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 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 $150 for the PJD5155 which has a noise level of 34dB, is a projector that has a 22000:1 contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 800 x 600 (SVGA) 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 $999.
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. 4 best projector brand.
Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Viewsonic is the 4th best projector brand out there.
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.
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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 41 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
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price $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 has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its projectors than most other brands.
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 superior high def picture, was easy to use and had a good price. 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.
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.
We checked over 21,000 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 delivery from Amazon as expected
The built in speaker is great
the new unit was broken on delivery
I am not impressed with the unit's reliability I have used it a total of 8 times (17 hours total
Not built for loud outdoor viewing
Immediately broke after warranty - DO NOT BUY this JUNK
A great mid range choice, priced at $554.84 is the Viewsonic PS501W, which has a Kagoo Score of 88.
Features We Love:
High contrast ratio (22000:1)
Quieter than average noise level (32dB)
Long service life of lamp (5,000h)
The highest scoring 3D projector around, with a very good spec and a fair price. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a service life of lamp of 5,000h and supports 3D. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has good picture quality.
Value for Money
$56 Over 5 Years
Multiple reviews mentioned that Viewsonic PS501W has outstanding user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this projector to others.
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The Viewsonic PS501W is 292mm wide, 115mm tall, 236mm deep and weighs 2.6kg.
The cheapest price that we could find for the PS501W in the US is $554.84 and in total we found 7 prices for it.
At only $194 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)
Handheld remote control
A staggeringly quiet and multi award winning WVGA very high contrast ratio projector, with a very good spec and a cheap price. It has a handheld remote control, a built-in speaker and a card reader integrated and supports full HD. Customers report that it has superb picture quality and sound quality, and a very good battery life.
116 Reviews + 5 Awards
Value for Money
Our review analysis indicates that Viewsonic M1 has good expert reviews and good user reviews with an average overall rating of 77%, based on 116 reviews.
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