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Viewsonic PJD7820HD Projector

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15000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 35dB Feb 2013
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The ViewSonic PJD7820HD is the best in class price-performance Full HD 1080p DLP projector with 3,000 ANSI lumens and 15,000:1 contrast ratio. This projector is packed with features including... More
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Two Industry Awards

The editors of two expert review sites both said that this projector was good. Projectorcentral.com gave this Viewsonic projector a "Highly Rated" award and Projectorreviews.com gave it a "Hot Product" award.

Average Expert Reviews

This data projector has an average expert rating of 70 out of 100 based on twelve expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, PC Mag, PC Advisor.co.uk and gadgetspeak.com.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 82 owner reviews the average owner rating of this 15000:1 contrast ratio projector is marvellous.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Several customers said in their reviews that this projector had a good 3D picture quality. Dee101 said in their review of this projector on Amazon “That it was discontinued? I had already made it clear that 3D viewing was possible”. G. D mentioned “I bought this projector when it was going with the 3D glasses and the Wolverine BR bundle for”. Jods84 mentioned two years ago “It was out of the box and showing Wolverine in 3D which is stunning” and gave it an excellent review score.

Good Product Quality

Eight customers who purchased it agreed that it was good quality. Colin Gamble mentioned two years ago “Absolutely amazing! Full 1080p, 3d - amazing, normal quality - amazing” in his Viewsonic PJD7820HD review. In the same month Julie gave it a rating of 5 stars and she wrote “Picture quality is amazing, 3D is great”. Nrw34260 said in their review on Amazon “The picture quality is fantastic and the colours are brilliant”.

Easy to Use

A few Viewsonic PJD7820HD owners who reviewed the Viewsonic PJD7820HD agreed that it was easy to use. Otmit wrote on Amazon two years ago “Very good quality, easy to use, depatche quickly” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD7820HD and gave the product a very good review score. Last year S. Nicol mentioned in their review of the Viewsonic PJD7820HD “Handy short through”.

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that this projector was easy to use the menus. Thehock gave the Viewsonic PJD7820HD an excellent review score and wrote on Amazon “I have also had a play with the contrast and colour settings, I like my films to be on the paler side of bright, as I find it more realistic”. Z wrote on Amazon two years ago “The menus are easy to use.i read a lot of reviews warning about rainbow effects” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD7820HD and scored the Viewsonic PJD7820HD 5 stars.

One Viewsonic PJD7820HD owner who reviewed this projector wrote that it had a good experience. Thehock mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon “Furnish my "Man Cave" with a suitable viewing experience”. One Viewsonic PJD7820HD reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Thehock said on Amazon three years ago “The Projector is easy to setup, practically plug” in their review.

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Excellent Brand

15000:1 contrast ratio projectors manufactured by Viewsonic have excellent ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all multimedia projectors (not just 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors) and found that Viewsonic also has excellent ratings across its entire range.

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Good High Def TV

Some people who reviewed the Viewsonic PJD7820HD reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. John Lynn rated the product 5 stars and he said “Can be used in daylight / overcast skies and is a faithful HD picture”. Seb said “Full 1080 hd” in their review. Expert review site Gadgetspeak.com rated the Viewsonic PJD7820HD 80 out of 100 and wrote “For full immersive HD movie watching (in 3D, if you're that way inclined) the ViewSonic's PJ” in their review.

Good Picture Quality

Two people concluded that it had good picture quality.

Several people reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Safora mentioned “1080p as with all projectors only works in 2D mode!The picture is fantastic and the colours are awesome especially after applying the colour profile” in their review. Seb mentioned “Brilliant colors” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD7820HD.

One customer who purchased it concluded that it had a good contrast ratio. Seb wrote “And bright picture with 15K contrast ratio”.

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Good Support

One Viewsonic PJD7820HD owner who purchased this projector reckoned that it had good technical guidance. Two years ago Safora wrote “The glasses and instructions however are epic fail” in their review of this projector and scored it 80 out of 100.

One person who purchased it considered that it had good customer support. Dee101 mentioned on Amazon “Before I decided to contact customer support, I ensured the problem wasn't something else”.

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Good Connectivity

A few Viewsonic PJD7820HD owners who reviewed the product agreed that it had email functionality. Two years ago Dee101 wrote on Amazon “Next I tried typing out an email clearly describing the issue” in their review. Dee101 also said “I have not got a reply to that email even though it was 3 weeks ago”.

Good for Ceiling Mounting

One Viewsonic PJD7820HD owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was good for ceiling mounting. Richard Brown wrote on Amazon “Ceiling mounting best option” in his Viewsonic PJD7820HD review and gave this projector a score of 4 stars.

Nice Design

One Viewsonic PJD7820HD owner thought the product was good looking. Z gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote “To be fair the quality out of the box is pretty good.- its louder than you would think” in their review of this projector.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Viewsonic PJD7820HD supports Full HD projection, unlike most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PJD7820HD which do not support Full HD projection.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors which support Full HD projection and we think the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030[pl_2254510_price], and the EH-TW5200[pl_1732117_price] both from Epson or the Viewsonic PJD6683WS[plb_1514463_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the PJD7820HD, the Viewsonic PJD7820HD supports 3D image projection.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Viewsonic PJD7820HD has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030[plb_2254510_price] is also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The Viewsonic PJD7820HD has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most common native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all projectors that were released around the same time as the PJD7820HD the best resolution is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).

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Quite Big Matrix Size

The Viewsonic PJD7820HD has a fairly big matrix size (0.65 inches) compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type. The matrix sizes of projectors of this spec and age range from 0.45" to 1.1", and the average matrix size is 0.61".

