BenQ HT3550 HDR XPR 4K UHD Home Theater Projector

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BenQ HT3550 HDR XPR 4K UHD Home Theater Projector
Key Features
  • Brightness of 2000 ANSI Lumens
  • 4K UHD 3840 x 2160 On-Screen Resolution
  • HDR10 & HLG Compatibility
  • 1.3x Zoom and 1.13 to 1.47:1 Throw Ratio
Enjoy your video games and multimedia content on a big screen with the BenQ HT3550 HDR XPR 4K UHD Home Theater Projector. It uses XPR technology to project UHD 4K resolution onto the screen with compatible content and features HDR10 and HLG compatibility to produce a wide color gamut. It outputs up to 2000 ANSI lumens of brightness and has a 30,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio to help produce details even in dark areas of the image. The projector has two HDMI inputs for connecting your digital HD devices such as a gaming console, Blu-ray player, or cable/satellite box. Its built-in 5W speakers eliminate the need for external speakers if none are convenient. The HT3550 includes an IR remote control for additional convenience.
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BenQ HT3550 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2XPR Technology Projects UHD Resolution
  • 3CinematicColor DCI-P3
  • 4Enhanced Color Mapping for Natural Hues
  • 5Factory Calibrated Color Accuracy
  • 6ISFccc Certified Visual Calibration
  • 7Realistic Video Quality with HDR-PRO
  • 8Enhanced Tone Mapping Helps Preserve Dark Details
  • 9HDR Brightness Optimization
  • 10HDR10 & HLG Support
  • 11Optimized Movie Modes
  • 1210-Element, 8-Group, All-Glass Lens Array
  • 13Accurate Color and Image Integrity
  • 14Enhanced Optics Provide Enhanced Image Quality
  • 15CinemaMaster Video+
  • 164K Pixel Enhancer
  • 17Motion Enhancer
  • 18Color Enhancer
  • 19Flesh Tone
  • 20CinemaMaster Audio+ 2
  • 21Sound Modes for Nearly Any Occasion
  • 22Flexible Adjustment for Screen Alignment
  • 2310% Vertical Lens Shift
  • 24Auto Vertical Keystone Adjustment
  • 25USB Type-A 3.1 Gen. 1
  • 26Firmware Updates via USB
  • 27Additional Features

Enjoy your video games and multimedia content on a big screen with the BenQ HT3550 HDR XPR 4K UHD Home Theater Projector. It uses XPR technology to project UHD 4K resolution onto the screen with compatible content and features HDR10 and HLG compatibility to produce a wide color gamut. It outputs up to 2000 ANSI lumens of brightness and has a 30,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio to help produce details even in dark areas of the image. The projector has two HDMI inputs for connecting your digital HD devices such as a gaming console, Blu-ray player, or cable/satellite box. Its built-in 5W speakers eliminate the need for external speakers if none are convenient. The HT3550 includes an IR remote control for additional convenience.

