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Viewsonic PJD5553LWS Projector

WXGA (1280x800) 3,000 ANSI Lumens Jun 2015
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The ViewSonic LightStream PJD5553LWS short throw projector features 3,000 lumens with a 20,000:1 contrast ratio, native WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution, and intuitive, user-friendly design. E... More
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Excellent User Reviews

On average, PJD5553LWS owners rated this projector as terrific.

Acceptable Noise Level

A few Viewsonic PJD5553LWS reviewers said in their reviews that this projector was noisy. David Gibbons wrote “The sound is remarkably good (except for very loud explosion-like sounds in movies.” in his review of this projector and scored this projector 5 stars. James a Knochelmann mentioned on Amazon “The fan is pretty loud in standard mode.”. James a Knochelmann also said “If you switch it to economy mode (which is plenty bright enough) the fan noise is significantly less”.

Several Viewsonic PJD5553LWS owners reckoned that this projector was quiet. Nick Parsons gave it a very good review score and he wrote in his review on Amazon “It's a quiet unit that stays cool with the fan on the corner of unit”. Pvr mentioned this year “Very nice, quiet, widescreen projector”. Pvr also said “Very high quality unit, very quiet as well which is nice when you use it for presentations”.

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Good Picture Quality

Several customers wrote in their reviews that the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS had good colour saturation. Brandy wrote “It looks near HD from a distance because the colors are so great.”. David Gibbons said in December this year “Nice colours, very bright” in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS. Joe he mentioned in his review “The colors are rich and bright”.

A number of customers who purchased it considered that it had good picture quality. In December last year Tony Adams wrote on Amazon “Turned up the next day, easy to set up, & the picture quality is excellent” in his Viewsonic PJD5553LWS review.

Several people who reviewed the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS agreed that it had clear images. Justin Doan said in his review of this projector on Amazon this year “See everything perfectly fine Very big, clear image - We have the projector about 13 ft”.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Several customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. An Chen said in her review of the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS “The sound quality and 3d capability is also decent”. James a Knochelmann gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and he wrote “Nice 3D projector”. James a Knochelmann also wrote “The 3d mode is great”.

Good Product Quality

A number of Viewsonic PJD5553LWS reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was good quality. Bryan G. mentioned this month “The picture quality is exceptional for outdoor movies” . J. Walker said a few weeks ago “We loved our old Viewsonic, really liked the quality of this one”. Jim wrote in his review of this projector on Amazon “Everything from fan noise to picture quality was a real noticeable upgrade”.

Easy to Use

Nine customers who bought it concluded that it was easy to use. Bryan G. mentioned in December “It's even bright enough to use before dark” and rated it 5 stars. Jim gave it an excellent review score and he mentioned on Amazon in December last year “The image quality, brightness, colour and ease of use is perfect for those familiar with projectors.”. Jim also wrote “A big deal breaker for me was ease of use as its for a shared house”.

Six customers thought the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS was easy to setup. Amazon Customer mentioned this month “Easy to set up/put away” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS and scored this projector 5 stars. Damion wrote on Amazon “This machine is easy to set up and works great.I don't even have a projector screen yet”. Liberty A. Frederick wrote on Amazon “I absolutely love how easy it was to setup and how light”.

Some Viewsonic PJD5553LWS owners who reviewed this projector wrote that it had a good experience. This year Brad rated the product as very good and he mentioned on Amazon “Used an old 7.1 surround system to get that awesome audio experience”. Karen wrote in her review in the same month “My speakers work well with this and the outdoor movie experience is perfect” .

One person wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. James a Knochelmann wrote on Amazon “If it doesn't ask, you haven't set up the 3d settings in ps3 correctly” in his Viewsonic PJD5553LWS review.

