Home theatre projector

I don’t know about you, but the impending arrival of summer has me excited to go outdoors and stay outdoors. And while sunny summer days get a lot of the glory, summer evenings are special too, bringing comfortably warm air, crickets chirping, and clear, star-filled skies. Why then, would you want to go indoors to watch television when you could be outside watching television? With the BenQ MH535A home theatre projector, this dream could be a reality.

New projector, classic entertainment

Next door to my childhood home lives a family with a tradition I particularly like: every summer the children’s birthday parties end with an outdoor movie. Gaggles of giddy, cake-fueled kids all gather together and hush their voices as they watch a film play across a white bed sheet. From across the street you can see the movie playing in the dim twilight, illuminating the little faces gazing at it. It’s a simple scene, but you can sense that precious memories are beginning to crystallize.

I love how it brought the past into today. There was a time when you would have to go to the drive-in or lug a cumbersome machine outside to make this happen. Now, with projectors you can make your yard like a drive-in theatre and create that connection and novelty that’s sometimes missing from the modern movie-watching experience.

BenQ MH535A Projector
BenQ MH535A Projector

With a projector like the BenQ MH535A, the set up is simple and the joy is instant. It has adjustable feet, so it could be placed on a backyard table without worrying about wobble.  It also has different viewing modes, including one for non-white walls, so if all you have is a pink sheet handy, well, that’ll work just fine.  And with 3600 lumens that improve colour vibrancy, your movie will look just as good under the stars as it does in your basement.

A BenQ MH535A projector brings modern magic to movie night 

Imagine the romantic date night you could have or how much fun it would be to watch sports with friends from the comfort of your backyard. It has a 1080p resolution, 15,000:1 high native contrast, plus input options like a dual HDMI and VGA so you can connect most media players, PCs, and Macs. But don’t just take my word for it, have a read of Jacob McCourt’s review:

The possibilities are endless with the BenQ MH535A home theatre projector, and we’re giving you a chance to bring that nostalgia and entertainment home.


Entering is as easy, but you only get one entry! In a comment below, tell us what nostalgic movie or TV show you would like to watch with the BenQ M535A projector.


At the end of the contest we will select one winner from all eligible entries to win a BenQ MH535A theatre projector.

This contest runs from May 24th until June 7th.

Remember you can only enter once.  But memories are best when shared, so tell your childhood friend, your parents, and even your coworkers about this contest!

Enter for a chance to win a projector to create a magical summer movie night rules and regulations

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Kate Wensel
Kate holds an MA in English and has an undeniable fondness for fixing grammar and rearranging words. It's no surprise, then, that she began her career at Best Buy Canada as a product copywriter, and is now an editor for bestbuy.ca. When you can get her nose out of a book, Kate might be found hiking, ballroom dancing, or exploring Vancouver's food scene.


  1. star wars saga (not the 7 and onward – the classic George Lucas films, including hated 1-3)

  2. I would love to watch Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki, seeing the beautiful animation so large would be spectacular!

  3. I would watch The Lord of the Rings: Return of the king. Seeing the battles would be magnificent!

  4. I would love to watch the entire Indiana Jones series starting with Raiders of the Lost Ark. It would be one incredible night!

  5. I’d love to use this as part of a summer BBQ and have the family sprawled out watching “Avengers Endgame”

  6. I would probably watch the entire Star Wars series and force my kids to sit with me and enjoy my childhood!! lol

  7. I would watch the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!! At the cabin….this would be amazing!

  8. I would watch Ghostbusters 1 & 2 on the BenQ M535A projector, to prepare for the upcoming sequel!

  9. My fave old nostalgic movie is Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. We entertain a lot in the summer, this would add a fun element to that. Thanks for the chance to win.

  10. I would love to win the projector because I have 2 kids. the projector that I have has been causing me problems and I just cant afford to be a new one and having a tv wouldn’t be safe for my kids cause my youngest would climb on the table and would start shaking the tv.

  11. My family watched the Star Wars series every now and then when I was younger and I have, at least since then, always had a fascination and passion for all things space related. It would be nice to get the family together for another marathon with this projector.

  12. I cant wait to watch Titanic with my family. It brings back childhood memories with them.

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