BenQ GP500 4K digital projectorThe BenQ GP500 smart projector is your one-stop shop for building an awesome home theatre. It can be really intimidating to build your own home theatre setup from scratch—you have to find the right TV, the right audio system, and even the right streaming service package for your unique space. But with this projector, everything is taken care of for you! Read on to find out what makes it a great choice and enter for a chance to win it.

Your all-in-one home theatre solution

I know there are plenty of people, including myself, who want that snazzy home theatre space with a comfortable couch that they can enjoy with their friends and family. But if building your own setup feels too overwhelming or like too much of an investment, the BenQ GP500 projector is your answer. It’s everything you need for an amazing home theatre experience!

One of the great things about this BenQ projector (and there are many) is how versatile it is. In addition to the strong built-in speakers, it has audio ports both for headphone listening and for connecting to your own audio system as well as inputs for your own streaming stick. Also, its lightweight and relatively small build mean you can take it with you to a friend’s or set it up outdoors. This basically means that your home theatre experience isn’t limited to your home and you can listen to 360 degree audio any where you want!

No matter where you set up the GP500, BenQ has got you covered. All you have to do is position the projector where you’d like and the camera at its front will help to auto focus and adjust the image position automatically. It’s designed to cause minimum hassle so you can get to enjoying your media almost immediately—perfect for a work-shy consumer like me.

Noteworthy tech takes it up a notch or three

The BenQ GP500 projector projects a 4K high resolution image between 40 to 200 inches, so even if you have a smaller projection surface available, you can still watch your media, or play casual games, in high-def. While 4K projectors are becoming more common these days, what really makes this projector shine are three cool features.

1. 2D auto keystone

2D auto keystone means this projector can automatically correct distortion in the image along its X and Y axes. Basically, this is how the projector ensures that your image is not skewed and is able to zoom in/out to the display size that you want without losing clarity. The best part is that you can even set up the projector at the side of the room and it will still project as if it was placed straight in front of the screen.

2. 360-degree soundscape

In the English review of the BenQ GP500, Jason, our resident audio expert, raved about the audio capabilities of this projector. Even if you place it in a non-central location, with a few adjustments the projector is able to centralize the audio so that sound envelopes you and perfectly syncs to visuals to give you the most immersive media experience possible.

3. 3D support

Do you have 3D media on Blu-ray that you can’t really enjoy on your TV? Well, here again, the GP500 has got you covered. It is able to process 3D files and if you have compatible 3D glasses, you can watch three dimensional content from your home! Perhaps you don’t have much use for this feature today, but as 3D becomes more accessible through technology like this, there will be more 3D media to enjoy and your BenQ projector will be future-proofed for it!

How to enter

Entering this contest is easy and you can enter in three different ways.

1. In a comment below, tell us where you would set up the BenQ GP500 AND what you will watch or play on it.

2. In comment below the review of the BenQ GP500 projector, tell us which of its many features mentioned is your favourite.

3. For up to two (2) additional entries, create a public post on a social media channel (one entry per channel!) sharing with your friends and followers that you are entering a Best Buy Blog contest for a chance to win a BenQ projector; include the hashtag #BestBuyBenQGP500Contest, so we can find your post, and include one of the pictures showing on this article. Then return here and tell us in a comment below on which channel you posted it and the name of your channel (since many people use pseudonyms) so that we can check and verify your entry. You can use any social media channel (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, etc.), but the post must be public so we can verify it is there.

What you can win

At the end of this contest we will randomly draw one winner from all eligible entries. The winner will receive the BenQ GP500 projector that was used for reviews on the blog.

This contest runs from March 30th to April 13th.

Remember you can enter this contest in three different ways to give you the best chance of winning this amazing projector. Share this contest with someone you know would love to upgrade their home theatre experience so that they can have a chance to make their dream come true.

Win a BenQ GP500 Projector Contest Rules and Regulations

Good luck!

Mahima Bhagwat
Mahima is an editor at Best Buy Canada. She likes to watch sci-fi, supernatural, horror, and comedy TV shows and movies, and plays video games in her free time. When not avidly consuming content, she pursues her passion for storytelling by editing books and short stories, specializing in speculative fiction.


  1. I made a post in the group Forest City Freebies, on my public social media, on my twitter, and Instagram accounts. Flowapowa42o

  2. That bad boys going in the living room! We have white walls perfect for displaying the large image. We would be watching The Mandolorian every Wednesday that’s fosho! The 360-degree soundscape sounds pretty high tech!

  3. I would set it up in the basement bedroom that I want to convert into a home theatre room, and then watch all the Star Wars movies on it.

  4. i would set up the BenQ GP500 in our man cave at home! And i would play Titanic on it! LOL

  5. I would set this up in my basement to make a full-on home theatre room. I will hook up some older gaming systems such as the Wii U and PS3 for some fun party games and a Google Chromecast to stream movies.

  6. We’re adding a large rec room to our basement this year so that is the perfect spot for it! The first thing I’d watch would be the Lord of the Rings trilogy (extended edition, of course!)

  7. I would set this up in our basement so my children and family friends could watch Pixar movies such as The Incredibles.

  8. In my basement family room to watch family movies. We are trying to catch our kids up on classics. We just watched Iron Giant.

  9. Think I would use BenQ GP500 it at Christmas to project “How the Grinch stole Christmas” on my garage door. Would need to use 2D auto keystone and an enclosure of some kind to protect from the elements.

  10. I have always wanted to play super mario bros on the wall of the house with my extended family!!

  11. I Would set it Up in The Family Room To Enjoy With family. Relive The Home Movies With Popcorn & Refreshments & Lots of Laughter. Thank You Best Buy.

  12. I have a creepy bare earth basement with old cupboards nailed shut and doors that lead nowhere…I would set up the projector down there on Halloween and watch some classic horror movies like poltergeist, Nightmare on Elm street, or People Under the Stairs haha!

  13. My favourite feature is the fact that the BenQ GP500 has the audio build right in. I would have great sound right along side having a 4K terrifically large image to enjoy movies and gaming in full magnificent beauty and glorious sound.

  14. I would set up the BenQ GP500 in my living room and watch Avatar the Way of the Water as well as play Mario Cart 8 Deluxe.

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