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One Industry Award
This data projector received a "Value for Money" award from Tweaktown.com who said that this projector was great for its price.
Good Expert Reviews
This multimedia projector received a score of 87 out of 100 from expert review site tweaktown.com.
Excellent Owner Reviews
On average, PJD5255 owners rated this projector as exceptional.
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.
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.
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.
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Viewsonic Data Projectors Have Excellent Reviews
Viewsonic projectors have excellent reviews on average and across all projectors Viewsonic is one of the best manufacturers.
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.
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.
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.
Good Value for Money
Tweaktown.com highlighted in their review that this projector provided a good bang for your buck.
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”.
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”.
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”.
Supports 3D Image Projection
Like most of the other data projectors of this age and type, the PJD5255 supports 3D image projection.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The PJD5255 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors that have been available for more than a year also have a built-in speaker.
Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports
Most multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the PJD5255 have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the Viewsonic PJD5255 which has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.
Fairly Long Lamp Service Life
Across all the projectors that have been around for more than a year the lamp service lives range from 2,000h to 30,000h. The PJD5255 has one of the longer lamp service lives (10,000 hours) amongst projectors of this age.
Fairly Big Offset
Across all the projectors of this age and type the offsets range from 10% to 130%. At 120 percent, the PJD5255 has a fairly big offset compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the PJD5255.
The lightest projector that is a comparable age to the PJD5255 is 9.7g heavy and the heaviest is 14kg. At only 2.1 kilograms, the Viewsonic PJD5255 is quite light compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PJD5255.
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Does Not Support Full HD Projection
Most projectors of this spec and age do not support Full HD projection. The PJD5255 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
The PJD5255 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the PJD5255 also do not support WiFi connectivity.
Quite Low Number of Colours
With a number of colours of only 1.07 million, the PJD5255's number of colours is one of the lowest amongst projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PJD5255. The numbers of colours of data projectors of a comparable age and type to the PJD5255 range from 1M to 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 940M.
Quite Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode
The average noise level in economy mode of projectors of a similar age and spec to the PJD5255 is 29dB, and the noise levels in economy mode range from 21dB to 35dB. At 31 decibels, the PJD5255 has a quite loud noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the PJD5255.
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Released Over a Year Ago
Viewsonic released the PJD5255 over a year ago.
Average Projector Brightness
At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the PJD5255 has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that came out around the same time as the PJD5255.
Average Noise Level
At 34 decibels, the Viewsonic PJD5255 has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PJD5255.
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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution
The highest resolution of the PJD5255 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.
Native Projector Resolution
3,200 ANSI lumens
Vertical Keystone Correction
-40 - 40
Number of Colours
1 - 8
Compatible Screen Size
30 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
3D Image Projection
Full HD Projection
Ports & Interfaces
Component Video in Port
PC Audio Input
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Output
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Ethernet LAN Connection
Integrated Card Reader
Noise Level in Economy Mode
On Screen Display Language
ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, VIE
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