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Viewsonic PJD5134 Projector

15000:1 SVGA (800x600) 32dB Dec 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
The PJD5134 is a high-performance SVGA 800x600 DLP projector with 2800 ANSI lumens and 15000:1 contrast ratio. This projector is packed with features including HDMI, DynamicECO, multiple PC and... More
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Excellent Owner Reviews

PJD5134 owners on average rated this data projector as exceptional.

Good Product Quality

A number of people considered that the Viewsonic PJD5134 was good quality. Three years ago Matthew Lyon rated the product as excellent and he mentioned “Brilliant quality”. Mrs F. scored this projector 5 stars and she wrote on Amazon “Fantastic Quality, Speedy Delivery” in her review. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned “The ViewSonic PJD5134 $329.99 at Amazon provides decent image quality and a good range of connectivity choices as a budget-priced, low-resolution portable data projector”.

Good Picture Quality

Several Viewsonic PJD5134 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Expert website Pcmag.com rated it 70 out of 100 and mentioned three years ago “Other choices may wow you with better image quality.”. It Reviews.com mentioned also three years ago “Decent data image quality” .

Viewsonic Has Excellent Multimedia Projector Reviews

Based on 583 owner and expert reviews, Viewsonic has excellent reviews for its data projectors. Viewsonic also has excellent reviews specifically within its 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors range compared to other manufacturers.

Good Connectivity

A few Viewsonic PJD5134 reviewers agreed that it was good in terms of connectivity. Itreviews.com mentioned on expert review site IT Reviews.com “The ViewSonic PJD5134 provides decent image quality and a good range of connectivity choices as a budget-priced, low-resolution portable data projector” in their review of this projector although they only gave the Viewsonic PJD5134 a rating of 3 stars. It Reviews.com said “Good set of connectivity choices” in their Viewsonic PJD5134 review.

Easy to Use

One Viewsonic PJD5134 owner thought this projector had a good experience. Sanjay Gurung said in their review of this projector “I am very happy with the image quality and the movie experience has been more better” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

Good Size

One Viewsonic PJD5134 reviewer who bought the product thought it was lightweight. It Reviews.com wrote on IT Reviews.com “Lightweight and portable” however they scored it 3 stars.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Viewsonic PJD5134 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was noisy. Two years ago K J H Farrelly scored it very highly and mentioned “Picture quality is excellent and it is fan noise is far lower than our old projector” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5134.

Robust

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “The ViewSonic PJD5134 provides solid data image quality” in their review of this projector.

Supports 3D

The Viewsonic PJD5134 supports 3D. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for more than two years also support 3D.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other data projectors which support 3D and we think the Viewsonic PJD5234[plb_1481513_price], the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030[plb_2254510_price], and the Optoma X401[plb_1995677_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PJD5134 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the PJD5234[pl_1481513_price], or the PJD7333[pl_1875423_price] both from Viewsonic or the Infocus IN116A[plb_2100766_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is typical of many similar spec data projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Two Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Ins

The Viewsonic PJD5134 has more component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) ins than most of the data projectors of a similar age and spec to the PJD5134. This Viewsonic multimedia projector is a two component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in multimedia projector compared to most of the 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PJD5134 which only have one component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 2.1 kilograms, the Viewsonic PJD5134 is one of the lighter comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PJD5134 amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. The weights of projectors of this spec and age range from 1.3kg to 27kg, and the average weight is 6.5kg.

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6 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com the average expert rating of this projector is 65 out of 100.

Inferior Sound Quality

One Viewsonic PJD5134 reviewer who bought the Viewsonic PJD5134 concluded that it did not have good sound quality. Stuart mentioned “It's a good project with a really clear picture with just a few downsides like the internal speakers are poor” in his Viewsonic PJD5134 review yet he gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other data projectors of this type and age, the PJD5134 does not support full HD.

It is worth also looking at other projectors which also support full HD including the Optoma X401[plb_1995677_price], the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030[plb_2254510_price], or the Viewsonic PRO8600[plb_1596542_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The PJD5134 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PJD5134 also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering alternative multimedia projectors which also support wi-Fi including the EB Z9870U[pl_3022342_price], or the EB-Z11000[pl_2549617_price] both from Epson or the Optoma EX400[plb_2110318_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Projector Native Resolution

The Viewsonic PJD5134 has a maximum resolution of SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

This projector's resolution (SVGA (800x600)) is in fact the worst resolution across all projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

A WUXGA (1920x1200) projector native resolution is the best resolution amongst similar types of projector.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,800 ANSI lumens, the PJD5134 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for more than two years. The projector brightnesss of projectors that came out around the same time as the PJD5134 range from 700 ANSI lumens to 11,000 ANSI lumens.

There are a number of alternative 2,800 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available that you might also want to look at including the PJD5234[pl_1481513_price], the PJD5533W[pl_1500188_price], or the PJD5132[pl_1527047_price] all from Viewsonic which has better reviews.

If you want a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the Viewsonic PJD6245[plb_1530989_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens), the Optoma X302[plb_1725842_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens), or the Infocus IN116A[plb_2100766_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this 15000:1 contrast ratio data projector was released.

Average Noise Level

At 32 decibels, the PJD5134 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PJD5134.

There are a number of other 32dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available that you might want to consider including the PJD5132[pl_1527047_price], the PJD5232[pl_1530986_price], or the PJD6235[pl_1530988_price] all from Viewsonic which has better reviews.

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Specification

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Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
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3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
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RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Noise Reduction
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Design
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Display
Built-In Display
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Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
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Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
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Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(2)

IT Reviews.com

7 March 2013

The ViewSonic PJD5134 provides solid data image quality and HDMI connectivity in a budget-priced portable projector...

Low price
Decent data image quality
Good set of connectivity choices
Lightweight and portable
Good lamp life
Feeble audio
No carrying case
Rainbow effect in video
28 February 2013

The ViewSonic PJD5134 provides solid data image quality and HDMI connectivity in a budget-priced portable projector...

User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 15 March 2015 by TheFatMan
TheFatMan would recommend the ViewSonic PJD5134 (Verified Purchase)

I've only used it a few times but it works for what I need. I tried it in a couple places with higher and lower light. Higher ambient light washes quite a bit but still visible. Medium ambient... Read more…

Reviewed 29 April 2015 by Anne J
(Verified Purchase)

Brilliant delivery thank you - great product! :).

Reviewed 6 March 2015 by Waynesworld
(Verified Purchase)

Great starter projector,bought this one first for about.

Reviewed 5 January 2015 by Mrs F.
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic Quality, Speedy Delivery. 100 times better than I expected.

Reviewed 23 December 2014 by Sanjay Gurung
(Verified Purchase)

I am very happy with the image quality and the movie experience has been more better.

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Electricity cost when switched on $60.53
Electricity cost when on standby $5.57
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Total running cost over 5 years $66.10
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00054460139305, 00172302796889, 00704364109774, 00766907664010, 00803982808936, 05125889665210, 07044447796211, 07669076640102

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