A projector is a digital product used to project an image onto a flat surface. Analog projectors work by forcing light through a small image or film, then through a glass or plastic lens which displays and amplifies a larger picture onto a screen or wall. Most modern projectors work with LED lights rather than film, and digitally amplify an image or video.

Projectors are commonly found in movie theaters, group environments like offices and schools, and now often incorporated into home entertainment setups. As technology improves, projectors are also being utilized to place images onto 3D surfaces; a practice known as 3D mapping.

How does a projector work?

A projector is a device that projects an image or video onto a surface, commonly a projection screen. Typically, projectors create the projection by shinning a light through a transparent lens. Newer projectors are able to project an image directly through the use of lasers.

What is a short throw projector?

A short throw projector is a projector is able to display larger images from shorter distances. Short throw projectors can project a 100-inch (254 cm) image at about a distance of 4.5 feet (1.4 m). The advantages they offer are that it is harder for the audience to cast a shadow on the screen and the projector doesn’t lose brightness or crispness.

How do you choose a projector?

When choosing a projector consider the following factors: screen size, distance between the projector and the screen (throw distance), and the ambient light in the room in which the projector will be used. There are also various types of projectors available such as pocket projectors, multimedia projectors, short throw projectors, home theater projectors, fixed-installation and large-venue projectors.

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4.8” | 122 mm
14.9” | 381 mm
10.9” | 277 mm
7.27 lb | 3.3 kg
2016
BenQ HT2050
12.200
38.100
27.700
3.300
2016.00
1200
3D
BenQ HT2050
4.8” | 122 mm
14.9” | 381 mm
10.9” | 277 mm
7.27 lb | 3.3 kg
2016
BenQ HT2150ST
12.200
38.100
27.700
3.300
2016.00
1800
3D
BenQ HT2150ST
5.31” | 135 mm
13.9” | 353 mm
10.71” | 272 mm
9.2 lb | 4.2 kg
2018
BenQ HT2550
13.500
35.300
27.200
4.200
2018.00
2000
3D
BenQ HT2550
4.8” | 122 mm
14.9” | 381 mm
10.9” | 277 mm
7.93 lb | 3.6 kg
2015
BenQ HT3050
12.200
38.100
27.700
3.600
2015.00
1000
3D
BenQ HT3050
5” | 127 mm
15” | 380 mm
10.35” | 263 mm
9.2 lb | 4.2 kg
2019
BenQ HT3550
12.700
38.000
26.300
4.200
2019.00
7900
3D
BenQ HT3550
6.61” | 168 mm
19.37” | 492 mm
13.74” | 349 mm
14.3 lb | 6.5 kg
2019
BenQ HT5550
16.800
49.200
34.900
6.500
2019.00
2200
3D
BenQ HT5550
8.86” | 225 mm
18.54” | 471 mm
22.25” | 565 mm
32.6 lb | 14.8 kg
2017
BenQ HT8050
22.500
47.100
56.500
14.800
2017.00
350
3D
BenQ HT8050
8.86” | 225 mm
18.54” | 471 mm
22.25” | 565 mm
40.1 lb | 18.2 kg
2017
BenQ HT9050
22.500
47.100
56.500
18.200
2017.00
300
3D
BenQ HT9050
7.24” | 184 mm
21.18” | 538 mm
15.8” | 401 mm
30.4 lb | 13.8 kg
2018
BenQ LH770
18.400
53.800
40.100
13.800
2018.00
40
3D
BenQ LH770
8.3” | 211 mm
19.7” | 500 mm
23” | 583 mm
61.7 lb | 28 kg
2016
BenQ LU9715
21.100
50.000
58.300
28.000
2016.00
40
3D
BenQ LU9715
3.9” | 99 mm
13.09” | 332 mm
9.5” | 241 mm
5.33 lb | 2.42 kg
2017
BenQ MH530FHD
9.900
33.200
24.100
2.420
2017.00
1300
3D
BenQ MH530FHD
4.65” | 118 mm
16.18” | 411 mm
10.55” | 268 mm
10.8 lb | 4.9 kg
2017
BenQ MH760
11.800
41.100
26.800
4.900
2017.00
250
3D
BenQ MH760
3.7” | 95 mm
11.14” | 283 mm
8.7” | 222 mm
4.18 lb | 1.9 kg
2017
BenQ MW526AE
9.500
28.300
22.200
1.900
2017.00
350
3D
BenQ MW526AE
9.3” | 236 mm
13.3” | 338 mm
12.7” | 323 mm
13.6 lb | 6.2 kg
2014
BenQ MW843UST
23.600
33.800
32.300
6.200
2014.00
30
3D
BenQ MW843UST
9” | 230 mm
20” | 510 mm
21” | 533 mm
46.2 lb | 21 kg
2014
BenQ PU9730
23.000
51.000
533.000
21.000
2014.00
50
3D
BenQ PU9730
4.72” | 120 mm
11.65” | 296 mm
8.82” | 224 mm
5.95 lb | 2.7 kg
2017
BenQ TH671ST
12.000
29.600
22.400
2.700
2017.00
1300
3D
BenQ TH671ST
5.31” | 135 mm
13.9” | 353 mm
10.71” | 272 mm
9.2 lb | 4.2 kg
2018
BenQ TK800
13.500
35.300
27.200
4.200
2018.00
3100
3D
BenQ TK800
5.31” | 135 mm
13.9” | 353 mm
10.71” | 272 mm
9.2 lb | 4.2 kg
2019
BenQ TK800M
13.500
35.300
27.200
4.200
2019.00
400
3D
BenQ TK800M
BenQ HT8050 (2017)

