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Viewsonic PJD5255L Projector

£342.97
£323.11 £19.86 cheaper than 55 days ago
22000:1 XGA (1024x768) 34dB Jan 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £88.62 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Good product quality
Reasonably priced
40 Reviews + 1 Award
tweaktown.com Best Value Award
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Reviews

One Industry Award

The expert at one expert review site thought that this Viewsonic projector was great for its price. Tweaktown.com gave this multimedia projector a "Best Value Award".

Good Expert Reviews

Projector expert review site tweaktown.com scored this data projector 87%. The expert review sites think this projector is one of the very best projectors that have been available for more than two years.

Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 36 user reviews this 22000:1 contrast ratio projector has an excellent overall user rating. Over 85% of reviewers gave this multimedia projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Viewsonic Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 684 expert and owner reviews (including 38 verified purchases) for Viewsonic projectors and found that on average Viewsonic has excellent ratings. We also found that Viewsonic has excellent ratings specifically within its 22000:1 contrast ratio projectors range. 100% of those that bought a Viewsonic projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Design

Easy to Use

Four owners said in their reviews that the Viewsonic PJD5255 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. He also wrote “A big deal breaker for me was ease of use as its for a shared house” in his review.

Three people who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer mentioned on expert website Amazon “Easy to set up/put away”.

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Good Product Quality

Eight customers said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Pvr mentioned “Very high quality unit, very quiet as well which is nice when you use it for presentations” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Kiki said in April last year “The quality is great, sharp picture” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5255. Tony Adams wrote on expert website Amazon “Turned up the next day, easy to set up, & the picture quality is excellent” in his review of this projector and gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5.

Robust

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made. John mentioned on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Built in speaker is ok” and rated it 5 stars out of 5. In April last year Yulei Tian wrote on expert website Amazon “Well built product, full of functions”. Two years ago Jim rated it 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned in his review of this projector on expert review site Amazon “The build quality, ease of use”.


Price

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Reasonably Priced

Six people who purchased the Viewsonic PJD5255 concluded that it was good value for money. Allaboutthekids said on expert website Bhphotovideo.com “Projecting on a wall the picture is crisp, clear and I can't wait to try it on my inflatable screen! Amazing product for the price!” in their review of this projector and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars. Tony Adams mentioned on expert website Amazon “Very good value for money”. In April last year Es wrote on expert website Amazon “Cheap and good design as long as you can live with the low resolution” but in spite of that they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

Good Value for Money

Tweaktown.com highlighted in their review that this Viewsonic data projector was good value for money.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two people who reviewed this projector agreed that it was lightweight. Last year Rolypoly said in their review of this projector “A lightweight, easy to use projector which produces a bright clear image from less than a metre away from the screen”. David Gibbons wrote in his review of this projector on expert review site Amazon “Light-weight, easy to focus”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Three customers who reviewed it thought it had good features. Dwltf mentioned on expert review site Bestbuy.com “It's full of features and works well for streaming movies at our house” in their review of this projector. Yulei Tian wrote in their Viewsonic PJD5255 review last year “So far so good, lot of features to be explored” and rated it 5 stars out of 5.


Good Picture Quality

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that this projector had good picture quality. Jim gave the Viewsonic PJD5255 a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned in his review of this projector on expert website Amazon “Everything from fan noise to picture quality was a real noticeable upgrade”.

Two owners who reviewed it concluded that it had good colour saturation. Van Rb mentioned “Pure good colours” in his review of this projector. David Gibbons said on expert website Amazon “Nice colours, very bright” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Good Sound Quality

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that it had good sound quality. N. C. Granby mentioned last year “There are small speakers in the machine.”. Dwltf said “I like that I has a headset type audio jack for output”. David Gibbons wrote on expert review site Amazon “The sound is remarkably good (except for very loud explosion-like sounds in movies.”.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Two customers who reviewed this projector agreed that it was quiet. Pvr rated it 5 stars out of 5 and said in their Viewsonic PJD5255 review on expert review site Amazon “Very nice, quiet, widescreen projector”.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was January 2015 when Viewsonic released the PJD5255.


Energy

Average Running Costs

The PJD5255 is typical compared to the other projectors of this type and age that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the PJD5255 is £89.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Viewsonic PJD5255 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this data projector also do not support full HD.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PJD5255 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as this multimedia projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Projector

Very Dim Projector Brightness

At only 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Viewsonic PJD5255 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as this multimedia projector. The dimmest projector brightness of 22000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as this data projector is 3,200 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 3,300 ANSI lumens.

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

The PJD5255 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 62% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Performance

Very Loud Noise Level

22000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years have noise levels of between 32dB and 34dB, and the average noise level is 32dB. With a noise level of 34 decibels, the PJD5255 has a very loud noise level compared to most of the other 22000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as this multimedia projector.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The PJD5255 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to this projector.

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Supports Password Protection

The PJD5255 supports password protection, as do most of the other comparable spec projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The PJD5255 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 22000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a 3D Glasses Included

The PJD5255 has a 3D glasses included. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec also have a 3D glasses included.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Viewsonic PJD5255 does not have a DVI port, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors that are a similar age to this data projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers viewsonic b6hsza00, viewsonic 1024x768, viewsonic pjd5255l, viewsonic b6hszs00
Barcodes 00766907773217, 07669077732172

Viewsonic PJD5255 Review Sources

To prepare this Viewsonic PJD5255 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 327,808 product attributes, 14,367 projector reviews and 3,039,000 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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