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Viewsonic PJD5153 Projector

2400:1 SVGA (800x600) 3,200 ANSI Lumens 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Dec 2014
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The brand new LightStream Projector PJD5153 is designed with elegant style and audiovisual performance. This projector makes a big statement with its elegant curves and light beam shape. Its... More
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22 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 23 owner reviews this multimedia projector has a brilliant average owner rating. This Viewsonic projector in the top 1% of all the projectors of this age and type when ranked by user rating.

Reasonably Priced

A number of people who bought it reckoned that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon this month “Awesome value and quality!”. Andyb said on Amazon last year “Great value, seems to work great, prob should have purchased a shorter thro projector”. Jim wrote “The build quality really makes it feel like you've got value for money before you even turn it on” in his review.

One person who bought the Viewsonic PJD5153 reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. In October this year Es wrote in their review “Cheap and good design as long as you can live with the low resolution”.

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Good Picture Quality

A few Viewsonic PJD5153 owners who reviewed it considered that it had good picture quality.

Some Viewsonic PJD5153 reviewers said in their reviews that it had good colour saturation. This year David Gibbons mentioned in his Viewsonic PJD5153 review “Nice colours, very bright”. Van Rb said last year “Pure good colours” in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5153.

One Viewsonic PJD5153 reviewer who purchased the product reckoned that it had clear images.

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Good Product Quality

Some Viewsonic PJD5153 reviewers who purchased this projector mentioned that it was good quality. Amazon wrote in October last year “Incredible image quality, small, lightweight”. Jim mentioned in his review “Everything from fan noise to picture quality was a real noticeable upgrade”. Mr. R. Case mentioned on Amazon “Now to be able to see them on a big screen is such fabulous quality” and rated this projector as very good.

Easy to Use

Some customers who reviewed the Viewsonic PJD5153 thought it was easy to use. Last year Jim wrote “The image quality, brightness, colour and ease of use is perfect for those familiar with projectors.” in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5153 and rated this projector as very good. Jim also said “A big deal breaker for me was ease of use as its for a shared house”. Rolypoly said in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5153 “A lightweight, easy to use projector which produces a bright clear image from less than a metre away from the screen” and scored the Viewsonic PJD5153 very highly.

A number of customers who bought it concluded that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5153 “Easy to set up/put away” . In October last year Tony Adams gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he said in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5153 “Turned up the next day, easy to set up, & the picture quality is excellent”.

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Viewsonic Multimedia Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

On average Viewsonic 2400:1 contrast ratio data projectors have excellent ratings compared to other brands as do all projectors built by Viewsonic.

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Good Size

A number of Viewsonic PJD5153 owners who reviewed this projector concluded that it was lightweight. David Gibbons said in his review on Amazon “Light-weight, easy to focus”. One Viewsonic PJD5153 owner said in their reviews that it was compact. Mr. R. Case mentioned “The sound was also better than I was expecting from such compact speakers”.

Good Sound Quality

Four Viewsonic PJD5153 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Mr. R. Case mentioned “Floor standing speakers (the projector has a standard audio out socket” and gave it an excellent review score. This month N. C. Granby mentioned “There are small speakers in the machine.” in their review.

Acceptable Noise Level

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it was quiet. Pvr wrote in their Viewsonic PJD5153 review on Amazon “Very nice, quiet, widescreen projector”. Pvr also wrote “Very high quality unit, very quiet as well which is nice when you use it for presentations”.

One Viewsonic PJD5153 reviewer who purchased this projector considered that it was noisy. David Gibbons mentioned in his Viewsonic PJD5153 review a few weeks ago “The sound is remarkably good (except for very loud explosion-like sounds in movies.”.

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A number of Viewsonic PJD5153 owners who reviewed it considered that it was well made. Jim rated it 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “The build quality, ease of use and extra features (like sound, HDMI”. A few weeks ago Yulei Tian scored it 5 stars and mentioned “Well built product, full of functions” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5153.

Good Technical Features

A number of people thought this projector had good features. In October Yulei Tian gave the product an excellent review and wrote on Amazon “So far so good, lot of features to be explored”.

Good High Def TV

One Viewsonic PJD5153 reviewer reckoned that the Viewsonic PJD5153 was good at displaying high definition TV. Thomas gave it a score of 5 stars and he said on Amazon in October this year “The best HD Beamer for this price”.

Good Connectivity

One Viewsonic PJD5153 reviewer reckoned that this projector was wifi compatible. Mr. R. Case wrote on Amazon “This gives full, wireless, access to all my movies on PLEX, which are on my PC” in their Viewsonic PJD5153 review.

