BenQ i500 500-Lumen WXGA Short-Throw DLP Smart Projector with Wi-Fi

BenQ i500 500-Lumen WXGA Short-Throw DLP Smart Projector with Wi-Fi

BenQ i500 500-Lumen WXGA Short-Throw DLP Smart Projector with Wi-Fi

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Product Highlights

  • Brightness of 500 Lumens
  • WXGA (1280 x 800) Native Resolution
  • Short 0.6:1 Throw Ratio
  • VGA & HDMI Inputs
  • Analog Audio Input and Output
  • Dual 5-Watt Speakers
  • Built-In Android OS with App Support
  • HDMI Cable and IR Remote Included
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BenQ i500 overview

  • 1Description

Combine the ease-of-use of a smartphone or tablet with the functionality of a projector with the BenQ i500 500-Lumen WXGA Short-Throw DLP Smart Projector. It has Android OS built-in to support playback of multimedia files and streaming apps such as YouTube, Vimeo, and more. Streaming capability is provided by built-in Wi-Fi; for more conventional connectivity it has HDMI and VGA inputs, plus analog audio input and output to provide audio from dual 5-Watt speakers. The i500 provides 500 lumens of brightness with a dynamic contrast ratio of 100,000:1 for enhanced image clarity.

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Wireless Streaming and Projection in One Simple Device
Imagine streaming and projecting life-sized movies and videos on any wall. The BenQ i500 projector comes with many popular apps to wirelessly stream and light up your room with expansive entertainment. Without the hassle of video cables, set-top boxes, or streaming dongles, you can enjoy your favorite content on the big screen anytime, anywhere.
Compatible Apps
With hundreds of channels, apps, and games, the BenQ i500 projector gives you access to all your favorite subscriptions without the need to connect anything else. Movies, shows, even live programs are at your fingertips. Start your day off right with news in the morning, groove to the latest music through your day, and unwind with as much sports, TV, and games as you could ever want.
  • Movies and Shows – Instantly watch your favorite streaming service or website with thousands of choices to find something you love, including ARTE, YouTube, CBSN powered by Kodi, Chef TV, Dailymotion, SPBTV, Ted, Time Teller, Vimeo, YuppTV, and more. Movies and shows of any genre are a click away.
  • Music – The i500 can stream millions of songs via Spotify, TuneIn, and Red Karaoke, and fill your room with sound from its dual-chambered speaker system.
  • Games – Play all kinds of video games. With separately available game controllers, a universe of games awaits you.
  • Photo Sharing – Happycast all your greatest moments, artistic photographs, and funny selfies directly from your mobile device or from the cloud.
Wireless Projection
Connect your i500 to your internet as simply as with any phone or tablet, so you can start enjoying the variety of streaming entertainment.
View Entertainment and Documents Without a Computer
Play video or music directly from a USB stick. And when you need to take a quick look at work, the i500 can open office documents from Excel, Word, or PowerPoint without a computer.
Up-Close Short Throw
You can project 80" images from as close as 3.3' from the screen.
Realistic Content
Supporting HD broadcasts and streaming content ranging from HD to Full HD, the i500 displays high definition videos with clarity and sharpness.
LED Light Source for Enhanced Visual Brightness
The i500's full-spectrum LED light source triggers the Helmholtz-Kohlrausch effect to increase the perceived brightness, so your movies, shows, and games pack enough visual impact for even moderately lit rooms in the daytime.
Sound That Thrills You
The i500 features dual 5W chambered speakers, designed to be heard without cumbersome external speaker connections. It also doubles as a Bluetooth boombox when it's not projecting. Purpose-calibrated sound modes help optimize i500's audio for whatever suits your mood:
  • Movie Mode – clarifies human voices while discerning subtleties such as footsteps and soft sound effects.
  • Game Mode – reduces unnecessary low-frequency resonance, articulating mids and highs to match intricate gameplay.
  • Music Mode – expands the sound stage for gratifying musicality.
Keystone Alignment
Vertical keystone correction is included to help eliminate the trapezoid effect when the projector is placed at an indirect angle to the projection surface. Whether you put it on a coffee table or a bedroom ottoman, you'll get properly proportioned images and straight edges without distortion.
Intuitive Control
You already know how to use the i500, because its controls and interface are designed with the same elements used on today's popular portable smart devices. A remote controls everything you need, plus it works with the mouse and keyboard exactly as you would expect.
Automatic Updates
The i500 keeps up to date with the latest software and streaming apps via OTA (Over-the-Air) live updates. You won't miss the latest versions of apps, display drivers, and firmware.
In the Box
BenQ i500 500-Lumen WXGA Short-Throw DLP Smart Projector with Wi-Fi
  • Remote Control with Battery
  • HDMI Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty on Projector
  • Limited 180-Day or 500-Hour Warranty on Lamp, Whichever Comes First
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    BenQ i500 specs

    Image Display
    Display System DLP
    Native Chip Resolution 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
    Supported Resolutions Minimum: VGA - 640 x 480
    Maximum: UXGA - 1600 x 1200
    Max Brightness 500 Lumens
    Offset 100% ± 5%
    Aspect Ratio Native: 16:10
    Dynamic Contrast Ratio 100,000:1
    Supported 3D Formats Frame Sequential
    Top Bottom
    Color Depth 10-Bit (1.07 Billion Colors)
    Scan Horizontal: 15 - 102 kHz
    Vertical: 23 - 120 Hz
    Focus Manual
    Lens f/1.6 (f = 6.154 mm)
    Optical Zoom None
    Throw Distance 15.276 - 101.772" / 38.8 - 258.5 cm
    Throw Ratio 0.6:1 (77" @ 1 m)
    Projection Size 40 - 200" / 101.60 - 508.00 cm
    Keystone Correction Vertical: ± 40°
    Ceiling Mountable Yes
    Rear Screen Projection Yes
    Built-In Speaker Yes (Stereo)
    Speaker Power 10 W
    Input/Output Connectors
    Inputs/Outputs 1 x VGA (DE-15) Video (Input)
    1 x HDMI Audio/Video (Input)
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Mini Audio (Input)
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Mini Audio (Output)
    1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Mini Microphone (Input)
    1 x USB Power (Output)
    1 x USB Audio/Video (Input)
    Wireless LAN / Wi-Fi Yes, Built-in
    Light Source LED
    Expected Lamp Life Medium Brightness: 20,000 Hours
    Low Brightness: 30,000 Hours
    Fan Noise Medium Brightness: 30 dB
    Low Brightness: 28 dB
    Security Security Bar
    Supported Audio File Types AAC, MP1, MP2, MP3, WAV
    Supported Document File Types DAT, DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX
    Supported Photo File Types BMP, JPEG
    Supported Video File Types AVI, DivX, MJPEG, MPEG, , Xvid
    Menu Languages English
    Simplified Chinese
    Traditional Chinese
    AC Input Power 120 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    Power Consumption Medium Brightness: 75 W
    Standby Mode (Lamp Off): <0.5 W
    Max Operating Altitude 4917' / 1499 m
    Temperature Operating
    32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
    Humidity: 10 - 90%
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 8.5 x 3.7 x 7.9" / 215.6 x 93.2 x 201.7 mm Including adjustment feet
    8.5 x 3.5 x 7.9" / 215.6 x 88.2 x 201.7 mm Excluding adjustment feet
    Weight 2.87 lb / 1.30 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.2 x 10.7 x 6.1"

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