Hey, I’m a fan of BenQ, and have been for a long time. Back when I bought my first BenQ - a PE8700, ($5K or so, for 720p), it had more/better, than the not-as-expensive direct competition – faster color wheel, better lens, a very good dynamic iris, etc. But perhaps most importantly, they produced some very realistic, accurate, and natural color, (with that extra DLP “pop”), post calibration, and had some of the best pre-calibration color too.
This HT2550 may be BenQ’s entry level 4K UHD / 4K capable projector, but color is looking good.
Out of the box: Without adjustment, the BenQ has three very nice modes (out of four). If you check out the performance and calibration pages, we’ll go into detail about how accurate, and more. My point, though, is that right out of the box, you can put up a picture with some really good color, that will please your friends and family, and you too, unless you are a "fanatic" demanding really accurate color - not just good looking color. Typically, this BenQ color is probably better “out of the box” color that most LCD TVs!.
The Sports Mode, and also Vivid Mode have a lot of punch, great for sports, and a lot of regular HDTV. We never adjusted Sports, so mostly, I used Vivid when I wanted brightness, and always used it for my sports viewing.
Most of the time my Canon 60D dSLR (a semi-pro camera) produces reasonably accurate results when photographing a projected image, however, the images are never right on the money. Comparing them on my MacBook screen (which is well known for good color), they are usually off a little. Sometimes, I have to report a slight or moderate shift in color. All photos are taken with the color set to 6500K. I call your attention to this, because this BenQ’s color is not well represented in most of these photos. Overall, the photos are picking up a bit too much, let’s call it dull yellow. This, unfortunately, is most noticeable in “best” mode. Keep that in mind, and please go more by description than these images, which are normally more for – “if you think this looks good, wait until you see this projector in action!”
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