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23 Reasons For
Average Expert Reviews
Expert review site PC Mag scored this projector 70 out of 100.
Excellent User Reviews
PJD5155 owners on average rated this projector as outstanding.
Some people who bought this projector agreed that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer wrote “Awesome value and quality!” and scored it 5 stars. Andyb mentioned in their Viewsonic PJD5155 review “Great value, seems to work great, prob should have purchased a shorter thro projector” . 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 Viewsonic PJD5155 owner wrote in their reviews that the product was a bargain for the price. This year Es mentioned on Amazon “Cheap and good design as long as you can live with the low resolution”.
Good Picture Quality
Five people who reviewed the Viewsonic PJD5155 reckoned that it had good picture quality. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5155 on PC Mag “It has decent data and video image quality for a low-resolution (SVGA) model”.
Some Viewsonic PJD5155 owners who reviewed the Viewsonic PJD5155 reckoned that it had good colour saturation. David Gibbons said in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5155 on Amazon in December “Nice colours, very bright”. Van Rb scored this projector very highly and he said “Pure good colours”.
One person who purchased the Viewsonic PJD5155 thought it had clear images.
Easy to Use
Several Viewsonic PJD5155 owners said in their reviews that this projector was easy to use. Jim wrote in his Viewsonic PJD5155 review “A big deal breaker for me was ease of use as its for a shared house”.
A number of Viewsonic PJD5155 owners who bought it concluded that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer scored it very highly and wrote in their review of this projector on Amazon “Easy to set up/put away”. Tony Adams wrote in his review on Amazon last year “Turned up the next day, easy to set up, & the picture quality is excellent”.
Good Product Quality
A few people who bought the product concluded that it was good quality. Last year Jim said in his Viewsonic PJD5155 review “The image quality, brightness, colour and ease of use is perfect for those familiar with projectors.” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Jim also mentioned “Everything from fan noise to picture quality was a real noticeable upgrade”. Jim also wrote “The build quality, ease of use”.
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Viewsonic Projectors Have Excellent Reviews
We checked 583 user and expert reviews for Viewsonic projectors and found that on average Viewsonic has excellent ratings. We also found that Viewsonic has excellent ratings specifically within its 2400:1 contrast ratio data projectors range.
A number of customers who reviewed it agreed that it was well made. Yulei Tian rated the product 5 stars and wrote on Amazon in December “Well built product, full of functions” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5155. Pcmag.com rated it 4 stars and mentioned on PC Mag “A solid set of ports”. Pcmag.com also said “The ViewSonic LightStream PJD5155 is a bright data projector, with solid image quality, that can be had for a modest price”.
Good Sound Quality
Several people who bought it wrote that it had good sound quality. Mr. R. Case rated it 5 stars and wrote in their review on Amazon “Floor standing speakers (the projector has a standard audio out socket”. In December this year N. C. Granby mentioned in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5155 “There are small speakers in the machine.” and scored the product 80 out of 100.
Running Costs Are Low
Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the PJD5155 is only £89, which makes it one of the more economic to run 2400:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.
Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the Viewsonic PJD5155 was lightweight. This year David Gibbons mentioned in his review of this projector on Amazon “Light-weight, easy to focus” and gave this projector a score of 5 stars. 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”.
One person wrote in their reviews that the Viewsonic PJD5155 was compact. Mr. R. Case mentioned on Amazon “The sound was also better than I was expecting from such compact speakers” in their review.
Acceptable Noise Level
Some customers who reviewed it agreed that it was quiet. Pvr mentioned in their review of this projector “Very nice, quiet, widescreen projector”. Pvr also mentioned “Very high quality unit, very quiet as well which is nice when you use it for presentations”.
One person who bought the product reckoned that it was noisy. David Gibbons mentioned “The sound is remarkably good (except for very loud explosion-like sounds in movies.” in his review and gave the product a score of 5 stars.
Good Technical Features
A number of Viewsonic PJD5155 reviewers who bought it thought it had good features. This month Yulei Tian gave it a rating of 5 stars and said “So far so good, lot of features to be explored” in their review of this projector.
Good High Def TV
One Viewsonic PJD5155 owner who purchased it concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. This month Thomas mentioned in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5155 “The best HD Beamer for this price” and scored the Viewsonic PJD5155 very highly.
One Viewsonic PJD5155 reviewer said in their reviews that this projector was wifi compatible. In December last year Mr. R. Case wrote “This gives full, wireless, access to all my movies on PLEX, which are on my PC” in their Viewsonic PJD5155 review and gave the product a score of 5 stars.
One customer who reviewed it mentioned that it was a good design.
Good 3D Picture Quality
One Viewsonic PJD5155 owner who reviewed this projector concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. This year Thomas said “Clear picture and great 3D”.
The PJD5155 supports 3D, which is unusual. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec do not support 3D.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Viewsonic PJD5155 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PJD5155 also have a built-in speaker(s).
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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys
The Viewsonic PJD5155 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys than most of the comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the PJD5155. This multimedia projector is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity multimedia projector compared to most of the multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the PJD5155 which only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.
Quite Long Service Life of Lamp
With a service life of lamp of 10,000 hours, the PJD5155 has one of the longer service life of lamps amongst 2400:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. The average service life of lamp of 2400:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PJD5155 is 4,300h.
Quite Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
At 6,000 hours, the Viewsonic PJD5155 has a fairly long service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age. The service life of lamp (economic mode)s of projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PJD5155 range from 2,500h to 6,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 4,300h.
The PJD5155 is quite light (only 2.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PJD5155. Projectors that are a comparable age to the PJD5155 have weights of between 2.1kg and 20kg, and the average weight is 7.6kg.
6 Reasons Against
Price Has Recently Increased by £29.00
In the last 50 days the price of the PJD5155 has increased by £29.00.
Does Not Support Full HD
The PJD5155 does not support full HD. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PJD5155 also do not support full HD.
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
The PJD5155 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the PJD5155 also do not support wi-Fi.
Only SVGA (800x600) Projector Native Resolution
The highest resolution of the Viewsonic PJD5155 is SVGA (800x600). That's 53% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. The worst resolution of all data projectors of this age and type is VGA (640x480) and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).
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Very Small Bulb Power
Projectors of a comparable age and type to the PJD5155 have bulb powers of between 190W and 400W. The Viewsonic PJD5155 has one of the smaller bulb powers (only 190 Watts) amongst 2400:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.
Very Small Optical Zoom
With an optical zoom of only 1.1 times zoom factor, the Viewsonic PJD5155 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. Projectors of this spec and age have optical zooms of between 1.1x and 2.1x, and the average optical zoom is 1.3x.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Viewsonic released the PJD5155.
Average Projector Brightness
With a projector brightness of 3,300 ANSI lumens, the Viewsonic PJD5155 has a fairly typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the PJD5155.
Average Noise Level
At 34 decibels, the PJD5155 has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other 2400:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PJD5155.
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Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
3,300 ANSI lumens
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-40 - 40
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
2,560 ANSI lumens
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
2,560 ANSI lumens
1 - 8
Screen Size Compatibility
30 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
Number of Colours
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL, PAL B, PAL, PAL D, PAL, PAL G, PAL, PAL H, PAL, PAL I, PAL, PAL M, PAL, PAL N, SECAM, SECAM, SECAM B, SECAM, SECAM D, SECAM, SECAM G, SECAM, SECAM K, SECAM, SECAM K, SECAM K1, SECAM, SECAM L
Ports & Interfaces
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Out
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Card Reader Integrated
Noise Level (economic Mode)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, VIE
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