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Analog Resolution

The biggest maximum analog resolution of the PJD7820HD is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 20% more maximum analog resolution than the most common maximum analog resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels.

A 1920 x 1200 pixels maximum analog resolution is actually the best maximum analog resolution amongst all similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PJD7820HD.

Amongst comparable types of data projector the worst maximum analog resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The PJD7820HD has more VGA (D-Sub) ports than most of the 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years. Most of the 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, however this projector has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

With a noise level in economy mode of only 29 decibels, the Viewsonic PJD7820HD has one of the quieter noise levels in economy mode amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The average noise level in economy mode of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to the PJD7820HD is 31dB.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 2.1 kilograms, the PJD7820HD is quite light compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PJD7820HD. The average weight of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the PJD7820HD is 6.6kg.

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Very Narrow

At only 268 millimeters, the PJD7820HD is quite narrow compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago. The narrowest 15000:1 contrast ratio projector that has been available for around the same time as the PJD7820HD is 230mm wide and the widest is 750mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Inferior Sound Quality

A few Viewsonic PJD7820HD reviewers wrote in their reviews that it did not have good sound quality. Julie said in her review of the Viewsonic PJD7820HD “You wont notice if you have a decent sound set up” but even so she still gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Two years ago Z wrote “Its very noticeable if there isnt any sound playing - annoyingly so.” in their review of this projector. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag “Weak audio” yet they rated it 70 out of 100.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One Viewsonic PJD7820HD owner who reviewed it considered that it was not heavy and bulky. Two years ago Z said on Amazon “I bought this as an upgrade from my optoma hd720x which lasted me 5+ years of fairly heavy use” however despite that they gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

One customer said in their reviews that the Viewsonic PJD7820HD was not a good height.

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Unacceptable Noise Level

A few people said in their reviews that the Viewsonic PJD7820HD was not noisy. D. Oliver said “Still a little too noisy”. Dee101 mentioned in their review on Amazon two years ago “Although I find the noise somewhat noticeable, I haven't had any other projectors previously to compare with so I'm not sure how loud it is in comparison”. Julie mentioned in her review of the Viewsonic PJD7820HD on Amazon “It's a tiny bit noisy”.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago do not support WiFi connectivity. The PJD7820HD is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The noise levels of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PJD7820HD range from 26dB to 40dB. With a noise level of 35 decibels, the PJD7820HD has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might want to consider the Viewsonic PJD6383S[plb_1514462_price] (33dB).

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2 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic PJD7820HD

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Viewsonic released the PJD7820HD.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the PJD7820HD has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

Other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic PJD6683WS[plb_1514463_price].

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to consider the IN124[pl_2194103_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens), or the IN126[pl_2194104_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens) both from Infocus or the Optoma W316[plb_2136073_price] (3,600 ANSI lumens).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Analog Resolution
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Video
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Type
Microphone Input
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Colour
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
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Packaging Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(14)
5 August 2014

The ViewSonic PJD7820HD is a lightweight, 1080p data projector that does well in showing sharp text...

1080p resolution
Sharp text
Can project 3D content from Blu-ray players
Lightweight
Three-year warranty
Subpar video with significant rainbow effect
Image quality suffers over a VGA connection
Weak audio
No lensshift
Contrast is way too low
4 March 2014

Are big screen TVs too big your budget? For Chris Bidmead, they're too small for his living room. He likes a blank wall displaying a 100 inch projector screen. For full immersive HD movie watching... Read more…

25 December 2013

The ViewSonic PJD7820HD projector displays a nice, big image with accurate colours. The 3D mode is particularly impressive, with barely any trace of image defects like crosstalk. However, contrast...

14 December 2013

In the past we've been accused here at AVForums of only reviewing expensive projectors and ignoring the cheaper models. This isn't true of course, as we've often tested budget projectors and in... Read more…

Projectorcentral.com

ViewSonic has cracked the $800 barrier with a capable HD home video projector. The PJD7820HD is small, light, and at 3,000 lumens it is plenty bright even in living rooms at midday. It does... Read more…

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User Reviews

(62)
Reviewed 16 June 2013 by ANTHONY R.
(Verified Purchase)

All in all, I've put over 225 hours of gaming and movie watching into this thing, and I'm still as happy as I was from day one, if not more so. I still say you can't do any better for the price...

Reviewed 24 January 2015 by Doubled
Doubled would recommend the ViewSonic PJD7820HD (Verified Purchase)

I have used many different projectors on and off for projecting movies and doing presentations and this one has been the best by far. That is probably due to the fact that many of the projectors I... Read more…

Reviewed 30 March 2013 by Daniel M.
(Verified Purchase)

Short throw was "shorter" than my previous short throw projector. Required a much larger screen to mount in same location. Used first on photography background paper, but just bought projector... Read more…

Reviewed 5 January 2014 by Brandon B.
(Verified Purchase)

The thing is short throw so it makes a large image from a short distance. You will only have about 5 feet of wiggle room to fit this on your screen if you have one with the zoom feature. Plan... Read more…

Reviewed 28 July 2013 by John V.
(Verified Purchase)

We had a 50" plasma TV in our media room and it just wasn't giving us the home theater experience we wanted. I researched projectors and settled on this model due to the price, the 1080p picture... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $64.25
Electricity cost when on standby $2.84
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.43 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 pjd7820, vs14937, pjd7820h, pjd7820hd, viewsonic pjd7820, viewsonic pjd7820h, viewsonic pjd7820hd, viewsonic pjd7820hdu, viewsonic pjd7820hduk
Barcodes 00540758137097, 00766907665314, 00766907751215, 00766907752212, 00766907752311, 07669076653140

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