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Viewsonic PJD5550LWS Projector

WXGA (1280x800) 32dB 3,300 ANSI Lumens Apr 2015
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The ViewSonic LightStream PJD5550Lws is the perfect affordable option for gamers thanks to high resolution widescreen images, HDMI input and large screens from a short distance. Also featuring... More
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18 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, PJD5550LWS owners rated this data projector as outstanding.

Good Picture Quality

Three Viewsonic PJD5550LWS owners reckoned that the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS had good picture quality.

Some customers who reviewed the product considered that it had good colour saturation. David Gibbons mentioned in his review of this projector on Amazon in October “Nice colours, very bright”. In October last year Van Rb wrote in his review of this projector on Amazon “Pure good colours”.

One Viewsonic PJD5550LWS reviewer who bought the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS wrote that it had clear images.

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Good Product Quality

Several people who purchased this projector agreed that it was good quality. Jim mentioned “Everything from fan noise to picture quality was a real noticeable upgrade” in his review of this projector and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Mr. R. Case mentioned in their review “Now to be able to see them on a big screen is such fabulous quality” and rated it as excellent. Pvr wrote “Very high quality unit, very quiet as well which is nice when you use it for presentations” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS.

Easy to Use

Four customers who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Jim said “The image quality, brightness, colour and ease of use is perfect for those familiar with projectors.” in his review of this projector. Jim also mentioned “A big deal breaker for me was ease of use as its for a shared house”. Rolypoly mentioned “A lightweight, easy to use projector which produces a bright clear image from less than a metre away from the screen” in their review.

Some Viewsonic PJD5550LWS owners wrote in their reviews that the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS was easy to setup. Amazon Customer wrote “Easy to set up/put away” . Tony Adams scored it 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Turned up the next day, easy to set up, & the picture quality is excellent”.

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Excellent Brand

We checked 534 owner and expert reviews for Viewsonic projectors and found that on average Viewsonic has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Viewsonic has excellent ratings specifically for its projectors.

Good Sound Quality

Some customers considered that this projector had good sound quality. Mr. R. Case wrote “Floor standing speakers (the projector has a standard audio out socket”. N. C. Granby said in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS this month “There are small speakers in the machine.”.

Good Size

Two Viewsonic PJD5550LWS owners wrote in their reviews that this projector was lightweight. David Gibbons mentioned “Light-weight, easy to focus” in his review. One customer who purchased the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS considered that it was compact. Mr. R. Case mentioned in October last year “The sound was also better than I was expecting from such compact speakers” and rated it as very good.

Acceptable Noise Level

Several Viewsonic PJD5550LWS reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was quiet. Pvr wrote on Amazon in October “Very nice, quiet, widescreen projector” and rated the product 5 stars.

One person who purchased it reckoned that it was noisy. David Gibbons rated the product as very good and he wrote in October “The sound is remarkably good (except for very loud explosion-like sounds in movies.” in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS.

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Robust

Two Viewsonic PJD5550LWS owners who purchased the product agreed that it was well made. Jim wrote in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS “The build quality, ease of use and extra features (like sound, HDMI” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. This year Yulei Tian said “Well built product, full of functions” in their review.

Good Technical Features

Two customers said in their reviews that the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS had good features. Yulei Tian said “So far so good, lot of features to be explored” in their review.

Good High Def TV

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this projector was good at displaying high definition TV. Thomas wrote on Amazon this year “The best HD Beamer for this price” in his review of this projector and scored the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS 5 stars.

Good Connectivity

One Viewsonic PJD5550LWS reviewer reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Mr. R. Case mentioned in their Viewsonic PJD5550LWS review on Amazon “This gives full, wireless, access to all my movies on PLEX, which are on my PC” and scored it 5 stars.

Nice Design

One customer said in their reviews that the product was a good design.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Viewsonic PJD5550LWS reviewer thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Thomas wrote in his review of this projector a few weeks ago “Clear picture and great 3D” .

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Viewsonic PJD5550LWS has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the PJD5550LWS.

There are a number of other projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to look at including the Vivitek Q7 Plus[plb_2729062_price] which has better reviews; or the NEC V332W[plb_3205533_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS[plb_2913259_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The PJD5550LWS supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other similar spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PJD5550LWS.

Other multimedia projectors which support 3D image projection currently available that you might also want to look at include the Optoma X402[plb_2809837_price] which is cheaper; or the Vivitek Q7 Plus[plb_2729062_price] which has better reviews.

It is worth considering other data projectors which also support 3D image projection including the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS[plb_2913259_price].

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Very Big Offset

The offsets of similar spec projectors that came out around the same time as the PJD5550LWS range from 10% to 130%. The PJD5550LWS has a very big offset (130 percent) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that came out around the same time as the PJD5550LWS.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

At 10,000 hours, the PJD5550LWS has a fairly long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PJD5550LWS. The service life of lamp in economic mode of projectors that are a similar age to the PJD5550LWS range from 2,500h to 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 6,800h.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Viewsonic PJD5550LWS does not support Full HD projection, although it is worth noting that most of the other data projectors of this age and type also do not support Full HD projection.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a Full HD projection and we think the NEC V332W[plb_3205533_price] or the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL[plb_3244300_price] are also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other projectors of this age and spec, the PJD5550LWS does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PJD5550LWS the RMS rated power range from 1.5W to 20W. At only 2 Watts, the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released one year ago.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

Most projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PJD5550LWS have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the PJD5550LWS which has one VGA (D-Sub) port.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,300 ANSI lumens, the PJD5550LWS has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type.

If this data projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to look at the Viewsonic PJD6552LW[plb_3220997_price] (3,500 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on projectors of this age and type.

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Average Noise Level

The PJD5550LWS has a fairly typical noise level (32 decibels) compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the PJD5550LWS.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 32dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available including the Viewsonic PJD6352[plb_2831189_price] which is cheaper; or the Infocus IN119HD[plb_2875969_price] which has better reviews.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth considering include the Viewsonic PJD6352LS[plb_2857807_price] (32dB).

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Specification

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Number of Colours
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Projection Distance
Compatible Screen Size
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Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
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Lens System
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Offset
Video
Full HD Projection
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
Serial Interface Type
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
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
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Cable Included

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 $68.20
Electricity cost when on standby $2.85
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Total running cost over 5 years $71.05
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 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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Manufacturer Part Numbers acer pjd5550, acer pjd5550l, acer pjd5550lw, acer pjd5550lws
Barcodes 00766907778113
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