The BenQ HT8050 boasts of projector features and quality only seen in cinemas. The projector has a 4K resolution and is the first DLP 4K projector to be THX- certified. An XPR fast-switching technology ensures that users get a much bigger resolution on a larger wall and also reduces blurs. Other features include a front-facing ventilation design, Dynamic Black technology for controlling light output and contrast by analyzing the level of brightness and a small structure that makes it easy to mount on a ceiling, cabinet, or insert into a wall.

The BenQ HT8050 has a height of 8.86” (225 mm), width of 18.54” (471 mm), depth of 22.25” (565 mm), and weighs 32.6 lb (14.8 kg). The BenQ HT8050 projects a diagonal image size between 95”-180” (241-457 cm) with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 px (4K UHD) and a brightness of 2200 ANSI Lumens.

Dimensioned drawings of the BenQ HT8050 with height, width, and depth labeled in elevation and plan
The BenQ HT8050 boasts of projector features and quality only seen in cinemas. The projector has a 4K resolution and is the first DLP 4K projector to be THX- certified. An XPR fast-switching technology ensures that users get a much bigger resolution on a larger wall and also reduces blurs.

The BenQ HT8050 has a height of 8.86” (225 mm), width of 18.54” (471 mm), depth of 22.25” (565 mm), and weighs 32.6 lb (14.8 kg). The BenQ HT8050 projects a diagonal image size between 95”-180” (241-457 cm) with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 px (4K UHD) and a brightness of 2200 ANSI Lumens.

Dimensioned drawings of the BenQ HT8050 with height, width, and depth labeled in elevation and plan
BenQ HT8050 (2017)
Height:
8.86” | 225 mm
Width:
18.54” | 471 mm
Length:
Depth:
22.25” | 565 mm
Projection Image Size
95”-180” | 241-457 cm
Resolution
3840 x 2160 px (4K UHD)
Weight:
32.6 lb | 14.8 kg
Area:

Throw Ratio: 1.36-2.03

Brightness: 2200 ANSI Lumens

Type: Pro Cinema

Designer
BenQ
Release
2017

Drawings include:
BenQ HT8050 front elevation, plan, side, side (ceiling), front (ceiling)

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BenQ LU9715 (2016)

The BenQ LU9715 is ideal for large venue applications such as large corporate settings or cinemas. The projector is among the world’s first DLP brands with innovative features such as BlueCore DLP which offers immense brightness, clarity, and image quality besides providing super-high resolution. Also, the projector is dust-proof, spots an advanced liquid cooling system, and many ports for full connectivity across distinct formats.

