Just because summer is almost over, doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. BenQ’s uniquely designed portable projectors—the GS50 and the GV30—are the perfect accessory to make any party or event truly memorable. Throw up a slideshow, watch movies or live streams, and play music all with just one device to have a good time with friends and family. Read on to find out what makes these projectors so special and how to enter for a chance to win one.
High-definition and immersive visuals for your viewing pleasure
Both the BenQ GV30 and the BenQ GS50 projectors are designed to be used in low to no-light environments. With them, you can project images between 30 inches to 100 inches in size to get optimal, bright high-definition quality. The GS50 projects at 1080p resolution with 500 lumens while the GV30 projects at 720p with 300 lumens. Now, you might think that 720p resolution means that the image just won’t look as good as a 1080p projection, but in Andy’s review of the GV30, you’ll see a comparison of projections from both these models side by side. And besides a colour variation, even if you look closely, you’d be hard-pressed to identify a noticeable difference in picture definition between the two.
Another reason these two little projectors are excellent choices for home theatre is their projection technology. Digital Light Processing (DLP) uses a chip made up of millions of tiny mirrors to reflect light from an LED lamp after it passes through a colour wheel. This type of projection results in higher colour accuracy and deeper contrast in shadows. Additionally, as opposed to laser projectors, DLP hardware is smaller and can fit inside more portable builds, allowing you to enjoy high-quality videos wherever you are—provided you have a flat, white surface to project on.
Portability and extra features make each projector a party favourite
The GV30 and GS50 come in cute, well-designed builds and can easily be transported anywhere with their built-in carrying straps and included carrying cases. Both also have about 2.5 hours of battery life so you can watch a movie completely wirelessly on a full charge. The 720p GV30 projector comes with a magnetic mount that allows you to easily and securely adjust the angle of projection to suit your needs. The 1080p GS50 projector has rubberized feet and a button-release kickstand for the same purpose. You can see its functionality and get the full effect of its cute, retro design in the GS50 review we posted on the blog. The GS50 is also IPX2 rated, meaning you can use it while it’s raining or by the pool without worrying about splashes!
We love a 2-in-1 device here on the blog, and both these projectors can also function as standalone Bluetooth speakers. So when you’re not using it for movie night, you can play music and enjoy the surprisingly powerful and dynamic audio that each produces. As our reviewer, Andy, put it, it’s like carrying a party in a box! As a bonus, both projectors come with wireless casting functionality and Android TV, opening up a whole world of media that you can project. What more could you want?
How to enter
Entering this contest is easy and you can enter in three different ways.
- In a comment below this contest article, tell us which projector—BenQ GV30 or BenQ GS50—you would like to have and why.
- In a comment below the GV30 review OR in a comment below the GS50 review tell us one feature of that projector that you find the most useful.
- For up to two (2) additional entries, create a public post on a social media channel (one entry per channel!) sharing with your friends and followers that you are entering to win a projector, include the hashtag #BBYBenQProjectorContest, so we can find your post, and include one of the pictures showing on this article. Then return here and tell us in a comment below on which channel you posted it and the name of your channel (since many people use pseudonyms) so that we can check and verify your entry. You can use any two social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, etc.), but the post must be public so we can verify it is there.
What you can win
At the end of this contest, we will randomly select two winners from all eligible entries. One winner will receive the BenQ GV30 review unit, and one will receive the BenQ GS50 review unit.
This contest runs from September 8th to September 22nd.
Remember that you can enter this contest in three different ways for a maximum of four entries. Share this contest with your friends, and any budding party planners in your life so that they can have a chance to win one of these unique projectors too.
Portable BenQ Projector Contest Rules and Regulations
I am very happy to announce the winner(s) of the portable projectors from BenQ:
Justin S – Ile Des Chenes, MB
Casey W – Vancouver, BC
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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!
The BenQ GS50 because it is durable and hopefully would survive the bumps and drops I’m sure I as a uncoordinated person would subject it to.
I would choose the GV30 because of its magnetic mount.
I would like the BenQ GS50 because it is water resistant.
I prefer the GS50 because it projects at 1080p resolution with 500 lumens
The GS50 projector because it’s waterproof/water resistant.
I don’t have a way to enjoy content with my friends so this would be perfect
BenQ GS50 for being water resistant
I’d like to have the BenQ GS50 for the resolution
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I would like the BenQ GV30 because it has a really cool design
I like the versatility of the BenQ GS50, indoor, outdoor, excellent
I would choose the BenQ GV30 because of its built in battery.
BenQ GV30 Because of the battery
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I like the BenQ GV30 because of the built in battery and carrying case.
I would love to win either of the two projectors. GV30 for its awesome design I could project it on the ceiling and watch the movie lying on the bed as well. GS50 has a better resolution n brighter display with the better sounding speakers.
GV30 because it has a magnetic mount
The GS50 for its square design
The GS50 because it can also get wet
The GS50 projector because it is 1080p which is newer tech
GV30 projector because of the magnetic mount
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I would like GV30 projector because of the magnetic mount.
I would prefer the BenQ GS50 because of the resolution
I like the BenQ GS50 for its minimum 20,000-hour lifetime.
We need a projector for our cottage and Gs30
The BenQ GV30 because of the built in battery and carrying case
I posted for the extra 2 entries on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/debbie.mcclelland.75/) and Twitter (@Dreamers_Touch)
I like the GV30 because of the design and appearance of the projector
I’d love to have the GV30 projector because it comes with a magnetic mount!
GV30 projector because of the magnetic mount
The BenQ GS50 is the one I’d like to have simply because I’d like to watch movies in the hot tub and it can handle a little splash!
GS50 for me – because of the portability! Oops – that’s the GS30!!
GS50 for me – because of the portability!
Thanks for the great contest! We prefer the BenQ GS50 for the ability to sit in the hot tub and play music or watch a movie without damaging the unit. Great portable design – LOVE it!! I love my Best Buy Benq monitor, love the quality, so I love the idea of trying another BenQ product out. Thanks again!
It’s very portable
I like the GS50 for the 1080p HD, dual USB/HDMI ports and the ability to use it indoors or outdoors.
No doubt about it, if your looking for the best in Consumer electronics you go to Best Buy and that when they offer Contests to enter, they put up the best like these two BenQ Projectors. Good Luck to all.
I would like the BenQ GS50 projector because you can use it indoors or outdoors.
I like the square look and rubber feet for The 1080p GS50 projector.
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