BenQ Home Cinema Series W1500 1080p Full HD 3D Short-Throw Projector

BenQ Home Cinema Series W1500 1080p Full HD 3D Short-Throw Projector

BenQ Home Cinema Series W1500 1080p Full HD 3D Short-Throw Projector

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Product Highlights

  • Native Full HD 1080p Resolution
  • 2,200 ANSI Lumens of Brightness
  • 10,000:1 High Contrast Ratio
  • Built-in Wireless FHD (WHDI)
  • 2D / 3D Content Conversion
  • 1080p Wireless Streaming Projector
  • SmartEco Power Saving Technology
  • 2 Built-in 10W Speakers
  • 3D Format & nVidia 3DTV Play
  • REC 709 Color Performance
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BenQ W1500 overview

  • 1Description

The BenQ Home Cinema Series W1500 1080p Full HD 3D Short-Throw Projector with built-in 5 GHz wireless FHD integrates the latest technology for big screen home entertainment and enjoyment. This home projector offers a built-in wireless feature and full HD 3D video. You also have the flexibility of placing the projector in any room, regardless of its size and brightness.

Full HD Compatible

The projector is compatible with Standard Definition TV (SDTV) 576i, Enhanced Definition television (EDTV) 480p, 576p and High Definition TV (HDTV) 720p, 1080i/p 60Hz formats, with the 1080p format providing a true 1:1 image reproduction.

High Picture Quality

The projector provides good picture quality due to its high resolution, home theater brightness, high contrast ratio, vivid color, and rich gray-scale reproduction.

Vivid Color Reproduction

The projector features a 6-segment color wheel to produce realistic color depth and range.

Rich Gray-Scale

When viewed in a darkened environment, the automatic gamma control provides impressive gray-scale images which reveal details in shadows and in night or darkened scenes.

Wide Variety of Inputs & Video Formats

The projector supports a wide variety of inputs for connection to your video and PC equipment, including component video, S-Video, and composite video, as well as dual HDMI, PC, and an output trigger for connection to automated screen and environment lighting systems.

Cable Free & Easy to Set Up

The W1500 projector projects uncompressed FHD images from HDMI output devices such as Blu-ray, DVD, AV-R player, set top boxes, and game consoles without the hassle of HDMI cables and wall / ceiling mounts.

Built-in 2 x 10W Big Speakers

All you need is a power cord and connection to the video source to have theater-like entertainment. The W1500 projector comes with 2 built-in 10W speakers with SRS, which eliminates the need for hi-fi or external speakers. The SRS WOW HDTM improves compressed & uncompressed audio performance by expanding the size of audio images and creating deep, rich bass response. It also improves audio playback quality by delivering a dynamic 3D entertainment experience with deep, rich bass, and high frequency clarity for detail. Additionally, the built-in speakers provide mixed mono audio when an audio input is connected.

Intuitive Lens Shift for Extra Flexibility

Lens shift offers the extra flexibility to overcome any minor miscalculations during projector installation. All you have to do is adjust the switch next to the lens to shift the projected image up by 110 to 130% within the projector housing. With this helpful feature, you'll never have to worry about positioning the projector out of place again.

Big Zoom For Optimal Range in Any Space

The W1500 projector's 1.6x big zoom feature frees up space with an impressive range of throw distances, giving you the freedom and flexibility of placing the projector anywhere without having to compromise on your current decor.

Short-Throw Big Entertainment

Experience big screen entertainment in any room, thanks to the W1500 projector's short-throw projection feature. With a screen size of up to 84" at 6.5' (2m), experience gaming to the maximum without having to worry about space limitation or unwanted shadow puppets and image obstructions again.

3D Functionality

You can enhance your sense of presence when watching 3D movies, videos, and sporting events by presenting the depth of the images through HDMI interface.

Blu-Ray Full HD 3D Support

Equipped with the DLP technology, watching 3D movies directly from Blu-ray DVD or even 3D gaming is easy.

2D to 3D Conversion

The projector turns typical 2D content into 3D allowing you to convert 2D content into 3D images for 3D effect.

Wireless FHD

The projector allows you to wirelessly project FHD images from HDMI output devices, such as Blu-ray players, DVD players, and desktop PCs.

CEC Controller

When you connect the projector to any HDMI CEC-compatible devices, such as DVD players, activating the CEC function enables you to turn both devices on and off with 1 remote controller.

Frame Interpolation

This special mode minimizes the appearance of motion blur and judder to give you an ultra-smooth view of all the action, especially in fast moving scenes during movies and sports broadcast. The Frame Interpolation technology combines motion estimation and compensation technology to deliver smooth pictures with enhanced clarity. It estimates the motion changes from frame to frame and inserts an interpolated frame in-between existing frames, resulting in smoother and life-like motion quality.

Enhanced Contrast Performance

The W1500 projector features Texas Instruments' advanced DarkChip3 DLP technology, which projects high brightness and deep black levels by filling in the area where the digital micro mirror connects to its hinge, thereby producing smooth, film-like picture quality.

Brilliant Color Performance

By matching the color gamut defined by Rec. 709, the W1500 projector delivers colors so real, that it reflects what the human eye perceives.

