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23 Reasons For
One Industry Award
The reviewer at one expert review site said that this projector was good value for money. This multimedia projector received a "Best Value Award" from Tweaktown.com.
Good Expert Reviews
This multimedia projector received an expert rating of 87 out of 100 from tweaktown.com.
User Reviews Are Excellent
People who bought this projector rated this projector as terrific on average.
Good Picture Quality
Several Viewsonic PJD5255 owners who reviewed it concluded that it had good picture quality.
Two customers who purchased the Viewsonic PJD5255 agreed that it had good colour saturation. David Gibbons rated this projector as very good and he mentioned on Amazon “Nice colours, very bright”. In October last year Van Rb said “Pure good colours” and gave the Viewsonic PJD5255 an excellent rating.
One person who bought it said that it had clear images.
Good Product Quality
Some people said in their reviews that it was good quality. Jim scored this projector 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon last year “Everything from fan noise to picture quality was a real noticeable upgrade” in his review. Mr. R. Case said on Amazon “Now to be able to see them on a big screen is such fabulous quality” in their review of this projector. Pvr mentioned this month “Very high quality unit, very quiet as well which is nice when you use it for presentations” in their review of this projector.
Easy to Use
A few Viewsonic PJD5255 reviewers concluded that this projector was easy to use. Jim mentioned in his Viewsonic PJD5255 review on Amazon “The image quality, brightness, colour and ease of use is perfect for those familiar with projectors.”. Jim also said “A big deal breaker for me was ease of use as its for a shared house”. Rolypoly said in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5255 on Amazon a few weeks ago “A lightweight, easy to use projector which produces a bright clear image from less than a metre away from the screen” and scored this projector 5 stars.
Some customers who purchased the Viewsonic PJD5255 considered that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon in October this year “Easy to set up/put away” and gave this projector a score of 5 stars. Tony Adams mentioned on Amazon “Turned up the next day, easy to set up, & the picture quality is excellent” in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5255 and rated it 5 stars.
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On average Viewsonic data projectors have excellent ratings as do all projectors manufactured by Viewsonic.
Good Sound Quality
A number of Viewsonic PJD5255 reviewers who reviewed this projector agreed that it had good sound quality. Mr. R. Case said in their review on Amazon “Floor standing speakers (the projector has a standard audio out socket”. A few weeks ago N. C. Granby wrote “There are small speakers in the machine.” and rated the product 80 out of 100.
A number of Viewsonic PJD5255 owners who reviewed the product thought it was lightweight. David Gibbons said “Light-weight, easy to focus” in his review of this projector and gave the Viewsonic PJD5255 an excellent review score.
One Viewsonic PJD5255 reviewer who reviewed this projector thought it was compact. Mr. R. Case mentioned in their Viewsonic PJD5255 review on Amazon “The sound was also better than I was expecting from such compact speakers” and scored it very highly.
Acceptable Noise Level
Two Viewsonic PJD5255 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was quiet. In October Pvr mentioned on Amazon “Very nice, quiet, widescreen projector” in their review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.
One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was noisy. This year David Gibbons wrote on Amazon “The sound is remarkably good (except for very loud explosion-like sounds in movies.” and gave the Viewsonic PJD5255 a very good review.
Good Value for Money
Expert review site Tweaktown.com highlighted in their review that this projector provided a good bang for your buck.
A number of people wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Jim rated the Viewsonic PJD5255 5 stars and he wrote in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5255 last year “The build quality, ease of use and extra features (like sound, HDMI”. In October this year Yulei Tian said in their review of this projector on Amazon “Well built product, full of functions” and gave it an excellent rating.
Good Technical Features
Two customers reckoned that it had good features. Yulei Tian wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “So far so good, lot of features to be explored”.
Good High Def TV
One Viewsonic PJD5255 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this projector was good at displaying high definition TV. Thomas scored it 5 stars and he wrote a few weeks ago “The best HD Beamer for this price”.
One person who bought it reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Mr. R. Case mentioned “This gives full, wireless, access to all my movies on PLEX, which are on my PC”.
One person who bought the Viewsonic PJD5255 thought it was a good design.
Good 3D Picture Quality
One Viewsonic PJD5255 reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. This month Thomas said “Clear picture and great 3D”.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The PJD5255 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PJD5255.
The PJD5255 supports 3D. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age also support 3D.
Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys
Most projectors of this age and type have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the Viewsonic PJD5255 which has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.
Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp
Similar spec projectors that came out around the same time as the PJD5255 have service life of lamps of between 2,000h and 30,000h. At 10,000 hours, the PJD5255 has a fairly long service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the PJD5255.
Quite Big Offset
The average offset of projectors that have been on the market for more than a year is 94%. At 120 percent, the Viewsonic PJD5255 has a fairly big offset compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type.
At only 2.1 kilograms, the Viewsonic PJD5255 is fairly light compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age. Data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PJD5255 have weights of between 9.7g and 18kg.
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Does Not Support Full HD
Most multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PJD5255 do not support full HD. The PJD5255 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
The PJD5255 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other data projectors of this age and type also do not support wi-Fi.
Fairly Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)
The quietest noise level (economic mode) of data projectors of a similar age and spec to the PJD5255 is 21dB, the loudest is 36dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 29dB. At 31 decibels, the PJD5255 has a quite loud noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other data projectors that are a comparable age to the PJD5255.
Very Small Optical Zoom
The PJD5255 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 1.1 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. The optical zooms of data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PJD5255 range from 1.1x to 1.9x, and the average optical zoom is 1.3x.
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4 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic PJD5255
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Viewsonic released the PJD5255.
Average Projector Brightness
With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the PJD5255 has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors that were released around the same time as the PJD5255.
Average Noise Level
With a noise level of 34 decibels, the Viewsonic PJD5255 has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.
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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution
The Viewsonic PJD5255 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).
Projector Native Resolution
3,200 ANSI lumens
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-40 - 40
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
-40 - 40
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
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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