BenQ GV30 review | What Hi-Fi?

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This review originally appeared in Sound+Image magazine, one of What Hi-Fi?’s Australian sister publications. Click here for more information on Sound+Image, including digital editions and details on how you can subscribe.

BenQ’s design team has clearly put in some overtime coming up with the GV30, which it declares to be the world’s first mini portable projector with multichannel audio – though by ‘multichannel’ they mean stereo delivered in 2.1, rather than the more common definition of multichannel as meaning surround sound.

This is a truly portable projector in that the BenQ GV30 is light, has a carry handle, and can operate on batteries for something like 2.5 hours, long enough to play a movie somewhere that mains power is unavailable. It’s even rugged, with BenQ claiming it to be drop-proof from 70cm, though since BenQ had sent us the first and only unit in Australia at the time, we decided it would be kinder not to test that.