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Viewsonic PLED-W600

Viewsonic PLED-W600 Projector Recommended
120000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 600 ANSI Lumens 1680 X 1050 (WSXGA+) Oct 2014
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The ViewSonic PLED-W600 is an ultra-portable LED projector with 600 ANSI lumens and WXGA 1280x800 native resolution. With a compact lightweight design, a 5V USB charging port, and over 30,000... More
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6 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site concluded that they would endorse this 120000:1 contrast ratio projector. gave this multimedia projector a "Recommended" award.

Viewsonic Has Excellent Projector Reviews

We checked the reviews from users and experts of hundreds of multimedia projectors to determine an average rating for each projector brand. On average Viewsonic projectors have excellent reviews from owners and experts.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Unlike most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years which do not have a built-in speaker(s), the PLED-W600 has a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic PLED-W800[plb_2668577_price] is also worth considering.

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1680 X 1050 (WSXGA+) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Viewsonic PLED-W600 is 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+). That's 8% less resolution than a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by projectors of a similar age and type to the PLED-W600. This data projector also support a supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+). Across all data projectors of this age and type the best resolution is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 400.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp

When compared to other similar spec data projectors that were released around the same time as the PLED-W600, the Viewsonic PLED-W600's service life of lamp of 30,000 hours is one of the longest. The average service life of lamp of multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PLED-W600 is 17,000h, and the service life of lamps range from 4,000h to 30,000h.

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Very Light

Across all the projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PLED-W600 the weights range from 790g to 15kg. At only 790 grams, the PLED-W600 is fairly light compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The PLED-W600 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other 120000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the PLED-W600 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 600 ANSI lumens, the Viewsonic PLED-W600 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 120000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the PLED-W600. The dimmest projector brightness of 120000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PLED-W600 is 600 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 2,000 ANSI lumens.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is typical of many projectors of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of similar spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1W to 20W. At only 2 Watts, the PLED-W600 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PLED-W600.

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Only 1680 X 1050 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution

The Viewsonic PLED-W600 has a maximum maximum digital resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels. That's 23% less maximum digital resolution than the most frequently found maximum digital resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. The worst maximum digital resolution of all multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the PLED-W600 is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1280 pixels.

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Quite Small Matrix Size

The average matrix size of projectors of this age and type is 0.62". With a matrix size of only 0.45 inches, the PLED-W600 has a very small matrix size compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this 120000:1 contrast ratio projector was released.

WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many similar spec data projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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Full HD
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PC Audio in
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Ethernet LAN
Card Reader Integrated
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Built-In Speaker(s)
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Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included

1 Award Recommended

Expert Reviews

23 July 2015

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Solid data-image quality
Long lamp life
Subpar video, with relatively pronounced rainbow effect
USB port is only for charging external devices
Limited to HDMIMHL connectivity

User Reviews

Reviewed 26 January 2015 by Hashovic

This projector is worth the price would purchase again.My second viewsonic projector purchased.This 1 is great for my use in tv,games,& movies...

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Electricity cost when switched on $15.93
Electricity cost when on standby $2.82
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Total running cost over 5 years $18.75
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Viewsonic PLED-W600uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.12 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 4 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers visipax 1280x800, viewsonic 1280x800, viewsonic pledw600
Barcodes 00766907775617, 00779184220725, 05052184952168, 05054629690789, 07669077756178

See How Other Projectors Compare to the Viewsonic PLED-W600

Optoma W312 vs Viewsonic PLED-W600

Optoma W312 vs Viewsonic PLED-W600
Optoma W312 Viewsonic PLED-W600
$ 999.99 $440.99
82% Brighter Projector Brightness
Bigger Zoom Ratio
1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Resolution
31% Bigger Matrix Size
$559 More Expensive
209% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years

PLED-W800 vs PLED-W600

Viewsonic PLED-W800 vs Viewsonic PLED-W600
Viewsonic PLED-W800 Viewsonic PLED-W600
$ 599.99 $440.99
A Lot Higher RMS Rated Power
One More Built-In Speaker
37mm Narrower
200 ANSI Lumens Brighter Projector Brightness
$159 More Expensive
1,068.93M Lower Number of Colours