Well, BenQ was kind enough to send me both the MH530 and the brand new HT1070A to review so I'll be taking a look this weekend and I'll report back. I'll be able to do a direct comparison to my own fairly low hour HT2050.
What to do if you find yourself stuck with no hope of rescue:
Consider yourself lucky that life has been good to you so far. Alternatively, if life hasn't been good to you so far, which given your present circumstances seems to be more likely, consider yourself lucky that it won't be troubling you much longer...
-- Excerpt from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.