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BenQ W500 Projector

720P Home Theater Projector
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From BenQ —   The BenQ W500 takes home theater entertainment to a whole new level, featuring color and detail that's sure to win rave reviews from friends and family alike. With 1100 lumens and the vivid realism of 3LCD technology, this projector will make your home the hottest ticket in town. Experience movies, games and sporting events like you never have before. As stylish as it is entertaining, the W500 is the perfect performer, adapting well to virtually any scene, whether you mount it on a ceiling, shelf or table.

  • Native 16:9 720P resolution
  • 5000:1 contrast ratio
  • Dynamic IRIS system
  • 100" @3m Throw Ratio
  • Professional Digital AV input-HDMI
  • HD Ready
  • Low Noise 28 dB
  • Dust Proof with Air-Filter
  • Horizontal and Vertical Lens Shift

BenQ W500 Projector Specifications

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July 2007
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White Brightness
1,100 ANSI Lumens
Aspect Ratio
16:9 (HD)
Dynamic Iris
Display Type
0.60" 3LCD Chips
Color Processing
Video Modes
720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 1080p/24, 1080p/50, 576i, 576p, 480p, 480i
Data Modes
MAX 1280x720

Lamp Life
2,000 hours  / 3,000 hours

Included Lens
1.2x manual zoom , manual focus
Optional Lenses
Lens Shift
Horizontal +/-48.80% & Vertical
Throw Distance
5.0' - 29.5'  Calculate Throw Distance
Image Size
38.38" - 272.73"
Throw Ratio
1.49:1 - 1.79:1
Projector Placement
For a
diagonal screen, place the projector lens between 10'-10" and 12'-12" from the screen.
Digital Keystone
Horizontal & Vertical

Projector Size
4.70" x 13.70" x 10.90"
8.6 lbs
Internal Speakers
200 Watts 100V - 240V
Additional Features
Features HQV ( Hollywood Quality Video). The W500 features an iris-like lens design that mimics our own eye, adjusting the aperture after analyzing the incoming video signal.

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Jul 2007 Model
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ANSI LUMENS  is the most commonly accepted industry standard brightness measurement. The ANSI lumen rating measures the brightest white that a projector can produce by averaging nine light meter measurements taken across the projected image.

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BUYER BEWARE   Either this projector's brightness specification does not cite an industry-accepted unit of measurement, or according to our calculations it seems unlikely that this projector is capable of producing the manufacturer's cited brightness specification.

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