays on Normal without the other 3 greyed out. Is that normal?
Features
Lamp Life
7000 hours
7500 hours
Power of Speakers
20 Watts
5 Watts
Noise Level
29 dB
37 dB
Extras
BenQ CinematicColor™ Technology, 100% Rec.709 for Color Accuracy, 6X Speed RGBRGB Color Wheel, ISFccc® Certified Visual Calibration, High Contrast for the Finest Details, All-Glass Optics for Best Visual Quality, BenQ SmartEco™ Technology, CinemaMaster™ Audio+, Independent 3D Primary Color Control, Setup with Hassle-Free Installation
Up to 3x Higher Color Brightness, and reliable performance, One measurement of brightness is not enough, Full HD 1080p, widescreen, 3D performance, Innovative 3LCD technology
What customers say about "Features"
BenQ HT3050 HD 1080p 3D Home Theater Projector
  • The fan noise is very low and the speakers are quite loud but lack bass. I have the audio sound level set to one but occasionally up it to two.
  • It runs pretty quiet. It's definitely quieter than our last Epson. Watching Finding Dory in 3D was awesome.
  • Add a nice sound bar and you are all set for your movie viewing experience. I think the 3D looks the same or better than at the theatre.
  • The sound level of the projector fan is low....most specially if you have your receiver running. Overall, I am very satisfied with this projector.
  • This projector comes with it's own internal speakers but these were disconnected by the Geek Squad since I already had installed surround speakers. Haven't tried the 3D yet. Very satisfied with this purchase.
Epson Home Cinema 2045 1080p 3D Miracast 3LCD Home Theater Projector
  • The Best part of it is auto keystone, such low fan noise that you will hardly notice and a fantastic speaker.
  • Fantastic projector for the price. The fan is a little loud if you have it in the highest quality mode, but the lower mode is almost indistinguishable and still light years better than most other projectors. This is the perfect addition to my home theater. I couldn't be happier.
  • Easy to set up. Easy to use. Fan a bit noisy, but if you have sound on, then you probably won't hear it.
  • Speakers are worst (10W mono) compared to competitors (10Wx2)
  • I have read some reviews that say that the fan can be quite loud. I have found that after it has run for a couple weeks and it breaks in, it is quite quiet. (Ha, ha, ha!)
Connectivity
Interfaces
PC (D-Sub), Composite Video in (RCA), Component Video In, 3x HDMI, USB Type A, USB Type B, USB Type mini B, 3.5mm audio, Audio L/R in (RCA), Audio Out 3.5mm, RS232 (DB-9pin), DC 12V Trigger (3.5mm Jack), 2x IR Receiver, Security Bar, Vertical Lens Shift Assist, One-Stop Wireless Home Entertainment
2x HDMI, PC (D-Sub), Composite Video in (RCA), Audio L/R in (RCA), USB Type A, USB Type mini B, Audio Out 3.5mm, WiFi
Mounting
Free-standing, Сeiling mount
Free-standing, Сeiling mount
What customers say about "Connectivity"
BenQ HT3050 HD 1080p 3D Home Theater Projector
  • Setup was easy and I mounted it to my ceiling using the BenQ ceiling mount.
  • Absolutely fantastic picture and 4K material is a joy to watch via my connected pc (HDMI).
  • HDMI 2/MHL to allow you to connect to your smart phone or tablet for example.
  • I used one of the HDMI inputs to directly connect my Amazon Fire Stick and then use the USB port to provide the power to the Stick. It works great and the image quality is phenomenal.
  • The BenQ system is incredibly easy to set up. It has ports for DVI, HDMI, computers and more. You can hook up a DVD player or computer with wires, or you can wireless load videos and presentations from iPads and computers to use.
Epson Home Cinema 2045 1080p 3D Miracast 3LCD Home Theater Projector
  • I connect my satellite box or Chromecast to the HDMI port or connect my phone through WiDi to watch movies, sports, and TV shows. Great picture quality, and horizontal and vertical keystone settings allow me to fine tune the picture on my inflatable screen.
  • I love it, it does everything I need. I have some videos on USB storage and this would not play through the USB port so I run them thru my Smart 3D Blu Ray player then HDMI to this HC 2045, it even controls my Blu Ray with the Epson remote.
  • No digital audio out which I could have used with my Sound Bar instead of RCA
  • Mounting is difficult as it has three holes for screws, one in the middle and 2 at the front corners. Universal mount may not work.
  • One thing I found frustrating was trying to use the Bluetooth feature. Neither My Bluetooth speaker nor my Bluetooth headphones would connect.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
749.99 $


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