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Viewsonic PJD5553LWS Projector

WXGA (1280x800) 3,000 ANSI Lumens Jun 2015
Native Projector Resolution 3D Image Projection Projector Brightness Built-In Speaker Release Date
The ViewSonic LightStream PJD5553LWS short throw projector features 3,000 lumens with a 20,000:1 contrast ratio, native WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution, and intuitive, user-friendly design. E... More
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19 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 20 user reviews this data projector has a superb average user rating.

Good Picture Quality

Three customers who reviewed it agreed that it had good picture quality.

A number of Viewsonic PJD5553LWS reviewers who reviewed the product concluded that it had good colour saturation. David Gibbons gave it a very good review score and he mentioned in his review of this projector this year “Nice colours, very bright”. In October last year Van Rb said in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS “Pure good colours”.

One customer who bought the product considered that it had clear images.

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Good Product Quality

Some people who purchased it said that it was good quality. Jim wrote in October last year “Everything from fan noise to picture quality was a real noticeable upgrade” . Also in October last year Mr. R. Case said on Amazon “Now to be able to see them on a big screen is such fabulous quality” in their review and rated this projector 5 stars. A few weeks ago Pvr said “Very high quality unit, very quiet as well which is nice when you use it for presentations” in their review.

Easy to Use

A number of people 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.”. Jim also mentioned “A big deal breaker for me was ease of use as its for a shared house”. Rolypoly said in their review of this projector on Amazon “A lightweight, easy to use projector which produces a bright clear image from less than a metre away from the screen”.

Some Viewsonic PJD5553LWS owners mentioned that it was easy to setup. A few weeks ago Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Easy to set up/put away” in their review of this projector. Tony Adams wrote in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS on Amazon “Turned up the next day, easy to set up, & the picture quality is excellent”.

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Excellent Brand

Viewsonic is one of the best projector brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Viewsonic also has excellent ratings for its projectors.

Good Sound Quality

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

Good Size

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that it was lightweight. David Gibbons wrote this year “Light-weight, easy to focus” in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS. One Viewsonic PJD5553LWS owner thought the product was compact. Mr. R. Case scored it very highly and said in their Viewsonic PJD5553LWS review “The sound was also better than I was expecting from such compact speakers”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Several customers wrote in their reviews that it was quiet. In October this year Pvr rated it 5 stars and mentioned in their Viewsonic PJD5553LWS review on Amazon “Very nice, quiet, widescreen projector”.

One Viewsonic PJD5553LWS owner wrote that the product was noisy. A few weeks ago David Gibbons said on Amazon “The sound is remarkably good (except for very loud explosion-like sounds in movies.” in his review of this projector and rated it as very good.

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Robust

A few Viewsonic PJD5553LWS reviewers said in their reviews that it was well made. Jim mentioned “The build quality, ease of use and extra features (like sound, HDMI” in his review and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Yulei Tian mentioned on Amazon this month “Well built product, full of functions” in their Viewsonic PJD5553LWS review.

Good Technical Features

A number of Viewsonic PJD5553LWS owners who reviewed this projector thought it had good features. Yulei Tian said a few weeks ago “So far so good, lot of features to be explored” in their review of this projector.

Good High Def TV

One Viewsonic PJD5553LWS owner who purchased the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. This month Thomas mentioned “The best HD Beamer for this price” in his review of this projector and gave the product a very good review.

Good Connectivity

One Viewsonic PJD5553LWS owner who bought the product thought it was wifi compatible. Mr. R. Case mentioned “This gives full, wireless, access to all my movies on PLEX, which are on my PC” in their review of this projector.

Nice Design

One Viewsonic PJD5553LWS owner who bought this projector thought it was a good design.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One person who reviewed the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. Thomas said in October “Clear picture and great 3D”.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The PJD5553LWS has a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PJD5553LWS also have a built-in speaker.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the Vivitek Q7 Plus[plb_2729062_price] which has better reviews; or the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS[plb_2894982_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at alternative data projectors which also have a built-in speaker including the Viewsonic PJD6352LS[plb_2857807_price].

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Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PJD5553LWS, the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS supports 3D image projection.

We compared all the other projectors which support 3D image projection to this data projector and we think the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS[plb_2894982_price], and the Optoma X402[plb_2809837_price] which is cheaper; or the Vivitek Q7 Plus[plb_2729062_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

Most projectors that are a comparable age to the PJD5553LWS have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the PJD5553LWS which has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

With a service life of lamp in economic mode of 10,000 hours, the PJD5553LWS has a quite long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the PJD5553LWS. Across all the projectors that were released one year ago the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 2,500h to 10,000h.

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Very Light

The Viewsonic PJD5553LWS is fairly light (only 2.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the PJD5553LWS. Across all the data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PJD5553LWS the weights range from 9.7g to 18kg.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most projectors of a similar spec and age to the PJD5553LWS do not support Full HD projection. The Viewsonic PJD5553LWS is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

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

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the PJD5553LWS, the PJD5553LWS does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is typical of many multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Small Lamp Power

At only 190 Watts, the PJD5553LWS has a fairly small lamp power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the PJD5553LWS. The lamp power of projectors that were released around the same time as the PJD5553LWS range from 50W to 380W, and the average lamp power is 240W.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The PJD5553LWS is a one USB 2.0 port multimedia projector.

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Only One Built-In Speaker

The PJD5553LWS is a one built-in speaker data projector. Most of the other projectors that were released more than a year ago have one built-in speaker.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS

Released Over a Year Ago

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

WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on multimedia projectors that came out more than a year ago.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the PJD5553LWS has a fairly typical projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the PJD5553LWS.

If you want a data projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL[plb_3244300_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated) or the V332W[pl_3205533_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens and cheaper), or the V332X[pl_3241591_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens and cheaper) both from NEC.

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Specification

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Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Offset
Video
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
HDMI Version
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Typical Power Consumption
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Packaging Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
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 $65.72
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00766907808117

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