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Viewsonic PRO8520HD
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Viewsonic PRO8520HD Projector

projectorcentral.com Highly Rated
8000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 34dB 5,000 ANSI Lumens Dec 2012
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The ViewSonic Pro8520HD is a high brightness, Full HD 1080p projector ideal for use in any large venue installation even in rooms with high ambient light.Built with BrilliantColor technology, this... More
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15 Reasons For

One Industry Award

One expert review site said that this data projector was good. Projectorcentral.com gave this projector a "Highly Rated" award.

Excellent Expert Reviews

This 8000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector received an expert rating of 91% from projectorcentral.com. The expert review sites think this projector is one of the very best multimedia projectors of a similar age and type.

Viewsonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Viewsonic is one of the best data projector manufacturers according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all projectors.

Supports Full HD Projection

Unlike most of the other similar spec projectors that have been available for more than two years which do not support Full HD projection, the PRO8520HD supports Full HD projection.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other data projectors of this spec and age, the PRO8520HD has a built-in speaker.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has a fairly bright projector brightness (5,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years. The projector brightness of multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the PRO8520HD range from 2,600 ANSI lumens to 7,000 ANSI lumens.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The PRO8520HD has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. The resolution of all multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years ranges from VGA (640x480) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Very Quiet Noise Level

Similar spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the PRO8520HD have noise levels of between 33dB and 40dB, and the average noise level is 36dB. The PRO8520HD has a fairly quiet noise level (only 34 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the PRO8520HD has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the PRO8520HD have RMS rated power of between 10W and 20W.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The PRO8520HD has more built-in speakers than most of the comparable spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago. Most of the projectors of a similar age and spec to the PRO8520HD only have one built-in speaker, however this projector has two built-in speakers.

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Two HDMI Ports

The PRO8520HD has more HDMI ports than most of the projectors of this age and type. This projector is a two HDMI port projector compared to most of the projectors that were released more than two years ago which only have one HDMI port.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the PRO8520HD have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the PRO8520HD which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Very Big Lamp Power

The lamp power of multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the PRO8520HD range from 240W to 350W. With a lamp power of 350 Watts, the PRO8520HD has one of the biggest lamp power amongst 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Very Light

The PRO8520HD is fairly light (only 3.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the PRO8520HD. The lightest multimedia projector that has been on the market for a similar time to the PRO8520HD is 2.2kg heavy and the heaviest is 22kg.

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Narrow

Across all the comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years the widths range from 280mm to 530mm, and the average width is 350mm. The PRO8520HD is one of the narrower projectors of a similar spec and age to the PRO8520HD (only 333 millimeters) amongst 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The PRO8520HD does not support 3D image projection, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the PRO8520HD which support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the PRO8520HD, the PRO8520HD does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The PRO8520HD has a quite short service life of lamp in economic mode (only 3,000 hours) compared to most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the PRO8520HD. Across all the data projectors of this age and type the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 3,000h to 6,000h.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has a fairly short lamp service life (only 2,500 hours) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type. Across all the 8000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PRO8520HD the lamp service lives range from 2,500h to 20,000h, and the average lamp service life is 5,400h.

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Only Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports

Most projectors that came out more than two years ago have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the PRO8520HD which has two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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1 Other reason to consider the Viewsonic PRO8520HD

Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector has been on the market for over four years.

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1 Award

projectorcentral.com Highly Rated

Expert Reviews

(1)
11 February 2014

Projectorcentral.com

The Viewsonic Pro8520HD is a big bright model designed for use in conference rooms and board rooms. Promising up to 5,000 lumens of brightness, the Pro8520HD is designed to be flexible and... Read more…

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 4 April 2014 by Pedro
Pedro would recommend the ViewSonic Pro8520HD (Verified Purchase)

I installed the projector in a bar and it has a great resolution and a wonderful image...

Reviewed 9 February 2015 by RRRoger
RRRoger would recommend the ViewSonic Pro8520HD

We use this for Sunday Morning Services. Projected images are AweSum! Only two problems: 1. Still too bright for my Video Camera to record at 60%. The image wants to over expose/ blow out, the... Read more…

Reviewed 5 June 2014 by The Church Media Guy

5K lumens for this price point is exceptional but I had to return the unit due to a defective HDMI input #1 plus weak output audio. HDMI1 had static and flicker like a bad connection. HDMI2 worked... Read more…

Reviewed 11 July 2014 by Jeff C

Let me start by saying B&H Photo was and is great company to do business with. I wish I could say the same for ViewSonic. We are building a new church building and purchased what seemed to be a... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $111.70
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Total running cost over 5 years $111.70
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.72 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers pro8520, pro8520h, pro8520hd, acer pro8520, acer pro8520h, acer pro8520hd, viewsonic pro8520, projectors pro8520, viewsonic pro8520h, projectors pro8520h, viewsonic pro8520hd, projectors pro8520hd
Barcodes 00766907644715, 00846829711358, 05054629303313, 07669076447152

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