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Viewsonic PJD5533W Projector

15000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Dec 2012
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The ViewSonic PJD5533w is a high-performance WXGA DLP projector that includes BrilliantColor technology to produce more vibrant colors. With 2800 lumens and a 15000:1 contrast ratio, the PJD5533w... More
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ViewSonic PJD5533W WXGA DLP Projector Review And Deals
ViewSonic PJD5533W WXGA Portable WXGA Projector Quick Review

17 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This projector received a rating of 70 out of 100 from projector expert review website PC Mag.

Viewsonic Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

On average Viewsonic 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors have excellent reviews compared to other brands as do all data projectors built by Viewsonic.

Good Picture Quality

Several customers said in their reviews that this projector had good picture quality. One Viewsonic PJD5533W owner who bought it said that it had good colour saturation. Gcn.com wrote “Vivid colors” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5533W.

Good Size

A few Viewsonic PJD5533W owners wrote in their reviews that it was lightweight. Projectorreviews.com wrote “Compact and lightweight” in their Viewsonic PJD5533W review.

Easy to Use

One Viewsonic PJD5533W owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. Ben wrote on Amazon “A good projector, easy to use and also lightweight which is a boon when carrying to training sessions” and scored it 5 stars.

Good Product Quality

Two Viewsonic PJD5533W reviewers said in their reviews that it was good quality. Pcmag.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote on expert website PC Mag “Its image quality is suitable for typical school” in their review. Projectorreviews.com said “Decent data image quality” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5533W.

Reasonably Priced

Several Viewsonic PJD5533W reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it was good value for money. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned “The ViewSonic PJD5533w provides a good balance between price, portability, connectivity” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5533W. Expert website Projectorreviews.com mentioned in their review “Its no-frills design offers solid performance at a price (street price of $499) that won’t break the bank”.

Good Connectivity

One Viewsonic PJD5533W owner considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Pcmag.com scored it 4 stars and said on expert website PC Mag “Has plenty of connectivity choices for a value-priced data projector” in their review.

Robust

A number of people who reviewed the Viewsonic PJD5533W agreed that it was well made. Four years ago expert review site Projectorreviews.com said “It is a solid performer”.

Good Sound Quality

A number of people who reviewed it agreed that it had good sound quality. Expert review site Gcn.com wrote “S The sound was also adequate” in their review. Gcn.com also mentioned “Great sound”.

Nice Design

One person said that this projector was a good design.

Supports 3D

The PJD5533W supports 3D. Most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the PJD5533W also support 3D.

There are a number of other data projectors which support 3D currently available that you might want to consider including the Optoma EH300[plb_1727047_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors with a 3D and we think the W307[pl_1727438_price], or the X307[pl_1727619_price] both from Optoma is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Viewsonic PJD5533W has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the PJD5533W also have a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth considering one of the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Optoma EH300[plb_1727047_price] which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in other multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the W307[pl_1727438_price], or the X307[pl_1727619_price] both from Optoma.

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1680 X 1050 (WSXGA+) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Viewsonic PJD5533W supports a maximum resolution of 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+). That's 8% less resolution than the most common supported graphics resolutions of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). Across all multimedia projectors of this spec and age the worst resolution is 640 x 400 and the best is 4096 x 2160.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the PJD5533W is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution. The worst resolution of all 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years is SVGA (800x600) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Two Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Ins

The PJD5533W has more component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) ins than most of the similar spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago. This data projector is a two component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in data projector compared to most of the comparable spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago which only have one component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in.

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Very Light

At only 2.1 kilograms, the Viewsonic PJD5533W is fairly light compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the PJD5533W. The lightest similar spec projector that is a comparable age to the PJD5533W is 1.3kg heavy, the heaviest is 27kg, and the average weight is 6.5kg.

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4 Reasons Against

Price Has Increased by £69.28

The PJD5533W has increased in price by £69.28 in the last 38 days.

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the PJD5533W, the Viewsonic PJD5533W does not support full HD.

It is worth considering alternative projectors which also support full HD including the Optoma EH300[plb_1727047_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most projectors of a similar spec and age to the PJD5533W do not support wi-Fi. The PJD5533W is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PJD5533W is 700 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 11,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,200 ANSI lumens. The PJD5533W has a quite dim projector brightness (only 2,800 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PJD5533W.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to look at the Optoma EH300[plb_1727047_price] (3,800 ANSI lumens) which is also cheaper.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic PJD5533W

Running Costs Are Average

The average running cost of the PJD5533W is £81 over 1 year based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 59 projectors of a similar age and type.

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this data projector was released.

Average Noise Level

The PJD5533W has a relatively average noise level (33 decibels) compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

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Full HD
HD-Ready
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Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Serial Interface Type
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
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Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
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Card Reader Integrated
Performance
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Noise Reduction
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
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Batteries Included
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Expert Reviews

(3)

While the Viewsonic PJD5533w is obviously aimed at the budget-conscious presenter, it is a solid performer. By focusing on quality presentation abilities and low maintenance costs, Viewsonic has...

Low price
Decent data image quality
Compact and lightweight
Good lamp life
3D ready
Soft audio
No carrying case
Rainbow effect in video
27 February 2013

The ViewSonic PJD5533w provides a good balance between price, portability, connectivity, and image quality in a WXGA data projector...

28 March 2012

S The sound was also adequate. It only has a 2-watt speaker, but that?s good enough for most presentations. You probably want to invest in higher-quality external speakers if you plan to watch... Read more…

Perfect venting for long bulb life
Great sound
Vivid colors
Images dim slightly in rightside corners
Slower than optimal response time with fastmoving pixels

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 9 January 2015 by Ben
(Verified Purchase)

A good projector, easy to use and also lightweight which is a boon when carrying to training sessions.

Reviewed 9 January 2015 by Ben
(Verified Purchase)

A good projector, easy to use and also lightweight which is a boon when carrying to training sessions...

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £76.91
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £80.60
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00012951513461, 00163120856541, 00766907557619, 00799198013144, 05053973922478, 05054484242079, 07669075576198

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