The BenQ LU9715 has a height of 8.3” (211 mm), width of 19.7” (500 mm), depth of 23” (583 mm), and weighs 61.7 lb (28 kg). The BenQ LU9715 projects a diagonal image size between 80”-500” (203-1270 cm) with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 px and a brightness of 8000 ANSI Lumens.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the BenQ LU9715 measured with height, width, and depth
The BenQ LU9715 is ideal for large venue applications such as large corporate settings or cinemas. The projector is among the world’s first DLP brands with innovative features such as BlueCore DLP which offers immense brightness, clarity, and image quality besides providing super-high resolution.

The BenQ LU9715 has a height of 8.3” (211 mm), width of 19.7” (500 mm), depth of 23” (583 mm), and weighs 61.7 lb (28 kg). The BenQ LU9715 projects a diagonal image size between 80”-500” (203-1270 cm) with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 px and a brightness of 8000 ANSI Lumens.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the BenQ LU9715 measured with height, width, and depth
BenQ LU9715 (2016)
Height:
8.3” | 211 mm
Width:
19.7” | 500 mm
Length:
Depth:
23” | 583 mm
Projection Image Size
80”-500” | 203-1270 cm
Resolution
1920 x 1080 px
Weight:
61.7 lb | 28 kg
Area:

Throw Ratio: 0.38-8.26
Brightness: 8000 ANSI Lumens
Type: Large Venue

Designer
BenQ
Release
2016

Drawings include:
BenQ LU9715 front elevation, plan, side, side (ceiling), front (ceiling)

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BenQ MW526AE (2017)

The BenQ MW526AE can function either as a conference room projector or a home cinema projector since it is filled with unmatched contrast and pixel fill factor that increases image quality and clarity. The projector features a Kensington lock to discourage theft, an eco-friendly power-saving feature to optimize power usage, and one-touch access for installing all functions. It also supports multiple connectivities because of its dual HDMI and VGA inputs.

The BenQ MW526AE has a height of 3.7” (95 mm), width of 11.14” (283 mm), depth of 8.7” (222 mm), and weighs 4.18 lb (1.9 kg). The BenQ MW526AE projects a diagonal image size between 60”-300” (152-762 cm) with a resolution of 1280 x 800 px and a brightness of 3300 ANSI Lumens.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the BenQ MW526AE measured with height, width, and depth
The BenQ MW526AE can function either as a conference room projector or a home cinema projector since it is filled with unmatched contrast and pixel fill factor that increases image quality and clarity. The projector features a lock, a power-saving feature and one-touch access for installing.

The BenQ MW526AE has a height of 3.7” (95 mm), width of 11.14” (283 mm), depth of 8.7” (222 mm), and weighs 4.18 lb (1.9 kg). The BenQ MW526AE projects a diagonal image size between 60”-300” (152-762 cm) with a resolution of 1280 x 800 px and a brightness of 3300 ANSI Lumens.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the BenQ MW526AE measured with height, width, and depth
BenQ MW526AE (2017)
Height:
3.7” | 95 mm
Width:
11.14” | 283 mm
Length:
Depth:
8.7” | 222 mm
Projection Image Size
60”-300” | 152-762 cm
Resolution
1280 x 800 px
Weight:
4.18 lb | 1.9 kg
Area:

Throw Ratio: 1.96-2.15

Brightness: 3300 ANSI Lumens

Type: Meeting Room

Designer
BenQ
Release
2017

Drawings include:
BenQ MW526AE front elevation, plan, side, side (ceiling), front (ceiling)

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BenQ HT2150ST (2016)

The BenQ HT2150ST boasts to be the best-in-class gaming projectors brought about by its superior image quality and latency. Apart from that, it is large in both size and capabilities with features like an independent 3D color management tool to fine-tune the six primary colors individually, a short throw lens feature that would provide fantastic projection experience in any room and a wireless Full HD kit for streaming images even through walls.

