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BenQ HT2060 Review

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The boxy BenQ HT2060 provides impressive value with its bright, realistic imagery, high contrast ratio, and minimal input lag. Yet, it lacks smart integration, and connectivity is limited to two HDMI ports.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

Released in 2023, the mid-range BenQ HT2060 is a short-throw full HD projector with a 20,000-hour 4LED light source. It features a +10% vertical lens shift, its maximum screen size is 150 inches, and its zoom ratio is 1.3x. Like the best projectors, it boasts 184.8 nits HDR brightness, covers 98% of the Rec.709 color space, and has HDR10 and HLG compatibility.

The throw ratio is between 1.15:1 to 1.5:1, but check out the best short-throw projector for even better throw ratios. There are two HDMI ports but no eARC, and it has a 2D keystone to reduce trapezoid effects. However, it lacks voice assistant support and a smart interface.

Best For

  • Classroom

  • Under $1000

Consensus

our Verdict

The mid-range BenQ HT2060 projector offers cinema-quality viewing in dimly lit settings with its 184.8 nits HDR brightness. However, it’s unsuitable for viewing in bright rooms as darker scenes can appear washed out, ranking near the bottom of our certified, tested list. Its high 500000:1 contrast ratio ensures deep blacks and colors pop, thanks to its 98% coverage of the Rec.709 gamut.

The high 33.4ms (4K at 60Hz) input lag is acceptable for casual gaming, and lowering the resolution to 1080p reduces it to 16.7ms, making the projector more responsive for casual FPS games. There is no smart TV interface or voice assistant support for seamless navigation, and just two HDMI ports mean you’ll have to connect an HDMI hub to accommodate several devices.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Moderate brightness
    • Given its 184.8 nits HDR brightness, the BenQ HT2060 is perfect for watching movies in low-light settings but not for viewing dark scenes in bright rooms.

    • For a projector with a higher 3500 lumens brightness, read this BenQ TH685P review. For a model within the mid-range budget, check out our best projector under 1000.

  • Impressive image quality
    • It has an impressive LED lamp and covers 98% of the Rec.709 color gamut, ensuring rich, realistic images. 

    • With HDR10 and HLG compatibility and a high 500000:1 contrast ratio, the projector delivers deep blacks and dramatic colors when viewing movies in the dark.

  • Somewhat low input lag
    • While the BenQ HT2060’s 33.4ms (4K at 60Hz) input lag is too high for competitive games, it’s adequate for casual gaming. Moreover, reducing the resolution to 1080p at 60Hz lowers the input lag by half (16.7ms).

    • The HT2060, however, downconverts 4K signals to 1080p.

Reason to Avoid

  • Only two HDMI ports
    • You’ll need an HDMI hub to connect multiple devices to the projector since it’s limited to just two HDMI ports.

  • No smart TV interface
    • There’s no smart interface for streaming and gaming, so you’ll have to connect your own media streaming device to its HDMI port. For a model with smart TV integration, check out this Hisense PX2 review.

BenQ HT2060 Specs

3D Ready3D ReadyYes
Aspect RatioAspect Ratio16:9
BrightnessBrightness2300 lumens
Contrast RatioContrast Ratio500,000:1
DepthDepth4.6"
Digital KeystoneDigital KeystoneYes
Display TechnologyDisplay TechnologyDLP
HDMI TypeHDMI Type2.0
HDRHDRYes
HeightHeight9.6"
Integrated SpeakersIntegrated SpeakersYes
Light SourceLight SourceLED
Light Source LifeLight Source Life20000 hrs
Max DistanceMax Distance14"
Max Screen SizeMax Screen Size150"
Min DistanceMin Distance5.7"
Min Screen SizeMin Screen Size60"
Noise LevelNoise Level33 dB
PortablePortableNo
Refresh Rate60 Hz
ResolutionResolution1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Smart FunctionalitySmart FunctionalityGoogle Assistant
Sync TechnologySync Technologyn/a
TV TunerTV Tunern/a
ThrowTypeThrowType1.15 ~ 1.5
Video InputsVideo InputsUSB
WeightWeight7.9 lbs
WidthWidth14.4"

