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Viewsonic PJD5155 Projector

2400:1 SVGA (800x600) 34dB Dec 2014
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The LightStream PJD5155 makes a big statement with its elegant style and price defying audiovisual performance. Its curvaceous design, which includes a tactile keypad and non-slip foot pads, also... More
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21 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This Viewsonic multimedia projector received a score of 70 out of 100 from data projector expert review site PC Mag.

User Reviews Are Excellent

This Viewsonic projector has a brilliant average user rating based on 22 user reviews.

Good Picture Quality

Five people who reviewed the Viewsonic PJD5155 reckoned that it had good picture quality. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5155 on PC Mag “It has decent data and video image quality for a low-resolution (SVGA) model”.

Some Viewsonic PJD5155 owners who reviewed the Viewsonic PJD5155 reckoned that it had good colour saturation. David Gibbons said in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5155 on Amazon in December “Nice colours, very bright”. Van Rb scored this projector very highly and he said “Pure good colours”.

One person who purchased the Viewsonic PJD5155 thought it had clear images.

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Easy to Use

Several Viewsonic PJD5155 owners said in their reviews that this projector was easy to use. Jim wrote in his Viewsonic PJD5155 review “A big deal breaker for me was ease of use as its for a shared house”.

A number of Viewsonic PJD5155 owners who bought it concluded that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer scored it very highly and wrote in their review of this projector on Amazon “Easy to set up/put away”. Tony Adams wrote in his review on Amazon last year “Turned up the next day, easy to set up, & the picture quality is excellent”.

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Good Product Quality

A few people who bought the product concluded that it was good quality. Last year Jim said in his Viewsonic PJD5155 review “The image quality, brightness, colour and ease of use is perfect for those familiar with projectors.” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Jim also mentioned “Everything from fan noise to picture quality was a real noticeable upgrade”. Jim also wrote “The build quality, ease of use”.

Viewsonic Has Excellent Projector Reviews

Viewsonic has excellent average ratings for its 2400:1 contrast ratio projectors as well as across its entire projector range compared to other manufacturers.

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Robust

A number of customers who reviewed it agreed that it was well made. Yulei Tian rated the product 5 stars and wrote on Amazon in December “Well built product, full of functions” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5155. Pcmag.com rated it 4 stars and mentioned on PC Mag “A solid set of ports”. Pcmag.com also said “The ViewSonic LightStream PJD5155 is a bright data projector, with solid image quality, that can be had for a modest price”.

Good Sound Quality

Several people who bought it wrote that it had good sound quality. Mr. R. Case rated it 5 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon “Floor standing speakers (the projector has a standard audio out socket”. In December this year N. C. Granby mentioned in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5155 “There are small speakers in the machine.” and scored the product 80 out of 100.

Good Size

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the Viewsonic PJD5155 was lightweight. This year David Gibbons mentioned in his review of this projector on Amazon “Light-weight, easy to focus” and gave this projector a score of 5 stars. Rolypoly wrote on Amazon this month “A lightweight, easy to use projector which produces a bright clear image from less than a metre away from the screen”.

One person wrote in their reviews that the Viewsonic PJD5155 was compact. Mr. R. Case mentioned on Amazon “The sound was also better than I was expecting from such compact speakers” in their review.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Some customers who reviewed it agreed that it was quiet. Pvr mentioned in their review of this projector “Very nice, quiet, widescreen projector”. Pvr also mentioned “Very high quality unit, very quiet as well which is nice when you use it for presentations”.

One person who bought the product reckoned that it was noisy. David Gibbons mentioned “The sound is remarkably good (except for very loud explosion-like sounds in movies.” in his review and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

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Good Technical Features

A number of Viewsonic PJD5155 reviewers who bought it thought it had good features. This month Yulei Tian gave it a rating of 5 stars and said “So far so good, lot of features to be explored” in their review of this projector.

