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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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Excellent Expert Reviews

Projector expert review website projectorcentral.com scored this projector 100 out of 100. Experts think this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector is one of the very best latest 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Running Costs Are Very Low

The MH530 is one of the cheapest to run 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released in the last year that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the MH530 is only £91.

Benq Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

Based on 2,084 user and expert reviews, Benq has good ratings for its projectors. Benq also has good ratings specifically within its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors range.

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

The Benq MH530 supports 3D, unlike most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the MH530 which do not support 3D.

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Supports Full HD

The Benq MH530 supports full HD, unlike most of the other recently released multimedia projectors which do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other recently released projectors, the Benq MH530 has a built-in speaker(s).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Benq MH530 supports a maximum resolution of 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 new 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors. This projector also supports a supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA).

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) supported graphics resolutions is actually the best supported resolution amongst all 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the MH530.

Amongst comparable types of data projector the worst supported resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The Benq MH530 has a quite quiet noise level (only 33 decibels) compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that were released in the last 12 months. The quietest noise level of similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MH530 is 28dB and the loudest is 41dB.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of 10,000 hours, the Benq MH530 has a quite long service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the MH530. The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the MH530 is 9,800h, and the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 3,000h to 24,000h.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on projectors that have been available for the last year.

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Quite Low Power Consumption (economy Mode)

The power consumption (economy mode)s of new 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors range from 0.5W to 680W. With a power consumption (economy mode) of only 220 Watts, the Benq MH530 has a fairly low power consumption (economy mode) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the MH530.

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Very Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

At only 28 decibels, the Benq MH530 has a quite quiet noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MH530. 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the MH530 have noise level (economic mode)s of between 28dB and 39dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 30dB.

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Light

At only 2 kilograms, the Benq MH530 is quite light compared to most of the other latest 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors. Across all the comparable spec data projectors that came out around the same time as the MH530 the weights range from 360g to 28kg, and the average weight is 9.9kg.

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Price Increase of £79.64

In the last 53 days the MH530 has increased in price by £79.64.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Benq MH530 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other projectors that came out in the last 12 months also do not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the MH530 is 5,300 ANSI lumens. At only 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Benq MH530 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other newly released comparable spec projectors.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The average bulb power of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for the last year is 290W. When compared to other new 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that we have checked, the bulb power of the Benq MH530 of only 196 Watts is one of the smallest.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The Benq MH530 has one of the lower RMS rated powers (only 2 Watts) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The RMS rated powers of similar spec data projectors that were released in the last year range from 1W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 14W.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

Most latest data projectors have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys, including the Benq MH530 which has one HDMI ports quantity.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Benq MH530

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was eleven months ago when Benq released the MH530.

1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The Benq MH530 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Specification

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Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Serial Interface Type
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (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
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

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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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