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Viewsonic PJD2121 Projector

1800:1 SVGA (800x600) 31dB 400 ANSI Lumens Oct 2013
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The new ViewSonic PJD2121 compact portable projector leaves nothing behind but the weight. - Supports both 720p and 1080i HD formats- Brilliant images, produced at 400 lumens with a contrast ratio... More
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ViewSonic PJD2121 Portable Projector
ViewSonic PJD2121 400 Lumens Ultra Portable PICO DLP Projector 2.1LBS Quick Review

7 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This projector has an average expert rating of 81 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and projectorcentral.com. The projector expert review sites think this 1800:1 contrast ratio projector is one of the very best projectors of this type and age.

Excellent Brand

On average Viewsonic projectors are rated 90%, which is in the top 5% of all projector manufacturers that we have looked at.

Easy to Use

Two Viewsonic PJD2121 owners who reviewed it thought it was easy to setup. Projectorcentral.com wrote in their review of this projector “The Viewsonic PJD2121 portable projector produces a fantastic image, has a short throw lens and is simple to set up and use” and rated it 4 stars. Projectorcentral.com also said “The Viewsonic PJD2121 produces a fantastic image, has a short throw lens and is simple to set up and use”.

Good Picture Quality

One customer said in their reviews that this projector had good colour saturation. Expert website Techcrunch.com wrote “The colors crisp”.

Nice Design

One customer who purchased this projector considered that it was good looking. Expert review site Techcrunch.com said “The price is pretty” .

Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 31 decibels, the PJD2121 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The noise levels of 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years range from 31dB to 39dB.

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Light

At only 980 grams, the Viewsonic PJD2121 is quite light compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PJD2121. Across all the 1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the PJD2121 the weights range from 980g to 27kg, and the average weight is 7.2kg.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The PJD2121 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the PJD2121 also do not support wi-Fi.

Alternative projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the Casio XJ-A147[plb_2469836_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD

The PJD2121 does not support full HD. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support 3D

The Viewsonic PJD2121 does not support 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type also do not support 3D.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 400 ANSI lumens, the Viewsonic PJD2121 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec. Across all the data projectors of this spec and age the projector brightnesss range from 400 ANSI lumens to 6,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,100 ANSI lumens.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to look at the Casio XJ-A242[plb_2571903_price] (2,500 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the PJD2121 is SVGA (800x600). That's 53% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800). Across all multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PJD2121 the resolution ranges from VGA (640x480) (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Very Small Bulb Power

1800:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years have bulb powers of between 50W and 300W, and the average bulb power is 230W. The PJD2121 has a fairly small bulb power (only 50 Watts) compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the PJD2121.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

At only 2,000 hours, the Viewsonic PJD2121 has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec. The average service life of lamp of comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PJD2121 is 17,000h, and the service life of lamps range from 2,000h to 20,000h.

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Very Small Matrix Size

At only 0.55 inches, the PJD2121 has a quite small matrix size compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec. Multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the PJD2121 have matrix sizes of between 0.55" and 0.7".

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2 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic PJD2121

Released Over Three Years Ago

Viewsonic released the PJD2121 over three years ago.

1280 X 1024 (SXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Viewsonic PJD2121 is 1280 x 1024 (SXGA). That's 32% less resolution than the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). This multimedia projector also support a supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
DC-In Jack
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
Timeshift
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

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17 February 2010

The ViewSonic PJD2121 is a touch larger than palmtop projectors, but it's also brighter, which lets it do a better job standing up to any given level of ambient light. Buy it now...

Smaller and lighter than most standard projectors
Brighter than palmtops
Only video connection is for component video
No control for computer mouse
16 December 2009

Short Version: The PJD2121 is a portable projector mainly intended for the business user. The display is bright, the colors crisp, and the contrast is high enough that you don?t need to be in a... Read more…

15 December 2009

The Viewsonic PJD2121 produces a fantastic image, has a short throw lens and is simple to set up and use. It comes with some novel features and options such as the wireless gateway. It is backed...

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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.14 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 4 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers viewsonic pjd2121
Barcodes 00766907365412, 07669073654126
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