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Viewsonic PLED-W800 Projector

120000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 34dB 800 ANSI Lumens Sep 2014
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Three industry awards
Good colour and sharpness
Good connectivity
43 Reviews + 3 Awards
projectorreviews.com Special Interest Award PC Advisor.co.uk Recommended technopat.net Editor's Choice

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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

The editors of two expert review sites endorsed this 120000:1 contrast ratio data projector. This multimedia projector received a "Recommended" award from website PC Advisor.co.uk, confirming their endorsement and the writer at review site Technopat.net said that it was terrific and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award.

Projectorreviews.com gave this data projector an "Special Interest Award".

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Average Expert Reviews

This projector has an average expert rating of 76 out of 100 based on eight expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, PC Mag and PC Advisor.co.uk.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

This projector has a terrific average owner rating based on 27 owner reviews. 18 reviewers (100% of all reviewers) gave this projector either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Viewsonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 686 expert and owner reviews for Viewsonic projectors and found that on average Viewsonic has excellent reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Viewsonic has excellent reviews specifically within its 120000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors range. 100% of those that bought a Viewsonic projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PLED-W800 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of this type and age.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Optoma GT1080 ($674.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The PLED-W800 does not have a DVI port. Most of the other projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Performance

Quite Loud Noise Level

With a noise level of 34 decibels, the PLED-W800 has one of the louder noise levels amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age. 120000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this projector have noise levels of between 21dB and 34dB.

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Projector

Very Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of multimedia projectors of this type and age is 1,500 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesses range from 600 ANSI lumens to 2,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 800 ANSI lumens, the PLED-W800 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The PLED-W800 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 51% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The PLED-W800 is RoHS compliance. Most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago also are RoHS compliance.

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Storage

Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Viewsonic PLED-W800 has a card reader integrated, unlike most of the other projectors of this age and type which do not have a card reader integrated.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The PLED-W800 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to this projector.

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Has a Carrying Case

The PLED-W800 has a carrying case, as do most of the other projectors that are a similar age to this projector.

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Video

Supports Full HD

The PLED-W800 supports full HD, as do most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector.

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Good Colour and Sharpness

Five customers considered that the product had good picture quality. Matthew Dixon said “The picture is sharp and vivid – particularly helpful when viewing graphics and text” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Carl W. mentioned on Amazon.co.uk “Great picture quality and clear picture in a room without blinds”. Cris scored it 4 stars out of 5 and she said in her review of this projector on Bhphotovideo.com “In full darkness the picture quality is amazing it was super bright, almost to the point where I thought the neighbors might complain”.

Two owners who purchased the product thought it had a sharp image. Trusted Reviews said “Good colour and sharpness” in their Viewsonic PLED-W800 review. Abba gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned “So sharpness of lettering was real important when using Windows 8”.

Two customers said in their reviews that the product had clear images. Workshop Media gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com four years ago “The image clarity is great” in their review of this projector.

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Good Remote Control

Two owners concluded that the Viewsonic PLED-W800 had a good remote control. Jeruedas wrote in their review of this projector two years ago “It comes with all is needed and a remote control, that is a plus for us as well, since we often have to connect multiple devices in the same meeting” .

Good High Def TV

One customer wrote that this projector was good at displaying high definition TV. Thomg mentioned “I previously had a SVGA project, so the full 1080 HD now using a HDMI cord, is very impressive” in their review of this projector.

USB SD

Three customers who purchased the product agreed that it was good at displaying standard definition TV. Two years ago Trusted Reviews said “USB SD card slots”. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag “Can project content from a USB thumb drive or SD card”.

Good Sound Quality

Nine customers who reviewed this projector agreed that it had good sound quality. Four years ago Thomg mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “No problems with audio synch, set up is very straight forward”. Two years ago Mr Cj Field scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he said “He was impressed with the quality and ease of use too! Sound quality isn't too bad, what you'd expect really from the built in speakers”. Gareth White mentioned “I connected a soundbar to improve the audio (the built in speakers are fine for speech.” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two people who purchased it agreed that it was heavy and bulky. Expert review site Netguide.co.nz said two years ago “As bulky as these screens were, they were also tiny” in their review of this projector. Andy C said on Amazon.co.uk “Either they would put too much pressure on my ears or headband and feel too heavy in general, giving me a headache sometimes” in his review of this projector.

