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...
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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.
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”.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Does Not Support Full HD
Like most of the other projectors of this age and spec, the PJD5155 does not support full HD.
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.
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).
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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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.
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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Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
3,300 ANSI lumens
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-40 - 40
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
2,560 ANSI lumens
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
2,560 ANSI lumens
1 - 8
Screen Size Compatibility
30 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
Number of Colours
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL, PAL B, PAL, PAL D, PAL, PAL G, PAL, PAL H, PAL, PAL I, PAL, PAL M, PAL, PAL N, SECAM, SECAM, SECAM B, SECAM, SECAM D, SECAM, SECAM G, SECAM, SECAM K, SECAM, SECAM K, SECAM K1, SECAM, SECAM L
Ports & Interfaces
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
Card Reader Integrated
Noise Level (economic Mode)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, VIE
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