XPR Technology Projects UHD Resolution
XPR technology combines image processing with the ability of the DMD's mirrors to shift at the microsecond level to allow each mirror to project two pixels per frame, creating a UHD 4K image from an otherwise non-UHD chip.
CinematicColor DCI-P3
CinematicColor technology uses the DCI-P3 color space, a high contrast ratio, and ISFccc-certified calibration to help ensure augmented image performance with detailed visuals. With DCI-P3 conformity, the HT3550 can reproduce your movies with the same color accuracy as the directors originally envisioned.
Enhanced Color Mapping for Natural Hues
This technology is designed to perform precision color rendition to produce lifelike colors automatically tuned to reflect nature when viewing DCI-P3 4K Blu-ray movies.
Factory Calibrated Color Accuracy
The HT3550 is tested and adjusted for D65 color temperature, gamma, black level, white level, neutral gray, RGBCMY color tracking, hue, saturation, brightness, and output based on ITU-R Rec.709. The data from multiple interfaces is compiled for individual factory calibration reports to meet Rec.709 and Delta E<3 performance.
ISFccc Certified Visual Calibration
By incorporating the Imaging Science Foundation's ISFccc Certified Visual Calibration, the image and color performance can be customized for nearly any space, along with pre-set light balance modes for day and night.
Realistic Video Quality with HDR-PRO
Optimized for projection, HDR-PRO technology is engineered to enhance the 4K HDR viewing experience. Using enhanced tone mapping, HDR-PRO provides a broad contrast range to bring out more detail from 4K Blu-rays and streaming content.
Enhanced Tone Mapping Helps Preserve Dark Details
BenQ Enhanced Tone-Mapping uses Active Iris and Dynamic Black technology to help increase the perceived contrast ratio so you can see dark details more clearly. Dynamic Black analyzes a scene's brightness levels to help optimize the light output and contrast, bringing out details in shadows and preventing bright scenes from washout.
HDR Brightness Optimization
HDR brightness optimization helps keep the ideal contrast when projecting different image sizes and against various screen gains most commonly used in home theater to help ensure a greater contrast range and enhanced image quality when HDR Mode is activated.
HDR10 & HLG Support
HDR-PRO technology is powered by the support of the HDR10 and HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) HDR formats for enhanced visuals from a variety of sources.
Optimized Movie Modes
To achieve a personalized home cinema experience, the HT3550 features optimized movie modes that are tailored to help provide authentic cinematic colors in a variety of environments.
  • D.Cinema Mode is designed to provide wide-ranging colors and subtle details in movies that use 100% of the Rec.709 color gamut for enhanced 1080p SDR in dark A/V rooms.
  • HDR Mode (with Wide Color Gamut enabled) helps provide high dynamic contrast and true color reproduction based on HDR-PRO technology and 95% of the DCI-P3 color gamut for 4K HDR Blu-rays and streaming HLG content in dark A/V room settings.
  • Cinema Mode offers heightened brightness to reproduce Rec.709 color accuracy to help you enjoy 1080p movies in rooms with high ambient brightness.
  • HDR Mode is designed for watching 4K HDR Blu-rays and streaming HLG content based on Rec.709 and HDR-PRO technology in higher brightness environments.
10-Element, 8-Group, All-Glass Lens Array
The 10-element lens array is structured into eight groups with metal barrel and cell framework to provide enhanced light penetration for long-lasting intensity with augmented color performance, clarity, and sharpness across the entire screen.
Accurate Color and Image Integrity
With its single-DMD design to help avoid the alignment issues that arise in multi-panel systems, the HT3550 provides sharp images and accurate colors devoid of artifacts, blur, shadowing, and interference patterns.
Enhanced Optics Provide Enhanced Image Quality
The optical system in the HT3550 uses low-dispersion lens coatings to help minimize chromatic aberrations for clear images.
CinemaMaster Video+
This feature uses video-enhancing technologies to help please even critical movie enthusiasts.
4K Pixel Enhancer
The 4K Pixel Enhancer is a motion-adaptive, edge-enhancement feature designed to detect changes in color between an object and its background to help produce sharp edges and precise surface textures.
Motion Enhancer
The Motion Enhancer inserts 36 interpolated frames between sequences to help produce seamless 60 fps videos, eliminating laggy images, jittery playback, and blurry shadows.
Color Enhancer
The Color Enhancer is designed to modulate complex color algorithms to flawlessly render saturated colors, fine gradients, intermediate hues, and subtle pigments.
Flesh Tone
The Flesh Tone feature helps prevent discoloration of skin tones from the light of the projection beam, portraying skin tones naturally.
CinemaMaster Audio+ 2
With stereo 10-Watt audio housed in a resonant sound chamber for enhanced bass and highs, CinemaMaster Audio+ 2 audio-enhancing technology also provides EQ algorithms for pure clarity and augmented sound quality used by Hollywood studios.
Sound Modes for Nearly Any Occasion
  • Cinema Mode provides immersive bass and high-frequency performance for an authentic real-world cinema presence.
  • Game Mode employs powerful bass and crisp highs to help enhance the excitement of intense gameplay.
  • Music Mode features smoothly balanced performance for immersive live reproduction of music.
  • Sports Mode uses enhanced mid-frequency and vocals to enhance the action and play-by-play announcers.
  • User Mode allows you to customize the EQ algorithms to maximize the bass and highs the way you want.
Flexible Adjustment for Screen Alignment
The HT3550 features 1.3x zoom with vertical lens shift to help provide hassle-free installation. Focusing automatically regardless of screen size variations, the HT3550's zoom system is designed to adjust to follow focus adjustments, optimizing the zoom ratio to deliver enhanced focus for clarity at every corner of the image.
10% Vertical Lens Shift
The vertical lens shift helps the HT3550 fit into nearly any room with a range of projection heights, and the zoom offers a range of throw distances to further enhance the projector's placement flexibility.
Auto Vertical Keystone Adjustment
Countering the trapezoid effect when the projector is placed off-center, such as on a tabletop, the vertical keystone adjusts the image to proper proportions, allowing for more placement options.
USB Type-A 3.1 Gen. 1
The USB port can transfer data at speeds up to 5 Gbps. You can also project content from your compatible USB drive directly without a cable or computer.
Firmware Updates via USB
You can update the firmware of the projector via USB to help keep it operating at peak efficiency.
Additional Features
  • 6 selectable aspect ratios
  • 3D-compatible
  • Bright, Vivid TV, Cinema (Rec.709), D. Cinema, Silence, User 1 (HDR, HLG, ISF Night, ISF Day, 3D) picture modes
  • 96, 100, 120 Hz 2D color wheel speeds
  • 120 Hz 3D color wheel speed
  • 100% of Rec.709 coverage
  • 95% of DCI-P3 coverage
  • HDMI 2.0a with HDCP 2.2 compliance
  • IR receivers on the front and top of projector
UPC: 840046040413

