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Viewsonic PRO8520HD
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Viewsonic PRO8520HD Projector

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8000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 34dB 5,000 ANSI Lumens Dec 2012
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The ViewSonic Pro8520HD is a high brightness, Full HD 1080p projector ideal for use in any large venue installation even in rooms with high ambient light.Built with BrilliantColor technology, this... More
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One Industry Award

This Viewsonic multimedia projector received a "Highly Rated" award from Projectorcentral.com.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Expert review website projectorcentral.com scored this 8000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector 91 out of 100. That puts this multimedia projector in the top 1% of all the 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

Viewsonic Has Excellent Multimedia Projector Reviews

On average data projectors from Viewsonic are rated 90 out of 100, which is in the top 6% of all projector manufacturers that we have analysed.

Supports Full HD Projection

The PRO8520HD supports Full HD projection. Most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the PRO8520HD do not support Full HD projection.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the PRO8520HD, the Viewsonic PRO8520HD has a built-in speaker.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of projectors of this age and spec range from 2,600 ANSI lumens to 7,000 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens, the Viewsonic PRO8520HD has one of the brighter projector brightness amongst 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Viewsonic PRO8520HD is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution. Across all data projectors of a comparable type and age to the PRO8520HD the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is VGA (640x480).

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Very Quiet Noise Level

At only 34 decibels, the PRO8520HD has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the PRO8520HD. Across all the 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the PRO8520HD the noise levels range from 33dB to 40dB.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of data projectors of this spec and age is 5W and the highest is 20W. With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the Viewsonic PRO8520HD has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the PRO8520HD.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The PRO8520HD is a two built-in speaker data projector. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the PRO8520HD only have one built-in speaker.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Viewsonic PRO8520HD has more HDMI ports than most of the 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PRO8520HD. Most of the similar spec projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PRO8520HD only have one HDMI port, however this Viewsonic data projector has two HDMI ports.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The PRO8520HD is a two USB 2.0 port projector. Most of the other data projectors of this type and age have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Very Big Lamp Power

The smallest lamp power of 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PRO8520HD is 240W, the biggest is 350W, and the average lamp power is 280W. With a lamp power of 350 Watts, the Viewsonic PRO8520HD has a very big lamp power compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the PRO8520HD.

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Very Light

The PRO8520HD is quite light (only 3.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar age and spec to the PRO8520HD. The lightest comparable spec multimedia projector that is a similar age to the PRO8520HD is 2.2kg heavy and the heaviest is 22kg.

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Narrow

At only 333 millimeters, the PRO8520HD is fairly narrow compared to most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the PRO8520HD. Across all the comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the PRO8520HD the widths range from 280mm to 530mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Viewsonic PRO8520HD does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PRO8520HD do support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The PRO8520HD does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the PRO8520HD also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

Across all the projectors of this type and age the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 3,000h to 6,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 4,400h. At only 3,000 hours, the PRO8520HD has a quite short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

The PRO8520HD has one of the shorter lamp service lives (only 2,500 hours) amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age. Projectors of a comparable age and type to the PRO8520HD have lamp service lives of between 2,500h and 20,000h.

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Only Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The PRO8520HD is a two VGA (D-Sub) port projector. Most of the other 8000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PRO8520HD have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic PRO8520HD

Average Running Costs

The PRO8520HD has an average 1 year running cost of £145 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 13 projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released over four years ago.

Specification

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Full HD Projection
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RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
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Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
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Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included

1 Award

projectorcentral.com Highly Rated

Expert Reviews

(1)
11 February 2014

Projectorcentral.com

The Viewsonic Pro8520HD is a big bright model designed for use in conference rooms and board rooms. Promising up to 5,000 lumens of brightness, the Pro8520HD is designed to be flexible and... Read more…

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 4 April 2014 by Pedro
Pedro would recommend the ViewSonic Pro8520HD (Verified Purchase)

I installed the projector in a bar and it has a great resolution and a wonderful image...

Reviewed 9 February 2015 by RRRoger
RRRoger would recommend the ViewSonic Pro8520HD

We use this for Sunday Morning Services. Projected images are AweSum! Only two problems: 1. Still too bright for my Video Camera to record at 60%. The image wants to over expose/ blow out, the... Read more…

Reviewed 5 June 2014 by The Church Media Guy

5K lumens for this price point is exceptional but I had to return the unit due to a defective HDMI input #1 plus weak output audio. HDMI1 had static and flicker like a bad connection. HDMI2 worked... Read more…

Reviewed 11 July 2014 by Jeff C

Let me start by saying B&H Photo was and is great company to do business with. I wish I could say the same for ViewSonic. We are building a new church building and purchased what seemed to be a... Read more…

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Total running cost over 5 years £144.22
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.72 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers viewsonic pro8520, viewsonic pro8520h, viewsonic pro8520hd
Barcodes 00766907644715, 00846829711358, 05054629303313, 07669076447152

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