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Should You Buy a Viewsonic Projector?

Matthew
Updated 27 June 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 $170 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 $3,478 for the LS750WU which has a noise level of 32dB, is a projector that has a 300000:1 contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 1920 x 1200. The average price of a new Viewsonic projector is $1,069.

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%
3,576 reviews
#2
Taiwan
94%
94%
2,820 reviews
#3
Taiwan
94%
94%
4,659 reviews
#4
Japan
93%
93%
576 reviews
#5
Taiwan
91%
91%
785 reviews
#6
Taiwan
87%
87%
973 reviews
#7
84%
84%
165 reviews
#8
United States
84%
84%
194 reviews
#9
NEC
Japan
82%
82%
80 reviews
#10
LG
South Korea
82%
82%
712 reviews
#11
Asus
Taiwan
82%
82%
258 reviews
#12
Taiwan
75%
75%
154 reviews
#13
73%
73%
39 reviews
#14
Gigabyte
73%
73%
336 reviews
#15
Japan
70%
70%
41 reviews
#16
XGIMI
70%
70%
29 reviews
#17
Netherlands
68%
68%
111 reviews
#18
Japan
67%
67%
1 review
#19
3M
67%
67%
108 reviews
#20
Anker
66%
66%
54 reviews
#21
AAXA Technologies
66%
66%
0 reviews
#22
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#23
ZTE
64%
64%
2 reviews
#24
Celluon
63%
63%
3 reviews
#25
Elmo
63%
63%
3 reviews
#26
Doogee
63%
63%
13 reviews
#27
Japan
63%
63%
0 reviews
#28
Kodak
63%
63%
2 reviews
#29
Nebula
62%
62%
9 reviews
#30
UO
62%
62%
21 reviews
#31
Pyle
61%
61%
7 reviews
#32
Christie
58%
58%
0 reviews
#33
57%
57%
0 reviews
#34
57%
57%
0 reviews
#35
Xiaomi
55%
55%
1 review
#36
54%
54%
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 $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
$1,099
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $19,999
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,069
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $17,499
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
439
4 stars
96
3 stars
28
2 stars
14
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 78% of expert reviews and 89% 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 was good at displaying high definition TV, 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 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%
19 reviews
95%
20 reviews
96%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
95%
7 reviews
96%
11 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
69%
6 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
29 reviews
hifitest.de logo
84%
20 reviews
82%
18 reviews
80%
3 reviews
79%
7 reviews
85%
6 reviews
74%
7 reviews
Techradar logo
79%
13 reviews
80%
18 reviews
82%
11 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
80%
4 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
79%
16 reviews
79%
14 reviews
75%
2 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
70%
2 reviews
avforums.com logo
74%
14 reviews
74%
10 reviews
77%
3 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
83%
8 reviews
83%
8 reviews
90%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
60%
1 review
benchmark.pl logo
89%
8 reviews
87%
15 reviews
89%
3 reviews
88%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
69%
9 reviews
92%
5 reviews
80%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
01net.com logo
82%
9 reviews
64%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
60%
1 review
CNET.com logo
77%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
72%
13 reviews
77%
4 reviews
71%
4 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
4 reviews
82%
5 reviews
87%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
93%
9 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
84%
7 reviews
77%
6 reviews
85%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
40%
2 reviews
lite-magazin.de logo
98%
12 reviews
100%
1 review
97%
3 reviews
92%
6 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
72%
5 reviews
89%
5 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
3 reviews
80%
3 reviews
82%
6 reviews
80%
3 reviews
soundandvision.com logo
70%
4 reviews
73%
2 reviews
77%
4 reviews
73%
1 review
83%
9 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
184 reviews
71%
86 reviews
68%
92 reviews
72%
106 reviews
74%
74 reviews
62%
34 reviews
Average
79%
429 reviews
78%
268 reviews
80%
220 reviews
73%
215 reviews
87%
196 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
projectorcentral.com logo
11
13
14
6
6
9
projectorreviews.com logo
5
5
25
2
14
6
Trusted Reviews logo
6
7
2
2
8
avforums.com logo
7
6
2
10
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
2
8
PC Mag logo
3
15
1
1
audiovision.de logo
5
4
6
5
homecinemachoice.com logo
3
5
2
2
7
Techradar logo
4
6
4
2
soundandvision.com logo
2
1
3
1
8
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
3
5
1
01net.com logo
5
1
1
3
3
Expert Reviews logo
2
4
1
1
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
3
elchapuzasinformatico.com logo
5
1
Digital Versus logo
2
1
3
Other Expert Sites
35
10
28
12
12
13
Total
129
79
101
43
102
35

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

reliable delivery from Amazon as expected
Amazon
Really cool feature to mention above all is that it has built in speakers
amazon.co.uk
The built in speaker is a nice touch for making presentations on the go
Bhphotovideo.com

NOT RELIABLE

Not built for loud outdoor viewing
Amazon
to use in my bedroom mainly as my TV broke in there
amazon.co.uk
Immediately broke after warranty - DO NOT BUY this JUNK
Bestbuy.com

What is the Best Mid-Range Viewsonic Projector?

Viewsonic PS501X

$521.46
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Viewsonic PS501X
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Viewsonic PS501X
WXGA
RESOLUTION
32dB
3,400 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
5,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
200W
LAMP POWER
0.6:1
THROW RATIO
$55
OVER 5 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at $521.46 is the Viewsonic PS501X, which has a Kagoo Score of 88.

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

A top-rated and economical to run WXGA average noise level projector, with a very good spec and a good price. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a high contrast ratio and supports 3D. Our review analysis indicates that this projector has good picture quality.

97
Reviews
4 Reviews
87
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Quite Popular
85
Value for Money
Very Good
96
Running Costs
$55 Over 5 Years
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Viewsonic PS501X has outstanding user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this projector to others.

Review: ViewSonic PS501X 3400 Lumens XGA HDMI Short Throw Projector for Home and Office
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The Viewsonic PS501X is 292mm wide, 115mm tall, 236mm deep and weighs 2.6kg.

Viewsonic PS501X front view
Viewsonic PS501X top view

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What is the Best High End Viewsonic Projector?

Viewsonic LS850WU

$3,298.98
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Viewsonic LS850WU
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Viewsonic LS850WU
WUXGA
RESOLUTION
32dB
5,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
20,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
$89
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Viewsonic projector then the Viewsonic LS850WU takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 72, but is a bit more expensive at $3,298.98.

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 good spec and economical to run WUXGA average noise level projector. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN and supports full HD.

79
Features
Good Features
62
Value for Money
Good
74
Running Costs
$89 Over 5 Years
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the LS850WU in the US is $3,298.98 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Viewsonic Projector?

Viewsonic M1

$178.45
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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 $178.45 and with a Kagoo Score of 79 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

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

91
Reviews
115 Reviews + 5 Awards
82
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Purchasers report 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 Best High End Viewsonic Projector?
What is the Best Budget Choice Viewsonic Projector?

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