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Benq I500 Projector

100000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 30dB 500 ANSI Lumens Aug 2016
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £24.04 Electricity cost over 5 years
Benq has good projector reviews
Reasonably priced
Good size

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Reviews

Benq Has Good Projector Reviews

Multimedia projectors from Benq have an average rating of 87 out of 100, which is in the top 24% of all data projector manufacturers that we have analysed.


Energy

Average Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the i500 is £25, which is typical compared to the other 10 recently released 100000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.


Price

Reasonably Priced

One person who reviewed the Benq i500 thought it was good value for money. Hometheaterhifi.com mentioned “At $749 it's a Compelling Value” in their review of this projector.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One customer who purchased this projector reckoned that it was lightweight. Expert review site Hometheaterhifi.com said in their review of the Benq i500 in April last year “Add to that a lightweight portable chassis and you've got a potenti” .


Other

Released Nine Months Ago

This multimedia projector was released in April 2017.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq i500 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other new 100000:1 contrast ratio data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Projector

Very Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 500 ANSI lumens, the Benq i500 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age. The average projector brightness of recently released 100000:1 contrast ratio data projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

If you want a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the CH100 (£920.38) (1,000 ANSI lumens), or the CH100 (1,000 ANSI lumens) both from Benq.

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Benq i500 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that came out in the last 12 months.

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Supports Four Video Formats Supported

The Benq i500 has a greater number of supported video formats than most multimedia projectors that are a similar age to it. This Benq multimedia projector supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by new multimedia projectors. The video formats supported "MPEG1", "MPG" and "XVID" are also supported by this Benq data projector.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Benq i500 has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other recently released 100000:1 contrast ratio data projectors also have an Ethernet LAN.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Benq i500 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other projectors that came out in the last 12 months also have a handheld remote control.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other recently released 100000:1 contrast ratio data projectors, the Benq i500 does not have a DVI port.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Benq i500 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other latest comparable spec multimedia projectors.

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Average Noise Level

The Benq i500 has a fairly standard noise level (30 decibels) compared to most of the other new projectors.

Alternative multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the LG PW1000 (£300) (25dB), the Philips HDP1690 (£915.44) (25dB), or the Benq CH100 (30dB).

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