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BenQ W500 HDTV 720P LCD Projector 1280X720 1200 ANSI 5000:1 HDMI Component Lens Shift Hqv

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   Shipping Weight:   12 lbs
   Part #: W500

Features    [ Edit | History ]

The W500 features an iris-like lens design that mimics our own eye, adjusting the aperture after analyzing the incoming video signal. The aperture is contracted during dark scenes for truer black tones and enhanced detail, while it is enlarged for bright scenes to maximize light output and enable a wider dynamic range. No matter what type of content is on, the W500 ensures that you get the very best viewing experience.

Quick Specs:
Contrast Ratio 5,000:1
Weight (Approximate) 8.60 lb
Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080
Lamp Power 140 W
Height 13.7"
Width 4.7"
Depth 10.9"
Native Resolution 1280 x 720
Normal Mode Lamp Life 2000 Hour
Economy Mode Lamp Life 3000 Hour
Standard Mode Brightness 1100 lm
Video Signal Standard HDTV
Maximum Diagonal Image Size 25 ft

Specifications    [ Edit | History ]
General Information  
     Brand Name: BenQ
     Manufacturer: BenQ Corporation
     Manufacturer Part Number: W500
     Manufacturer Website Address:
     Product Line: Home Cinema
     Product Model: W500
     Product Name: W500 Home Cinema Projector
     Product Type: LCD Projector
     Color Supported: 16.7 Million Colors (24-bit)
     Compatible Aspect Ratio: 16:9
     Contrast Ratio: 5,000:1
     Maximum Horizontal Sync: 17 kHz
     Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080
     Maximum Vertical Sync: 100 Hz
     Native Resolution: 1280 x 720
     Standard Mode Brightness: 1100 lm
     Zoom Ratio: 1.2:1
     Composite Video: Yes
     USB: Yes
     VGA In: Yes
     Economy Mode Lamp Life: 3000 Hour
     Lamp Power: 140 W
     Normal Mode Lamp Life: 2000 Hour
     Additional Information:
  • Senseye Clarity Enhancement
  • Dynamic IRIS system
  • HQV ( Hollywood Quality Video) picture quality
  • Horizontal and Vertical Lens Shift
  • Professional digital AV input (HDMI)
  • User memory stetting
  • BenQ proprietart Senseye Technology
  • Independent Color adjustment
  • Throw Ratio: 100"@3.3m (100"@10.8 feet)

     Language Supported: Chinese (Traditional)
Chinese (Simplified)
Physical Characteristics  
     Depth: 10.9" (277 mm)
     Height: 13.7" (349 mm)
     Weight (Approximate): 3.90 kg
     Width: 4.7" (120 mm)
Power Description  
     Input Voltage Range: 100 V AC to 240 V AC
Projection Lens  
     Maximum Diagonal Image Size: 25 ft (7620 mm)
     Maximum Lens Aperture: F/1.88
     Maximum Projection Distance: 29.5 ft (9000 mm)
     Minimum Lens Aperture: F/1.6
     Minimum Projection Distance: 47.2" (1200 mm)
     Zoom Type: Manual Zoom
     Input Scan Format: 1080p
     Video Signal Format: NTSC
     Video Signal Standard: HDTV

BenQ W500 Customer Reviews

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Experience: 1 Months
Bright,Great Color, quiet, lense shifting joystick
can't think of any at the moment
This is my second projector, both from Benq and overall this projector is a great buy. I even got NCIX to price match another online store. I have about 120" screen from about 14' away on a plain white wall and the picture is outstanding compaired to my old Benq PB6100. I use it primarily with my PS3 witch looks amazing, but standard tv looks ok but thats what you get when you watch standard def on an HD display. If you buy this one you will not regret it.

Experience: 0 Days
fast , strong, hi def
n/a! !! 1!1
Gave it 4 out of 5 only because there are better projectors, not sure if any are in this price range tho.
I was unable to get it to work with a 1080p signal
The clarity controlls for signal noise etc dont work over HDMI. I thought they might be nice for upconverted divx movies.

Experience: 12 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Value, Quality build, large remote.
A bit noisy.
This is my second projector, my first is an epson S3. I really liked the S3 and still use it for gaming, but the Ben Q is superior in every way except one....The epson starts up and shuts down much more quickly, a feature for portable use.

With the Ben Q sitting on a shelf about 8 feet high and the lense about 10 feet from the white wall I project on, I get a virtually distortion free 100 inch image. It is sharp from corner to corner and there is no "keystoning". By using the handy joystick, I can throw this image within 30 inches from the floor. The room it is in has floor to ceiling windows with no blinds, but I can still operate the bulb in economy mode and enjoy a very watchable picture while in "Dynamic" picture mode! Of course it is incredible when it gets darker.

