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Viewsonic PJD5255L Projector

XGA (1024x768) 32dB 3,300 ANSI Lumens Mar 2015
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The ViewSonic LightStream PJD5255L price-performance projector features 3200 lumens, native XGA 1024x768 resolution, user-friendly design, and a sleek white chassis. Exclusive SuperColor... More
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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, PJD5255L owners rated this data projector as superb.

Good Product Quality

A number of customers said in their reviews that it was good quality. Mr. R. Case said “Now to be able to see them on a big screen is such fabulous quality”.

Viewsonic Data Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Viewsonic data projectors and also specifically for Viewsonic projectors and found that in both cases Viewsonic had excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Easy to Use

A number of Viewsonic PJD5255L reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5255L on Amazon in November “Easy to set up/put away”. In November last year Tony Adams said “Turned up the next day, easy to set up, & the picture quality is excellent” in his Viewsonic PJD5255L review and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

One person who reviewed it thought it was easy to use. Rolypoly said on Amazon “A lightweight, easy to use projector which produces a bright clear image from less than a metre away from the screen” and scored it 5 stars.

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Good Picture Quality

One Viewsonic PJD5255L owner wrote in their reviews that the Viewsonic PJD5255L had clear images. One Viewsonic PJD5255L reviewer who purchased it thought it had good picture quality.

One Viewsonic PJD5255L reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this projector had good colour saturation. Van Rb mentioned last year “Pure good colours”.

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Good Size

Several Viewsonic PJD5255L reviewers considered that it was lightweight. Pcmag.com said on expert review site PC Mag “It's lightweight, although it lacks a carrying case” in their review of this projector. One person concluded that it was compact. Mr. R. Case said “The sound was also better than I was expecting from such compact speakers” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5255L.

Good Sound Quality

Several customers who reviewed it agreed that it had good sound quality. Mr. R. Case gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Floor standing speakers (the projector has a standard audio out socket”. N. C. Granby said in November “There are small speakers in the machine.” in their Viewsonic PJD5255L review.

Robust

Several customers who reviewed it thought it was well made. In November Yulei Tian said “Well built product, full of functions” in their review of this projector. Expert review site Pcmag.com said in November last year “Its data-image quality is solid” in their Viewsonic PJD5255L review but despite that they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Pcmag.com also said “It has good brightness and solid data-image quality”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Several Viewsonic PJD5255L reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it was quiet. In November Pvr mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon “Very nice, quiet, widescreen projector” and rated the product 5 stars. Pvr also said “Very high quality unit, very quiet as well which is nice when you use it for presentations”.

Good High Def TV

One Viewsonic PJD5255L owner said that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Thomas said “The best HD Beamer for this price” in his Viewsonic PJD5255L review and scored it very highly.

Good Connectivity

One Viewsonic PJD5255L owner said in their reviews that it was wifi compatible. Mr. R. Case wrote in their review of this projector “This gives full, wireless, access to all my movies on PLEX, which are on my PC” .

Good Technical Features

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product had good features. Yulei Tian said a few weeks ago “So far so good, lot of features to be explored” .

Nice Design

One person who reviewed it concluded that it was a good design.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Viewsonic PJD5255L reviewer who reviewed the Viewsonic PJD5255L considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. Thomas said on Amazon “Clear picture and great 3D”.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Viewsonic PJD5255L has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the PJD5255L.

It may also be worth considering one of the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including the PJD5555[pl_2816556_price], or the PJD5255[pl_2831063_price] both from Viewsonic or the Optoma W310[plb_2809879_price] which has better reviews.

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8 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This projector received a score of 60% from projector expert review website PC Mag. It seems that experts really don't rate this data projector very highly.

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The PJD5255L does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec do support 3D image projection.

It is worth considering other projectors which also support 3D image projection including the PJD5555[pl_2816556_price], or the PJD5255[pl_2831063_price] both from Viewsonic or the Optoma W310[plb_2809879_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the PJD5255L, the PJD5255L does not support Full HD projection.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support Full HD projection including the Acer P1385W[plb_3021262_price], or the Infocus IN119HD[plb_2875969_price].

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched more than a year ago, the PJD5255L does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Small Lamp Power

With a lamp power of only 200 Watts, the PJD5255L has a quite small lamp power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age. Across all the projectors that were released around the same time as the PJD5255L the lamp power range from 50W to 380W.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PJD5255L the RMS rated power range from 1.5W to 20W. With an RMS rated power of only 2 Watts, the Viewsonic PJD5255L has one of the lower RMS rated power amongst projectors of this age.

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Heavy

The average weight of projectors that were launched around the same time as the PJD5255L is 4.3kg. With a weight of 5.3 kilograms, the PJD5255L is one of the heavier data projectors of a similar type and age to the PJD5255L amongst projectors of this age.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 1.1 times zoom factor, the PJD5255L has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other data projectors that have been around for more than a year. The optical zooms of projectors that are a similar age to the PJD5255L range from 1.1x to 1.8x, and the average optical zoom is 1.2x.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic PJD5255L

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Viewsonic released the PJD5255L.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,300 ANSI lumens, the PJD5255L has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PJD5255L.

Data projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth considering include the Acer P1385W[plb_3021262_price] (3,400 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the Viewsonic PJD6552LW[plb_3220997_price] (3,500 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The PJD5255L has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Average Noise Level

At 32 decibels, the PJD5255L has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PJD5255L.

There are a number of other 32dB noise level projectors currently available that you might want to look at including the IN116[pl_2875852_price], or the IN119HD[pl_2875969_price] both from Infocus or the Viewsonic PJD5555[plb_2816556_price] which has better reviews.

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Built-In Speaker
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Expert Reviews

(1)
15 May 2015

The ViewSonic LightStream PJD5255L is a modestly priced DLP data projector with a sparse port selection, but it has good brightness and solid data-image quality...

Low price
Lightweight
Bright for a budget projector
Can project 3D content
Limited port selection
Audio is on the soft side
Rainbow artifacts in video

User Reviews

(30)
Reviewed 30 August 2015 by Mr. R. Case
(Verified Purchase)

This is the first projector I've bought and I couldn't be happier with it. I decided to go for the ViewSonic as a friend recommended it and I've got a couple of their TV monitors. They've always... Read more…

Reviewed 30 May 2015 by Tony Adams

Turned up the next day, easy to set up, & the picture quality is excellent. Very good value for money...

Reviewed 25 November 2015 by Jim
(Verified Purchase)

I couldn't recommend this projector enough. The image quality, brightness, colour and ease of use is perfect for those familiar with projectors, but also people who are new to this world and... Read more…

Reviewed 23 September 2015 by Andyb
(Verified Purchase)

Great value, seems to work great, prob should have purchased a shorter thro projector but they cost more, I get a big enough screen with adjustments...

Reviewed 24 July 2015 by Van RB
(Verified Purchase)

Great projector. Pure good colours. Even beating my TV colours. Very good in almost everything. Its powerful and can be used even when you have some moderate light coming through. Its far much... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $65.78
Electricity cost when on standby $2.85
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Total running cost over 5 years $68.63
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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer pjd5255, acer pjd5255l, special pjd5255, special pjd5255l, viewsonic pjd5255, viewsonic pjd5555, viewsonic pjd5255l, viewsonic pjd5555l, viewsonic pjd5255lw, viewsonic pjd5255lo, viewsonic pjd5555lw, viewsonic pjd5255lob
Barcodes 00766907776515, 00766907776713, 00799916381647

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