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Should You Buy a Viewsonic Projector?

Matthew
Updated 05 February 2021
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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 22,000 user and expert reviews and 640+ 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 $190 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 $3,542 for the LS800WU which has a noise level of ┬ždB, is a projector that has a very high contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of wuxga (1920x1200). The average price of a new Viewsonic projector is $1,098.

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%
3,586 reviews
#2
Japan
93%
93%
580 reviews
#3
Taiwan
92%
92%
2,853 reviews
#4
Taiwan
90%
90%
4,631 reviews
#5
Taiwan
89%
89%
802 reviews
#6
NEC
Japan
88%
88%
80 reviews
#7
Taiwan
84%
84%
979 reviews
#8
83%
83%
179 reviews
#9
United States
82%
82%
191 reviews
#10
LG
South Korea
80%
80%
712 reviews
#11
Asus
Taiwan
78%
78%
264 reviews
#12
Anker
73%
73%
49 reviews
#13
Netherlands
71%
71%
115 reviews
#14
Japan
71%
71%
52 reviews
#15
Nebula
71%
71%
18 reviews
#16
70%
70%
39 reviews
#17
Kodak
70%
70%
21 reviews
#18
XGIMI
69%
69%
29 reviews
#19
Japan
67%
67%
1 review
#20
Taiwan
66%
66%
155 reviews
#21
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#22
UO
65%
65%
21 reviews
#23
Japan
64%
64%
0 reviews
#24
ZTE
64%
64%
2 reviews
#25
AAXA Technologies
64%
64%
0 reviews
#26
Celluon
63%
63%
3 reviews
#27
Elmo
63%
63%
3 reviews
#28
3M
62%
62%
108 reviews
#29
Pyle
62%
62%
7 reviews
#30
Christie
60%
60%
0 reviews
#31
Smart
59%
59%
1 review
#32
Gigabyte
58%
58%
0 reviews
#33
57%
57%
0 reviews
#34
57%
57%
0 reviews
#35
Xiaomi
55%
55%
1 review

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 $17 (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 39 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
$1,440
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $16,999
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,098
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $18,499
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
52
3 stars
19
2 stars
4
1 star
0
Viewsonic logo

User Reviews

5 stars
450
4 stars
97
3 stars
29
2 stars
14
1 star
29
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 78% 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 great high def picture, was easy to use and reasonably 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 Epson Acer Sony Viewsonic
PC Mag logo
71%
40 reviews
71%
21 reviews
78%
38 reviews
68%
17 reviews
80%
1 review
72%
17 reviews
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
18 reviews
94%
19 reviews
96%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
95%
7 reviews
96%
11 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
61%
6 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
29 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
19 reviews
82%
17 reviews
87%
3 reviews
79%
8 reviews
85%
6 reviews
74%
7 reviews
Techradar logo
79%
13 reviews
80%
18 reviews
83%
10 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
80%
4 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
79%
16 reviews
78%
15 reviews
70%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
70%
2 reviews
avforums.com logo
74%
14 reviews
74%
10 reviews
80%
2 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
10 reviews
50%
1 review
IT Reviews.com logo
64%
14 reviews
62%
9 reviews
74%
7 reviews
60%
3 reviews
70%
4 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
73%
8 reviews
67%
3 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
68%
5 reviews
whathifi.com logo
80%
7 reviews
82%
9 reviews
90%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
60%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
69%
9 reviews
92%
5 reviews
80%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
benchmark.pl logo
89%
8 reviews
87%
14 reviews
89%
3 reviews
87%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
01net.com logo
84%
10 reviews
64%
5 reviews
71%
2 reviews
63%
6 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%
3 reviews
82%
5 reviews
83%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
93%
9 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
83%
7 reviews
76%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
40%
2 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
72%
5 reviews
89%
5 reviews
lite-magazin.de logo
98%
12 reviews
97%
3 reviews
92%
6 reviews
soundandvision.com logo
70%
4 reviews
73%
2 reviews
78%
5 reviews
73%
1 review
83%
9 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
3 reviews
87%
3 reviews
82%
6 reviews
80%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
180 reviews
72%
85 reviews
70%
93 reviews
71%
107 reviews
74%
73 reviews
62%
34 reviews
Average
79%
422 reviews
77%
265 reviews
76%
218 reviews
73%
216 reviews
87%
195 reviews
70%
100 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Viewsonic Projectors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 35 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 35 awards for its projectors.

