The Optoma HD28DSE and the BenQ HT1075 are two very similar projectors. In fact most people wouldn’t be able to tell them apart and would find it difficult to make a choice. But there is one glaring difference, and that is in the deliverance of the images to the screen; the technology behind the 1080p tag. This will be discussed in greater detail in the performance section, and having reached the end of this article, buyers will feel confident that they know enough to make an informed choice.
|Epson 2040||Epson 2045|
|Brightness||2,200 Lumens||2,200 Lumens|
|Lamp Life||4,000 hours / 7,500 hours (eco)||4,000 hours / 7,500 hours (eco)|
|HDMI Port||2 Ports||2 Ports|
|Aspect Ratio||16:9 (HD)||16:9 (HD)|
|Image Size (In)||33-333 Inches||33-333 Inches|
|Audible Noise||37.0 dB / 29.0 dB (eco)||37.0 dB / 29.0 dB (eco)|
|Size (cm) |
|11 cm x 30 cm x 25 cm||11 cm x 30 cm x 25 cm|
|Weight||2.9 kg||2.9 kg|
|Full review||Read Here||Read Here|
|Price||Check Here||Check Here|
Portability and Design: Optoma HD28DSE vs BenQ HT1075
The BenQ comes in at 6.3 pounds while the Optoma weighs 5.7 pounds. The BenQ is also slightly bigger, but only by 4 inches, at 12.2 inches in length, so with either, projector buyers are getting excellent portability. Although the BenQ is possibly the superior unit in terms portable uses, because of its 100 feet mobile streaming, which will be detailed in the performance section. The designs are pretty good, with Optoma opting for a simple classic look, while BenQ went for a curved and compact modern looking sleek design. Both have well placed connections, and have roughly the same weight and size control panels, so it becomes about which design buyers like best.
Performance: Optoma HD28DSE vs BenQ HT1075
The performance aspect of this Optoma HD28DSE vs BenQ HT1075 battle is at its fiercest in the fine print. What I mean by that is both of these projectors are 1080p, so on each you’ll get fantastic full HD images, so the comparison becomes more about color technology vs wireless streaming. You read the full HD28DSE review here.
The Darbee Visual Presence color technology of the Optoma is remarkable in its sharpness and detail. Color technology is what produces the colors you see on screen, and inside the Optoma, a series of complex algorithms, help deliver superior skin tones, and wonderful reflective surfaces, creating a kind of picture quality that looks ahead of its time. These really are some of the best 1080p HD images you’re likely to see. While the color technology of the BenQ HT1075 also performs well, it’s not as good as on the Optoma, with its mid-range 10,000:1 contrast ratio letting it down. The BenQ is still 1080p though, and as such is much better than 720p and non-HD systems.
While the Optoma came out ahead in color technology, it’s beaten by the BenQ HT1075, when it comes to versatility. The HT1075, has a wireless HD kit, which enables buyers to stream full 1080p HD from HDTV set top boxes, games consoles, or Blu-Ray Players, a 100 feet away, directly to the projector for viewing. With the wireless kit, you get some absolutely amazing uncompressed 1080p images on screen, which are a beauty to behold. Without going into the complex jargon, of explaining the uncompressed 1080p vs compressed 4k discussion, that is currently happening amongst projection enthusiasts at the moment, I can say that the uncompressed 1080p on the BenQ is likely leaves little room for complaints. Find the full HT1075 review here.
Various similarities exist in these models, and these include having MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link). This is a smart way of saying you can connect your mobile phone, laptop, tablet, PC, and any other mobile device up to a projector, for big screen use. People mostly use it for connect streaming TV from online sources. Another similarity is that these are both single-chip projectors, so you’ll be seeing, amongst all the beautiful HD images, some flashes of color, and distortions which some buyers may find bothersome. The more you expand the screens, the more you’ll see them.
Both projectors are 3D ready and in this case that means they’ll play 3D Blu-Ray movies, when connected to a 3D Blu-Ray Player, and as both machines have a 1080p native resolution. along with HDMI 1.4a, you should get a good 3D picture. The lumens on the Optoma total 3000, while on the BenQ there’s 2200, but you won’t notice a lot of difference here either, with a reasonable performance, although you shouldn’t expect to view in daylight. Critically, the BenQ has a better throw ratio, and you should be able to get 100 inches, placing the projector at 8 feet back, compared to 73 inches on the Optoma. For those with large rooms, this factor won’t come into play, but if you do have a small area, and 8 feet is the max you’ve got then the 100 inch BenQ screen size is clearly better.
So, buyers must ask themselves what is important. The Optoma will show amazing better than standard 1080p images, all of the time. The BenQ with it’s low contrast ratio meanwhile, has to be used in wireless mode, to compete, but when in wireless mode, you’re getting the treat of glorious uncompressed full HD. Everything else is pretty much identical apart from throw distance, so buyer must decide which sounds better: the Darbee Visual Presence, or Wirelessly streaming uncompressed 1080p from 100 feet away.