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Vivitek D557W

70

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Vivitek D557W

$1,159.98
Vivitek D557W
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A good spec and very economical to run moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution data projector, but representing only middle of the road value for money
35dB 1280 X 800 15000:1 Yes Nov 2013
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Vivitek D557W Review

With low running costs and very good features, we have ranked the Vivitek D557W number 625 across all projectors.
61
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
86
Running Costs
$49 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $49 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
3D projection for work or play
Excellent connectivity
Smaller than average bulb power
Does not support full HD

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Vivitek D557W In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and at $1,159.98 it is in the most expensive 43% of projectors.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Vivitek D557W of £399.00 ($399.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $760.98.

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Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The D557W has an average running cost of $49 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors.

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Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is the most commonly found resolution on projectors.

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Vivitek D557W of 35dB is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is louder than 42% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Vivitek D557W's contrast ratio (typical) of 15,000 is higher than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is higher than 75% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. Multimedia projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Vivitek D557W's projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens is fairly typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 37% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The Vivitek D557W's service life of lamp of 5,000h is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is longer than 43% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The Vivitek D557W supports 3D, which is unusual. 60% of data projectors do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Vivitek D557W has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of data projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Vivitek D557W has a handheld remote control. 81% of data projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

Projectors have bulb powers of between 15W and 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The bulb power of the Vivitek D557W of only 190W is in the smallest 5% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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3D-Ready

The Vivitek D557W is 3D-ready, which is unusual. 85% of projectors are not 3D-ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the Vivitek D557W does not support full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Vivitek D557W is RoHS compliance, unlike 82% of projectors which are not RoHS compliance.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

vivitek d557wheduvivitek, projectors d557wh, vivitek d557wedu

Barcodes:

00012301965124, 00814964338068, 00814964338792

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