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BenQ X500i Short Throw LED 4K Home Theatre & Gaming Projector

BenQ X500i Short Throw LED 4K Home Theatre & Gaming Projector


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BenQ X500i Home Cinema & Gaming LED 4K Projector

The X500i BenQ gaming projector boasts an extensive range of features perfect for immersive gaming on a large screen. With a 4LED light source, users can enjoy hours of gameplay and movies worry-free, without the need for costly lamp replacements. Its sharp 4K resolution and low input lag make it ideal for even the most discerning gamers. With a color gamut covering 95% of the REC.709 standard, it delivers vibrant and accurate colors, while its 600,000:1 contrast ratio provides deep, rich black levels. Featuring Smart functions, users can effortlessly stream movies, while its eARC HDMI capability allows for high-quality audio output to external speaker systems. Additionally, with its short throw lens, the X500i can project a 2-meter wide screen from just 1.4 meters away, making it perfect for smaller spaces or projecting from a coffee table.

  • 2200 ANSI Lumens, 84% DCI-P3 Cinematic Colour & HDR-PRO
  • 16ms (4K@60Hz) and fast to 4ms (1080p@240Hz) for smooth gameplay
  • 0.69~0.83 short throw and digital zoom for large image projection in confined space

Key Features & Specifications

  • UHD 3840 x 2160 16:9
  • 2,200 ANSI Lumens
  • 600,000:1 Contrast
  • 3.6kg Weight
  • 32 / 28db(eco) Fan Noise
  • 3 Year/20,000hr Warranty
  • 3 Year/20,000hr LED Warranty
  • Est. LED Life up to 30,000hrs
  • REC.709 Colour
  • 1.2x Zoom
  • Auto Vertical Keystone
  • Horizontal Keystone
  • Instant Off
  • Android 11.0 Inbuilt
  • Wireless Streaming
  • Airplay/Google Cast/Miracast
  • Bluetooth Audio
  • 2x 5W Speakers
  • 2x HDMI connections
  • HDMI Audio Return (eARC)
  • HDR10 Compatible
  • Fast Gaming Modes

Throw Distance Chart
(Throw Ratio: 0.69-0.83:1)

Examples of installation distance for some popular screen sizes.
Image Size Installation Distance
92" (16:9) 2030x1140mm From 1.4m to 1.65m
100" (16:9) 2214x1245mm From 1.6m to 1.8m
110" (16:9) 2435x1370mm From 1.7m to 2.0m
120" (16:9) 2657x1494mm From 1.9m to 2.2m
135" (16:9) 2990x1681mm From 2.1m to 2.4m
150" (16:9) 3320x1867mm From 2.3m to 2.7m

Get Awed by Details

Immerse yourself in meticulously enhanced contrast and true-to-life colors within expansive game worlds. Experience more AAA open-world in-game detail and 4K HDR viewing for total immersion and heart-pounding, awe-inspiring realism.

BenQ X500i Details

Reveal Unseen Depths

With HDR tone mapping and SSI Dynamic Black technology, simply adjust light intensity* and adapt brightness to the images, and intricate details emerge from the shadows.
(*Activated in Dynamic mode)

Vivid Cinematic Colours

With 4LED high brightness, vibrant hues, and 84% of the DCI-P3 colour space, the X500i is ready to get you enveloped in vivid cinematic colours of gaming universes.

Spatial Audio for Precision Gaming

Sense every in-game shift through pinpoint sound placement, from explosive blasts to tranquil moments.

Step into a new dimension of gaming audio with BenQ’s CinematicSound technology. Utilizing MAXXAudio DPS dynamic enhancement and a symmetrical speaker placement design, it crafts a lifelike 3D audio realm, immersing you in every game.

 BenQ X500i audio

 BenQ X500i transform your room

Transform into a Game Battlefield

Effortlessly transform your bedroom or small living room into a gaming space with the X500i immersive gaming projector. Featuring 2200 ANSI lumen high brightness and a short-throw design suitable for dimly lit compact rooms, X500i is perfect for projecting large images even in compact spaces.

Confined Space, Flexible Projection

With a throw ratio of 0.69~0.83 and 1.2x zoom, you can customize screen sizes to fit various spaces effortlessly and project a captivating 95” screen from just 1.44m for expansive entertainment viewing. All without the hassles of complicated installation.

BenQ X500i Short Throw

 Embrace a wider view and effortlessly resize the projected image thanks to digital zoom. All-encompassing gaming is now showing right in front of you without any blind spots or view-compromised angles.

*Note: digital zoom may impact input lag.

BenQ X500i digital zoom

Tailored for Every Game Type

Customized visual and audio tuning for different game genres delivers better gaming experiences and enhanced sensory immersion.

BenQ X500i

Game Modes with Lowest Input Lag

Ultra-fast 4.16ms low input lag in Game modes conveys your sight, hearing, and thoughts into action with zero delay.

