This BenQ is an expensive gift, but it’s the best projector for the money

This story is part 84 days of vacationa collection that helps you find the perfect gift for everyone.

I got my first projector in college, and I’m not exaggerating when I say TVs aren’t for me anymore. It’s not just an overview, although it does play a part. Projectors provide a truly immersive experience that’s no longer limited to movie theaters with sticky floors. A projector with good speakers and curtains is like having the experience without even having to leave the sofa.

If you have your eye on a projector for the holidays, I highly recommend the BenQ TH685P projector. It’s great value for the money you spend. Let’s see why.

Why it’s great: There are plenty of reasons why the BenQ projector is my top choice for holiday shopping, but here are a few:

  • Reputable brand: When buy a projector, you will come across many brands with several models to choose from. BenQ is a reliable brand known for its quality. I can also attest to his customer service experience. Last year our projector had some issues, and after a call with BenQ they sent us a new one, no questions asked.
  • Low response time: The response is the time between when you press a button and when you see the action. Response time isn’t a big deal when watching TV or movies, but it’s important when playing video games. The last thing you want is gap during gaming. When it comes to gaming, it should be noted that this projector has HDR capabilities offered by most modern game consoles.
  • Good brightness: The reality is that not everyone has a home theater, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a projector. The BenQ has a good level of brightness, which is good for rooms with natural light. Keep in mind that darker is better for spotlights. If the room is too bright, you will get a washed out image with muted colors. My projector is in a room with two windows and the image quality is excellent.
  • Easy to use settings: Unlike TVs, there are settings for projectors that allow you to adapt them to the room they are in. Keystone corrections (both vertical and horizontal) help ensure the image is not distorted.

What you will pay: Like TVs and other tech products, high-quality projectors don’t come cheap. Once you start step into 4k projectors, things get really expensive. BenQ has more expensive models, but for everyday use I’m happy with my BenQ. My projector (the BenQ TH685) is a few years old, so the newest and most comparable model is the BenQ TH685P, which sells for around $800. I think it’s one of the best projectors in its class, especially for the money.

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