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Viewsonic PRO8520WL

67

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Viewsonic PRO8520WL

Viewsonic PRO8520WL
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A good spec but a little out of date moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution data projector, with satisfactory running costs
33dB 1280 X 800 5000:1 No May 2016
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Viewsonic PRO8520WL Review

With very good features, we have scored the Viewsonic PRO8520WL as follows:
77
Features
Good Features
64
Running Costs
$110 Over 5 Years
67
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 67?

At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer multimedia projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
It has running costs of $110 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 12% of all 2,021 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Network management
SonicExpert technology powerful sound qualify
SuperColor best in class colour accuracy
4 x HDMI inputs
Power cable lock
Easy lamp access for quick disassembly
4-in-1 power button
Cable management hood for a neat exterior
Optional viewsonic hdbaset dongle
PortAll: secure mhl/hdmi port with built-in micro USB cable
Easy-Access top cover for easy maintenance
Brighter than average projector brightness
- intuitive form
"Flex-In" design for flexible integration
4-Corner adjustment advanced image correction capabilities
Horizontal and vertical (auto) keystone
Wide 1.6x optical zoom
Vertical lens shift
Sealed optical engine dust-free and well-maintained image quality
Centred lens
Programmable remote control
Shorter than average service life of lamp
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

Viewsonic PRO8520WL In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The PRO8520WL is one of the most expensive to run projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the PRO8520WL will cost $110 over 5 years to run.

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Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is typical of many projectors.

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the PRO8520WL of 33dB is pretty typical compared to most other data projectors. It is louder than 64% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

Projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The PRO8520WL's contrast ratio (typical) of only 5,000 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the lowest 32% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the PRO8520WL of 5,200 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is brighter than 85% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Shorter Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The Viewsonic PRO8520WL's service life of lamp of only 2,000h is very short compared to most other projectors. It is shorter than 97% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Multimedia projectors have service life of lamps of between 200h and 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The PRO8520WL has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of data projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Viewsonic PRO8520WL has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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3D-Ready

The PRO8520WL is 3D-ready. 85% of multimedia projectors are not 3D-ready.

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Has a Carrying Case

The PRO8520WL has a carrying case, unlike 82% of projectors which do not have a carrying case.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the Viewsonic PRO8520WL does not support full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Viewsonic PRO8520WL has a zoom capability. 91% of projectors do not have a zoom capability.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The PRO8520WL is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

manufacturer pro8520wl, manufacturer 1280x800, pro8520wl pro8520wl, viewsonic pro8520wl, viewsonic 1280x800, acer pro8520wl, part pro8520wl, part 1280x800

Barcodes:

00766907644715, 00766907829914, 05057454440338

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