BenQ HT4050 Home Theater Projector with Rec. 709 Cinematic Color.
The BenQ Colorific™ HT4050 takes the home cinema experience to a whole new level, beaming astoundingly beautiful HD 1080p video with Rec. 709 cinematic color and state of the art advanced video processing, the BenQ HT4050 will amaze your family and friends. Boasting all-glass optics with a short throw lens for crisp, larger than life images, 2D lens shift for maximum installation flexibility, 2D keystone correction, dual HDMI ports with MHL connectivity, 2D to 3D conversion to watch any video in fabulous 3D, HiFi speaker and optional wireless HDMI for easy setup with no expensive cables to buy or unsightly wires to hide.
Rec. 709 color enables the projector to reproduce the exact color palette used by Hollywood studios to master movies and TV programs
All-glass, cinema grade lens with low dispersion coatings for sharper, crisper video with no chromatic aberration
Vertical + Horizontal Lens Shift for the ultimate installation flexibility
Advanced Image Processing for crisp, judder free fast action video
6X Speed RGBRGB Color Wheel with custom segment angles and coatings
Cinematic Color as Big as Life in Your Living room
Featuring Rec. 709 cinematic color reproduction, the HT4050 elevates the home theater experience to a whole new level. With a stunning 2000 ANSI lumens bright image and remarkable 10,000:1 contrast ratio, using an all-new optical system design the HT4050 delivers razor sharp, crystal clear images with rich shadow detail and vibrant, saturated colors for natural looking skin tones and a precise true-to-life color palette to meet Rec. 709 specifications.
See your favorite movies as you have never seen them before, with the exact cinematic colors as the movie studios intended.
Breathtaking Motion Picture Quality
Rec. 709 Standard for Authentic Cinematic Color
Rec.709 is the international High Definition standard that guarantees display devices can faithfully reproduce the original cinematic color palette the movie director intended audiences to see.
Using the latest and most advanced 6X Speed RGBRGB Color Wheel with custom segment angles and coatings, the HT4050 achieves Rec. 709 cinematic color reproduction, delivering precise Hollywood Studio color right out-of-the box.
How BenQs Projectors Are Designed for Rec. 709
While most projector manufacturers choose a saturated color tone bias towards increased colorfulness, resulting in color accuracy loss, the HT4050 fully achieves the Rec.709 color standard. The process of building a projector includes many variables such as lenses, lamps and color wheel coating. BenQ works relentlessly to close any gaps from those variances and to make our projectors perform exactly to Rec. 709. This is because we believe that colors matter to BenQ users when enjoying movies as they were meant to be seen.
BenQ’s ISF-trained expert engineers tried more than 20 different combinations of color segments and color wheel coating, the factors that directly affect color gamut and brightness of a projector.
To maximize color accuracy, the process of software optimization involved adjusting the blacks, whites and greys towards D65 defined by Rec. 709. And the three primary and three secondary colors were adjusted one by one, until they were as close as possible to the references on the Rec. 709 color gamut.
Production Line Quality Control
Three color adjustment stations in our production line perform final checks on every single unit of our Rec. 709 projectors. Using exclusive BenQ color adjustment procedures, we make sure each projector is manufactured according to the Rec. 709 color standard, and BenQ quality engineers perform final color tests on each projector built to ensure Rec.709 performance.
HT4050: Spectacular Crisper, sharper Full HD 1080p
Built with high-grade pure glass elements in its light engine and an all-glass cinema grade projection lens, the HT4050 beams crisper, sharper Full HD 1080p content than any conventional projector.
CinemaMaster, BenQ’s exclusive advanced audio and video processing suite of features turns any room into a world-class home theater with video and audio-enhancing technologies sure to satisfy even the most demanding home cinema enthusiast.
Using advanced motion enhancing technology, BenQ HT4050 beams sharper, crisper fast motion detail, by inserting up to 36 interpolated frames in between sequences to produce fluid, smooth motion, 60 frame-per-second video. Everyone will be amazed by the amount of image detail they will be able to see, even during fast motion or horizontal panning scenes.
Color Enhancer modulates complex color algorithms to flawlessly render saturated colors, fine gradients, intermediate hues and subtle color shades.
Pixel Enhancer is a motion-adaptive edge enhancement feature that detects changes in color between an object and its background to produce sharp edges and precise surface textures.