All in all I would say this is a bargain, the perfect introduction to video projectors.

Experience: 1 Years
adjustable lens
amazingly clear image even at 120inches
Bulbs are so inexpensive to replace (but it still gets 3000 hours a bulb)
a little big and no dvi input
This is truly the most amazing projector you can buy for around $800. Screw 1080p the 720p output on this projector is amazing.I play all my xbox shooter games on it and everything is crystal clear. You may have to back up the projector a bit though. I love how u can shift the lens and it really helps with setting it up. This thing is so bright i can play all my games with the windows open and still see everything perfectly. Definitely worth more than what I payed for!!

Experience: 1 Days
Looks, Size, Weight, Inputs, Price, Bulb Price, very quiet
Brightness and Contrast output could be better
This thing has every lens/image adjustment option under the sun. Runs very quietly. The only comparison I have is the data projectors I've used in school and at work... This is the best projector I've seen personally. It makes an excellent computer screen, but you must sit behind the projector for best viewing. I have it hooked to my 8800gt DVI-VGA converter. I've also played some downsampled QuickTime 1080p trailers and it looks super. I will upgrade to the W5000 in time, because I am really nitpicky about the screen-door effect I see. For this price you can't complain though.

Experience: 4 Days
 Verified Owner
Amazing Picture, Great price $819.99 on sale (cheapest in north america) cheapest (money wise) replacement bulbs I've seen for a projector aprox $250
none yet. it's done everything I've wanted it to do
I bought this and a 100" elite screen from a computer maker for HELL for $100(if you know what I mean) got 4 2x4's and built a box and hung the screen in the middle of it with 2 plant hangers.. it's not pretty but the picture is .. I'm running bell HD not sure what looks better 1080i or 720p though the w500 though ... even standard def looks good... on my 61" rca HDTV standard def looked blurry .. not anymore thanks to this wonderful thing .. I don't regret the purchase at all .. worth every penny

Experience: 2 Months
 Verified Owner
picture quality, choices of input, lens shift.
At first, I was concerned about the screen door effect since it is only a 720p, however, I don't see any SDE after 2 month's use, good, solid product.

Experience: 3 Weeks
 Verified Owner
Picture Quality to Price
Picture Quality could be better
Great projector overall. The quality of the video is one of the best for the budget line of projectors. I recommended this to my aunt and she loved the quality of this projector. Made the purchase after reading many reviews on different types of projectors in the price range, and this was the winner. It is one of the leading budget line projectors to date and is great for movies and even gaming. Its small and compacts and I actually like the look of it. Highly recommended.

Experience: 4 Months
 Verified Owner
Huge Picture - My wall is my tv
Colors - Great and vibrant colors
Quality - Incredible detail with HD input and source
Blacks - black colors can only be as dark as your wall/room.
This product is awesome. My friends seem to be over twice as much using my projector. Great colors. Massive screen. Half the price of a tv. I have no complaints and would buy it again if I had to.

Experience: 5 Days
 Verified Owner
Image claire et bien définie.
Le contraste est élevé et les noirs sont profonds.
Les couleurs sont réelles et justes.
Utilisation facile et rapide dès la première installation.
En mode régulier, l'appareil est un peu bruyant.Heureusement en mode écononique, c'est mieux et la qualité de l'image est aussi bonne (ajustement de la luminosité et du contraste.

Très bon appareil pour le cinéma maison. Mon deuxième projecteur depuis 5 ans et je ne peux m'imaginer qu'il pourrait y avoir mieux sur le marché que le Benq W500. En haute définition (TV), l'image est aussi nette que celle de mon plasma Pionner ou mon Sony LCD. Après plusieurs recherches sur le net, ce projecteur est le meilleur achat (qualité/prix) et bien plus. Je le recommande fortement. Pourquoi payer plus cher. De toute façon, d'ici 2 à 3 ans, la technologie sera tellement plus avancée en matière de projection. En attendant, cet appareil répond parfaitement à mes besoins de cinéma maison (écran de 9 pieds avec un lecteur DVD Sony à conversion ascendante). Bon cinéma!

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BenQ Canada Corp.
3-1750 Queens Way, Suite 1265
Toronto, Ontario M9C 2H5

Technical Support Helpdesk : (866) 600-2367
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Special Note:  As of May 1st, 2010, BenQ projectors include a 1 year warranty / 2000 hour, whichever comes first, on the included projector bulb (Some exceptions apply).  Replacement bulbs sold separately still carry a 90 day / 500 hour (whichever comes first) warranty.

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