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Viewsonic PRO8520WL
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Viewsonic PRO8520WL Projector

5000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB 5,200 ANSI Lumens May 2016
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The Pro8520WL is the perfect solution for large venue Pro AV projection requirements, thanks to a centred lens, sealed engine and multiple adjustment features like vertical lens shift, 1.6x... More
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Viewsonic Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

We checked the reviews from owners and experts of hundreds of multimedia projectors to determine an average rating for each projector manufacturer. On average projectors from Viewsonic have excellent ratings from users and experts.

Only Released Seven Months Ago

This projector is one of the latest data projectors to be released.

Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the PRO8520WL, the Viewsonic PRO8520WL has a built-in speaker.

Other projectors which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to consider include the Hitachi CP-WX5505[plb_3255965_price], the Benq SX920[plb_3844019_price], or the Panasonic PT-VW535NAJ[plb_3878390_price].

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Very Quiet Noise Level

At only 33 decibels, the Viewsonic PRO8520WL has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out in the last 12 months. Latest comparable spec projectors have noise levels of between 33dB and 39dB.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched in the last 12 months do not support 3D image projection. The PRO8520WL is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D image projection.

Alternative projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might want to look at include the Benq SX920[plb_3844019_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Viewsonic PRO8520WL does not support Full HD projection, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been available for the last year also do not support Full HD projection.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also support Full HD projection including the Viewsonic PRO8800WUL[plb_3702946_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Viewsonic PRO8520WL does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PRO8520WL also do not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative projectors which also support WiFi connectivity that you might also want to look at include the Panasonic PT-VZ575N[plb_3878496_price].

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The Viewsonic PRO8520WL has a fairly short service life of lamp in economic mode (only 2,500 hours) compared to most of the other new 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors. The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of recently released 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors is 2,500h, the longest is 6,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 3,600h.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

Multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PRO8520WL have lamp service lives of between 2,000h and 4,500h, and the average lamp service life is 2,600h. With a lamp service life of only 2,000 hours, the PRO8520WL has a fairly short lamp service life compared to most of the other 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the PRO8520WL.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic PRO8520WL

Running Costs Are Average

The average 1 year running cost of the PRO8520WL is £184 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 6 latest 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Average Projector Brightness

The PRO8520WL has a fairly standard projector brightness (5,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec projectors.

We compared all the other 5,200 ANSI lumens brightness projectors to this data projector and we think the Viewsonic PRO8800WUL[plb_3702946_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this data projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic PT-EW730ZLEJ[plb_3899292_price] (7,500 ANSI lumens).

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many 5000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Zoom Capability
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
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Offset
Video
3D-Ready
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Remote (IR) Output
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
12V Trigger
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
On Screen Display
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Typical Power Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliant
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £183.95
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Total running cost over 5 years £183.95
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0.91T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.91 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
24
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 24 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer pro8520, acer pro8520w, acer pro8520wl, special pro8520, special pro8520w, viewsonic pro8520, special pro8520wl, viewsonic 1280x800, viewsonic pro8520w, viewsonic pro8520wl
Barcodes 00766907644715, 00766907829914

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