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XGA (1024x768) 34dB 3,200 ANSI Lumens Jan 2015
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The brand new LightStream Projector PJD5255 integrates its elegant style and thoughtfully intuitive design, offering HDMI connectivity, high image and sound quality. With SuperColor and... More
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Projektor ViewSonic PJD5255 | Mini review
Review ViewSonic PJD5255 XGA DLP Projector 3200 Lumens 3D Blu-ray

24 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This multimedia projector received a "Value for Money" award from Tweaktown.com who said that this Viewsonic projector was great for its price.

Good Expert Reviews

This projector received an expert rating of 87% from tweaktown.com.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 21 owner reviews the average owner rating of this multimedia projector is exceptional.

Reasonably Priced

A number of Viewsonic PJD5255 owners said in their reviews that this projector was good value for money. Amazon Customer said in their Viewsonic PJD5255 review on Amazon a few weeks ago “Awesome value and quality!”. Andyb gave this projector a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their Viewsonic PJD5255 review “Great value, seems to work great, prob should have purchased a shorter thro projector”. Jim said on Amazon last year “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 PJD5255 owner said in their reviews that this projector was a bargain for the price. A few weeks ago Es wrote “Cheap and good design as long as you can live with the low resolution”.

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Good Picture Quality

Several Viewsonic PJD5255 owners who reviewed it concluded that it had good picture quality.

Two customers who purchased the Viewsonic PJD5255 agreed that it had good colour saturation. David Gibbons rated this projector as very good and he mentioned on Amazon “Nice colours, very bright”. In October last year Van Rb said “Pure good colours” and gave the Viewsonic PJD5255 an excellent rating.

One person who bought it said that it had clear images.

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Good Product Quality

Some people said in their reviews that it was good quality. Jim scored this projector 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon last year “Everything from fan noise to picture quality was a real noticeable upgrade” in his review. Mr. R. Case said on Amazon “Now to be able to see them on a big screen is such fabulous quality” in their review of this projector. Pvr mentioned this month “Very high quality unit, very quiet as well which is nice when you use it for presentations” in their review of this projector.

Easy to Use

A few Viewsonic PJD5255 reviewers concluded that this projector was easy to use. Jim mentioned in his Viewsonic PJD5255 review on Amazon “The image quality, brightness, colour and ease of use is perfect for those familiar with projectors.”. Jim also said “A big deal breaker for me was ease of use as its for a shared house”. Rolypoly said in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5255 on Amazon a few weeks ago “A lightweight, easy to use projector which produces a bright clear image from less than a metre away from the screen” and scored this projector 5 stars.

Some customers who purchased the Viewsonic PJD5255 considered that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon in October this year “Easy to set up/put away” and gave this projector a score of 5 stars. Tony Adams mentioned on Amazon “Turned up the next day, easy to set up, & the picture quality is excellent” in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5255 and rated it 5 stars.

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Viewsonic Has Excellent Multimedia Projector Reviews

We checked 583 user and expert reviews for Viewsonic projectors and found that on average Viewsonic has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Viewsonic has excellent reviews specifically for its multimedia projectors.

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Good Sound Quality

A number of Viewsonic PJD5255 reviewers who reviewed this projector agreed that it had good sound quality. Mr. R. Case said in their review on Amazon “Floor standing speakers (the projector has a standard audio out socket”. A few weeks ago N. C. Granby wrote “There are small speakers in the machine.” and rated the product 80 out of 100.

Good Size

A number of Viewsonic PJD5255 owners who reviewed the product thought it was lightweight. David Gibbons said “Light-weight, easy to focus” in his review of this projector and gave the Viewsonic PJD5255 an excellent review score.

One Viewsonic PJD5255 reviewer who reviewed this projector thought it was compact. Mr. R. Case mentioned in their Viewsonic PJD5255 review on Amazon “The sound was also better than I was expecting from such compact speakers” and scored it very highly.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Two Viewsonic PJD5255 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was quiet. In October Pvr mentioned on Amazon “Very nice, quiet, widescreen projector” in their review and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was noisy. This year David Gibbons wrote on Amazon “The sound is remarkably good (except for very loud explosion-like sounds in movies.” and gave the Viewsonic PJD5255 a very good review.