BenQ HT3550 Specs

Image Display
Display System0.47" DMD DLP
Native Chip Resolution1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
On-Screen ResolutionUp to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) via Pixel-Shift Technology
Supported ResolutionsMinimum: VGA - 640 x 480
Maximum: 4K UHD - 3840 x 2160
Maximum Brightness2000 Lumens
Aspect RatioNative: 16:9
Dynamic Contrast Ratio30,000:1
Color Wheel6-Segment (RGBRGB)
Color Depth10-Bit (1.07 Billion Colors)
ScanHorizontal: 15 to 135 kHz
Vertical: 23 to 120 Hz
Lensf/1.9 - 2.47 (f = 12 - 15.6 mm)
Lens ShiftVertical: + 10%
Optical ZoomManual: 1.3x
Throw Distance3.937 - 16.732' / 1.2 - 5.1 m
Throw Ratio1.13 to 1.47:1 (100" Screen Size @ / 2.5 m)
Projection Size40 - 200" / 101.60 - 508.00 cm
Keystone CorrectionAuto-Vertical: ± 30°
Ceiling MountableYes
Rear Screen ProjectionYes
Built-In SpeakerYes (Stereo)
Speaker Power10W
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs/Outputs2 x HDMI (HDMI) Audio, Video Input
1 x USB-A (USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1) Audio, Data, Service, Video Input
1 x TOSLINK Audio Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Mini Audio Output
1 x Mini-USB (USB 2.0) Service Input
1 x USB-A (USB 2.0) Power Output
1 x DE-9/DB-9 (RS-232) Control
1 x 12 V Trigger Control Output
Light SourceLamp
Lamp Power245 W
Expected Lamp LifeFull Brightness: 4000 Hours
Medium Brightness: 10,000 Hours
Low Brightness: 15,000 Hours
Fan NoiseMedium Brightness: 30 dB
Low Brightness: 28 dB
SecurityCable Lock Slot
Security Bar
Supported Audio File TypesFLAC, MP1, MP2
Supported Photo File TypesBMP, JPEG, PNG
Supported Video File TypesH.263, MJPEG, MPEG4
Supported LanguagesArabic
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power ConsumptionFull Brightness: 350 W
Medium Brightness: 340 W
Low Brightness: 280 W
Standby Mode (Lamp Off): 0.5 W
Operating Altitude9842' / 3000 m
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Operating Humidity10 to 90%
Storage Humidity10 to 90%
Dimensions (W x H x D)15.0 x 5.0 x 10.4" / 380.0 x 127.0 x 263.0 mm
Weight9.2 lb / 4.17 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight12.74 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)18.9 x 15 x 7.5"

