Product Comparison: Optoma HD142X vs BenQ HT2050

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General Specifications
About the Product
Convenient and easy to setup the bright and versatile HD142X boasts Amazing color technology and conforms to REC.709 delivering accurate true to life color reproduction. This small projector is ideal for watching live sport, TV shows or movies any time of day on a big screen. You can even connect your gaming console and play games on it with its low input latency.
The BenQ Colorific™ HT2050 brings the true movie theater experience to your home. With stunning full HD 1080p resolution, perfectly balanced color, sharp, crystal-clear image with crisp shadow details, thanks to an all-new premium glass optical system the HT2050 delivers the finest image quality in its class.
Key Specs
Projection Technology
Image Resolution
1920 x 1080 pixels
1920 x 1080 pixels
Contrast Ratio
23000 :1
15000 :1
3000 lumens
2200 lumens
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Optoma HD142X Home Theater Projector
  • I found this Optoma with great Contrast ratio and lumens with DLP technology.
  • Fully compatible at full HD and plays moves with minimal DLP artifacts.
  • Overall we are extremely pleased as we feel like we got great resolution and ease of use for the money.
  • This projector has the resolution and brightness I needed and is now a permanent fixture in the tv room.
  • Works perfect. It's a great fit for our room and is plenty bright enough.
  • The only thing I don't like is it takes a couple seconds to adjust the resolution or find the signal when you switch inputs or formats.
BenQ HT2050 DLP projector HomeTheater
  • Very bright, resolution is great, 3d is much better than on my lg tv and fan is very quiet.
  • The Benq HT2050 by contrast had wonderful color, great interface, wonderful resolution and is two steps up and quieter than the old w1070 which I really did like. This one seems to be better and brighter for 3d as well.
  • Love this thing, great resolution, not noisy, great picture. Love it
  • Easy to install and get up and running, with great 1080P picture quality. I'm sticking to 1080P for gaming to prioritize IQ and framerate over resolution, so this was a perfect unit.
  • It is amazing 2 styles of 3d 1080p quality.
Size & Weight
3.8 in.
4.8 in.
11.7 in.
15 in.
9 in.
11 in.
5.5 lbs.
7.27 lbs.
Aspect Ratio
16:9 Native, 4:3 Compatible
16:9 Native
Image Colors
1070 Million
1070 Million
Min. Image Size Output
27.88 in.
60 in.
Max. Image Size Output
305.3 in.
180 in.
Min. Projection Distance
3 feet
5 feet
Max. Projection Distance
10 feet
19.43 feet
What customers say about "Display"
Optoma HD142X Home Theater Projector
  • Excellent picture and bright colors on this unit.
  • Projector has a very detailed and clear image! Even with the lights on it is easily viewed. Perfect for games, movies whatever you want.
  • Whole image is in focus, didn't have to adjust the colors, mounted in my garage, 100" screen, great football parties.
  • The picture quality is great. Just remember you need to have enough distance between screen and projector because the zoom just slightly increases or decreases the projection size.
  • Picture clarity, even when being projected onto a textured wall that isn't pure white, was amazing! The image really had a theater quality feel to it.
  • Better than most less expensive projectors but not as bright in color depth and image was a lil blurry.
BenQ HT2050 DLP projector HomeTheater
  • Image: The colors are striking on here. I've only owned this projector so I cannot compare it with non DLP models but I actually prefer watching sports/movies through the projector now versus on a flat screen TV. I find it easier on the eyes and an overall warmer image
  • Incredible cinema quality image. No other projector can match (Epson, Infocus, Optoma)
  • Sharp image (120" diagonal with a throw of 11') even on a brown/textured wall.
  • There is some light coming out of the fan vents to the sides.
Lamp Life
8000 hours
6000 hours
Power of Speakers
10 Watts
10 Watts
Noise Level
24 dB
29 dB
Quick resume, Auto power off, ISF modes, MHL support, Dynamic Black technology
3D mode, All-glass, cinema grade lens with low dispersion coatings for sharper, crisper video, Lens shift for maximum installation flexibility, One-Stop Home Entertainment Without Wires
What customers say about "Features"
Optoma HD142X Home Theater Projector
  • It has a higher lamp life than average.
  • Built in speaker is decent. Has modes so you coule project from behind as well. So far so good.
  • The noise level is low and it doesn't make as much heat as I would expect with a high lumen projector. Works great with our 120" screen for outdoor movie night.
  • The projector is plenty bright and has auto on/off features so you don't need the remote all the time.
  • The built in speaker is a plus, but I highly recommend external sound a small speaker in mono spoils the large screen experience.
  • Easy to set up and has a good picture, but after a few uses the fan makes a "clicking noise" for a few minutes until it warms up.
BenQ HT2050 DLP projector HomeTheater
  • Multiple modes with different color schemes for different lighting: I own blackout blinds in my apartment but I rarely need them. I use this on Vivid mode during the daylight and on Game mode during the nighttime. Both come pre-set.
  • Really impressive and loud speaker: The built in sound system is amazing. I keep it on the lowest level before mute and it still echoes throughout my living room.
  • This projector features an ECO Blank Mode (there's a button on the projector and a button on the remote for ECO Blank) to make the picture dim down to a pure black signal letting you step away from the projector while its on to save lamp power.
  • Built in speaker is pretty decent for those that are using this as a portable projector.
  • No sleep timer. Would be great if I could find a way to sleep this on its own.
  • Some of the plastic pieces have light bleed where the seems are.
2x HDMI, Audio Out 3.5mm, 12V Out, USB, 3D Sync
Composite Video in (RCA), 2x HDMI, Audio in (Mini Jack), Audio L/R in (RCA), Stereo Audio Out (RCA), USB (Type A), USB (Type Mini B), RS232C
Free-standing, Сeiling mount
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Optoma HD142X Home Theater Projector
  • HDMI ports, lightweight, decent speak that you can add surround sound as well.
  • It lacks the inputs of other projectors at only 2 HDMI inputs, but again not a problem, I didn't want a bunch of wiring. I use one HDMI cable to my receiver and add all other devices there.
  • It has a USB port to power up firestick.
  • Another nice feature of this projector is the 12v trigger port. It allows you to automate your electric screen. By wiring the 12v trigger to the control box of my screen, I now have my screen automatically lowered when I turn on the projector.
  • Easy to take with you or mount for permanent viewing.
  • I don't like the location for the screws to mount on the ceiling just cause it makes it difficult to keep level since mount is not centered. Don't know if that is a fault of the projector or with the mount itself.
BenQ HT2050 DLP projector HomeTheater
  • I have it hooked up to a fire stick which is powered from a USB port in the projector itself - so everything is running from just a single power outlet.
  • It has inputs for VGA, HDMIx2, Component, and RCA, as well as a USB port. Very, very nice.
  • It has plenty of ports to connect stcik or reciever.
  • This projector works very well and set up was easy. The only thing I'd like to see added is AirPlay to make a wireless connection.
  • I tried connecting it to my computer via HDMI and it was having trouble keeping the signal but that may be due to my particular set up. did not try VGA yet.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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