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Good Sound Quality

A few Viewsonic PJD5553LWS reviewers who purchased this projector agreed that it had good sound quality. Brandy mentioned on Amazon in December last year “My only con is the audio in/out are 3.5mm jacks, not RCA, so there was another purchase for $6 for an adapter”. In December this year Jason Mcduffy said “The picture is very good, easy to adjust, we had no problems hooking up surround sound using an HDMI cable” in his Viewsonic PJD5553LWS review. Also in December this year Jonathan C. mentioned in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS “Made me dock a star is the audio”.

Excellent Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Viewsonic data projectors and also specifically for Viewsonic data projectors and found that in both cases Viewsonic had excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers.

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Nice Design

Some customers who bought this projector reckoned that it was good looking. Bryan G. said this month “The speaker is pretty decent too” in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS. Charles Atwater said “I taught two concealed carry courses in the last three weeks in a pretty brightly lit garage” in his review. Joe wrote in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS on Amazon “The Throw ratio is Pretty good I have a 100 inch picture at 12 feet”.

Two people said in their reviews that this projector was a good design. In December last year Jr Ball wrote on Amazon “He said that he has been telling the company that this is a design flaw for years”.

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Good Connectivity

Several Viewsonic PJD5553LWS owners said that the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS was wifi compatible. Mr. R. Case gave the product a very good rating and mentioned on Amazon “This gives full, wireless, access to all my movies on PLEX, which are on my PC” in their review.

One person said that the product was good in terms of HDMI connections. Jr Ball wrote “The BluRay player that I'm using is LG and has only an HDMI output”. One Viewsonic PJD5553LWS owner who bought this projector considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Richard Smith said on Amazon “A great projector with good connectivity options”.

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Good Size

Two customers said that it was lightweight. In December this year David Gibbons wrote “Light-weight, easy to focus”. Rolypoly mentioned on Amazon in the same month “A lightweight, easy to use projector which produces a bright clear image from less than a metre away from the screen”.

One Viewsonic PJD5553LWS reviewer who bought the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS thought it was compact. Mr. R. Case said “The sound was also better than I was expecting from such compact speakers” and rated it 5 stars.

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Robust

A few Viewsonic PJD5553LWS owners who bought the product thought it was well made. Jim wrote on Amazon “The build quality, ease of use and extra features (like sound, HDMI”. A few weeks ago Karen wrote in her Viewsonic PJD5553LWS review “I feel like it is a solid, quility product”. Yulei Tian gave the product an excellent rating and mentioned in December this year “Well built product, full of functions” in their review.

Good Technical Features

Several customers who reviewed the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS wrote that it had good features. Yulei Tian mentioned in their Viewsonic PJD5553LWS review a few weeks ago “So far so good, lot of features to be explored” and rated it 5 stars.

Good High Def TV

Some Viewsonic PJD5553LWS reviewers who purchased the product considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Damion said in December this year “At night it's just as good as my HD tv” in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. This month Thomas wrote on Amazon “The best HD Beamer for this price” and gave this projector a score of 5 stars.

Good Support

One Viewsonic PJD5553LWS reviewer mentioned that this projector had good technical guidance. Jason Mcduffy gave the product a very good review and he wrote “Instructions were easy to follow also”.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other projectors of this age and type, the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS has a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of alternative data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to look at including a cheaper multimedia projector such as the Epson EH-TW5300[plb_3024661_price], or the Acer P1385WB[plb_2900213_price] or you might consider a higher rated multimedia projector such as the Vivitek Qumi Q6[plb_3137053_price].

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Supports 3D

The PJD5553LWS supports 3D, as do most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to the PJD5553LWS.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative multimedia projectors which support 3D currently available including the Epson EH-TW5300[plb_3024661_price] which is cheaper; or the Vivitek Qumi Q6[plb_3137053_price], or the Viewsonic PJD6552LW[plb_3220997_price] which has better reviews.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

Most data projectors that were launched around the same time as the PJD5553LWS have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the PJD5553LWS which has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of 10,000 hours, the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS has one of the longer service life of lamp (economic mode)s amongst similar spec data projectors of this age. The service life of lamp (economic mode)s of data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PJD5553LWS range from 2,500h to 10,000h.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 2.1 kilograms, the PJD5553LWS is fairly light compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PJD5553LWS. Similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PJD5553LWS have weights of between 9.7g and 18kg, and the average weight is 4.3kg.