BenQ HT3550 Reviews

Was really nice till it stopped working after 60 days

By Jacob
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-17

This model was highly recommended for an entry level faux 4k projector. I got it installed and setup on December 14, 2021 and today it will not turn on and I'm being told to send it back to BenQ. For something costing this much money I'm pretty disappointed.

Awesomely Awesome!!

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-12

Awesomely awesome projector!! B&H seriously goes above and beyond in all aspects of customer service!!

Great 4K Projector

By Tom
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-11

I installed the projector from a 9' railing on my backyard pergola. The projector is also about 9' away from my 100 horizontal screen. There are two controls on the top of the projector to adjust the size of the picture and the focus. Both worked great to provide a very clear picture. I don't notice any issues from fast moving objects or switching scenes that some have written about. I'm very happy with this purchase and with B&H assistance in buying it. I also purchased the optional warranty just in case.

Wow! BenQ W1070 Upgrade

By Nathan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-23

I’m absolutely amazed at the quality and colors of the HT3550. The 4k presentation left me feeling like I was right there in the action. I have this projector set up short throw from 13.5 feet away which allows me to project a 135” image with stunning realism. Highly recommend this especially coming from a BenQ W1070.

Picture Perfect!

By Deborah
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-22

Best low-light projector at this price point. Incredibly vivid, fast, and easy to set up.

Great all around

By Bryant
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-12

After much research I landed on the BenQ HT3550 and can't be happier with my choice. We are using it in a dedicated light controlled room for strictly movies and an occasional sporting event. Set up was very straightforward and we were up and running in no time. Picture quality is amazing @ 120 and it does give us the same feeling as going out to our favorite local theater. Looking forward to years of service and enjoyment out of this projector.

First projector and love it!

By Jacob
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-01

I've been slowly building a dedicated home theater for a couple years and finally got to the point it has some furniture and equipment. This seemed like a good entry level projector with faux 4k that was still affordable and it has not disappointed! Even with some light in the room the picture is very clear and brilliant on a 1:1 135 screen. It's better than I imagined it would be having never seen a setup in person. Setup was very easy and the auto settings take out a lot of the guesswork. I use it for 4K discs on a Pano UB420, Xbox Series X, and streaming. Highly recommend this one for entry level theater builders!

Great projector

By Cecily
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-12

We are having a great time with our new projector. Excellent picture quality. Also got to us very quickly.

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Does HT3550 support Indian power outlet @ 240v ...

Does HT3550 support Indian power outlet @ 240v 50hz
Asked by: Ganesh
Yes, it is dual voltage, 100 to 240 vac.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2019-06-05

Does the HT3550 output 5.1 via the optical audio ...

Does the HT3550 output 5.1 via the optical audio cable?
Asked by: S
The BenQ Factory has provided the following update to this question: HT3550 S/PDIF audio output supports 2 channels only, like others. The HT3550 only supports HDMI Stereo, and does not supports HDMI 5.1. The factory is studying this situation.
Answered by: Fred
Date published: 2019-04-28
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