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Viewsonic PJD5150 Projector

SVGA (800x600) 32dB 3,100 ANSI Lumens May 2015
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The ViewSonic LightStream Projector PJD5150 is the ultimate price-performance projector, integrating elegant style and intuitive design, VGA connectivity and best in class colour performance... More
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19 Reasons For

Excellent User Reviews

On average, people who bought this projector rated it as marvellous.

Good Picture Quality

Several people who reviewed it considered that it had good picture quality.

Some Viewsonic PJD5150 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. This month David Gibbons said in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5150 “Nice colours, very bright”. Van Rb said in his review on Amazon “Pure good colours”.

One Viewsonic PJD5150 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had clear images.

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Good Product Quality

A number of people thought this projector was good quality. Jim mentioned “Everything from fan noise to picture quality was a real noticeable upgrade” in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5150. Mr. R. Case mentioned on Amazon “Now to be able to see them on a big screen is such fabulous quality” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5150. Pvr mentioned on Amazon “Very high quality unit, very quiet as well which is nice when you use it for presentations” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5150 and gave the Viewsonic PJD5150 a very good review score.

Easy to Use

Several Viewsonic PJD5150 owners reckoned that it was easy to use. Jim mentioned “The image quality, brightness, colour and ease of use is perfect for those familiar with projectors.” in his Viewsonic PJD5150 review and scored this projector very highly. Jim also said “A big deal breaker for me was ease of use as its for a shared house”. Rolypoly wrote “A lightweight, easy to use projector which produces a bright clear image from less than a metre away from the screen” in their review and scored the product very highly.

Three Viewsonic PJD5150 owners who reviewed this projector reckoned that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer gave this projector a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5150 this month “Easy to set up/put away”. Tony Adams gave it a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this projector on Amazon “Turned up the next day, easy to set up, & the picture quality is excellent”.

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Excellent Brand

Based on 534 expert and owner reviews, Viewsonic has excellent reviews for its projectors. Viewsonic also has excellent reviews specifically within its projectors range compared to other brands.

Good Sound Quality

A few people said in their reviews that the product had good sound quality. Mr. R. Case mentioned “Floor standing speakers (the projector has a standard audio out socket” and gave the product a very good review score. N. C. Granby mentioned in their review of this projector “There are small speakers in the machine.”.

Good Size

A few customers who bought the Viewsonic PJD5150 thought it was lightweight. David Gibbons gave the Viewsonic PJD5150 a score of 5 stars and he wrote “Light-weight, easy to focus” in his review of this projector. One Viewsonic PJD5150 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact. Mr. R. Case mentioned on Amazon “The sound was also better than I was expecting from such compact speakers”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Some customers who reviewed the Viewsonic PJD5150 concluded that it was quiet. This year Pvr mentioned in their review of this projector “Very nice, quiet, widescreen projector” and scored the Viewsonic PJD5150 very highly. One Viewsonic PJD5150 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy. David Gibbons wrote in October “The sound is remarkably good (except for very loud explosion-like sounds in movies.” and gave it an excellent review score.

Robust

A number of Viewsonic PJD5150 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was well made. In October last year Jim said in his Viewsonic PJD5150 review “The build quality, ease of use and extra features (like sound, HDMI” and rated it 5 stars. Yulei Tian wrote in their Viewsonic PJD5150 review “Well built product, full of functions”.

Good Technical Features

A number of customers who reviewed it considered that it had good features. Yulei Tian gave this projector an excellent review and said in their review of this projector in October “So far so good, lot of features to be explored”.

Good High Def TV

One person wrote in their reviews that this projector was good at displaying high definition TV. A few weeks ago Thomas mentioned “The best HD Beamer for this price”.

Good Connectivity

One Viewsonic PJD5150 owner thought it was wifi compatible. Mr. R. Case said on Amazon “This gives full, wireless, access to all my movies on PLEX, which are on my PC” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5150 and scored this projector very highly.