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Inferior Remote Control

One Viewsonic PJD5553LWS reviewer who bought this projector thought it did not have a good remote control. James a Knochelmann wrote in his Viewsonic PJD5553LWS review on Amazon in December last year “I did run into a problem with the remote.”.

Does Not Support Full HD

The PJD5553LWS does not support full HD. Most of the other data projectors that were launched around the same time as the PJD5553LWS also do not support full HD.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which also support full HD which you might want to consider including the EH-TW5300[pl_3024661_price], or the EH-TW5210[pl_3026694_price] both from Epson.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The PJD5553LWS does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other data projectors that were launched around the same time as the PJD5553LWS also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other data projectors which also support wi-Fi to this projector and we think the Sony MP-CL1[plb_3151534_price] or the Vivitek Qumi Q6[plb_3137053_price] are also worth considering.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is typical of many data projectors that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The PJD5553LWS has one of the smaller bulb powers (only 190 Watts) amongst data projectors of this age. Multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the PJD5553LWS have bulb powers of between 50W and 380W.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 2 Watts, the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PJD5553LWS. The RMS rated powers of projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PJD5553LWS range from 1.5W to 20W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS

Released Over a Year Ago

Viewsonic released the PJD5553LWS over a year ago.

WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, the PJD5553LWS has a fairly typical projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PJD5553LWS.

If you want a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Acer P1385W[plb_3021262_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens and cheaper), or the NEC V332X[plb_3241591_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens and cheaper) or the Viewsonic PJD6552LW[plb_3220997_price] (3,500 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Offset
Video
3D
Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Version
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
HDMI Connector Type
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
User Guide
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

User Reviews

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Reviewed 16 November 2016 by Jason McDuffy
(Verified Purchase)

The picture is very good, easy to adjust, we had no problems hooking up surround sound using an HDMI cable. Instructions were easy to follow also. This is my first projector and I feel like I made... Read more…

Reviewed 8 October 2016 by Brad
(Verified Purchase)

This is the first projector I've ever purchased so I have nothing to compare it to. Even so, this PJD5555W absolutely kicks ass. We did a quick setup outside just to give it a shot, on an 18ft... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Not worth the trouble! I purchased this projector July last year and within months it was projecting with a line down the screen. The one line turned into several lines. I live in Barbados. When I... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

After weeks of searching, I pulled the trigger and purchased the Viewsonic PJD555W- I was originally searching for a much cheaper product, but after reading reviews of other small units over-... Read more…

Reviewed 7 June 2016 by Lance B. Sjogren
(Verified Purchase)

I got the XGA version of this projector to replace a very similar projector I got in 2012 that I do all my TV viewing on. The one I had was an Epson, also XGA format, but 3LCD rather than... 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)

I'm still in awe that this projector was priced at the point where it was. Since buying a 120" outdoor HD screen I've been searching for 'the right' projector. After reading professional and... Read more…

(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 $63.77
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer pjd5553, acer pjd5553l, acer pjd5553lw, viewsonic 20k1, vs15876 pjd5553, special pjd5553, acer pjd5553lws, vs15876 pjd5553l, special pjd5553l, viewsonic pjd5553, vs15876 pjd5553lw, special pjd5553lw, viewsonic pjd5555, vs15876 pjd5553lws, special pjd5553lws, viewsonic pjd5555l, viewsonic 1200x800, viewsonic pjd5553l, viewsonic pjd5553lw, viewsonic pjd5555lw, viewsonic pjd5553lws
Barcodes 00766907808117

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