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Viewsonic PRO8520HD

71

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Viewsonic PRO8520HD

Viewsonic PRO8520HD
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A good spec and classic moderate noise level 1080p projector, with satisfactory running costs
34dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 8000:1 No Dec 2012
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Viewsonic PRO8520HD Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have scored the Viewsonic PRO8520HD as follows:
87
Reviews
4 Reviews
78
Features
Good Features
68
Running Costs
$87 Over 5 Years
71
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has good user reviews but average expert reviews. 50% of buyers recommended this multimedia projector to others.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer data projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
This Viewsonic projector has running costs of $87 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 20% of all 2,021 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
The PRO8520HD has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution
Centralized LAN control & monitoring with crestron
Environmentally friendly eco-mode saves money and power
Long-lasting reliable picture quality & superior color performance
Virtually maintenance-free with filter-less design
Easy projection setup with automatic vertical keystone correction
Packed with features
Presentation made easy with advanced display options
Dual HDMI for true digital picture clarity
Brighter than average projector brightness
Maintenance free with filter-less design
BrilliantColor technology
DLP technology
Stunning picture quality with full HD 1080p resolution
Settings where the pro8520hd is the perfect solution
5000 lumens guaranteed to shine anywhere
Peace of mind with industry leading warranty
Very short service life of lamp

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Viewsonic PRO8520HD In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

The average running cost of the PRO8520HD is $87 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the most expensive 20% of all 2,021 projectors.

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Features

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The PRO8520HD has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Viewsonic PRO8520HD of 34dB is pretty standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 44% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Viewsonic PRO8520HD of 8,000 is fairly typical compared to most other data projectors. It is in the highest 41% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the PRO8520HD of 5,000 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is brighter than 82% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 7,000h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 50,000h. The service life of lamp of the PRO8520HD of only 2,500h is in the shortest 12% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has a handheld remote control. 81% of data projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The Viewsonic PRO8520HD's bulb power of 350W is bigger than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is bigger than 90% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The smallest bulb power of projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Supports Full HD

The PRO8520HD supports full HD, unlike 63% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Viewsonic PRO8520HD is RoHS compliance, unlike 82% of projectors which are not RoHS compliance.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

projectors pro8520hd, viewsonic pro8520hd, acer pro8520hd

Barcodes:

00766907644715, 00809392591215, 00846829711358, 05052182917756, 05054484242109, 05054533242104, 05054629303313, 07669076447152

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