Posted on July 19, 2018 By Lyle Silverman
BenQ MH733 Projector Review – Hardware 2: Remote Control, Auto Source, Menu
The MH733 comes with a powerful 10 Watt speaker fully capable of projecting quality sound to a boardroom or classroom and delivering more than enough power to reach your whole audience. That said, while loud, don’t expect this speaker to replace a necessary sound system needed to fill an auditorium, conference hall, or lecture hall.
The MH733’s remote control was very functional, though it did not have a backlight, it did include a laser pointer as a bonus. While not always needed, sometimes it’s better to have something like a laser pointer built in, rather than no pointing solution at all. Of course laser pointers are inexpensive accessories. Moving beyond the the laser, the buttons are stiff and you can feel a click when you push, there was a solid 30 ft. of range, and the remote includes the ability to access every function on the projector.
On/Off buttons are located at the top of the remote; ‘On’ is green and ‘Off’ is red. Beneath that, you have the ability to select all your sources. Below that is your Keystone Control, Volume, and Cursors, followed by Back, Menu, and Auto (Autosource) buttons. Below that, you have Mute, Freeze screen, and Eco Blank and directly underneath that, there are some controls for MHL to Play, Pause, Next, Previous, Fast Forward, Stop, and Rewind.
Underneath that is your laser pointer button, followed by a digital Zoom +/-, Page up/down for PC-Free projection, Aspect Ratio button, and a Mode button. And last but not least, a shortcut button to access Projector Info, a Quick Install button, and another shortcut button to access Smart Eco Mode.
The BenQ MH733 Menu is definitely sharp looking, with a sleek black background and bold bluish/purple selection highlighter to go with the white font that pops. Thanks to the intuitive remote, navigating the menu was a breeze. There are six main sections on the menu, from top to bottom, Picture, Display, Network, Settings, System, and Information.
Within the Picture section, you can adjust the mode, brightness, contrast, brilliant color, and there’s also an Advanced Color Setting subsection that includes a full color management system. (CMS)
The Display Section includes your Aspect Ratio, Keystone, Corner Fit, a Test Pattern, 3D settings, HDMI Format, Digital Zoom, and a Reset. Network settings includes everything you need when you are hooked up wired or wireless. Settings is where you can set all the customizable system components. Adjust the display for mounted/unmounted, toggle Autosource and Auto Signal Adjustment On or Off, and you can access your Lamp Settings here as well.
There is also the ability to change the Menu style from this sleek, detailed look to a more basic look with more limited function but quicker access to the more common functions on the projector. I immediately switched back to the default, as it was plenty easy to move around and provided full functionality. If something works, it works. This was a very easy to navigate menu and I’d suggest BenQ stick to building on the default style and ditching the Basic style.
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