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Viewsonic PRO8520HD
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Viewsonic PRO8520HD Projector

projectorcentral.com Highly Rated
8000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 34dB 5,000 ANSI Lumens Dec 2012
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The ViewSonic Pro8520HD is a high brightness, Full HD 1080p projector ideal for use in any large venue installation even in rooms with high ambient light.Built with BrilliantColor technology, this... More
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14 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site concluded that this 8000:1 contrast ratio projector was good. Projectorcentral.com gave this projector a "Highly Rated" award.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This projector received an expert rating of 91 out of 100 from projectorcentral.com. This means that experts think this Viewsonic projector is one of the very best data projectors of this age and spec.

Viewsonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Viewsonic is one of the leading projector manufacturers according to average expert and owner review score data that we have collected for all data projectors.

Supports Full HD

The PRO8520HD supports full HD. Most of the other data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PRO8520HD do not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other multimedia projectors which support full HD currently available including the Sony VPL-FHZ55[plb_1596654_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PRO8520HD.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has one of the brighter projector brightnesss (5,000 ANSI lumens) amongst projectors of this age. The projector brightnesss of 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the PRO8520HD range from 2,600 ANSI lumens to 7,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. The resolution of all data projectors that were launched around the same time as the PRO8520HD ranges from VGA (640x480) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Very Quiet Noise Level

At only 34 decibels, the Viewsonic PRO8520HD has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the PRO8520HD. The average noise level of projectors that were released more than two years ago is 36dB, and the noise levels range from 33dB to 40dB.

Data projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the Sony VPL-FHZ55[plb_1596654_price] (40dB) which is also higher rated.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

Projectors of this type and age have RMS rated powers of between 5W and 20W. The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has a fairly high RMS rated power (20 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has more number of built-in speakerss than most of the comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the PRO8520HD. This Viewsonic multimedia projector is a two number of built-in speakers data projector compared to most of the projectors that were released more than two years ago which only have one number of built-in speakers.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has more HDMI ports quantitys than most of the comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PRO8520HD. This data projector is a two HDMI ports quantity projector compared to most of the 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago which only have one HDMI ports quantity.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Viewsonic PRO8520HD is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity projector. Most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PRO8520HD have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Very Big Bulb Power

8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PRO8520HD have bulb powers of between 240W and 350W, and the average bulb power is 280W. The bulb power of the Viewsonic PRO8520HD of 350 Watts is one of the biggest amongst data projectors that came out around the same time as the PRO8520HD.

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Very Light

The lightest projector that is a comparable age to the PRO8520HD is 2.2kg heavy, the heaviest is 22kg, and the average weight is 7.7kg. The PRO8520HD is fairly light (only 3.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

The PRO8520HD does not support 3D. Most of the other similar spec projectors that came out around the same time as the PRO8520HD do support 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years do not support wi-Fi. The Viewsonic PRO8520HD is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched more than two years ago have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 3,000h and 6,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 4,400h. With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 3,000 hours, the PRO8520HD has one of the shorter service life of lamp (economic mode)s amongst data projectors of this age.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Data projectors of this type and age have service life of lamps of between 2,500h and 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 5,400h. With a service life of lamp of only 2,500 hours, the PRO8520HD has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst projectors of this age.

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Only Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

Most comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the PRO8520HD have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the PRO8520HD which has two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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1 Other reason to consider the Viewsonic PRO8520HD

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released over four years ago.

Specification

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Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Microphone in
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VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
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Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
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Number of Built-In Speakers
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1 Award

projectorcentral.com Highly Rated

Expert Reviews

(1)
11 February 2014

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The Viewsonic Pro8520HD is a big bright model designed for use in conference rooms and board rooms. Promising up to 5,000 lumens of brightness, the Pro8520HD is designed to be flexible and... Read more…

User Reviews

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Reviewed 4 April 2014 by Pedro
Pedro would recommend the ViewSonic Pro8520HD (Verified Purchase)

I installed the projector in a bar and it has a great resolution and a wonderful image...

Reviewed 9 February 2015 by RRRoger
RRRoger would recommend the ViewSonic Pro8520HD

We use this for Sunday Morning Services. Projected images are AweSum! Only two problems: 1. Still too bright for my Video Camera to record at 60%. The image wants to over expose/ blow out, the... Read more…

Reviewed 5 June 2014 by The Church Media Guy

5K lumens for this price point is exceptional but I had to return the unit due to a defective HDMI input #1 plus weak output audio. HDMI1 had static and flicker like a bad connection. HDMI2 worked... Read more…

Reviewed 11 July 2014 by Jeff C

Let me start by saying B&H Photo was and is great company to do business with. I wish I could say the same for ViewSonic. We are building a new church building and purchased what seemed to be a... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $108.95
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Total running cost over 5 years $108.95
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.72 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00766907644715, 00846829711358, 05054629303313, 07669076447152

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