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Should You Buy a Viewsonic Projector?

Matthew
Updated 30 May 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 33,000 user and expert reviews and 730+ 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 $170 for the M1 which has a noise level of 25dB, is a projector that has a very low contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) and go up to $3,323 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 1920 x 1080 (Full HD). The average price of a new Viewsonic projector is $1,065.

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%
5,814 reviews
#2
Taiwan
92%
92%
3,747 reviews
#3
Taiwan
92%
92%
7,018 reviews
#4
Japan
91%
91%
648 reviews
#5
Taiwan
90%
90%
2,578 reviews
#6
NEC
Japan
88%
88%
112 reviews
#7
85%
85%
410 reviews
#8
Taiwan
84%
84%
1,728 reviews
#9
LG
South Korea
83%
83%
1,600 reviews
#10
United States
81%
81%
212 reviews
#11
Asus
Taiwan
80%
80%
319 reviews
#12
Kodak
77%
77%
176 reviews
#13
Anker
73%
73%
109 reviews
#14
Japan
71%
71%
52 reviews
#15
Netherlands
71%
71%
160 reviews
#16
71%
71%
42 reviews
#17
Taiwan
70%
70%
224 reviews
#18
Pyle Pro
68%
68%
24 reviews
#19
Irulu
68%
68%
5 reviews
#20
Japan
66%
66%
1 review
#21
3M
66%
66%
221 reviews
#22
DBPower
64%
64%
21 reviews
#23
UO
64%
64%
30 reviews
#24
AAXA Technologies
64%
64%
0 reviews
#25
ZTE
63%
63%
2 reviews
#26
Elmo
63%
63%
3 reviews
#27
XGIMI
62%
62%
56 reviews
#28
Japan
62%
62%
0 reviews
#29
Pyle
61%
61%
9 reviews
#30
Nebula
61%
61%
101 reviews
#31
Gigabyte
57%
57%
0 reviews
#32
Christie
57%
57%
0 reviews
#33
56%
56%
0 reviews
#34
Xiaomi
54%
54%
5 reviews
#35
Maxell
53%
53%
0 reviews
#36
Smart
53%
53%
1 review
#37
53%
53%
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 75%. 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 75%.

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
$1,440
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $24,499
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,065
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $15,499
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
36
4 stars
55
3 stars
20
2 stars
4
1 star
0
Viewsonic logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,670
4 stars
383
3 stars
108
2 stars
80
1 star
120
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 79% of expert reviews and 87% of user reviews for Viewsonic projectors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 87% respectively across all Projector brands.

