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Viewsonic PJD5255L Projector

22000:1 XGA (1024x768) 32dB 3,300 ANSI Lumens Mar 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date $69.51 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good quality
Expert reviews are poor
Does not have a good remote control
32 Reviews

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Reviews

User Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 31 user reviews this data projector has a terrific average user rating. Over 87% of reviewers gave this data projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars. If all the projectors of a comparable spec and age are ranked by average user review score then this multimedia projector is in the top 1%.

Viewsonic Has Excellent Data Projector Reviews

We checked 686 expert and user reviews (including 38 verified purchases) for Viewsonic projectors and found that on average Viewsonic has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Viewsonic has excellent ratings specifically within its 22000:1 contrast ratio projectors range. 100% of those that bought a Viewsonic projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Expert review website PC Mag scored this Viewsonic data projector 60%.


Design

Good Quality

Ten customers who bought this projector thought it was good quality. Amazon.co.uk said in their review of this projector “Small form factor, high quality components, good internal design, 600W energy efficient power supply, built-in WiFi” . Pcmag.com wrote on expert website PC Mag “Its data-image quality is solid” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5255L. Pcmag.com also said “It has good brightness and solid data-image quality” in their review.

Easy to Setup

Five customers said in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Amazon.co.uk rated the product a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “Easy to setup” in their review of this projector. Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “Running Ubuntu Server 14.04.2 just fine with Logitech Nano receive for wireless keyboard (to setup OS” in their review.

Four customers who purchased the product concluded that it was easy to use. Jim wrote “The image quality, brightness, colour and ease of use is perfect for those familiar with projectors.” in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5255L and rated the product a maximum of 5 stars. Jim also said “The build quality, ease of use and extra features (like sound, HDMI” in his review. Jim also wrote “A big deal breaker for me was ease of use as its for a shared house” in his review.

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Well Designed

Three customers considered that this projector was well designed. Amazon.co.uk said “Good design (Internally and externally” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5255L. Es said in their review of this projector on Amazon “Cheap and good design as long as you can live with the low resolution” yet they gave it a rating of 3 stars out of 5.

One person said in their reviews that it was good looking. Amazon.co.uk said “Low power drain after booted up, about 9 watts and runs pretty cool” in their review of this projector.

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Well Made

Nine owners mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Amazon.co.uk said “This case can fit everything you really ever need for a small and mobile build”. Amazon.co.uk also wrote “Although my final build did not contain it” in their review. Amazon.co.uk also wrote “This case has a well thought out construction and is carefully organized to allow for maximum potential in terms of performance” in their review.

One owner said in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Amazon.co.uk wrote “Case is extremely sturdy (but heavy”.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Two people who reviewed it mentioned that it had good features. Yulei Tian mentioned “So far so good, lot of features to be explored” in their review of this projector and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Good Picture Quality

Three owners who bought the product considered that it had good picture quality. Jim wrote on Amazon.co.uk two years ago “Everything from fan noise to picture quality was a real noticeable upgrade”. One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it had clear images.

One owner concluded that it had good colour saturation. Van Rb gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and he mentioned two years ago “Pure good colours” in his review of this projector.

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Good Sound Quality

Five owners wrote in their reviews that the product had good sound quality. Amazon.co.uk mentioned in April last year “Nice package with lots of USB ports, LAN, Optical audio, US 3.0”. D. P. gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on Amazon.co.uk last year “Camera optics are great; audio is perfect” in their review of this projector. In April last year N. C. Granby wrote “There are small speakers in the machine.” in their review of this projector.

Can Project 3D Content

Two people who reviewed the product said that it had a good 3D picture quality. Pc Mag wrote in their review of this projector on PC Mag “Can project 3D content” but even so they gave it a score of 3 stars out of 5. Thomas mentioned on Amazon “Clear picture and great 3D”.

Good At Displaying High Definition TV

Three people who bought it concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Last year Amazon.co.uk mentioned “After upgrading to the latest Intel HD drivers, 1080p playback is great for the most”. Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “I have not had any issues with viewing HD on youtube with the quad core” in their review. Thomas said on Amazon “The best HD Beamer for this price” in his review of this projector and gave it a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Does Not Have a Good Remote Control

One person who reviewed this projector thought it did not have a good remote control. Amazon.co.uk said “I wish this thing came with a remote were you can power it on” .


Weight & Dimensions

Compact

Two owners wrote in their reviews that it was lightweight. Pcmag.com mentioned “It's lightweight, although it lacks a carrying case” but even so they only scored the product 60 out of 100. In April last year Rolypoly mentioned on Amazon “A lightweight, easy to use projector which produces a bright clear image from less than a metre away from the screen” in their review of this projector.

Two owners who reviewed this projector mentioned that it was compact. Amazon.co.uk mentioned last year “Fast, capable, energy saving and compact size” in their review of this projector. Mr. R. Case mentioned in their review of this projector “The sound was also better than I was expecting from such compact speakers”.

One customer said in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good structurally.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

One person said that the Viewsonic PJD5255L had good technical guidance. Amazon.co.uk mentioned “I'm also using a 120GB SSD that may help on the temp staying lower”.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PJD5255L has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to this data projector.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the PJD5255 ($369.99), or the PJD5555 ($429.99) both from Viewsonic which has better reviews.

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Power

Good in Terms of Power Usage

Three owners said in their reviews that it was good in terms of power usage. Amazon.co.uk mentioned “Very low power usage”.


Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The PJD5255L has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 22000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The PJD5255L has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other 22000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this multimedia projector.

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Average Noise Level

At 32 decibels, the PJD5255L has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to this projector.

There are a number of other 32dB noise level data projectors currently available which you might also want to consider including the Viewsonic PJD5555 ($429.99) which has better reviews.

If you would consider a multimedia projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Viewsonic PJD5255 ($369.99) (34dB) which is also higher rated.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Viewsonic PJD5255L is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Video

3D-Ready

The PJD5255L is 3D-ready, as are most of the other comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as this projector.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The PJD5255L does not support full HD. Most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this multimedia projector also do not support full HD.

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Audio

Quiet

Nine people agreed that this projector was quiet. Amazon.co.uk wrote in their review of this projector “Nice case finish, quiet, works with dual HDMI LCDs using 1 DVI-D to HDMI adapter, PCMar 05 1.2.0 scored 14731, 3DMar 11 Firestrike scored only 516, Wi 7 Pro cold boot to CtrlAltDel screen is only 19 s”. Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “Quiet runs cool” in their review. Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “It is small, quiet” in their review.

One owner reckoned that the product was noisy. Pvr mentioned in April last year “3 or were very noisy” in their review of this projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Viewsonic PJD5255L does not have a DVI port, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 22000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this data projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Viewsonic released the PJD5255L in April 2017.


Projector

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,300 ANSI lumens, the PJD5255L has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

The Viewsonic PJD5255L has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 62% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers viewsonic pjd5255l
Barcodes 00766907776515, 00799916381647

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