Nice Design

One customer considered that it was a good design.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One person who reviewed the Viewsonic PJD5150 thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Thomas said a few weeks ago “Clear picture and great 3D” in his review.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The PJD5150 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other projectors that have been available for more than a year.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the Infocus IN112 ($254.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The PJD5150 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PJD5150.

We compared all the other projectors which support 3D image projection to this data projector and we think a cheaper projector such as the Optoma S310e or you might consider a higher rated projector such as the Infocus IN112 ($254.99) are also worth considering.

We compared all the other projectors which also support 3D image projection to this projector and we think the Viewsonic PJD5151 is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Offset

The average offset of multimedia projectors of this age and type is 95%, and the offsets range from 10% to 130%. The Viewsonic PJD5150 has a quite big offset (130 percent) compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PJD5150.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

Across all the projectors of a similar type and age to the PJD5150 the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 2,500h to 10,000h. With a service life of lamp in economic mode of 10,000 hours, the Viewsonic PJD5150 has one of the longer service life of lamp in economic mode amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

With a noise level in economy mode of only 28 decibels, the PJD5150 has a fairly quiet noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PJD5150. The quietest noise level in economy mode of multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the PJD5150 is 21dB, the loudest is 35dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 29dB.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The PJD5150 does not support Full HD projection, although keep in mind that most of the other data projectors of this age and spec also do not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other data projectors of this age and type, the PJD5150 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Native Projector Resolution

The Viewsonic PJD5150 has a maximum resolution of SVGA (800x600). That's 53% less resolution than the most frequently found native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

This projector's resolution (SVGA (800x600)) is in fact the worst resolution amongst all projectors that have been on the market for more than a year.

Amongst comparable types of projector the best resolution is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the PJD5150 is 6.9W, and the RMS rated power range from 1.5W to 20W. At only 2 Watts, the Viewsonic PJD5150 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PJD5150.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

Most projectors of this age and type have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the PJD5150 which has one VGA (D-Sub) port.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic PJD5150

Released Over a Year Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market for over a year.

Average Projector Brightness

The PJD5150 has a fairly standard projector brightness (3,100 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched more than a year ago.

If you are looking for a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the Optoma S310e (3,200 ANSI lumens) which is also cheaper.

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Average Noise Level

The Viewsonic PJD5150 has a relatively standard noise level (32 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as the PJD5150.

Other 32dB noise level projectors currently available which you might want to look at include the Infocus IN112 ($254.99) which has better reviews.

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Specification

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Built-In Speaker
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 31 May 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Great projector! Clear picture, nice color, and easy to set up/put away.

(Verified Purchase)

Cheap and good design as long as you can live with the low resolution.

Reviewed 15 May 2016 by N. C. Granby
(Verified Purchase)

Works fine, with a bright picture. There are small speakers in the machine, but not strong enough for any important use of audio. It does lack an HDMI slot, but the price reflects that.

Reviewed 14 May 2016 by David Gibbons
(Verified Purchase)

We have it ceiling mounted in our little shop and it works a treat. Nice colours, very bright, and the sound is remarkably good (except for very loud explosion-like sounds in movies, but then we... Read more…

Reviewed 15 April 2016 by Thomas
(Verified Purchase)

The best HD Beamer for this price. Clear picture and great 3D. Not too loud. Works great with Apple TV and PS3, both connected with 10m HDMI cable!

Reviewed 30 March 2016 by PVR
(Verified Purchase)

Very high quality unit, very quiet as well which is nice when you use it for presentations. The important part as well is the resolutions it supports which makes it perfect for widescreen... Read more…

Reviewed 23 March 2016 by Giovanni
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic.

Reviewed 22 March 2016 by Rolypoly
(Verified Purchase)

A lightweight, easy to use projector which produces a bright clear image from less than a metre away from the screen.

Reviewed 27 February 2016 by Yulei tian
(Verified Purchase)

So far so good, lot of features to be explored.

Reviewed 7 December 2015 by Kit W
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent piece of equipment for the price.

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Electricity cost when switched on $65.36
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.44 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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