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XGA (1024x768) 34dB 3,200 ANSI Lumens Jan 2015
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The brand new LightStream Projector PJD5255 integrates its elegant style and thoughtfully intuitive design, offering HDMI connectivity, high image and sound quality. With SuperColor and... More
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Projektor ViewSonic PJD5255 | Mini review
Review ViewSonic PJD5255 XGA DLP Projector 3200 Lumens 3D Blu-ray

24 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This multimedia projector was given a "Value for Money" award by Tweaktown.com who said that this Viewsonic data projector was good value for money.

Good Expert Reviews

This multimedia projector received an expert rating of 87 out of 100 from tweaktown.com.

User Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 21 user reviews this multimedia projector has an exceptional average user rating.

Reasonably Priced

A number of Viewsonic PJD5255 owners said in their reviews that this projector was good value for money. Amazon Customer said in their Viewsonic PJD5255 review on Amazon a few weeks ago “Awesome value and quality!”. Andyb gave this projector a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their Viewsonic PJD5255 review “Great value, seems to work great, prob should have purchased a shorter thro projector”. Jim said on Amazon last year “The build quality really makes it feel like you've got value for money before you even turn it on” in his review of this projector.

One Viewsonic PJD5255 owner said in their reviews that this projector was a bargain for the price. A few weeks ago Es wrote “Cheap and good design as long as you can live with the low resolution”.

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Good Picture Quality

Several Viewsonic PJD5255 owners who reviewed it concluded that it had good picture quality.

Two customers who purchased the Viewsonic PJD5255 agreed that it had good colour saturation. David Gibbons rated this projector as very good and he mentioned on Amazon “Nice colours, very bright”. In October last year Van Rb said “Pure good colours” and gave the Viewsonic PJD5255 an excellent rating.

One person who bought it said that it had clear images.

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Good Product Quality

Some people said in their reviews that it was good quality. Jim scored this projector 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon last year “Everything from fan noise to picture quality was a real noticeable upgrade” in his review. Mr. R. Case said on Amazon “Now to be able to see them on a big screen is such fabulous quality” in their review of this projector. Pvr mentioned this month “Very high quality unit, very quiet as well which is nice when you use it for presentations” in their review of this projector.

Easy to Use

A few Viewsonic PJD5255 reviewers concluded that this projector was easy to use. Jim mentioned in his Viewsonic PJD5255 review on Amazon “The image quality, brightness, colour and ease of use is perfect for those familiar with projectors.”. 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 PJD5255 on Amazon a few weeks ago “A lightweight, easy to use projector which produces a bright clear image from less than a metre away from the screen” and scored this projector 5 stars.

Some customers who purchased the Viewsonic PJD5255 considered that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon in October this year “Easy to set up/put away” and gave this projector a score of 5 stars. Tony Adams mentioned on Amazon “Turned up the next day, easy to set up, & the picture quality is excellent” in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5255 and rated it 5 stars.

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Excellent Brand

Based on 538 user and expert reviews, Viewsonic has excellent ratings for its projectors. Viewsonic also has excellent ratings specifically for its projectors compared to other brands.

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Good Sound Quality

A number of Viewsonic PJD5255 reviewers who reviewed this projector agreed that it had good sound quality. Mr. R. Case said in their review on Amazon “Floor standing speakers (the projector has a standard audio out socket”. A few weeks ago N. C. Granby wrote “There are small speakers in the machine.” and rated the product 80 out of 100.

Good Size

A number of Viewsonic PJD5255 owners who reviewed the product thought it was lightweight. David Gibbons said “Light-weight, easy to focus” in his review of this projector and gave the Viewsonic PJD5255 an excellent review score.

One Viewsonic PJD5255 reviewer who reviewed this projector thought it was compact. Mr. R. Case mentioned in their Viewsonic PJD5255 review on Amazon “The sound was also better than I was expecting from such compact speakers” and scored it very highly.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Two Viewsonic PJD5255 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was quiet. In October Pvr mentioned on Amazon “Very nice, quiet, widescreen projector” in their review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was noisy. This year David Gibbons wrote on Amazon “The sound is remarkably good (except for very loud explosion-like sounds in movies.” and gave the Viewsonic PJD5255 a very good review.

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Good Value for Money

Tweaktown.com highlighted in their review that this multimedia projector was good value for money.

