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Viewsonic PJD5255L Projector

XGA (1024x768) 32dB 3,300 ANSI Lumens Mar 2015
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The ViewSonic LightStream PJD5255L price-performance projector features 3200 lumens, native XGA 1024x768 resolution, user-friendly design, and a sleek white chassis. Exclusive SuperColor... More
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17 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 30 owner reviews this projector has a terrific average owner rating.

Reasonably Priced

A few Viewsonic PJD5255L reviewers considered that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “Awesome value and quality!” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5255L. Andyb scored the product 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Great value, seems to work great, prob should have purchased a shorter thro projector” in their Viewsonic PJD5255L review. Tony Adams said on Amazon “Very good value for money”.

One Viewsonic PJD5255L reviewer wrote in their reviews that this projector was a bargain for the price. Es said in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5255L a few weeks ago “Cheap and good design as long as you can live with the low resolution” but even so they gave this projector a score of 60 out of 100.

One Viewsonic PJD5255L owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it was cheap. Pc Mag mentioned last year “Bright for a budget projector” in their review of this projector.

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Good Product Quality

A number of customers said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Mr. R. Case wrote in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5255L on Amazon “Now to be able to see them on a big screen is such fabulous quality” and gave the product an excellent review score.

Viewsonic Data Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Viewsonic has excellent average ratings for its projectors as well as across its entire projector range.

Easy to Use

Several people who purchased the Viewsonic PJD5255L considered that it was easy to setup. This month Amazon Customer wrote “Easy to set up/put away” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Tony Adams said in December last year “Turned up the next day, easy to set up, & the picture quality is excellent” in his review.

One customer thought this projector was easy to use. Rolypoly wrote on Amazon this month “A lightweight, easy to use projector which produces a bright clear image from less than a metre away from the screen” in their review of this projector.

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Good Picture Quality

One person wrote in their reviews that the product had clear images. One person who purchased it concluded that it had good picture quality.

One customer considered that it had good colour saturation. Van Rb said in his review “Pure good colours” and rated it 5 stars.

Good Size

Several Viewsonic PJD5255L owners who reviewed it said that it was lightweight. Pcmag.com said “It's lightweight, although it lacks a carrying case” in their Viewsonic PJD5255L review. One person who reviewed it concluded that it was compact. Mr. R. Case said in their Viewsonic PJD5255L review “The sound was also better than I was expecting from such compact speakers”.

Good Sound Quality

Three Viewsonic PJD5255L owners mentioned in their reviews that the Viewsonic PJD5255L had good sound quality. Last year Mr. R. Case scored this projector 5 stars and said “Floor standing speakers (the projector has a standard audio out socket” in their review. N. C. Granby wrote on Amazon “There are small speakers in the machine.”.

Robust

Several Viewsonic PJD5255L reviewers who purchased the Viewsonic PJD5255L reckoned that it was well made. Yulei Tian wrote in their review on Amazon a few weeks ago “Well built product, full of functions”. Expert review site Pcmag.com said “Its data-image quality is solid” yet they only scored the product 3 stars. Pcmag.com also said “It has good brightness and solid data-image quality”.

Acceptable Noise Level

A number of people said that the product was quiet. Pvr scored it very highly and said this month “Very nice, quiet, widescreen projector” in their review of this projector. Pvr also said “Very high quality unit, very quiet as well which is nice when you use it for presentations”.

Good High Def TV

One customer who reviewed this projector reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Thomas said in his review of this projector on Amazon “The best HD Beamer for this price”.

Good Technical Features

One customer reckoned that it had good features. This month Yulei Tian mentioned “So far so good, lot of features to be explored” in their review of this projector.

Good Connectivity

One Viewsonic PJD5255L reviewer who bought this projector thought it was wifi compatible. Mr. R. Case scored it very highly and mentioned on Amazon “This gives full, wireless, access to all my movies on PLEX, which are on my PC”.

Nice Design

One customer who purchased this projector said that it was a good design.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed this projector concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. Thomas scored it 5 stars and he said “Clear picture and great 3D” in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5255L.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The PJD5255L has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PJD5255L.

