BenQ W5700 Review: 4K UHD Projector

The W5700 from BenQ is possibly the brand's best product, despite a minor saga in getting the item ready for evaluation.

Written by AudioGuru Staff | Updated November 16, 2022
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BenQ W5700 Review: 4K UHD Projector

The flagship W5700 projector from BenQ’s new CinePrime series, which is the subject of this review, has been the subject of some brazen claims. It uses CinematicColor technology, just like the less expensive BenQ W2700, but this time the manufacturer says it achieves 100% of the wide colour spectrum utilised by UHD Blu-rays, making it the first single-chip DLP 4K home projector to accomplish the feat. BenQ also includes a verified factory calibration report to further demonstrate its confidence in the W5700’s ability to reliably offer the REC.709 and DCI-P3 colour standards used by the video industry. In order to verify the accuracy of BenQ’s claims, I will be taking my own measurements.

Texas Instruments’ XPR (eXpanded Pixel Resolution) technology, which is used in the W5700, is supported with a 245W lamp that produces a respectable 1,800 Lumens of brightness. Additionally, a six-segment RGBRGB colour wheel creates all those additional hues while minimising rainbows. The W5700 naturally supports HDR (HDR10 and broadcast HLG). However, it also has CinemaMaster Video+ processing and BenQ’s HDR-PRO technology for better tone mapping.

It has a sleek matte-black finish that is ideal for home theatre installations, giving it the appearance of a range-topping model. An anti-dust hood surrounding the lens, which only functions when the device is ceiling mounted, louvred air intakes to reject dust from the cooling system, and a patterned lens ring to minimise light leaking from the optical engine are all clever design features.

Our Verdict


A 4K HDR projector specifically designed for the home theatre market is the BenQ W5700. It offers a spectacular image, some practical functions, and a level of performance and image precision never before seen in a DLP projector.


  • Superb image accuracy
  • Effective HDR performance
  • Excellent motion handling
  • Good set of features


  • Image could be brighter
  • Black levels are weak

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    • True 4K UHD resolution with 8.3M pixels and 1800 lm Brightness
    • BenQ CinematicColor™ for colors as Directors Envisioned with 100% DCI-P3 color space
    • HDR-PRO™ projector-optimized HDR technology (HDR10/HLG support)

What’s in the box?

Power Plug, Warranty Card, Bluetooth Remote Control and Manual

Price and Availability

Price and Availability

The BenQ W5700 is available for just under ₹2,99,000. You can get more detailed information about the W5700 current price in India and availability by consulting us.



The W5700’s design is noticeably different from its earlier, more low-cost office-style chassis design and is considerably more focused on home theatre use. It seems substantial for ongoing use in a theatre space and is bigger than other BenQ projectors in this market segment. The architecture is made to allow for ceiling mounting or adjustable table mounting however there is no built-in audio system. Focus and zoom controls are located on the lens, which is centred on a sizable dark-colored chassis with lens shift dials on the top plate.

BenQ claims that the lens’s super-high resolution 11-element array, which is divided into six groups, will let the W5700 produce sharp 4K images across the full screen. The air intakes and exhaust are located on either side of the centre lens, and they have been created, like the lens, to minimise light spill from the chassis and reject dust. The BenQ can be correctly positioned for the best image without the need for keystone correction thanks to the lens shift and zoom ratios that were used. When employed, Keystone can ruin image quality and fine line details, therefore being able to correctly configure the W5700 is advantageous.

Picture Quality

Sound Quality

Let’s evaluate the projector’s performance in detail. Our Fire TV stick with 4K support and Xbox One X served as our content sources for our projector. The projector promises capability for HDR and 4K resolution. But at this price, it’s frustrating that it doesn’t support Dolby Vision. When combined with a pair of powerful speakers and a fully dark environment, this projector really shines. The projector’s output was remarkable for all of the Full HD content available on streaming platforms, which is common.

Overall, whether watching 1080p or 4K movies, this projector performs fantastically. In order to achieve the ideal image, you may also manually adjust settings for things like brightness, contrast, colour, and more, but you’ll also get a fantastic image if you let the projector choose the setting. It automatically detects HDR and SDR sources and adjusts parameters to provide the desired image. Although we did play about with the colour and contrast a little to get the image just right for our eyes, you may leave it on auto if you prefer a “one setting fits all” approach.

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Brand : BenQ
Model : W5700
Brightness : 1800
Native Resolution : 4K UHD (3840×2160)
Contrast Ratio : 100000:1
Dimensions (WxHxD) (mm) : 349 x 168 x 492
Net Weight (kg) : 6.5kg

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This model was created by BenQ particularly for use in home theatres and contains a variety of helpful features. Although the brightness is somewhat constrained, the HDR performance is still outstanding, and the 3D and motion handling are also great. Overall, BenQ’s W5700 is a remarkable effort that more than justifies its cost. Although this market segment is competitive, it is now difficult to outperform the Epson EH-TW9400. While remaining affordable and supporting 4K HDR, this 3-chip LCD model also has practical features like motorised lens adjustments and a lens memory feature.

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    Excellent projector and design

    By Suraj Anand 

    Length of Use: 1–2 years

    Overall Experience:

    A perfect experience with this product whose chromatic rendering is exceptional and which makes you want to see even its old DVDs as the image dynamic is breathtaking! A very good purchase for a price that is still very competitive!


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