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Viewsonic PJD5255L

Viewsonic PJD5255L Projector

XGA (1024x768) 32dB 3,300 ANSI Lumens Mar 2015
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The ViewSonic LightStream PJD5255L price-performance projector features 3200 lumens, native XGA 1024x768 resolution, user-friendly design, and a sleek white chassis. Exclusive SuperColor... More
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User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 30 user reviews this Viewsonic multimedia projector has an excellent overall user rating.

Reasonably Priced

A few people said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer said “Awesome value and quality!”. Andyb wrote on Amazon “Great value, seems to work great, prob should have purchased a shorter thro projector” in their Viewsonic PJD5255L review and rated the Viewsonic PJD5255L 5 stars. Two years ago Tony Adams said in his review “Very good value for money”.

One Viewsonic PJD5255L reviewer who reviewed the product thought it was a bargain for the price. Es mentioned in their Viewsonic PJD5255L review on Amazon “Cheap and good design as long as you can live with the low resolution”. One Viewsonic PJD5255L reviewer said that it was cheap. Pc Mag mentioned in their review on PC Mag “Bright for a budget projector”.

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Good Product Quality

A few Viewsonic PJD5255L reviewers who reviewed this projector agreed that it was good quality. Mr. R. Case mentioned “Now to be able to see them on a big screen is such fabulous quality”. In January last year Pvr said in their Viewsonic PJD5255L review “Very high quality unit, very quiet as well which is nice when you use it for presentations”. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5255L on expert website PC Mag “Its data-image quality is solid” but in spite of that they only rated it 3 stars.

Viewsonic Has Excellent Projector Reviews

Multimedia projectors produced by Viewsonic have excellent reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all multimedia projectors (not just multimedia projectors) and found that Viewsonic also has excellent reviews across its entire range.

Easy to Use

Some Viewsonic PJD5255L reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Amazon Customer said “Easy to set up/put away” and scored this projector 5 stars. Tony Adams rated it 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5255L “Turned up the next day, easy to set up, & the picture quality is excellent”.

One Viewsonic PJD5255L reviewer who reviewed this projector concluded that it was easy to use. Rolypoly gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review “A lightweight, easy to use projector which produces a bright clear image from less than a metre away from the screen”.

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Good Picture Quality

One person who purchased this projector concluded that it had clear images. One person who reviewed the Viewsonic PJD5255L concluded that it had good picture quality.

One person wrote in their reviews that the product had good colour saturation. Van Rb wrote on Amazon “Pure good colours” in his Viewsonic PJD5255L review.

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Good Size

A number of Viewsonic PJD5255L owners who bought it said that it was lightweight. Two years ago Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag “It's lightweight, although it lacks a carrying case”. One Viewsonic PJD5255L reviewer reckoned that the product was compact. Mr. R. Case said in their Viewsonic PJD5255L review “The sound was also better than I was expecting from such compact speakers”.

Good Sound Quality

Some Viewsonic PJD5255L owners reckoned that this projector had good sound quality. Mr. R. Case wrote on Amazon “Floor standing speakers (the projector has a standard audio out socket”. N. C. Granby gave the Viewsonic PJD5255L a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5255L “There are small speakers in the machine.”.

Robust

A number of Viewsonic PJD5255L owners who reviewed the Viewsonic PJD5255L said that it was well made. Yulei Tian mentioned in their Viewsonic PJD5255L review on Amazon “Well built product, full of functions”. Pcmag.com said in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5255L on expert website PC Mag “It has good brightness and solid data-image quality” however despite that they only scored the product 60 out of 100.

Acceptable Noise Level

A number of Viewsonic PJD5255L owners who reviewed the product considered that it was quiet. Pvr said on Amazon in January last year “Very nice, quiet, widescreen projector” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5255L and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Good High Def TV

One Viewsonic PJD5255L owner thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. Thomas said in his review of this projector on Amazon “The best HD Beamer for this price” and scored it 5 stars.

Good Technical Features

One customer considered that it had good features. Yulei Tian wrote on Amazon “So far so good, lot of features to be explored”.

Good Connectivity

One person who purchased it concluded that it was wifi compatible. Mr. R. Case said “This gives full, wireless, access to all my movies on PLEX, which are on my PC” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5255L and scored it 5 stars.

