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Viewsonic PJD5153

Viewsonic PJD5153
96
Reviews
32 Reviews
65
Features
Good Features
66
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
98
Value for Money
Excellent
82
Age
20 Months Old
92
Running Costs
£70 Over 5 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A low cost and excellently reviewed SVGA average noise level projector, with a good spec and very low running costs. It has brilliant picture quality and it's very easy to use, and to setup.
800 X 600 (SVGA) 32dB Low 3,200 ANSI Lumens May 2017
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Representing excellent value for money and with outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Viewsonic PJD5153 number 862 across all projectors.

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Kagoo Score
96
Reviews
66
Features
98
Value for Money
83
Age
92
Running Costs

84

84
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 84?

It has marvellous user reviews with an average user rating of 94%, based on 32 reviews.
At over a year old this multimedia projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of only £70 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 14% of all 1,481 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Quieter than average noise level
Low contrast ratio
Does not have a handheld remote control
Smaller than average bulb power

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each projector by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the projector is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec projectors come to market, the older projectors will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Reviews

Average Review Score

4.7 stars (32 reviews)

78%

of Customers Would Recommend
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What Are People Saying About the Viewsonic PJD5153?

Picture Quality
17
1
Noise Level
2
2
Ease of Use
6
0
Price
7
0
Sound Quality
1
1
Features
4
0
High Definition Quality
1
0
Design
2
0
Size and Weight
1
0
Environmental Considerations
1
0
Robustness
1
0
Many Customers Thought it Had a Good Price
  • Awesome value and quality! Great projector! Clear picture, nice color, and easy to set up/put away.
    Amazon Customer - Amazon 31 May 2016
  • ... the next day, easy to set up, & the picture quality is excellent. Very good value for money...
    Tony Adams - Amazon 29 May 2015
  • ... the next day, easy to set up, & the picture quality is excellent. Very good value for money...
    Tony - Amazon.co.uk 29 May 2015
  • ... quality, ease of use and extra features (like sound, HDMI and 3D) all make it well worth the price tag. But also anyone considering upgrading or even moving ...
    Jim - Amazon 25 Nov 2015
  • One Person Thought it Was Solidly Made
    View All Reviews About Robustness
    One Person Thought it Was a Good Size
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    One Person Thought it Was Well Designed
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    Seven People Thought it Was Not Difficult to Use

    Several people thought that the Viewsonic PJD5153 was very easy to use and to setup.

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    Very Easy to Use
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Illuminating. A lightweight, easy to use projector which produces a bright clear image from less than a metre away from the screen.
    Rolypoly - Amazon 22 Mar 2016
  • ... recommend this projector enough. The image quality, brightness, colour and ease of use is perfect for those familiar with projectors, but also people who ...
    Jim - Amazon 25 Nov 2015
  • ... enough. The image quality, brightness, colour and ease of use is perfect for those familiar with projectors, but also people who are new to this world ...
    Jim - Amazon 25 Nov 2015
  • ... Macbook air all to the same satisfaction. A big deal breaker for me was ease of use as its for a shared house. With both controls on the box and on the ...
    Jim - Amazon 25 Nov 2015
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    Very Easy to Setup
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Some Customers Thought it Has Useful Technical Features

    Several people thought that the Viewsonic PJD5153 had good features and had a good display.

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    Has Good Features
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Well built product, full of functions. So far so good, lot of features to be explored.
    Yulei tian - Amazon 27 Feb 2016
  • ... you turn the sound track right down. The short-throw is a great feature as you can put the projector close to the screen. My daughter loves this as she ...
    Mr. R. Case - Amazon 29 Aug 2015
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    Has a Good Display
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    One Person Thought it Had an Environmentally Responsible Design
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    Some Owners Thought it Had an OK Noise Level
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    The Vast Majority of Owners Thought it Produced a Good Quality Picture

    Over 10 people thought that the Viewsonic PJD5153 had excellent picture quality and three people thought that it also had good colour saturation.

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    Has Superb Picture Quality
    16 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • Turned up the next day, easy to set up, & the picture quality is excellent. Very good value for money...
    Tony Adams - Amazon 29 May 2015
  • Turned up the next day, easy to set up, & the picture quality is excellent. Very good value for money...
    Tony - Amazon.co.uk 29 May 2015
  • ... projector would have slightly faded colours compared to a plasma TV, but the picture is awesome. The energy saving mode to extend bulb life does give a ...
    Mr. R. Case - Amazon 29 Aug 2015
  • ... image could prove to be a bit of a pain, twisting the lens the smallest of fractions trying to get a crisp picture - however with the PJD5555W it couldn't ...
    Jim - Amazon 25 Nov 2015
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    Has Good Colour Saturation
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    One Person Thought it Had a Superior High Def Picture
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    One Person Thought the Viewsonic PJD5153 Produced High Quality Sound
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    How Good Are Viewsonic Data Projectors?

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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Quieter than average noise level
    Low contrast ratio
    Has a built-in speaker
    RoHS compliance
    800 x 600 (SVGA) resolution
    Average projector brightness
    Average service life of lamp
    Does not have a handheld remote control
    Smaller than average bulb power
    Does not support full HD

    What the Reviews Say

    Seven people thought it was not difficult to use
    Some customers thought it has useful technical features
    The vast majority of owners thought it produced a good quality picture
    800 X 600 (SVGA) Resolution

    The PJD5153 has an 800 x 600 (SVGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 (WXGA) resolution found on most projectors. §.

