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Viewsonic PJD5550LWS Projector

WXGA (1280x800) 32dB 3,300 ANSI Lumens Apr 2015
Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
The ViewSonic LightStream PJD5550Lws is the perfect affordable option for gamers thanks to high resolution widescreen images, HDMI input and large screens from a short distance. Also featuring... More
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19 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Excellent

Owners have rated this projector as superb on average.

Reasonably Priced

Several customers concluded that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 5 stars and said in their review on Amazon “Awesome value and quality!”. Andyb said “Great value, seems to work great, prob should have purchased a shorter thro projector” and gave the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS a score of 5 stars. Jim mentioned on Amazon “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 person wrote in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Es mentioned in their review of this projector “Cheap and good design as long as you can live with the low resolution”.

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Good Picture Quality

Three Viewsonic PJD5550LWS owners reckoned that the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS had good picture quality.

Some customers who reviewed the product considered that it had good colour saturation. David Gibbons mentioned in his review of this projector on Amazon in October “Nice colours, very bright”. In October last year Van Rb wrote in his review of this projector on Amazon “Pure good colours”.

One Viewsonic PJD5550LWS reviewer who bought the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS wrote that it had clear images.

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Good Product Quality

Several people who purchased this projector agreed that it was good quality. Jim mentioned “Everything from fan noise to picture quality was a real noticeable upgrade” in his review of this projector and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Mr. R. Case mentioned in their review “Now to be able to see them on a big screen is such fabulous quality” and rated it as excellent. Pvr wrote “Very high quality unit, very quiet as well which is nice when you use it for presentations” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS.

Easy to Use

Four customers who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Jim said “The image quality, brightness, colour and ease of use is perfect for those familiar with projectors.” in his review of this projector. Jim also mentioned “A big deal breaker for me was ease of use as its for a shared house”. Rolypoly mentioned “A lightweight, easy to use projector which produces a bright clear image from less than a metre away from the screen” in their review.

Some Viewsonic PJD5550LWS owners wrote in their reviews that the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS was easy to setup. Amazon Customer wrote “Easy to set up/put away” . Tony Adams scored it 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Turned up the next day, easy to set up, & the picture quality is excellent”.

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Viewsonic Has Excellent Reviews for Its Projectors

On average Viewsonic multimedia projectors have excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all data projectors manufactured by Viewsonic.

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Good Sound Quality

Some customers considered that this projector had good sound quality. Mr. R. Case wrote “Floor standing speakers (the projector has a standard audio out socket”. N. C. Granby said in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS this month “There are small speakers in the machine.”.

Good Size

Two Viewsonic PJD5550LWS owners wrote in their reviews that this projector was lightweight. David Gibbons mentioned “Light-weight, easy to focus” in his review. One customer who purchased the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS considered that it was compact. Mr. R. Case mentioned in October last year “The sound was also better than I was expecting from such compact speakers” and rated it as very good.

Acceptable Noise Level

Several Viewsonic PJD5550LWS reviewers who reviewed it considered that it was quiet. Pvr wrote on Amazon in October “Very nice, quiet, widescreen projector” and rated the product 5 stars.

One person who purchased it reckoned that it was noisy. David Gibbons rated the product as very good and he wrote in October “The sound is remarkably good (except for very loud explosion-like sounds in movies.” in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS.

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Robust

Two Viewsonic PJD5550LWS owners who purchased the product agreed that it was well made. Jim wrote in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS “The build quality, ease of use and extra features (like sound, HDMI” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. This year Yulei Tian said “Well built product, full of functions” in their review.

Good Technical Features

Two customers said in their reviews that the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS had good features. Yulei Tian said “So far so good, lot of features to be explored” in their review.

Good High Def TV

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this projector was good at displaying high definition TV. Thomas wrote on Amazon this year “The best HD Beamer for this price” in his review of this projector and scored the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS 5 stars.

Good Connectivity

One Viewsonic PJD5550LWS reviewer reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Mr. R. Case mentioned in their Viewsonic PJD5550LWS review on Amazon “This gives full, wireless, access to all my movies on PLEX, which are on my PC” and scored it 5 stars.

Nice Design

One customer said in their reviews that the product was a good design.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Viewsonic PJD5550LWS reviewer thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Thomas wrote in his review of this projector a few weeks ago “Clear picture and great 3D” .

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Viewsonic PJD5550LWS has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors of a similar age and spec to the PJD5550LWS.

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Supports 3D

The PJD5550LWS supports 3D. Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for more than a year also support 3D.

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Very Big Offset

The average offset of multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the PJD5550LWS is 94%. The Viewsonic PJD5550LWS has one of the biggest offsets (130 percent) amongst projectors of this age.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The PJD5550LWS has a quite long service life of lamp (economic mode) (10,000 hours) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for more than a year. Across all the multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the PJD5550LWS the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 2,500h to 10,000h.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the PJD5550LWS, the PJD5550LWS does not support full HD.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors with a full HD 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 PJD5550LWS does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other projectors of this age and type also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth also looking at other data projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Vivitek Qumi Q6[plb_3137053_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 2 Watts, the PJD5550LWS has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the PJD5550LWS. The average RMS rated power of data projectors that were released one year ago is 6.8W, and the RMS rated powers range from 1.5W to 20W.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Viewsonic PJD5550LWS

Running Costs Are Average

The average running cost of the PJD5550LWS is £92 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 63 multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

Released Over a Year Ago

Viewsonic released the PJD5550LWS over a year ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,300 ANSI lumens, the PJD5550LWS has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the PJD5550LWS.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth considering include 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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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on projectors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Average Noise Level

At 32 decibels, the PJD5550LWS has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the PJD5550LWS.

We compared all the other 32dB noise level projectors to this projector and we think the Infocus IN112[plb_2875850_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would consider a projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the PJD6352LS[pl_2857807_price] (32dB), or the PJD6352[pl_2831189_price] (32dB) both from Viewsonic.

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Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Offset
Video
3D
Full HD
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Out
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)
Password Protection
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)
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)
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Package Height
Package Depth
Package Width
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
3D Glasses Included

User Reviews

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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!

Reviewed 30 March 2016 by PVR
(Verified Purchase)

Very high quality unit, very quiet as well which is nice when you use it for presentations. The important part as well is the resolutions it supports which makes it perfect for widescreen... Read more…

Reviewed 23 March 2016 by Giovanni
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic.

Reviewed 22 March 2016 by Rolypoly
(Verified Purchase)

A lightweight, easy to use projector which produces a bright clear image from less than a metre away from the screen.

Reviewed 27 February 2016 by Yulei tian
(Verified Purchase)

So far so good, lot of features to be explored.

Reviewed 7 December 2015 by Kit W
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent piece of equipment for the price.

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £88.13
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £91.82
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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 pjd5550, acer pjd5550l, acer pjd5550lw, vs15921 pjd5550, special pjd5550, acer pjd5550lws, vs15921 pjd5550l, special pjd5550l, vs15921 pjd5550lw, special pjd5550lw, viewsonic pjd5550, special pjd5550lws, viewsonic pjd5550l, vs15921 pjd5550lws, viewsonic pjd5550lw, viewsonic pjd5550lws
Barcodes 00766907778113

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