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BenQ W5000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of BenQ W5000. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Views about the design and usability are overall positive. The noise and price also get good reviews. Many are critical about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the BenQ W5000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for BenQ W5000

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of BenQ W5000 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price. The noise is also mentioned favorably.

image quality, noise, price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Jeremy Laird (techradar.com)

BenQ W5000 review

 

A fully featured HD projector that never fails to impress

DarkChip 2 DLP ; Full 1080p ; Good contrast

Expensive

Not the cheapest option available but one that's very hard to resist nonetheless

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Katie Scott (pocket-lint.com)

BenQ W5000 projector

 

When the BenQ W5000 arrived all boxed up, you can't help thinking it must be mighty precious to afford so much packaging. But this £1500 projector is also 9.6kg and 492 x 180 x 420mm so there isn't much in the box apart from this monster. But it has an...

Fantastic image quality, bright enough for most rooms, plenty of connections

No horizontal shift, lacking zoom, only HDMI 1.2

Finally the W5000 has a lamp life of 3000 hours at low power and 2000 hours at full power. It comes with a 3 year warranty.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

BenQ W5000 review

 

Full HD projector, capable of delivering striking three-dimensionality

Simple to operate ; full HD specification ; sharp, detailed, bright, colourful images with good black levels

Big and bulky ; relatively expensive

It's a shame this isn't cheaper: a fine projector if you're prepared to pay a premium for Full HD

Jul, 2008

Recommended!

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

BenQ W5000 Full HD DLP Projector

 

If you're after a Full HD DLP projector, BenQ's W5000 ticks most of the right boxes.

The presence of the noise we've just described effectively means you have a choice to make regarding the W5000. If your image tastes are driven predominantly by sharpness, detail and vibrancy, then at £1,359.25 the W5000 is just about as big a...

May, 2008

Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

When it's able to be set-up correctly, the BenQ W5000 displays images with amazing clarity and colour.

Excellent contrast and blacks, extremely sharp, Brilliant Colour system is great

Only 1.2x zoom, limited vertical shift

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

BenQ W5000

 

BenQ's W5000 HT Projector is more expensive than models with competing specifications on paper, but it justifies its price-tag by its brilliant pictur...

Excellent contrast and blacks, extremely sharp, Brilliant Colour system is great

Only 1.2x zoom, limited vertical shift

When it's able to be set-up correctly, the BenQ W5000 displays images with amazing clarity and colour.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Clint DeBoer (audioholics.com)

BenQ W5000 DLP Projector Review

 

If you think you're having a hard time deciding which projector is the best, think about my job... I actually get to see, use, and calibrate most of them and yet I still have a hard time determining

Support for anamorphic aspect ratio ; Excellent post-calibration performance ; Great value given street pricing

Anemic 1.2x zoom lens ; No horizontal lens shift ; Poor out-of-the-box performance ; Overscan anomaly with SD material

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Televisions.com (televisions.com)

BenQ W5000

 

Contrast-rich picture., High resolution., High-quality video processing, including 24p., Electronic lens-shift.

The user cannot completely deactivate overscan., Factory setup has some color errors.

The BenQ W5000 gives you a lot of projector for the price. The "Dynamic Black" mode renders an impressive contrast ratio, with visible improvements in depth and dynamism. It's easy to forgive the slight deviations in an otherwise natural-looking color...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Audioholics.com (electronichouse.com)

Review: BenQ W5000 DLP Projector

 

With excellent blacks and sharpness, not to mention a great price, the BenQ W5000 rivals several more expensive projectors.

If you have been reading our reviews you’ll find that the important differences which affect picture quality are getting harder to distinguish and lots of manufacturers are really getting it right. I guess that's a good thing, since negatives of late...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: (pcauthority.com.au)

BenQ W5000

 

It's a shame this isn't cheaper: a fine projector if you're prepared to pay a premium for Full HD

Sep, 2008
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Product Specifications

Built to deliver ultra-high contrast, this projector allows you to see visuals on-screen just as you would see them in real life. Because connoisseurs know the difference, this projector is built to world-class specifications. The BenQ W5000 with Senseye technology brings you the best picture quality in 1080p Full HD, ultra-high contrast ratio, smooth video stream performance and HQV (Hollywood Quality Video) that renders standard definition material in Full HD-like video quality, and much more.

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:39.3cm
Height:19.5cm
Weight:9.6kg
Width:49.2cm

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Colour Support:Up to 1.07 billion colours
HD Image Format:1080p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1200ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:10000:1
Max Image Size:7.62m / 762cm
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Min Image Size:1.02m / 102cm
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Portability:Non-portable
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:DLP Projector

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:BenQ
Model:W5000
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:BenQ

Lamps

Bulb power:200
Service life of lamp:2000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):3000

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):38.9 - 46.6

Other features

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):180 x 420 x 492 / 19.4 x 7.1 x 16.5 / 492 x 180 x 420
Lens system:F=2.4-2.7 f=38.9mm
Power requirements:100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz / 100-240 V AC, 50-60 Hz
Power supply type:100 - 240 V ac, 50 - 60 Hz
Projection lens:F=2.4 - 2.7

Packaging Content

Cables included:Component
Handheld remote control: Yes

Performance

Horizontal scan range:15 - 75
Noise Level:25 / 28
Vertical scan range:50 - 100 / 50 - 85

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:2
Composite Video In:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1 / 5

Power

Power consumption (typical):340

Projector

Projection distance:8
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:1200
Screen size compatibility:1016 - 7620 / 300
Zoom ratio:1.2:1

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:2000hour(s)

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Full HD: Yes

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC / PAL / SECAM
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video
Digital Video Standard:High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:9.6