Compare all award winning projectors

Number of Awards Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony Viewsonic
projectorreviews.com logo
6
5
25
2
14
6
projectorcentral.com logo
10
12
14
6
6
9
Trusted Reviews logo
6
7
3
2
8
avforums.com logo
7
6
1
10
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
2
8
audiovision.de logo
5
4
1
6
5
PC Mag logo
3
15
1
1
homecinemachoice.com logo
2
5
3
2
7
soundandvision.com logo
2
1
4
1
8
Techradar logo
4
6
4
2
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
3
5
1
01net.com logo
6
1
3
3
benchmark.pl logo
1
8
1
2
Expert Reviews logo
2
4
1
1
4
ddworld.cz logo
7
4
1
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
f1cd.ru logo
9
lite-magazin.de logo
4
1
3
Digital Versus logo
2
1
1
3
elchapuzasinformatico.com logo
5
1
Other Expert Sites
34
10
31
13
12
13
Total
128
78
108
44
102
35

How Reliable Are Viewsonic Projectors?

We checked over 22,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Viewsonic projectors. over 40 of these reviews mention reliability of which 84% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Viewsonic projector owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

84% 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

Well built product
Amazon
I am trust Viewsonics reliability better than infocus
Bhphotovideo.com
It has JBL audio built in so the sound quality is good
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

the new unit was broken on delivery
Amazon
All I have now is a broken product
amazon.co.uk
Immediately broke after warranty - DO NOT BUY this JUNK
Bestbuy.com
I am not impressed with the unit's reliability I have used it a total of 8 times (17 hours total
Bhphotovideo.com

What is the Best Mid-Range Viewsonic Projector?

Viewsonic PX701HD

$590.66
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31dB
3,500 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
5,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
203W
LAMP POWER
$67
OVER 5 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at $590.66 is the Viewsonic PX701HD, which has a Kagoo Score of 82.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
Quieter than average noise level (31dB)
High contrast ratio (12000:1)
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control

A very economical to run and award winning 1080p average noise level projector, with a very good spec and a good price. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control and supports 3D and full HD.

89
Reviews
2 Reviews + 1 Award
83
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Popularity
Quite Popular
81
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Running Costs
$67 Over 5 Years
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Viewsonic PX701HD has good expert reviews and excellent user reviews with an average overall rating of 70%.

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Viewsonic PX701HD review and comparison
Viewsonic PX701HD review and comparison
ViewSonic PX701HD Unboxing Video
ViewSonic PX701HD Unboxing Video

The cheapest price that we could find for the PX701HD in the US is $590.66 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End Viewsonic Projector?

Viewsonic PS700X

$989.07
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WXGA
RESOLUTION
29dB
3,300 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
240W
LAMP POWER
0.23
THROW RATIO
$91
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Viewsonic projector then the Viewsonic PS700X takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 73, but is a bit more expensive at $989.07.

Features We Love:
Quieter than average noise level (29dB)
Supports 3D
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control
Supports full HD

An economical to run and fully featured WXGA quiet projector. It supports 3D and full HD and has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Value for Money
Good
76
Running Costs
$91 Over 5 Years
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the PS700X in the US is $989.07 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Ultimate Viewsonic Projector?

Viewsonic LS850WU

$3,299.99
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WUXGA
RESOLUTION
32dB
5,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
20,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
$95
OVER 5 YEARS

For those with an unlimited budget then the Viewsonic LS850WU 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:
Ultra high contrast ratio (3000000:1)
Quieter than average noise level (32dB)
Bright projector brightness (5,000 ANSI lumens)
Handheld remote control
Long service life of lamp (20,000h)

An economical to run and fully featured WUXGA average noise level multimedia projector, with great user reviews and contrast ratio. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN and supports full HD.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
63
Value for Money
Good
75
Running Costs
$95 Over 5 Years
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Owners report that Viewsonic LS850WU has brilliant user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this projector to others.

The cheapest price that we could find for the LS850WU in the US is $3,299.99 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Viewsonic Projector?

Viewsonic PS501W

$449.99
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Viewsonic PS501W
WXGA
RESOLUTION
32dB
3,400 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
5,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
200W
LAMP POWER
0.6:1
THROW RATIO
$59
OVER 5 YEARS

At only $449.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 85 the Viewsonic PS501W makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
High contrast ratio (22000:1)
Quieter than average noise level (32dB)
Supports 3D
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control

An excellently reviewed and extremely economical to run WXGA average noise level projector, with a good price and a very good spec. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a high contrast ratio and supports 3D. Multiple reviews mentioned that this projector has good picture quality.

96
Reviews
4 Reviews
85
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Value for Money
Very Good
95
Running Costs
$59 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Viewsonic PS501W has terrific user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this projector to others.

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ViewSonic PS501X 3400 Lumens XGA HDMI Short Throw Projector for Home and Office review
ViewSonic PS501X 3400 Lumens XGA HDMI Short Throw Projector for Home and Office review

The Viewsonic PS501W is 292mm wide, 115mm tall, 236mm deep and weighs 2.6kg.

Viewsonic PS501W front view
Viewsonic PS501W top view

The cheapest price that we could find for the PS501W in the US is $449.99 and in total we found 7 prices for it.

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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 Best High End Viewsonic Projector?
What is the Ultimate Viewsonic Projector?
What is the Best Budget Choice Viewsonic Projector?

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