The Flesh Tone feature delivers more natural, true-to-life skin tones to the screen, enabling the HT4050 to effectively recreate the ultimate movie theater experience in the comfort of your home.
Featuring CinemaMaster audio, powered by MaxxAudio technology, the HT4050 delivers a powerful 10-Watts of fantastic cinema quality sound. An acoustically balanced driver encased in a resonant chamber inside the projector delivers vibrant, rich, full range sound using the same Wave Audio algorithms employed by Hollywood studios to dramatically improve the movie viewing experience.
Independent 3D Color Control for All 6 Primary Colors
BenQ's unique color management tool allows users to independently fine-tune the gain, saturation and hue of six primary colors (R/G/B/C/M/Y). Enabling users to customize colors to accurately reproduce every shade found in nature.
Professionally Calibrated Visual Entertainment
The HT4050 features ISFccc® preset modes, enabled by professional calibrators from the highly reputed Imaging Science Foundation to provide the most precise color possible for Day/Night viewing.
Unmatched Image Performance & Viewing Quality
High Contrast, Razor-Sharp Image
With their native high ANSI Contrast Ratios, BenQ Home Theater projectors deliver real-world performance that significantly surpasses that of non-DLP projectors, beaming images with remarkably crisp shadow details to provide a better visual experience
High Pixel Fill Factor Eliminates “Screen-door effect”
DLP projectors have an inherently high pixel fill factor, which virtually eliminates pixelization and delivers a more realistic, film-like viewing experience. Eradicating the visually distracting “Screen-door effect” so common in other display technologies.
An ingenious solution that intensifies your viewing pleasure while saving money, SmartEco™ automatically adjusts lamp brightness based on content to project richer blacks and increase contrast for tiny text and subtle details.
All-Glass Optics for Best-in-Class Image Clarity
The all-new BenQ Full HD 1080p optical system uses premium grade glass lenses and optics for best-in-class performance and ultra-realistic image quality. Proprietary low-dispersion lens coatings minimize chromatic aberration, delivering sharper, crisper video to the screen for the most vivid movie viewing experience.
Setup in Minutes with Hassle Free Installation
Short Throw Projection lens beams 100” of Big-Screen Entertainment from 8.4 Feet
Enjoy larger than life movies, sporting events, TV shows and action-packed video games in any room in the house. The short throw lens in the BenQ HT4050 home theater projector can fill large screens from shorter distances for easy, uncomplicated setup.
1.6x Big Zoom for Big Pictures in Any Space
Whether you permanently install or simply bring out the projector for special occasions, the 1.6X Big Zoom lens in the BenQ HT4050 will provide the placement flexibility needed to enjoy the image size you want, where you want it.
Vertical and Horizontal Lens Shift Flexibility
Lens shift provides the flexibility to optically move the image vertically or horizontally on the screen to overcome minor installation miscalculations. This 2D lens shift feature provides peace of mind knowing the projected image will land precisely over the area needed.
Side Projection with 2D Keystone
Horizontal and vertical keystone correction eliminates the trapezoid effect when the projector is placed at an indirect angle from the screen, allowing you to set the projector up in a corner or on a side table to facilitate projection in more places.
Easy & Friendly Operation
Intuitive User Interface Design
BenQ Home Theater projectors feature an intuitive, easy to follow user interface, allowing quick access to all projector features to enable users to customize their experience.
Step-by-Step Setup Guide
An easy to follow step-by-step guide will walk you through the initial projector setup. Whether you are a first time or experienced user, you will be enjoying stunning viewing experiences on your new BenQ HT4050 in no time.
Project onto Any Wall Color Surface
The Wall Color Correction feature can be used normalize the image when projecting onto color surfaces, providing the flexibility to enjoy content in any room in the house.
One-Stop Home Entertainment Without Wires (optional)
The optional BenQ Wireless Full HD Kit allows users to wirelessly stream uncompressed Full HD 1080p content from your HDTV set-top box, gaming console, blu-ray/DVD player, or AV receiver to the projector up to 100 ft. away*.
No complicated installation, no expensive cables to buy and no unsightly wires to hide. With zero latency and uncompressed HD resolution video, the BenQ Wireless Full HD Kit is ideal for gamers and Home Theater enthusiasts alike. Play your favorite game or watch your favorite movie just as you would with a hard wired connection. The BenQ Wireless Full HD Kit allows the same image to be viewed on two separate displays, one wireless and one wired, and can transmit through walls and floors making it easy to enjoy your entertainment in your favorite room in the house.
