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BenQ W5000

BenQ W5000
alaScore 85

43 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the size and usability are on the whole positive. The noise and design are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the value for money.

image quality, design, noise, usability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the BenQ W5000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 43 reviews)

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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 which is "best". Let me tell you that I do NOT envy...

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

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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...

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BenQ W5000 Home Theater Video Projector Review


Weighing a hefty 21 pounds (9.6kg), and measuring in at W-19.4” x H-7.1” x D-16.5” (492 x 180 x 420 mm), the W5000 is a rather large and bulky unit that could certainly be classified as an installation unit. While it may suffer in the portability...

Utilizes full, 1080P HD resolution, for the ultimate home theatre experience ; Exceptional contrast ratio (advertised as 10,000:1) leaves the competition weak in the knees ; Blacks are black, whites are white, and everything in-between looks vivid...

While projector is big and bulky and heavy, it's also strong and sturdy, capable of delivering professional performance at consumer-valued pricing ; Iris repositioning sound during picture preset mode changes can be a little distracting at first,...

With images that offer exceptional contrast and razor sharp goodness, BenQ has done well to raise the stakes in the home theatre projector market. All this, and I haven’t even touched on how quiet this unit is during operation, or how it...


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Very sharp image ; Very good out-of-the-box color accuracy in Cinema mode (better than most) ; Brighter than most, in best mode ; Brighter than most, in brightest mode ; Excellent shadow detail ; Very good black levels ; Fairly quiet ; Image has good...

Image noise is significantly worse than most other competing projectors ; Limited range on the zoom lens, hinders placement flexibility ; A rather large projector, but that won't bother most folks ; Only 2 HDMI inputs (I still think 3 should be...

The BenQ W5000 is, but for the image noise issue, a projector that certainly "coulda been a contender", for best $3000ish projector. Even so, it is a serious competitor, with few equals at that price

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BenQ W5000 Review


This 1080p single-chip DLP projector delivers an extremely sharp, high contrast image, though it has a greater amount of digital noise than other, similar projectors on the market.

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BenQ W5000


The BenQ W5000 is a Full HD, DLP projector, on the market since spring 2008, and currently sells from around 2,500 GBP.

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...

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Amazon review summary for BenQ W5000


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of BenQ W5000 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Projectors on

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

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Great picture right out of the box.


I like this projector, if you have the room it's a good value.

Really razor sharp image, great color

Big and heavy

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BenQ 5000 W5000


I like this projector, if you have the room it's a good value.

Really razor sharp image, great color

Big and heavy

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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.


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.

Audio Output


Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
HD Image Format:1080p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1200ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:10000:1
Max Image Size:25ft / 300in
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Min Image Size:3.3ft / 40.2in
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:DLP projector


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:BenQ

Projector Lamp

Lamp Life Cycle:2000hour(s)

Video Input

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