Rec. 709 Color Gamut

For optimal color precision, the W1500 projector is built to match high-definition video standards such as the native Rec. 709 color gamut.

ISFccc Certification

ISF Certified Calibration Controls customizes the picture quality in any room, thereby offering optimized color performance calibration in both day and night modes that can adapt to any room's layout, size, and light levels.

SmartEco Technology for a Greener Environment

The projector incorporates the Philip's ImageCare technology into its lamp system. It brings together optimized lamp life with uncompromised brightness and impressive picture quality. Moreover, it saves lamp power consumption up to 70% depending on the content brightness level when SmartEco mode is selected.

ecoFACTS Label

ecoFACTS can tell you how eco-friendly the W1500 projector is. It uses arsenic-free optical glass, BFR / PVC-free casing plastics, and PVC-free plastic packaging.
In the Box
BenQ Home Cinema Series W1500 1080p Full HD 3D Short-Throw Projector
  • Remote Control with Battery (Full Type, RCV011)
  • Power Cord (By Region)
  • Lens Cover
  • D-Sub 15-Pin VGA Cable
  • WHDI Wireless Dongle Kit Box
  • Carry Bag
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on Parts & Labor
  • Limited 180-Day Warranty on Lamp
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    BenQ W1500 specs

    Image Display
    Display System 1-Chip 0.65" / 16.51 mm DC3 DMD DLP
    Native Resolution 1920 x 1080 Progressive @ 60Hz
    Supported Resolutions WUXGA
    Format NTSC

    Other formats supported include SDTV (480i / 576i), EDTV (480p / 576p), HDTV (720p, 1080i / p 60Hz).

    HDTV Compatibility 480i
    Brightness Normal Mode: 2200 Lumens
    Projection Angle None
    Uniformity None
    Offset 110% + 130%
    Aspect Ratio Native: 16:9

    Up to 5 aspect ratios are selectable.

    Contrast Ratio 10000:1
    DLP Link 3D Yes

    Frame Sequential: Up to 480i
    Frame Packing: Up to 24 Hz 1080p
    Side by Side: Up to 60 Hz 1080i
    Top Bottom: Up to 24 Hz 1080p

    Color Range Wheel: R, G, B
    Colors: 1.07 Billion
    Scan Horizontal: 15 - 102 kHz
    Vertical: 23 - 120 Hz
    Focus Manual
    Lens F 2.45 - 3.07 (f = 15.78 - 25.12 mm)
    Lens Shift Vertical: 110 +130%
    Vertical: 110 ±5%
    Zoom 1.6x
    Throw Distance 7' (2.1 m)
    Throw Ratio 1.07:1.71
    Projection Size 40 - 300" / 101.60 - 762.00 cm (Max Diagonal: 300" / 762.00 cm) 
    Keystone Correction Digital: Yes, Vertical: ± 10°
    Picture-in-Picture None
    Ceiling Mountable Yes
    Rear Screen Projection Yes
    Projection Tilt Option None
    Built-In Speaker Yes, 10 W (Stereo)
    Internal Memory None
    Input/Output Connectors
    Inputs/Outputs 1x 15-pin VGA Audio/Video (Input)
    2x HDMI Audio/Video (Input)
    1x RCA Composite Video (Input)
    1x S-Video Video (Input)
    1x RCA Component Video (Input)
    1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Mini Audio (Input)
    1x RCA Stereo (L/R) Audio (Input)
    1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Mini Audio (Output)
    1x 12 V Trigger Audio (Input)
    1x RS-232C Audio/Video (Input/Output)
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Lamp (Bulb) 1x OSRAM

    P-VIP 240 W / 0.8 E20.9n

    Watts Normal Mode: 240 W
    Life Normal Mode: 3500 Hours
    Eco Mode: 5000 Hours
    Low Mode: 6000 Hours

    Lamp life results will vary depending on environmental conditions and usage.

    Maximum Pixel Clock None
    Remote Control Yes
    Security None
    System Requirements None
    Menu Languages Dutch
    Power Requirements 100-240 VAC, 3.60 A
    100-240 VAC, 50 Hz
    100-240 VAC, 60 Hz

    ±5% for micro USB.

    Input Current 0.4 A / 0.6 A
    DC Output None
    Power Consumption Normal Mode: 422 W
    Standby Mode (Network off): .5 W

    3 W (maximum) at 1080p / 59 Hz (5 V / 0.6 A)
    2.4 W (maximum) at 720 p / 60 Hz (5 V / 0.48 A)

    Altitude 0 - 4918' (0 - 1499 m)

    The altitude mentioned is applicable at temperatures of 32 to 122°F. When High Altitude Mode is on, the altitude ranges between 4921 to 9842'.

    Temperature Operating
    32 to 105°F (0 to 40°C)
    Humidity: 10 - 90%

    The operating temperature is applicable at sea level. Operating relative humidity range is without condensation.

    Dimensions (WxHxD) 13.3 x 4.7 x 11.2" / 339.0 x 120.2 x 284.8 mm
    Weight 9.9 lb / 4.5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.5 x 10.7 x 9.4"

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