Good High Def TV

One Viewsonic PJD5155 owner who purchased it concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. This month Thomas mentioned in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5155 “The best HD Beamer for this price” and scored the Viewsonic PJD5155 very highly.

Good Connectivity

One Viewsonic PJD5155 reviewer said in their reviews that this projector was wifi compatible. In December last year Mr. R. Case wrote “This gives full, wireless, access to all my movies on PLEX, which are on my PC” in their Viewsonic PJD5155 review and gave the product a score of 5 stars.

Nice Design

One customer who reviewed it mentioned that it was a good design.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Viewsonic PJD5155 owner who reviewed this projector concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. This year Thomas said “Clear picture and great 3D”.

Supports 3D

The PJD5155 supports 3D, which is unusual. Most of the other data projectors of a similar age and spec to the PJD5155 do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other 2400:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years, the PJD5155 has a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to consider including the Viewsonic PJD5153[plb_2754183_price] which has better reviews.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PJD5155 only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however the PJD5155 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp

At 10,000 hours, the PJD5155 has a very long service life of lamp compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the PJD5155. The average service life of lamp of projectors that are a comparable age to the PJD5155 is 3,800h.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of 2400:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PJD5155 is 4,100h. When compared to other similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago, the PJD5155's service life of lamp (economic mode) of 6,000 hours is one of the longest.

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Very Light

At only 2.1 kilograms, the PJD5155 is fairly light compared to most of the other 2400:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago. Across all the 2400:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the PJD5155 the weights range from 2.1kg to 20kg, and the average weight is 8.2kg.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors of this age and spec, the PJD5155 does not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The PJD5155 does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support wi-Fi.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Projector Native Resolution

The PJD5155 has a maximum resolution of SVGA (800x600). That's 53% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800). Across all data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PJD5155 the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is VGA (640x480).

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Very Small Bulb Power

At only 190 Watts, the PJD5155 has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other 2400:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the PJD5155. Projectors of a similar age and spec to the PJD5155 have bulb powers of between 190W and 400W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic PJD5155

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Viewsonic released the PJD5155.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,300 ANSI lumens, the PJD5155 has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 34 decibels, the PJD5155 has a relatively standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the PJD5155.

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Offset
Video
3D
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Out
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Password Protection
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
8 May 2015

The ViewSonic LightStream PJD5155 is a bright data projector, with solid image quality, that can be had for a modest price...

Modestly priced
Portable
Bright
Can project 3D content from Blu-ray players, as well as PCs
Soft volume on audio
Lacks carrying case

User Reviews

(21)
Reviewed 6 May 2015 by BruceL
(Verified Purchase)

I got this for our Church becouse our old Epson just kept getting dimmer. It looks as though it will meet our need for brightness. Has a nice sharp picture. But lacks some things one would think... Read more…

Reviewed 31 May 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Great projector! Clear picture, nice color, and easy to set up/put away.

(Verified Purchase)

Cheap and good design as long as you can live with the low resolution.

Reviewed 15 May 2016 by N. C. Granby
(Verified Purchase)

Works fine, with a bright picture. There are small speakers in the machine, but not strong enough for any important use of audio. It does lack an HDMI slot, but the price reflects that.

Reviewed 14 May 2016 by David Gibbons
(Verified Purchase)

We have it ceiling mounted in our little shop and it works a treat. Nice colours, very bright, and the sound is remarkably good (except for very loud explosion-like sounds in movies, but then we... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $64.31
Electricity cost when on standby $2.79
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Total running cost over 5 years $67.10
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.44 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

Manufacturer Part Numbers viewsonic code, viewsonic pjd5155, viewsonic 800x600, viewsonic pjd51555, viewsonic pjd5155l, viewsonic pjd51555l, viewsonic projector3, viewsonic projector3d
Barcodes 00766907773019, 00766907776218, 00799916381616, 00799916381630, 05054629706596, 07669077730192

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