I recently received BenQ’s new MH530FHD DLP Projector for review. It’s a compact model with a single Texas Instruments DarkChip 3 DMD powered by an efficient 203-watt UHP lamp that’s good for a claimed 3300 lumens.

It also offers full 1080p resolution, 3D, and flexible connectivity with two HDMI ports and support for legacy analog source components.

BenQ MH530FHD Compact DLP Projector, Front View

The all-white chassis weighs in at less than six pounds but that doesn’t mean it’s light on performance. Two movie-worthy picture modes ensure accurate color for home theater enthusiasts. And for those still interested in 3D, it works with any DLP-Link glasses which means you can enjoy the format for not a lot of extra money.
Speaking of finance, the MH530FHD won’t take too much of yours at its low price of $599. What are you giving up in terms of features? Not much as it turns out. The lens has a reasonable zoom range of 1.28-1.56 with a fixed offset of 107% above-axis. Installation is made easier with adjustable feet and keystone correction. It also has a very quiet fan, rated at 32dB max and 29dB in the lamp’s Economic mode. A SmartEco setting acts like an auto-iris to boost contrast for an image with bright color and depth.

My initial impression is that the MH530FHD is a very well-engineered display built for maximum efficiency and value. Its picture is bright and super-sharp from edge to edge. It also has some of the best 3D I’ve seen yet thanks to generous light output and no visible crosstalk.

BenQ MH530FHD Compact DLP Projector, Angle View

I’m looking forward to spending time with this new projector and will have complete benchmarks plus viewing impressions done in a couple of weeks.

See the complete review of the BenQ MH530FHD Compact DLP Projector