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Should You Buy a Viewsonic Projector?

Matthew
Updated 09 May 2020
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should you buy a Viewsonic Projector?

Viewsonic is one of the most popular projector brands as well as being well known for its PC monitors, TVs and camcorders.

We've collated all the key information on Viewsonic projectors in this handy guide. We've analysed over 21,000 user and expert reviews and 680+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 2,600 projectors to impartially compare each projector brand.

Viewsonic are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning projectors. Their projectors start at $175 for the M1 which has a noise level of 25dB, is a projector that has a very high contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of wvga (854x480) and go up to $3,300 for the LS830 which has a noise level of 32dB, is a projector that has a high contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p). The average price of a new Viewsonic projector is $988.

Viewsonic are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning projectors.

Is Viewsonic the Best Projector Brand?

So are Viewsonic projectors any good? We give every projector a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all projectors we are able to impartially rank all the projector brands.

Viewsonic is ranked the No. 5 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Viewsonic is the 5th best projector brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
3,595 reviews
#2
Taiwan
94%
94%
2,829 reviews
#3
Japan
93%
93%
577 reviews
#4
Taiwan
92%
92%
4,610 reviews
#5
Taiwan
90%
90%
805 reviews
#6
Taiwan
86%
86%
981 reviews
#7
84%
84%
165 reviews
#8
NEC
Japan
82%
82%
79 reviews
#9
Asus
Taiwan
82%
82%
258 reviews
#10
LG
South Korea
81%
81%
691 reviews
#11
United States
81%
81%
194 reviews
#12
Taiwan
75%
75%
154 reviews
#13
74%
74%
39 reviews
#14
Gigabyte
73%
73%
333 reviews
#15
Irulu
68%
68%
5 reviews
#16
Japan
68%
68%
1 review
#17
Pyle
67%
67%
7 reviews
#18
Japan
67%
67%
49 reviews
#19
3M
67%
67%
108 reviews
#20
Anker
67%
67%
45 reviews
#21
Netherlands
65%
65%
111 reviews
#22
XGIMI
65%
65%
29 reviews
#23
AAXA Technologies
65%
65%
0 reviews
#24
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#25
Pyle Pro
64%
64%
19 reviews
#26
ZTE
64%
64%
2 reviews
#27
Celluon
63%
63%
3 reviews
#28
Japan
63%
63%
0 reviews
#29
UO
62%
62%
21 reviews
#30
Nebula
62%
62%
18 reviews
#31
Christie
58%
58%
0 reviews
#32
58%
58%
0 reviews
#33
57%
57%
0 reviews
#34
Kodak
55%
55%
1 review
#35
Xiaomi
55%
55%
1 review
#36
55%
55%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Viewsonic projectors compare to the other projector brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All projector Brands
Viewsonic Projectors

Viewsonic have better reviews than the typical projector brand, with the average rating of a Viewsonic projector being 72%. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Viewsonic projector is $16 (based on a person typically using a projector for 5 hours per week), which makes them more efficient than most other projector brands.

The average review score for a Viewsonic projector is 72%.

There's a smaller selection of Viewsonic projectors available compared to other projector brands, with only 36 Viewsonic projectors currently on the market in the US. Viewsonic projectors also tend to be cheaper than most other projector brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,263
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $16,499
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$988
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $18,999
Price Distribution of Viewsonic Projectors

What Do the Viewsonic Projector Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Viewsonic projector to work out the average distribution of reviews for Viewsonic and then compared this to the other projector brands.

Viewsonic logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
28
4 stars
51
3 stars
19
2 stars
4
1 star
0
Viewsonic logo

User Reviews

5 stars
454
4 stars
99
3 stars
30
2 stars
15
1 star
27
Viewsonic has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its projectors than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.

Over 77% of expert reviews and 88% of user reviews for Viewsonic projectors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 84% and 88% respectively across all Projector brands.

Purchasers of Viewsonic projectors frequently mentioned that the product had a superior high def picture, was easy to use and fairly priced. Their projectors have also won 30+ awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Viewsonic projectors by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other projector brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Benq Optoma Acer Epson Sony Viewsonic
PC Mag logo
71%
40 reviews
71%
21 reviews
68%
17 reviews
78%
38 reviews
80%
1 review
72%
17 reviews
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
19 reviews
95%
20 reviews
87%
12 reviews
96%
15 reviews
95%
7 reviews
96%
11 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
67%
6 reviews
58%
5 reviews
85%
29 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
18 reviews
82%
18 reviews
79%
7 reviews
83%
3 reviews
85%
6 reviews
74%
7 reviews
Techradar logo
78%
12 reviews
80%
18 reviews
70%
2 reviews
84%
10 reviews
85%
8 reviews
80%
4 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
78%
15 reviews
79%
14 reviews
77%
9 reviews
77%
3 reviews
91%
9 reviews
70%
2 reviews
avforums.com logo
74%
14 reviews
74%
10 reviews
67%
3 reviews
77%
3 reviews
86%
10 reviews
50%
1 review
IT Reviews.com logo
64%
14 reviews
62%
9 reviews
60%
3 reviews
74%
7 reviews
70%
4 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
73%
8 reviews
63%
7 reviews
60%
3 reviews
100%
2 reviews
68%
5 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
8 reviews
87%
15 reviews
88%
4 reviews
89%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
whathifi.com logo
78%
8 reviews
83%
8 reviews
60%
1 review
85%
4 reviews
96%
9 reviews
60%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
69%
9 reviews
92%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
84%
5 reviews
95%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
01net.com logo
82%
9 reviews
64%
5 reviews
63%
6 reviews
71%
2 reviews
78%
5 reviews
60%
1 review
CNET.com logo
78%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
69%
12 reviews
77%
4 reviews
71%
4 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
4 reviews
82%
5 reviews
80%
5 reviews
90%
3 reviews
93%
9 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
83%
7 reviews
77%
6 reviews
78%
6 reviews
95%
2 reviews
90%
1 review
40%
2 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
72%
5 reviews
84%
1 review
89%
5 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
3 reviews
82%
6 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
3 reviews
lite-magazin.de logo
98%
12 reviews
97%
3 reviews
94%
5 reviews
soundandvision.com logo
70%
4 reviews
73%
2 reviews
73%
1 review
77%
4 reviews
83%
9 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
181 reviews
71%
86 reviews
72%
106 reviews
68%
86 reviews
74%
74 reviews
62%
34 reviews
Average
79%
422 reviews
78%
268 reviews
73%
215 reviews
79%
213 reviews
87%
196 reviews
70%
99 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Viewsonic Projectors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 34 industry awards for Viewsonic projectors. The table below compares the number of awards received by Viewsonic to other popular projector brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Viewsonic has won 34 awards for its projectors.

