When it comes to TV’s, who ever said bigger isn’t better… Projectors have been around for a long time now and as technology improves, so do the devices. BenQ, a technology company who has been around for 16 years makes a huge line of projectors, screens and other computer and home technology related devices.
One of BenQ’s newest products is an entry level home theater projector, the HT1070A.
So let’s dive in and take a look at some of the features that make this a good entry level projector:
* Stunning Color: Using BenQ’s CinematicColor technology, the HT1070A has 6X speed RGBRGB color wheel which helps deliver authentic color accuracy of refined color to reproduce the way it was filmed.
* Full HD 1080P: Using a DLP bulb providing 2200 lumens to deliver 15,000:1 contrast ratio in low or high level lighting, you get 1920 x 1080 HD resolutions to capture all the details of anything you watch.
* 1.2x Zoom: The big zoom maximizes the available space with a range of throw distances for big-screen entertainment without the hassle of a complicated installation. At just a little over 9 feet away, you can project a screen size of 100″
*Hassle-free Setup: Using the HT1070A’s on-screen menu, it’s very easy to set up the projector to your various settings as well as the connections. The projector can be set-up to project from sitting on a surface in front of the screen, hanging upside down from a ceiling mount as well as both those described ways but, from behind a screen (depending on the type of screen you are using). All this is set up from within the on-screen menu as well as being able to set the “theme” such as sports, movies, general or custom set-ups, you can also chose what color the wall or screen is that you are projecting against. There is even a vertical keystone correction setting, to help counter the trapezoid effect the projector gives if it’s placed off-center.
For the connections on the rear, the HT1070A offers 2 HDMI jacks, an RS-232 (serial) and a PC/VGA jack, USB Mini-B jack, a video RGA plug as well as a single 3.5mm plug for audio in as well as audio out.
You can also have complete control through the buttons on the top of the projector that can all be accessed and used with the included remote control.
So if you are looking to increase the viewing size for when watching TV shows or movies or playing video games, projectors are a great way to achieve that and by setting the size screen you want all with the twist of a knob. This particular BenQ projector, for being an entry-level really performed well with delivering sharp, bright and clean looking colors, clarity and images. It’s very easy to set-up right out of the box and there isn’t much you really need to do.
I will say, the internal speaker inside is only 2 Watts and it’s very low, making it hard to hear, so you definitely need to connect this to some type of external speakers if you want to hear OK. Also the lack of a USB port on this model was a negative to me as that makes it more difficult if you want to connect a streaming device, such as a ROKU or Firestick. BenQ does have some more advanced projector models that offer additional inputs and better speakers if you look at their website.
You can buy directly at BenQ by clicking HERE as well as some other retailers such as B&H Photo and Best Buy for $649.