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    Quieter Than Average Noise Level
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    The noise level of the PJD5153 of only 32dB is in the quietest 34% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The average noise level of all projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 54dB.

    What does "noise level" mean? Less Edit
    Low Contrast Ratio

    The PJD5153 has a Low contrast ratio which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a Medium contrast ratio. Across all projectors the worst contrast ratio is Very Low and the best is Ultra High. A contrast ratio of between 1,000 and 3,000.

    A contrast ratio of between 1,000 and 3,000.

    What does "contrast ratio" mean? Less Edit
    Average Projector Brightness
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    The projector brightness of the PJD5153 of 3,200 ANSI lumens is pretty typical compared to most other data projectors. It is in the brightest 49% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

    What does "projector brightness" mean? Less Edit
    Average Service Life of Lamp
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    The service life of lamp of the PJD5153 of 5,000h is fairly standard compared to most other data projectors. It is in the longest 64% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

    What does "service life of lamp" mean? Less Edit
    Has a Built-in Speaker
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    The PJD5153 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

    What is a built-in speaker? Less Edit
    Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control

    The Viewsonic PJD5153 does not have a handheld remote control, unlike 81% of multimedia projectors which have a handheld remote control.

    What is a handheld remote control? Less Edit
    Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

    The bulb power of the PJD5153 of only 190W is very small compared to most other projectors. It is smaller than 96% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The bulb powers of projectors range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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    Does Not Support Full HD

    Like most other projectors, the Viewsonic PJD5153 does not support full HD. 63% of data projectors do not support full HD.

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    RoHS Compliance
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    The Viewsonic PJD5153 is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 83% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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    98
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    The chart below compares the value for money of the Viewsonic PJD5153 (the red dot) against some of its competitors (the blue dots). Hover on a blue dot to see additional info for each competitor. Click the dot to view that product.

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    What the Reviews Say

    Many customers thought it had a good price
    83
    Age

    Viewsonic PJD5153 Release Date

    May 2017

    This data projector has been on the market since May 2017.

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    When Are Most New Viewsonic Data Projectors Released?

    Most new Viewsonic multimedia projectors tend to be released between March and May.

    If you want the latest Viewsonic data projector technology you may want to consider waiting until March 2019. Also the price of the current Viewsonic data projectors may drop off just before the latest models are released in March. In March 2017 four new Viewsonic projectors were released making it the biggest month that year for new Viewsonic projector releases. The biggest month in 2016 for new Viewsonic projector releases was May, with 10 new Viewsonic projectors released that month. January was the biggest month in 2015 for new Viewsonic multimedia projectors, with three new Viewsonic multimedia projectors released that month.

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    How Fast Do Viewsonic Projector Prices Drop After Release?

    Viewsonic multimedia projectors tend to depreciate faster than most data projectors.

    Most data projectors drop in price by 2% in the first 6 months after release. In the first 6 months after release, Viewsonic data projectors drop in price by 7% on average. On a typical new Viewsonic data projector costing $1,556, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average $107.

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    92
    Running Costs

    Running Costs Are Low

    The average running cost of the PJD5153 is only £70 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 14% of all 1,481 projectors.

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    Electricity cost when switched on $53.96
    Electricity cost when on standby $3.32
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    Total running cost over 5 years $57.28
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    Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.32 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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    To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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    78%

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    78% of Customers Would Recommend
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    Viewsonic PJD5153 Specification

    Key Features
    Projector Native Resolution
    Noise Level
    Contrast Ratio
    Projector
    Projector Brightness
    Matrix Type
    Maximum Analog Resolution
    Keystone Correction, Vertical
    Matrix Size
    Minimum Vertical Synchronization
    Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
    Maximum Vertical Synchronization
    Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
    Zoom Capability
    Zoom Ratio
    Projection Distance
    Supported Aspect Ratios
    Screen Size Compatibility
    Native Aspect Ratio
    Projection Technology
    Zoom Type
    Lamps
    Lamp
    Bulb Power
    Service Life of Lamp
    Lens System
    Focus
    Video
    3D
    Supported Graphics Resolutions
    Full HD
    Supported Video Modes
    Analog Signal Format System
    Ports & Interfaces
    RS-232 Port
    DVI Port
    S-Video Inputs
    Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
    Headphone Outputs
    Composite Video in
    USB Connector Type
    USB 2.0 Port
    VGA (D-Sub) Port
    Networking
    Wi-Fi
    Ethernet LAN
    Multimedia
    Built-in Speaker
    RMS Rated Power
    Design
    Colour
    Product Type
    Display
    Built-in Display
    Power
    Power Consumption (Standby)
    Power Consumption (Typical)
    Power Source
    AC Input Frequency
    AC Input Voltage
    Operational Conditions
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
    Certificates
    Certification
    RoHS Compliance
    Weight & Dimensions
    Weight
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Packaging Content
    Handheld Remote Control

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    viewsonic pjd5153

    Barcodes

    00076690772817, 00741755107575, 00766907728170, 00766907772814, 00766907772913, 00779184220442, 05054629093191, 07669077728144, 07669077729134

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