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Good Value for Money

Tweaktown.com highlighted in their review that this multimedia projector provided a good bang for your buck.

Robust

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Jim rated the Viewsonic PJD5255 5 stars and he wrote in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5255 last year “The build quality, ease of use and extra features (like sound, HDMI”. In October this year Yulei Tian said in their review of this projector on Amazon “Well built product, full of functions” and gave it an excellent rating.

Good Technical Features

Two customers reckoned that it had good features. Yulei Tian wrote on Amazon a few weeks ago “So far so good, lot of features to be explored”.

Good High Def TV

One Viewsonic PJD5255 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this projector was good at displaying high definition TV. Thomas scored it 5 stars and he wrote a few weeks ago “The best HD Beamer for this price”.

Good Connectivity

One person who bought it reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Mr. R. Case mentioned “This gives full, wireless, access to all my movies on PLEX, which are on my PC”.

Nice Design

One person who bought the Viewsonic PJD5255 thought it was a good design.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Viewsonic PJD5255 reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. This month Thomas said “Clear picture and great 3D”.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PJD5255 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PJD5255 also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Vivitek Qumi Q6[plb_3137053_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that came out more than a year ago, the PJD5255 supports 3D.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors which support 3D and we think the Vivitek Qumi Q6[plb_3137053_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The PJD5255 is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

Across all the multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the PJD5255 the service life of lamps range from 2,000h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,400h. With a service life of lamp of 10,000 hours, the Viewsonic PJD5255 has a quite long service life of lamp compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PJD5255.

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Quite Big Offset

At 120 percent, the Viewsonic PJD5255 has a fairly big offset compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PJD5255. The average offset of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PJD5255 is 94%, and the offsets range from 10% to 130%.

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Very Light

At only 2.1 kilograms, the PJD5255 is quite light compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PJD5255. Projectors of a comparable age and type to the PJD5255 have weights of between 9.7g and 18kg.

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5 Reasons Against

Price Has Recently Increased by £30.00

In the last few weeks the price of the PJD5255 has increased by £30.00.

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for more than a year, the PJD5255 does not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Viewsonic PJD5255 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the PJD5255 also do not support wi-Fi.

Alternative multimedia projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider include the Vivitek Qumi Q6[plb_3137053_price] which is also cheaper.

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Quite Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

The average noise level (economic mode) of comparable spec data projectors that have been around for a similar time to the PJD5255 is 29dB. With a noise level (economic mode) of 31 decibels, the PJD5255 has a quite loud noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PJD5255.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 1.1 times zoom factor, the PJD5255 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the PJD5255. Projectors that were launched around the same time as the PJD5255 have optical zooms of between 1.1x and 12x.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic PJD5255

Running Costs Are OK

The average running cost of the PJD5255 is £89 over 1 year based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 63 projectors of this age and type.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this multimedia projector was released.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Viewsonic PJD5255 has a fairly typical projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and spec.

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Average Noise Level

The PJD5255 has a fairly standard noise level (34 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the PJD5255.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The Viewsonic PJD5255 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

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Projection Technology
Number of Colours
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3D
Full HD
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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
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Password Protection
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
3D Glasses Included

1 Award

tweaktown.com Best Value Award

Expert Reviews

(2)
3 June 2015

There's not much wrong with the ViewSonic LightStream PJD5255, as we've reviewed it from the perspective of a small business or office, which is what ViewSonic is aiming for. This doesn't mean we...

Tweaktown.com

16 March 2015

Here's an unboxing of my new ViewSonic PJD5255 XGA DLP projector. Nowadays, projectors are getting smaller, brighter and cheaper. With 200 lumens, native XGA 1024 x 768 resolution, and intuitive,... Read more…

User Reviews

(21)
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!

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Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.44 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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