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Viewsonic PJD5553LWS Projector

£467.97
20000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 32dB Jun 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £84.93 Electricity cost over 5 years
Excellent user reviews
Reasonably priced
Easy to use
50 Reviews
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Reasonably Priced

Some customers agreed that it was good value for money. Amazon Customer wrote in December this year “Awesome value and quality!” in their review of this projector. Andyb said on Amazon last year “Great value, seems to work great, prob should have purchased a shorter thro projector” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS. In December last year Jim wrote “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 and scored the product 5 stars.

A number of people who reviewed it thought it was a bargain for the price. Es wrote in their review of this projector on Amazon “Cheap and good design as long as you can live with the low resolution” but in spite of that they only gave it a rating of 3 stars. A few weeks ago Patrick Higdon mentioned on Amazon “It was blurry, cheap” in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS.

Several customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was cheap. In December last year Grumpyoldman rated the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS 4 stars and said “Simplified optics is probably one reason why this fine projector is so inexpensive, so be happy with the price.”. Liberty A. Frederick wrote in her review of the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS “I would highly recommend this to anyone who just wants something relatively inexpensive for setting up a backyard theater or for watching movies on a "big screen” and gave the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS a very good review.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

A few Viewsonic PJD5553LWS reviewers said in their reviews that this projector was noisy. David Gibbons wrote “The sound is remarkably good (except for very loud explosion-like sounds in movies.” in his review of this projector and scored this projector 5 stars. James a Knochelmann mentioned on Amazon “The fan is pretty loud in standard mode.”. James a Knochelmann also said “If you switch it to economy mode (which is plenty bright enough) the fan noise is significantly less”.

Several Viewsonic PJD5553LWS owners reckoned that this projector was quiet. Nick Parsons gave it a very good review score and he wrote in his review on Amazon “It's a quiet unit that stays cool with the fan on the corner of unit”. Pvr mentioned this year “Very nice, quiet, widescreen projector”. Pvr also said “Very high quality unit, very quiet as well which is nice when you use it for presentations”.

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Reviews

Excellent User Reviews

Based on 50 user reviews this 20000:1 contrast ratio projector has an exceptional average user rating. 38 reviewers (76% of all reviewers) gave this projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Viewsonic Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

Based on 686 expert and owner reviews, Viewsonic has excellent ratings for its projectors. Viewsonic also has excellent ratings specifically for its 20000:1 contrast ratio data projectors compared to other manufacturers.


Design

Good Product Quality

A number of Viewsonic PJD5553LWS reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was good quality. Bryan G. mentioned this month “The picture quality is exceptional for outdoor movies” . J. Walker said a few weeks ago “We loved our old Viewsonic, really liked the quality of this one”. Jim wrote in his review of this projector on Amazon “Everything from fan noise to picture quality was a real noticeable upgrade”.

Easy to Use

Nine customers who bought it concluded that it was easy to use. Bryan G. mentioned in December “It's even bright enough to use before dark” and rated it 5 stars. Jim gave it an excellent review score and he mentioned on Amazon in December last year “The image quality, brightness, colour and ease of use is perfect for those familiar with projectors.”. Jim also wrote “A big deal breaker for me was ease of use as its for a shared house”.

Six customers thought the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS was easy to setup. Amazon Customer mentioned this month “Easy to set up/put away” in their review of the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS and scored this projector 5 stars. Damion wrote on Amazon “This machine is easy to set up and works great.I don't even have a projector screen yet”. Liberty A. Frederick wrote on Amazon “I absolutely love how easy it was to setup and how light”.

Some Viewsonic PJD5553LWS owners who reviewed this projector wrote that it had a good experience. This year Brad rated the product as very good and he mentioned on Amazon “Used an old 7.1 surround system to get that awesome audio experience”. Karen wrote in her review in the same month “My speakers work well with this and the outdoor movie experience is perfect” .

One person wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. James a Knochelmann wrote on Amazon “If it doesn't ask, you haven't set up the 3d settings in ps3 correctly” in his Viewsonic PJD5553LWS review.

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Nice Design

Some customers who bought this projector reckoned that it was good looking. Bryan G. said this month “The speaker is pretty decent too” in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS. Charles Atwater said “I taught two concealed carry courses in the last three weeks in a pretty brightly lit garage” in his review. Joe wrote in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS on Amazon “The Throw ratio is Pretty good I have a 100 inch picture at 12 feet”.

Two people said in their reviews that this projector was a good design. In December last year Jr Ball wrote on Amazon “He said that he has been telling the company that this is a design flaw for years”.

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Robust

A few Viewsonic PJD5553LWS owners who bought the product thought it was well made. Jim wrote on Amazon “The build quality, ease of use and extra features (like sound, HDMI”. A few weeks ago Karen wrote in her Viewsonic PJD5553LWS review “I feel like it is a solid, quility product”. Yulei Tian gave the product an excellent rating and mentioned in December this year “Well built product, full of functions” in their review.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Several Viewsonic PJD5553LWS owners said that the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS was wifi compatible. Mr. R. Case gave the product a very good rating and mentioned on Amazon “This gives full, wireless, access to all my movies on PLEX, which are on my PC” in their review.

