Viewsonic PRO8520HD
Viewsonic PRO8520HD
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Viewsonic PRO8520HD

A classic and fully featured 8000:1 1920 x 1080 data projector
8000:1 1080p (1920x1080) No 34dB Dec 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Viewsonic PRO8520HD Review

With very good reviews but mediocre features,
13 Reviews
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$115 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 34?

It has good user reviews but average expert reviews. 56% of buyers recommended this projector to others.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2017.
This Viewsonic projector has running costs of $115 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
The PRO8520HD has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly big bulb power
RoHS compliance
Only 1,080 video mode
Very short service life of lamp

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Viewsonic PRO8520HD In-Depth Analysis


Average Owner Reviews

Based on 11 owner reviews this Viewsonic projector has an average owner rating of 75%. 56% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Viewsonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Based on 780 user and expert reviews (including 107 verified purchases), Viewsonic has excellent reviews for its multimedia projectors. Viewsonic also has excellent reviews specifically for its projectors compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a Viewsonic data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Fairly Big Bulb Power

The PRO8520HD has a fairly big bulb power (350 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors. Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 3,000W.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Viewsonic PRO8520HD is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other projectors.

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Average Noise Level

At 34 decibels, the PRO8520HD has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The PRO8520HD has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of a 280 x 800 data projector, which is the most common resolution. In addition, this data projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). The best resolution of all projectors is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens. The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has a fairly bright projector brightness (5,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PRO8520HD has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This data projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The PRO8520HD supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors do not support full HD.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of only 2,500 hours, the PRO8520HD has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was December 2012 when Viewsonic released the PRO8520HD.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The average 1 year running cost of the PRO8520HD is $115 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers projectors pro8520hd, viewsonic pro8520hd, acer pro8520hd
Barcodes 00766907644715, 00846829711358, 05054629303313, 07669076447152
Considerably better expert reviews
Cheaper to run by $29.62
1h longer service life of lamp
2 ANSI lumens dimmer projector brightness