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Viewsonic PJD5550LWS Projector

WXGA (1280x800) 32dB 3,300 ANSI Lumens Apr 2015
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The ViewSonic LightStream PJD5550Lws is the perfect affordable option for gamers thanks to high resolution widescreen images, HDMI input and large screens from a short distance. Also featuring... More
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User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, people who bought this data projector rated it as superb.

Reasonably Priced

Several customers concluded that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said in their review on Amazon “Awesome value and quality!”. Andyb said “Great value, seems to work great, prob should have purchased a shorter thro projector” and gave the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS a score of 5 stars. Jim mentioned on Amazon “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 person wrote in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Es mentioned in their review of this projector “Cheap and good design as long as you can live with the low resolution”.

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Good Picture Quality

Three Viewsonic PJD5550LWS owners reckoned that the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS had good picture quality.

Some customers who reviewed the product considered that it had good colour saturation. David Gibbons mentioned in his review of this projector on Amazon in October “Nice colours, very bright”. In October last year Van Rb wrote in his review of this projector on Amazon “Pure good colours”.

One Viewsonic PJD5550LWS reviewer who bought the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS wrote that it had clear images.

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Good Product Quality

Several people who purchased this projector agreed that it was good quality. Jim mentioned “Everything from fan noise to picture quality was a real noticeable upgrade” in his review of this projector and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Mr. R. Case mentioned in their review “Now to be able to see them on a big screen is such fabulous quality” and rated it as excellent. Pvr wrote “Very high quality unit, very quiet as well which is nice when you use it for presentations” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS.

Easy to Use

Four customers who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Jim said “The image quality, brightness, colour and ease of use is perfect for those familiar with projectors.” in his review of this projector. Jim also mentioned “A big deal breaker for me was ease of use as its for a shared house”. Rolypoly mentioned “A lightweight, easy to use projector which produces a bright clear image from less than a metre away from the screen” in their review.

Some Viewsonic PJD5550LWS owners wrote in their reviews that the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS was easy to setup. Amazon Customer wrote “Easy to set up/put away” . Tony Adams scored it 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Turned up the next day, easy to set up, & the picture quality is excellent”.

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Excellent Brand

On average Viewsonic projectors have excellent reviews compared to other brands as do all multimedia projectors produced by Viewsonic.

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Good Sound Quality

Some customers considered that this projector had good sound quality. Mr. R. Case wrote “Floor standing speakers (the projector has a standard audio out socket”. N. C. Granby said in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS this month “There are small speakers in the machine.”.

Good Size

Two Viewsonic PJD5550LWS owners wrote in their reviews that this projector was lightweight. David Gibbons mentioned “Light-weight, easy to focus” in his review. One customer who purchased the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS considered that it was compact. Mr. R. Case mentioned in October last year “The sound was also better than I was expecting from such compact speakers” and rated it as very good.

Acceptable Noise Level

Several Viewsonic PJD5550LWS reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was quiet. Pvr wrote on Amazon in October “Very nice, quiet, widescreen projector” and rated the product 5 stars.

One person who purchased it reckoned that it was noisy. David Gibbons rated the product as very good and he wrote in October “The sound is remarkably good (except for very loud explosion-like sounds in movies.” in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS.

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Robust

Two Viewsonic PJD5550LWS owners who purchased the product agreed that it was well made. Jim wrote in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS “The build quality, ease of use and extra features (like sound, HDMI” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. This year Yulei Tian said “Well built product, full of functions” in their review.

Good Technical Features

Two customers said in their reviews that the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS had good features. Yulei Tian said “So far so good, lot of features to be explored” in their review.

Good High Def TV

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this projector was good at displaying high definition TV. Thomas wrote on Amazon this year “The best HD Beamer for this price” in his review of this projector and scored the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS 5 stars.

Good Connectivity

One Viewsonic PJD5550LWS reviewer reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Mr. R. Case mentioned in their Viewsonic PJD5550LWS review on Amazon “This gives full, wireless, access to all my movies on PLEX, which are on my PC” and scored it 5 stars.

Nice Design

One customer said in their reviews that the product was a good design.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Viewsonic PJD5550LWS reviewer thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Thomas wrote in his review of this projector a few weeks ago “Clear picture and great 3D” .

Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other data projectors of this spec and age, the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS has a built-in speaker.

Alternative projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might want to look at include a cheaper projector such as the Panasonic PT-VW350[plb_3399887_price], or the Optoma HD240W[plb_3856555_price] or you might consider a better rated projector such as the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL[plb_3244300_price].

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Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PJD5550LWS, the PJD5550LWS supports 3D image projection.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other multimedia projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including the Optoma HD28DSE[plb_3141654_price] which has better reviews; or the HD240W[pl_3856555_price], or the ML1500E[pl_2893558_price] both from Optoma which is cheaper.

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Very Big Offset

When compared to other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PJD5550LWS that we have assessed the offset of, the PJD5550LWS's offset of 130 percent is one of the biggest. Across all the projectors that came out around the same time as the PJD5550LWS the offsets range from 10% to 130%.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The PJD5550LWS has one of the longer service life of lamp in economic mode (10,000 hours) amongst data projectors of this age. The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PJD5550LWS is 2,500h, the longest is 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 6,800h.

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5 Reasons Against

Price Has Increased by £93.33

In the last 31 days the price of the PJD5550LWS has increased by £93.33.

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the PJD5550LWS do not support Full HD projection. The PJD5550LWS is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors with a Full HD projection and we think the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL[plb_3244300_price], or the Optoma HD28DSE[plb_3141654_price]; or the Optoma HD240W[plb_3856555_price] are also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most projectors of this age and type do not support WiFi connectivity. The PJD5550LWS is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 2 Watts, the PJD5550LWS has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age. The average RMS rated power of projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PJD5550LWS is 6.9W.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

Most projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PJD5550LWS have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS which has one VGA (D-Sub) port.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS

Running Costs Are Average

The average 1 year running cost of the PJD5550LWS is £92 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 60 projectors of this spec and age.

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 Viewsonic PJD5550LWS has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

If this projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic PT-VW350[plb_3399887_price] (4,000 ANSI lumens) which is also cheaper.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

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Average Noise Level

At 32 decibels, the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

There are a number of other 32dB noise level projectors currently available that you might want to consider including the Viewsonic PJD6352LS[plb_2857807_price] which is cheaper.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth looking at include the Epson EB-536Wi[plb_2697341_price] (37dB).

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Specification

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Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Projection Distance
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Offset
Video
3D Image Projection
Full HD Projection
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
PC Audio Input
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Output
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
Password Protection
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
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Packaging Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
3D Glasses Included

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 Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £88.13
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £91.82
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 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 acer pjd5550, acer pjd5550l, acer pjd5550lw, special pjd5550, acer pjd5550lws, special pjd5550l, special pjd5550lw, viewsonic pjd5550, special pjd5550lws, viewsonic pjd5550l, viewsonic pjd5550lw, viewsonic pjd5550lws
Barcodes 00766907778113

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