The BenQ HT2150ST has a height of 4.8” (122 mm), width of 14.9” (381 mm), depth of 10.9” (277 mm), and weighs 7.27 lb (3.3 kg). The BenQ HT2150ST projects a diagonal image size between 60”-300” (152-762 cm) with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 px and a brightness of 2200 ANSI Lumens.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the BenQ HT2150ST measured with height, width, and depth
The BenQ HT2150ST boasts to be the best-in-class gaming projectors brought about by its superior image quality and latency. Apart from that, it is large in both size and capabilities with features like an independent 3D color management tool and a short throw lens feature.

The BenQ HT2150ST has a height of 4.8” (122 mm), width of 14.9” (381 mm), depth of 10.9” (277 mm), and weighs 7.27 lb (3.3 kg). The BenQ HT2150ST projects a diagonal image size between 60”-300” (152-762 cm) with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 px and a brightness of 2200 ANSI Lumens.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the BenQ HT2150ST measured with height, width, and depth
BenQ HT2150ST (2016)
Height:
4.8” | 122 mm
Width:
14.9” | 381 mm
Length:
Depth:
10.9” | 277 mm
Projection Image Size
60”-300” | 152-762 cm
Resolution
1920 x 1080 px
Weight:
7.27 lb | 3.3 kg
Area:

Throw Ratio: .69-.83

Brightness: 2200 ANSI Lumens

Type: Home Cinema

Designer
BenQ
Release
2016

Drawings include:
BenQ HT2150ST front elevation, plan, side, side (ceiling), front (ceiling)

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BenQ HT3550 (2019)

The BenQ HT3550 sports a slimmer design than previous models. Its 4K display and HDR enable the projector to produce clear, vivid images that make it a significant addition to your home entertainment system. Other features of the BenQ HT3550 include the ability to offer universal connectivity and a factory-calibrated color scheme you can use to satisfy your cinema wants.

The BenQ HT3550 has a height of 5” (127 mm), width of 15” (380 mm), depth of 10.35” (263 mm), and weighs 9.2 lb (4.2 kg). The BenQ HT3550 projects a diagonal image size between 30”-200” (76-508 cm) with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 px (4K UHD) and a brightness of 2000 ANSI Lumens.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the BenQ HT3550 measured with height, width, and depth
The BenQ HT3550 sports a slimmer design than previous models. Its 4K display and HDR enable the projector to produce clear, vivid images that make it a significant addition to your home entertainment system. Other features of the BenQ HT3550 include universal connectivity and calibrated colors.

The BenQ HT3550 has a height of 5” (127 mm), width of 15” (380 mm), depth of 10.35” (263 mm), and weighs 9.2 lb (4.2 kg). The BenQ HT3550 projects a diagonal image size between 30”-200” (76-508 cm) with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 px (4K UHD) and a brightness of 2000 ANSI Lumens.

Set of dimensioned drawings of the BenQ HT3550 measured with height, width, and depth
BenQ HT3550 (2019)
Height:
5” | 127 mm
Width:
15” | 380 mm
Length:
Depth:
10.35” | 263 mm
Projection Image Size
30”-200” | 76-508 cm
Resolution
3840 x 2160 px (4K UHD)
Weight:
9.2 lb | 4.2 kg
Area:

Throw Ratio: 1.13-1.47

Brightness: 2000 ANSI Lumens

Type: Home Theater

Designer
BenQ
Release
2019

Drawings include:
BenQ HT3550 front elevation, plan, side, side (ceiling), front (ceiling)

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