Nice Design

One Viewsonic PJD5255L owner mentioned in their reviews that it was a good design.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Viewsonic PJD5255L reviewer who bought the Viewsonic PJD5255L considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. Thomas mentioned in his review of this projector on Amazon “Clear picture and great 3D” and rated it as very good.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the PJD5255L, the Viewsonic PJD5255L has a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this data projector to all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the S312[pl_3119770_price], and the X320USTi[pl_3054690_price] both from Optoma or the Viewsonic PJD5150[plb_2895206_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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7 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This multimedia projector received an expert rating of 60 out of 100 from PC Mag. The multimedia projector expert review sites aren't convinced by this projector.

Does Not Support 3D

The PJD5255L does not support 3D, unlike most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the PJD5255L.

We think you might also be interested in alternative multimedia projectors which also support 3D including the Epson Pro G6570WU[plb_3018838_price], the Optoma W320[plb_2915958_price], or the Sony VPL-VW600ES[plb_3231568_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Most multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the PJD5255L do not support full HD. The PJD5255L is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

We compared all the other projectors which also support full HD to this projector and we think the VPL-VW350ES[pl_3231569_price], the VPL-VW600ES[pl_3231568_price], or the VPL-HW65ES[pl_3022934_price] all from Sony which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The PJD5255L does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as the PJD5255L also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other projectors which also support wi-Fi to this projector and we think the Vivitek Qumi Q6[plb_3137053_price], or the Sony MP-CL1[plb_3151534_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

With a bulb power of only 200 Watts, the PJD5255L has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched more than a year ago. Data projectors that came out around the same time as the PJD5255L have bulb powers of between 50W and 380W.

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Heavy

At 5.3 kilograms, the PJD5255L is fairly heavy compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PJD5255L. The average weight of data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the PJD5255L is 4.3kg.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the PJD5255L have optical zooms of between 1.1x and 12x, and the average optical zoom is 1.9x. At only 1.1 times zoom factor, the PJD5255L has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released one year ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic PJD5255L

Running Costs Are Average

The average running cost of the PJD5255L is £89 over 1 year based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 63 data projectors of this age and type.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This projector was released over a year ago.

Average Projector Brightness

The PJD5255L has a fairly average projector brightness (3,300 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PJD5255L.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3,300 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS[plb_2894982_price].

If you are looking for a multimedia projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the Optoma 95.8WR02GC1E[plb_2971638_price] (3,400 ANSI lumens and higher rated), the Infocus SP1080[plb_3696418_price] (3,500 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the Viewsonic PJD6552LW[plb_3220997_price] (3,500 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the PJD5255L is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Average Noise Level

At 32 decibels, the Viewsonic PJD5255L has a fairly average noise level compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for more than a year.

Alternative 32dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available which you might want to look at include the PJD6352LS[pl_2857807_price], or the PJD6352[pl_2831189_price] both from Viewsonic or the Infocus IN112[plb_2875850_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

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Matrix Size
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Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Focus
Video
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Video Processing
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Safety
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
User Guide
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
15 May 2015

The ViewSonic LightStream PJD5255L is a modestly priced DLP data projector with a sparse port selection, but it has good brightness and solid data-image quality...

Low price
Lightweight
Bright for a budget projector
Can project 3D content
Limited port selection
Audio is on the soft side
Rainbow artifacts in video

User Reviews

(30)
Reviewed 30 August 2015 by Mr. R. Case
(Verified Purchase)

This is the first projector I've bought and I couldn't be happier with it. I decided to go for the ViewSonic as a friend recommended it and I've got a couple of their TV monitors. They've always... Read more…

Reviewed 30 May 2015 by Tony Adams

Turned up the next day, easy to set up, & the picture quality is excellent. Very good value for money...

Reviewed 25 November 2015 by Jim
(Verified Purchase)

I couldn't recommend this projector enough. The image quality, brightness, colour and ease of use is perfect for those familiar with projectors, but also people who are new to this world and... Read more…

Reviewed 23 September 2015 by Andyb
(Verified Purchase)

Great value, seems to work great, prob should have purchased a shorter thro projector but they cost more, I get a big enough screen with adjustments...

Reviewed 24 July 2015 by Van RB
(Verified Purchase)

Great projector. Pure good colours. Even beating my TV colours. Very good in almost everything. Its powerful and can be used even when you have some moderate light coming through. Its far much... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £84.93
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £88.62
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.44 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer pjd5255, acer pjd5255l, special pjd5255, vs15906 pjd5255, special pjd5255l, vs15906 pjd5255l, viewsonic pjd5255, viewsonic pjd5555, viewsonic pjd5555l, viewsonic pjd5255l, viewsonic pjd5555lw, viewsonic pjd5255lw
Barcodes 00766907776515, 00766907776713, 00799916381647

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