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Viewsonic PJD5255 Projector

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XGA (1024x768) 34dB 3,200 ANSI Lumens Jan 2015
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The brand new LightStream Projector PJD5255 integrates its elegant style and thoughtfully intuitive design, offering HDMI connectivity, high image and sound quality. With SuperColor and... More
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Projektor ViewSonic PJD5255 | Mini review
Review ViewSonic PJD5255 XGA DLP Projector 3200 Lumens 3D Blu-ray

23 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This data projector received a "Value for Money" award from Tweaktown.com who wrote that this multimedia projector was good value for money.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This projector received a rating of 87% from expert review site tweaktown.com.

User Reviews Are Excellent

PJD5255 owners on average rated this projector as excellent.

Good Picture Quality

Several Viewsonic PJD5255 owners who reviewed it concluded that it had good picture quality.

Two customers who purchased the Viewsonic PJD5255 agreed that it had good colour saturation. David Gibbons rated this projector as very good and he mentioned on Amazon “Nice colours, very bright”. In October last year Van Rb said “Pure good colours” and gave the Viewsonic PJD5255 an excellent rating.

One person who bought it said that it had clear images.

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Good Product Quality

Some people said in their reviews that it was good quality. Jim scored this projector 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon last year “Everything from fan noise to picture quality was a real noticeable upgrade” in his review. Mr. R. Case said on Amazon “Now to be able to see them on a big screen is such fabulous quality” in their review of this projector. Pvr mentioned this month “Very high quality unit, very quiet as well which is nice when you use it for presentations” in their review of this projector.

Easy to Use

A few Viewsonic PJD5255 reviewers concluded that this projector was easy to use. Jim mentioned in his Viewsonic PJD5255 review on Amazon “The image quality, brightness, colour and ease of use is perfect for those familiar with projectors.”. Jim also said “A big deal breaker for me was ease of use as its for a shared house”. Rolypoly said in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5255 on Amazon a few weeks ago “A lightweight, easy to use projector which produces a bright clear image from less than a metre away from the screen” and scored this projector 5 stars.

Some customers who purchased the Viewsonic PJD5255 considered that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon in October this year “Easy to set up/put away” and gave this projector a score of 5 stars. Tony Adams mentioned on Amazon “Turned up the next day, easy to set up, & the picture quality is excellent” in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5255 and rated it 5 stars.

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Viewsonic Has Excellent Projector Reviews

On average Viewsonic projectors have excellent ratings compared to other brands as do all data projectors manufactured by Viewsonic.

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Good Sound Quality

A number of Viewsonic PJD5255 reviewers who reviewed this projector agreed that it had good sound quality. Mr. R. Case said in their review on Amazon “Floor standing speakers (the projector has a standard audio out socket”. A few weeks ago N. C. Granby wrote “There are small speakers in the machine.” and rated the product 80 out of 100.

Good Size

A number of Viewsonic PJD5255 owners who reviewed the product thought it was lightweight. David Gibbons said “Light-weight, easy to focus” in his review of this projector and gave the Viewsonic PJD5255 an excellent review score.

One Viewsonic PJD5255 reviewer who reviewed this projector thought it was compact. Mr. R. Case mentioned in their Viewsonic PJD5255 review on Amazon “The sound was also better than I was expecting from such compact speakers” and scored it very highly.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Two Viewsonic PJD5255 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was quiet. In October Pvr mentioned on Amazon “Very nice, quiet, widescreen projector” in their review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was noisy. This year David Gibbons wrote on Amazon “The sound is remarkably good (except for very loud explosion-like sounds in movies.” and gave the Viewsonic PJD5255 a very good review.

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Good Value for Money

Expert review site Tweaktown.com highlighted in their review that this data projector was great for its price.

Robust

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Jim rated the Viewsonic PJD5255 5 stars and he wrote in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5255 last year “The build quality, ease of use and extra features (like sound, HDMI”. In October this year Yulei Tian said in their review of this projector on Amazon “Well built product, full of functions” and gave it an excellent rating.

Good Technical Features

Two customers reckoned that it had good features. Yulei Tian wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “So far so good, lot of features to be explored”.

Good High Def TV

One Viewsonic PJD5255 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this projector was good at displaying high definition TV. Thomas scored it 5 stars and he wrote a few weeks ago “The best HD Beamer for this price”.

Good Connectivity

One person who bought it reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Mr. R. Case mentioned “This gives full, wireless, access to all my movies on PLEX, which are on my PC”.

Nice Design

One person who bought the Viewsonic PJD5255 thought it was a good design.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Viewsonic PJD5255 reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. This month Thomas said “Clear picture and great 3D”.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The PJD5255 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The PJD5255 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PJD5255.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

Most comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PJD5255 have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the PJD5255 which has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Quite Long Lamp Service Life

With a lamp service life of 10,000 hours, the Viewsonic PJD5255 has a fairly long lamp service life compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for more than a year. The shortest lamp service life of multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the PJD5255 is 2,000h and the longest is 30,000h.

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Quite Big Offset

At 120 percent, the Viewsonic PJD5255 has a fairly big offset compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PJD5255. The smallest offset of multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the PJD5255 is 10% and the biggest is 130%.

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Very Light

Projectors of this age and spec have weights of between 9.7g and 18kg. The PJD5255 is fairly light (only 2.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PJD5255.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PJD5255 do not support Full HD projection. The PJD5255 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PJD5255, the PJD5255 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Low Number of Colours

The numbers of colours of projectors of this age and spec range from 1M to 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 940M. With a number of colours of only 1.07 million, the PJD5255 has a fairly low number of colours compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

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Quite Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

Data projectors that are a comparable age to the PJD5255 have noise levels in economy mode of between 21dB and 35dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 29dB. The Viewsonic PJD5255 has one of the louder noise levels in economy mode (31 decibels) amongst projectors of this age.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of data projectors of this spec and age is 1.2x. With an optical zoom of only 1.1 times zoom factor, the PJD5255 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PJD5255.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic PJD5255

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the PJD5255 has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

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Average Noise Level

At 34 decibels, the PJD5255 has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for more than a year.

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The PJD5255 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) data projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Specification

Projector
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Projection Distance
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Offset
Video
Full HD Projection
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Serial Interface Type
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
On Screen Display Language
HDCP
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

1 Award

tweaktown.com Best Value Award

Expert Reviews

(2)
3 June 2015

There's not much wrong with the ViewSonic LightStream PJD5255, as we've reviewed it from the perspective of a small business or office, which is what ViewSonic is aiming for. This doesn't mean we...

Tweaktown.com

16 March 2015

Here's an unboxing of my new ViewSonic PJD5255 XGA DLP projector. Nowadays, projectors are getting smaller, brighter and cheaper. With 200 lumens, native XGA 1024 x 768 resolution, and intuitive,... Read more…

User Reviews

(21)
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!

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Electricity cost when switched on $65.91
Electricity cost when on standby $2.86
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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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Barcodes 00766907773217, 07669077732172

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