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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. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The noise and price also get good comments. Many are less positive 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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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 4.2/5 for other Projectors on People are impressed by the price. The noise is also appreciated.

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

May, 2018

Expert review by : Clint DeBoer (

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 : (

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 : (

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 : Projector US (

Epson 1080 vs. BenQ W5000 Home Theater Projector


19.4 x 7.1 x 16.5 inches (492 x 180 x 420 mm), 21 lbs (9.6 kg), One-year (parts & labor), lamp guaranteed for 90 days or 500 hrs from the purchase date

All HD images used are from BBC's Planet Earth with a Sony PS3 for HD, Blu-ray playback, via an HDMI connection, 1080p output, using a Nikon D40 camera, and the Draper 106-Inch HD Onyx Gray Screen. All DVD images used are from Death to Smoochy with a...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Anthony Marsh (

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...

Jun, 2008

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Expert review by : Anthony Arrigo (

BenQ W5000


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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

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Evan Powell (

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.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Jeremy Laird (

BenQ W5000 review


A fully featured HD projector that never fails to impress

DarkChip 2 DLP ; Full 1080p ; Good contrast


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

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Good Gear (

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 : Katie Scott (

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

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

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):340


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:BenQ


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

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):1.53 - 1.83

Other Features

Aspect Ratio:4:3
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):0.764 x 0.28 x 0.65 / 19.4 x 7.09 x 16.5 / 7.09 x 16.5 x 19.4
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
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

Cables included:Component
Handheld remote control: Yes


Display scan frequency (horizontal):15 - 75
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 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1 / 5


Power consumption (typical):340


Objective projection distance:8
Projection distance:8
Projection technology:DLP
Projector brightness:1200
Screen size compatibility:300 / 40 - 300
Zoom ratio:1.2:1

Projector Lamp

Lamp Life Cycle:2000hour(s)


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

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)

Weight & Dimensions