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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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18 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This Benq projector received a "Highly Rated" award from Projectorcentral.com.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This Benq projector received a rating of 100% from projector expert review site projectorcentral.com. That puts this data projector in the top 1% of all the new 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Running Costs Are Very Low

The MH530 is one of the most economic to run latest 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the MH530 is only £91.

Benq Projectors Have Good Reviews

Benq 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good reviews on average and across all projectors Benq is one of the superior manufacturers.

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Reasonably Priced

One Benq MH530 reviewer considered that this projector was cheap. Projectorcentral.com mentioned a few weeks ago “It's actually an inexpensive crossover model for home, office”.

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. Most of the other latest 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors do not support 3D image projection.

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Supports Full HD Projection

The Benq MH530 supports Full HD projection, unlike most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the MH530 which do not support 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 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age 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) data projector, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MH530 is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is XGA (1024x768).

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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 the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA). In addition, this projector supports a graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA).

This projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is in fact the best supported resolution across all 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the MH530.

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

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

Most data projectors that have been available for a similar time to 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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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The service life of lamp in economic mode of multimedia projectors that have been available for the last year range from 3,000h to 24,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 9,000h. The Benq MH530 has one of the longer service life of lamp in economic mode (10,000 hours) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode

The Benq MH530 has a fairly low power consumption in economy mode (only 220 Watts) compared to most of the other data projectors that came out in the last 12 months. The lowest power consumption in economy mode of projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MH530 is 0.5W, the highest is 680W, and the average power consumption in economy mode is 280W.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

New 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors have noise levels in economy mode of between 26dB and 39dB. The Benq MH530 has one of the quieter noise levels in economy mode (only 28 decibels) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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Narrow

With a width of only 283 millimeters, the Benq MH530 is quite narrow compared to most of the other recently released 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors. Across all the newly released similar spec data projectors the widths range from 100mm to 500mm.

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Very Light

The Benq MH530 is one of the lighter latest 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors (only 2 kilograms) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The lightest similar spec multimedia projector that is a comparable age to the MH530 is 2.2g heavy, the heaviest is 28kg, and the average weight is 8.6kg.

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£92.80 Price Increase

The MH530 has increased in price by £92.80 in the last 6 days.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Benq MH530 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the MH530 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Benq MH530 has a quite dim projector brightness (only 3,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that were launched in the last 12 months. The average projector brightness of newly released 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors is 4,900 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightness range from 450 ANSI lumens to 10,000 ANSI lumens.

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Quite Small Lamp Power

Across all the comparable spec projectors that have been around for the last year the lamp power range from 190W to 430W, and the average lamp power is 280W. When compared to other recently released 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors, the Benq MH530's lamp power of only 196 Watts is one of the smallest.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the MH530 is 13W, and the RMS rated power range from 1W to 20W. With an RMS rated power of only 2 Watts, the Benq MH530 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other new 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

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Only One HDMI Port

The Benq MH530 is a one HDMI port projector. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched in the last 12 months have between one and two HDMI ports.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq MH530

Released Nine Months Ago

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

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Benq MH530 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the MH530.

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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
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
3D Format
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Serial Interface Type
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Storage
Optical Disc Player
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
Preset Mode
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Auto Power Off
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
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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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £86.53
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £90.22
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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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