Nice Design

One Viewsonic PJD5153 owner thought the product was a good design.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Viewsonic PJD5153 reviewer reckoned that this projector had a good 3D picture quality. Thomas mentioned “Clear picture and great 3D” in his review of this projector and scored the product very highly.

Price Has Dropped by £22.54

In the last few weeks the PJD5153 has dropped in price by £22.54.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The PJD5153 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the PJD5153.

Alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to look at include the Viewsonic PJD5155[plb_2831032_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The Viewsonic PJD5153 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PJD5153. The best resolution of all projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PJD5153 is 4096 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The PJD5153 is a three VGA (D-Sub) port multimedia projector.

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Two Component Video in Ports

Most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the PJD5153 only have one component video in port, however the PJD5153 has two component video in ports.

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Quite High Maximum Horizontal Synchronization

At 102 kilohertz, the PJD5153 has a quite high maximum horizontal synchronization compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the PJD5153. Across all the projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PJD5153 the maximum horizontal synchronization range from 80kHz to 110kHz.

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Very Light

Projectors of a similar age and type to the PJD5153 have weights of between 270g and 33kg, and the average weight is 8.4kg. The PJD5153 is one of the lighter projectors that were launched around the same time as the PJD5153 (only 2.1 kilograms) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on projectors of this age and spec.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The PJD5153 does not support 3D image projection, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type.

Other data projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might also want to look at include the Viewsonic PJD5155[plb_2831032_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Viewsonic PJD5153 does not support Full HD projection, unlike most of the other data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PJD5153 which support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The PJD5153 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PJD5153 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Viewsonic PJD5153 is SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than the most common native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768). The worst resolution of all multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PJD5153 is nHD (640x360) and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Quite Small Lamp Power

When compared to other data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PJD5153 that we have assessed the lamp power of, the PJD5153's lamp power of only 190 Watts is one of the smallest. The smallest lamp power of projectors that are a comparable age to the PJD5153 is 190W and the biggest is 470W.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 2 Watts, the Viewsonic PJD5153 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been available for more than a year. The average RMS rated power of comparable spec data projectors that came out around the same time as the PJD5153 is 10W, and the RMS rated power range from 1W to 20W.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The PJD5153 is a one USB 2.0 port projector.

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Quite Small Matrix Size

At only 0.55 inches, the Viewsonic PJD5153 has a quite small matrix size compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec. Across all the multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the PJD5153 the matrix sizes range from 0.45" to 0.96", and the average matrix size is 0.64".

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3 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic PJD5153

Running Costs Are Average

The PJD5153 has an average 1 year running cost of £89 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 2400:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for more than a year.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market for over two years.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Viewsonic PJD5153 has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to the PJD5153.

If this 2400:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to look at the Viewsonic PJD5155[plb_2831032_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens).

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Maximum Analog Resolution
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Headphone Output
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Performance
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Battery
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliant
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Other Features
Technical Details

User Reviews

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Reviewed 31 May 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Great projector! Clear picture, nice color, and easy to set up/put away.

(Verified Purchase)

Cheap and good design as long as you can live with the low resolution.

Reviewed 15 May 2016 by N. C. Granby
(Verified Purchase)

Works fine, with a bright picture. There are small speakers in the machine, but not strong enough for any important use of audio. It does lack an HDMI slot, but the price reflects that.

Reviewed 14 May 2016 by David Gibbons
(Verified Purchase)

We have it ceiling mounted in our little shop and it works a treat. Nice colours, very bright, and the sound is remarkably good (except for very loud explosion-like sounds in movies, but then we... Read more…

Reviewed 15 April 2016 by Thomas
(Verified Purchase)

The best HD Beamer for this price. Clear picture and great 3D. Not too loud. Works great with Apple TV and PS3, both connected with 10m HDMI cable!

Reviewed 30 March 2016 by PVR
(Verified Purchase)

Very high quality unit, very quiet as well which is nice when you use it for presentations. The important part as well is the resolutions it supports which makes it perfect for widescreen... Read more…

Reviewed 23 March 2016 by Giovanni
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic.

Reviewed 22 March 2016 by Rolypoly
(Verified Purchase)

A lightweight, easy to use projector which produces a bright clear image from less than a metre away from the screen.

Reviewed 27 February 2016 by Yulei tian
(Verified Purchase)

So far so good, lot of features to be explored.

Reviewed 7 December 2015 by Kit W
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent piece of equipment for the price.

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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.44 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers viewsonic p235551, viewsonic pjd5153, viewsonic p235551p, viewsonic projector3, viewsonic projector3d
Barcodes 00076690772817, 00766907728170, 00766907772814, 00766907772913, 07669077728144, 07669077729134

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