One person reckoned that it was good structurally. One owner who purchased it considered that it was lightweight. Gary Yam gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and he said “Very portable and lightweight”.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One person mentioned that it was noisy. Pc Mag wrote “Loud audio for its size” and scored it 4 stars out of 5.

Loud Audio for Its Size

One person mentioned that it was noisy. Pc Mag wrote “Loud audio for its size” and scored it 4 stars out of 5.


Power

Long Battery Life

One person wrote in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Projectorcentral.com wrote “Long battery life”.


Features

Good Technical Features

One owner wrote that it had good features. Roadmap69 said on Bhphotovideo.com five years ago “It does not have as many features as more expensive models” in their review of this projector.


Design

Easy to Use

Seven customers who reviewed this projector thought it was easy to use. In April last year Amazon.co.uk wrote “Easy To Use”. Amazon.co.uk also said “Intuitive Controls” in their review. Matthew Dixon said on Amazon.co.uk “Though my presentations don't normally require sound it's very handy to have that option –” and rated the product a maximum of 5 stars.

Five customers said in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer wrote “Excellent, really easy to set up and use, great picture” in their review of this projector and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Gareth White said on Amazon.co.uk “This great little projector is perfect for me; it's easy to set up - I've preloaded my slides onto the internal memory -” in their review of this projector. Gary Yam said “It was very easy to set up straight out of the box”.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use the menus. Mr Cj Field mentioned “Straight out of the box, set up was simple and the clear on-screen menu was a breeze to navigate through” in his review of the Viewsonic PLED-W800 and gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One owner who reviewed it concluded that it had a good interface. Jamie B gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this projector on Amazon.co.uk “Just the projector I was after! The setup time straight out of the box took mere seconds and the interface is incredibly user friendly”.

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Well Made

Seven owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made. Amazon.co.uk said “Quality Construction” and gave the product a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Expert website Netguide.co.nz said “The ViewSonic PLED-W800 is a solid choice”. Expert review site Techradar.com/au/ said “Solid state, LED-based projectors are all the rage with hard-traveling road warriors” in their review of this projector and gave the Viewsonic PLED-W800 a score of 80 out of 100.

One owner who purchased this projector reckoned that it was reliable. Three years ago expert website Channelpronetwork.com mentioned in their review of this projector “With an exclusive color wheel design and dynamic lamp control capabilities, SuperColor™ Technology projects images with reliable and true-to-life color perfo”.

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Portable Design

Three people said in their reviews that it was well designed. Trusted Reviews wrote in their review of this projector “Portable design” . One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was smooth. Projectorcentral.com mentioned “Smooth video playback”.

One person who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good looking. Three years ago Chrisray mentioned in their review of this projector “It works beautifully” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Ten customers who bought the product agreed that it was good quality. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this projector on PC Mag three years ago “Solid data-image quality for an LED-based mini projector”. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com mentioned two years ago “A highly practical, ultra-portable model that also sports enough picture quality and flexibility to support both business presentations”. Expert review site Netguide.co.nz said “Solid image quality”.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Viewsonic PLED-W800 was good in terms of connectivity. Expert website Netguide.co.nz said in their review of this projector “It offers a plenty of connectivity options”. One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to sync. Av Dave said “Setup was very easy and syncing to the various sources was quick” and gave the product a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Viewsonic released the PLED-W800.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers viewsonic pledw800wxga, viewsonic 9yylza00, viewsonic 9yylzs00, viewsonic 1280x800
Barcodes 00766907775723, 00766907825817, 05052184952175, 07669077757236

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Vastly Lower RMS Rated Power
One Less Built-In Speaker
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