BenQ HT9050 4K DLP Projector Review Settings

Unit-to-unit sample variations, the viewing environment, the source and, particularly in a projector, the screen size and gain, the distance from the projector to the screen, and the lamp age, might render these recommendations less than optimum. They are only provided as a potentially useful starting place.

The settings here that are most likely to translate reliably from one sample to another are those involving specific features with only a few selections, such as Gamma and Noise Reduction. The ones most likely to be subject to sample variations are video controls offering a wide range of adjustment, such as white balance (grayscale) and color management (where available). Even relatively small differences in the common control settings, such as Contrast, Black level, and Gamma, can shift the white balance, though the resulting visible change may be minor. Production tolerances can do the same.

We strongly recommend that you find the optimum basic video settings for your sample by using one of the many available display setup discs, such as Digital Video Essentials HD Basics (Blu-ray). These will help you to set the basic controls, Brightness (Black level), Contrast (called “Picture” in Sony sets), Sharpness, and sometimes Color and Tint, correctly. Experimenting with the more complex color calibration and other controls in the user menus will do no harm; the changes may be easily reset. But adjusting these by eye is unlikely to produce an accurate result and is no substitute for a full calibration. The latter is best left to a trained and properly equipped technician such as those certified by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) or THX.

Picture Mode: Cinema
Brightness: 50
Contrast: 46
Color: 50
Tint: 50
Sharpness: 6

Gamma Selection: 2.2
Color Temperature: Preset Normal

Gain 102 100 104
Offset 243 248 254

Color Management

Hue Gain Saturation
Red 220 178 194
Grn 119 131 149
Blu 157 170 204
Cya 322 194 138
Mag 139 180 175
Yel 77 200 160

Cinema Master
Color Enhancer: 0
Flesh Tone: 0
Pixel Enhancer: 4K 1
Light Mode: Economic


jaredjcrandall's picture

Some readers tend to think that reviewers are bias because most products reviewed are fairly highly rated, but speaking as a reader I assume that with so many products in the market reviewers tend to pick the products that will be of most interest to the readers; this being the case I am happy to see that some products are just not worth the price because this recalibrates my expectations for the highly regarded products. Thanks!