Projectors serve a variety of purposes in both your personal and professional life. Whether delivering a presentation, having friends over to watch a basketball game, or simply playing an old Charlie Chaplin movie against the backdrop of a summer evening shindig, these BenQ projectors will help you communicate your message effectively, create a true home theatre for group enjoyment, or set the perfect ambiance for your soirees and get-togethers. Technologically advanced and functionally versatile, keeping a projector on hand will prove to be one of the best tech acquisition decisions you’ve made. But don’t take my word for it. Read on, see for yourself, and enter this contest for a chance to win your own BenQ HT1070A Home Cinema Projector or MW526AE Digital Projector.

Modern BenQ projectors for the home or workplace

You remember those old bulky, noisy, projectors from the past. The kind your 3rd grade teacher would use to show your class the pyramids for a history lesson. Perhaps your boring Aunt Betty used one to display countless albums and home movies of the yearly vacation to who-knows-where. Yeah, you remember those projectors. They were big and clunky, project with poor image quality, and your teacher or aunt always seemed to experience technical difficulties with them while you waited for the tedious session to end. Much like the rest of tech we now enjoy, from smartphones to televisions, projectors have evolved. They are now compact and impressively powerful.

We sent two models in the BenQ line of projectors to a Canadian blogger for honest reviews. The BenQ HT1070A Home Cinema Projector is designed for the home, while the BenQ MW526AE Digital Projector was made for professional use, but the two can be used interchangeably, and will not disappoint in either domain.

Read Darren Blakeborough’s separate reviews of each unit. Darren found that the HT1070A Home Cinema Projector showcases a crisp, clear 1080p HD image, a massive screen size, and awesome colour reproduction thanks to CinematicColor technology.

As for the MW526 Digital Projector, the reviewer was impressed with how lightweight and compact the unit was, the solid 15000:1 contrast ratio, and how vivid text appears on-screen.

Both projectors offer the freedom to customize your screen size anywhere from 60″ to 300″, and feature an array of inputs and outputs, including HDMI. Show off the content you love: connect a streaming device, television signal, computer, and more. Use the built-in speakers or connect to your home theatre system for a full audio experience. Project on a white wall (a light background of almost any kind will do nicely), or add your own projection screen to really enhance the experience.


Entering this contest is really easy but you can only enter once. Browse Best Buy’s online home theatre section. Then in a comment below, tell us what else you’d want so you could personalize and optimize your projector experience and why. Maybe you’d want get some premium speakers. Maybe you’d want an awesome projection screen. Maybe there’s a comfy recliner you have your eye on. Your options are endless, but you only need to mention one thing for your entry to be eligible to win.


At the end of this contest we will draw two entries from all of the eligible entries submitted. One lucky winner will receive the BenQ HT1070A Home Cinema Projector that Darren reviewed, and the other winner will receive the MW526AE Digital Projector that Darren reviewed.

This contest will run from July 16th until July 31st.

Remember you can only enter once, but we have many contests running at Best Buy so keep returning to the blog and enter them all to increase your chances of winning something from Best Buy this year. Also, tell your family that you want to watch movies on this projector so they should enter too!

Good luck.

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Kevin McElligott
Kevin cut his teeth as a journalist writing articles for trade publications in Dublin. He moved to Vancouver and honed his craft first as a copywriter, and now as an Editor at Best Buy. He enjoys cooking when he has the time, playing soccer, and just recently ran in his first marathon. Fitness is important to him, and he needs the exercise thanks to his fondness for donuts.


  1. I am very happy to announce the winner of these BenQ projectors:

    – Scott Hayes, Alberta.

    – Manuel Vizcaya, Ontario.

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  2. This contest is now closed. We will draw the winners soon in accordance with the rules. Return to the blog often to read great articles, learn about the latest technology, and to enter more contests. You never know when we’ll be doing another amazing giveaway!

  3. I’d love the home cinema projector and I’d want the Elite Screens Spectrum 100-Inch 16:9 Electric Projection Screen to complete the package!

    • I always wanted a projector. we live in a great part of Philadelphia and I wanted to create a heartwarming home cinema. If i would want anything to go with this, it would be a projector screen.

      Hopefully my childhood dream can come true !

  4. i really want a patio set so i can make my outdoor oasis with the projector and screen and a bar and it would be perfect

  5. A large projection screen and home theatre surround sound system would go well with these projectors.

  6. We have a new home and our basement is finished and large so a projector and a Elite Screens Spectrum 100-Inch 16:9 Electric Projection Screen would be really great.

  7. The Valencia Tuscany Premium Top Grain Nappa 11000 Leather Power Headrest, Recliner, Lumbar Home Theater 2-Seat Loveseat would make a great addition to our family room!

  8. We’d need a screen but I think that the manual would be just fine. The Elite Screens 100-Inch 16:9 Manual Projection Screen gets a 5 out of 5, so I’d do that one.

  9. I would choose the Valencia Piacenza Premium Leather Recliner and put it right beside my husbands 🙂

  10. Along with the projector I’d need a screen. I think I’d probably go with the EluneVision Luna Series 94″ Motorized Projection Screen as I could take it up and down over the stand I have my tv on now.

  11. I would add the Valencia Piacenza Premium Leather Air Manual Recliner LED Lighting Home Theater Seating 4-Seat Loveseat Center so everyone can be comfortable

  12. I would definitely need a screen such as the Elite Screens Spectrum 100-Inch 16:9 Electric Projection Screen to complete my setup 😀

  13. I would get the Definitive Technology Tower Speakers with Center Channel Speaker & Surround Speakers so I could get the whole movie theatre experience

  14. I would choose the Valencia Piacenza Premium Leather Recliner. Movie viewing in style and comfort!!

  15. I would set this up in my bedroom so we could watch movies in bed! So I guess some good surround sound and a few big throw pillows for the bed. Would be awesome!

  16. I’d want comfy seating like this Valencia Tuscany Premium Top Grain Nappa 11000 Leather Power Headrest, Recliner, Lumbar Home Theater 2-Seat Loveseat! It’d make my projector experience just like watching movies at the theatre!

  17. Have gone through the comments and my prior post did not seem to appear so am trying again. We would love a recliner or a loveseat recliner. Thank you for the chance 🙂

  18. I would like to be blown away with Bose Acoustimass 10 Series V 5.1 Speaker System. It’s the perfect match for the BenQ 1080p Home Theatre Projector

  19. I would definitely make use either models, but especially the BenQ HT1070A Home Cinema Projector which I would pair with a nice projection screen(not sure which yet) and in time, hopefully a nice speaker combination. This would make my life easier, due to a lack of room space. Since I’m mostly stuck in bed due to disability, I could turn on/set up everything while staying in bed, & not have my Vertigo stop me!! By remote, or possibly even just my voice, I could lower the screen, find a movie on my PC(or other things), turn on the BenQ and enjoy a movie or show(assuming I had all necessary equipment & the help to set it up)!! Thanx for the chance to make this dream, or at least a part of it, come true with this, & all the other contests Best Buy puts on!!

  20. I’d love the EluneVision Reference Studio 115″ Fixed-Frame Projection Screen (EV-S-115-1.0) – because bigger is better when watching movies

  21. I’d be so comfy on this – Valencia Tuscany Top Grain Nappa Leather Power Reclining, Power Lumbar, Power Headrest Home Theater Seating Row of 4-Seat

  22. A great addition to one of these projectors would be a home theatre speaker like the Polk Audio RM6750 for a true cinematic experience.

  23. i would love a comfy recliner to go with the projector, so i could watch movies in comfort!

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