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Benq MH530 Projector

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10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 33dB Mar 2016
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Featuring a brightness of 3200 ANSI lumens and a high contrast ratio of 10000:1, the cost-effective and eco-friendly MH530 offers a stunning full-screen presentation with the finest details... More
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16 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The editor of one expert review site decided that this data projector was good. This projector received a "Highly Rated" award from Projectorcentral.com.

Excellent Expert Reviews

Expert review website projectorcentral.com scored this multimedia projector 100 out of 100. This puts this data projector in the top 1% of all the 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out in the last 12 months when ranked by average expert review score.

Benq Projectors Have Good Reviews

We checked 2,080 expert and user reviews for Benq projectors and found that on average Benq has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Benq has good reviews specifically within its 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors range.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. In October Projectorcentral.com said “In addition to offering full 3D support and a fast lag time for gaming--two features of interest for h” and scored the product 5 stars.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Benq MH530 supports 3D image projection, which is unusual. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the MH530 do not support 3D image projection.

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Supports Full HD Projection

Unlike most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for the last year which do not support Full HD projection, the Benq MH530 supports Full HD projection.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Benq MH530 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the MH530.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Benq MH530 is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all recently released 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors the worst resolution is XGA (1024x768) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Benq MH530 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over two times the resolution of a 1024 x 768 (XGA) data projector, which is the most common resolution supported by 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the MH530. In addition, this data projector supports a graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA).

This projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is actually the best supported resolution across all latest similar spec multimedia projectors.

A 640 x 480 (VGA) graphics resolution is the worst supported resolution across comparable types of projector.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

Most projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MH530 have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the Benq MH530 which has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

With a service life of lamp in economic mode of 10,000 hours, the Benq MH530 has a fairly long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the MH530. Across all the recently released 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 3,000h to 24,000h.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode

The Benq MH530 has one of the lower power consumption in economy mode (only 220 Watts) amongst multimedia projectors of this age. 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out in the last year have power consumption in economy mode of between 0.5W and 680W.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

The Benq MH530 has a fairly quiet noise level in economy mode (only 28 decibels) compared to most of the other new similar spec multimedia projectors. Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the MH530 the noise levels in economy mode range from 26dB to 39dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 29dB.

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Narrow

The Benq MH530 is quite narrow (only 283 millimeters) compared to most of the other latest 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors. The widths of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the MH530 range from 100mm to 500mm.

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Very Light

At only 2 kilograms, the Benq MH530 is quite light compared to most of the other data projectors that came out in the last year. The lightest new projector is 2.2g heavy, the heaviest is 28kg, and the average weight is 8.6kg.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most multimedia projectors that were released in the last 12 months do not support WiFi connectivity. The Benq MH530 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Benq MH530 has one of the dimmer projector brightness (only 3,200 ANSI lumens) amongst projectors of this age. The dimmest projector brightness of comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the MH530 is 450 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 10,000 ANSI lumens.

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Quite Small Lamp Power

With a lamp power of only 196 Watts, the Benq MH530 has one of the smallest lamp power amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The average lamp power of comparable spec projectors that were launched in the last 12 months is 280W.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of latest 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors is 13W. With an RMS rated power of only 2 Watts, the Benq MH530 has one of the lower RMS rated power amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most latest 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors have between one and two HDMI ports, including the Benq MH530 which has one HDMI port.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq MH530

Released Nine Months Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market for nine months.

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MH530 has a relatively standard noise level compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that came out in the last 12 months.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
3D Format
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Serial Interface Type
Headphone Output
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Storage
Optical Disc Player
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
Preset Mode
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Cable Included

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Expert Reviews

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The MH530 gives you a bright 1080p picture in an extremely portable package. It is small and light enough to easily bring with you on the road, to use in the classroom or for business and also...

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Electricity cost when switched on $66.59
Electricity cost when on standby $2.84
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Total running cost over 5 years $69.43
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers benq p238499, benq p238499p, benq 1920x1080, code 9hjfh7713, benq 9hjfh7713, code 1920x1080, code 9hjfh7713e, benq 9hjfh7713e, benq 3d9hjfh7713, benq 3d9hjfh7713e, special 9hjfh7713, special 9hjfh7713e
Barcodes 04718755064401, 05057103044559

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