Optoma was one of the first companies to release an affordable ultra short throw projector. The Optoma CinemaX P2 UST projector improves on that original model with better specs and even greater entertainment value.

BenQ may have been a bit later than other projector manufacturers to the laser TV game, but they came out strong with the BenQ V7050i ultra short throw projector.

So which is better the Optoma P2 or the BenQ V7050i?

Read our comparison of these two fantastic ultra short throw projectors to find out.

 
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Optoma P2

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BenQ V7050i

Our Thoughts:

Brightness

3000

2500

The Optoma P2 is clearly a brighter projector. Though when it comes to color brightness the BenQ UST takes full advantage of the 2500 lumens.

Throw Ratio

0.25:1

0.23:1

The BenQ V7050i can sit a few inches closer to the screen than the P2. While it might not seem like a big deal, a few inches can make a difference.

Chipset

.47" DMD Pico

.47" DMD ECP

Both projectors use a .47" DLP chipset but the BenQ utilizes the superior DMD ECP chip so the V7050i has the advantage here.

Light Source

Single Blue Laser w/RGBRGB color wheel

Single Blue Laser

Both projectors use a single blue laser light source. The P2 uses a 6 segment RGBRGB color wheel to give more accurate colors.

Color

85% DCI-P3

98% DCI-P3

The BenQ V7050i offers a superior color gamut and it shows in the vibrancy of the colors on the screen.

Contrast Ratio

2,000,000:1

2,000,000:1

Both manufacturers claim to have the same contrast ratio but when watching content the V7050i has noticeably better contrast.

Input Lag

67 ms

83 ms

Neither projector is especially strong when it comes to video gaming but the P2 has the edge.

Audio

40W Dolby Digital 2.0

(x2)5W Chamber Speakers

The P2 has a much better sound system than the V7050i. If you don't plan to use an external sound system the P2 gets a big boost here.

Price

$3,299.00

$3,499.00

The BenQ UST and Optoma UST are both similarly priced with the P2 having a slight edge.

 

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BenQ V7050i Vs. Optoma P2 Side By Side Comparison

We put together this video of the BenQ V7050i and the Optoma CinemaX P2 comparing these UST Projectors side by side to show you how the image looks in a well lit room. We'll break down this video at a later time so make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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Optoma P2

The Pros

  • Higher lumen output than most USTs
  • Realistic looking colors
  • One of the best built-in soundbars
  • Supports 3D
  • Available in either black or white casing

The Cons

  • Colors are not as vibrant as other UST Projectors
  • Not great for gaming
  • Slight image softness at the top of the image
  • More prone to rainbow effect than most UST DLP projectors
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BenQ V7050i

The Pros

  • Colors are super bright and extra vibrant
  • Great contrast shows up in the content
  • Motorized lens cover
  • Supports 3D
  • Uses the more advanced .47" DMD ECP chipset
  • Very easy to set up

The Cons

  • Only has 2 HDMI ports
  • Uses an external media player that sticks out from the back and takes up one of the two HDMI ports
  • Not great for gaming
  • Speakers aren't as good as other laser TVs
  • Doesn't have Netflix app

So Which Is Better, The Optoma P2 Or The BenQ V7050i?

The BenQ definitely has a big advantage over the Optoma when it comes to the color brightness and vibrancy. The V7050i is one of the most vividly colorful projectors we've seen yet. The motorized lens cover is incredibly useful if you've got kids or pets.

If you're looking for an all in one TV replacement the Optoma P2 is hard to beat thanks to it's extra brightness and excellent built-in soundbar. You also have the option of getting a white P2 or a black one.

Without a doubt these are two of the better more affordable ultra short throw projectors available on the market. You'll be thrilled with either one you choose. But ultimately a decision had to be made. So between the BenQ V7050i and Optoma P2 the winner is………

Well, you'll just have to watch our Shootout video on YouTube. So make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel so you can get notified when our shootout goes live and other great content in our pipeline.

If you have any questions on these projectors or anything else projection related don’t hesitate to hit us up at ProjectorScreen.com. Thanks for reading and keep on projecting!

BenQ V7050i Vs Optoma P2

$3,299.00

Projector Resolution:
4K
Brand:
Optoma
Product Status:
In Stock
Native Resolution:
3840x2160
Aspect Ratio:
16:9 [HD]
Lumens:
3000
Chipset:
DLP
Contrast Ratio:
2,000,000:1
Light Source:
Laser
Resolution Type:
Shift
Throw Type:
Ultra Short Throw
Digital Inputs:
HDMI

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$3,499.00

Projector Resolution:
4K
Brand:
BenQ
Product Status:
In Stock
Native Resolution:
3840x2160
Aspect Ratio:
16:9 [HD]
Lumens:
2500
Chipset:
DLP
Contrast Ratio:
2,000,000:1
Light Source:
Laser
Resolution Type:
Shift
Throw Type:
Ultra Short Throw
Digital Inputs:
HDMI

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$3,299.00

Projector Resolution:
4K
Brand:
Optoma
Product Status:
Leaves Warehouse within 5-10 Business Days
Native Resolution:
3840x2160
Aspect Ratio:
16:9 [HD]
Lumens:
3000
Chipset:
DLP
Contrast Ratio:
2,000,000:1
Light Source:
Laser
Resolution Type:
Shift
Throw Type:
Ultra Short Throw
Digital Inputs:
HDMI

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