Since it was introduced in 2020, the Samsung LSP9T home theater projector has been one of the ultimate options available. The newly-released BenQ V7050i looks to offer similar performance at a better price. We will place the BenQ V7050i vs Samsung LSP9T to see if the new kid on the block has the chops it takes to unseat the king of home theater projectors. Then, we show you why the BenQ V7050i is your best pick for the ultimate home theater (>>> Check on Amazon).
BenQ V7050i vs Samsung LSP9T Specifications:
|BenQ V7050i||Samsung LSP9T|
|Brightness (Lumens)||2,500 ANSI||2,800 ANSI|
|Throw Distance||0.2' - 1.1'||0.4' - 0.8'|
|Screen size||70" - 120"||100" - 130"|
|Internal Speakers||5.0 Watts × 2||10.0 Watts × 4|
We will start by looking at the similarities these two top-of-the-line projectors feature and get into some of the differences that set the BenQ projector ahead of the Samsung design.
Both of these projectors display content in 4k UHD that ensures you get the most out of every movie you watch. The main difference between these two projector is the ability to display 3d video. The BenQ will display 2k resolution for 3d movies, but the Samsung will not. Samsung did not provide 3d capabilities, so you are limited to 2d movies.
Winner: BenQ V7050i
Both of these projectors offer short-throw capabilities. In fact, they are ultra-short throw, as you are placing the projector less than one foot from the screen in order to get a screen of around 100 inches from either of these designs. The Samsung has the ability to throw a 300-inch screen from only 3’1”, while the BenQ requires an additional foot to get the same screen size.
Winner: Samsung LSP9T
Both of these projectors use a built-in speaker, but when you are shopping for a home theater system at this level of quality, you’ll want the ability to easily adapt to a proper sound system. The BenQ has better technology and supports wireless speakers and a 4.2.2 configuration. The Samsung projector does not support wireless speakers.
Winner: BenQ V7050i
- Provides an incredible, dynamic image that is perfect for movies and gaming
- Reasonably easy to set up and dial in
- Speaker isn’t great and requires a soundbar at a minimum
Both of these projectors feature 2 million:1 contrast ratios that are ideal for enhancing the depth of shadows and the brightness of colors. Both projectors use a similar phosphorus lamp that is rated for an incredible 20k hour lifespan. The lamp is slightly brighter on the Samsung, but only marginally so with a rating of 2,800 lumens versus 2,500 lumens advertised for the BenQ.
The BenQ V7050i features a vertical keystone alignment that makes it much simpler to get the image properly squared, particularly when taking advantage of the ultra-short throw design.
A key feature of both of these designs is that there is no focal zoom, so you’ll need to be extremely precise when you set the projectors to get the proper screen size. Both projectors are designed for screen sizes up to about 170-inches.
Winner: BenQ V7050i
- Provides excellent color and contrast along with UHD image quality
- Low lag and great options for gaming
- Somewhat difficult to set up properly
- Quality control issues and limited customer service support
Using both of these projectors side-by-side, some of the minor differences start to stand out. Little things like the availability of apps for the Samsung projector that aren’t available on the BenQ would seem to set the Samsung ahead, but the apps are not always easy to use and can give you some very erratic results. For example, the Samsung projector provides an app to play Netflix, the BenQ does not. It seems like it would be less convenient to stream Netflix from a laptop to the projector over using an app, but it turns out that the app is more difficult to use and frequently provides erratic results.
Some of the other, minor things are details like the weight of the projector. The BenQ is slightly lighter, making it better for use outdoors, but the Samsung has a better overall appearance. The issue with the Samsung is that the projector is only available in white, a color that isn’t common in other stereo equipment, so it stands out from other devices and not in a good way.
As you can see from this review, the BenQ V7050i has the features and functions you want and allows you the freedom to easily set up the projector and get to watching movies. We like the Samsung LSP9T, but technology has improved in the limited time since it was introduced, and today, the BenQ is simply a better projector for almost all situations (>>> Find on ProjectorScreen).