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74

Overall Score

Viewsonic PJD5255L

£357.92
An affordable and economical to run 22000:1 1024 x 768 projector
22,000 XGA (1024x768) No 32dB Mar 2015
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Viewsonic PJD5255L Review

With very good features and representing value for money, we have ranked the Viewsonic PJD5255L number 152 across all projectors.
74
Reviews
32 Reviews
78
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Features
Good Features
58
Age
2 Years Old
75
Running Costs
£65 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has fantastic user reviews but below average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 72%, based on 32 reviews. Sony multimedia projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2017.
This Viewsonic projector has running costs of £65 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,849 projectors that we have compared it to.
Customers report it is easy to use, it is reasonably priced and good picture quality.
The PJD5255L has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly high contrast ratio (typical)
Has a built-in speaker
Quite small bulb power
Only 1,080 video mode

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Viewsonic PJD5255L In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Poor Expert Reviews

Data projector expert review website PC Mag scored this Viewsonic data projector 60%. The expert review sites aren't convinced by this multimedia projector.

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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

This projector has a superb average owner rating based on 31 owner reviews. 27 reviewers (87% of all reviewers) gave this projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Viewsonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

We checked 872 user and expert reviews (including 120 verified purchases) for Viewsonic projectors and found that on average Viewsonic has excellent ratings compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Viewsonic projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Three customers who reviewed the Viewsonic PJD5255L agreed that it was easy to use and two customers agreed that it was easy to setup.

  • The image quality, brightness, colour and ease of use is perfect for those familiar with projectors.
    Jim (Amazon.co.uk) - November 2015
  • A big deal breaker for me was ease of use as its for a shared house…
    Jim (Amazon.co.uk) - November 2015
  • Turned up the next day, easy to set up, & the picture quality is excellent…
  • Easy to set up…
  • A lightweight, easy to use projector which produces a bright clear image from less than a metre away from the screen…
    Rolypoly (Amazon) - March 2016

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Four people thought the product was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Two people who purchased it wrote that it had good picture quality.

  • Everything from fan noise to picture quality was a real noticeable upgrade…
    Jim (Amazon.co.uk) - November 2015
  • Turned up the next day, easy to set up, & the picture quality is excellent…
  • Pure good colours…
    Van RB (Amazon) - July 2015
  • A lightweight, easy to use projector which produces a bright clear image from less than a metre away from the screen…
    Rolypoly (Amazon) - March 2016

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

Four owners mentioned in their reviews that this projector was good quality.

  • Very high quality unit, very quiet as well which is nice when you use it for presentations…
    PVR (Amazon) - March 2016
  • Now to be able to see them on a big screen is such fabulous quality…
  • Everything from fan noise to picture quality was a real noticeable upgrade…
    Jim (Amazon.co.uk) - November 2015
  • Turned up the next day, easy to set up, & the picture quality is excellent…

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Two owners thought the product was lightweight.

  • It's lightweight, although it lacks a carrying case…
  • A lightweight, easy to use projector which produces a bright clear image from less than a metre away from the screen…
    Rolypoly (Amazon) - March 2016

Users Report Good Sound Quality

Two people said that the Viewsonic PJD5255L had good sound quality.


Value For Money

Very Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old. However at £357.92 it is cheaper than 87% of projectors.


Features

1024 X 768 Resolution

The PJD5255L has a 1024 x 768 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most multimedia projectors. This projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Average Noise Level

The PJD5255L's noise level of 32dB is relatively average compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 26% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Fairly High Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Viewsonic PJD5255L's contrast ratio (typical) of 22,000 is in the highest 11% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. The average contrast ratio (typical) of all data projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Viewsonic PJD5255L's projector brightness of 3,300 ANSI lumens is fairly average compared to most other data projectors. It is in the brightest 59% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Viewsonic PJD5255L of 4,500h is fairly typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 55% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The PJD5255L has a built-in speaker, as do 75% of projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The PJD5255L has a handheld remote control, as do 79% of multimedia projectors.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The bulb power of the PJD5255L of only 200W is in the smallest 22% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Multimedia projectors have bulb powers of between 3.5W and 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the PJD5255L does not support full HD. 64% of data projectors do not support full HD.

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3D-Ready

The PJD5255L is 3D-ready. 85% of multimedia projectors are not 3D-ready.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The PJD5255L is RoHS compliance. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since March 2015.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the PJD5255L is £65, which is typical compared to the other 1,849 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

viewsonic pjd5255l

Barcodes:

00766907776515, 00799916381647

Viewsonic PJD5255L

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