Wireless FHD Kit (optional)
• Uncompressed streaming with resolution up to 1080p 60Hz.
• Stream up to 100 feet with no latency, great for gaming
• Ultra stable and fluent streaming quality
*Available in select regions.
*Range is based on optimum, line-of-sight conditions. Distance may vary depending on user environment. Structures constructed of steel, concrete, wood or brick will decrease transmission distance.
Projection System DLP
Native Resolution 1080p (1920 x 1080)
Brightness* (ANSI Lumens) 2000 ANSI Lumens
Contrast Ratio 10000:1
Display Color 1.07 Billion Colors
Lens F = 2.42 - 3.05, f = 17.22 - 27.37 mm
Aspect Ratio Native 16:9 (5 aspect ratio selectable)
Clear Image Size/ Maximum Image Size 36"~196"
Throw Ratio 1.15 - 1.86 (100" @ 2.5m)
Zoom Ratio 1.6:1
Lamp Mode (Normal/Economic/SmartEco/LampSave/LumenCare)* 2000 / 3500 / 4000 hours
Keystone Adjustment Auto Vertical & Manual Horizontal ± 30 degrees
Projection Offset 115% ± 2.5%
Resolution Support VGA(640 x 480) to WUXGA_RB (1920 x 1200) *RB = Reduced Blanking
Horizontal Frequency 15 - 102KHz
Vertical Scan Rate 23 - 120Hz
Lens Shift Vertical: +12.5% / Horizontal: ± 2.5%
Lamp Wattage 260W
Interface PC (D-Sub) x 1
Composite Video In x 1
Component Video In x 1
HDMI x 2
MHL x 1 (Share with HDMI-2)
Audio In x 1
Audio L/R In x 1
Audio Out x 1
Chamber Speaker 10W x 1
USB (Type A) x 1 (5V / 1.5A power supply)
USB (Type mini B) x 1 (Service)
RS232 x 1
DC 12V Trigger x 1
IR Receiver x 2 (Front & Top)
3D Sync Out x 1
Dimensions (W x H x D mm) 12.99 x 4.72 x 9.72 inches (330 x 120 x 247 mm)
HDTV Compatibility 480i, 480p, 576i, 567p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Video Compatibility NTSC, PAL, SECAM, SDTV
3D Support and Compatibility Frame Sequential: Up to 720p
Frame Packing: Up to1080p
Side by Side: Up to 1080i/p
Top Bottom: Up to 1080p
Audible Noise (Normal/Economic Mode) 33 / 29 dBA
On-Screen Display Languages Arabic/Bulgarian/ Croatian/ Czech/ Danish/ Dutch/ English/ Finnish/
French/ German/ Greek/ Hindi/ Hungarian/ Italian/ Indonesian/ Japanese/
Korean/ Norwegian/ Polish/ Portuguese/ Romanian/ Russian/ Simplified Chinese/ Spanish/ Swedish/ Turkish/ Thai/ Traditional Chinese
Picture Modes ** ISF Disabled: Bright / Vivid / Cinema (Rec. 709) / Game / User 1 / User 2 / (3D)
*** ISF Enabled: Bright / Vivid / Cinema (Rec. 709) / Game / User 1 / User 2 / ISF Night / ISF Day / (3D)
Remote Control with Battery
Power Cord (by region)
User Manual CD
Quick Start Guide
Spare Lamp Kit P/N:5J.JD305.001
Ceilling Mount P/N: 5J.JAM10.001
Wireless Dongle QP01 P/N: 5J.JCK28.A01
3D Glasses P/N: 5J.J9H25.001
Wireless FHD Kit WDP01 P/N: 5J.J9H28.A02
Color Wheel Segment 6-Segment (RGBRGB)
Color Wheel Speed 6x (50Hz), 4x (60Hz)
Power Supply AC100 to 240V, 50 to 60 Hz
Weight 4.2 kg (9.26lbs)
Environmental Notice Lamp in this product contains mercury.
To dispose of the product or used lamps, consult your local environment authorities for regulations or see www.lamprecycle.org.
*Lamp life results will vary depending on environmental conditions and usage. Actual product's features and specifications are subject to change without notice.