Compare all award winning projectors

Number of Awards Benq Optoma Acer Epson Sony Viewsonic
projectorcentral.com logo
11
13
6
14
6
9
projectorreviews.com logo
5
5
2
25
14
6
Trusted Reviews logo
5
7
2
3
8
avforums.com logo
7
6
2
10
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
3
8
audiovision.de logo
5
4
6
1
5
PC Mag logo
3
1
15
1
homecinemachoice.com logo
3
5
2
3
7
Techradar logo
4
6
4
2
soundandvision.com logo
2
1
1
3
8
01net.com logo
5
1
3
1
3
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
5
2
1
Expert Reviews logo
2
4
1
2
4
benchmark.pl logo
1
8
1
2
ddworld.cz logo
7
4
f1cd.ru logo
9
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
lite-magazin.de logo
4
1
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
1
1
2
Digital Versus logo
3
1
3
Other Expert Sites
34
10
11
29
10
14
Total
126
79
43
107
102
34

How Reliable Are Viewsonic Projectors?

We checked over 21,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Viewsonic projectors. over 40 of these reviews mention reliability of which 90% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Viewsonic projector owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

90% of reviewers think Viewsonic projectors are reliable.

So, most people think that Viewsonic projectors are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Viewsonic projectors that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

built except for the swivel stand which was slightly bent which makes the projected image slightly angled
amazon.co.uk
The built in speaker is a nice touch for making presentations on the go
Bhphotovideo.com
reliable delivery from Amazon as expected
Amazon

NOT RELIABLE

All I have now is a broken product
amazon.co.uk
Immediately broke after warranty - DO NOT BUY this JUNK
Bestbuy.com
Not built for loud outdoor viewing
Amazon

What is the Best Mid-Range Viewsonic Projector?

Viewsonic PX706HD

$789.87
Antonline
Viewsonic PX706HD
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Viewsonic PX706HD
1080P
RESOLUTION
36dB
3,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
4,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
240W
LAMP POWER
$62
OVER 5 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at $789.87 is the Viewsonic PX706HD, which has a Kagoo Score of 84.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
High contrast ratio (22000:1)
Supports 3D
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control

An award winning and very economical to run 1080p average noise level multimedia projector, with a good price and a very good spec. It supports 3D and full HD and has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control. Owners report that it's good for playing games on.

95
Reviews
7 Reviews + 1 Award
83
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Popularity
Quite Popular
79
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Running Costs
$62 Over 5 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that Viewsonic PX706HD has very good expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this projector to others.

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What is the Ultimate Viewsonic Projector?

Viewsonic LS830

$3,299.99
Adorama
Viewsonic LS830
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Viewsonic LS830
1080P
RESOLUTION
32dB
4,500 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
15,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
390W
LAMP POWER
$85
OVER 5 YEARS

For those with an unlimited budget then the Viewsonic LS830 is the best Viewsonic projector out there. At $3,299.99 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 73.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
High contrast ratio (20000:1)
Quieter than average noise level (32dB)
Bright projector brightness (4,500 ANSI lumens)
Long service life of lamp (15,000h)

A classic and good spec 1080p average noise level projector, with low running costs. It has a built-in speaker, a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) and a bulb power of 390W and supports full HD.

88
Reviews
4 Reviews
79
Features
Good Features
63
Value for Money
Good
74
Running Costs
$85 Over 5 Years
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Viewsonic LS830 has good user reviews with an average user rating of 73%.

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The cheapest price that we could find for the LS830 in the US is $3,299.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Viewsonic Projector?

Viewsonic M1

$164.99
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Viewsonic M1
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Viewsonic M1
WVGA
RESOLUTION
25dB
250 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE

At only $164.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 83 the Viewsonic M1 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
854 x 480 (WVGA) resolution
Quieter than average noise level (25dB)
Very high contrast ratio (120000:1)
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control

Purchasers report that this projector has very good picture quality and sound quality, and an outstanding battery life. It's an extremely quiet and multi award winning WVGA very high contrast ratio projector, with a very good spec and a fair price. It has a handheld remote control, a built-in speaker and a card reader integrated and supports full HD.

91
Reviews
115 Reviews + 5 Awards
83
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Popularity
Widely Available
83
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Viewsonic M1 has good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 77%, based on 115 reviews.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Viewsonic Projector?
Is Viewsonic the Best Projector Brand?
What Do the Viewsonic Projector Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Viewsonic Projectors Received?
How Reliable Are Viewsonic Projectors?
What is the Best Mid-Range Viewsonic Projector?
What is the Ultimate Viewsonic Projector?
What is the Best Budget Choice Viewsonic Projector?

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