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Viewsonic Pro9000 Projector

10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 28dB 1,600 ANSI Lumens Aug 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date $49.65 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are average
Low running costs
Not good value for money
22 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on six expert reviews from sites including audiovideohd.fr, hifitest.de, avmax.tech2.in.com and pcworld.pl this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector has an overall expert rating of 77%.

User Reviews Are Average

On average, based on 22 user reviews this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector has an overall user rating of 77%. Over 75% of 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 Multimedia Projectors

We checked 686 owner and expert reviews (including 13 verified purchases) for Viewsonic projectors and found that on average Viewsonic has excellent ratings. We also found that Viewsonic has excellent ratings specifically for its 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors. 100% of those that bought a Viewsonic multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Impressive Image Quality

Six people mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Firstpost.com wrote four years ago “Impressive image quality” in their review of this projector yet they only scored it 18.2 out of 100. Expert website Itproportal.com mentioned in their review of this projector “It delivers a suitably high quality image, little to no rainbow effect” and gave it a rating of 8 stars. Snappy Pappy gave this projector a score of 10 stars and wrote in their review of this projector on Bhphotovideo.com “Still has very high quality clarity in the WXGA format”.

Nice Design

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was well designed. One person who purchased it thought it was good looking. Matthew W. mentioned “It seemed to be pretty good till it died on me”.

Easy to Use the Menus

Two people who purchased this projector concluded that it was easy to use the menus. Amazon.co.uk wrote in their Viewsonic Pro9000 review “Easy Menu Use” but in spite of that they only scored it 1 stars. Snappy Pappy said in their review of this projector “The Pro9000 has an energy saving mode and its menus are easy to use” .

Two people said in their reviews that this projector was easy to setup. Snappy Pappy mentioned “It is easy to set up and the remote is extremely good; all the buttons light up”. One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use. Amazon.co.uk said four years ago “Intuitive Controls”.

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Good Remote Control

Two owners who bought it thought it had a good remote control.

Good Picture Quality

Three owners wrote that it had good picture quality. David wrote in his review of this projector last year “Excellent picture quality” . One person wrote in their reviews that it had a good contrast ratio.

Good Sound Quality

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product had good sound quality. Amazon.co.uk said four years ago “Clear Sound” .

Good 3D Picture Quality

One customer concluded that this projector had a good 3D picture quality.

Good High Def TV

Four customers who reviewed this projector considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Itproportal.com rated it 6 stars and said “The full 1080p HD ViewSonic Pro9000 lacks some of the features you might expect to see in this sort of price range – including, for example, frame interpolation –” in their review of this projector. Snappy Pappy wrote “Old Sanyo PLV-70 Projector because I was moving up to full HD (1080p) on all my players - U-verse TV, Blu-ray, Roku, etc” in their review of this projector and gave it a rating of 7 stars. Glu wrote “Watching a lot of Full HD movies on it”.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

Two owners who reviewed it thought it had good technical guidance. Terrrrrrrr wrote in their Viewsonic Pro9000 review on Amazon “The repair company have been excellent in trying to help us.”.


Power

Good in Terms of Power Usage

Two owners who purchased the product concluded that it was good in terms of power usage. Amazon.co.uk mentioned in their Viewsonic Pro9000 review “Energy Efficient” nonetheless they scored the product 20 out of 100.


Features

Good Technical Features

One owner reckoned that the product had good features. Snappy Pappy said on Bhphotovideo.com “This projector has many very good features that match the PLV-70 - like great brightness” in their review of this projector and scored it 9 stars.


Video

Supports Full HD

The Pro9000 supports full HD, unlike most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to this projector which do not support full HD.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors which support full HD currently available that you might also want to look at including the Benq W1300 which has better reviews; or the Vivitek H1180HD ($799) which is cheaper.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors with a full HD and we think the Benq W1070+W is also worth considering.

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HD-Ready

The Pro9000 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Pro9000 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as this data projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the NEC M352 ($2,349) which has better reviews; or the Epson EB-570, or the Acer P5307 which is cheaper.

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Projector

1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

The Pro9000 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution. Across all data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years the best resolution is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The Pro9000 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses (only 1,600 ANSI lumen) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. The projector brightnesses of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this data projector range from 300 ANSI lumens to 20,000 ANSI lumens.

If this projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to consider the Benq W1300 (2,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated); or the Vivitek H1180HD ($799) (2,000 ANSI lumens and cheaper).

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Performance

Features Noise Reduction

The Pro9000 features noise reduction, as do most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to this projector have noise levels of between 28dB and 49dB. With a noise level of only 28 decibels, the Pro9000 has a very quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to this data projector.

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Lamps

Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

Across all the similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years the service life of lamps range from 500h to 30,000h. At 20,000 hours, the Pro9000 has a fairly long service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Viewsonic Pro9000 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other projectors that have been around for more than two years also have a handheld remote control.

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Price

Expensive

Three customers who bought the product said that it was expensive. Amazon.co.uk said “Spec's don't list international compatibility (eg, like Acer 750, their slightly less expensive” in their review of this projector. Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “Not overly bright - better to use flat panel unless portability is needed; expensive (for now” in their review.

Nicole J. mentioned on Newegg.com “B) the cost for the bulbs are about the same if not more expensive anyway”.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Pro9000 does not have a DVI port. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age also do not have a DVI port.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector was released in April 2017.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers viewsonic vs14826, viewsonic pro9000
Barcodes 00012303275306, 00115971219471, 00636328333249, 00749471367518, 00766907648713, 07669076487134

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