All Specs

Test Results

SDR Brightness (nits)169.972
HDR Brightness (nits)184.8432
SDR Brightness (Lumens)0
HDR Brightness (Lumens)0
SDR Color Temperature (K)0
HDR Color Temperature (K)0
Contrast Ratio (x:y)0
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020)0
Color Gamut % (BT.2020)0
Color Gamut % (BT. 709)0
Input Lag (ms)0

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Product Comparison

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Market Context

Released in 2023, the mid-range BenQ HT2060 is a short-throw full HD projector with a 20,000-hour 4LED light source. It features a +10% vertical lens…

Released in 2023, the mid-range BenQ HT2060 is a short-throw full HD projector with a 20,000-hour 4LED light source. It features a +10% vertical lens shift, its maximum screen size is 150 inches, and its zoom ratio is 1.3x. Like the best projectors, it boasts 184.8 nits HDR brightness, covers 98% of the Rec.709 color space, and has HDR10 and HLG compatibility.

The throw ratio is between 1.15:1 to 1.5:1, but check out the best short-throw projector for even better throw ratios. There are two HDMI ports but no eARC, and it has a 2D keystone to reduce trapezoid effects. However, it lacks voice assistant support and a smart interface.

The mid-range BenQ HT2060 pales in comparison to the ultra-premium Sony VPL-FHZ85W. The latter offers a generous lens shift, three times the brightness levels, and…

The mid-range BenQ HT2060 pales in comparison to the ultra-premium Sony VPL-FHZ85W. The latter offers a generous lens shift, three times the brightness levels, and its 4K60P input also displays image quality that closely resembles true 4K resolution for more immersive viewing. However, the HT2060 takes up less space for setup with its shorter 1.15:1 to 1.5:1 throw ratio.

While the BenQ HT2060 and Optoma UHZ50 fall in the mid-range bracket, the latter is slightly expensive, offering smart capabilities, 3D compatibility, true 4K projection,…

While the BenQ HT2060 and Optoma UHZ50 fall in the mid-range bracket, the latter is slightly expensive, offering smart capabilities, 3D compatibility, true 4K projection, and a higher contrast ratio. Also, its screen size is double, and its exceptionally low input lag makes it suitable for fast-paced FPS games.

The BenQ HT2060 replaces its predecessor, the BenQ HT2050A. They both share the same 1080p resolution, similar lumen rating, and the lens shift feature. However,…

The BenQ HT2060 replaces its predecessor, the BenQ HT2050A. They both share the same 1080p resolution, similar lumen rating, and the lens shift feature. However, the newer model packs an LED light source rather than a lamp, which increases its lifespan and ensures a lower power draw.

The BenQ HT2060, although slightly more expensive than the BenQ TH685P, offers better value with its lens shift function for flexible installation and vertical and…

The BenQ HT2060, although slightly more expensive than the BenQ TH685P, offers better value with its lens shift function for flexible installation and vertical and horizontal (2D) keystone adjustment. Moreover, it features a higher contrast ratio that delivers deep blacks during nighttime movie viewing. In contrast, the TH685P has superior brightness levels, making it more suitable for well-lit spaces. For a portable projector from BenQ, read our BenQ GV30 review.

3D Ready

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Aspect Ratio

16:9

16:10

16:9

16:9

Brightness

2300 lumens

3000 lumens

2200 Lumens

Contrast Ratio

500,000:1

2,500,000:1.

15,000:1

Depth

4.6"

19.5"

10.43"

10.9"

Digital Keystone

Yes

Horizontal & Vertical

Yes

Yes

Display Technology

DLP

3LCD

DLP

DLP

HDMI Type

2.0

2.0

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Score Card

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Expert Score

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Customer Score

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Projector Reviews
    77.15

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    The HT2060 is the follow-up to BenQ’s highly successful and long-lived (over five years on… Read More

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  • Tom’s Guide
    61.51

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The BenQ HT2060 is a thoroughly well rounded projector for the money. Brightness, color, contrast,… Read More

    By:

    CHRIS EBERLE
  • CNET
    78.51

    Category Trust Rating

    82
    After everything you just read, my conclusion might surprise you. Yes, the HT2060 doesn’t quite… Read More

    By:

    Geoffrey Morrison
  • Home Theater HiFi
    76.94

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    LIKES Bright and sharp image. Doesn’t need calibration for accurate color. Very good HDR for… Read More

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