Introducing the New BenQ HT3550 XPR 4K UHD Projector with HDR Support

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Building on the success of the release of the TK800 last year, BenQ is now releasing the HT3550, an HDR10- and HLG-compatible 4K UHD projector based on TI’s XPR technology, which creates a 4K UHD image on the screen by rapidly shifting the individual micromirrors of the DMD. With a 2000-lumen brightness output, the HT3550 is suitable for use in dim to dark rooms, and its 30,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio helps bring out detail in dark areas of the image.

BenQ HT3550 HDR XPR 4K UHD Home Theater Projector

HDR compatibility takes the brightness and contrast one step further by reading the metadata of the compatible incoming signal, using reference points to define the brightest and darkest parts of the image, and enhancing the entire image based on these reference points, which helps create more vibrant and realistic colors; in fact, the HT3550 can display up to 100% of the Rec.709 and up to 95% of the DCI-P3 color spectrums. Colors are further augmented by features such as HDR-PRO, Enhanced Tone Mapping (which uses Active Iris and Dynamic Black technology), Enhanced Color Mapping, and a variety of movie modes that will help provide realistic colors in a variety of viewing environments.

The connectivity options of the HT3550 include two HDMI 2.0a inputs that each support HDCP 2.2, a USB 3.1 Gen 1 port that supports the playback of audio and video files from a compatible flash drive, and both analog and digital audio outputs for connecting to your audio system; if you prefer projector-based audio, two 5W speakers are built in.

The projector can be placed as close to your screen as 4' and project a 40" image, or as far back as 16.7' for a 200" image. 10% vertical lens shift and 1.3x zoom add to the installation flexibility of the HT3550.

If you’re looking for a new home theater projector, come into the B&H SuperStore to see what we have on display, or contact us by phone at 800-606-6969, chat, or email for friendly, knowledgeable advice.

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