There are a number of other projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to consider including the PJD5255[pl_2831063_price], or the PJD5555[pl_2816556_price] both from Viewsonic or the Optoma W310[plb_2809879_price] which has better reviews.

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7 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

This projector received an expert rating of 60 out of 100 from PC Mag. This puts this multimedia projector in the bottom 12% of all the multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec when ranked by average expert review score.

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The PJD5255L does not support 3D image projection, unlike most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the PJD5255L which support 3D image projection.

Alternative data projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might want to consider include the PJD5255[pl_2831063_price], or the PJD5555[pl_2816556_price] both from Viewsonic or the Optoma W310[plb_2809879_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec, the PJD5255L does not support Full HD projection.

It is worth considering alternative data projectors which also support Full HD projection including the Acer P1385W[plb_3021262_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the PJD5255L, the Viewsonic PJD5255L does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Small Lamp Power

The PJD5255L has a quite small lamp power (only 200 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PJD5255L. Across all the similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PJD5255L the lamp power range from 50W to 380W.

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Heavy

At 5.3 kilograms, the PJD5255L is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PJD5255L. The weights of projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PJD5255L range from 9.7g to 18kg, and the average weight is 4.4kg.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Across all the projectors that have been available for more than a year the optical zooms range from 1.1x to 1.9x. The Viewsonic PJD5255L has a quite small optical zoom (only 1.1 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic PJD5255L

OK Running Costs

The PJD5255L is typical compared to the other 60 projectors that were launched more than a year ago that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the PJD5255L will cost £89 over 1 year to run.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this multimedia projector was released.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,300 ANSI lumens, the PJD5255L has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PJD5255L.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to look at the Acer P1385W[plb_3021262_price] (3,400 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The Viewsonic PJD5255L has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most frequently found native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Average Noise Level

The PJD5255L has a relatively average noise level (32 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the PJD5255L.

We compared all the other 32dB noise level data projectors to this multimedia projector and we think the PJD5555[pl_2816556_price], and the PJD5250[pl_2895208_price] both from Viewsonic or the Infocus IN116[plb_2875852_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Focus Mode
Video
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Video Processing
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
On Screen Display
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliant
Safety
Weight & Dimensions
Packaging Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
User Guide
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
15 May 2015

The ViewSonic LightStream PJD5255L is a modestly priced DLP data projector with a sparse port selection, but it has good brightness and solid data-image quality...

Low price
Lightweight
Bright for a budget projector
Can project 3D content
Limited port selection
Audio is on the soft side
Rainbow artifacts in video

User Reviews

(30)
Reviewed 30 August 2015 by Mr. R. Case
(Verified Purchase)

This is the first projector I've bought and I couldn't be happier with it. I decided to go for the ViewSonic as a friend recommended it and I've got a couple of their TV monitors. They've always... Read more…

Reviewed 30 May 2015 by Tony Adams

Turned up the next day, easy to set up, & the picture quality is excellent. Very good value for money...

Reviewed 25 November 2015 by Jim
(Verified Purchase)

I couldn't recommend this projector enough. The image quality, brightness, colour and ease of use is perfect for those familiar with projectors, but also people who are new to this world and... Read more…

Reviewed 23 September 2015 by Andyb
(Verified Purchase)

Great value, seems to work great, prob should have purchased a shorter thro projector but they cost more, I get a big enough screen with adjustments...

Reviewed 24 July 2015 by Van RB
(Verified Purchase)

Great projector. Pure good colours. Even beating my TV colours. Very good in almost everything. Its powerful and can be used even when you have some moderate light coming through. Its far much... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £84.93
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £88.62
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.44 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
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 acer pjd5255, acer pjd5255l, special pjd5255, special pjd5255l, viewsonic pjd5255, viewsonic pjd5555, viewsonic pjd5255l, viewsonic pjd5555l, viewsonic pjd5255lw, viewsonic pjd5255lo, viewsonic pjd5555lw, viewsonic pjd5255lob
Barcodes 00766907776515, 00766907776713, 00799916381647

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