RPG Mode

Dive into cinematic realism with deep bas

SPG Mode

Amplified excitement with true colours and clear vocals

FPS Mode

Detect threats fast with enhanced dark detail and clear audio

Auto Game Mode for All Consoles

BenQ's Auto Game Mode effortlessly identifies Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch console inputs, instantly recalling your previous game mode settings for a tailor-made gaming experience.

BenQ X500i auto game mode

Precision Enhanced with FPS Crosshair

The FPS Crosshair feature projects a targeting reticle onto the screen, empowering players to swiftly and accurately lock onto adversaries in ever-challenging battles.

X500i fps crosshair

BenQ SettingXchange

Download expert projector image settings for top games and experience gameplay through the eyes of pros thanks to ready-made celebrity profiles. Share your projector image settings with fellow gamers to help them level their experiences, or import theirs. Experiment and find your best profile with this intuitive utility!

BenQ SettingXchange

 BenQ X500i game settings

Game Bigger and Brighter

Enjoy superior 4LED color volume, high contrast, optimized saturation, and enduring colors with long 10+ year LED light source life.

BenQ X500i game bigger and brighter

Expand Your Gaming Universe

BenQ helps you game on your terms. Whether on PS5/PS4, Switch, or Xbox Series X, dual HDMI 2.0b universal connectivity has you covered.

(HDMI 2.0b 4K@60Hz / 1080p@120Hz compatible)

Plus, eARC enables 7.1-channel and Dolby Atmos audio, passing unaltered full-resolution signals to your sound system via a single HDMI cable.

BenQ X500i connections

Google-Licensed Android TV for Ultimate Streaming

Powered by Google-licensed Android, the X500i offers a vast online media library, enabling you to indulge in true 4K content streaming from platforms like Netflix. Enjoy your favorite movies and shows in 4K with just a click in the intuitive interface.

 BenQ X500i netflix inbuilt

 BenQ X500i apps inbuilt


What's in the Box

  • BenQ X500i Projector
  • BenQ Android Dongle
  • Remote Control
  • Power Cord

What you may need

  • HDMI Cable
  • Projector Screen
  • Projector Mount
  • 3D Glasses
Projection System  
Projection System DLP
Brightness (ANSI lumens) 2200
Native Resolution 4K UHD (3840×2160)
Native Aspect Ratio 16:9
Contrast Ratio (FOFO) (w/ Lightsource Dimming) 600,000:1
Display Color 30-bit (1.07 billion colors)
Light Source 4LED
Light Source Life a. Normal 20,000 hrs,
b. ECO 30,000 hrs
Throw Ratio 0.69 - 0.83
Zoom Ratio 1.2x
Lens F / # = 2.53~2.73 , f = 10.2~12.24 mm
Projection Offset (Full-Height) 102.5%
Keystone Adjustment 2D, (Auto) Vertical ± 30 degrees; Horizontal ± 30 degrees
DCI-P3 Coverage 84%
Rec. 709 Coverage 95%
Picture Modes 3D, Bright, Cinema, FPS, HDR FPS, HDR RPG, HDR SPG, HDR10, RPG, SPG
Input Lag 16.7 ms (1080P 60Hz), 16.7 ms (4K 60Hz), 16.7ms (2K 60Hz), 4.2 ms (1080P 240Hz), 8.3 ms (1080P 120Hz), 8.3ms (2K 120Hz)
I/O Interface  
HDMI in HDMI-1 (2.0b/HDCP2.2), HDMI-2 (2.0b/HDCP2.2)
USB Type A USB Type A-1 (2.0/Power Supply1.0A/Reader/FW Upgrade)
USB Type C (x1), Display Port with PD out 5V/1A
RS232 in (DB-9pin) (x1)
Speaker (x2),5W
Audio out (3.5mm Mini Jack) (x1)
HDMI Audio Return Yes, eARC, Dolby Atmos
Audio out (S/PDIF) Multi-Channel, RAW
Power Supply AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Typical Power Consumption (110V) 236W
Stand-by Power Consumption <0.5W
Acoustic Noise (Typ./Eco.)(dB) 32/28 dBA
Operating Temperature 0~40℃
Android TV dongle (Standard),QS02
Remote Control w/ Battery RCI074
Power Cord (by region) x1 (1.8M)
User Manual CD 1 (21L)
3D Glasses (Optional),DGD5
Quick Start Guide (x1) 21L
Warranty Card (by region) Yes
Smart System  
Built-in OS Yes, Android 11.0
Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi Standard 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4G/5G)
Wireless Projection AirPlay, Google Cast, Miracast
Preload Apps Netflix
Dimension & Weight  
Dimensions (WxHxD) (mm) 366 x 244 x 118 mm (without foot)
Net Weight (kg) 3.6 kg