Purchasers of Viewsonic projectors frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use and good at displaying high definition TV. 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
70%
42 reviews
71%
21 reviews
78%
41 reviews
67%
16 reviews
80%
1 review
72%
17 reviews
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
19 reviews
94%
21 reviews
95%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
96%
8 reviews
96%
11 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
78%
9 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
26 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
24 reviews
81%
22 reviews
87%
3 reviews
79%
8 reviews
85%
6 reviews
74%
7 reviews
Techradar logo
77%
18 reviews
78%
21 reviews
84%
9 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
80%
4 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
77%
20 reviews
78%
17 reviews
83%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
70%
2 reviews
avforums.com logo
75%
20 reviews
74%
10 reviews
77%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
9 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
87%
11 reviews
73%
8 reviews
67%
3 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
68%
5 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
10 reviews
138%
17 reviews
88%
4 reviews
83%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
whathifi.com logo
82%
9 reviews
82%
9 reviews
87%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
60%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
72%
10 reviews
92%
5 reviews
83%
6 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
CNET.com logo
66%
6 reviews
77%
4 reviews
72%
13 reviews
77%
4 reviews
71%
4 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
6 reviews
80%
8 reviews
90%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
94%
8 reviews
lite-magazin.de logo
98%
18 reviews
97%
3 reviews
98%
6 reviews
01net.com logo
82%
10 reviews
65%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
60%
1 review
audiovideohd.fr logo
82%
8 reviews
73%
6 reviews
90%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
40%
2 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
9 reviews
74%
6 reviews
72%
1 review
72%
5 reviews
88%
4 reviews
soundandvision.com logo
70%
5 reviews
78%
3 reviews
77%
4 reviews
73%
1 review
84%
10 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
4 reviews
83%
3 reviews
82%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
68%
222 reviews
72%
97 reviews
71%
96 reviews
70%
115 reviews
78%
73 reviews
66%
41 reviews
Average
79%
510 reviews
80%
301 reviews
80%
229 reviews
73%
222 reviews
88%
190 reviews
70%
107 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
8
5
27
2
14
6
projectorcentral.com logo
11
13
13
6
7
9
avforums.com logo
12
6
2
9
Trusted Reviews logo
7
9
3
2
8
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
3
7
audiovision.de logo
7
5
1
6
4
homecinemachoice.com logo
4
6
3
2
6
PC Mag logo
2
15
1
altomdata.dk logo
4
2
3
6
2
soundandvision.com logo
3
2
3
1
8
Techradar logo
4
6
4
2
Expert Reviews logo
3
4
3
1
4
ddworld.cz logo
11
4
benchmark.pl logo
1
10
1
2
01net.com logo
6
1
3
3
lite-magazin.de logo
5
1
3
f1cd.ru logo
9
elchapuzasinformatico.com logo
8
1
whathifi.com logo
1
2
1
5
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
Other Expert Sites
53
12
28
19
13
13
Total
170
89
108
49
103
35

How Reliable Are Viewsonic Projectors?

We checked over 33,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Viewsonic projectors. over 110 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

not a scratch or a dust particle on
amazon.co.uk
Well built product
Amazon
the built in speakers did not work when watching a movie file on a USB drive
Bhphotovideo.com

NOT RELIABLE

it was comparable to chewing broken glass initially since the mounting holes seem to be closer together than other projectors
amazon.co.uk
the new unit was broken on delivery
Amazon
It is fragile
Newegg.com
I am not impressed with the unit's reliability I have used it a total of 8 times (17 hours total
Bhphotovideo.com
Immediately broke after warranty - DO NOT BUY this JUNK
Bestbuy.com

What is the Best Mid-Range Viewsonic Projector?

Viewsonic PX703HD

$579.95
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Viewsonic PX703HD
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Viewsonic PX703HD
WUXGA
RESOLUTION
31dB
3,500 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
5,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
$67
OVER 5 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at $579.95 is the Viewsonic PX703HD, which has a Kagoo Score of 79.

Features We Love:
High contrast ratio (12000:1)
Quieter than average noise level (31dB)
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control
Supports full HD

A very economical to run and positively reviewed WUXGA average noise level multimedia projector, with a cheap price and a very good spec. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a high contrast ratio and supports full HD. Purchasers report that this multimedia projector has outstanding picture quality, a good display and it's really easy to use.

87
Reviews
3 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Popularity
Quite Popular
76
Value for Money
Very Good
89
Running Costs
$67 Over 5 Years
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Owners report that Viewsonic PX703HD has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the PX703HD in the US is $579.95 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End Viewsonic Projector?

Viewsonic PS700X

$779.00
eBay
Viewsonic PS700X
Buy Now
Viewsonic PS700X
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 75, but is a bit more expensive at $779.

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

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

81
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Value for Money
Good
77
Running Costs
$91 Over 5 Years
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the PS700X in the US is $779.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Ultimate Viewsonic Projector?

Viewsonic LS850WU

$3,101.98
Target PC Inc 1-888-311-4455
Viewsonic LS850WU
Buy Now
Viewsonic LS850WU
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 $3,101.98 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 77.

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)

A contrast ratio and fully featured WUXGA average noise level data projector, with great user reviews and low running costs. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN and supports full HD.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Popularity
Quite Popular
66
Value for Money
Good
77
Running Costs
$95 Over 5 Years
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Viewsonic LS850WU has fantastic user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the LS850WU in the US is $3,101.98 and in total we found 4 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?

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