One person said that the product was good in terms of HDMI connections. Jr Ball wrote “The BluRay player that I'm using is LG and has only an HDMI output”. One Viewsonic PJD5553LWS owner who bought this projector considered that it was good in terms of connectivity. Richard Smith said on Amazon “A great projector with good connectivity options”.

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Good Picture Quality

Several customers wrote in their reviews that the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS had good colour saturation. Brandy wrote “It looks near HD from a distance because the colors are so great.”. David Gibbons said in December this year “Nice colours, very bright” in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS. Joe he mentioned in his review “The colors are rich and bright”.

A number of customers who purchased it considered that it had good picture quality. In December last year Tony Adams wrote on Amazon “Turned up the next day, easy to set up, & the picture quality is excellent” in his Viewsonic PJD5553LWS review.

Several people who reviewed the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS agreed that it had clear images. Justin Doan said in his review of this projector on Amazon this year “See everything perfectly fine Very big, clear image - We have the projector about 13 ft”.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Several customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. An Chen said in her review of the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS “The sound quality and 3d capability is also decent”. James a Knochelmann gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and he wrote “Nice 3D projector”. James a Knochelmann also wrote “The 3d mode is great”.

Good Sound Quality

A few Viewsonic PJD5553LWS reviewers who purchased this projector agreed that it had good sound quality. Brandy mentioned on Amazon in December last year “My only con is the audio in/out are 3.5mm jacks, not RCA, so there was another purchase for $6 for an adapter”. In December this year Jason Mcduffy said “The picture is very good, easy to adjust, we had no problems hooking up surround sound using an HDMI cable” in his Viewsonic PJD5553LWS review. Also in December this year Jonathan C. mentioned in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS “Made me dock a star is the audio”.

Good High Def TV

Some Viewsonic PJD5553LWS reviewers who purchased the product considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Damion said in December this year “At night it's just as good as my HD tv” in his review of the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. This month Thomas wrote on Amazon “The best HD Beamer for this price” and gave this projector a score of 5 stars.

Inferior Remote Control

One Viewsonic PJD5553LWS reviewer who bought this projector thought it did not have a good remote control. James a Knochelmann wrote in his Viewsonic PJD5553LWS review on Amazon in December last year “I did run into a problem with the remote.”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two customers said that it was lightweight. In December this year David Gibbons wrote “Light-weight, easy to focus”. Rolypoly mentioned on Amazon in the same month “A lightweight, easy to use projector which produces a bright clear image from less than a metre away from the screen”.

One Viewsonic PJD5553LWS reviewer who bought the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS thought it was compact. Mr. R. Case said “The sound was also better than I was expecting from such compact speakers” and rated it 5 stars.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Several customers who reviewed the Viewsonic PJD5553LWS wrote that it had good features. Yulei Tian mentioned in their Viewsonic PJD5553LWS review a few weeks ago “So far so good, lot of features to be explored” and rated it 5 stars.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

One Viewsonic PJD5553LWS reviewer mentioned that this projector had good technical guidance. Jason Mcduffy gave the product a very good review and he wrote “Instructions were easy to follow also”.


Energy

Average Running Costs

The PJD5553LWS has an average 1 year running cost of £85 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 51 data projectors of a comparable age and spec.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

Viewsonic released the PJD5553LWS in April 2017.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The PJD5553LWS does not support full HD, unlike most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as this data projector which support full HD.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which also support full HD which you might also want to look at including the Acer H5381BD (£438.36), or the Optoma W331 (£410.65).

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The PJD5553LWS has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to this multimedia projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

Other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might also want to look at include cheaper projectors such as the Optoma GT760A (£452.13), or the Acer H5381BD (£438.36).

It is worth also looking at alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Viewsonic PJD6550LW (£510.26).

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Projector

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the PJD5553LWS has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age. Data projectors that have been on the market for more than a year have projector brightnesses of between 300 ANSI lumens and 5,400 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,500 ANSI lumens.

If you would prefer a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the P1285 TCO (3,200 ANSI lumens), or the H5381BD (£438.36) (3,200 ANSI lumens) both from Acer which is also cheaper.

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The highest resolution of the PJD5553LWS is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

The Viewsonic PJD5553LWS has a relatively typical noise level (32 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to this data projector.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Viewsonic PJD5553LWS is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other data projectors of this age and type.

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Not Energy Star Certified

The PJD5553LWS is not Energy Star certified, although it is worth noting that most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age are also not Energy Star certified.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The PJD5553LWS does not have a DVI port, although this is within the context that most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a similar time to this projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Viewsonic PJD5553LWS has a handheld remote control. Most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Lamps

Very Small Bulb Power

Across all the projectors that have been available for a similar time to this projector the bulb powers range from 190W to 370W. The PJD5553LWS has a fairly small bulb power (only 190 Watts) compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00766907808117

Viewsonic PJD5553LWS Review Sources

To prepare this Viewsonic PJD5553LWS review we compared this projector to 2,059 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 326,528 product attributes, 14,204 projector reviews and 2,772,200 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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