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Viewsonic PRO8520WL
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Viewsonic PRO8520WL Projector

5000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB 5,200 ANSI Lumens May 2016
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The Pro8520WL is the perfect solution for large venue Pro AV projection requirements, thanks to a centred lens, sealed engine and multiple adjustment features like vertical lens shift, 1.6x... More
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5 Reasons For

Viewsonic Has Excellent Multimedia Projector Reviews

Projectors manufactured by Viewsonic are some of the best projectors according to average reviews from experts and users.

Just Released Six Months Ago

This 5000:1 contrast ratio projector is one of the most recent projectors to be released. As such it is likely to use more advanced technology than some of the older projectors.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Viewsonic PRO8520WL has a built-in speaker. Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PRO8520WL also have a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic PRO8800WUL.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the Hitachi CP-WX5505 ($1,989.99), or the Benq SX920 ($899.00) is also worth considering.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

Across all the latest data projectors the noise levels range from 33dB to 39dB. The PRO8520WL has one of the quieter noise levels (only 33 decibels) amongst 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of new similar spec projectors is 1x, the biggest is 1.8x, and the average optical zoom is 1.3x. With an optical zoom of 1.6 times zoom factor, the Viewsonic PRO8520WL has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The PRO8520WL does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the PRO8520WL also do not support 3D image projection.

It is worth considering other data projectors which also support 3D image projection including the Benq SX920 ($899.00).

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The PRO8520WL does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the PRO8520WL also do not support Full HD projection.

Other multimedia projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might want to look at include the Viewsonic PRO8800WUL.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PRO8520WL do not support WiFi connectivity. The Viewsonic PRO8520WL is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other projectors which also support WiFi connectivity to this projector and we think the Panasonic PT-VZ575N ($1,828.99) is also worth considering.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The service life of lamp in economic mode of data projectors that were released around the same time as the PRO8520WL range from 2,500h to 6,000h. With a service life of lamp in economic mode of only 2,500 hours, the PRO8520WL has a quite short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PRO8520WL.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

Across all the similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the PRO8520WL the lamp service lives range from 2,000h to 4,500h, and the average lamp service life is 2,600h. At only 2,000 hours, the PRO8520WL has a fairly short lamp service life compared to most of the other new 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic PRO8520WL

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 5,200 ANSI lumens, the PRO8520WL has a fairly typical projector brightness compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for the last year.

Alternative 5,200 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available that you might also want to look at include the Viewsonic PRO8800WUL which has better reviews.

If this Viewsonic data projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic PT-EW730ZLEJ (7,500 ANSI lumens).

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many 5000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for the last year.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Offset
Video
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Headphone Output
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Remote (IR) Output
12V Trigger
Networking
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Typical Power Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Cable Included

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $142.34
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Total running cost over 5 years $142.34
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Viewsonic PRO8520WLuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.91 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 24 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer pro8520, acer pro8520w, acer pro8520wl, special pro8520, special pro8520w, viewsonic pro8520, special pro8520wl, viewsonic 1280x800, viewsonic pro8520w, viewsonic pro8520wl
Barcodes 00766907644715, 00766907829914
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