BenQ MH530FHD review & specs

BenQ MH530FHD: 3,300-Lumen 1080p Projector with 2 HDMI and 2 VGA Ports

BenQ MH530FHD

Bright lamp, colorful picture, simultaneous connection to multiple devices are the triggers making one want to browse the BenQ MH530FHD review for more detail. The support of 3D format and versatile adjustment options together with the shorter-than-average throw should let you make up your mind if you need a solid Full HD projector for your living room or the home theater system.

The power consumption, distinct fan buzzing, and mediocre sound quality might be the evidence against purchasing this projector. Meanwhile, the high portability and easy installation might outweigh some or all of these features.

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Design

The BenQ MH530FHD has an elongated rectangular shape with curved lines. The front panel is minimalist smooth without grilles or any decor elements except for the BenQ logo and the “1080P” framed inscription. The large lens window dominates on the panel and attracts attention.

The sides of the box have ventilation openings that are grilled. The back panel features the connections, the operational controls are gathered on top of the projector. Three feet are gear-shaped and can be screwed up and down to regulate the height. The projector has a low profile (3.9-inch height), is 13.1-inch wide and 9.5-inch deep. It weighs 5.3 lbs, well portable and easy to mount.

Features

The DLP system with the 3,300-lumen lamp makes the core of the MH530FHD. The projector supports the native 1920x1080 resolution with 2.3 million active pixels. The color gamut is set up with the reference to Rec.709 color space and features over a billion shades.

The device can form a screen of 30 inches and up to 300 inches. The sharp picture can be formed at as little as 3.2-ft distance. The 40% vertical keystone regulation and 1.2x zoom provide the versatility of placement.

The compatibility with external devices is provided through two HDMI ports (version 2.0, HDCP 2.2 protected) and two VGA ones, audio inputs and outputs, the video input, RS232 one and USB service.

The built-in speaker has 2W capacity and produces mono sound. The BenQ MH530FHD 1080p projector’s own operational noise doesn’t exceed 32 dB.

Performance

The deep blacks, diverse textures, and vivid peaks with sharp contours make the highlights of MH530FHD review. The image in Full HD is balanced, with spot-on whites and grays, bright yellow, and if a bit greenish cyans. The projector handles the motion quite well featuring only a slight blur in the dynamic action scenes. The dark room performance brings the most saturated and contrast image, while the semi-lit and lit rooms don’t provoke the washout issues.

The two VGA ports allow hooking up the two PC sources at once, which can please gamers and those users who plan to use the projector as a monitor. The processor works fast enough to enable quick switching between the sources.

The setup is simple and intuitive; the special “Install” button unfolds the comprehensive setup guide on the screen. The sound is thin and the volume is rather low, while the fan sound might become noticeable at high load.

Common features

Product

BenQ MH530FHD

Model

MH530FHD

Brand

BenQ

Rating

4.4 of 5

Reviews

152

Resolution

Native resolution

1920 x 1080

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

Full HD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

30 - 300

Projection distance, m/ft

0.9 - 10.2/3.2 - 32.8

Aspect ratio

16:9

Brightness, lumens

3300

Contrast ratio

15000:1

Throw ratio range

1.37:1 - 1.64:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion

Pixel number

2304000

Projection system

DLP

Noise level, dBA

32

Input lag, ms

Power consumption, W

260

Features

Remote control

Mouse functions

HDR

3D

Security

Kensington lock, password protection

Projection method

front, ceiling mount, tabletop

Lamp

Lamp type, W

203

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

10000

Connectivity

HDMI

2

VGA input

2

Composite video input (RCA)

1

Audio input (RCA)

Audio input (3.5mm)

1

Audio output (3.5mm)

1

SPDIF (optical)

Ethernet (RJ45)

MHL

RS232 (DB-9pin)

1

12V trigger

USB

USB (service)

1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

2

Sound type

mono

Video compatibility

NTSC

PAL

SECAM

Lens

F-number

2.42 - 2.62

Focal length, mm

19.0 - 22.65

Lens shift

vertical +/- 40%

Zoom ratio

1.2x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

0/32

Max, C/F

40/104

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, сm/inches

30.3 x 20.4 x 10/13.1 x 9.5 x 3.9

Weight, kg/pounds

2.4/5.3

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