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Viewsonic PJD5533W Projector

$945.95
15000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Dec 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date $63.22 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Unacceptable noise level
Soft audio
12 Reviews + 1 Award
hard-h2o.com Excellent
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Reviews

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site concluded that this projector was great. Hard-h2o.com gave this multimedia projector an "Excellent" award.

Viewsonic Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 686 expert and owner reviews (including 12 verified purchases), Viewsonic has excellent reviews for its multimedia projectors. Viewsonic also has excellent reviews specifically within its 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors range compared to other manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a Viewsonic projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on six expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, PC Advisor.co.uk, theregister.co.uk and Theinquirer.net the average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 65 out of 100.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One customer who reviewed this projector considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “Has plenty of connectivity choices for a value-priced data projector” in their review of this projector.


Design

Robust

Four people said in their reviews that the Viewsonic PJD5533W was well made. Expert review site Pcmag.com said “The ViewSonic PLED-W500 is a solid representative of a new category of lightweight projectors.”. Four years ago Projectorreviews.com said “It is a solid performer”.

Fairly Easy to Set Up

One owner wrote in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Gadgetspeak.com wrote six years ago “Fairly easy to set up” but despite that they scored it 1 stars. One customer who bought the product mentioned that it was easy to use.

Nice Design

Two people who purchased it considered that it was good looking. Pcadvisor.co.uk said “Portable, good-looking and feature-rich it's an ideal accessory for the mobile executive who wants to make a good impression when making presentations” in their review of this projector. Pcadvisor.co.uk also wrote “The ViewSonic PLED-W500 is a projector finished in an expensive-looking glossy black with posh silver trim that helps project a smart, executive image even before you turn it on” in their review.

One customer who reviewed it wrote that it was well designed.

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Good Image Quality

Four owners who purchased the product thought it was good quality. Gadgetspeak.com said “Good image quality”. Gadgetspeak.com also said “Good color and text quality” in their review. Four years ago Pcmag.com scored the product 5 stars and wrote on PC Mag “Its image quality is suitable for typical school”.


Power

Energy Efficient

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Viewsonic PJD5533W was good in terms of power usage. Gadgetspeak.com mentioned “Energy efficient”.


1080p Full HD Resolution

One customer who bought it wrote that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Gadgetspeak.com wrote in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5533W “1080p full HD resolution” but in spite of that they only scored it 1 stars.

USB and SD Card Inputs

Two owners considered that the product was good at displaying standard definition TV. Theregister.co.uk wrote in their Viewsonic PJD5533W review six years ago “USB and SD card inputs”. Pc Mag said “Reads files from SD cards and internal memory”.

Vivid Colors

Three people said in their reviews that the product had good picture quality. One owner who bought it mentioned that it had good colour saturation. Five years ago Gcn.com said in their review of this projector “Vivid colors”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Two owners who reviewed the product thought it had a good 3D picture quality.

Soft Audio

Three owners mentioned that it did not have good sound quality. Gadgetspeak.com said “Soft sound for two 10-watt speakers”. V3.co.uk wrote “Not bright enough for well-lit rooms, lack of acceptable audio output”.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact and Lightweight

Three owners thought the product was lightweight. Projectorreviews.com said “Compact and lightweight” yet they only scored this projector 1 stars. Ben said in his review of this projector “A good projector, easy to use and also lightweight which is a boon when carrying to training sessions” and scored it 7 stars.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Viewsonic PJD5533W has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to this data projector.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the Infocus IN116A.

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Projector

WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The Viewsonic PJD5533W has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most common projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to this multimedia projector projector native resolutions range from SVGA (800x600) (worst) to WUXGA (1920x1200) (best).

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The PJD5533W has a fairly dim projector brightness (only 2,800 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this multimedia projector. 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago have projector brightnesses of between 700 ANSI lumens and 11,000 ANSI lumens.

If you are looking for a data projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the Viewsonic PJD6383S (3,000 ANSI lumens), or the Optoma S302 (3,000 ANSI lumens).

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Audio

A Bit Noisy

Three owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was noisy. Gadgetspeak.com said six years ago “Fizzing noise over skintones”. Five years ago V3.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5533W “500 price tag, noisy”.

Unacceptable Noise Level

Three owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was noisy. Gadgetspeak.com said six years ago “Fizzing noise over skintones”. Five years ago V3.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5533W “500 price tag, noisy”.


Performance

Features Noise Reduction

The PJD5533W features noise reduction. Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to this multimedia projector also feature noise reduction.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Viewsonic PJD5533W has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

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Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Viewsonic PJD5533W has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of other 33dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available which you might want to look at including the Viewsonic PJD6683WS ($799.99) which has better reviews.

If you would consider a projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the PJD5453 (32dB), or the PJD6383S (33dB) both from Viewsonic.

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Video

HD-Ready

The PJD5533W is HD-Ready. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as this data projector also are HD-Ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago, the PJD5533W does not support full HD.

We compared this data projector to all the other data projectors with a full HD and we think the PJD7820HD ($854.99), or the PRO8600 ($3,500.00) both from Viewsonic which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The PJD5533W has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The PJD5533W does not have a DVI port. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this multimedia projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00012951513461, 00163120856541, 00766907557619, 00799198013144, 05053973922478, 05054484242079, 07669075576198

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