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BenQ i500 LED WXGA Portable Smart Projector - Refurbished

SKU-i500-002 Refurbished

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Youthful modern lifestyles are all about upward mobility, engaging entertainment, and instant gratification. For trendsetters who enjoy online entertainment, BenQ i500 is a brand new way to wirelessly stream larger-than-life images in limited spaces, all without the hassle of connecting cables, media boxes, dongles, or portable devices. A simple device that combines onboard wireless streaming apps, rich integrated audio, and short-throw LED projection, i500 delivers instant big-screen entertainment in tight urban settings in ways never before imaginable.


  • Access to Streaming Content with Built-in Apps

  • Hassle-Free Wireless Streaming

  • Short Throw Projection

  • Brilliant Long-Life LED Light Source

  • As A Powerful Bluetooth Speaker when Standby

  • Software Upgrade by Internet (OTA)

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Reg Price $427.00


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BenQ i500 home theater projector streaming apps

Instantly Stream Big-Screen Content without Wires
Wireless Streaming and Supersized Projection in One Simple Device

Wireless Streaming and Supersized Projection in One Simple Device

Imagine streaming and projecting life-sized movies and videos on any wall. BenQ i500 LED smart projector comes with all of the world’s most 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.

Hassle-Free Wireless Streaming

BenQ i500 home theater projector wireless streaming

We Have the Apps


With hundreds of channels, apps, and games, BenQ i500 LED smart 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.
*Streaming subscription fees may apply.

BenQ i500 home theater projector movies and showsMovies and Shows

Instantly watch your favorite streaming service or website with thousands of choices to find something you absolutely love, including ARTE, Youtube & CBSN powered by Kodi, Chef TV, dailymotion, SPBTV, Ted, Timeteller, Vimeo, YuppTV and more! Movies and shows of any genre are a click away.


BenQ i500 home theater projector musicMusic

i500 can stream literally millions of songs via Spotify,Tunein, Total Music and Red Karaoke, and fill your room with stunning sound from its dual chambered speaker system.


BenQ i500 home theater projector gamesGames

Play all kinds of video games including action/adventure, strategy, role-playing, even first-person shooters. With available game controllers, a universe of heart-pounding games awaits you.


BenQ i500 home theater projector photo sharingPhoto Sharing

Happycast all your greatest moments, artistic photographs, and funny selfies directly from your mobile device or from the cloud.

Who Needs Wires


Wireless Projection

Just connect your i500 to your internet, as simply as any phone or tablet. With nothing else at all, you can start enjoying the endless variety of streaming entertainment on the internet.

BenQ i500 home theater projector wireless projection

View entertainment and documents without a PC

Play video or music directly from a USB stick. And when you need to take a quick look at work, i500 can even open office documents from Excel, Word, or Powerpoint without a PC.

BenQ i500 home theater projector USB



Up-Close Short Throw

Tight, intimate flat in the city center of the universe? No problem. You can still project astounding 80” pictures – larger than life itself – from as close as 1m from the screen. All your streaming entertainment, apps, games, and more will look amazing on the panorama of i500’s projection, even in the coziest quarters.

BenQ i500 home theater projector short throw

Breathtaking Visual Quality

Ultra-Realistic Content

Supporting the finest HD broadcasts and streaming content ranging from HD to Full HD, i500 showcases high definition videos with supreme clarity and sharpness.


Long-Life LED Light Source for 2X Visual Brightness

i500’s full-spectrum LED light source triggers the Helmholtz-Kohlrausch effect to perceptive outshine outmoded lamp-based projectors with twice as many brightness lumens on paper specs, so your movies, shows, and games pack enough visual impact for even moderately-lit rooms in the daytime.

BenQ i500 home theater projector LED

Sound That Thrills You

BenQ i500 home theater projector wireless speakers

Great audio is absolutely critical for immersive entertainment. That’s why i500 features dual 5Wx2 chambered speakers, designed to be heard and appreciated without cumbersome external speaker connections. In fact, it doubles as a Bluetooth boombox when it’s not projecting.

i500 is tuned to be as delicately precise as it is loud. We even have a chief voice engineer who personally made sure that dialogue and subtle details can be heard clearly regardless of the background music, ranging from soft instrumentals to hard rock. Purpose-calibrated sound modes further 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 crisply match intricate gameplay.


Music Mode

Expands the sound stage for truly gratifying musicality.

