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Viewsonic PJD5533W Projector

£325.00
15000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Dec 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £80.60 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Nice design
Unacceptable noise level
12 Reviews + 1 Award
hard-h2o.com Excellent
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Reviews

One Industry Award

The author at review sites Hard-h2o.com strongly endorse this projector and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this 15000:1 contrast ratio projector is 65% based on six expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, PC Advisor.co.uk, theregister.co.uk and Theinquirer.net.

Viewsonic Has Excellent Projector Reviews

We checked 684 expert and user reviews (including 12 verified purchases) for Viewsonic projectors and found that on average Viewsonic has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Viewsonic has excellent ratings specifically for its 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors. 100% of those that bought a Viewsonic projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Running Costs Are Average

The PJD5533W is typical compared to the other 72 data projectors of a comparable type and age that we have assessed for 1 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the PJD5533W is £81.


Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Two customers who reviewed the product thought it was noisy. Website V3.co.uk mentioned “500 price tag, noisy” in their review of this projector and gave it a rating of 3 stars out of 5.

A Bit Noisy

Two customers who reviewed the product thought it was noisy. Website V3.co.uk mentioned “500 price tag, noisy” in their review of this projector and gave it a rating of 3 stars out of 5.


Design

Nice Design

Two owners wrote that the product was good looking. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and mentioned “The ViewSonic PLED-W500 is a projector finished in an expensive-looking glossy black with posh silver trim that helps project a smart, executive image even before you turn it on”. They also said “Portable, good-looking and feature-rich it's an ideal accessory for the mobile executive who wants to make a good impression when making presentations” in their review.

Robust

Four owners mentioned in their reviews that this projector was well made. Expert review site Projectorreviews.com mentioned four years ago “It is a solid performer” in their review of this projector. Pcmag.com said in their Viewsonic PJD5533W review on expert review site PC Mag “The ViewSonic PLED-W500 is a solid representative of a new category of lightweight projectors.” nonetheless they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

Good Image Quality

Four owners who reviewed it said that it was good quality. Website Gadgetspeak.com wrote “Good color and text quality”. Website Projectorreviews.com mentioned “Decent data image quality” in their review of this projector. Expert website Pcmag.com said four years ago “Its image quality is suitable for typical school” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5533W.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact and Lightweight

Three owners who purchased the product mentioned that it was lightweight. Website Projectorreviews.com wrote four years ago “Compact and lightweight” in their Viewsonic PJD5533W review. Ben said on expert review site Amazon “A good projector, easy to use and also lightweight which is a boon when carrying to training sessions”.


Price

Low Price

Three people said in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Website Projectorreviews.com mentioned “Low price” in their review of this projector. They also wrote “Its no-frills design offers solid performance at a price (street price of $499) that won’t break the bank” in their review. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag “The ViewSonic PJD5533w provides a good balance between price, portability, connectivity” in their review of this projector.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was December 2012 when this 15000:1 contrast ratio projector was released.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PJD5533W has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to this projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Good Picture Quality

Three people wrote in their reviews that this projector had good picture quality.

Great Sound

Two owners agreed that it had good sound quality. Website Gcn.com wrote “Great sound” in their review of this projector. They also said “S The sound was also adequate” in their review.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to this data projector, the PJD5533W does not support full HD.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a full HD and we think the Viewsonic PRO8600 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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HD-Ready

The Viewsonic PJD5533W is HD-Ready. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this data projector also are HD-Ready.

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Projector

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of data projectors that have been around for a similar time to this projector range from 700 ANSI lumens to 11,000 ANSI lumens. At only 2,800 ANSI lumens, the PJD5533W has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

If this data projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the Viewsonic PJD6383S (£649) (3,000 ANSI lumens).

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Viewsonic PJD5533W is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most common projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to this projector the best resolution is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Viewsonic PJD5533W has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative 33dB noise level projectors currently available which you might want to consider including because of its better review score, the Viewsonic PJD6683WS (£499).

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might want to look at the PJD5453 (£465) (32dB), or the PJD6383S (£649) (33dB) both from Viewsonic.

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Features Noise Reduction

The PJD5533W features noise reduction, as do most of the other data projectors of this age and type.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The PJD5533W has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this projector.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Viewsonic PJD5533W has a handheld remote control. Most of the other data projectors of this spec and age also have a handheld remote control.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as this data projector, the PJD5533W does not have a DVI port.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers viewsonic pjd5533w
Barcodes 00012951513461, 00163120856541, 00766907557619, 00799198013144, 05053973922478, 05054484242079, 07669075576198

Viewsonic PJD5533W Review Sources

To prepare this Viewsonic PJD5533W 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 328,171 product attributes, 14,282 projector reviews and 3,049,700 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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