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BenQ i500 LED Portable Smart Projector

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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.


KEY FEATURES



  • 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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$749.00
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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

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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
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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
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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.

Specifications

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)
Quick start guide
Warranty card (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)‎

Warranty

BENQ AMERICA CORP.   END USER LIMITED WARRANTY
DIGITAL PROJECTORS


Subject to the terms and conditions set forth below, BenQ America Corp. (“BenQ”)
warrants the BenQ Digital Projector (“Product”) you have purchased from BenQ online
store or from a BenQ authorized retailer in the United States on or after May 1, 2010 to
be free from defects in materials or workmanship under normal consumer use during the
warranty period in the continental United States, Hawaii, and Alaska. If the Product
becomes defective during the warranty period BenQ will, at its option, repair or replace
the Product. BenQ may use new or reconditioned components or parts to repair the
Product, or replace the Product with a new or reconditioned Product of the same or
functionally equivalent model.

BenQ Projector Standard Limited Warranty:  Subject to the exclusions set forth
below:
One (1) year from the purchase date by the original retail purchaser (the “Customer”)
(except for lamps as specified below and refurbished units which have a separate
warranty policy), parts and labor only (No advance replacement).

Lamp Warranty: Pre-installed Lamps on new units have a 180 day or 500 hours warranty from the purchase date 
by the Customer, whichever comes first.

Return Merchandise Authorization Shipping:  The  Customer will pay shipping
freight to BenQ or a BenQ Authorized Service Provider and BenQ will pay shipping
freight to the Customer during the warranty period.

DOA (Dead On Arrival): Must be reported within thirty (30) days of purchase. An
RMA number must be issued in order to process the replacement. BenQ will replace
the DOA unit with a brand new replacement. BenQ will cover the freight charges
both ways.

Shipping Damages: All shipping damages must be reported within seven (7)
business days upon receipt of the Product. BenQ is not responsible for the shipping
damages reported after such period.

Repaired or Replaced Parts and Products: All repaired or replaced parts or
products shall be warranted only for the remainder of the original warranty period
specified above.

Obtaining Depot Warranty Service
If you purchased a BenQ product in the continental United States, Hawaii,  and Alaska,
you are entitled to depot repair service during the warranty period subject to the
following terms and conditions:

1. Depot warranty service is available for all Products purchased and located in the
continental United States, Hawaii, and Alaska.

2. You must contact BenQ Technical Support Center at 1-866-600-2367.

3. BenQ or BenQ Technical Support Center will attempt to resolve technical issues over
the  phone. If telephone resolution is not possible, BenQ or BenQ Customer Service
Center will then issue a Return Merchandise Authorization (“RMA”) number to be used
as a means of identifying the product returned. RMA authorization numbers are valid for
thirty (30) days and void thereafter

4. You must return the product to BenQ unless otherwise directed by BenQ to a BenQ
Authorized Service Provider. You must prepay any shipping charges, export taxes,
custom duties and taxes, or any charges associated with transportation of the BenQ
product. In addition, you are responsible for insuring any Product shipped or returned and
assume the risk of lost packages.

5. All returned Products must be accompanied with (i) the original shipping and packing
materials, (ii) a description of the BenQ product symptom and (iii) proof of the place and
date of purchase. The RMA number must be clearly printed on packing slip and on the
exterior-shipping container. All Products must be sent in secured packaging to avoid any
shipping damages.

6. BenQ and BenQ Authorized Service Provider reserve the right to refuse and return,
freight collect, Products (i) that are not covered by BenQ’s warranty; or (ii) for which
there is no trouble found. Products delivered to BenQ or a BenQ Authorized Service
Provider with an expired RMA may be refused and returned, without prior notice, to the
Customer freight collect.

7. BenQ or BenQ Authorized Service Provider will use its best efforts to service Products
within thirty (30) days after receipt of the Products at its warehouse facilities. For return
shipments of the Products, except otherwise described herein, BenQ or BenQ Authorized
Service Provider will pay the shipping cost and retain risk of loss until delivery to the
Customer’s location as evidenced by signature collected by carrier. The Customer may
designate only one location within the continental United States, Hawaii, and Alaska for
return shipments. BenQ and BenQ Authorized Service Provider are not responsible for
shipping or other delays beyond their control.

Exclusions
This limited warranty does not extend to any Product not purchased from the BenQ
authorized reseller. This limited warranty also does not extend to any product that has
been damaged or rendered defective (a) due to normal wear and tear; (b) as a result of use
of the Product other than for its normal intended use, or other misuse, abuse or
negligence to the Product; (c) by the use of parts not manufactured or sold by BenQ; (d)
by modification of the Product; (e) as a result of service by anyone other than BenQ or a
BenQ Authorized Service Provider; (f) improper transportation or packing when
returning the Product to BenQ or a BenQ Authorized Service Provider; (g) improper

installation of third-party products; (h) improper environment (including improper
temperature or humidity); (i) unusual physical or electrical stress or interference, failure
or fluctuation of electrical power, lightning, static electricity, fire, or acts of God. BenQ is
not responsible for damage to or loss of any programs, data or removable storage media.
You are responsible for saving (backing up) any programs, data or removable storage
media.

Other Limitations

EXCEPT FOR THE WARRANTIES SET FORTH HEREIN, BenQ DISCLAIMS ALL
OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED OR STATUTORY,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTIES THAT MAY BE IMPOSED BY APPLICABLE LAW ARE
LIMITED TO THE TERMS OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. IN NO EVENT
SHALL BenQ  BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
TO LOSS OF BUSINESS, REVENUE, PROFITS, INFORMATION, DATA OR USE,
WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT OR TORT OR BASED ON A
WARRANTY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR
PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT, EVEN IF BenQ HAS BEEN ADVISED OF
THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU AGREE THAT REPAIR OR
REPLACEMENT, AS APPLICABLE, UNDER THE WARRANTY SERVICES
DESCRIBED HEREIN IS YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY WITH
RESPECT TO ANY BREACH OF THE BenQ LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH
HEREIN. IF, DESPITE THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS, FOR ANY REASON
BenQ BECOMES LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES INCURRED BY YOU IN
CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, THEN, THE LIABILITY OF BenQ WILL
BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT EQUAL TO THE INVOICE AMOUNT PAID BY
YOU TO BenQ OR A BenQ AUTHORIZED RESELLER FOR THE PRODUCT.

All prices,  products, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice. Some
states or provinces/jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages for consumer products, and some states or provinces/jurisdictions
do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts. In such states or
provinces/jurisdictions, the exclusions or limitations of this limited warranty may not
apply to you. This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have
other rights that vary from state to state/jurisdiction to jurisdiction. You are advised to
consult applicable state and provincial/local laws for a full determination of your rights.

Please call Technical Support Center to report a defective product.
Hours: M-F 8:30am – 5:30pm PST
Phone: 866-600-2367

To avoid delays, please
DO NOT SEND ANY BenQ product to BenQ or BenQ
Authorized Service Provider without BenQ’s authorization.

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