BenQ i500 home theater projector music mode

Compact Portability to Fit Your Style

Sleekly minimalist and effortlessly lightweight, you can take i500 into any room you want and even place it on a bed or on the floor to instantly enjoy big-screen entertainment. Its classically elegant yet functionally innovative design complements any décor. And because it’s wireless LAN and Bluetooth, it’s ready to go in any situation.

BenQ i500 home theater projector portable
BenQ i500 home theater projector perfect keystone

Perfect Keystone Alignment

Because i500 is meant to wow your senses wherever you are, we incorporated vertical keystone correction to eliminate the trapezoid effect when the projector is placed at an indirect angle. Whether you put it on a coffee table or a bedroom ottoman, you’ll automatically get perfectly proportioned images and straight edges without distortion.

Natural and Intuitive Control

You already know how to use the i500, because we designed its controls and interface with the same elements used on today’s most popular devices. There’s no need for a manual when everything comes second nature, and a convenient remote controls everything you need. It even works with the mouse and keyboard exactly as you would expect.

BenQ i500 home theater projector app control
BenQ i500 home theater projector connect wirelessly

Automatic Updates

BenQ i500 Smart LED Projector keeps up to date with the latest software and streaming apps via OTA (Over-the-Air) live updates. You’ll never miss our top recommendations and latest versions of apps, display drivers, and firmware, so your i500 keeps running flawlessly for maximum audiovisual enjoyment.


Projection System‎ DLP‎
Native Resolution‎ WXGA (1280 x 800)‎
Brightness* (ANSI Lumens)‎ 500AL‎
Contrast Ratio‎ 100,000 : 1 (FOFO)‎
Display Color‎ 1.07 billion colors‎
Lens‎ F=1.6, f=6.154mm‎
Aspect Ratio‎ Native 16:10 (5 aspect ratio selectable)‎
Throw Ratio‎ 0.6:1 (77"@1m)‎
3D Compatibility‎ PC: 120Hz frame sequential 3D for resolutions up to WXGA
PC: 60Hz top-bottom 3D for resolutions up to SXGA+
Video: 60Hz frame sequential 3D for resolutions up to 480i‎
Image Size (Diagonal)‎ 40''~200''‎
Zoom Ratio‎ Fixed‎
Lamp Type‎ OSRAM P1W‎
Lamp Mode (Normal/Economic/SmartEco/LampSave/LumenCare)*‎ 20,000/ 30,000 hours‎
Keystone Adjustment‎ 1D, vertical +/- 40 degrees‎
Projection Offset‎ 100%±5%‎
Resolution Support‎ VGA (640 x 480) to UXGA (1600 x 1200)‎
Horizontal Frequency‎ 15~ 102KHz‎
Vertical Scan Rate‎ 23 ~ 120 Hz‎
Interface‎ Computer in (D-sub 15pin) x 1
HDMI x 1
Audio in (Mini x 1 (3.5mm)
Audio out (Mini x 1 (3.5mm)
MIC in x 1 (3.5mm)
Speaker 5W x 2
USB (Type A) x 2 (one for 1.5A power supply, one for USB reader)
IR receiver x2 (front and back)‎
Dimensions (W x H x D mm)‎ 215.63mm x 93.16mm x 201.7mm (including adjustment feet)
215.63mm x 201.7mm x 88.16mm (excluding adjustment feet)‎
HDTV Compatibility‎ 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p‎
Video Compatibility‎ NTSC / NTSC4.43 / PAL / M-PAL / N-PAL / PAL60 / SECAM / HDTV‎
Audible Noise (Normal/Economic Mode)‎ 30/28 dBA‎
On-Screen Display Languages‎ English / French / Simplified Chinese / Traditional Chinese (4 languages)‎
Picture Modes‎ Bright/ Vivid/ Cinema/ Game/ User‎
Accessories (Standard)‎ Remote control w/ battery
Power adapter (by region)
HDMI cable‎
Accessories (Optional)‎ 3D glasses‎
Multimedia Formats Supported‎ Video: AVI (XVID, MJPEG), DVIX (MJPEG, XVID), DAT (MPEG1), MPG (MPEG1), MPEG (MPEG1)
Music: MP3, MP2, MP1, AAC, WAV
Photo: JPG (.jpg , .jpeg) , BMP (.bmp)
Subtitle: SRT (.srt) , SMI (.smi) [only support UTF (unicode)].
Document: Adobe PDF (pdf), MS Power Point, MS Excel, MS Word‎
Power Supply‎ AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz‎
Power Consumption‎ 75W‎
Weight‎ 1.3kg (2.87 pounds)‎


One Year Limited Warranty