Robust

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Jim rated the Viewsonic PJD5255 5 stars and he wrote in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5255 last year “The build quality, ease of use and extra features (like sound, HDMI”. In October this year Yulei Tian said in their review of this projector on Amazon “Well built product, full of functions” and gave it an excellent rating.

Good Technical Features

Two customers reckoned that it had good features. Yulei Tian wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “So far so good, lot of features to be explored”.

Good High Def TV

One Viewsonic PJD5255 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this projector was good at displaying high definition TV. Thomas scored it 5 stars and he wrote a few weeks ago “The best HD Beamer for this price”.

Good Connectivity

One person who bought it reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Mr. R. Case mentioned “This gives full, wireless, access to all my movies on PLEX, which are on my PC”.

Nice Design

One person who bought the Viewsonic PJD5255 thought it was a good design.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Viewsonic PJD5255 reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. This month Thomas said “Clear picture and great 3D”.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The PJD5255 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PJD5255.

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the Vivitek Qumi Q6[plb_3137053_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than a year, the PJD5255 supports 3D image projection.

There are a number of other data projectors which also support 3D image projection which you might also want to consider including the Vivitek Qumi Q6[plb_3137053_price].

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

Most projectors that were launched more than a year ago have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the PJD5255 which has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Quite Long Lamp Service Life

The PJD5255 has a fairly long lamp service life (10,000 hours) compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar age and spec to the PJD5255. The average lamp service life of projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PJD5255 is 7,800h.

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Quite Big Offset

The smallest offset of data projectors of a similar age and type to the PJD5255 is 10% and the biggest is 130%. The Viewsonic PJD5255 has a quite big offset (120 percent) compared to most of the other projectors that were released one year ago.

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Very Light

Projectors that were released more than a year ago have weights of between 9.7g and 18kg. The PJD5255 is fairly light (only 2.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the PJD5255.

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6 Reasons Against

£24.98 Price Increase

In the last 50 days the PJD5255 has increased in price by £24.98.

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other projectors that came out around the same time as the PJD5255, the PJD5255 does not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Viewsonic PJD5255 does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PJD5255 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other projectors which also support WiFi connectivity to this multimedia projector and we think the Vivitek Qumi Q6[plb_3137053_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Low Number of Colours

The average number of colours of projectors of this age and type is 940M. With a number of colours of only 1.07 million, the PJD5255 has a quite low number of colours compared to most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PJD5255.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

At 31 decibels, the PJD5255 has a quite loud noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other projectors that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PJD5255 the noise levels in economy mode range from 21dB to 35dB.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PJD5255 have optical zooms of between 1.1x and 1.9x. With an optical zoom of only 1.1 times zoom factor, the PJD5255 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic PJD5255

OK Running Costs

The PJD5255 is typical compared to the other 60 multimedia projectors of this spec and age that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the PJD5255 will cost £89 over 1 year to run.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This multimedia projector was released over a year ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the PJD5255 has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for more than a year.

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Average Noise Level

The PJD5255 has a fairly typical noise level (34 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the PJD5255 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most frequently found native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

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3D Image Projection
Full HD Projection
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RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
PC Audio Input
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Output
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
HDCP
Password Protection
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
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Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
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Certificates
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Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
3D Glasses Included

1 Award

tweaktown.com Best Value Award

Expert Reviews

(2)
3 June 2015

There's not much wrong with the ViewSonic LightStream PJD5255, as we've reviewed it from the perspective of a small business or office, which is what ViewSonic is aiming for. This doesn't mean we...

Tweaktown.com

16 March 2015

Here's an unboxing of my new ViewSonic PJD5255 XGA DLP projector. Nowadays, projectors are getting smaller, brighter and cheaper. With 200 lumens, native XGA 1024 x 768 resolution, and intuitive,... Read more…

User Reviews

(21)
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!

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Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers acer pjd5255, acer pjd5255l, special pjd5255, special pjd5255l, viewsonic pjd5255, viewsonic vs14969, viewsonic pjd5555, viewsonic b6hsza00, viewsonic pjd5555l, viewsonic 1024x768, viewsonic b6hszs00, viewsonic pjd5255l, viewsonic pjd5255lo, viewsonic pjd5555lw, viewsonic pjd5255lw, viewsonic pjd5255lob, applearcticbelkincanonciscocreativeenergy 120
Barcodes 00766907773217, 00766907776713, 07669077732172

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